The way riders and drivers use transportation will continue to transform with the implementation of ride share, the rise of Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and self-driving cars. Alongside these advancements, smart parking is moving forward as companies like ParkJockey are grabbing attention—and with that, more than $800 million dollars in funding,...Read More»
The prevalence of the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing throughout industries across the board where, according to Statistica, more than 30 billion connected devices are projected to be in operation by 2020. One integral part of IoT functionality that makes these devices so dynamic is their capacity for over-the-air (OTA) updates. For...Read More»
By default, there is a high level of stress when filing an insurance claim because policyholders often are dealing with a major loss, such as a wrecked vehicle or a damaged home. The impact that information from their reporting can have on the outcome of their coverage also can create stress in the reporting process. Furthermore, processing a...Read More»
In buildings such as shopping malls and airports, it can be a complex task for people to find their way through multiple annexes, extensions, floors, flights, and even indoor tram systems. In many cases, complex buildings need their own navigation systems, and GPS is hardly usable when it comes to traversing indoor spaces.
Experiential wayfinding...Read More»
In 2017, the solar industry generated more than $17 billion into the American economy, providing more than 250,000 solar-related jobs. This is a doubling of the solar workforce just since 2012.
And in spite of recent tariffs taking a toll on the industry, market experts expect solar expansion to resume its fast growth pace within a year. Aside...Read More»
At the end of 2017, Forbes made the projection that the international IoT market was expected to grow to $8.9 trillion by 2020, as trillion-dollar enterprises integrate IoT into the crux of their business growth. Is that projection still shaping up to be true?Read More»
The Internet of Things (IoT) is bridging the gap between technology and the natural world by providing nature-based startups with solutions to overcome some of their most prevailing environmental concerns. Take, for example, the health of bees. According to an account from the Bee Informed Partnership, beekeepers lost more than 44% of their bee...Read More»
As we start the New Year, the Aeris team wants to wish our friends, colleagues, and customers continuing success in work and in life.Read More»
The primary goal for any automotive service — whether you’re a vehicle manufacturer, fleet manager, or a city planner in charge of planning transit infrastructure — is to ensure the safety and security of your drivers and passengers, as well as other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians on the road. According to the National Security Council’s...Read More»
Across the globe, the number of IoT electrical utility devices in use is growing, projected to reach more than 1.53 billion by 2020 according to report from Ericsson. As electrical grids become more inundated with IoT technology, smart product designers and electrical grid operators are honing energy management devices to reduce electrical waste...Read More»
The home security system industry is growing as smart home technology becomes more accessible and home insurance companies are more readily providing discount incentives to homeowners who use such smart systems. Research from Markets and Markets estimates that annual sales in alarm monitoring systems will reach $60 billion by 2023. In particular,...Read More»
Much has been written about smart cities and the IoT frameworks and applications that make smart cities work. Smart meters, smart traffic lights, and smart utilities are well established technologies used by cities and governments around the world, but what about the lesser known technologies that enhance living standards in more subtle ways?...Read More»
Set for December 16, 2019, the final deadline to meet the ELD mandate is fast approaching. At the core of the new mandate is the IoT technology that replaces the cumbersome paper trail of the dated Hours of Service (HOS) and other fleet logging systems. In a recent webinar, Aeris CTO and founder, Syed Zaeem Hosain, conversed with representatives...Read More»
The Internet of Things is the next logical step in the story of a connected world. At the heart of IoT is data—the ability to collect it, analyze it, and react to it, so as to create new revenue streams, new value. The IoT combines the technologies found in M2M and earlier data telemetry terms and expands them with an even greater accumulation of...Read More»
The shift toward service-based transportation is growing. According to Statistica, the rideshare market, which includes service providers such as Lyft and Uber, is expected to increase from a 9.8% penetration rate in 2018 to 13.3% by 2022. Although, service-based transportation incorporates more options than rideshare alone. Bikeshare, scooter...Read More»
In 2013, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defined five levels of vehicle automation, and manufactures today are beginning to shift from level one and two partial-automation features to level three and four driverless features in upcoming generations of self-driving cars. Safety is of the utmost importance as manufactures...Read More»
The burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) industry is revolutionizing standard devices and services into high-functioning, multidimensional tools through IoT network connectivity. With this rapidly expanding level of connectivity, network security is becoming an increasingly prevalent matter to address as all network-powered assets expose...Read More»
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to aid innovators in the medical industry worldwide. New devices enabled by smart technology provide healthcare professionals with the tools to gather patient data on a much larger scale, resulting in a level of effectiveness and agility that was previously unknown to healthcare services. As a result,...Read More»
Low power wide area (LPWA) is the primary network solution for IoT systems that transmit small amounts of data, but require a robust coverage area and a large number of connected devices. The recent advent of Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) has set a new standard for LPWA networking by prioritizing low cost, low power, minimal infrastructures, robust...Read More»
Low Power Wide Area Networks: Security and Cost Considerations for Choosing an LPWA Network Solution
Low power wide area (LPWA) networks are growing rapidly across the world with use cases ranging from cold-chain asset tracking to smart metering and remote management of sea freight and livestock. According to a recent ABI research study, the LPWA market is projected to increase 53% annually until 2023. The emergence of LPWA IoT over the past...Read More»
In the United Kingdom, more than 609,000 self-reported injuries occurred between 2016 and 2017, according to the Health and Safety Executive. As an article from Safety Line outlines, nations across the globe are examining how to minimize work-related injuries, specifically for lone workers who perform tasks independently, without monitoring or...Read More»
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy sources provided 17% of electricity generated in the U.S. during 2017, and the International Energy Agency projects that by 2040, 40% of power usage across the globe will come from renewable energy. These increases in renewable energy reflect a shift in perspective among...Read More»
Dealing in the back-end of production on medical devices, we, as technical professionals, want to provide technology that makes safety and operability in medical care a top priority while still providing ease and comfort to the patient. With increasingly delicate medical procedures on the horizon, how do we tackle this issue and where in the game...Read More»
In the United States, 99% of farms are operated by families and 90% of these are small farms ranging in size from 200 to 250 acres, according to the last 2012 UDSA census. There is a huge opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform the extensive range of equipment and vast expanses of land inherent to the agriculture sector,...Read More»
Bike-sharing programs have proven to make a positive impact on cities by promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging urban exploration, building community, and providing an environmentally friendly commuting option. According to Business Insider, the number of shared bikes for public use around the world tripled between 2013 and 2016, and their...Read More»
India is the second largest country by population, boasts the world’s fastest growing economy, and is the largest sourcing destination for information technology (IT) services. In their report, Perspective 2025: Shaping the Digital Revolution, NASSCOM and collaborator McKinsey & Company estimate that 80% of incremental expenditures in India’s IT...Read More»
Before the advent of Industry 4.0, regularly scheduled preventive maintenance was the primary method used to mitigate downtime and ensure reasonably smooth equipment operation. Since preventive maintenance is based on regular cycles, however, it has been an inexact and costly practice. For preventative maintenance, workers must be continually...Read More»
As reported by the United Nations, in 2014, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. Population growth in urban areas is leading to higher-density populations, industrial expansion, and advancing technology, which creates more societal complexity and new public safety concerns....Read More»
The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing a new level of automation to business operations, and companies in every industry are in a race to be the first to utilize IoT services that increase efficiency and change the face of their industry. In the realm of vehicles, companies such as Tesla, Waymo, and Uber have been in tight competition to develop...Read More»
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a larger part of everyday life for both businesses and consumers, discussion has shifted to how IoT systems protect customer data. Firewalls, compliance engines, device authentication, and virtual private networks (VPNs) are integral components to cloud-based management platforms, and connected devices must...Read More»
This July 4, a multitude of people will hit the highways, take a plane ride, hop on a boat, or take a train to connect with others to celebrate the biggest birthday of them all―ours!
More than 45 million people will travel at least 50 miles, creating travel nightmares that no amount of BBQ can justify. 68% of all fireworks injuries will occur on...Read More»
An integral part of the Internet of Things (IoT) are the platforms and applications supporting IoT devices, and the demand for improved technology in these cloud-based systems is increasing. A report from Capacity Media projects that platforms and services supporting the devices will capture 68% of all IoT revenue opportunities by 2025.Read More»
The impending adoption of 5G comes at a time when both businesses and consumers are making strides toward greater connectivity. According to a report from the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), 5G will be the lead mobile network technology in the United States by 2025―with 190 million mobile connections accounting for...Read More»
Aeris recently held a webinar (WAN and 5G: Expanding IoT Connectivity) to talk about upcoming advances in cellular connectivity because just when you get used to some technology, we get teased with better, newer, faster technology that we are told will replace what we have now. Is this change for the sake of disruption? Or is this change for the...Read More»
The impending advent of 5G networks will see IoT reach new heights of device integration and analytics with real-time responses. A 2015 report by Gartner estimates that 20.8 billion internet-enabled devices will be in service worldwide by 2020, many of which will utilize the 5G network to handle processing power while offering solutions in real...Read More»
The Internet of Things (IoT) provides a new way for companies to offer their products to consumers. Fusing physical products, accompanying services, and monitoring software, the Products-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model maintains ownership in the hands of the seller, who leases their product to customers on an as-needed basis. From ride-sharing...Read More»
There are two general ways the Internet of Things adds value to businesses. The first is by improving existing business operations. Predictive maintenance, supply chain monitoring, and automation are a few of the IoT solutions that fall into the first category. This approach is great for businesses that want to invest in IoT incrementally in order...Read More»
Renewable energy continues to play a growing role in the energy sector as technology becomes more efficient and cost-effective in order to meet government mandates. According to Ren21, renewable energy accounted for 19.3% of global energy consumption in 2015, and an International Energy Agency (IEA) report states that renewable energy sources...Read More»
CES kicked off 2018 with a bang in the world of IoT, and the hot topic of the year was the coming of wireless networks’ fifth generation.
Both AT&T and Verizon have announced their rollout of 5G networks in cities across the country in 2018, and Samsung closed out its CES presentation with details regarding its Telematics Control Unit (TCU),...Read More»
Evan A Thomas, Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder of SweetSense, spoke at our San Jose headquarters last week. And when Evan speaks, folks generally tend to listen.
