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Frequently Asked Question:  "I'm a strong leader in IT and/or I have expertise with the management of workflows in my vertical industry; I can see that RFID and related technologies including NFC, sensors, and M2M are on the path to Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing - how will these technologies evolve and how do I make a career move to leverage my leadership and expertise?"

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  RFID Recruiters (“RFIDR”) specializes in providing recruiting services for companies and individuals involved with Radio Frequency IDentification technologies, products, applications, and services.

In the realm of Radio Frequency (RF) and IDentification (ID) technologies, M2M (Machine to Machine Communications) is evolving to become an important combination of offerings designed to enable devices on the edge of Information Technology (IT) to communicate with systems at interior of IT.  These offerings, consisting of both products and services, are capable of supporting of many enterprise and consumer applications. 

Currently, M2M is often thought of in the context of using mobile (cellular) networking technologies to connect various types of remote devices with more traditional computing resources such as servers which are generally located at the interior of IT systems.  In this respect, M2M is the "long distance" component of RFID.  Where RFID has generally operated within the realm of meters and centimeters, M2M provides an architecture capable of supporting edge device communications over kilometers, and in fact over any distance and to any location supported by mobile wide area networking.  RFID Recruiters believes that increasingly, the wide area networking communications capability of M2M technologies will merge with the local area networking technologies of RFID, NFC, and sensors.

RFID Recruiters believes RFID (including NFC) technologies, in conjunction with sensor and M2M technologies plus Cloud Computing and Networking, will form key building blocks for Pervasive Computing and Ubiquitous Networking.

  M2M Recruiters is a business unit of RFID Recruiters focused on serving clients and candidates involved with M2M technologies, products, applications, and services.

  Unlike RFID which has seen substantial collaboration between constituents including technology provider companies, users within the private and public sectors, academic institutions, and various standards body organizations for a sustained period of time - over the last decade - M2M is in many respects just beginning the standards development process. 

Among the most visible of standards initiatives has been the work of 3GPP and the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) M2M Standardization Task Force (MSTF).

Some history of these initiatives as reported  (and excerpted) by TMCnet's Embedded M2M Solutions on August 19, 2011:

Numerex, a provider of secure machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services, held a meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Standardization Task force (GSC MSTF) September 20-21, in Atlanta, GA.

The event, organized by Numerex in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), was hosted by Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The theme of the meeting was "M2M Standards as Growth Enablers."

The GSC MSTF was created last year in Beijing at the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC)-15 with a purpose of facilitating global coordination and harmonization in the area of M2M standardization. Numerex's CTO, Dr. Jeffrey O. Smith, was appointed convener of the GSC MSTF at the Beijing meeting.

"Numerex is honored to have been chosen to organize this important event in the global M2M arena, which will feature international Standards Development Organizations, various standards alliances focusing on specific vertical markets, and companies that are leaders in their field,” said Stratton J. Nicolaides, chairman and CEO of Numerex, in a statement.

“The effective collaboration with TIA and Georgia Tech, in particular GTRI's Information and Communications Laboratory has contributed to make this premier international M2M gathering a required stop for any M2M player interested in keeping current with the latest M2M developments," Nicolaides added.

The GSC MSTF event at Atlanta event was broken down in two parts. The first day was a conference, where experts from a wide range of industries presented their views on the impact of M2M standards on their vertical markets.

The second day featured a roundtable to summarize the findings of the GSC MSTF meetings, and put forward drafting suggestions and recommendations regarding the direction of global M2M standardization. Both the conference and roundtable were free of charge."

Approximately three months after the September 2011 meeting in Atlanta, TIA announced the release of the TIA-4940 Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture, as reported by Mobile Enterprise Magazine:

New TIA Standards Focus on M2M, Cloud Computing

By Ariel Jones
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently released its Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture standard, the first standard to address machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and markets.

Developed by TIA's TR-50.1 Smart Device Communications, Requirements, and Architecture Engineering Subcommittee, the standards document outlines reference architecture specifications and interoperability requirements for smart devices across all industries. TIA developers believe it will lay the foundation for future standards on M2M and universal adoption of IP-enabled applications across vertical markets.

The standard (named TIA -4940 Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture) will work across both wired and wireless transport layers, and also takes into account security, end-to-end performance and scalability of equipment and networks, and device management.

Standards Focus on M2M in the Enterprise

As Herb Congdon, TIA's Associate Vice President of Technology and Standards, noted, the TIA-4940 standard is designed with the enterprise needs in mind. "It's groundbreaking from TIA's perspective because these are the first two documents that we’ve produced in the end-to-end or the M2M space.... The M2M side of the world is the B2B model, devices inside the business model communicating with other devices in the business, and that's usually how you can establish for the business-to-consumer model down the road, and I think that's also part of why it's innovative."

The TIA 4940 document is essentially a table of contents, Congdon explained. In the future, as new requirements and issues arise, more components can be added to the standard. The TIA 4940 was published in conjunction with the TIA 4940.005, the reference architecture, which was used to establish the framework for the use of mobile technology in the M2M space.

