Aeris Blog

Five Commonly Asked ELD Mandate Questions Answered by Aeris and M2M Datasmart

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...

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Five Commonly Asked ELD Mandate Questions Answered by Aeris and M2M Datasmart

Definitive Guide: Internet of Things for Business―Chapter One Vlog

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...

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Definitive Guide: Internet of Things for Business―Chapter One Vlog

IoT and MaaS: Providing Users with the Ultimate Service-Based Transportation Solution

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...

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IoT and MaaS: Providing Users with the Ultimate Service-Based Transportation Solution

A Practical Approach to Autonomous Vehicle Safety

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...

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A Practical Approach to Autonomous Vehicle Safety

Network Security Protocols for Designing IoT Technology

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...

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Network Security Protocols for Designing IoT Technology

IoT Solutions for Managing Healthcare Data

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,...

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IoT Solutions for Managing Healthcare Data

How Roaming NB-IoT Facilitates Licensed, Cross-Border LPWA

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...

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How Roaming NB-IoT Facilitates Licensed, Cross-Border LPWA

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...

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Low Power Wide Area Networks: Security and Cost Considerations for Choosing an LPWA Network Solution

How IoT Brings Connected Support to Lone Workers

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...

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How IoT Brings Connected Support to Lone Workers

Meeting the Challenges of Renewable Energy with Smart Grids and IoT

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...

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Meeting the Challenges of Renewable Energy with Smart Grids and IoT

Utilizing IoT for Medical Device Implant Communication

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...

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Utilizing IoT for Medical Device Implant Communication

Five IoT Applications That Are Reshaping Agriculture Technology

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,...

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Five IoT Applications That Are Reshaping Agriculture Technology

Bike-Share Programs Modernize Global Public Transportation Systems

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...

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Bike-Share Programs Modernize Global Public Transportation Systems

The Definitive Guide: The Internet of Things for Business (3rd ed.)

 

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The Definitive Guide: The Internet of Things for Business (3rd ed.)

How India is Realizing its IoT Potential

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...

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How India is Realizing its IoT Potential

Condition Monitoring: How IoT Reduces Downtime in Industry 4.0

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...

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Condition Monitoring: How IoT Reduces Downtime in Industry 4.0

Five Forward Thinking IoT Public Safety Applications

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....

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Five Forward Thinking IoT Public Safety Applications

IoT Trucking: Managing Connected Vehicles and the Transition to Autonomous Electric Semi-Trucks

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...

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IoT Trucking: Managing Connected Vehicles and the Transition to Autonomous Electric Semi-Trucks

Ethical IoT: GDPR, Personal Data, and Maintaining Consumer Trust

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...

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Ethical IoT: GDPR, Personal Data, and Maintaining Consumer Trust

Your Connected Fourth of July

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...

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Your Connected Fourth of July

Optimizing the Automotive Experience

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.  

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Optimizing the Automotive Experience

Three Use Cases from the 5G Future

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...

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Three Use Cases from the 5G Future

5G and the Expanding World of IoT (a webinar)

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...

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5G and the Expanding World of IoT (a webinar)

Mapping the 5G Cellular Network Infrastructure

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...

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Mapping the 5G Cellular Network Infrastructure

Four Questions to Consider When Adopting a Products-as-a-Service Model

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...

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Four Questions to Consider When Adopting a Products-as-a-Service Model

Four Revenue Streams Revolutionized by the Internet of Things

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...

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Four Revenue Streams Revolutionized by the Internet of Things

How IoT Optimizes Renewable Storage Capabilities and Energy Forecasting

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...

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How IoT Optimizes Renewable Storage Capabilities and Energy Forecasting

Changing the Face of IoT with 5G Infrastructure

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),...

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Changing the Face of IoT with 5G Infrastructure

IoT for Good: SweetSense Provides Clean Water to Developing Countries

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...

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IoT for Good: SweetSense Provides Clean Water to Developing Countries

5G Networks Will Enhance Telematics and Pave the Way for Autonomous Driving

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....

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5G Networks Will Enhance Telematics and Pave the Way for Autonomous Driving

Data Anonymity Will Keep IoT Cloud Information Secure

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,...

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Data Anonymity Will Keep IoT Cloud Information Secure

5G-Enabled Autonomous Vehicles Will Drive Ride-Sharing Market Growth

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.

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5G-Enabled Autonomous Vehicles Will Drive Ride-Sharing Market Growth

Benefits of a Digital Twin Strategy

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...

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Benefits of a Digital Twin Strategy

5 IoT-Enabled Up-Selling and Cross-Selling Strategies

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...

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5 IoT-Enabled Up-Selling and Cross-Selling Strategies

How Fleet Managers Minimize Downtime with Predictive, Proactive IoT / M2M Service Support

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...

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How Fleet Managers Minimize Downtime with Predictive, Proactive IoT / M2M Service Support

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...

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What IoT Data Means for Your Business: Three Key Uses for IoT Data That Positively Impact Business Operations

Usage-Based Insurance: A New Data-Driven Reality

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...

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Usage-Based Insurance: A New Data-Driven Reality

Top 10 IoT Trends Will Shape the Sector in 2018

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...

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Top 10 IoT Trends Will Shape the Sector in 2018

Is it Time to Adopt eUICC?

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...

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Is it Time to Adopt eUICC?

Wisepill + Aeris Present an IoT Medical Monitoring Webinar

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...

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Wisepill + Aeris Present an IoT Medical Monitoring Webinar

Lowering Costs for a Remote IoT Solar Monitoring Solution: An Aeris / BBOXX Post-Webinar Blog

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...

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Lowering Costs for a Remote IoT Solar Monitoring Solution: An Aeris / BBOXX Post-Webinar Blog

How to Win Your First IoT Launch

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...

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How to Win Your First IoT Launch

Insights to the Future of IoT: An Aeris Webinar

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.”                                                                                                                                                                                                 ...

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Insights to the Future of IoT: An Aeris Webinar

Safeguarding Networks: Security Risks and Solutions in Today’s IoT Landscape

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...

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Safeguarding Networks: Security Risks and Solutions in Today’s IoT Landscape

Forecasting 2018: An Insider’s Look to the Future of IoT

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.

—attributed to Niels Bohr or Casey Stengel or Yogi Berra

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Forecasting 2018: An Insider’s Look to the Future of IoT

Subscription-Based Ride Sharing Services: Data as Driver of Innovation

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...

