Research and Markets has introduced its "Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and RFID" report.
The combination of Radio Frequency ID (RFID) and M2M communications provide a means of straightforward communication between the object to be monitored and the connection hardware. Consumer action or process automation is also made possible.
The technology being used has its origins in the industrial and manufacturing processes industry. The M2M-RFID’s goal is similar to that of a remote-monitoring solution or a plant-floor automation system, which involves gathering information from a device’s sensors and transmitting that information to IT networks.
The report provides details of RFID along with the functioning of M2M, in-depth information on telecommunication technologies and reviews latest M2M technologies.
The report includes an overview of RFID applications; M2M Standards meant for RFID; security issues related to M2M RFID; information on M2M companies; evaluation of the applications of RFIDs in defense, healthcare, etc; roadmap and future of M2M with focus on RFID; and company analysis of RFID in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
The target audience of the M2M and RFID report includes RFID software, hardware and solution vendors; M2M consultants, analysts and investors; outsourced RFID application and solution providers, as well as managed services providers; people in charge of automating Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM); healthcare management people in charge of inventory, equipment, staff personnel and tracking patients; M2M and/or RFID hardware manufacturing companies; startups and venture capitalists interested in funding M2M and/or RFID companies; and value-added services and applications providers, including telematics, sensor applications, telemetry, metering, equipment monitoring and merchandise control.