Gemalto delivers prepaid card services to Russia's Svyaznoy Bank

Gemalto, one of the leaders in digital security, announces that Svyaznoy Bank is deploying the first large scale prepaid card offer for its customers in Russia.

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Vision Net and Axiros bring remote device manager service to Tier-3 markets

Vision Net, a provider of communications solutions and managed network and support services, and Axiros, a technology participant in open device management solutions for telecommunications and M2M markets, announce a new partnership and managed service offering for the remote activation, management and real-time monitoring of customer premise equipment (CPE).

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MobileHelp® medical alert system leverages u-blox GPS and 2G/3G

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen for global positioning and embedded 2G/3G wireless technologies by MobileHelp, a provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology in America.

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Gas Meter Market to reach $2 billion annually in 2013

Revenues for the global gas meter market are to surpass $2 billion annually in 2013, according to a new market study from IMS Research.

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Cinterion enables secure M2M connectivity for Industrial Automation and Control Systems in Brazil

Cinterion, Gemalto’s M2M business segment and a provider in cellular M2M communication technology, announced that its TC65i quad-band wireless module has been fully integrated in the AirGate-GPRS system for remote monitoring and site automation.

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DOCOMO to launch global M2M platform

NTT DOCOMO, one of Japan’s mobile operators and provider of integrated services centred on mobility, announced that it will become Japan’s first mobile operator to offer a global enterprise platform for the communication lines of wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) systems beginning December 6.

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IMS Research report on Automotive Touchscreen market

IMS Research has published a new report entitled The World Market for Automotive User Interfaces – 2012. The report forecasts that unit sales of automotive touch screens will increase rapidly in the next eight years to an estimated 35.7 million units globally in 2019.

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Elbrys and Mindbloom showcase integrating mobile health applications and M2M health device services

Elbrys has announced collaboration with interactive health application leader Mindbloom to offer powerful user experiences that integrate with third party devices and metric centered data services.

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Smart tech roll-out fires up UK energy firms to overhaul customer service in 2013

The mass UK adoption of smart technology, including smart grids and smart meters, is sparking energy and water suppliers to invest in customer engagement strategies and technology to meet the increasing pressure on customer service, according to a new report from Aspect.

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Embedded consumer electronics device revenues to double in the next two years

Hi-Tech analyst house Juniper Research has predicted that revenues from products and services delivered over embedded consumer electronics devices will reach $6.4 billion in 2014,

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Aeon Labs introduces new edition of In-Wall Z-Wave Controller

Aeon Labs introduced the 2nd edition of its Micro Smart Switch, an in-wall Z-Wave power controller. Designed for both retrofit and new-build home automation, Micro Smart Switch allows for any existing wall switch to be converted into a fully-featured Z-Wave wall switch.

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Generali Seguros and Telefónica agree the development of a new automobile insurance

The two companies have announced the start-up of an exclusive pilot programme for Spain in which machine-to-machine (M2M) technology will help users to drive responsibly and allow them to save on their car insurance according to their habits at the wheel.

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OKI Data Americas to resell Lantronix xPrintServer mobile printing device

OKI Data Americas has announced a reseller agreement with Lantronix, a global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions. Through this agreement, OKI Data will become the first printer manufacturer to resell Lantronix’s xPrintServer™ iOS print server appliance.

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Gemalto and Standard Bank in South Africa combine payment and transport into one app

Gemalto , one of the leaders in digital security, is providing Standard Bank, a financial institutions in South Africa, with a multifunction EMV contactless payment card enabling users to pay for transit fares and other goods and services with one digital wallet.

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Vodacom introduces M2M to Nigeria

Vodacom in Nigeria has announced it launched new M2M services aimed at boosting the financial and retail sectors in the West African country.

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Landis+Gyr brings smart metering to Finland’s capital

Landis+Gyr, a global smart metering provider, has enabled Helen Electricity Network in Finland to complete its smart metering deployment project. The development sees the entire Helsinki electricity distribution network move into the smart metering age.

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