As an Associate Professor at Portland State University, Evan has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder; is a registered Professional...Read More»
Over the past century, innovation in the automotive industry has revolved around making cars faster, safer, more comfortable, easier to handle, or smoother to operate. Since the dawn of the Information Age, however, automakers have explored ways to apply computer technology to refine the driving experience and assist safe driving practices....Read More»
With internet-enabled devices and cloud-based computing becoming a more integral part of the business and consumer landscape, the daily collection and transmission of large amounts of personal data has become increasingly commonplace. Online storage of personal data has raised concerns over the ability of these systems to safeguard user privacy,...Read More»
One of the rising services powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) is the development and growth of companies that offer Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions. According to a report from Allied Business Intelligence, revenue growth from ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft is expected to go from $30 billion in 2017 to $250 billion in 2022.Read More»
A digital twin is a near real time digital copy image of a physical object or a process that is used to optimize business performance. It can be defined as a virtual representation or a digital profile that is undergoing a process of evolution fed by data from the historical and present behavior. The constantly evolving profile uses an array of...Read More»
As Pareto’s Principle states, roughly 20% of a system’s given input is responsible for 80% of the outcome. In a business context (as highlighted by Forbes and many economists over the years), Pareto’s Principle means that about 80% of a business’ revenue comes from 20% of its customers. In retail, for example, the majority of profits come from...Read More»
In the world of automotive fleets, downtime most often occurs as a result of mechanical breakdowns or accidents. When a service vehicle is incapacitated through accident or breakdown, a temporary replacement may be difficult to acquire quickly, extending downtime and increasing the likelihood that the vehicle will exceed its allocated operations...Read More»
What IoT Data Means for Your Business: Three Key Uses for IoT Data That Positively Impact Business Operations
Every day, companies in a myriad of industries are using IoT / M2M technology to collect data from networked devices. Every new IoT application produces expansive sets of analytics, but how does that translate into effective action plans? One of the biggest challenges that business owners, operators, and managers face when employing IoT/M2M...Read More»
The insurance industry, at least when it comes to motor insurance, has reached a mature lifecycle stage. Hyper competition and lack of product differentiation are leading to significant revenue reductions for a majority of incumbent and established Insurance companies. In a situation where motor insurance has a significant bearing on business...Read More»
The year 2018 is going to be an exciting one for IoT. Many areas, including healthcare, automotive, smart cities, usage-based insurance, and asset management, will see more interesting projects take off successfully around the world. Increasing realisation of the value that IoT brings, together with faster adoption of connected electronics, has...Read More»
Are we ready for an IoT paradigm shift? Are security needs, flexibility to address regional and regulatory challenges, and international globalization enough to encourage the IoT industry to accept embedded SIMs (eUICC), along with subscription management, to achieve reduced logistical and manufacturing costs with a single stock-keeping unit with...Read More»
The cost of dealing with patients that forget, or refuse, to take required medications runs into the millions of dollars. The World Health Organization’s research showed that nearly 50% of all patients do not adhere to medicinal intake guidelines. In addition to cost, the other obvious setback is that patients are not fully utilizing the cures...Read More»
Last week, we sat down with Chris Baker-Brian, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of BBOXX where he shared how a comprehensive IoT solution from Aeris helped them reduce complexity, human intervention, and costs. Joining Chris was Scott Moskowitz, Senior Analyst at GTM Research Editor and Evan Whitelock, Senior Solutions Consultant at Aeris. In...Read More»
IoT is not a distant concept anymore. Every day, we discover the hidden but powerful benefits provided to consumers and businesses alike. But what is at the heart of this complicated system? What will enable you to be successful, to scale up your business and revenue? The essential part of the system is a robust but flexible IoT platform with...Read More»
Insights to the Future of IoT: An Aeris Webinar
“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” ...Read More»
In a few short years, IoT will go from new, cutting edge technology to the preferred standard for data collection. Just how widespread will IoT use actually become? Tech Republic reports that 90% of companies estimate an increase in their reliance on IoT in the near future. However, the new source also found that 77% of companies using IoT have...Read More»
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
—attributed to Niels Bohr or Casey Stengel or Yogi BerraRead More»
While every automobile OEM worth its name is considering a foray into ride sharing, such competition might unhinge the business models of established ride-sharing services players who will have to seek greater opportunities within the sector to stay in the game. One avenue to consider could be subscription-based services that traditional...Read More»
During this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to friends, customers, and colleagues who have contributed to our success. And we hope that you have reached all your goals for the year.Read More»
Recently, the folks at Aeris partnered with 451 Research to present a webinar on IoT market trends, as well as insights to the growing movement to hybrid connectivity for IoT deployments. Within the content of this webinar, we presented a series of questions to the audience so that we could gauge where they would place their business within the...Read More»
Imagine a network built to span an entire city, operate without interruption, and connect devices both indoors and outdoors. All of this is possible with narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), a new standard for low power wide area (LPWA) networking. NB-IoT began development within 3GPP in 2015, a consortium of telecommunications companies dedicated to...Read More»
Home to more than 1.3 billion people, the subcontinent nation of India has the fourth largest GDP for purchasing power worldwide according to the CIA World Factbook. Nevertheless, the nation still faces challenges as a developing nation. Communications Today writes of obstacles that include “spectrum crunch, [poor] quality of services, [and]...Read More»
Low power wide area (LPWA) networks are a reliable and useful connection option for municipalities and companies interested in leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) without breaking the bank. LPWANs are the least expensive network options available, and they work best for simple monitoring over a wide geographic range. Flexible and customizable,...Read More»
Market Watch reports that global investment in IoT from the medical industry should top $410 billion by 2022, and much of this investment will come directly from cellular IoT markets. With the average hospital housing hundreds of patients and thousands of pieces of technology and medical equipment, IoT poses a potential solution for tracking, as...Read More»
When we think of the applicable functionality that a hybrid connectivity solution would provide, multiple use cases come to mind. Everything from connected solar panels to smart cities to point of sale monitoring to security benefit from a lower cost, more reliable hybrid connectivity solution. For example, within the trucking industry (or for any...Read More»
Environmental crime worldwide rakes in an estimated $70-130 billion in U.S. dollars yearly according to the United Nations. On top of this list, poaching seems to be creating more problems for our environment than ever before. Placing endangered animals at much greater risk of extinction and wreaking havoc across ecosystems and even private...Read More»
Cold chain is a system of storing and transporting susceptible goods (pharmaceuticals, produce) at a recommended temperature range from the point of origin (lab, manufacturing plant, farm) to point of use (pharmacy, patient, restaurant, etc.).
Refrigerator trucks and temperature-controlled storage facilities are common sites around world, and most...Read More»
Nov. 1-2 in Mountain View, CA Spotlight Stage 10:30a.m. to 11:05a.m.
Join us as one of our own, Michelle Avary, VP Automotive Strategy and Products, Aeris Communications, sits on a panel of subject matter experts to discuss the present and future of fully connected cars. Just like telcos, car makers need to plan years ahead. And at this moment,...Read More»
In today’s acronym driven world, IoT generally translates to the Internet of Things. But for this tale of connectivity, IoT refers to “I’m Out There”, as in I am connecting with other humans for the betterment of all. How does this IoT transformation take place? For us (Aeris employees), it was easy. Spend a day volunteering. Make it something out...Read More»
The National Fire Protection Association estimates that between the years 2009 and 2014 there were approximately 37,000 industrial and manufacturing property fires in the United States. In addition to placing worker’s lives at risk, industrial fires represent a significant hit to the earning potential of each plant. Beyond the cost of repairs,...Read More»
5G’s arrival at the end of this decade will mean faster service and highly reliable networks for the Internet of Things (IoT). Just as 2G and 3G popularized widespread smartphone use for consumers, 5G stands to encourage cities, hospitals, and industrial leaders to push the boundaries with new IoT applications.Read More»
Librarians across America are champions and co-creators of the digital era. But with limited budgets, the rising focus on digitization can create strain for academic, special, and public libraries alike. Even so, traditional challenges, such as patron engagement or slow turnaround on book returns, haven’t gone away. The Internet of Things (IoT)...Read More»
Flooding can devastate a city faster than almost any other natural disaster, and the financial, physical, and emotional repercussions can leave an area reeling for months. The Pew Charitable Trusts report that damage from flooding cost the United States nearly $2 billion each year from 2006 to 2015, with 36 declared federal flooding and hurricane...Read More»
Future generations of wireless connectivity systems will far surpass what we have available today. And that future is not too far off. To make better use of the available cellular spectrum, companies will sunset existing protocols (i.e., 2G) for newer, faster, and more secure technologies.Read More»
Being able to effectively scale, improve margins, and monetize every aspect of your IoT operations requires a robust underlying platform, one built to withstand the intense rigors of smart device data generation.Read More»
Current black box technology has stood the test of time and still continues to give flight accident investigators a clear idea of the last hours of any flight gone wrong. But two major flaws in the system haunt the airline industry. First, on-board recorders only store two hours of data at a time before they are rewritten entirely. Second, many...Read More»
With the advent of augmented reality, smartphone apps, and tech-driven art, artists, museums, and galleries are finding new ways to make their exhibits more interactive, and with good reason. There are more than 35,000 museums in the U.S. according to the Washington Post, so to truly stand out, artists and exhibitors must bring something unique to...Read More»
Smarter, Faster, Safer Solutions on a Robust Network
Fire prevention and fire safety equipment are undergoing a revolution thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected to low power wide area (LPWA) or even cellular networks, fire safety IoT stands to enhance prevention, speed up response times, and keep first responders safe when walking into...Read More»
The freight rail industry still is a force to be reckoned with in America, generating $60 billion in revenue annually. But managing services across a tri-coastal continent is a challenge even for the oldest lines in the industry. From costs associated with not adhering to certain regulations to paying for damages in cases of fires and freight...Read More»
A European company wanting to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) solution in the U.S. needs to know that if not done correctly, it can become both a business and logistical nightmare. From technological barriers, to coverage issues, to certification requirements, launching a device in-country is no easy task.Read More»
The number of urban residents is expanding by nearly 60 million every year. And within 30 years, more than 60% of the world’s population will be living in cities.Read More»
The era of paper records has come to an end. Within a few months, the trucking industry must begin electronically tracking truck and bus drivers per federal compliance requirements. On December 18, 2017, the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandate will go into effect. Known as the Electronic Logging Device Rule (ELD), the...Read More»
The rules of international maritime technology are changing. More and more ports around the globe are investing in private networks to support their own cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT). Seatrade Maritime reports that the Port of Singapore is incentivizing small IoT tech start-ups with challenges and seed investment, and Forbes writes that the...Read More»
In some ways, the Internet of Things is aptly named, especially when it comes to security. There are a lot of things to worry about. IoT risk management point categories include the source, transport, network infrastructure, data connections, host systems, and recipients. Within each point are hundreds, possibly thousands, of components—each of...Read More»
In an era where customer service can make or break an airport’s reputation, the Internet of Things provides a strategy for success. Flight delays alone will cost commercial aviation an anticipated $20 billion by 2020, and aviation must find ways to make up for these losses. “Smart airports” that employ the latest IoT technology can radically...Read More»
Companies around the world are making IoT adoption a top priority. But in this rush to implement a new smart infrastructure, it’s easy to overlook an important question—what’s the right strategy to scale IoT?Read More»
For agriculturalists struggling to find new solutions for water management, today’s IoT technology may be their answer. Beyond the practical importance of responsible environmental stewardship, IoT can save farmers and ranchers money by making it easier to comply with state and federal water regulations. Some estimates predict that farmers could...Read More»
