The GSM Association has kick-started a strategy to stimulate the machine-to-machine (M2M) potential of embedded mobile connectivity in a wide range of devices in consumer electronics, clean technology, healthcare, transportation and utility sectors, including smart meters.
The strategy will make broad use of forthcoming GSM Association events such as the Mobile Asia Congress in November 2009 and the GSM World Congress in February 2010.
The goal of the Embedded Mobile programme, which was launched in November 2008, is to foster new business opportunities by bringing the benefits of continuous mobile connectivity to embedded devices in the clean energy, education, healthcare, transport, consumer electronics and smart utilities sectors.
The GSMA also announced that it has initiated a work stream within the Embedded Mobile programme to develop and publish of a set of design guidelines for key categories of applications, such as health, automotive, smart metering and consumer devices.
This is a joint initiative involving mobile operator and module vendor representatives from across the world. The GSMA expects to make these design guidelines available in November 2009.