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Yamazaki S.,New Business Promotion Division
NEC Technical Journal | Year: 2012

Japan and other countries around the world see the time is ripe for a serious re-evaluation of energy infrastructure. NEC is one of the few corporations in the world that possesses both ICT and energy component technologies. Exploiting this strength, NEC aims at contributing to the realization of a new energy society through the provision of smart energy solutions that promote both the stability of the supply-demand balance and the self-sustained energy system.

Takatsuto S.,3rd Carrier Services Division | Murakawa H.,3rd Carrier Services Division | Ohata T.,New Business Promotion Division | Sakuma T.,Solutions Financial
NEC Technical Journal | Year: 2011

Japanese agriculture is confronting an insufficiency of successors, making how to inherit cultivation know-how an important issue. One of the expected solutions to this issue is the application of ICT, which includes application to agricultural sites (farming fields, greenhouses and plant factories) and to agriculture management including planting decisions, work planning and result management. NEC is challenging both of these aspects by applying sensing technology to farming fields, supporting agriculture management and providing the achieved results as one of its M2M services. This paper introduces the contents of this service.

Fujita T.,New Business Promotion Division | Satou A.,New Business Promotion Division | Kimura S.,New Business Promotion Division
NEC Technical Journal | Year: 2011

This paper deals with the current trends and future direction of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems), as well as the Probe Information System which serves as the backbone for various ITS services, and the usage of an M2M service platform that efficiently realizes systems based on the Probe Information System.

Kimura S.,New Business Promotion Division | Hoshi K.,New Business Promotion Division
NEC Technical Journal | Year: 2011

The increasing diversification and complexity of customer needs in today's business environment has led to the study of Inter-Business Solutions that integrate different business fields in various industry sectors. As the use of open sources and cloud computing becomes more prevalent, integration of different systems and services is becoming easier. In this environment, M2M Cloud Computing can be considered as one of the crucial IT infrastructures for achieving Inter-Business Solutions, and beyond to Cross-Industry Solutions. This paper introduces our observations regarding the current spread of M2M services in accordance with the needs of customers and society in general, as well as the challenges that we face in order to realize Inter-Business Solutions through M2M Cloud Computing.

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