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Subscription-Based Ride Sharing Services: Data as Driver of Innovation

Holiday Wishes

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.

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Holiday Wishes

Wi-Fi / Cellular Hybrid connectivity: Webinar Questions and Answers

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...

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Wi-Fi / Cellular Hybrid connectivity: Webinar Questions and Answers

How Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Widens LPWA Applications along the Internet of Things

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...

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How Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Widens LPWA Applications along the Internet of Things

India’s IoT Era: How IoT is Reshaping India’s Economy and Leading the Way to a Better Future

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]...

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India’s IoT Era: How IoT is Reshaping India’s Economy and Leading the Way to a Better Future

Simple IoT Networks Ideal for Large Areas: Managers Prefer Low Power Wide Area Networks

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,...

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Simple IoT Networks Ideal for Large Areas: Managers Prefer Low Power Wide Area Networks

Better Care through IoT: 4G and 5G Cellular Solutions for the Medical Industry

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...

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Better Care through IoT: 4G and 5G Cellular Solutions for the Medical Industry

Combining Cellular and Wi-Fi for Cost, Connectivity, Reliability — A Webinar

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...

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Combining Cellular and Wi-Fi for Cost, Connectivity, Reliability — A Webinar

Fighting Poachers with an IoT Low Power Wide Area Network

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...

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Fighting Poachers with an IoT Low Power Wide Area Network

Cold Chain Data Monitoring and IoT Connectivity – More than Just Temperature Control (Webinar)

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...

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Cold Chain Data Monitoring and IoT Connectivity – More than Just Temperature Control (Webinar)

Michelle Avary to Speak @ Telecom Council Carrier Connections (TC3)

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,...

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Michelle Avary to Speak @ Telecom Council Carrier Connections (TC3)

Ultimate Connectivity: Volunteerism

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...

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Ultimate Connectivity: Volunteerism

Safer Plants, Saving Lives – Industrial Fire Safety and IoT

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,...

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Safer Plants, Saving Lives – Industrial Fire Safety and IoT

Five Questions for the 5G Internet of Things

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.

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Five Questions for the 5G Internet of Things

Upgrading Library Collections with IoT

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)...

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Upgrading Library Collections with IoT

Combating Floods in Urban Areas with IoT Network Solutions

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...

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Combating Floods in Urban Areas with IoT Network Solutions

Greater Opportunities with LTE and 5G

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.

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Greater Opportunities with LTE and 5G

Greater Opportunities for Monetizing the IoT

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.

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Greater Opportunities for Monetizing the IoT

Black Boxes and the Cloud: Faster Data for Safer Flights

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...

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Black Boxes and the Cloud: Faster Data for Safer Flights

How Artists and Galleries Use IoT Networking to Create Interactive Art Exhibits

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...

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How Artists and Galleries Use IoT Networking to Create Interactive Art Exhibits

Fire Fighting with IoT

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...

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Fire Fighting with IoT

Locomotive Management: Creating Smart Rail Lines with IoT

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...

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Locomotive Management: Creating Smart Rail Lines with IoT

Expanding your IoT Solution into the U.S.? Think Bigger. Think Globally.

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.

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Expanding your IoT Solution into the U.S.? Think Bigger. Think Globally.

Smart Cities: The Future is Now

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.

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Smart Cities: The Future is Now

21st Century IoT Solutions for Electronic Logging Device Compliance

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...

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21st Century IoT Solutions for Electronic Logging Device Compliance

Smart Ports: Staying Competitive, Safe, and Efficient with IoT

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...

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Smart Ports: Staying Competitive, Safe, and Efficient with IoT

IoT and Security—Digging Deeper

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...

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IoT and Security—Digging Deeper

IoT for Smarter Airports and an Enhanced Passenger Experience

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...

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IoT for Smarter Airports and an Enhanced Passenger Experience

How Do You Successfully Scale IoT? Find Out at this Wednesday’s Webinar!

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?

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How Do You Successfully Scale IoT? Find Out at this Wednesday’s Webinar!

IoT and Drought Sensitive Farming: Solutions for Water Monitoring and Environmental Stewardship

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...

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IoT and Drought Sensitive Farming: Solutions for Water Monitoring and Environmental Stewardship

IoT Food Applications: From the Farm to the Plate

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...

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IoT Food Applications: From the Farm to the Plate

Getting to Know You: Understanding IoT Security from a Device Perspective

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. 

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Getting to Know You: Understanding IoT Security from a Device Perspective

IoT for Tires: Reinventing the Wheel

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...

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IoT for Tires: Reinventing the Wheel

What the Death Star and IoT Security Have in Common

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.

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What the Death Star and IoT Security Have in Common

Where are the Dollars Going? Trends in IoT Spending

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,...

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Where are the Dollars Going? Trends in IoT Spending

3 Ways IoT Will Solve Financial Issues Burdening Health Care Providers

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...

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3 Ways IoT Will Solve Financial Issues Burdening Health Care Providers

IoT and Security: Is Your Worst Nightmare a Doll Named Cayla?

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...

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IoT and Security: Is Your Worst Nightmare a Doll Named Cayla?

Quantum Shot Noise: Future-Proof Security, From Smartphones to Intelligent Cars

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...

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Quantum Shot Noise: Future-Proof Security, From Smartphones to Intelligent Cars

Pi Day @ Aeris, Part 3: Set Up a Cellular Connection

Set Up Cellular Connection

Authors: Drew Johnson and Yixiang Chen

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Pi Day @ Aeris, Part 3: Set Up a Cellular Connection

Pi Day @ Aeris, Part 2: Getting Started

Getting Started

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Pi Day @ Aeris, Part 2: Getting Started

Pi Day @ Aeris, Part 1

Pi Day @ Aeris, 2017, Part 1

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Pi Day @ Aeris, Part 1

The Long (Updated) Ride into the 2G Sunset

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...

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The Long (Updated) Ride into the 2G Sunset

Healthcare Applications and IoT Connectivity

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...

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Healthcare Applications and IoT Connectivity

How IoT Will Change Automobile Insurance

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...

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How IoT Will Change Automobile Insurance

IoT Remains Important to Businesses; Implementation Still Complex

 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.

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IoT Remains Important to Businesses; Implementation Still Complex

IoT Applications For Autonomous Vehicles: Smarter Cars Through Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics

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...

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IoT Applications For Autonomous Vehicles: Smarter Cars Through Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics

Cellular IoT: The Future of Solar Energy Monitoring

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...

