SOURCE: M2M magazine

M2M Magazine

February 25, 2009 15:44 ET

M2M Magazine National Survey Finds 95% of Technologists Believe President Obama Is Referring to M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Initiatives Without Knowing It!

Publisher Calls for President to Properly Identify the M2M Space in His Speeches

CAROL STREAM, IL--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) - A February 2009 national survey of executives and technologists from the leading M2M (machine-to-machine) companies across the globe reveals that President Barack Obama has clearly identified M2M initiatives in several of his speeches without calling the industry by name. "And it's time he learned the term M2M," adds M2M magazine Publisher and Editorial Director Peggy Smedley. The rapidly growing M2M market is already a $50 billion business with projected growth to over $250 billion by the end 2012 according to latest figures published by Beecham Research.

The magazine sent out 250 surveys to the global M2M 100 companies as well as other prominent stakeholders in M2M. These companies are involved with smart services, remote monitoring, RFID, telematics, telemetry, sensor networking, and smart grid applications that work to enable machine communications and provide remote access and control of information.

The survey found:

When President Obama said the country needs to be "investing in the electric grid to transport new energy from coast to coast," 95% of the respondents said he was referencing M2M remote monitoring solutions and smart grid applications.

Some 96% of respondents said President Obama was also referring to M2M smart services when he stated his plan calls for "installing state-of-the-art-equipment (in homes) to help control your energy costs."

And 93.6% of the respondents believe when the President referenced that hospitals are "still filing (documents) in triplicate. Nurses can't read prescriptions that doctors have written out. Why wouldn't we want to put that on an electronic medical record that will reduce error rates, reduce the long-term cost of healthcare, and help create jobs right now," he is only talking about the tip of the iceberg when referring to what M2M can do for remote patient care monitoring and realtime location systems.

"The M2M community is a very extensive, robust, and interconnected group of international companies ranging from large entities like Cinterion Wireless Modules, ORBCOMM, and Motorola, to smaller companies like MWA Intelligence, Augusta Systems, and RACO Wireless. When 95% of these companies agree that President Obama has been referring to the M2M space without knowing it, it's time that we sent a message to his speechwriters: if it looks like M2M and smells like M2M, why not call it by it's official name?" says Smedley.

M2M magazine is hosting M2M Connected World (June 9-12, Chicago, Ill.), the premier international gathering for M2M, smart services, wireless, telematics, and innovative communications companies, manufacturing and industrial adopters, thought leaders, technologists, and futurists.

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