Eurotech releases v3.1 of Java-OSGi Framework for M2M gateways, smart devices and IoT apps

Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, announced the official release of ESF 3.1, the Java OSGi software framework for M2M multiservice gateways and smart devices.

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Giesecke & Devrient teams up with IBM on new connected vehicle cryptographic security

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and IBM are teaming up to work on a new connected vehicle security solution with the intent to make car hacks much more difficult in the future. The new crypto chip and key solution is being showcased first at IAA International Automobile Fair in Frankfurt, Germany from September 17 to 27.

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gridComm and PT Siklon Energy Nusantara to bring cloud-based intelligent street lighting to Indonesia

gridComm, a provider of power line communication (PLC) solutions that enable the transformation of traditional power grid into a smart grid, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with a leading LED manufacturer in Indonesia, PT Siklon Energy Nusantara, to jointly provide a cloud-based Street Light Management Solution to the Indonesian market.

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Wireless Logic brings greater focus to UK’s West Midlands Police Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras

West Midlands Police, the UK’s second largest force, has teamed up with M2M managed service provider, Wireless Logic, to deploy a dedicated Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) mobile data platform. A more focused end-to-end wireless solution has enhanced connectivity and replaced the existing virtual private networks, which were proving hard-to-manage.

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Retrofitting the connected house to achieve a truly smart home

The vision of a truly smart home is becoming increasingly viable as new products arrive on the market all the time. More recently we’ve also seen a move away from time-consuming, expensive installation, in favour of a more agile solution that can integrate with existing kit.

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New contract for Aidon in Norway covers 165,000 metering points

Nettalliansen, an alliance consisting of 26 Norwegian energy distribution companies, entered in July into contract for the delivery of a new automated electricity metering solution. The contract was signed between Nettalliansen and Embriq as the prime contractor. The selected solution is based on Aidon technology.

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OriginGPS gets $1.75m funding and partners with Flex to add miniature GNSS modules to IoT devices

OriginGPS, a manufacturer of miniature Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions, has closed US$1.75 million of funding from existing shareholders and the technology accelerator, Lab IX.

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IoT device developers ‘can protect’ VxWorks-based designs, sensors and solutions against cyber attack

Two recent announcements have focused attention on the security of IoT and connected devices, running versions of Wind River’s VxWorks, the most popular embedded operating system used in the world.

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Why the universal remote never went mainstream

Philips introduced the first universal remote in 1985 under the brand name Magnavox; and CL 9, a startup founded by Steve Wozniak, introduced the first programmable remote control in 1987. Wozniak’s programmable remote was flexible but not commercially successful, as mainstream consumers believed that the device was too complicated to configure and use.

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Acal BFI claims high performance for Honeywell’s new pressure sensor series

Acal BFi, a European provider of advanced technology solutions, have introduced Honeywell’s new ABP series of basic amplified board mount pressure sensors to the European market.

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Converting analogue utility meters to digital ‘now even simpler’ with compact retrofit solution

Digital utility meters help to prevent meter-reading errors and are rapidly increasing in importance for use with billing and energy management systems. FAST Forward AG’s EnergyCam products present a simple way to integrate analog utility meters into smart digital networks.

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Can CSPs build the quintuple play by partnering with utilities on smart metering?–Part 2

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have long been wanting to move past being a dumb pipe into a customer’s home. They’ve taken a hit from VoIP and mobile providers, who have cut into their voice revenues; over the top (OTT) players, who are trying to wrestle away their video and television revenue, and alternative internet providers,

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Can CSPs build the quintuple play by partnering with utilities on smart metering? – Part 1

According to new research from IDC, the worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow from US$655.8 billion in 2014 to US$1.7 trillion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%.

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Allen Proithis to lead SIGFOX’s IoT expansion in North America

SIGFOX, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, has announced that mobile-telecom industry veteran Allen Proithis will head the company’s expansion in North America, including deployment of the SIGFOX network in 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas by Q1 2016.

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Road transport industry slow to adopt telematics and other technology, poll shows

A huge 88% of road transport businesses still use paper-based processes to manage vehicle walk around checks and only 14% have an incentive scheme based on driver performance data.

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Libelium announces new Cloud options to build the industrial IoT and smart cities

Libelium has announced new Cloud integration options from software partners specialised in automotive systems, business process management, civil engineering, industrial applications, supervisory control and data systems (SCADA), and Smart Cities solutions, in the latest build-out of its wireless sensor network ecosystem.

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