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February 16, 2015

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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February 8, 2015

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 concerns.

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November 24, 2014

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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June 17, 2014

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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June 13, 2014

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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May 30, 2014

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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April 9, 2014

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 – i.e., the smart grid.  According to a recent [...]

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March 27, 2014

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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March 24, 2014

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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December 27, 2013

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% for cellular modules, reaching 372 million in 2016.




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