Food sustainability and waste are global issues, and some of the most technologically advanced countries are wasting the most food. According to a study conducted by FeedingAmerica.org, $72 billion worth of food, or 218 billion pounds in total, is wasted in America every year. TheGuardian.com reports that £13 billion worth of food was wasted in...Read More»
Machines becoming sentient and wreaking havoc on humanity has been a common theme in science fiction. While IoT-enabled devices are hardly capable of the Skynet future predicted in the Terminator movies, they do require a different, more out-of-box approach when it comes to security best practices.Read More»
Can you trust your tires? Whether you are a fleet manager, tire manufacture, or consumer, a vehicle's tires drastically affect its overall performance and safety. Worn tires can cause blowouts and lead to lower overall fuel economy. For consumers, a tire blowout could lead to physical harm; for fleet managers and manufacturers, blowouts can result...Read More»
On the surface, talking about IoT security would seem to be pretty straightforward—implement precautions to ensure hackers can’t gain control of devices or networks. But the reality is far more complicated, more like the Death Star plot in the original Star Wars movie from 1977.Read More»
According to a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), global spending for IoT technologies will reach $270 billion (250 billion euros) by 2020. BCG predicts that technology investments in areas such as technology services, as well as IoT applications and analytics, account for 60% of the global IoT spend. The other 40% comprises security,...Read More»
Improving Medication Adherence with IoT
Inadequate medication adherence is a global issue. The estimated annual cost of inadequate medication adherence to the US healthcare system is between $100 billion and $289 billion. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2012). In Europe, slippage in medical adherence contributes to an estimated €125...Read More»
IoT is growing at an exceedingly rapid pace. According to McKinsey, the technology is on track to be a potential $11.1 trillion industry by 2025. Why so fast? Unlike other paradigm shifts, both businesses and consumers welcome the advances (who can live without a smartphone today?) and aren’t overly concerned about security issues, at least not...Read More»
Security has become a growing concern in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. Without robust protection, self-driving car networks easily could fall under nefarious control, and sensitive healthcare and industrial data could be intercepted and sold to the highest bidder. Reliable, preemptive security protocols are needed in order for IoT...Read More»
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As you know by now, AT&T kept its promise to sunset 2G as of January 1, 2017 and now has made 3G WCDMA (UMTS) HSPA 850/1900 MHz Band 2 and Band 5 the minimum requirement for its network. The reason AT&T, as well as every other carrier, is sunsetting 2G is simple — they need the space. Eliminating 2G enables the providers to refarm their valuable...Read More»
Healthcare Applications and IoT Connectivity
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to touch and improve nearly every aspect of our healthcare system ─ from remote monitoring with smart sensors to medical device integration, inventory management, and workflow optimization. The industry, as a whole, has the opportunity to create a better...Read More»
Usage-Based Insurance: Smarter Insurance Through Cellular Connectivity
The underwriting model auto insurance companies have used for decades relies on imprecise data. Rather than base rates on their customers’ driving track records, insurance rates are determined by factors either outside of their drivers’ control -- such as their gender and age...Read More»
I had the pleasure of participating in the 2017 IoT Evolution Expo East where I served on two panels and gained valuable insights from industry peers during various talks, presentations and social functions.Read More»
Over the next 25 years, self-driving vehicles will evolve in ways that will have a major impact on infrastructure, vehicle ownership, and the automotive industry. Several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) including Tesla and BMW already have semi-autonomous vehicles on the road today with self-driving features such as auto-pilot and...Read More»
In 2016, the amount of solar energy used by homes and businesses in the USA nearly doubled. The SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) reports that solar energy production increased from 20 gigawatts to 34 gigawatts. To take maximum advantage of this growth, solar panel and inverter manufacturers must work toward systems that are efficient...Read More»
In a previous blog post we discussed the #1 way to deal with business uncertainty is to have a plan in place. There are simply too many unknowns to take a passive approach.Read More»
IoT has enabled healthcare monitoring to become more widespread and effective. In the past, patients could only be monitored in a medical facility or under the care of family or home nurses. If a patient decided to heal in a hospital, their vital signs - blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and heart levels - could be monitored by healthcare...Read More»
Cold chains are distribution infrastructures for temperature-sensitive items such as fresh foods, medicines, and chemicals. Cold chains are a vital process in our connected, global infrastructure and allow fresh fruits and vegetables from a diverse range of countries and climates to be shipped around the world, allow vaccines to arrive still...Read More»
“Sweet Home Chicago” is a blues song first recorded in 1936 by Robert Johnson, and later in 1980 by the Blues Brothers for a movie by the same name.Read More»
For half a decade, the predictions for growth in the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine markets have been staggering:Read More»
How do you ensure profitability in this solar market, especially after the election? This webinar offers a solid, proven plan.
“[The President-elect Trump and the Republican Congress agenda] could result in a wholesale dismantling of many of the solar incentives and policies at the federal level."Read More»
Once seen as the bane of classroom attention spans, Internet of Things connected devices are now becoming standard operational and teaching tools in schools where they enhance how students interact with information, make it easier for schools to monitor and address student safety, and reduce many stresses for students, teachers, and parents.Read More»
The commercial vehicle telematics market is projected to grow to 47.58 billion USD by 2020, with a combination of OEM, fleet, and specialty telematics providers offering services to consumers who are demanding connected car features. Southern California’s VehSmart is ahead of the curve with a complete safety and driver support system for autos,...Read More»
Even if you can afford a new car this year, you might just enjoy hacking together your own version of the connected car of the future instead of buying the latest $50,000 fully electric car. If you have an iPhone or Android phone and about a hundred bucks, you can add a device to your current car that will sync with an app and provide a few of the...Read More»
The Internet of Things is an integral part of the connected economy, and to capitalise on the opportunity that it presents, manufacturers need to adapt and become service ecosystems. I will be discussing this issue at the Manufacturer’s Annual Leaders Conference, November 2-3, 2016, and outlining the essential tools a manufacturer needs to fully...Read More»
Imagine a world where your car not only drives itself but makes you safer and also enhances your driving experience. What if it talked to you and said any of the following:Read More»
Does your house connect to the electrical grid with an old-fashioned analog meter or an updated smart meter? The difference is more than just a digital number readout. Through IoT/M2M sensor networks, smart meters create more efficient energy distribution in our communities through two-way communication from the central power stations of the...Read More»
Plants need water, whether it’s a green golf course, a wiry vineyard, or waving fields of wheat. Landscape managers and farmers must irrigate their plants, but due to worldwide climate change, water has become a more limited, and often expensive, resource. This is why “smart” irrigations systems that water more efficiently are becoming more...Read More»
The efficient management and conservation of water is vital for farmlands, vineyards, or large urban landscapes. As water becomes increasingly expensive around the world, businesses recognize the necessity of finding cost savings by conserving through smart irrigation. Using cellular connectivity and IoT/M2M monitoring and metering technology,...Read More»
Building out an Internet of Things solution is a complex series of events. You have many checklists to go through before your deployment is live and your product can ship. That’s why you’ll want to download the updated Definitive Guide to IoT for Business, written by Aeris CTO Syed Zaeem Hosain, and turn to chapter 10, Implementing an IoT Solution.Read More»
The Internet of Things has been in the news and part of industry for several decades, but much of the attention has been focused on flashy toys like smartwatches and talking refrigerators. That’s why we first published our eBook, The Definitive Guide to the Internet of Things for Business, written by Aeris CTO Syed Zaeem Hosain, and why we’ve...Read More»
One of the new chapters in our second edition of The Definitive Guide to the Internet of Things for Business focuses on Connectivity Management Platforms and the incredible value they bring to IoT deployments. As you download and read through the new eBook, make sure to check out chapter 8 for this all-new information – and get a sneak preview...Read More»
Are you wondering what the difference is between IoT, IoE, and M2M? Are you concerned about cellular fall-back and if it affects your connected devices in the field? Do you understand how IoT value will be realized through data analytics? These questions and many more are answered in the second edition of our popular eBook, The Definitive Guide to...Read More»
The depth and breadth of Internet of Things applications are creating new opportunities, providing new markets for existing businesses, and improving operational efficiencies. Machina Research says the total value of the IoT market will rise to $4 trillion USD by 2025. Gartner predicts that the number of IoT devices will grow to 26 billion units...Read More»
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a classification of Internet of Things monitoring for large-scale machinery used in manufacturing and industrial applications. IIoT allows businesses to manage their machinery workforce more efficiently and safely. These applications can range from surveying oil well equipment to tracking HVAC conditions...Read More»
Many Internet of Things applications for industry occur on the surface of planet Earth, such as improving agriculture yields and treating sleep apnea. But IoT applications are being used to address major planning, maintenance, and fuel saving problems that commercial airlines are currently facing. In 2014, the International Air Transport...Read More»
Moving goods from point to point has become more efficient and cost-effective thanks to Internet of Things fleet management systems that provide everything from GPS navigation to supply chain management to environmental impact controls. The market for connected fleet management devices is growing exponentially as savvy fleet managers realize how...Read More»
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards are essential for Internet of Things and machine-to-machine operations because without them no data could be collected and catalogued over cellular networks, of course. Since the objective of IoT is to remotely gather information from objects not typically connected to digital monitoring and internet access,...Read More»
One of the Internet of Thing’s largest contributions to individual welfare is via technologies used for healthcare monitoring. IoT-connected devices can provide more accurate information than self-reporting to a doctor, since using cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity provides a steady flow of data from the device to a central point....Read More»
Sometimes, the Internet of Things can seem abstract or full of promises that it won’t deliver for another decade. Smart homes and self-driving cars are still only on the fringes of mass adoption and haven’t made a major impact on many people’s lives. But despite the hype, IoT/M2M technology is already proving to be an incredible tool that can...Read More»
Consumer devices like smart watches and automated home thermostats have created a big buzz for Internet of Things (IoT) technology. But more businesses can gain a greater Return On Investment (ROI) out of IoT if they look at machines talking to machines or M2M communications. In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute’s 2015 report “The Internet of...Read More»
With the global population expected to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050, innovation in the agricultural industry is more important than ever. This growth brings with it a need for increased food production and a dwindling availability of arable land. Projections show that feeding a population near 9 billion people would require raising global food...Read More»
Getting your Internet of Things devices connected is just the beginning to running a complete IoT program. Once they’re online, you want to know what those things are doing, are they running efficiently, are there problems, how much data are they using, how much is this going to cost, and more. Clarity and insight into your IoT deployment is...Read More»
The Global Positioning System (GPS) was founded by the United States Department of Defense in 1973 to track objects on Earth in real time. It uses 24 active satellites known as the Global Navigation Satellite System, and three backup satellites in case an active satellite fails, all on a 12-hour orbit of Earth. While GPS is mainly funded and...Read More»
In the past, many Internet of Things or machine-to-machine communication applications transmitted small, discreet amounts of data on a regular basis. A weather device would send temperature reports every few minutes, or a vibration sensor on a piece of machinery might report hourly to the factory headquarters on the machine’s status. That...Read More»
If you have a smartphone, you probably use LTE often –updated iPhones and Android phones these days are able to use the LTE protocol for blazing fast Internet access. Sometimes called 4G, this wireless standard has superseded the older, slower standards of 2G and 3G for mobile phones in much of the world, with over 75% penetration across the US,...Read More»
Everyone talks about the Internet of Things. And sure, you know what the Internet is (you’re soaking in it!). But what about those “things”? Is it any thing? Really? Let’s break it down and look at what exactly is the “thing” in the Internet of Things.Read More»
