Building automation systems allow people to monitor power usage, hardware malfunctions, and even control when and how lights, air conditioners, and security systems operate over the course of a typical business day. Since 2000, a majority of commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings have been built with at least some kind of basic automation system installed. Within the past decade, use of Internet of Things / machine-to-machine technology in building automation systems has resulted in more affordable, flexible, and customizable automation for large buildings than ever before.
AT&T’s shutdown of their 2G GSM/GPRS network has begun and will be complete in 21 months. If you have been in the M2M/IoT industry for a while, you know that the technology and networks are continuously evolving. In fact, there have already been two cellular technology sunsets in the recent past (the ANSI-136 TDMA shutdown in the early 2000’s and the AMPS Sunset in
The Aeris Neo Affiliate Program offers on online M2M/IoT connectivity marketplace that partners will find easy to access in order to bring the service to their customers, according to a recent article in Channelnomics.
Under the program, companies benefiting from the program include device manufacturers selling cellular-capable IoT and M2M devices, solution providers offering a complete IoT or M2M solution for a specific vertical market and distributors and resellers who resell a range of IoT and M2M products, according to the article, “Aeris IoT partner program announced.”
The partner-focused technology news company CRN this week reported that Aeris is tapping into a burgeoning opportunity enabling solution providers, distributors and device manufacturers to easily access and offer to their customers IoT/M2M cellular connectivity through its Neo Affiliate Program.
In the article, “Aeris Sets Up Recurring IoT Revenue For Channel With New Partner Program,” CRN outlined how the program enables partners in the Internet of Things ecosystem to integrate Neo into their solutions and sales processes. With Neo, M2M customers can quickly purchase and set up connections at a low cost.
In 2014, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market gained traction, and Aeris racked up successes on several fronts. And as we step ahead into 2015, both the IoT/M2M market and Aeris can expect continued growth.
Aeris grew the number of its IoT/M2M-connected devices from one million in 2013 to 2.4 million in 2014. By all counts, we’re on track to continue on this growth path in 2015. Industry-wide, Cisco CEO John Chambers earlier in the year forecasted that M2M/IoT will become a trillion-dollar-market.
Aeris moved forward with a series of initiatives in 2014 to continue its industry-leading position.
This year began with a bang for the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market when Cisco Ceo John Chambers stood up in a Consumer Electronics Show keynote in early January and proclaimed that the “Intent of Everything,” as he called it, would create a cumulative economic impact of $19 trillion dollars related to bringing intelligence to everyday objects.
“This will be bigger than anything done in high tech in a decade,” Chambers said. With that auspicious start, IoT/M2M was off to a rollicking year as businesses responded in a variety of ways to try to make Chambers’ prediction come true.
At Aeris, we grew the number of IoT/M2M-connected devices from one million in 2013 to 2.4 million in 2014. But the M2M/IoT industry as a whole didn’t progress on a linear track.
There’s no denying the Internet of Things (IoT) is on a clear growth path. The influential tech media outlet, TechCrunch, attested to the fact this week in the article, “The Internet Of Things Is Reaching Escape Velocity.”
“While the Internet of Things will inevitably ride the ups and downs of inflated hype and unmet expectations, at this stage there’s no putting the genie back in the bottle,” writer Matt Turck wrote.
Turck pointed out that IoT is being pushed by technology trends, including mobility, Big Data, open source popularity, and cloud computing. There is also a buzz behind IoT, as businesses, consumers, retailers and the media are alerted to its potential.
The roll out of the Internet of Things (IoT) has not been as rapid as expected for some businesses, prompting innovative companies to step forward to facilitate the process. Noted analyst Jeff Kaplan addressed this issue recently in the article, “Building an IoT Marketplace in the Cloud,” published in SandHill.com.
Kaplan said Aeris, with its Neo online marketplace, is making it easier to obtain IoT solutions while providing the network connectivity necessary to deploy IoT services. Neo is unique, Kaplan said, for two reasons.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications connect millions of diverse machines over networks, the goal is to make the combination of those machines greater than the sum of each type and to provide people with greater information and insight as the ecosystem expands.
To achieve this level of interconnectivity, businesses that depend on those machines need them to work reliably, securely, and cost-effectively – without human intervention. That’s where an unexpected technology function comes in to help: crowdsourcing.
We've created an infographic we think may best describe the time, effort, and cost saved by using Neo to access M2M cellular connectivity compared to a carrier. Neo, Aeris Communications’ open and transparent online marketplace for IoT and M2M connectivity, unleashes the massive potential of the Internet of Things by radically simplifying the development process, speeding time-to-market, and dramatically lowering costs by 50 percent or more.