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Cellular IoT: The Future of Solar Energy Monitoring

Webinar recap: Ensuring profitability in a turbulent solar marketplace

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.

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Webinar recap: Ensuring profitability in a turbulent solar marketplace

The Future of IoT Healthcare Monitoring

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...

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The Future of IoT Healthcare Monitoring

How IoT is Revolutionizing the Cold Chain

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...

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How IoT is Revolutionizing the Cold Chain

Silicon Valley Lands in Sweet Home Chicago

“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.

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Silicon Valley Lands in Sweet Home Chicago

50 Billion Devices Connected by 2020?  Beyond the Hype and Into Reality

For half a decade, the predictions for growth in the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine markets have been staggering:

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50 Billion Devices Connected by 2020?  Beyond the Hype and Into Reality

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."

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How do you ensure profitability in this solar market, especially after the election? This webinar offers a solid, proven plan.

How IoT Enhances Education

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.

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How IoT Enhances Education

Hear From VehSmart How Vehicle Telematics Run on Aeris Connectivity

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,...

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Hear From VehSmart How Vehicle Telematics Run on Aeris Connectivity

Connected Car Apps: DIY the Car of the Future

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...

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Connected Car Apps: DIY the Car of the Future

IoT and the Essential Tools for the Connected Product Journey

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...

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IoT and the Essential Tools for the Connected Product Journey

Can the Internet of Things Make Me a Safer Driver? You Decide

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:

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Can the Internet of Things Make Me a Safer Driver? You Decide

See How Smart Metering Works With This Infographic

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...

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See How Smart Metering Works With This Infographic

Introduction to Smart Irrigation

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...

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Introduction to Smart Irrigation

Hear From Irritrol How Its Smart Irrigation Systems Run on Aeris Connectivity

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,...

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Hear From Irritrol How Its Smart Irrigation Systems Run on Aeris Connectivity

Implement Your IoT Solution With the IoT Guide

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.

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Implement Your IoT Solution With the IoT Guide

The IoT Guide Is for Enterprise IoT Applications

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...

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The IoT Guide Is for Enterprise IoT Applications

The IoT eBook Explains Connectivity Management Platforms

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...

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The IoT eBook Explains Connectivity Management Platforms

Get the new Definitive Guide to the Internet of Things eBook

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...

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Get the new Definitive Guide to the Internet of Things eBook

The Ultimate IoT Guide, Updated

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...

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The Ultimate IoT Guide, Updated

Industrial IoT Gives Machines a Voice

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...

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Industrial IoT Gives Machines a Voice

IoT in Commercial Aviation

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...

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IoT in Commercial Aviation

IoT Drives Connected Fleets

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...

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IoT Drives Connected Fleets

IoT/M2M SIM Cards: Four Key Uses

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,...

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IoT/M2M SIM Cards: Four Key Uses

How IoT Is Changing Sleep Therapy

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....

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How IoT Is Changing Sleep Therapy

Using IoT for Good

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...

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Using IoT for Good

Building a Business Case for IoT

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...

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Building a Business Case for IoT

5 Innovative Ways IoT Can Help Farms

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...

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5 Innovative Ways IoT Can Help Farms

IoT Connectivity Management – What You Need to Know

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...

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IoT Connectivity Management – What You Need to Know

GPS: The Grandfather of IoT

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...

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GPS: The Grandfather of IoT

High Data Usage for the Internet of Things

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...

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High Data Usage for the Internet of Things

An Introduction to LTE

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,...

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LTE

An Introduction to LTE

What Is the “Thing” in the IoT?

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.

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What Is the “Thing” in the IoT?

Meet With Aeris at Utility Week Live 2016

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.

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Meet With Aeris at Utility Week Live 2016

Visit Aeris at 5G World 2016

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. 

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Visit Aeris at 5G World 2016

IoT Now Magazine Features Aeris

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.

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IoT Now Magazine Features Aeris

The Opportunities for Budding Indian Startups in the IoT Space

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,...

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The Opportunities for Budding Indian Startups in the IoT Space

Visit Aeris at IoT World 2016

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?

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Visit Aeris at IoT World 2016

Aeris' Drew Johnson Talks IoT First at TADSummit Revisited

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.

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Aeris' Drew Johnson Talks IoT First at TADSummit Revisited

Choosing an IoT Platform Provider, Part II

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.

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Choosing an IoT Platform Provider, Part II

Choosing an IoT Platform Provider, Part I

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.

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Choosing an IoT Platform Provider, Part I

SJSU Students Learn IoT With Aeris

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.

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SJSU Students Learn IoT With Aeris

Aeris CEO Marc Jones Recognized With Culture Shift Award

Marc Jones Alt from Craig William Films on Vimeo.

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...

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Aeris CEO Marc Jones Recognized With Culture Shift Award

Learn How to Assess IoT Security Risks in New Webinar

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.

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Learn How to Assess IoT Security Risks in New Webinar

The IoT and Your Car: A Safe and Better Future

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...

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The IoT and Your Car: A Safe and Better Future

Sign Up for Webinar on End-to-End IoT/M2M Security

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.

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Sign Up for Webinar on End-to-End IoT/M2M Security

Next-Generation Wearables: Beyond Novelty

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...

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Next-Generation Wearables: Beyond Novelty

Connect With Aeris at Mobile World Congress 2016

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.

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Connect With Aeris at Mobile World Congress 2016

IoT/M2M Partnerships Help Businesses Get to Market Faster

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.

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IoT/M2M Partnerships Help Businesses Get to Market Faster

3 Things to Consider for Global IoT/M2M Fleet Telematics

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.

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3 Things to Consider for Global IoT/M2M Fleet Telematics

The Bottom Line on Cellular Roaming for IoT

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.

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The Bottom Line on Cellular Roaming for IoT

Meet Aeris at IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016

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.

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Meet Aeris at IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016

Fleet Telematics Is Driven by IoT Analytics

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...

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Fleet Telematics Is Driven by IoT Analytics

See Aeris at IoT Evolution East 2016 in Fort Lauderdale

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.

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See Aeris at IoT Evolution East 2016 in Fort Lauderdale

Talking Barbie and Consumer IoT Security Concerns

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.

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Talking Barbie and Consumer IoT Security Concerns

Will 2016 Bring New Security Regulations for the Internet of Things?

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...

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Will 2016 Bring New Security Regulations for the Internet of Things?

SimplyHome System Powered by Aeris Receives 2015 Telehealth Award

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.

