lenny..., "how is SWIR being manipulated " by someone "painting the tape" If you are not sure what "painting the tape " means then look it up and take it from there.
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The analysts forecast the Global Connected Car M2M Connections and Services market to grow at a CAGR of 28.45 percent over the period 2014-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing awareness and demand for safety and security of connected car M2M services. The Global Connected Car M2M Connections & Services market has also been witnessing the launch of LTE-based connected cars. However, the high cost of connected car M2M equipment and services could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
The report, the Global Connected Car M2M Connections & Services Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Connected Car M2M Connections & Services market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
The key vendors dominating this market space are Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG.,General Motors Co.,Sierra Wireless Inc,, Gemalto SA., ., and Verizon Telematics Inc.
Sierra Wireless (SWIR) (SW.TO) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Vancouver-based In Motion Technology (“In Motion”) for $21 million US dollars in cash consideration, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.
In Motion is a leader in mobile enterprise solutions, providing rugged in-vehicle mobile routers tightly integrated with an advanced mobile-optimized security system and a powerful management and application platform. The complete solution enables organizations to connect and manage mobile operations, vehicles, and workforces more efficiently, reliably and securely.
Sierra Wireless and In Motion will together provide the broadest choice of device-to-cloud solutions for enterprise customers, from simple gateways to full featured mobile routers, as well as a comprehensive suite of cloud services and applications. The combined company will hold a strong leadership position and unique capabilities in important growth segments, including public safety, transit, and commercial fleet.
During 2013, In Motion generated $15 million US dollars in revenue and gross margin was 50 percent of revenue.
"Sierra Wireless Inc. (SWIR) stands to benefit from Legato open-source platform increasing machine-to-machine (M2M) adoption. Eventually all Sierra Wireless smart products (i.e., those with app processors) will move from its proprietary Open AT to Legato. The company is the global leader in M2M devices and cloud services, delivering intelligent wireless solutions that simplify the connected world. It offers the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with its secure M2M cloud services. The consensus price target is $21.31. Sierra Wireless closed Thursday at $20.98."
Jason was just appointed to the Board of Directors Of Ikanos and has not left SWIR. Most Directors of the Boards of the companies have other jobs.
Sierra Wireless (SWIR) (SW.TO) today introduced the Legato™ platform, an open source embedded platform built on Linux and designed to simplify the development of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications from the device to the cloud.
“We expect millions of devices to be connected over the next few years, but there are significant challenges to overcome to enable the Internet of Things,” said Philippe Guillemette, Chief Technology Officer for Sierra Wireless. “One of these challenges is the time and investment required to get a new M2M application from design to deployment and beyond. In building Legato, our aim is to provide a complete device-to-cloud solution for developers, along with tools, support, and a development community to help streamline these efforts and give embedded M2M projects a head start.”
The Legato embedded platform tightly integrates Wind River Linux, a commercial-grade Linux distribution with a rich set of capabilities based on the latest open source technologies, with an M2M application framework and feature-rich tools
"What will the self-driving future look like as different brands attempt to navigate the same roadways? As investors, we should be paying attention to companies that can help facilitate machine-to-machine, or M2M, communication, such as Sierra Wireless and Google .
Motley Fool analysts Austin Smith and Rex Moore saw this technology first-hand at the recent 2014 International CES."
Yesterday SWIR was down in the AH trading and today it is up. It seems that someone is "painting the tape" There is always an ulterior motive for painting the tape! Care to guess what it might be and who is doing that?
SWIR will disrupt.....
SWIR will provide M2M connectivity for AUDI. If you "google" the following link you will find the article. It is kind of tricky but doable.
These scenarios are made possible by machine-to-machine ("M2M") communication. When the robot broke
"down, a wireless signal was sent to the technicians cell phone and the factory's parts warehouse, coordinating the repair without human intervention. A recent report called the M2M Bible projected that demand for these applications would drive the industry to reach $136 billion by the end of 2018 - a 23% compound annual growth rate.
Sierra Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR) provides wireless modems, mobile hotspots, wireless embedded modules, OEM software, intelligent wireless gateways and other products that form the backbone of the rapidly growing M2M industry. In 2012, the company generated nearly $400 million in revenue and reported its first full year of profitability since 2008. But 2013 could be the company's most transformative year yet.
