SAP launches a new machine-to-machine (M2M) resource centre

SAP has launched a new machine-to-machine (M2M) resource centre in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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Wyless completes ClearConnex acquisition and announces key management changes

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA. April 26, 2012 — Wyless Inc. has announced some key additions and changes to its senior management team this week, and completed the acquisition of a majority stake in ClearConnex, an engineering firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Smart energy-saving plug can be remotely powered on and off by text message

Energenie, a specialist manufacturer of smart energy saving and power management products, has launched the Remote GSM Controlled Power Socket – letting users remotely control power their plugs via a mobile phone.

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Connected energy, fleet and industrial sectors are accelerating M2M growth, says Yankee Group report

By 2016, global cellular M2M connections will balloon to 313 million, says a Yankee Group analyst, as more enterprises and consumers realise business benefits and improved experiences from connected devices.

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M2M service providers: How they stack up in 2012 — new report

Washington, DC, USA / Paris, France. April 24, 2012 — M2M continues as a bright spot in wireless operators’ service growth forecasts. As the Internet of Things takes off, a new report from Current Analysis provides a competitive snapshot of the global network operators and compares their M2M capabilities.

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Austria's A1 pilots paybox NFC® payment solution with McDonald’s and Merkur

Vienna, Austria — Telekom Austria Group’s domestic subsidiary A1 has launched a pilot scheme with McDonald’s and Merkur, an Austrian supermarket chain, which allows customers to make cashless, PIN-less payments of up to EUR 25 with a single hand movement.

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Cinterion leads M2M module market by volume but Sierra Wireless is tops for revenue, says ABI Research

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA — ABI Research has published new market share rankings for M2M cellular embedded module vendors. These assess their performance in 2011 for total unit shipment volume as well as for total M2M revenue, including modules, terminals, software, and services.

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Vodafone stays top of Machina Research’s M2M Leaderboard, AT&T misses second place through US technology choices

Machina Research updates its M2M Leaderboard, ranking MNOs on expected success between now and 2020. Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and AT&T remain top, with Telefónica moving up one place to 4th.

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Global public cellular service revenues for Smart Grid to reach US$1bn by 2020

Boulder, CO, USA — Electric, gas, and water utilities have long used public cellular networks (pictured) to link field devices to the utility’s central operations systems. Until recently, however, the use of such networks in the utility sector has been limited, primarily due to restrictive pricing and perceived technical limitations. Yet there is now a

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NEC and Wyless form strategic M2M service partnership

Tokyo, Japan. April 18, 2012 — NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and Wyless Inc., a leading provider of global machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless connectivity solutions and managed services, announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) forming a strategic alliance to explore end-to-end M2M service opportunities.

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John Tillotson joins smart water management company Phigenics as CMO

Naperville, Illinois, USA. April 16, 2012 — Phigenics, LLC, an innovative water management services company, announced today that it has appointed John Tillotson (pictured) as chief marketing officer (CMO).

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Microwave Telemetry selects Telenor Connexion for global wildlife tracking

Telenor Connexion to provide global connectivity solution for scientists on six continents

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Telit Special Report: Enabling more future-proof M2M solutions…

Telit’s portfolio of cellular and short-range RF* M2M modules was recently enhanced by the acquisition of Navman Wireless OEM, a leader in GPS technology. The combined product total now numbers more than 60 modules, making it the most comprehensive range on the market. The company is therefore able to help create even more future-proof solutions

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DN2K launches Virtual Operations Centre for remote management of critical M2M systems

Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA – DN2K, a developer of machine-to-machine (M2M) remote monitoring and management systems, has announced its Virtual Operations Centre (VOC) capability for critical business and industrial systems.

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Telefónica and Avea agree to co-operate globally in M2M business

Madrid, Spain & Istanbul, Turkey. April 11, 2012 – Telefónica, through its Telefónica Digital unit, and the Turkish mobile operator Avea, part of Turk Telekom group, have agreed jointly to develop business opportunities in M2M.

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