ESCO Technologies acquires Texas-based smart grid solutions provider, Metrum

St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (PRNewswire) — ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) reports that it has acquired the assets of Metrum Technologies LLC, a smart grid solutions provider based in Waco, Texas.

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ORBCOMM agrees US$45m term loan financing with AIG for growth capital

Fort Lee, New Jersey (BUSINESS WIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc., a global satellite data communications company specialising in two-way M2M communications, has announced that it has completed a debt financing deal in the form of a five-year term loan through a Senior Secured Note Agreement for US$45 million with AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC.

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Give us your verdict on 2013 Predictions in M2M, smart cities, connected devices and NFC

What’s coming in 2013 in the world of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and connected devices? M2M Now talks to a few key industry figures — now tell us if they’re talking sense or if it’s just crystal balls.

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Tapit raises AUS$2.3m Series A to expand its NFC ecosystem globally

Sydney, Australia. December 20, 2012 – Near Field Communications (NFC) pioneer, Tapit Media Pty Ltd, has completed a AUS$2.3 million (EUR1.8 million) Series A round of investment led by MPC Ventures Pty Ltd

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Oracle buys Cloud-based analytics firm DataRaker to help utilities learn from Big Data

Redwood Shores, California, USA – Oracle has agreed to acquire DataRaker, a provider of a cloud-based analytics platform that enables electric, gas and water utilities to leverage vast amounts of data

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Fat-free hyper-optimisation: A new strategy for efficient, low cost M2M

(BLOG:) — “If the history of software and operating systems (OS) has revealed one thing, it’s that each generation can be relied on to deliver a successively more complex solution. But if your M2M device performs a simple function, do you really need a fully featured OS?” asks Kurt Dykema of Twisthink.

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