• Using Wireless to back up your internet connection

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Nov 30, 2010
    Christmas Eve....4pm and you are next in line to buy a last minute gift. All of a sudden, the store loses its Internet connection and is unable to accept any credit or debit cards. Imagine the revolt, imagine the horror..

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  • USB stick or no USB stick...that is the question!

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Nov 14, 2010
    The question was simple....."What are the pros and cons to using USB sticks for different deployments?"

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  • M2M Growth Projections

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Nov 07, 2010
    I get a lot of questions (from cellular carrier staff, from developers, from customers and even from people at parties) with regards to how much growth there is in the M2M space. Rather than providing some random thoughts, I thought that I would let some of the experts speak....

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  • M2M Solutions for Oil and Gas

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Nov 07, 2010
    Oil and Gas companies have always been early adopters for many different wireless technologies. However, the rugged nature of their work (areas often are exposed to extreme conditions, need to meet guidelines for working near explosives) has made it difficult to deploy many common solutions....

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  • M2M Solutions for Finance

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Oct 24, 2010
    In the world of finance, time really is money. When most people think of wireless in the field of finance, they imagine their broker with a phone in one hand and their PDA in the other. While this is often a vision that is seen often, it definitely isn't the only way that a wireless solution can help the Finance space...

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  • M2M Solutions for Government

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Oct 20, 2010
    Everyone seems to have Government spending on their mind....and rightly so. Every dollar that is spent by the government is a dollar that isn't in your pocket! Governments, more than ever, are trying to maximize their use of tax dollars. M2M solutions would be a good start..

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  • How can an M2M solution help your business?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Oct 12, 2010
    Technology usually helps business in two ways: reducing cost (clerical, compliance, fuel, etc.) and increasing productivity (reducing driving, better information in the field, etc.). Here are some of the reasons why an M2M solution may be right for your business...

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  • What exactly is M2M, anyways?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Oct 01, 2010
    I was at a dinner party once, and I overheard my wife telling someone that "my husband works in the Machine to Machine space, something to do with modems". Then it hit me....not everyone knows what M2M is. Sure, it's in a lot of the technology headlines, and people have probably heard of some of the M2M applications out there (such as Smart Metering), but few people can ever really grasp the idea. M2M is such a very wide spectrum of applications and technologies....but I am going to give it a shot to simplify it for everyone.

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  • Developing a new solution...Cellular module, SocketModem or Modem?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Sep 28, 2010
    At Novotech, we sell a large variety of products that allow customers to acheive their M2M needs. These products have a wide range of cost, functionality and integration requirements. So....which one is right for you, to meet your needs now, and in the future?

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  • Do you know the "true" cost of a modem

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Sep 24, 2010
    At Novotech, we sell a wide variety of modems, which allows us to provide products that fit the vast majority of any customer’s needs. When asked what selection criteria they use to determine which modem to use, many customers list “Hardware Cost” as one of their top choices. This makes a lot of sense, as everyone is trying to maximize their purchasing power by keeping down upfront costs. However, it is important that decisions are made using the “true” cost of a modem, to ensure that the best selection is made.

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