The machine-to-machine (M2M) or connected device universe is sometimes called the Internet of Things because devices communicate with each other over wired or wireless connections and share data without direct human intervention. Juniper Research has forecast the number of wireless M2M devices will grow to 412 million by 2014. Growth will be led by utility metering, mobile connected buildings, telematics, and automated retail and banking connections, according to Juniper. A significant percentage of M2M devices will continue for the foreseeable future to rely on wireless networks that now exist. In locations where cellular signals are weak due to distance from the cell site, terrain features, or building materials like concrete and steel, DataPro Direct Connect provides a strong reliable signal, ensuring successful data transfer.