If you live and work in the embedded world, you can't help but notice that M2M has become the industry's new watchword. And if you're like me, you can't help but smile, since embedded devices that either talk with each other or with back-end systems have, in fact, been around for decades. (QNX, for one, was helping developers create peer-to-peer networks of embedded systems as far back as the 1980s.)
Still, the world has changed. The proliferation of mobile networks, along with the ready availability of wireless modules that allow embedded devices to connect to those networks, has created many new opportunities for remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, location monitoring, and so on.
But don't take it from me, a reigning non-expert on M2M. :-) Instead, check out tomorrow's M2M webinar, presented by two people who have spent a lot of time thinking about M2M and what it means for next-generation embedded systems: Bob Monkman of QNX and Iain Davidson of Freescale.
Here's an overview the webinar, along with a registration link. Note that you have a choice of two sessions: one at 11:00 am EST, the other at 2:00 pm EST.
Embedded Meets Mobility: M2M Considerations & Concepts
For decades, multitudes of embedded machines have been specialized islands of vertical fixed-function intelligence with unique attributes. As the need and opportunity evolves to connect and coordinate between these embedded machines and the people that need to interact with them, many factors must be considered. Machine to Machine (M2M) offers new efficiencies in operational management of networked devices, the addition of new services and new business models for stakeholders within the value chain. Freescale and QNX will present an overview of revenue opportunities for M2M and the essentials of developing secure, reliable and scalable M2M networks, managed device endpoints, coupled with management concepts for devices in cloud computing.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
11:00 am EST and 2:00 pm EST