If your business delivers essential services in the UK, then Utility Week Live is the essential show for you. Come explore the innovations transforming this industry and get a demonstration of Aeris’ application enablement platform AerCloud from our representatives on Stand E34 at the show 17 to 18 May 2016 in Birmingham, England.Read More»
5G World will be based in London in 2016, to capitalize on the digital revolution happening in the UK. With operators, vendors, enterprises, the government and start-ups all focused on both making 5G a reality, and enabling services to run over it, it’s the perfect setting for the first 5G World event.Read More»
Aeris was discussed in several sections of IoT Now Magazine's April-May 2016 issue. President of India Operations, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, was featured in People News. This month's issue also includes a case study with IsoTrak, an Aeris customer and a leader in fleet management solutions.Read More»
The astonishing boom in start-ups in the M2M and IoT space in India is very fascinating and definitely highlights the untapped potential that exists with USD 15 billion domestic market in India. IoT’s potential to connect anything anywhere and manage physical objects in the digital world with the help of remote connectivity, real-time monitoring,...Read More»
Are you joining the over 10,000 attendees, 350 speakers, 200 exhibitors, and 150 IoT startups at Internet of Things World in Santa Clara, CA, from May 10-12, 2016?Read More»
Want to go deep with Aeris VP of Engineering on the Internet of Things industry? Then check out this video Q&A of his April 27, 2016, TADSummit Revisited session with Alan Quayle.Read More»
The Aeris India team — Shweta Berry, Director of Marketing; Tushir Malik, VP of Sales; Parag Phakatkar, Manager, Sales Engineering; and Prashant Bansal, Director of Sales — has outlined the key features of an IoT platform that enable success in the IoT market. This two-part article will help guide you through the selection process.Read More»
The Aeris India team — Shweta Berry, Director of Marketing; Tushir Malik, VP of Sales; Parag Phakatkar, Manager, Sales Engineering; and Prashant Bansal, Director of Sales — has outlined the key features of an IoT platform that enable success in the IoT market. This two-part article will help guide you through the selection process.Read More»
San Jose State University’s Department of Computer Science recently collaborated with Aeris on an Internet of Things workshop. During late March and early April, over 30 computer science students came to Aeris offices to learn from how to apply technology solutions to real-world problems with the help of IoT professionals.Read More»
We’re proud to announce that Aeris Chairman and CEO Marc Jones was honored as a leader and pioneer in technology, innovation, and social impact by Culture Shift Labs at the second annual Culture Shifting Weekend March 19-20, 2016. At this Silicon Valley, CA, event, Culture Shift Labs gathered 200...Read More»
As more and more devices are becoming connected, threats to data and other cyber-attacks are becoming more prevalent. Businesses need tools to assess security vulnerabilities and protect their, and their customer’s, information.Read More»
The term Information Superhighway has earned a new meaning in the age of Internet of Things (IoT) and is much closer to the literal phrase than the common metaphor describing pervasive networked communications. People, vehicles, and infrastructure now literally constitute the information ecosystem on modern superhighways thanks to IoT applications...Read More»
Applications developers are struggling to stay one step ahead of the hackers, with big consequences for the future of the Internet of Things / Machine-to-Machine sector. For many, end-to-end security is becoming the holy grail of Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communications.Read More»
The first production model of the Apple Watch released earlier in 2015 saw over a million pre-orders the day the product was announced. The popularity and large-scale adoption of the Apple Watch demonstrates immense value potential in wearable devices. Next-generation wearable gadgets symbolize the prevalence of connectivity, mobility, and...Read More»
Whether you’re attending this year’s Mobile World Congress or you’re just following along on Twitter, you can participate in a discussion of security and the Internet of Things with Aeris CEO Marc Jones. He’ll be speaking on a panel at this prestigious event in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, February 25, 2016.Read More»
No man is an island, and likewise, it’s difficult to launch an IoT/M2M deployment with resources from just one company. That’s why partnerships between hardware, software, and connectivity providers can be so useful for enterprises getting started in Internet of Things projected.Read More»
The global connected fleet market is expected to grow from $12.56 billion in 2014 to $35.35 billion in 2019. As more commercial fleets realize the benefits of IoT/M2M fleet telematics, business are seeking more reliable connectivity with flexible rate plans and seamless coverage across geographic areas.Read More»
According to research conducted jointly by Starhome Mach and Machina Research, roaming by IoT/M2M connected devices as doubled in the last 12 months. And the demand on cellular networks will only continue to grow. They predict that by 2020, we will have as many machines as people roaming on cellular networks.Read More»
Will you be at IoT Tech Expo Europe, 10-11 February, 2016, at London’s Olympia? If so, stop at stand 70 and talk with Aeris team members about our Internet of Things solutions.Read More»
Connected cars are no longer a novelty or a luxury item – they’re almost a standard feature in many markets. The global telematics market is supposed to reach $40 billion by the end of this year, and 88% of all new cars are projected to have telematics solutions by 2025. Just two years ago, connected cars generated over 480 TB of data, and they’re...Read More»
If you’re attending IoT Evolution East on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, come see Aeris CTO Syed Zaeem “Z” Hosain speak on two panels. The event takes place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from January 25 to 28, and complete details are here.Read More»
In 2015, Mattel announced a digital update to one of the most popular toys the world has ever seen: a new doll Barbara Millicent Rogers, commonly known as Barbie! During the more than 55 years since Barbie was originally introduced, an estimated 1 billion Barbie dolls have been sold in over 150 countries.Read More»
It’s that time of year – the obligatory look back on the past year and look forward to the New Year. But the Internet of Things is moving so fast that a year’s worth of reflection seems like an eternity and predicting what will happen next can be foolhardy. 2015 made a splash in the consumer world with IoT wearables becoming the trendy new tech...Read More»
We’re proud to announce that the SimplyHome System, powered by Aeris, has received a 2015 Telehealth Award from HealthTechZone.com, a leading healthcare technology news source.Read More»
Internet of Things security risks and implementation are understandably hot topics. From credit card data breeches to hackers potentially taking control of car infotainment systems, the potential for security intrusion seems vast. But security gaps can be recognized by organizations that take the time to plan appropriately. Implementation of...Read More»
The futuristic city of dreams boasting self-sustainability, energy efficiency, and economic prosperity by ubiquitous connectivity presents tremendous opportunities and implications for government authorities, business organizations, and the urban population alike. Progressive cities are already responding to the challenges related to fiscal...Read More»
Big Data analytics and connectivity analytics are crucial tools for gaining value from an Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployment. But analyzing the application-specific sensor data and connectivity data to obtain useful insights remains a challenge for 72% of executives polled in our recent survey conducted in partnership...Read More»
Vast potential lies within connecting enterprise-scale devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications can increase operational efficiency by giving businesses visibility into the details of their operations in ways that could not have been measured before. While 71% of IT executives feel that IoT will help them...Read More»
When you’re planning an Internet of Things or machine-to-machine communications deployment, how your system gathers data is crucial to the project’s success. Understanding the IoT/M2M sensors and selecting the right sensors for the task can make or break your business. That’s why Aeris’ eBook, The Definitive Guide to IoT for Business, devotes a...Read More»
We’re proud to announce that Aeris has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a unique industry awards program powered by the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. Aeris’ application enablement platform, AerCloud, received top honors in the category “Cloud Services,” as well as an overall...Read More»
The term “Internet of Things” was first coined in 1999, and it’s come to mean both trendy wearable gadgets and the promise of a safe, clean world of automated homes and smart cities. The reality lies somewhere in between, of course, and what’s needed is a grounding in the basics: what is the Internet of Things, how does it work, and what do...Read More»
Most enterprise IT decision-makers -- 71% -- feel their organization’s Internet of Things (IoT) strategy gives them a competitive edge over their competitors. That’s just one of the insights gathered by research firm Vanson Bourne for Aeris in a study now available. We had 300 executives from the United States and the United Kingdom polled to...Read More»
With a complex fee administration and compliance requirement, fleet management in the European Union has specific business needs. Managing the information necessary for the unified countries requires strong mapping of the where and when of distribution.Read More»
Do you think there should be free, open instruction set architecture (ISA) just like we have free, open networking standards and free, open operating systems? Do you think the best architectural style for any free, open ISA is RISC? Do you want to hear more about these issues? Then join the next Silicon Valley IoT Meetup on October 27, 2015, in...Read More»
Businesses harness the power of technology in pursuit of operational excellence, competitive differentiation, and workforce productivity. Enterprise connectivity in the form of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a technology has evolved well beyond the industry hype-cycle and is leading towards maturity. IoT promises significant value propositions...Read More»
Disruptive technologies of tomorrow usually lack widely accepted definitions and are often invented by individual entities not necessarily responsible for formulating and enforcing industry standards that govern the technology evolution. Innovation and advancements in the field of connected technologies started with networked computers which then...Read More»
Most Internet of Things (IoT) projects are motivated by a need to reduce operating cost or increase revenue. Occasionally, legislation compels companies to deploy machine-to-machine (M2M) applications that support the new law’s data needs. Mobility is an obvious factor driving cellular adoption in markets like transportation. Desire for...Read More»
One of the most promising advances in Internet of Things / machine-to-machine communications is healthcare devices that allow patients to keep in touch with their doctors from afar. Thanks to ubiquitous cellular connectivity, more and more IoT healthcare devices are becoming available that can measure blood pressure, glucose levels, and other...Read More»
Binge-watching Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, or the latest movie is the default activity for most of us any night of the week. But is kicking back with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video really hooking us into the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications?Read More»
We’re proud to announce that GTX SmartSoles, powered by Aeris, was placed second in the Hot for the Holidays Awards, Wearables category, at CTIA Super Mobility 2015. The awards were announced on September 10, 2015, in Las Vegas.Read More»
Make sure to stop in for a chat with Aeris at the M2M Summit, coming to the Congress Center in Dusseldorf, Germany, from September 8 to 9, 2015. We’ll be on the exhibition floor at Stand 12.Read More»
We’re proud to announce that Aeris Global Services Platform was awarded with a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award by TMC, a global, integrated media company.Read More»
What happens in Vegas doesn’t have to stay in Vegas, not if it’s a productive and exciting tradeshow like IoT Evolution West 2015. Aeris was glad to attend this week with a booth, demos, and panels, where we talked with people from Korea, Japan, China, India, Germany, the UK, and more about IoT/M2M connectivity.Read More»
Don’t miss the Aeris booth #306 at IoT Evolution West in Las Vegas next week! We’ll have product demonstrations and giveaways, plus our Chief Technology Officer is speaking on topics such as fog computing and connected transportation.Read More»
Network with engineers and entrepreneurs in the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications industry, while getting some hands-on experience with the hardware at the latest Silicon Valley IoT Meetup sponsored by Aeris and hosted by Intel.Read More»
The Internet of Things can be as big as the smart grid or as small as an Apple watch. Machine-to-machine communications can transmit data about truck deliveries, rock mining operations, or your heart rate. And all of it has security implications for the devices, the data, and the people using each one.Read More»
When you’re setting up and managing devices via Internet of Things or machine-to-machine connectivity, keeping costs low is usually a big factor. Especially as you scale up from prototype to full-fledged product to successful enterprise, the backbone data connection costs have to be under control for any business to thrive.Read More»
Water conservation is fast becoming a necessity throughout the world, and especially in drought-prone places like the Western United States, Australia, and China. California Governor Jerry Brown suggests fines of up to $10,000 for water wasters as the state's devastating drought drags on. But a high-tech solution might be less painful for public...Read More»
Find out how and why Aeris chose Apache Cassandra™ as the database backend for the IoT solutions we provide for connected cars in this live webinar. Drew Johnson, VP of Engineering at Aeris, will discuss how Cassandra helps our customers like Hyundai, Chrysler, and Honda improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and enable new revenue streams...Read More»
