Ovum sees a US$1.5bn opportunity for PON vendors from China’s smart grids

The deployment of smart grids based on PON fiber communications will provide a US$1.5–$2bn opportunity to FTTx PON component and equipment vendors, according to global analyst firm Ovum

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geo launches new monitoring and control system for PV installations

In January, geo is releasing their second-generation PV monitoring system. With falling installation rates and a reduced feed-in tariff, this new system comes with a comprehensive online & mobile service and Smart Plugs for appliance control

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Global smart electricity meter installed base to double by 2016

By the end of 2016, the global installed base of advanced electricity meters is expected to double, according to a new market study from IMS Research

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Sony and InterDigital team to launch M2M-focused joint venture called Convida Wireless

InterDigital and Sony Corporation of America have announced the launch of a joint venture to combine Sony’s consumer electronics expertise with InterDigital’s wireless machine-to-machine and bandwidth management research.

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First order for new Smart Grid Technology signed in Denmark

The energy supplier, Østjysk Energi (DK), has signed contract on a complete wireless smart metering system, including 30,000 smart meters. This makes Østjysk Energi the first utility to order the new smart grid-platform, OMNIA

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Gemalto, Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Fujitsu Ten and Ertico launch first eCall testing centre in Japan

Gemalto, a leader in digital security, announced its collaboration with Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc., FUJITSU TEN, a developer of advanced safety systems, and ERTICO to launch Japan’s first eCall testing facility in order to help global automakers meet the European Union’s (EU) new emergency response standards

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DeepCover chipset from Maxim Integrated advances secure authentication

Maxim Integrated Products has announced that it is now sampling a new chipset that provides the strongest levels of security when authentication of peripherals is necessary

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GlobalPlatform streamlines security certification process for secure mobile applications

GlobalPlatform, the international organisation which standardises the management of applications on secure chip technology, has advanced its Composition Model, which streamlines the security evaluation of NFC contactless mobile applications.

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Microsoft Lync Partner Solutions Pavilion at ITEXPO adds high-profile exhibitors

The Microsoft Lync Partner Solutions Pavilion on the ITEXPO exhibit floor is now accepting exhibitors featuring Microsoft Lync-certified products designed to boost organisational communication, TMC announced.

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Novatel Wireless ships its 3 millionth 4G LTE device and wins accolades for MiFi 2

Novatel Wireless, a provider of mobile broadband solutions, announced that it has shipped more than three million 4G LTE enabled mobile computing products since it first began shipping LTE products in January 2011.

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All Stop Vending selects USA Technologies as cashless payment and telemetry partner

USA Technologies, a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, announced that All Stop Vending, a vending food service company based in Florida, has signed an exclusive agreement with USAT that also indicates All Stop’s intent to go 100% cashless.

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Telit Wireless Solutions strengthens presence in Smart-Metering Industry

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global vendor of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, announced that its M2M modules have been selected by Digicom SpA, a company specialised in the design and production of telecommunications and networking solutions, to optimise the operation of T-LOG, a meter reading device for gas, LPG, and water.

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Eurotech and ThingWorx partner to enable rapid M2M solution delivery

ThingWorx™ announced a strategic partnership with Eurotech. The partnership includes ThingWorx’s certification of the Eurotech Everyware Cloud and Multi-Service Gateways as ThingWorx Ready™, creating a pre-integrated offering that simplifies development and reduces the cost of deployment of M2M solutions.

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Trustonic: The new standard of trust and security for Connected Devices

Trustonic, the new company formed by ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), has launched as a new standard security provider to address the increasing need for trust built into smart connected devices.

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Smart utility meters to account for half of all meter market revenues by 2016

The overall utility billing meter market is expected to reach nearly $13 billion in 2016, according to a study recently published by IMS Research, now part of IHS. 2016 is also anticipated to be the first time

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Gemalto delivers prepaid card services to Russia's Svyaznoy Bank

Gemalto, one of the leaders in digital security, announces that Svyaznoy Bank is deploying the first large scale prepaid card offer for its customers in Russia.

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