"There's lots of different ways you can communicate, and a lot of what's expected in the M2M world is the IP-ethernet type of communications," Congdon stated. "When we start seeing and enabling those kinds of technologies, in the M2M world, that enables us to get to thing like smart metering - a B2B application, remote patient monitoring, intelligent traffic systems... All of this kind of information, including even more of the green-focused ideas like building automation systems, can be enabled under the M2M framework."

Cloud Computing Standards

In response to the growing use of cloud computing for the mobile enterprise, TIA committee also sought to establish standards for this market. An engineering committee was also set up to define how users in the industry engage with the cloud; their recommendations were also incorporated into the TIA 4940 documents.

"The number of standards in the cloud computing market is low, but the demand is very high," said George Ivanov, Manager of Technology Initiatives in Technology and Standards at TIA. One of the key recommendations was to strictly focus on improving redundancy, essentially backups of the data.

"The cloud computing model specifically requires that you use multiple data centers, so we asked that committee to look at and address how the data can be handled across multiple data centers, and how cabling and network cabling would work across multiple data centers," Ivanov explained. The final product was the creation of a data fabrics task group that would essentially create new network cabling models for the cloud.

M2M-Related Security Concerns

The TR-50.1 subcommittee also recognized security as a major concern for mobile device users in the M2M space; they then worked with an ad-hoc security group, chaired by Chuck Bokath of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, to identify security issues specific to the M2M space. As a result, the TIA 4940 addresses concerns like the protection of data content, authentication of devices, and regulating network traffic and signaling.

Security issues arise whenever communications are being sent between devices, either at the creating device, the receiving device, or somewhere in the middle, Congdon noted. "The philosophy that the 4940 standard is taking is to establish a security framework that would then support many different security models." These models address specific security issues, like authentication, authorization, and accounting.

By establishing a security framework to adhere to, the standard also enables enterprise professionals and developers to design and enforce security policies that can be deployed according to a business' individual specifications.

"I expect we'll come out with a roadmap or a playlist of things to do out of this ad-hoc, and the next steps would be to make sure we get the different engineering committees engaged, and produce the documents that support those initiatives," Congdon predicted.

"We are very pleased that the committee developed this M2M standard quickly with effective collaboration with other international Standards Development Organizations throughout the process," said Cheryl Blum, TIA Vice President for Technology and Standards."

Launch of oneM2M - July 24, 2012 Press Release:
New Global Organization will Create Technical Specifications to Ensure that
Machine-to-Machine Communications Can Effectively Operate on a Worldwide Scale

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON - Seven of the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) today launched a new global organization to ensure the most efficient deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems. The new organization, called oneM2M, will develop specifications to ensure the global functionality of M2M—allowing a range of industries to effectively take advantage of the benefits of this emerging technology.

At a meeting today in Bellevue, Washington, major ICT SDOs — the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) and the Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) of Japan; the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) of the USA; the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA); the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI); and the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) of Korea – formally launched oneM2M. The members of the organization are devoted to developing technical specifications and reports to ensure M2M devices can successfully communicate on a global scale.

The number of worldwide M2M connections is growing exponentially, with some forecasts as high as 50 billion by 2020. These connections will reside within virtually every major market category, and oneM2M will play a vital role to ensure that these industries – from healthcare to transportation and energy to agriculture – can benefit fully from the economic growth and innovation opportunities that M2M communications presents. Already, communications service providers are positioning their networks to take advantage of the growing demand for M2M services. The specifications developed by oneM2M will provide a common platform to be used by communications service providers to support applications and services as diverse as the smart grid, the connected car, eHealth and telemedicine, enterprise supply chain, home automation and energy management, and public safety.

The initial goal of oneM2M will be to confront the critical need for a common M2M Service Layer, which can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide. With an access independent view of end-to-end services, oneM2M will also develop globally agreed-upon M2M end-to-end specifications using common use cases and architecture principles across multiple M2M applications.

Ultimately, the work of oneM2M will drive multiple industries towards the goals of lowering operating and capital expenses, shortening time-to-market, creating mass-market economies of scale, simplifying the development of applications, expanding and accelerating global business opportunities, and avoiding standardization overlap.

oneM2M is open to participation from other interested organizations and parties, as well as cooperative efforts with other organizations. For further information please consult (under construction).

CTIA 2013:  New M2M Trade Association
to Prove Business Case for "Internet of Things"


A number of leading technology companies have come together to form the world’s first trade association aimed at proving the commercial case for M2M services.

Launched at this week’s CTIA Wireless Show in Las Vegas, the International M2M Council (IMC) (London, UK) includes a selection of influential connectivity providers, software developers, component makers and integrators, with the founding board made up of senior executives from Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany), Digi International (Minnetonka, MN, USA), Kore Telematics (Alpharetta, GA, USA), Oracle (Redwood City, CA, USA), Orbcomm (Rochelle Park, NJ, USA) and Telit (London, UK).

