September 30, 2010
CDMA2000 to Make Waves in M2M Communications: ITEXPO
By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Web Editor
The CDMA Development Group “CDG” announced that operators, system integrators and device manufacturers are increasingly using CDMA2000 technologies to enable growth in machine-to-machine “M2M” communications. CDMA2000 is currently used by more than 100 M2M module and connectivity device suppliers, platform and service providers and system integrators.
Harbor Research issued a white paper this week entitled “Smart Devices and Services Connected by CDMA2000,”reporting that by the end of 2010 nearly 161 million cellular M2M connections will be present worldwide; a number that is expected to increase to 390 million connections in 2014. The white paper highlights case studies in Consumer Electronics, Energy, Healthcare, Remote Asset Monitoring, Telematics and Transportation, and describes the reasons why CDMA2000 was chosen for each application.
The study also states that M2M growth will be supported by CDMA2000-enabled device shipments. CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO networks are playing a revolutionary role in enabling successful M2M solutions such as CardioNet, DriveCam, Omnilink, OnStar, Redbox, smart meters and other high-profile M2M solutions.
"CDMA2000 is an ideal technology for delivering M2M communications to smart devices and services for consumers, enterprises and a variety of vertical industries," said Perry LaForge (News - Alert), executive director of the CDG. "As this market segment enters a period of tremendous growth, 3G CDMA will be an enabling technology of choice for a wide range of connected devices."
Opportunities caused by M2M technology have sparked the interest of businesses everywhere. With the constant advancements in technology, devices being connected today surpass more than just laptops and cell phones. CDMA2000, is no exception, as it has become a strong platform for M2M communication.CDMA has come a long way in establishing itself in the M2M market. Not only has CDMA acquired a strong current market share, but the technology is also well positioned to continue to grow as the M2M market expands.
CDMA2000-enabled applications across multiple industries will be highlighted at the Smart Wireless Workshop hosted by the CDG at the 4G Wireless Evolution Conference during next week’s ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2010 event. During the workshop, LaForge will explore innovations and challenges in the wireless market. The workshop will also be followed by a Smart Wireless Awards ceremony, which will recognize several leading vendors, system integrators and service providers that offer CDMA2000-based M2M products and services.
For more, be sure to also check out the M2M Evolution Conference. To be held Oct. 4 to 6 in Los Angeles and collocated with ITEXPO West 2010, the M2M Evolution Conference will focus on how telemetry has been changing to take advantage of the Internet, where WAN and LAN systems were points of aggregation in the past today’s machines benefit from the ability to connect worldwide. And as the machines continue to look to network the wireless world represents a large growth opportunity for data communication. Don’t wait. Register now.
Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for TMCnet. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.