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December 4, 2012

Sierra Wireless resolves ITC lawsuit with purchase of MMP Portfolio™ licence

Cupertino, California, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — Alliacense announced today that Sierra Wireless, Inc. has purchased an MMP™ Portfolio license. The agreement resolves the ITC Investigation and District Court lawsuit recently filed against Sierra Wireless, a mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications solutions company.

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November 29, 2012

Fat-free hyper-optimisation: A new strategy for efficient, low cost M2M

(BLOG:) — “If the history of software and operating systems (OS) has revealed one thing, it’s that each generation can be relied on to deliver a successively more complex solution. But if your M2M device performs a simple function, do you really need a fully featured OS?” asks Kurt Dykema of Twisthink.

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November 24, 2012

NFC coming out of 'trial phase' in 2013 as 285m enabled devices forecast to be shipped — ABI Research

London, UK (BUSINESS WIRE) — ABI Research forecasts that a total of 1.95 billion NFC-enabled devices will ship in 2017, a combination of both handsets and CE devices. The lion’s share of NFC enablement will continue to be focused in the handset market

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November 23, 2012

Opower 4 platform to use 'Big Data' to boost energy efficiency for utility customers

Arlington, Virginia, USA. November 19, 2012 – Opower has released its new customer engagement platform, Opower 4. This uses behavioural science and big data analytics to promote consumer participation

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November 22, 2012

Installed base of wireless M2M devices in the oil and gas industry expected to reach 0.43 million by 2016

Gothenburg, Sweden. November 21, 2012 – According to new research from analysts Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications worldwide was 164,000 at the end of 2011. It is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 21.5%,

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November 18, 2012

Satellite-based communications node shipments for smart grids will quadruple by 2020, says Pike Research

Boulder, Colorado, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — While alternative communications options are generally more practical and cost-effective for home area and neighbourhood area network smart grid applications, sometimes satellite communication is not only viable it may even be the only alternative.

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November 16, 2012

Digi launches compact wireless module for developing connected portable devices

Electronica, Messe Munich, Germany – Digi International has launched a compact wireless system-on-module for developing connected devices based on Freescale technology.

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November 16, 2012

Ericsson wins cloud-based M2M service contracts in Russia, Sweden and UK

Gothenburg, Sweden — Although Ericsson has yet to announce it formally, Megafon, the Russian mobile operator, and Swedish incumbent telco, TeliaSonera are both reported to have signed agreements with the network equipment manufacturer to provide cloud-based M2M services for enterprises. In a separate report, 3UK is said to have signed for similar support.

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November 16, 2012

Numerex and Alcohol Monitoring Systems expand 'breakthrough' wireless monitoring for criminal justice

Atlanta, Georgia and San Diego, California, USA. (PRNewswire) — Numerex Corp, a provider of on-demand and interactive M2M enterprise solutions, is collaborating with Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. (AMS) to develop “ground-breaking” new continuous alcohol monitoring products for criminal justice use.

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November 15, 2012

Conference urges industry to co-ordinate spectrum re-farming to meet 'M2M bandwidth demands'

Cambridge, UK. November 14, 2012 – With growing demand for bandwidth for broadcasting, mobile networks and M2M data traffic, speakers and delegates at Cambridge Wireless and ICT KTN‘s UK conference urged the industry to work more closely in order to ‘re-farm’ radio spectrum.



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