I had the chance to speak with Brian DeMuy, manager of product and services for M2M at Telus. Brian was quick to point out that much of M2M is homogenous and that carriers, consumers and customers have very similar characteristics and capabilities. Gaming and e-Readers are growing marketplaces everywhere for the consumer side of M2M.
Telus, like other carriers have been working with industry leaders to deliver solutions. For telemedicine they have been working with StarGate Communications to support a patient care solution that enables clinics to manage health records. For video capture they have been working with DeJero to enable TV stations to capture video everywhere and to transmit it back to the corporate locations for broadcasting.
However, the M2M story for Telus does not stop in the general markets. Telus is a big believer in supporting its existing footprint first. While they have negotiated with other service providers to support International requirements, the reality is that a great deal of business for the M2M fleet management solution is in the north/south and managing the Canada U.S. supply chain... Read More