Only 25% of IoT companies are using the real-time data they collect, according to the Real-Time Big Data Analytics + Internet of Things (IoT) = Value Creation 2015 Market Insights Report by Vitria. Internet of Things and machine-to-machine connected devices create millions and billions of data points every minute of every day, yet the businesses...Read More»
In June, Aeris co-hosted the first “Prototype to Production” workshop. Working with our partners MultiTech, Future Electronics and ARM, we welcomed more than 40 participants to the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, California. The attendees received four hours of intensive hands-on training in connecting devices to the internet via cellular technology.Read More»
It’s 3 a.m., do you know what your IoT devices are doing? With thousands of connected devices generating billions of data points 24/7, you need a tool to help troubleshoot problems before they grow out of hand. AerVoyance gives you visibility and insight into your IoT/M2M deployment.Read More»
We’re proud to announce that GRID20/20, powered by Aeris, has received a 2015 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award from SmartGrid.TMCnet.com, the premier resource for current information about the migration to smart grid technology. Smart Grid is sponsored by TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in...Read More»
The Internet of Things without data analytics is like using your ATM card but never looking at your bank balance. Where’d the money go? When is any money back coming in? How do bills get paid? How can you save up for a vacation or emergency? Sure, some people might live like that, but it’s no way to run a business.Read More»
We’re proud to announce that Neo, our online marketplace for IoT and M2M connectivity, has received a 2015 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine, the leading publication covering IoT technologies.Read More»
4 Things You Must Know if You Are Planning to Connect Remote Patient Monitoring Devices via Cellular
In order for remote patient monitoring devices to work, and to work well, the patient needs to be connected to a cellular network that is dependable, fast, and secure, plus reasonably priced. What are the perils to reliable cellular connectivity and how do you overcome them? The following is a discussion of the four greatest risks for remote...Read More»
As California and neighboring states continue to experience this ongoing drought, many community members are increasingly aware that water is one of our most valuable natural resources. While it becomes ever more precious, potable water is also going to command a higher price from consumers. Further, water scarcity is a major reason why utility...Read More»
Five people wearing masks enter a bank, guns raised. They begin looting the bank, but before they can make their exit, the police arrive and they are trapped. They take hostages and the stand-off begins. A mobile command centre the size of a city bus rolls up and a cranky Chief Inspector finds himself taking orders from Detective Superintendent...Read More»
With the Internet of Things becoming more accessible to developers, industries on the enterprise side are booming with connected products to increase efficiency and decrease costs. In particular, the global fleet telematics industry is getting more and more competitive because of this. Looking at how to keep your application strategy on point will...Read More»
There has been the talk of the 2G shutdown for a few years now. Some insist that moving directly to 4G LTE is better, since the longevity of 3G is uncertain. Additionally, traditional carriers’ primary focus is to deploy 4G LTE rather than expand any coverage of 3G HSPA. Therefore, one thing is certain: you will need to swap out your AT&T 2G...Read More»
Many electric distribution utilities are investing in distribution automation applications as part of their grid modernization strategies. Distribution Automation applications play a critical role in improving reliability, efficiency, asset utilization and performance of the power delivery system and can be broadly classified into 4 major...Read More»
Next week, March 2-5, the GSMA is expecting 90,000 attendees at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, which is an increase from the 85,000 attendees in 2014. Those attendees will see 2,000 exhibiting companies filling 100,000 square meters of exhibition halls – that is nearly 20 times larger than the White House. It’s pretty clear: in the...Read More»
With the transformative potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming increasingly apparent, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron asked the government’s Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport to make recommendations to ensure that the U.K. will take a leadership role in IoT.Read More»
Machina Research, the noted U.K.-based analysis firm covering machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, recently published its predictions for M2M/IoT in 2015. As you’ll see below, they’ve covered a variety of areas, which we at Aeris are heartened to see apply to our strengths.
Some examples:Read More»
The Internet of Things (IoT) / machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is taking hold in India, thanks to a combination of factors. Narendra Modi, India’s new Prime Minister, has brought a sense of dynamism to the economy, and the country’s world-class systems integration industry is vigorously engaging with new and emerging IoT/M2M competitive...Read More»
Aeris has removed one of the biggest barriers hampering the explosive potential of the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with the launch of Neo, its open and transparent online marketplace for IoT and M2M connectivity.
In the free Aeris Webinar: "Neo: Breaking the IoT Logjam," users are shown how to leverage Neo to unleash the...Read More»
Expanding its global footprint, Aeris has become a member of the International M2M Council (IMC) and will join its Board of Governors.
Syed Zaeem “Z” Hosain, Aeris founder and CTO, said the IMC is one of the few industry groups that truly supports enterprise users of M2M technology on a global scale.
"Joining the IMC enables us to extend beyond...Read More»
As more commercial fleets enjoy the benefits of M2M vehicle telematics, customers deploying M2M vehicle telematics are seeking more reliable connections, with flexible rate plans and seamless coverage across geographic areas, including remote locations.
These programs are also becoming more complex, from the simple need to manage location,...Read More»
Sometimes statistics seem inadequate to describe real life.
Take Niger, one of the countries that make up the Sahel, the vast, semi-arid land, stretching 3,600 miles across Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. The region is by marked by constant, intense heat, minimal rainfall, and periodic droughts and food crises.
The U.N. forecasts...Read More»
A new study predicts an explosion of growth in fleet telematics around world as the many benefits of in-vehicle applications become apparent.
Global fleet management is set to grow at 24 percent Compound Annual Growth rate during 2014 to 2019, when it will reach $35.35 billion, according to a new study issued by ReportsnReports.com.Read More»
The Harvard Business School Review often publishes blogs about the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications issues and last week, Joey Fitts, used the forum to address the challenges some companies have in entering the world of IoT/M2M.
“One of the biggest obstacles is that traditional functional departments often can’t...Read More»
There are many keys to a successful deployment of remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices, which we covered in a recent post on the Beginner’s Guide to Understanding M2M Connectivity for Remote Patient Monitoring.
With all these things in mind, what’s the one thing you should avoid when you’re choosing a provider for your RPM devices?Read More»
One of the biggest barriers hampering the explosive potential of the next generation of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions has been the opaque pricing models presented to potential customers by MVNOs and carriers.
In the past, those wishing to access M2M / IoT connectivity often faced a maze of volume requirements,...Read More»
Historically, M2M and IoT developers have faced a complex and fragmented industry with dated business models. This is especially true when finding a carrier or an MVNO where the norm is a lengthy sales cycle, a complex on-boarding process, and an opaque pricing model.
Not surprisingly, the traditional way of doing business has not served customers...Read More»
The residential and commercial solar energy market is expanding rapidly as this energy source gains acceptance as a mainstream, cost-effective alternative to carbon fuels.
A new industry brief, "Introduction to "Smart Solar Energy," shows how cellular, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are fast-emerging as the preferred networks for solar...Read More»
If you’re a healthcare company today, the Affordable Care Act has probably had a tremendous impact on your operations. From clinical to administrative procedures, there’s been sweeping reform to ensure patients get better treatment and industry costs are reduced.
Patient compliance has a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry in three main...Read More»
At Aeris, we work with healthcare providers to ensure their M2M cellular applications and devices support both their business and patient compliance goals. Our solutions support remote patient monitoring and compliance efforts, helping the healthcare industry reduce costs and provide better care for patients.
The best part is that these M2M...Read More»
Aeris is sometimes confused with Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), an understandable misconception because both offer networked cellular connectivity. But unlike MVNOs, Aeris owns and operates its network infrastructure for its M2M services. This includes all the cellular network infrastructure and service elements, as well as many other...Read More»
M2M cellular connectivity is a best practice choice for healthcare providers and companies that are looking to monitor their patients’ health. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) has been proven to improve health outcomes and reduce overall costs across the healthcare industry.
However, there are still many M2M devices using older, more traditional...Read More»
Smart parking systems that can cut city congestion by locating and offering open spaces for drivers are projected to experience burgeoning growth and machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular network solutions that support such systems are expected to see similar increases.
The Aeris industry brief, ”Cellular Technology Powers Growth in Smart Parking...Read More»
As wireless networks and products become an increasingly large part of our everyday lives, cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) technology is replacing PSTN lines as the choice of connecting the remote patient monitoring devices at patient homes.
Cellular M2M communications enable the transmission of data from in-home patient monitoring devices for...Read More»
Because patient compliance is such a hot topic in the healthcare and technology industries, we thought we’d share some of the easy ways these applications and devices can capture and improve compliance.Read More»
Some people confuse Aeris with Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), a natural mistake because both offer networked cellular connectivity. But, while both provide machine-to-machine (M2M) network services, they are organized along different business models.
Aeris is essentially a one-stop-shop business for customers who need IP data services,...Read More»
Irrigation costs and prices are rising around the world as water becomes an ever more valuable resource. This reality has given rise to the practice “smart irrigation,” enabling more precise and efficient use of water and energy, and offering the option for water conservancy and reduction of operating costs for farming, industrial, commercial and...Read More»
Patient compliance has always been a hot topic in the healthcare industry - for payors, providers and patients alike. Recent government requirements are incentivizing better patient outcomes through improved engagement with their own health and improved satisfaction with their provider.
In addition to a healthier population, it’s been proven that...Read More»
Selecting a machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider for your remote patient monitoring program is a critical, complex task. Follow this list of six essential things to consider before choosing your provider:Read More»
News that Larry Ellison was stepping down as CEO of Oracle sparked an examination of the future of the database company in The Wall Street Journal, and Aeris’ Drew Johnson provided some expert insight for the story last week.
The article, “Once Again, Oracle Must Reinvent Itself,” asked whether Oracle, long the gold standard in the database...Read More»
The annual CTIA Super Mobility Week conference in Las Vegas never fails to attract cutting-edge technology from around the world. At the show last week, Aeris played its part in advancing innovation, hosting a competition that highlighted the latest advances in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
The Aeris Customers’ Choice Award gave...Read More»
For anyone as old as I am, the adding of AAS to a series of letters to indicate “As A Service” feels like a blast from the past. In effect, time sharing has returned in the form of the cloud.
Now in many cases the constant goal of distinguishing yourself from all the other companies that use the word “cloud” or “platform” can be forgiven. But in...Read More»
SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module or Subscriber Identification Module. An integrated circuit, it contains the International Mobile Subscriber Identity...Read More»
Today, healthcare is all about curtailing the overuse and misuse of healthcare services, which in turn minimizes costs. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has assisted in making this possible. RPM is a technology used to monitor patients’ health remotely, when they are not in their physician’s immediate care. By passively or actively collecting data...Read More»
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is proving to be beneficial to both healthcare providers and the millions of people who live with chronic disease. As machine-to-machine (M2M) technology grows, more providers can collect data from patients wirelessly in real time than ever before, leading to improved clinical outcomes and lower costs.Read More»
With advanced technology making its way into the healthcare industry, the use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) continues to grow rapidly. RPM is being used around the world to monitor and help treat chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As the aging population increases in numbers, the prevalence of these...Read More»
The Mistake Remote Patient Monitoring Device Managers Make When Considering an M2M Solution Provider
The use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) continues to increase rapidly around the world to monitor and help treat chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. RPM allows for consistent monitoring, outside of a healthcare facility, for almost all patients.
