• Managing an M2M Solution, Part 2

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 26, 2011
    There are 4 important stages to managing a device, and we are going to address them in their own blog

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  • Managing an M2M solution, Part 1

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Nov 24, 2011
    In this blog, we are going to talk about SIM and/or Activation management. If you are using a GSM based deployment, it is referred to as SIM Management, whereas in a CDMA deployment, it would be called Activation Management. For many of us, activating a device meant walking down to the local cellular dealer, having them punch a few keys onto your device and then it is able to send/receive calls, browse the web, etc. For an M2M solution, it may not be that easy, and here's why:

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  • Using multiple technologies to make a solution work, Part 4 - Cellular and WiFi

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Sep 19, 2011
    In a multi-part series, we will be examining how to use two or more technologies (often ones that seem competitive) in order to make a solution work. We will try to use real-life examples, to show you the solution, what problem it was trying to solve and what the benefits were.

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  • Using multiple technologies to make a solution work, Part 3 - Cellular and Long Haul Wireless

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 18, 2011
    In a multi-part series, we will be examining how to use two or more technologies (often ones that seem competitive) in order to make a solution work. We will try to use real-life examples, to show you the solution, what problem it was trying to solve and what the benefits were.

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  • Using multiple technologies to make a solution work, Part 2 - Cellular and Satellite

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jul 11, 2011
    In a multi-part series, we will be examining how to use two or more technologies (often ones that seem competitive) in order to make a solution work. We will try to use real-life examples, to show you the solution, what problem it was trying to solve and what the benefits were.

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  • Using multiple technologies to make solutions work, part 1

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jun 01, 2011
    In a multi-part series, we will be examining how to use two or more technologies (often ones that seem competitive) in order to make a solution work. We will try to use real-life examples, to show you the solution, what problem it was trying to solve and what the benefits were.

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  • Vendor Case Studies #2 - MultiTech

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  May 06, 2011
    One of the dominant players in the Cellular M2M space is MultiTech. Novotech is proud of its relationship with MultiTech, and is happy to present some of their case studies in this edition of the blog. The first case study covers something that is very topical....Electric Vehicles. Namely, the article covers how MultiTech products were used to improve communications at some of the charging stations

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  • Deploying an M2M Solution

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Apr 26, 2011
    Through this blog, and my day to day work, I do get a lot of calls and emails from people at various organizations who have been tasked to sell different M2M solutions. This ranges from Cellular network salespeople, to salespeople from dealers of cell carriers to hardware manufacturers and to software/integration companies. While many people understand the basics components of a solution, there is a lot of worry about how to put it all together, how to position it to a customer and how to know about a customer's business enough to even know if they are a good candidate for it.

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  • Vendor Case Studies #1 - Digi

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Feb 24, 2011
    Digi case study...

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  • M2M Application Overview - Mobile Video Surveillance

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 26, 2011
    Many applications have value for a large cross-section of customers. One such application is Mobile Video.... Application Overview: The concept of Video surveillance is not new. Many of us, when we hear the term, think of a bank of monitors being watched by a tired, barely awake Security guard. While this may have been true in the past, Video surveillance has come a really long way. Video analytics are used at airports to track packages left for too long.....retailers are able to calculate patterns of shopping traffic by using video-based intelligence, heat-based cameras are used to determine if a key piece of equipment is overheating and high tech security components such as iris scans are being used to bolster video-based access control. Wireless technology simply allows for an alternate method of transmitting such data.

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