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SimplyHome System Powered by Aeris Receives 2015 Telehealth Award

Register for the IoT Security Webinar

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...

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Register for the IoT Security Webinar

The Connected City of the Future

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...

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The Connected City of the Future

Meeting the Analytics Challenge With the Definitive Guide to IoT

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...

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Meeting the Analytics Challenge With the Definitive Guide to IoT

A Visual Walk-Through of the IoT eBook

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...

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A Visual Walk-Through of the IoT eBook

Learn How Sensors Measure Up in IoT eBook

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...

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Learn How Sensors Measure Up in IoT eBook

Aeris Receives 2015 Fierce Innovation Awards for Cloud Services

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...

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Aeris Receives 2015 Fierce Innovation Awards for Cloud Services

Introducing The Definitive Business Guide to IoT

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...

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Introducing The Definitive Business Guide to IoT

IoT Gives Business the Edge, According to New Survey

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...

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IoT Gives Business the Edge, According to New Survey

Register for European Fleet Management Data Analytics Webinar

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.

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Register for European Fleet Management Data Analytics Webinar

RISC-V Business at the Next IoT Meetup

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...

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RISC-V Business at the Next IoT Meetup

The Connected Enterprise: Fact or Fiction?

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...

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The Connected Enterprise: Fact or Fiction?

IoE vs. IoT vs. M2M: What’s the Difference and Does It Matter?

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...

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IoE vs. IoT vs. M2M: What’s the Difference and Does It Matter?

An Introduction to the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Connectivity Today

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...

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An Introduction to the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Connectivity Today

Sign Up Now for Remote Patient Monitoring Webinar

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...

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Sign Up Now for Remote Patient Monitoring Webinar

Is Netflix Part of the Internet of Things?

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?

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Is Netflix Part of the Internet of Things?

GTX SmartSoles Powered by Aeris Places Top 3 in CTIA Super Mobility Awards

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.

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GTX SmartSoles Powered by Aeris Places Top 3 in CTIA Super Mobility Awards

Catch Aeris at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas

Are you going to Vegas for CITA Super Mobility on September 9 to 11, 2015? We are! Come by the Aeris booth #4849 in the M2M Zone to see our demos, enter a promotion, see a panel, and talk with us about your IoT/M2M needs.
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Catch Aeris at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas

Meet With Aeris at the M2M Summit in Germany

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

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Meet With Aeris at the M2M Summit in Germany

Join Webinar About ARM-Based IoT/M2M Gateways on Sept. 1

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Join Webinar About ARM-Based IoT/M2M Gateways on Sept. 1

Aeris Receives 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

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.

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Aeris Receives 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

Drinks Were on Us in Vegas

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.

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Drinks Were on Us in Vegas

Talk With Aeris at IoT Evolution West in Las Vegas

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.

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Talk With Aeris at IoT Evolution West in Las Vegas

Join Aeris and Intel at the Silicon Valley IoT Meetup

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.

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Join Aeris and Intel at the Silicon Valley IoT Meetup

3 Things Everyone Should Know About IoT Security

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.

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3 Things Everyone Should Know About IoT Security

5 Tips to Keep IoT Deployment Costs Down

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.

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5 Tips to Keep IoT Deployment Costs Down

IoT Smart Meters Can Save Water

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...

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IoT Smart Meters Can Save Water

Webinar Alert: Relational Databases for Connected Cars

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...

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Webinar Alert: Relational Databases for Connected Cars

Get More From Your Big Data (Hint: You Need IoT Analytics)

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...

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Get More From Your Big Data (Hint: You Need IoT Analytics)

First “Prototype to Production” Workshop Jumpstarts Future IoT Projects

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.

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First “Prototype to Production” Workshop Jumpstarts Future IoT Projects

Get Deeper Insights With AerVoyance Analytics

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.

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Get Deeper Insights With AerVoyance Analytics

GRID20/20 Powered by Aeris Receives 2015 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award

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...

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GRID20/20 Powered by Aeris Receives 2015 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award

Banking on Big Data Analytics for IoT/M2M Deployment

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.

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Banking on Big Data Analytics for IoT/M2M Deployment

Aeris Receives 2015 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

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.

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Aeris Receives 2015 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

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...

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4 Things You Must Know if You Are Planning to Connect Remote Patient Monitoring Devices via Cellular

Cellular-Based Smart Water Meters in Emerging Markets In The US – And At AWWA’s ACE 2015

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...

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Cellular-Based Smart Water Meters in Emerging Markets In The US – And At AWWA’s ACE 2015

The Future of Global Fleets: The Truck as Mobile Network Operating Centre

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...

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The Future of Global Fleets: The Truck as Mobile Network Operating Centre

How Achieving Competitive Advantage in The Fleet Telematics Market Is Like A Property Investment

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...

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How Achieving Competitive Advantage in The Fleet Telematics Market Is Like A Property Investment

A Calculator to Help You Switch 2G IoT and M2M Devices

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...

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A Calculator to Help You Switch 2G IoT and M2M Devices

Webinar with GE – Smart Grids: Strategies to Transport Critical Utility Distribution Applications

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...

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Webinar with GE – Smart Grids: Strategies to Transport Critical Utility Distribution Applications

Mobile World Congress 2015 Just Days Away

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...

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Mobile World Congress 2015 Just Days Away

Asset Tracking with IoT (A.K.A. A Wireless, Electronic Treasure Map)

Whether your “treasure” is a vehicle, boat, bike, some real Pirate’s Booty or some other thing that you love and value, you want to know where it is at all times. Wouldn’t it make life easy to have access to your treasure remotely? You could ping your treasure’s location. Ask your treasure the temperature of its surrounding area. Set a geo-fence...
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Asset Tracking with IoT (A.K.A. A Wireless, Electronic Treasure Map)

U.K. Science Advisor Outlines IoT Recommendations in Aeris Visit

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.

Walport recently visited Aeris to discuss his report, “The Internet...

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U.K. Science Advisor Outlines IoT Recommendations in Aeris Visit

M2M/IoT Predictions for 2015 from Machina Research

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:

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M2M/IoT Predictions for 2015 from Machina Research

IoT Ramps Up in India

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...

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IoT Ramps Up in India

Watch the Aeris Webinar - "Neo: Breaking the IoT Logjam"

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...

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Watch the Aeris Webinar - "Neo: Breaking the IoT Logjam"

Aeris Extends Global Reach with International M2M Council Membership

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...