However, one of the biggest mistakes RPM device managers make...Read More»
Aeris gave its partners the opportunity to showcase their innovations by offering the Aeris Customer Choice Award at the show. Partners nominated a select...Read More»
As the number of hospital visits and readmissions increases, it is becoming increasingly important for healthcare providers to monitor their patients remotely. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices capture patients’ data, such as heart rate or blood glucose levels, which can then be relayed to an application where it is analyzed and used by...Read More»
Over 200 million people in the USA and EU suffer from one or more chronic diseases like cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, ischemic diseases, sleep apnea, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These conditions cause substantial costs, reducing both life expectancy and quality of life. According to ...Read More»
Deploying a machine-to-machine (M2M) solution now involves much more than offering a cellular network connection. Despite a rising demand for data access, M2M providers must move beyond simple connectivity to take advantage of high-value information that can be used for strategic advantage.
Aeris will address this issue and offer the best options...Read More»
More and more cities are recognizing the merits of smart parking applications, allowing drivers to know in advance the locations and where meter enforcement efforts can become more efficient. These systems hold out great promise with their ability to improve quality of life by mitigating parking congestion and increasing turnover for merchants,...Read More»
The buildout of the Internet of Things is reaching several vertical market sectors, as businesses are fast developing machine-to-machine (M2M) applications to serve their needs, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets.
The market research company said the Internet of Things technology and application market was worth $1,029.5 billion in 2013,...Read More»
Starting a company is often so all-encompassing that business leaders sometimes fail to plan for the next stage of growth. In a free webinar, Aeris and M2M Evolution magazine show machine-to-machine (M2M) communications executives the real-world factors that must be considered to take their company to the next level.
The webinar, “You Sold Your...Read More»
GTX Corp, which makes GPS tracking devices that can be used in everything from phones to shoes, is making waves with an innovative, new product, called SmartSoles.Read More»
The market for remote monitoring healthcare solutions is on the verge of rapid growth, according to a report from Berg Insight, a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) research firm.
At the end of 2013, there were 3.0 million patients using connected home medical monitoring devices worldwide, and the research firm estimates that...Read More»
CTIA’s Super Mobility Week, held September 9, 10 & 11 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Las Vegas, is North America's largest event for mobile innovation and the most important mobile marketplace, and Aeris plans to be there in force.
Aeris, a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things – as an operator of end-to-end M2M...Read More»
Business leaders want their companies to break out of their plateau and get to the next stage of growth. Next week, Aeris and M2M Evolution magazine will host a webinar to offer machine-to-machine (M2M) communications companies ways to do just that.
The webinar, “You Sold Your First 1000 Devices? Now What?” takes place at 10 AM PT / 1 PM / 18:00...Read More»
AT&T’s plan to sunset its 2G GSM GPRS network on Jan. 1, 2017 is coming up quickly, but, despite what you may have heard, there are ways to save money with your transition from the AT&T 2G GSM GPRS network.
Aeris can help. If your company needs to change or upgrade your M2M or IOT deployment, Aeris has a solution that can save you time and money....Read More»
Aeris is on a roll this year and its success can be seen in the resounding show of support it received from businesses that are using or are planning to use machine-to-machine (M2M) communications solutions, according to a top technology research and advisory firm.
More IT leaders named Aeris as the top M2M specialist or MVNO (Mobile Virtual...Read More»
A much loved 1960’s TV series, The Jetsons portrayed a cartoon family from the future. Every aspect of the show, which followed the family’s daily life, was sleek and futuristic. They lived in a sky-high city supported by tall beams. They traveled by flying car, and utilized automated technology in every aspect of their lives. At the time, these...Read More»
As a machine-to-machine communications (M2M) provider, Aeris is sometimes thought of as in the same category as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Aeris, however, offers significantly different M2M cellular network communications solutions.
A key differentiator between Aeris and a MVNO is reliability.Read More»
A key differentiator between Aeris and a MVNO is services.Read More»
Aeris Communications is sometimes confused with being a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Although Aeris and MNVOs offer machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular network services, there are real differences between the two. Knowing the differences can significantly improve your chances of reaching a successful M2M deployment.
A key differentiator...Read More»
The Monsanto House of the Future was featured at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. from 1957 to 1967. Almost 60 years ago, this futuristic house depicted technology beyond the wildest dreams of Americans. Now, the technology is taken for granted, a tribute to how far we have come as computers, the Internet, and most recently, the Internet of Things,...Read More»
New technologies are changing the way health services are delivered, allowing recipients to remain in their homes to receive care and to avoid costly hospital stays.Wearables, in many types, are allowing patients to monitor their health and transit information back to their doctors and hospitals.
To outline the opportunities presented by these new...Read More»
Fifty years ago, well-known science-fiction author Isaac Asimov wrote an article for The New York Times detailing his predictions for what society would be like in 2014. Asimov’s central belief was that “men will continue to withdraw from nature in order to create an environment that will suit them better.” Most of his predictions focused on the...Read More»
Still in its early stages, the home health care market has become an early adopter of digital health and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technologies.
Aeris Communications and MobiHealthNews explored the trends in the fast-growing market in the free webinar, “The Rise of Mobile Health Devices for Home Health and on-the-go.” Watch the free...Read More»
Businesses can’t wait to get involved with The Internet of Things, but many have yet to develop a strategy for how to take advantage of the “Big Data” generated by IoT.
In an article this week in Forbes, “The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy,” Mike Kavis outlines “how woefully unprepared most data centers are for the...Read More»
The rapid growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communications (M2M) is connecting millions of machines to the Internet. In turn, those connections are creating daunting challenges for network managers to keep data flowing 24/7.
John Molise outlines some of those challenges and how top networks managers are dealing with...Read More»
Amazon’s announcement last week of its new Fire phone prompted an interesting reaction from New York Times technology reporter Claire Cain Miller, who wrote that the era of the mobile phones will be overtaken by a new wave – the Internet of Things (IoT).
“Many people in Silicon Valley say the idea of carrying a device in our pockets to access the...Read More»
While the rapid development of machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) is making headlines, little has been said about the security implications when businesses connected millions of machines to the Internet.
Aeris Communications addresses these implications in a free white paper, “Securing the Internet of Things,”...Read More»
China is developing at break-neck speed, so it’s no surprise that its machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market is undergoing rapid growth as well.
According to the GSMA, China is the global leader in use of mobile M2M connectivity, with 50 million mobile M2M connections, ahead of the U.S. with 32 million and Japan with 9.3 million as of the...Read More»
Is the Internet of Things the latest transformative technology or is it just another tech buzzword?
Dion Hinchcliffe, writing recently in ZDNet, outlines argument for and against the long-term value of IoT and comes down firmly in support.
“Certainly some are rather skeptical of the strategic nature of the trend,” he writes, citing an Economist...Read More»
The landscape of the healthcare industry is changing as new technologies, devices and networks open up a new era of in-home patient monitoring. Wearables, in many types, enable patients to monitor their health and transit information back to their doctors and hospitals.
To learn about the opportunities presented by these new technologies, Aeris...Read More»
In-home health care now plays a key role in providing patient services as the population ages, chronic medical conditions are on the rise, and hospitals focus on cutting expenses.
Aeris Communications is working closely with in-home health care solution providers to ensure the delivery of these services. A new report shows how Aeris is providing...Read More»
IT managers considering or implementing machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions consistently list security as a top consideration when asked about deployments. To continue to address interest in this crucial subject, Aeris will broadcast an encore presentation of its “Securing the Internet of Things,” webinar, to air Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10 a.m.,...Read More»
The home health market has been one of the earliest segments of healthcare to adopt digital health and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technologies, which have helped to move care beyond the home to anywhere the patient is located. How has technology for this market evolved over the past five years? Where is it headed?Read More»
Rapid, hands-on support for a machine-to-machine (M2M) communications solution can mean the difference between its success and failure. The ability of an M2M customer to get hands-on support and advice as well as a quick and helpful response at a time of need can ensure that its project remains on track.
When Asheville, N.C.-based SimplyHome, a...Read More»
M2M health care and PERS service providers, which commonly use low-cost 2G GSM connectivity, are being forced to reconsider their network connectivity arrangements because AT&T has announced a shutdown of their 2G GSM cellular network in the U.S. at the end of 2016. In fact, that shutdown has already begun.
Last year, AT&T stopped certifying new...Read More»
Security is foremost on the minds of anyone who is involved in the world of connected devices, M2M, or the IoT (Internet of Things). The webinar -“Securing the Internet of Things” takes a closer look at how companies can protect their assets from data breaches and cyber threats that are plaguing just about every industry.
To watch the webinar,...Read More»
As the machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) technology landscape evolves, so do your choices for connectivity. A free webinar co-sponsored by Aeris Communications and M2M Evolution magazine offers valuable insight on the M2M/IoT market, reviewing the pros and cons of connectivity options, including wired, WiFi, cellular, satellite and...Read More»
The fast-changing M2M/IOT market demands that companies considering a deployment or fine-tuning their existing M2M business get access the best intelligence available.
Aeris Communications and M2M Evolution magazine will offer valuable insight on the M2M market at 1:00 P.M. EDT / 10:00 A.M. PDT, May 28, 2014 in the webinar, “Introduction to M2M...Read More»
First came the “the cloud,” the buzzword for using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data. Then came "the Internet of Things" (IoT), the buzzword that described the process of bringing network connectivity to everyday objects and allowing them to send and receive data.
Now, we have “the fog.”
Security is foremost on the minds of anyone who is involved in the world of connected devices, M2M, or the IoT (Internet of Things). Aeris and Connected World magazine, in a May 21 webinar, “Securing the Internet of Things,” will take a closer look at how companies can protect their assets from data breaches and cyber threats that are plaguing...Read More»
Here at Aeris Communications, our defining commitment is to go to any length to ensure that our customers are successful.
On Tuesday, we formalized that commitment with the introduction of Infinity Support™ to provide the critical capabilities that customers need to achieve breakthrough performance in operational efficiency and solution uptime.Read More»
If you are planning a new M2M/IoT deployment or updating your existing program, a new webinar from Aeris Communications and Connected World magazine, titled, “The State of 2G, 3G & 4G LTE,” can be critical for your decision-making process.
The webinar updates the status of 2G and 3G GSM and CDMA and 4G LTE in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East &...Read More»
A global machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular communications solution may present a complex set of challenges. In addition to the different languages and cultures you’ll encounter, M2M technologies and regulations governing service often vary between countries. Add to these factors the issue of rates that fluctuate when crossing borders and you have...Read More»
When looking for a machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular communications service provider, instead of being fixated solely on the price per megabyte (MB), monthly access fees or SIMs, it’s better to consider the important elements that make up the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Here are six factors to evaluate when looking at M2M service providers.Read More»
Machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular communications technologies may be particularly challenging, especially if they don’t serve the purpose for which they were intended — to transmit data for a specific device.