Early last year, the company sold its AirCard assets to NetGear Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) in order to refocus on the M2M market and used the proceeds to acquire AnyDATA's M2M assets in October and In Motion Technology. Management grew organic revenues by 11% to a record $442 million and significantly improved profitability with EBITDA that increased 48% to $18.7 million. In Q1 2014, the company expects to generate $117 to $121 million in revenue.
Investors looking to buy into Sierra Wireless may want to look beyond the lofty P/E multiple to the P/B, P/S, and P/CF multiples that are well below the industry average. In addition to the strong growth, investors may have the opportunity to acquire the stock at a reasonable price at the moment.
Take Away Points to Remember
Wireless technologies are quickly revolutionizing a number of different sectors, including healthcare and the industrial sector. Investors that want to capitalize on these two sectors have many opportunities, ranging from AmbiCom Holdings and Johnson & Johnson in healthcare to companies like Sierra Wireless in the industrial M2M space."
lolasdeer: In addition, I might add that my observation was not based on the fact that SWIR went up by $0.02 but on the fact that it traded in the AH and went up instead of down!
lolasdeer : If you read my post carefully you will see that I said SWIR Will go up the NEXT Day. I did NOT, DID NOT, DID NOT say that SWIR would KEEP going Up everyday from the on. I just said That SWIR would go up the NEXT day and it did didn't it. So what is "Rubish" about my observation? It is not my fault that you misunderstood what I said!!
It seems that when SWIR trades AH and goes up, it continues to go up the following day. Today, AH trading, SWIR went up by $0.02. If my observation is logical then expect SWIR to continue its upward trend tomorrow.
"Blog) — As the volume of M2M devices and data increases, so do the associated security risks. The question, says Olivier Beaujard (pictured), is what should enterprises using machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and OEMs developing M2M solutions be doing now to protect their applications and secure the data centre?
The obvious answer may seem to be ‘everything they can’, but in practice the goal for an M2M application should not be to provide the ‘most’ security. It should be to provide the right level of security for that specific device and application. This is because the above question is more complicated than it may seem.
The phrase ‘M2M application’ encompasses a full ecosystem that extends beyond the device itself, including the cellular network, M2M cloud management platform and back-end enterprise application, all of which have unique security considerations. Even on the M2M device itself, security is not straightforward. Most M2M devices don’t have a full operating system or enough processing power to support or run advanced security software.
Is the answer then to build every M2M device with a full operating system? No, the smartest M2M security is that which is tailored for the specific application." Requirements for specific applications increases the complexity of M2M deployment. SWIR has the experience and the technology to meet the most rigid requirements. It is no wonder that it is the global leader in the M2M market.
Many people are unaware how complex the deployment of M2M internet connectivity really is. For example, most devise manufacturers assemble their products from parts made by suppliers. For instance, even Ford auto depends on suppliers for its tires, batteries, windshield wipers, etc. Obviously, whither it's an automobile or a M2M module, it is manufactured by assembling components made by suppliers.Therefore, it is incumbent on the suppliers to make the components as reliable and as durable as to meet the required standards into which the components are to be installed. It follows, then, that since the M2M module is a component, its deployment for the internet connectivity becomes complex. First, the M2M modem must be of high quality that meets the required and expected standards of the OEM. Then you have to find an OEM that needs you M2M module and agrees with your terms. Meeting all the terms makes the deployment of the M2M modems complex. By the way, SWIR is the global leader in the M2M market and commands 34.5% of the world Market. It certainly must have won the confidence of a "goodly" number of OEMs and is in a good position to take advantage of the high demand for the "internet of things". In addition, as far as the (SWIR) camera goes, it is a component and, possibly, in which SWIR's module/silicone is a component providing the camera with its internet connectivity.
SWIR earns award at CES for its modules/ silicon:
"UTC Aerospace Systems (Sensors Unlimited Products) announces that high resolution, shortwave infrared (SWIR) area and linescan cameras are being used to improve the manufacturing yield of photovoltaic cells. SWIR technology is well suited to monitor the quality of solar thin films, concentrated PV, and crystalline cells, to maximize efficiency of the solar cell manufacturing process through final assembly of the completed modules."