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Research and Markets: Smart Home, Building, and City Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Applications 2014

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Smart Home, Building, and City Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Applications" report to their offering.

One of the original definitions of a "smart home" is a residence that has highly advanced automatic systems for lighting, temperature control, multi-media, security, window and door operations, and many other functions. With the expansion of broadband communications and M2M/IoT, intelligence in the home is taking on a whole new meaning as various connected home applications are transforming entertainment, information, health and general well-being.

Some of the key Smart Home topics covered in this report are:

  • Key Elements of Smart Home
  • Smart Home Ecosystem Analysis
  • Evolution of Smart Home Ecosystem
  • Future of Smart Home Apps and Services

This report anticipates significant investment in both traditional infrastructure (such as intelligent transportation systems) as well as next generation ICT systems (such as sensors monitoring water levels, energy usage, traffic flows, and security cameras, and sending that data directly to city administrators). In addition, certain governments are making substantial investments in political, human and social capital. For example, India has recently announced a goal to develop up to 100 smart cities country-wide.

Some of the key Smart City topics covered in this report are:

  • Smart City Strategies
  • Essential Elements of Smart City
  • Global Smart City Development
  • Framework for Smart City and Role of M2M

Smart Home and Building Case Studies

  • Smart Home Solution for Art Collector
  • Total Home Control Solution
  • Sir Richard Branson's Caribbean Smart Home
  • Energy Management
  • Real-time monitoring of oil levels
  • Professional Golfer's Smart Home
  • Monitor Structural parameters in Real time

Smart City Case Studies

  • Solution for Traffic Safety
  • Solution for Parking Meters
  • Solution for smart' public convenience system
  • Solution for Waste Disposal
  • Experimental Research Facility for Smart City

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