Industries

Energy

Privatization and deregulation have opened up European and Nordic energy markets to strong competition, which in turn have given the end users greater freedom of choice when it comes to covering their energy needs. At the same time the power companies are under significant pressure to lower distribution costs, improve system reliability and openness, and also to deliver energy in more sustainable ways, by using so-called “smart grids”.

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Security

The security market includes applications and units that cover the security- and monitoring needs for governments, companies and consumers.
The most common solutions are burglary- and firealarms, safetyalarms, videosurveillance and accesscontrol, but we also see solutions can monitor convicted fellons who is under house arrest. With a high level of security and the possibility of quick and efficient installation, mobile based communications have been an important part of such solutions quite some time.

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Commerce

The M2M-market for mobile payment solutions and retail consists of specialized connected devices and solutions that can process transactions, handle delivery of goods, secure control over warehouses and storage conditions, increase insight into buyer behaviour and promoting goods. Examples of such devices include POS terminals, connected vending machines, kiosks, ATMs, coffee machines, screens and sensors.

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Healthcare

Today the healthcare-sector produce more data per patient than ever before.
An endless variation of medical devices, weights, thermometers, blodpressure meters, heart machines, glucose and oxygenmachines; produce statistics and information. Today this information is not necessarily being communicated and used, or optionally stored in “silos”, The main focus “now” is to combine this patient information, to create a complete picture of the patients health, but also to improve the exchange of information between the machines, and the underlying systems.

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Transportation

Transportation was one of the first industries to embrace M2M communication.
The first generation of transportation solutions was simple tracking, based on GPS coordinates. This made it simple for transportation companies to keep track of vehicles and drivers. After a while the drivers also got an electronic travel log, which saved them a lot of time at the end of a long workday. These systems have developed significantly since then, and solutions for more advanced fleet control have seen the light of day.
This is more extensive solutions to optimize the utilization of the entire fleet, which has contributed strongly to streamline the transportation industry.

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Agriculture

Agriculture is one of our oldest industries, and is often associated with hard physical labour. M2M communications and the Internet of Things(IoT) on the other hand is starting to revolutionize even the most traditional industries. Innovation in telecommunications have made it possible for farmers to optimize different tasks, through utilization of technology.
The range of opportunities in agriculture is vast. Everything from monitoring and remote control of big machines, such as tractors and combine harvesters, down to tiny termostats in potato cellars or barns. It is even possible to control and shepherd animals on grazing land, by utilizing GPS and M2M technology. Bad news for sheepdogs, but huge efficiency gains for farmers.

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Oil and Gas

Volatile oil prices have put pressure on oil and gas companies to be more efficient, which in turn has lead to higher demands to their suppliers. The entire supplychain is affected, both upstream- and downstream activities. Not only are more efficient operations and increased production required, but there is also an increasing demand for more environmentally friendly production with systems that can minimize the risk of the more serious consequences of faulty machines and equipment.

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Smart Cities

A “smart” city uses technology to improve operational efficiency, reducing costs, reducing power-outages, managing peak energy demands and generally make life easier for its inhabitants. To create a “smart” city requires coordinated investments in infrastructure for electricity, telecommunication, water and sewage, health and more.
More specifically required is advanced communications networks and communications solutions, information-systems, systems for computing and analysis, sensor technology, meters, displays and administration solutions.

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