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M2M compared to Industrial Revolution, science fiction

telecom | 03/20/2014 12:22 am EDT

TORONTO — The world’s most interconnected retail store isn’t in London, Paris or New York, Canadian Tire Corp. chief technology officer Eugene Roman said Wednesday, but in West Edmonton, where his company has implemented everything it knows about machine-to-machine communication. Roman told the audience at the one-day M2M Canada 2014 conference at the Toronto Board of Trade that his company has made huge investments in connecting every part of its stores, building a system that constantly monitors temperature, stock levels, lighting levels and even customer activity....