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Aeris Extends Global Reach with International M2M Council Membership

Want to Win in the Fleet Telematics Market?

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,...

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Want to Win in the Fleet Telematics Market?

How M2M/IoT Connectivity Can Help the Sahel

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...

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How M2M/IoT Connectivity Can Help the Sahel

Report: Fleet Telematics Market Ready for Lift Off

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.

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Report: Fleet Telematics Market Ready for Lift Off

Harvard Business School Review: Companies Must Alter Business Models To Leverage IoT/M2M

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...

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Harvard Business School Review: Companies Must Alter Business Models To Leverage IoT/M2M

The One Quality to Avoid in M2M Patient Monitoring Providers

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?

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The One Quality to Avoid in M2M Patient Monitoring Providers

Cellular Connectivity or SD Cards: Which M2M Data Upload is Best?

Technology is rapidly changing i n the M2M industry and, where we once saw SD cards as the best way to transmit data back to your company’s IT network, cellular connectivity is becoming the new standard.
Of course SD cards have their benefits. For example, with SD cards you can control the storage size of the device and upgradesare easier than...
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Cellular Connectivity or SD Cards: Which M2M Data Upload is Best?

Obstacles Facing M2M Deployment, Part 2: Costs

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,...

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Obstacles Facing M2M Deployment, Part 2: Costs

Obstacles Facing M2M Deployment, Part 1: Complexity

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...

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Obstacles Facing M2M Deployment, Part 1: Complexity

M2M Communications Plays a Key Role in "Smart" Solar Energy Delivery

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...

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M2M Communications Plays a Key Role in "Smart" Solar Energy Delivery

3 Reasons Why You Need to Enforce Patient Compliance

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...

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Enforce Patient Compliance

4 Ways Cellular-Based Monitoring Improves Patient Compliance

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...

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4 Ways Cellular-Based Monitoring Improves Patient Compliance

How Aeris Tops MVNOs: Aeris Owns and Operates its own Network

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...

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How Aeris Tops MVNOs: Aeris Owns and Operates its own Network

Top Challenges Collecting Patient Data Using Traditional Methods for Remote Patient Monitoring

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...

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Top Challenges Collecting Patient Data Using Traditional Methods for Remote Patient Monitoring

Reliable M2M Networks Essential for Smart Parking, Report Shows

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...

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Reliable M2M Networks Essential for Smart Parking, Report Shows

Beginner’s Guide to Understanding M2M Modems and Modules for Remote Patient Monitoring

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...

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Beginner’s Guide to Understanding M2M Modems and Modules for Remote Patient Monitoring

5 Incredibly Easy Ways to Capture Patient Compliance Data

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.

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5 Incredibly Easy Ways to Capture Patient Compliance Data

How Aeris Tops MVNOs: Services

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,...

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How Aeris Tops MVNOs: Services

Machine-to-Machine Communications Power "Smart Irrigation" Trend

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...

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Machine-to-Machine Communications Power "Smart Irrigation" Trend

Can We Achieve Ideal Patient Compliance With M2M Cellular Networks?

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...

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Can We Achieve Ideal Patient Compliance With M2M Cellular Networks?

6 Tips to Finding the Best M2M Services Provider for Remote Patient Monitoring

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:

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6 Tips to Finding the Best M2M Services Provider for Remote Patient Monitoring

Aeris’ Drew Johnson Cited in The Wall Street Journal

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...

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Aeris’ Drew Johnson Cited in The Wall Street Journal

GetWireless Captures the Aeris Customers’ Choice Award at CTIA

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...

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GetWireless Captures the Aeris Customers’ Choice Award at CTIA

The Internet of Things Empowered by the Internet

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...

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The Internet of Things Empowered by the Internet

SIM Cards Play Key Role in M2M Connectivity

The SIM card is the vital component of machine-to-machine communications solutions, containing the circuitry that holds key information for devices to connect to a GSM cellular network.

SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module or Subscriber Identification Module. An integrated circuit, it contains the International Mobile Subscriber Identity...

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SIM Cards Play Key Role in M2M Connectivity

The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding M2M Connectivity for Remote Patient Monitoring

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...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding M2M Connectivity for Remote Patient Monitoring

What You Need to Know About Integrating Mobile Health Devices with Cellular Connectivity

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.

The current...

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What You Need to Know About Integrating Mobile Health Devices with Cellular Connectivity

3 Qualities Every M2M Health Provider Needs for the Best Remote Monitoring Solution

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...

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3 Qualities Every M2M Health Provider Needs for the Best Remote Monitoring Solution

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...

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The Mistake Remote Patient Monitoring Device Managers Make When Considering an M2M Solution Provider

Nominees Listed for Aeris Customer Choice Award at CTIA

 Aeris partners have selected nominees for the Aeris Customer Choice Award at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, which will take place Tuesday, September 9 through Thursday, September 11.

Aeris gave its partners the opportunity to showcase their innovations by offering the Aeris Customer Choice Award at the show. Partners nominated a select...

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Nominees Listed for Aeris Customer Choice Award at CTIA

5 Reasons to Utilize Cellular Connectivity for Remote Patient Monitoring

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...

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5 Reasons to Utilize Cellular Connectivity for Remote Patient Monitoring

10 Key Statistics to Prove the Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring

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 ...

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10 Key Statistics to Prove the Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring

Upcoming Aeris Webinar: Cutting through the Fog of the Internet of Things

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...

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Upcoming Aeris Webinar: Cutting through the Fog of the Internet of Things

Cellular Technology Powers Growth in Smart Parking Market

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,...

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Cellular Technology Powers Growth in Smart Parking Market

Growing IoT and App Market Touches Many Vertical Sectors

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,...

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Growing IoT and App Market Touches Many Vertical Sectors

Aeris Webinar Offers Tips to Grow Your Young M2M Company

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...

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Aeris Webinar Offers Tips to Grow Your Young M2M Company

GTX Gains Traction with Smart Soles

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.

SmartSoles has been mentioned recently in articles in SlashGear and in U.S.A. Today. “GTX is targeting the elderly, young children, and potential kidnapping victims traveling to...

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GTX Gains Traction with Smart Soles

Report: In-Home Healthcare Market Ready for Lift-Off

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...

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Report: In-Home Healthcare Market Ready for Lift-Off

Aeris Gears Up for CTIA

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...

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Aeris Gears Up for CTIA

Aeris Webinar: Taking the Company to the Next Level

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...