The IMC says its purpose is to help organizations deploying machines in wide-ranging vertical markets by demonstrating that a basic technology set already exists for M2M, and that connectivity is creating new revenue streams, cutting costs and easing regulatory compliance.

That distinguishes it from other M2M groups largely focused on developing technical specifications.
Besides publishing use-cases and business benchmarks for M2M that show the return on investment for deployments, the IMC intends to be the first trade organization to service the entire M2M ecosystem – which is global in nature and covers a wide range of vertical markets.

Aiming to increase the adoption of M2M technology, the IMC says it will promote M2M technology to pertinent vertical markets, establish business metrics and best practices for M2M deployments, educate professionals from different corporate functions about M2M and champion M2M technology before governments and regulators.

“As the M2M industry enters a new phase of broad-based growth and increasing complexity, now’s the time for leadership companies in the M2M community to create a forum where they can share lessons learned, best practices and ideas for future growth,” said Patrick Shay, EVP of sales and marketing for ORBCOMM Inc., a charter IMC board member and a leading provider of satellite services.

“The International M2M Council will serve as a voice for our rapidly growing industry and a bridge for M2M solutions providers, users and standards organizations around the globe. Most importantly, it will help to propel the growth curve in M2M business and promote best practices internationally,” said Shay.

In addition to ORBCOMM’s Shay, the IMC founding board includes Juergen Hase, the vice president of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M competence center; Matt Jennings, the vice president of the digital solutions group for Digi International; Alex Brisbourne, the chief executive of Kore Telematics; Chris Baker, the senior vice president of ISV/OEM/Java for Oracle Corporation; and Alexander Bufalino, the senior executive vice president of global market for Telit Wireless Solutions.

  RFID Recruiters believes that M2M is still in the very early and formative stages of development as a family of technologies that will evolve dramatically over the next several years.  Clearly, the roles of mobile networking service providers and equipment providers will be very important factors in the evolution of M2M.  Of equal or potentially even greater impact will be the role of early adopter enterprises throughout vertical industries.  These early adopters will lead the way in determining the most valuable existing and new workflows to be automated with M2M applications. Most importantly, we believe that the people who will most influence, shape, and harness the value to be realized with M2M will be the people with the technology and business expertise needed to turn technology into successful business models, applications, and platforms.

  Coupled with the wide area mobile networking capabilities of M2M RFID Recruiters believes RFID including NFC, plus sensors, will become increasingly important building blocks that both extend the reach of IT to more users for more applications and that integrate the physical world with the digital realm of information systems.  The applications for RFID, NFC, sensors, and M2M plus Cloud computing and networking will be nearly endless.

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The current, emerging, and potential applications of RF and Cloud technologies are now generating a demand for experienced wireless and Cloud professionals who are capable of creating and harnessing innovative value propositions. Both provider and user organizations are seeking employees with RF and Cloud experience to harness the productivity benefits and competitive advantages made possible by RF technologies (including RFID, NFC, sensor, and M2M) in conjunction with Cloud computing and networking. Additionally, many of the best and brightest individuals with general IT, supply chain, and related expertise are re-focusing their energies to participate in the high growth anticipated for RF and Cloud technology adoption.

RFID Recruiters and our NFC Recruiters, Sensor Recruiters, M2M Recruiters, and RF Cloud Recruiters business units are committed to contributing to the development of the RFID, NFC, sensor, M2M, and Cloud industries in a way that makes businesses more productive and people happier.

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Specifically, RFID Recruiters finds and recruits employees for companies engineering, manufacturing, marketing, selling, implementing, supporting or using passive and/or active RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) and related technologies, products, applications and services.  RFID Recruiters provides personnel at all levels from senior management to entry levels who have expertise at each stage of the vertical integration and value creation continuum including semiconductors, tags, sensors, smart labels, readers, printers and printer applicators, middleware, application software, system integration, consulting, and full solutions.  Additionally, through our NFC Recruiters, Sensor Recruiters, M2M Recruiters, and RF Cloud Recruiters business units we provide specialized recruiting services for the technology fields we believe are most adjacent to and important to the evolution of RFID.

RFID Recruiters believes that RFID tags are basic building blocks and the volume enabler of Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing.  We believe that RFID and related edge technologies including NFC, sensors, and M2M plus Cloud Computing and Networking will dramatically extend the reach of Information Technology.

The mission of RFID Recruiters, NFC Recruiters, Sensor Recruiters, M2M Recruiters, and RF Cloud Recruiters is to help the best companies and the best individuals find one another in a manner that brings into being the best RFID, NFC, sensor, M2M, and Cloud technologies, products, applications, and services.  If you are looking for a recruiter (headhunter) because you would like help with finding the best RFID and related expertise, or because you would like to search for a new  job  - our job specializes in helping you find the best expertise and opportunities, worldwide.  Our goal is to be the best recruiting (headhunting) firm, for RFID and related expertise, worldwide. 

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