David Lockwood leaves BT Global Services to become Laird Technologies' new CEO

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems has announced the appointment of David Lockwood, OBE as its new chief executive officer, CEO.

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Cinterion M2M modules pre-approved for AT&T’s 4G network, and integrated by device maker Psion

Cinterion, a global provider of cellular M2M communication and a Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) company, has announced that its PH8 and PHS8 M2M modules have passed the Pre-Approval testing on AT&T’s 4th Generation HSPA+ wireless network, thereby shortening M2M device makers’ product approval time.

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M2M technology now preventing HIV infection in thousands of African children

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technology is saving tens of thousands of infants from mother-to-child HIV infection in Africa. Sequoia Technology, an M2M solutions company, and its long-time technology partner Telit Wireless Solutions, are enabling rural medical clinics in Africa to wirelessly receive HIV test results for expectant mothers within days of testing, a first for many

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NetSuite's new Commerce-as-a-Service designed to deliver unified platform for M2M business models

San Francisco, CA, USA — NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a vendor of cloud-based business management software suites, has launched its NetSuite ‘Commerce as a Service’ (CaaS) platform. This is designed for businesses to manage their interactions with other businesses and directly with consumers

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Beijing Motor Show reflects flourishing Chinese in-vehicle telematics market

The recent 2012 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition will be remembered for several in-vehicle telematics systems such as Ford’s SYNC, Hyundai’s BlueLink and SAIC’s iVoka.

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Dubai Municipality joins Etisalat in 'Emirates Energy Star' project

Dubai Municipality has recently confirmed their participation in a programme which aims to reduce carbon footprint levels in the country. Underpinned by Etisalat’s M2M technology, the Emirates Energy Star project is being rolled out across the country under the patronage of the Ministry of Water and Environment, Government of UAE.

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Smart Energy Collective initiates design of five smart grid projects

Arnhem, The Netherlands – All 26 partners of the Smart Energy Collective have signed a renewed coop-eration agreement approval the second phase of its smart grid initiative, which involves the development of five large-scale smart grid demonstration projects in the Netherlands.

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Acal BFi and TeliaSonera announce wireless M2M partnership

Acal BFi, a division of Acal plc (FTSE: ACL), has been selected to join the TeliaSonera Global M2M Services Partnership Programme. Under the programme, Acal BFi will provide hardware and product solutions for applications in the fast growing wireless M2M market place throughout Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

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M2M managed services specialist Wireless Logic makes senior UK and European appointments

London, UK. May 14, 2012 — With growth across key European countries a major strategic objective for Wireless Logic, the UK-based M2M managed services specialist has made a number of senior appointments. Country managers now head up new subsidiaries in France, Germany and Spain

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Sprint expands asset-tracking solutions to help beat FBI forecast of global cargo fraud losses

According to the FBI, experts estimate that cargo thefts in 2012 will be worth as much as US$30 billion in losses. So, to provide enterprises, fleet owners, government agencies and other organisations with more choices in asset protection, US-based mobile network operator (MNO) Sprint is expanding its portfolio of products from Omnilink,

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Global telematic insurance market predicted to exceed €50 billion by 2020 

Strategy consulting firm PTOLEMUS Consulting Group has published a report on Insurance Telematics.

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Taoglas claims a first as it launches off-the-shelf 'Peel-and-Stick' NFC antenna for M2M devices

CTIA, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and San Diego, California, USA. May 9, 2012 – Taoglas USA, Inc, a provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, has launched a new Near Field Communications (NFC) antenna and tag systems for M2M devices.

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Novatel Wireless and NexTraq sign sole supplier agreement

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVTL), a provider of intelligent wireless networking products, and NexTraq, a leader in GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management offerings, has announced that a sole supplier agreement for OBDII devices has been signed.

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eTRAK launches location–tracking product line using Wi-Fi, cellular and GPS

International CTIA Wireless 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA — Dallas-based eTrak has launched a product line of location-tracking devices incorporating a patent-pending “Hybrid Tracking System” utilising Wi-Fi access points, Cell-ID and GPS to ensure pinpoint accuracy (as close as 10 feet) of a person, pet or object.

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SIMalliance reviews health of the global SIM card market

Annualised 2011 data* highlights increasing SIM card adoption in North America, the rapid growth in M2M and the first significant shipments of NFC-enabled SIM cards.

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Car Connectivity Consortium tops 50 members, grows 50% in Q1 2012

International CTIA Wireless 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. May 9, 2012 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organisation driving global innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, has surpassed the 50 member mark, having grown 50% in the first quarter of 2012 alone,

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