We are in the early stages of a new world where everything that should be connected will be connected. Connected cars, homes, industrial processes, healthcare, agriculture, and other sectors comprise a few billion connections today. In the next 20 years, connections to things, sensors, computers, and people will grow nearly 10 times. Helping businesses limit the risk and maximize the opportunity is the IoT, IoE, and M2M intelligence sector. This sector provides an end-to-end view of the connected thing value chain from devices to value-added services. Critical IoT solution components of connected devices, service platforms, security, analytics, IoT applications, partner programs, and professional services are examined by supplier and technology viewpoints. The sector is grounded in the IoT Market Tracker, a highly segmented database that quantifies the entire IoT value chain by connection technology and six revenue categories. Additionally, the IoE Market Tracker provides a total market view by fixed and wireless connection technologies and by vertical market for computing devices and connected things.
Now in its 25th year, the 2010 CARTES & IDentification event provided some notable developments. In addition to technologies and developments, the show’s expanded presence included debuts from several companies, such as Ubivelox (Korea) and Hobim (Turkey), highlighting an on-going spread of smart card usage around the world. Exhibitors demonstrating new products, technologies, manufacturing, and personalisation capabilities came from more than forty countries. Among them, preparations for NFC adoption and the new smart IC target that is the re-born concept of the Internet of Things stood out most.