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Aeris Webinar: Taking the Company to the Next Level

Aeris Offers GSM SIM Swap for Select Companies

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....

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Aeris Offers GSM SIM Swap for Select Companies

Aeris Momentum Continues as IT Leaders Name it Top M2M Specialist

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...

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Aeris Momentum Continues as IT Leaders Name it Top M2M Specialist

The Jetsons Resonate Today

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...

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The Jetsons Resonate Today

The Problem with MVNOs, Part 3: Reliability

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.

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The Problem with MVNOs, Part 3: Reliability

The Problem with MVNOs, Part 2: Services

Although Aeris Communications is sometimes confused with being a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Aeris actually offers unique machine-to-machine cellular network communications solutions.

A key differentiator between Aeris and a MVNO is services.

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The Problem with MVNOs, Part 2: Services

The Problem with MVNOs, Part 1: Costs

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...

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The Problem with MVNOs, Part 1: Costs

A Look Back at the Monsanto House of the Future

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,...

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A Look Back at the Monsanto House of the Future

Aeris Webinar: “Eye, Wrist, Body...Where is the Wearables Market Headed?”

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...

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Aeris Webinar: “Eye, Wrist, Body...Where is the Wearables Market Headed?”

Asimov's Predictions Come True Today

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...

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Asimov's Predictions Come True Today

Aeris Webinar Highlights Mobile Healthcare Trends

 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...

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Aeris Webinar Highlights Mobile Healthcare Trends

The Big Data Challenges of IoT

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...

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The Big Data Challenges of IoT

Aeris's Molise Outlines How to Overcome the Challenges Facing M2M Operators

   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...

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Aeris's Molise Outlines How to Overcome the Challenges Facing M2M Operators

Move Aside Mobile Phones, Here Comes IoT

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...

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Move Aside Mobile Phones, Here Comes IoT

How to Secure the Internet of Things

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,”...

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How to Secure the Internet of Things

M2M Strategies and Technologies Contributing to Explosive Growth in China

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...

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M2M Strategies and Technologies Contributing to Explosive Growth in China

How Can the Internet of Things Benefit the Enterprise?

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...

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How Can the Internet of Things Benefit the Enterprise?

Upcoming Aeris Webinar: “Where Is the Wearables Market Headed?”

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...

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Upcoming Aeris Webinar: “Where Is the Wearables Market Headed?”

Aeris Delivers Connected Health Solutions

 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...

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Aeris Delivers Connected Health Solutions

"Securing the Internet of Things" Webinar, an Aeris Encore Presentation

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.,...

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"Securing the Internet of Things" Webinar, an Aeris Encore Presentation

Upcoming Aeris Webinar: The Rise of Mobile Health Devices for Home Health and on-the-go

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?

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Upcoming Aeris Webinar: The Rise of Mobile Health Devices for Home Health and on-the-go

Aeris Support Pays Off For SimplyHome

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...

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Aeris Support Pays Off For SimplyHome

2G GSM Sunset: A Call to Action for M2M Healthcare Providers

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...

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2G GSM Sunset: A Call to Action for M2M Healthcare Providers

"Securing the Internet of Things," – an Aeris Webinar

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,...

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"Securing the Internet of Things," – an Aeris Webinar

Aeris Webinar, "Introduction to M2M Technologies," Puts You Ahead of the M2M/IoT Curve

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...

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Aeris Webinar, "Introduction to M2M Technologies," Puts You Ahead of the M2M/IoT Curve

Upcoming Webinar - Introduction to M2M Technologies, What Option Is Right for Your Company?

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...

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Upcoming Webinar - Introduction to M2M Technologies, What Option Is Right for Your Company?

Following the “Cloud,” the “Fog” Rolls in

 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.”

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Following the “Cloud,” the “Fog” Rolls in

Coming May 21: Aeris Webinar Addresses “Securing the Internet of Things”

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...

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Coming May 21: Aeris Webinar Addresses “Securing the Internet of Things”

Aeris Infinity Support Focuses on M2M Customer Success

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.

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Aeris Infinity Support Focuses on M2M Customer Success

Aeris Webinar, “The State of 2G, 3G, & 4G LTE,” Essential When Considering M2M Deployment

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 &...

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Aeris Webinar, “The State of 2G, 3G, & 4G LTE,” Essential When Considering M2M Deployment

Quick Tips on how to Avoid M2M Global Rate Changes

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...

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Quick Tips on how to Avoid M2M Global Rate Changes

6 Factors to Evaluate M2M Service Providers

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.

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6 Factors to Evaluate M2M Service Providers

3 Best Ways to Increase Connectivity of a Cellular M2M Device

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...

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3 Best Ways to Increase Connectivity of a Cellular M2M Device

AerCloud Lets M2M Customers Create Strategic Apps for Business Advantage

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.

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AerCloud Lets M2M Customers Create Strategic Apps for Business Advantage

6 Questions to Ask an M2M Service Provider

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.

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6 Questions to Ask an M2M Service Provider

5 Benefits of a Dedicated M2M Network

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.

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5 Benefits of a Dedicated M2M Network

Why ‘Carrier-Agnostic’ M2M Service Providers Have the Best Coverage

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.

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Why ‘Carrier-Agnostic’ M2M Service Providers Have the Best Coverage

Infonetics Research: M2M Gains Momentum as Enterprises Seek Competitive Advantage

Enterprises are turning in greater numbers to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications as a way to gain competitive advantage, Infonetics Research said this week.

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Infonetics Research: M2M Gains Momentum as Enterprises Seek Competitive Advantage

What Type of M2M Service Provider Will Keep You Connected 24/7?

Reliability is vital when it comes to machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions for your organization. So what features should an M2M service provider have to ensure you stay connected?

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What Type of M2M Service Provider Will Keep You Connected 24/7?

How Do You Know if Pay-Per-Use is Right for You?

When looking at machine-to-machine (M2M) services, it often makes more sense to go with a pay-per-use plan than with a per-device or fixed-data plan.

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,...

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How Do You Know if Pay-Per-Use is Right for You?

11 Quick Tips On Making M2M Costs More Predictable

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...

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11 Quick Tips On Making M2M Costs More Predictable

When Selecting a M2M Service Provider, the Aeris “Ultimate Guide” Is Essential

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...

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When Selecting a M2M Service Provider, the Aeris “Ultimate Guide” Is Essential

Aeris’s Johnson Named a Top 100 Wireless Tech Expert

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.

The...