Ensuring good connectivity with M2M communications starts before devices enter the field. Here are three of the best ways to increase...Read More»
With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), the uses for M2M applications are growing rapidly as thousands of new users seek access to data from millions of devices. These users are seeking applications that go beyond traditional M2M solutions that post raw data to stovepipe applications.Read More»
Businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on machines to deliver accurate, secure information. No matter your industry, deploying a machine-to-machine (M2M) or Internet of Things (IoT) application is a complex endeavor. So you need an M2M solution that delivers information in a consistent and reliable way.Read More»
With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), organizations are looking for technologies to better communicate with machines. Cellular technologies are a primary choice for this purpose, but the networks that organizations choose often makes all the difference in quality of service, features and especially pricing.Read More»
Maintaining relationships with multiple carriers as part of a global machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular communications strategy is a costly endeavor. Trying to keep track of so many different devices, platforms and plans often leads to costly overages. And the more relationships you have, the more inefficient and expensive it usually is.Read More»
M2M uses cellular technology for machine communications only, and the traditional carriers that provide the cellular service began as providers for consumer networks. Since their services,...Read More»
Machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions are becoming increasingly prevalent and communicating information about everything from the cars we drive to the food we eat. While the technologies are becoming more visible in our everyday lives, the costs involved in delivering M2M remain something of a mystery.
By paying attention to seemingly insignificant...Read More»
You might believe that all machine-to-machine (M2M) service providers are the same. You might think that you will select a cellular vendor based on the lowest connectivity rates. If you do, you might be heading for trouble.
The Aeris Communications white paper, “The Ultimate Guide for Selecting a M2M Service Provider,” shows that not all M2M...Read More»
As Vice President of Software Engineering with Aeris Communications, Drew Johnson is playing a key role as Aeris serves the burgeoning machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) market.
In recognition of Johnson’s work, Today’s Wireless World named him among the Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts for 2014.
Providing your customers with the most reliable machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity at the lowest cost is not as simple as it should be. The job becomes even more difficult when your connected devices must regularly cross borders. Connected World magazine is showcasing an Aeris Communications white paper, “The Truth About Roaming,” that outlines...Read More»
Transparent billing is an essential quality in a machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider. Since M2M uses significantly less data than consumer devices — sometimes less than 100 kilobytes (KBs) per month — it would seem to be an exceptionally inexpensive service. But the per-megabyte (MB) data costs with M2M are considerably higher than consumer...Read More»
So you’ve decided to launch the first machine-to-machine (M2M) solution for your company. You put together a plan, do all the appropriate testing, carefully choose a provider and then deploy. Your solution is up and running and already you’re seeing operational efficiencies that inspire you to look at ways of expanding.
Then your bill for your...Read More»
The market for intelligent vending machines is rapidly expanding as technology evolves to transform the machines by adding uses such as touch-screen controls, cashless payments, real time monitoring, credit card acceptance, route management, and machine audits, and more.
Shipments of intelligent vending machines are expected to increase at a 49...Read More»
Companies around the world are rapidly discovering the benefits of deploying machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions in order to create new revenue streams, lower cost and to stay in compliance. Before deploying a M2M solution for your company it’s important to vet wireless service providers to in order understand the total cost of ownership and ensure...Read More»
Understanding Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a machine-to-machine communications (M2M) deployment is essential to judging the true value of a M2M solution. Recognizing the hidden costs, companies deploying M2M and IoT programs CAN significantly reduce their costs.
To help IT operations and business development professionals managing M2M and IoT...Read More»
For starters, you need to accurately estimate your organization’s M2M data usage profile. All too often a company underestimates their typical data usage profile and starts with an insufficient amount of service, and then realizes after launching they need to transmit more data and perhaps report more frequently. Be realistic about the levels of...Read More»
Machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular communications is one of today’s fastest-growing technology sectors. But it can be costly if not planned, deployed and managed properly. If M2M is in your company’s future, there are several factors you need to know to control costs.Read More»
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) are taking hold in many industries, particularly as a key resource for businesses using cellular remote-monitoring devices to save costs, add new revenue streams, and stay in compliance. With applications beginning to proliferate, it’s important to understand the costs behind...Read More»
One of the first questions often asked by companies evaluating a partner for an M2M deployment is, "Are you a cellular carrier or an MVNO?" This a valid question, but one that doesn’t go the heart of finding the best M2M partner.Read More»
Aeris Communications’ Saraswathi Balasubramaniam has been included in the prestigious list of Women of M2M by Connected World magazine. Balasubramaniam is a senior software engineer with Aeris.
Connected World’s Women of M2M list includes such industry leaders as Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, and...Read More»
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications deployments are growing at a rapid pace around the world as IT leaders discover the many benefits connected devices can bring to their businesses. But while international markets offer rich opportunities for success, there are pitfalls that can slow the time to market and add costs that can undercut the...Read More»
Finding the hidden costs for a machine-to-machine (M2M) deployment can be challenging. But understanding the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is essential to selecting the right M2M services provider.
If you are an IT operations and business development professional managing M2M and IoT programs, you should consider attending the joint Aeris...Read More»
One of the chief concerns for machine-to-machine (M2M) service providers is maintaining cellular coverage for their customers across geographic regions. Maintaining relationships with multiple carriers as part of a global M2M strategy can be a costly endeavor. Trying to keep track of so many different devices, platforms and plans can lead to...Read More»
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications occupied center stage last week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona as industry influencers marked it as a key emerging technology.Read More»
If you have 2G GSM GPRS service with AT&T for your M2M devices, you no doubt know that on Jan. 1, 2017, the service will be discontinued. To address the issue, Aeris presented a Webinar last week, titled, “The 2G GSM Sunset is Coming. Are You Ready?”Read More»
Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain this week, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world. They are drawn to one the most influential tech gatherings of the year where some of the biggest mobile and IOT deals are announced. It is also where the connections happen that will determine much about the future of M2M...Read More»
New and existing cellular customers can sign up for a GSM or a CDMA free trial at SemiconductorStore.com, Symmetry Electronic’s e-Commerce site.Read More»
The rapid growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications is creating demand for workers with news skills who can engineer new products and analyze the large amounts of data generated by such solutions.
To meet this demand, companies such as Cisco, Intel and General Electric are developing programs to train...Read More»
Connected World magazine has picked up on the importance of the “Opportunity Gap” defined by Aeris Communications with its launch earlier this month of Aeris GSP, its global service platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications specifically for mobile network operators.
Aeris said mobile operators face an “Opportunity Gap” - the set of M2M...Read More»
Aeris Communications, the Made for Machines (M2M) technology and service provider, was honored Thursday as a technology enabler for its customer, Rand McNally, which won the Gold Award in the Fleet category at the 2014 Connected World magazaine Connected World Awards. The Connected World Awards recognize companies that have successfully leveraged...Read More»
There is little doubt that wearable devices are one of the hottest emerging technologies, with research firms forecasting significant adoption of such devices in the coming years. In InformationWeek, Forrester analyst J.P. Gownder recently listed seven ways that wearables will take hold in the workplace.
Gownder said smartwatches, smartglasses,...Read More»
Aeris Communications is enabling Mobile Network Operators to optimize their M2M services with the release of Aeris GSP™, a global M2M services and technology platform which delivers the cost structure, flexibility and advanced services that let operators capture high-value M2M customers and service the whole M2M opportunity.
Aeris has posted a...Read More»
Companies deploying machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions can significantly reduce their costs by examining the Total Cost of Ownership that goes beyond initial connectivity charges.Read More»
The industry research and analysis firm, IDC, has published a research report offering tips to better understand the true costs of an M2M deployment. “Investing in an Internet of Things (IoT) Solution: Asking the Right Questions to Minimize TCO,” includes recommendations to help M2M businesses judge the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of competing...Read More»
If you have 2G GSM GPRS service with AT&T for your M2M devices, you no doubt know that on Jan.1, 2017, the service will be shut down. To help you consider all your options and to give other M2M vendors an overview of the current state of standards for cellular service, Aeris Communications will present a free Webinar, The 2G GSM Sunset is Coming....Read More»
GSM and CDMA are competing cellular wireless technologies used by carriers that support machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Understanding the difference between the technologies can help M2M users evaluate which carrier best fits their needs.Read More»
AT&T’s decision, announced last March, to shut down its 2G GSM GPRS network by Jan. 1, 2017 has forced the M2M industry to switch to an alternative. Experts estimate that 10 to 12 million existing 2G GSM M2M devices will be affected by the AT&T shutdown.Read More»
Today Aeris Communications announced the availability of global M2M services. The company will now make available a “global SIM” that works in more than 190 countries. With this new offering, Aeris will significantly reduce the complexity of deploying M2M applications in multiple countries and eliminate the time-consuming and expensive process for...Read More»
Last week, more than 150,000 people flocked to Las Vegas to attend the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest technology event, where cutting-edge technologies that will set trends for years to come were put on display.Read More»
International markets offer rich opportunities for success for M2M service providers and enterprise customers, but there are pitfalls that can slow the time to market and add costs that can undercut the success of a new deployment.Read More»
With the increased speed and capability of 4G/LTE, the complexity of the technology has also increased. At Aeris, we are always looking for ways to simplify and clarify the deployment and maintenance of M2M and IOT programs, so we have created this whitepaper to help you make the right decision based on your unique needs.Read More»
With AT&T’s announced shutdown of its 2G GSM GPRS network by Jan. 1, 2017, we at Aeris Communications are outlining options for M2M companies using AT&T to switch over to an alternative by the deadline.Read More»
AT&T’s decision to shut down its 2G GSM GPRS network by Jan. 1, 2017 means the M2M industry will have to act fast and switch to an alternative. Experts estimate that 10 to 12 million existing 2G GSM M2M devices will be affected by the AT&T shutdown.Read More»
M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 2: Why Is this Happening? A Short Spectrum History Reveals the Answer
AT&T’s planned shutdown of its 2G GSM GPRS network by Jan. 1, 2017 places a burden on M2M companies using AT&T to switch over to an alternative by the deadline. When announced in 2012, an estimated 10 to 12 million GSM M2M devices on AT&T’s network had to be replaced before the service is removed—most of these millions of units are still in...Read More»
'The influential M2M industry publication Connected World on Tuesday addressed acquisition rumors in the U.S. carrier market, referring to a recent Wall Street Journal story that said Sprint could be moving towards a bid to acquire T-Mobile.Read More»
AT&T’s plan to sunset its 2G GSM GPRS network on Jan. 1, 2017 is coming up quickly, and any company using this service should already have begun transitioning their programs.Read More»
Last month I attended Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum 2013 in London and gave a presentation on mHealth.
