A new research paper based on an M2M roundtable event held in Florida in March has offered some interesting insights on the current state of the industry [source]. It suggests that the indicators used to measure the present and future growth of the industry are inadequate due to a lack of clarity about what M2M should entail. It was generally agreed that ‘M2M’ should only refer to devices where voice is not included or where it is a peripheral component.
Mobile operators, it is also discerned, have an important role to play in facilitating the design, setup, operation, reliability, support, and retail elements of M2M. Some of the developing areas, such as eSystems and telematics, are business- and even lifesaving in their significance.
Eurocal Group has a versatile role at the heart of these critical M2M and telematics systems. The eCall automotive device that we developed transmits encoded data through the voice channel. We have also provided international support for wireless modules.