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Aeris’s Johnson Named a Top 100 Wireless Tech Expert

Minimizing TCO in M2M, the Aeris Way

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...

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Minimizing TCO in M2M, the Aeris Way

Why Transparent Billing Is a Good Quality in a M2M Service Provider

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...

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Why Transparent Billing Is a Good Quality in a M2M Service Provider

5 Hidden Costs That Are Driving Up Your M2M Services Bill

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...

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5 Hidden Costs That Are Driving Up Your M2M Services Bill

Vending Machine Industry a Growing Market for M2M Communications

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...

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Vending Machine Industry a Growing Market for M2M Communications

8 Questions to Ask a M2M Service Provider that Will Keep Costs Down

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...

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8 Questions to Ask a M2M Service Provider that Will Keep Costs Down

Aeris Webinar Shows How to Minimize TCO When Investing in M2M/IOT

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...

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Aeris Webinar Shows How to Minimize TCO When Investing in M2M/IOT

Secrets You Never Knew About How M2M Pricing Works

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...

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Secrets You Never Knew About How M2M Pricing Works

5 Ways to Lower M2M Service Costs

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.

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5 Ways to Lower M2M Service Costs

7 Pricing Factors that Affect M2M/IoT Cellular Rates

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...

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7 Pricing Factors that Affect M2M/IoT Cellular Rates

Are You a Cellular Carrier or an MVNO?

 

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.

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Are You a Cellular Carrier or an MVNO?

Aeris’ Balasubramaniam Named to Influential Women of M2M List

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...

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Aeris’ Balasubramaniam Named to Influential Women of M2M List

“Going Global with M2M & IOT” – an Aeris and Connected World  Webinar

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...

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“Going Global with M2M & IOT” – an Aeris and Connected World  Webinar

Aeris and IDC Present M2M Webinar: “Asking the Right Questions to Minimize TCO”

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...

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Aeris and IDC Present M2M Webinar: “Asking the Right Questions to Minimize TCO”

What Is Your Cellular M2M Coverage?

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...

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What Is Your Cellular M2M Coverage?

M2M the Center of Attention at Mobile World Congress

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.

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M2M the Center of Attention at Mobile World Congress

Aeris Webinar Addressing AT&T’s 2G GSM Shutdown Now Available

 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?”

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Aeris Webinar Addressing AT&T’s 2G GSM Shutdown Now Available

Aeris on the Scene at Mobile World Congress

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...

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Aeris on the Scene at Mobile World Congress

Aeris Communications and Symmetry Electronics Offering a Free 90-Day Cellular Trial

Aeris Communications has partnered with Symmetry Electronics and SemiconductorStore.com to offer a free, 90-day trial with up to 10MB of data usage to new and existing cellular customers. 

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.  

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Aeris Communications and Symmetry Electronics Offering a Free 90-Day Cellular Trial

New Skills Needed to Foster M2M/IoT Development

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...

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New Skills Needed to Foster M2M/IoT Development

Connected World  Cites 'Opportunity Gap' Coined by Aeris

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...

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Connected World  Cites 'Opportunity Gap' Coined by Aeris

Aeris Garners Accolades at Connected World Conference

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...

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Aeris Garners Accolades at Connected World Conference

Wearables Ready to Enter the Workplace

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,...

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Wearables Ready to Enter the Workplace

Aeris GSP Helps Mobile Operators Bridge M2M “Opportunity Gap”

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...

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Aeris GSP Helps Mobile Operators Bridge M2M “Opportunity Gap”

Real-World Case Study Compares Total Cost of Ownership for M2M Deployments

 

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. 

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Real-World Case Study Compares Total Cost of Ownership for M2M Deployments

IDC Highlights Importance of Total Cost of Ownership for M2M Deployments

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...

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IDC Highlights Importance of Total Cost of Ownership for M2M Deployments

Aeris Webinar: Are You Ready for AT&T’s 2G GSM Sunset?

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....

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Aeris Webinar: Are You Ready for AT&T’s 2G GSM Sunset?

GSM or CDMA, Which Is Best for You?

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.

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GSM or CDMA, Which Is Best for You?

M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 5: Think About the Long Term

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.

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M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 5: Think About the Long Term

Aeris Launches Global M2M Services

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...

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Aeris Launches Global M2M Services

Consumer Electronics Show Highlighted Tech Trends

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.

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Consumer Electronics Show Highlighted Tech Trends

How to Save Money on Your Global M2M Deployment

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.

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How to Save Money on Your Global M2M Deployment

Selecting the Right Antenna for 4G/LTE

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.

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Selecting the Right Antenna for 4G/LTE

M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 4: More Options for Your 2G Transition

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.

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M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 4: More Options for Your 2G Transition

M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 3: What Are Your Options?

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.

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M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 3: What Are Your Options?

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...

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M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 2: Why Is this Happening? A Short Spectrum History Reveals the Answer

Connected World  Cites Aeris in Ongoing 2G Sunset Discussion

'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.

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Connected World  Cites Aeris in Ongoing 2G Sunset Discussion

M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 1

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.

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M2M Industry Faces Call to Action with 2G GSM Sunset, Part 1

IoT World Forum Highlights Trends in M2M Communications

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...

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IoT World Forum Highlights Trends in M2M Communications

GSM v. CDMA: Technical Comparison of M2M Technologies

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.

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GSM v. CDMA: Technical Comparison of M2M Technologies

Upcoming Webinar: "Going Global with M2M: What You Must Know to Control Costs"

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...

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Upcoming Webinar: "Going Global with M2M: What You Must Know to Control Costs"

The AT&T 2G GSM GPRS Sunset has Begun

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,...

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The AT&T 2G GSM GPRS Sunset has Begun

Aeris Communications Machine Bill of Rights

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...

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Aeris Communications Machine Bill of Rights

2G GSM Sunset is coming... What are your options?

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. 

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GSM

2G GSM Sunset is coming... What are your options?

Industry Brief: "Is GSM Right for Your M2M Program?"

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. 

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Industry Brief: "Is GSM Right for Your M2M Program?"

Successful Troubleshooting for M2M

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Successful Troubleshooting for M2M

GTX Corp Improves GPS Tracking with Aeris

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.

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GTX Corp Improves GPS Tracking with Aeris

Finding the Perfect Cellular Technology for Your M2M Application

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.

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Finding the Perfect Cellular Technology for Your M2M Application

CASE STUDY: Novariant

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.

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CASE STUDY: Novariant

The Next Wave in M2M: Intelligent Solutions

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...

