On-Ramp Wireless rebrands as Ingenu and launches US-wide M2M wireless public network

CTIA Super Mobility, Las Vegas, NV, USA. September 9, 2015 — On-Ramp Wireless today announced a corporate relaunch changing the company’s name to Ingenu, and expanding its executive team. Ingenu is also launching the Machine Network™, described as the first US-wide “wireless public network dedicated to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity”.

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The verdict post-ETS is there’s potential momentum ahead for the smart energy industry

Highlights of the recent Energy Thought Summit (ETS) held in Austin, Texas included the concepts of IT/OT convergence, utility operations and business models; plus newly available technologies designed to improve energy creation, delivery, consumption and conservation. Jacob Rodrigues Pereira, senior analyst, Smart Utility Infrastructure at IHS reports.

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Clients may be kings but partners are critical says Cyan’s boss who wants to follow ARM’s model

Cyan Technology’s executive chairman, John Cronin, has years of telecoms experience on his side. Now he’s applying lessons learned in other businesses to make strides in smart metering for emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil. But, he tells Jeremy Cowan, he just wishes he could give their chips away free!

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Revolutionise the modern utilities infrastructure with a dose of analytics

(Blog): Humans are often reluctant to take the steps they need to improve their lives. When our tooth aches we put off the dentist, hoping the pain will subside by itself. We struggle to change our fitness or eating habits even though we know they have lifelong benefits, says Oracle‘s Mike Ballard.

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Automotive, smart homes, cities and wearables to drive M2M/IoT sensor market to 2020

San Antonio, Texas, USA. March 3, 2015:  Compass Intelligence, which describes itself as a strategy acceleration firm, has released a new report on the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) market. Sensors in M2M & IoT: A Global Analysis for Growth Opportunities and Solutions is out today.

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No let up in M&As as British Gas acquires AlertMe for £65m and ARM buys Dutch IoT security firm Offspark

London & Cambridge, UK – AlertMe announced on Friday it has agreed the sale of the company to British Gas (part of the Centrica plc group) in a deal said to be worth UK£65 million (US$100 million). This news follows on the heels of ARM’s purchase of Offspark, a Dutch IoT communications security company.

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Utilities need to show return on smart grid investments, Accenture builds on Structure

‘Showing return on investment (ROI) and value from smart grid investments’ is the number one issue to focus on in 2015 for municipal and cooperative utilities in a recent US survey. So says a survey by North Carolina-based smart grid technology provider, Tantalus, in which 37% of the 50 municipal and cooperative utilities rated their top

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North Dakota’s Bismarck shows how to get smart on water infrastructure, says analyst

Water infrastructure and management play a key role in the development of smart cities, and smart cities of the future must intelligently address the related areas of water and energy to fully achieve resource efficiencies. So says Jacob Pereira, analyst for smart utilities infrastructure at IHS Technology in a new report.

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Landis+Gyr to acquire leading utility analytics company GRIDiant Corporation

Landis+Gyr, a company focused on energy management, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GRIDiant Corporation, a utility analytics company focused on the electric distribution grid. The acquisition will expand Landis+Gyr’s software analytics portfolio towards becoming an end-to-end proposition.

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Philips CityTouch selects Sierra Wireless to connect remote lighting management system

Philips CityTouch has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® embedded wireless modules to provide connectivity for their new CityTouch LightWave remote lighting management system.

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Silicon Labs eases smart meter design with Wireless M-Bus software

Austin, Texas, USA – Silicon Labs, a developer of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, has introduced a software solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water and heat resources based on the proven Wireless M-Bus standard.

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Utility spending on smart grid IT systems to total nearly US$140 billion by 2022, predicts report

Boulder, Colorado, USA, (Business Wire) – Utilities have long used IT solutions in their businesses  for customer billing, for outage responses and for protection and control functions. Only recently, however, has the industry recognised the critical role that IT will play as the one-way network of old evolves into a far more complex system –

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Maingate and NTE co-operate on pilot project to gauge customer reactions to floating energy prices

Stockholm, Sweden, March 26, 2014 – Maingate and Norwegian NTE are collaborating on a pilot project to ascertain how clients relate to floating energy prices in real time.

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Cellular communications nodes for smart grids to surpass US$348 million in annual revenue by 2020

Boulder, Colorado, USA, March 20, 2014 (Business Wire) –  According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from public cellular communications nodes for smart grid applications will grow from US$75.4 million annually in 2013 to US$348.3 million in 2018.

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The M2M world market in 2013

(Blog): In volume terms, the overall M2M market is growing fast in all wireless markets and in all regions. A total of 136 million cellular modules were expected to be active at the end of 2012. According to Samuel Ropert (pictured) of analysts IDATE, overall annual growth for the next four years should top 30%

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European Utility Week provides backdrop for news from Accenture, Siemens, Saft, geo and Vodafone

European Utility Week, Amsterdam , The Netherlands, 17 October 2013 – The surge of activity this week continues with the announcement that Accenture and Siemens have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture in the smart grid field that will work with utilities to improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.

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