Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Cellphone industry starts shifting gears

International Herald Tribune:

Now that most people in the Western world have mobile phones, the cellular industry is turning its attention to machines. To be sure, machine-to-machine mobile communications, or M2M, has been available for more than 15 years, from systems like Mobitex, originally developed by Ericsson, and Vodafone's Paknet. These narrowband radio networks provide highly secure, reliable communications for things like bank machines, security systems, vehicle tracking and messaging.

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