New version of XBee Wi-Fi designed for quicker deployment of Cloud-based M2M systems

Paris, France – Digi International has launched an enhanced version of its XBee® Wi-Fi embedded module. The low-power module enables serial-to-Wi-Fi networking in the popular XBee form factor

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Orange Business Services' Gert Pauwels strengthens M2M Now's Editorial Board

West Malling, Kent, UK. March 12, 2013 — M2M Now has appointed Gert Pauwels, M2M Marketing Director at Orange Business Services, to its growing Editorial Advisory Board.

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GainSpan claims industry first for its Wi-Fi® and ZigBee® IP single chip

Nuremberg, Germany – GainSpan® Corporation, a provider of ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), unveiled the GS2000 at Embedded World 2013 Germany last week. It is said by the company to be the first single chip solution to bring together two IEEE low power standard wireless technologies: Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n) and 802.15.4.

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Oberthur and FICOSA demonstrate a 'complete connectivity solution' for the automotive market

(Mobile World Congress) Barcelona, Spain & Levallois-Perret, France — Oberthur Technologies and FICOSA are demonstrating a remotely provisionable SIM for the automotive market at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.

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Orga Systems integrates telecoms, utilities, automotive and M2M services with MyDigitalLife

(MWC PREVIEW:) Paderborn, Germany. February 19, 2013 — Orga Systems is to present its ‘MyDigitalLife’ service at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, to help network operators achieve cross-vertical revenues.

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PacketFront and Radius Synergies agree to co-develop Xenia platform to support M2M

Stockholm, Sweden and New Delhi, India. February 18, 2013 — PacketFront Software Solutions and Radius Synergies Pvt Limited (RSPL) have signed a new M2M-focused agreement covering product development, supply and market co-operation.

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British troops deploy toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan to locate Taliban threats

British Army forces in Afghanistan are now using 10-centimetre-long, video-linked spy helicopters to survey Taliban firing spots. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to buy 160 of the drones in a contract worth more than €23 million.

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Generali and Telefónica launch M2M-enabled usage-based motor insurance policy in Spain

London, UK. February 6, 2013.- Generali Seguros and Telefónica have launched ‘Pago como conduzco’ in Spain, a motor insurance policy that calculates the premium according to driving habits.

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Saft lithium batteries to power Sensile Technologies’ smart telemetry devices for oil and gas storage

Paris, France – Saft, a designer and manufacturer of advanced batteries for industry, has agreed to supply Sensile Technologies, the Swiss machine-to-machine (M2M) equipment specialist, with over 20,000 primary lithium batteries to power smart remote GSM telemetry and level-monitoring systems for oil and gas storage tanks.

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WeDo Technologies launches RAID 7.0 to combat 'profit pitfalls of next generation telecoms'

Lisbon / London / Washington, DC – February 7, 2013 – WeDo Technologies, a worldwide provider of revenue and business assurance, today released its latest software suite, RAID. The launch coincides with WeDo Technologies’ 12th anniversary, after the company was founded in 2001.

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M2M Innovation World Congress unveils Conference Pre-Programme for meeting in Nice

Event date: September 24-26, 2013 Nice, France Nice, France. May 31, 2013 — The organisers of the M2M Innovation World Congress have now revealed the Pre-Programme agenda for this autumn’s conference in Nice. A total of “10 thematic sessions and 50 eminent speakers” have been announced for the event that runs from September 24-26, 2013.

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SIMalliance publishes UICC device implementation guidelines for device makers and mobile networks

London, UK. February 4, 2013 – SIMalliance, the global non-profit trade association dedicated to supporting the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services, has today published a collection of guidelines and recommendations for manufacturers designing handsets, tablets, modems and other devices that utilise a UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card).

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Illegal Amazonian logging traced by Cargo Tracck™ and Gemalto’s M2M modules

Amazon rainforest, Brazil. 15 January, 2013 –- Digital security specialist, Gemalto reports that its Cinterion M2M business is providing wireless connectivity for Invisible Tracck™, a device used in a pilot programme to thwart illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.

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IBM, STMicroelectronics and Shaspa enhance IoT control of home heating, lighting and security

IBM (NYSE:IBM), STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and Shaspa have announced a collaboration to use cloud and mobile computing to enable consumers to manage and interact with their homes’ functions and entertainment systems.

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Car conversations dominated CES 2013 social media, says Crimson Hexagon

January 14, 2013 — With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) only just closed it’s interesting to see what dominated discussions. Crimson Hexagon’s social media analysis platform, ForSight, monitored social media conversations surrounding CES, by analysing Twitter and Facebook posts throughout the event.

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Two new Qualcomm-based modules expand Telit's 3G HSPA and HSPA+ offerings

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. (BUSINESS WIRE) –Telit Wireless Solutions, a global vendor of M2M modules and value-added services, has introduced the UE910 V2 HSDPA and HE910 V2 HSPA+ modules based on Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. chipsets

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