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Connectivity in Context—M2M in the World of Cyber-Physical Production

Connectivity in Context—M2M in the World of Cyber-Physical Production

The industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) market is an increasingly important source of growth for mobile operators and network service providers. It is allowing operators, service providers, and M2M end users to offset slowing growth, and increase productivity and efficiency. The aim of this study is to understand the future impact of M2M on the industrial and the manufacturing environment. The study provides analysis of global industrial M2M connections under four different functional layers—sensing layer, device layer, network layer, and software and application development layer. Furthermore, it provides an outlook of the key challenges, opportunities, and strategies for M2M value chain participants and solution providers.


  • Executive Summary
    • Global M2M Market Outlook
    • Technology Metamorphosis-Adoption Cycle
    • Key Findings and Inferences-Technology Perspective
    • Key Findings and Inferences-Regional Perspective
  • Internet of Industrial Things-A Research Perspective
    • Internet of Industrial Things-The 4 Functional Facets
    • Relevant Research
  • Research Scope, Methodology, and Segmentation
    • Research Scope and Objective
    • Market Definitions
    • Research Map
  • Market Today-Examining M2Ms Evolution, Adoption and Prevailing Trends
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • Unlocking the Potential of M2M in Manufacturing
    • Drivers-Key Trends Shaping the M2M of the Future
    • Challenges-Structural Barriers Hindering ROI
    • Market Trends-Dominant Business Blueprint
    • Accelerated Growth-M2M Market Revenue Analysis
    • Emerging Horizontal Markets-The Promising Six
    • M2M Technological Transformation
    • Prevailing Technological Trends-Key Industrial Traits
  • M2M Architectural Layout-Exploring the Diverse Market Layer
    • M2M End-to-End Industrial Architecture
  • Sensing Layer-Unraveling the Market Potential of M2M Sensors
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • M2M Connectivity-Key Sensor Type Classification
    • Industry Verticals-Revenue Analysis and Key Trends
    • End-user Opportunities-Organic Growth Through Sensors
    • Integral Design Factors-To Penetrate Emerging Verticals
    • Emerging Sensors-The New Age M2M Sensors
    • Intelligent Devices-Key Component for `Always On' Mode
  • Device Layer-Realising Lucrative Opportunities in the Latent M2M Gateways Market
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • Communication Hardware-Overview of Key M2M Devices
    • Industrial M2M Gateway-A Synopsis of Unit Shipments
    • M2M Gateway Matrix-Common Types and Key Features
    • End User Expectations-Customer Perspective
    • Enhancing Customer Value-Deterministic Ethernet
    • Deterministic Ethernet-Examining Market Prospects
  • Network Layer- Examining the Functional Components of Power Line Communication
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • Industrial Spectrum Preferences-Key Characteristics
    • Industrial Spectrum-Data Consumption Analysis
    • Wireless Technology-A Synopsis of Operating Frequencies
    • LPWAN-A New Reality for Connected Manufacturing
    • 5G Technology-Set to Revolutionise M2M Market by 2021
  • Software Management Layer-An Overview of Software Development Platforms
    • Key Questions this Section will Answer
    • Traditional Platform-M2M For Aspiring Developers
    • Erstwhile Market-Crux of the Prevailing Trend
    • M2M Software Segmentation-Prevailing Market
    • Distribution Channel-Software Market Overview
    • Regional and Industry Vertical-Software Market Overview
    • Revenue Growth-Curve Analysis-Software Market Overview
      • Table M2M in the World of Cyber-Physical Production: Revenue Growth-Curve Analysis-Software Market Overview, Global, 2014
  • Conclusion
    • Key Recommendations for Top Influential Stakeholders
    • The Last Word-5 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations Used

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