The conference brought together M2M vendors, customers and analysts covering the automotive, healthcare, asset and fleet management, manufacturing, security, retail point of sales, smart grid, smart metering, smart home and the consumer...Read More»
Are you still wondering which cellular technology is right for you? Although they can be similar, it is necessary to understand their differences when determining the right solution for your M2M program.Read More»
Aeris Communications is hosting a free webinar in December. Aeris CTO Syed Zaeem "Z" Hosain will discuss the unique needs and challenges for deploying a global M2M communication program. Aeris' General Manager, Mohsen Mohseninia, and GTX Corp's Chairman and CEO, Patrick Bertagna, will share their experience with deploying GSM in the U.S., Europe...Read More»
AT&T will shut down its 2G GSM GPRS network on January 1, 2017. In the meantime, AT&T has already stopped adding and certifying new applications. The shutdown has begun. Companies with M2M deployments on the AT&T 2G GSM network must begin work on their transition to a new solution immediately. This whitepaper reviews the situation in detail,...Read More»
Machine-to-machine communication and the “Internet of Things” are rapidly evolving the role of machines in our society. Businesses and consumers are increasingly reliant on machines and so it is critical that they are reliable and secure. For this reason, we have created the Aeris Communications Machine Bill of Rights, outlining the key elements...Read More»
AT&T is shutting down their 2G GSM network on January 1, 2017. If you have 2G devices on AT&T, your devices will go "off air" at the end of 2016. However, there are multiple options to keeping your business running.
The “Is GSM Right for Your M2M Program?” industry brief outlines the advantages and benefits of GSM. It will help you identify if GSM is the right technology for your application and put you on track for deploying a M2M program with lowest possible cost of ownership.Read More»
If you have a mission-critical GPS application, read our customer case study on GTX Corp to learn how you can increase the reliability of your solution and reduce your costs.Read More»
The M2M industry is growing rapidly, leaving us with a large array of technology options to choose from, especially when it comes to cellular. With so many options available, how do you find the one that's the perfect fit for you? You want to be ready for the future, but not spend too much now.Read More»
The AutoFarm division of Novariant is known worldwide for its sub-inch accurate, repeatable AutoSteer™ technology. Novariant was looking for a carrier that could ensure strong, reliable coverage for their precision farming equipment even in the most remote locations.Read More»
Historically, M2M has been about connecting remote devices to backend solutions in the enterprise. The data collected – generally in small amounts for each device – has been used to provide sparse information to control and monitor the functioning of these devices. The increased ability to ‘communicate’ with remote devices has fueled the...Read More»
Heavy Reading Features Aeris Communications in its latest White Paper on the Future of Machine-to-Machine Application Enablement Platforms
Aeris Communications, the Made for Machines™ technology and service provider, is the subject of a white paper released today called “The Future of M2M Application Enablement Platforms.” The white paper, which is written by Heavy Reading, the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, offers new market insights about how...Read More»
PeopleNet, a leading onboard computing and carrier fleet communications provider, has been delivering innovative fleet management products and services to the trucking industry for nearly 20 years. They were looking for a flexible M2M solution to improve network reliability. PeopleNet wanted to ensure that all their customers' trucks stayed in...Read More»
Leica is a measurement and positioning company, that has been providing solutions to measure the world for close to 200 years. They were looking for a secure and reliable solution for auto-steering and precision agriculture that worked in even the most remote areas of the United States. In order to be efficient and increase productivity, Leica's...Read More»
What is the most important quality in an M2M partner? From reliable coverage and helpful customer service, to complete network visibility, Aeris offers a potent alternative to inflexible carriers and MVNOs. This free whitepaper compares and contrasts traditional carriers and MVNO’s to Aeris, highlighting the reasons why MVNO’s and Carriers aren’t...Read More»
When did M2M and telecommunications begin? How many billions of devices will be connected by 2020? Take a peek into our free whitepaper and find the answers to these questions and more. Discover the launch of both M2M and the Internet of Things, and read further into the issues surrounding the current M2M market. Click here for a brief yet...Read More»
Check out this new video from Aeris CTO “Z” Hosain. Z covers the history of M2M from telemetry to the Internet of Things. You might be surprised to find out how old telemetry is. You might be really surprised to learn how large the M2M industry will become in the next 5 years. Click here to watch this short video and you will be a whole lot more...Read More»
M2M Now Magazine's "Designing out M2M's Financial and Strategic Uncertainties" features Mohsen Mohseninia, Aeris' VP of Market Development for the European market. In the article, Mohsen makes a comparison between the North American and European M2M market, and presents some of the unique challenges in each sector.Read More»
The Rest of the House
In my previous post, I talked about Disney’s home of the future from 1957 and the kitchen; now let’s talk about the rest of the house.
Control is an underlying theme of the future. Even in Disney’s 1957 home, residents had the ability to not only control the climate, but even the scent—imagine the small of sweet roses or...Read More»
Disney’s 1957 House of the Future vs. Today’s House of the Future
“Imagine how wonderful it would be to live in a house like this,” says a woman viewing Monsanto’s House of the Future in Disney’s 1957 Tomorrowland video, “Maybe… someday.”Read More»
Over the years, Aeris has pioneered many capabilities that M2M markets and Customers now take for granted.
As just one example: more than 16 years ago, we recognized that Provisioning and Activation needed to be separate functions. My blog post last year described why this was important for our Customers.
The winter holidays are brought to us by more than just Santa and his sleigh. Today’s holidays are enabled by machine-to-machine communications. From the food on our table to the gifts under the tree, M2M communications are making our holidays warm and bright.
As you all probably know by now, the Apple iPhone 5 was introduced on September 12th. Many reviewers and sites have already commented extensively on the features of the new OS, the new large display, the “thinness”, etc.
However, there has been little discussion of the cellular bands and frequencies supported in the iPhone 5.Read More»
Summer is the perfect time to pack up and get away for a fun family vacation, or a trip to the beach, and more people leave their homes during the summer than any other time of the year. Allianz Global Assistance USA notes that 57% of Americans will take a summer vacation this year—up 3% points from last year—and travel at least 100...Read More»
Last week, I continued a series on the best practices for M2M data transports and posted Part 1 on Wireless IP practices. Earlier posts have covered best practices for SMS.Read More»
This week, I continue a series of posts on the best practices for M2M data transports (the previous post in this series was on SMS Data)—interspersed periodically with other topics.
Short Data Packets
Aeris’s original control channel MicroBurst® data transport was limited to 23 decimal digits (approximately 84 bits) of M2M Application data per...Read More»
I don’t know if you noticed it.
A few days ago, AT&T announced that it has started refarming (i.e, shutting down) its 2G GSM cellular services at 1900 MHz spectrum in the New York City area, for 3G and 4G services.Read More»
At the International CTIA Wireless 2012 show, M2M Zone spoke with executives in the industry and held a panel session to get their inputs on 2G technology usage in M2M Applications. Rather than “concentrate solely” on how long 2G was going to be around, there was a question on whether M2M should skip 3G and go straight to 4G. The...Read More»
We are often asked the question: “Is CDMA secure?” … with an underlying ask: “Is Aeris’s CDMA service secure?”Read More»
The Apple iPad and “4G”
Some months ago (on the day of the first sales of the new iPad), I expressed a concern about people trying to move the new Apple iPad from AT&T to Verizon (or back) in this post on LTE spectrum fragmentation. The LTE implementations are different in these two units and Customers did not realize this until it was too late:Read More»
We are often asked the question: Is Aeris a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (“MVNO”)?Read More»
Many of you probably remember Commander Data, the android on the hit science-fiction television show “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, based on the original “Star Trek” series created by Gene Roddenberry.Read More»
When cellular radio modules first became available for M2M Applications in the old Analog AMPS days, these did not use a standard form factor. Each manufacturer designed their own circuit board, and implemented unique pin configurations, connectors, and data interface protocols for their Customer’s needs. Over the years, the module...Read More»
Some weeks ago, I posted on the LTE spectrum fragmentation problem and its impact on M2M. As well as a comment to people who had purchased the new Apple iPad that uses LTE.Read More»
This week, I begin a series of posts on the best practices for M2M data transports—interspersed periodically with other topics.Read More»
I briefly touched on the differences between “Provisioning” and “Activating”—today’s post will explain these in a bit more detail.
The “Why”!Read More»
In a post in this blog some months back, I wrote on LTE spectrum usage and its impact on M2M deployment using LTE.Read More»
To understand the need for rapid provisioning and activation, first let’s briefly examine the typical processes by which consumers purchase and activate new handsets and data cards, etc.Read More»
Why Deploy an M2M Application?
Recently, I was a presenter on two panel sessions at the M2M Evolution 2012 Conference in Miami, Florida.Read More»
We Get Similar Support Questions
Our Network Support personnel are often asked very similar questions by Customers regarding their problematic Devices that operate on our network. The majority of the questions are generic and could be related to any M2M Device or M2M Application.Read More»
As a quick recap, in the various previous parts of this thread, we have covered:
- M2M Devices Are Different.
- M2M Applications Are Different.
- Network Coverage Needs Are Not The Same.
- Device Longevity.
- Early M2M Data Transmission Experiences.
- Introduction of Digital TDMA and CDMA.
- Digital Service Expanded … And Changed.
- The AMPS Sunset...
As a quick recap, Part 1 of this thread covered the differences between traditional cellular handset needs compared to M2M needs:Read More»
As a quick recap, Part 1 of this thread covered the differences between traditional cellular handset needs compared to M2M needs:Read More»
Continuing From Last Week …
As a quick recap, Part 1 of this thread covered the differences between traditional cellular handset needs compared to M2M needs:Read More»
Back to the discussion on cellular technology after the digression to slides presented at the Telit Developer’s Conference. I will continue on the factors that affect the choices necessary for M2M applications. As a quick recap, Part 1 of this thread covered the differences between traditional cellular handset needs compared to M2M needs:
Continuing from Last Week …
The last few weeks, I have discussed a presentation I did at the Telit Developer’s Conference in San Diego, to cover material that is very relevant to our Aeris user community.
“Device Management and Application Hosting”
The panel session was entitled “Device Management and Application Hosting”, which I covered in my...Read More»
Continuing from Last Week …
The last few weeks, I have discussed a presentation I did at the Telit Developer’s Conference in San Diego, to cover material that is very relevant to our Aeris user community.Read More»
Continuing from Last Week …
Last Friday, I digressed onto the topic of a presentation I did at the Telit Developer’s Conference in San Diego, to cover material that is very relevant to our Aeris user community.Read More»
A Digression This Week!
Last Friday, I said that I’d continue on the “Which G is Right for M2M?” post ... well, actually, I am going to digress onto another topic for a while and get back to the next installment on that other post later. This past week, I presented a paper at a panel session at the Telit Developer’s Conference in San Diego. During...Read More»
Your M2M application needs long-range communications capability ...Read More»
In my last post, we discussed what M2M means. More than just an acronym for Machine to Machine, it is the communication between objects and entities that is not just a traditional voice call or data session.But the term M2M does not do justice to the potential that this market really has!So, today, we continue the discussion with...
It’s an Acronym, of course!
First, it is an acronym that is relatively simple: it stands for Machine To Machine (with ‘2’ in place of the letter ‘T’). However, that acronym does not mean too much by itself!Read More»
Known to everybody as “Z”, Syed Zaeem Hosain is a Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Aeris Communications, Inc. located in Santa Clara, California.
Z is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’s networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in January of 1996 as Vice President of Engineering.