Apple is ‘Most Recognisable IoT Brand’ and Google ranked lowest by consumers, says ThroughTek

ThroughTek, leading Internet of Things (IoT) & market-leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions provider, today announced findings from its “IoT Makers’ Battle Report” that highlights consumers’ brand and device preferences across IoT. The report found nearly half of consumers aware of IoT devices on the market are most familiar with Apple’s IoT devices (48%), while surprisingly only

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CSR aims for cost-effective low power Bluetooth Smart connection to smart homes

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) has announced the latest version of its Bluetooth® Smart solution for the smart home – CSRmesh® Home Automation. The latest software release adds sensor and actuator models to build on the original protocol that was designed for lighting control

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GreenPeak celebrates over 100 million ZigBee chips delivered to the Smart Home market

GreenPeak Technologies, a low power RF semiconductor company, has announced that it has shipped more than 100 million IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee chips into the smart home market.

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Ericsson’s innovations aim to speed the adoption of the Internet of Things

A globe-spanning network for the Internet of Things (IoT) has been built over the past 20 years that provides the coverage, security and reliability needed to connect us and bring intelligence to the things that surround us.

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Retail spend on Internet of Things to reach US$2.5bn by 2020, says Juniper Research report

New data from Juniper Research has revealed that retailers seeking to capitalise on IoT (Internet of Things) technologies will spend an estimated US$2.5 billion in hardware and installation costs. That is nearly a fourfold increase over this year’s estimated $670 million spend.

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Digi International and Digi-Key introduce new XBee wireless connectivity

Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII), the M2M solutions expert, and Digi-Key Electronics, a provider of electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced the availability of the Digi XBee® Wireless Connectivity Kit (XKB2-AT-WWC).

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SpeedCast selected by interoil to deliver highly available and flexible field connectivity solutions

SpeedCast International Ltd, a telecommunications service provider, has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for delivery of satellite communications and network services by InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC), a independent oil and gas business with operations dedicated to Papua New Guinea.

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Zebra introduces smart, non-invasive way for hospitals to track, provide real-time feedback on heart patients

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a provider in solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands announced the first commercial deployment of the Time Tracking Solution for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients.

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Risk Technology expands into Philippines with TouchMedia partnership

Next generation telematics specialist, Risk Technology, continues its international expansion following an exclusive partnership with TouchMedia in the Philippines. TouchMedia is one of the region’s leading systems integrators, with significant experience in the implementation of network security, transactional kiosks and payment processing solutions.

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SIMalliance’s new specification supports standardisation in M2M deployments

SIMalliance has published a new specification, which allows mobile network operators (MNOs) to remotely load and manage subscriptions across deployed machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer devices in a standardised way. 

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Zoom® achieves PTCRB and FCC certification for 14.4 Mbps cellular modem with GPS

Zoom Telephonics (OTCQB: ZMTP) announced that it has achieved PTCRB and FCC 15B certification for its model 4575 14.4 Mbps cellular modem with GPS. 

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u-blox introduces TOBY-L201, a 150 Mbps 4G LTE and WCDMA module with multi-carrier support

u-blox, a provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces TOBY-L201, the world’s first 4G LTE Cat 4 module with 3G WCDMA fall-back, which works on AT&T and Verizon networks. 

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M2M cloud-based platform will expand the cellular M2M connections and services market in the US through 2019

Technavio, a tech-focused research firm, has published a new report on the cellular M2M connections and services market in the US, which is expected to grow at a CAGR exceeding 25% in terms of services, and over 26% in terms of connections from 2015-2019.

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Redpine Signals introduces WyzBee platform to accelerate IoT development and adoption

Redpine Signals has launched what it describes as, “the world’s first comprehensive IoT platform for device makers – the WyzBee platform – that includes a flexible hardware platform, development environment and cloud software and services framework”.

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Pioneering wireless? SmartHub? Aims to become the must-have router for smart homes of the future

A pioneering wireless router is making waves on Indiegogo, as a crowdfunding campaign gains momentum in its attempt to give the humble home router a much-needed facelift.

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Information and communication technologies uptake in global smart plants market Shifts to high gear

Information and communication technology (ICT) deployments in manufacturing industries are currently limited to the sporadic use of machine to machine (M2M) communications and cloud solutions.

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