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Machine-to-machine communications market grows

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July 19, 2005

July 20, 2005 Machine-to-machine (M2M) is one of the world's fastest growing communication segments, and electronically connecting the world's 50 billion machines has the potential to dwarf everything that has come before it in the communications space and we expect a significant proportion of Gizmag readers will be interested in the developments – so here’s a significant new resource to add to your bookmarks - M2MUpdate.com caters to the rapidly changing landscape of this marketplace with free news, white papers and reports. M2MUpdate is published by telematics conference organizer and publisher of telematics news Telematics Update.

M2MUpdate.com offers a gathering place for the industry, with regularly updated news and press release sections. Registration is free, and all registered users will automatically receive a free e-mail newsletter recapping the latest events in the industry. Subscribers also will receive free reports on the M2M market and its various vertical segments. Vertical markets covered on the M2MUpdate site include automated meter reading (AMR), utilities, vending, security, manufacturing and retail.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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Love it! Firsts are wonderful doors to amazing futures. I was thinking of an old Radio Shack TRS 100 computer that ran all day on flashlight batteries, had 6 lines of alphanumeric display, plugged into a phone connection for interface with other computers. Not the internet of today but not bad for nearly 40 years ago!

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