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Yesterday I attended the SAP/Sybase Executive Briefing in Boston.  Brian Vink, Sybase VP, spoke about M2M support and how M2M is viewed as a significant growth area for SAP/Sybase.  SAP’s Project Gateway will support M2M, and SAP’s Event Inside solution also is designed for M2M.  I don’t even know what Event Inside is!!!

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Within the past 18 months Numerex has quietly positioned their business for strong growth in revenues and profits. Financially they are strong and getting stronger. Long term debt has been reduced to zero, cash is growing and stands at $7.5 million or about 50 cents per share, and non-GAAP net income (before legal expenses) was $1.8 million or about 12 cents per share.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/219979-numerex-s-ideal-business-model

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IMS Research has shared some findings indicating that the number of Internet connected devices is expected to pass the 5 billion milestone this month. Furthermore, the organization forecasts 22 billion connected devices by 2020.

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/08/16/market-research-firm-says-internet-connected-devices-will-surpass-5-billion-this

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Some figures are already projecting that the market for M2M technology could boost U.S. wireless penetration from the current 90 percent to a staggering 500 percent over the next few years, with M2M connections far outpacing handset buyers in a huge growth spurt for the telecom industry.

http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20100812/INFRASTRUCTURE/100819978/m2m-to-stimulate-stagnating-cellular-penetration-potential

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The M2M sector in Spain went up by 20.9 percent over the same period last year, to over 1.94 million lines. The growth of the M2M sector brings the total number of mobile lines to over 54.77 million.

http://4g-wirelessevolution.tmcnet.com/news/2010/08/12/4953024.htm

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The emerging cellular M2M market has developed some sophisticated models on how to bill for mobile network use. As the consumer wireless industry looks beyond hard caps and unlimited data plans, can it emulate the business models of its M2M counterpart?

http://connectedplanetonline.com/4gparadox/feature/4g-paradox-does-m2m-hold-pricing-lessons-0816/index1.html

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Safefreight Technology, the official mobile security supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series is partnering with KORE Telematic, to monitor the location and security status of each Indy car transport trailer and logistics support vehicle. Detailed information such as multi-zone temperature monitoring, door openings and aggressive driver acceleration, braking or turning can be transmitted by Smartfleet through the KORE network.

http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/95264-smartfleet-safefreights-easy-to-use-gps-fleet-tracking.htm

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Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Sprint to extend an M2M product line to a variety of businesses.

http://www.ttkn.com/technology/laird-technologies-partners-with-sprint-to-extend-m2m-product-line-to-a-variety-of-businesses-3405.html

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