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The Next Wave in M2M: Intelligent Solutions

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...

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Heavy Reading Features Aeris Communications in its latest White Paper on the Future of Machine-to-Machine Application Enablement Platforms

CASE STUDY: PeopleNet Communications

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...

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CASE STUDY: PeopleNet Communications

CASE STUDY: Leica Geosystems

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...

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CASE STUDY: Leica Geosystems

New Industry Brief: Lowering Your Total Cost of Ownership for M2M Deployments

Dive into five great cost cutting strategies that are sure to help your business, without sacrificing the business model you need to drive revenue. Don’t let rigid pricing models and lengthy troubleshooting times affect your business. In our new whitepaper “Five Ways to Lower Your Total Cost of Ownership for M2M Deployment”, we give you the tools...
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New Industry Brief: Lowering Your Total Cost of Ownership for M2M Deployments

Why MVNOs & Traditional Carriers Aren't Right for Your M2M Application

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...

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Why MVNOs & Traditional Carriers Aren't Right for Your M2M Application

New Evolution of M2M Whitepaper Now Available

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...

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New Evolution of M2M Whitepaper Now Available

Ask Z: New Video on the History of M2M

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...

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Ask Z: New Video on the History of M2M

Aeris Communications featured in M2M Now Magazine

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.

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Aeris Communications featured in M2M Now Magazine

House Of The Future ... Part 2

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...

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House Of The Future ... Part 2

House Of The Future ... Part 1: The Kitchen

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.”

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House Of The Future ... Part 1: The Kitchen

Crowdsourcing M2M Support ... and 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.

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Crowdsourcing M2M Support ... and More!

Happy Holidays!

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.

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Happy Holidays!

The Apple iPhone 5 ... with LTE! But Which Bands?

Introduction

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.

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The Apple iPhone 5 ... with LTE! But Which Bands?

Keep Homes Secure This Summer With M2M Networks

Introduction

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...

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Keep Homes Secure This Summer With M2M Networks

"Aeris Explains Their M2M Solutions"

Introduction

Recently, I recorded a video interview after a technical briefing with TMCnet.com. During this interview, I described Aeris and our M2M services and solutions.

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"Aeris Explains Their M2M Solutions"

Wireless IP for M2M Data—Best Practices (Part 2)

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.

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Wireless IP for M2M Data—Best Practices (Part 2)

Wireless IP for M2M Data—Best Practices (Part 1)

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...

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Wireless IP for M2M Data—Best Practices (Part 1)

2G GSM & GPRS — The Shutdown Begins

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.

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2G GSM & GPRS — The Shutdown Begins

The Billion+ Dollar M2M Device Swap

Introduction

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...

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The Billion+ Dollar M2M Device Swap

Is Aeris’s CDMA Implementation Secure?

We are often asked the question: “Is CDMA secure?” … with an underlying ask: “Is Aeris’s CDMA service secure?

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Is Aeris’s CDMA Implementation Secure?

Apple iPad is 4G … But Not In The UK!

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:

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Apple iPad is 4G … But Not In The UK!

Is Aeris An MVNO?

Introduction

We are often asked the question: Is Aeris a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (“MVNO”)?

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Is Aeris An MVNO?

Commander Data ... Are You Awake?

Introduction

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.

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Commander Data ... Are You Awake?

Mini PCIe ... A Standard Form Factor for High-Speed Radios

Introduction

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...

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Mini PCIe ... A Standard Form Factor for High-Speed Radios

More on LTE Spectrum Fragmentation

Introduction

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.

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More on LTE Spectrum Fragmentation

Using SMS for M2M Data—Best Practices

Introduction

This week, I begin a series of posts on the best practices for M2M data transports—interspersed periodically with other topics.

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Using SMS for M2M Data—Best Practices

Provision vs. Activate … Benefitting M2M Customers

Introduction

Some weeks ago, I posted about Aeris’s Rapid Provisioning System that allows Customers to rapidly provision Devices for operation on the Aeris Network Services.

I briefly touched on the differences between “Provisioning” and “Activating”—today’s post will explain these in a bit more detail.

The “Why”!

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Provision vs. Activate … Benefitting M2M Customers

LTE Spectrum Fragmentation ... Problems For M2M?

Introduction

In a post in this blog some months back, I wrote on LTE spectrum usage and its impact on M2M deployment using LTE.

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LTE Spectrum Fragmentation ... Problems For M2M?

Rapid Provisioning for M2M Applications

Typical Provisioning

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.

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Rapid Provisioning for M2M Applications

Thinking About Deploying An M2M Application?

Why Deploy an M2M Application?

Recently, I was a presenter on two panel sessions at the M2M Evolution 2012 Conference in Miami, Florida.

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Thinking About Deploying An M2M Application?

Network Support For Customers

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.

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Network Support For Customers

2G, 3G, 4G ... OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 6)

Continuing …

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...
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2G, 3G, 4G ... OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 6)

2G, 3G, 4G ... OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 5)

Continuing …

As a quick recap, Part 1 of this thread covered the differences between traditional cellular handset needs compared to M2M needs:

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2G, 3G, 4G ... OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 5)

2G, 3G, 4G ... OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 4)

Continuing …

As a quick recap, Part 1 of this thread covered the differences between traditional cellular handset needs compared to M2M needs:

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2G, 3G, 4G ... OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 4)

2G, 3G, 4G … OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 3)

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:

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2G, 3G, 4G … OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 3)

2G, 3G, 4G … OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 2)

Okay!

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:

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2G, 3G, 4G … OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 2)

Telit Developer’s Conference … Oct 2011 (Part 4)

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...

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Telit Developer’s Conference … Oct 2011 (Part 4)

Telit Developer’s Conference … Oct 2011 (Part 3)

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.

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Telit Developer’s Conference … Oct 2011 (Part 3)

Telit Developer’s Conference … Oct 2011 (Part 2)

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.

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Telit Developer’s Conference … Oct 2011 (Part 2)

Telit Developer’s Conference ... Oct 2011

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...

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Telit Developer’s Conference ... Oct 2011

2G, 3G, 4G ... OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 1)

Okay!

Your M2M application needs long-range communications capability ...

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2G, 3G, 4G ... OMG! What G is Right for M2M? (Part 1)

The Internet of Things

Introduction

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...

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The Internet of Things

So ... just what is “M2M” anyway?

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!

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So ... just what is “M2M” anyway?

Who is Z

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.

He...

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Who is Z

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