NEC and Maestro Wireless form strategic partnership for M2M business

Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, 29 September 2013 (Business Wire) NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, and Maestro Wireless Solutions Limited, a Hong Kong-based provider of M2M modules, gateways and solutions, have announced a strategic partnership for exploring M2M business opportunities across the globe.

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Renesas Electronics appoints Günther Elsner as General Manager of its Automotive Business Group

Dusseldorf, Germany, 1 October, 2013 – Renesas Electronics Europe, a provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced that it has promoted Günther Elsner to the position of General Manager of Renesas’ Automotive Business Group, with effect from 1 October 2013.

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How does M2M fit into healthcare reform?

(Blog) — If I were to make a list of wireless companies, would the healthcare industry come to mind, asks John Horn (pictured), president of RACO Wireless? If not, it should. Now more than ever, big players in the M2M space are beginning to recognise healthcare as one of the vertical markets with the greatest

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New GPS tracker technology promises to make lost luggage a thing of the past

Peterborough, UK – A brand new GPS tracker is promising to revolutionise travel by making lost luggage a thing of the past. The Prime 1300 from GPS experts Bluetrack is the smartest and smallest real time tracking device in the world.

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Silver Spring Networks expands smart grid project with EDP Distribuição in Portugal

Redwood City, California, USA – Silver Spring Networks Inc., a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, has announced the next phase of the project to provide a foundational networking platform supporting a new EDP Distribuição smart grid initiative in Portugal.

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Automotive and mobile – Is this a match made in connected car heaven?

(BLOG) — The forecasts are impossible to ignore; the connected car industry is about to take off, writes Telefónica Digital’s Pavan Mathew. Recent research suggests that by 2022 there will be 1.8 billion automotive M2M connections in cars across the world. This will comprise 700 million connected cars and 1.1 billion aftermarket devices for services

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u-blox releases improved sub-meter GPS positioning module NEO-7P

Thalwil, Switzerland – u‑blox, a global leader in cellular and positioning modules and integrated circuits, has introduced an improved, low-power, compact, high-precision GPS module NEO-7P. While remaining backwards compatible with its predecessor NEO-6P, the new module achieves standalone sub-meter precision based on single-frequency “Precise Point Positioning” (PPP) technology.

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Potential impact of M2M communications on UAE businesses considered at Middle East Forum

Dubai, UAE  – The M2M Middle East Forum, the first large-scale UAE discussion platform on how M2M technology will shape business in the region has just closed in Dubai.

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ThingWorx and SIGFOX to deliver 'rapid, low-cost, end-to-end wireless M2M and IoT solutions'

Exton, PA, USA & Nice, France (Business Wire) — ThingWorx™ has announced its latest ThingWorx Ready™ partner, SIGFOX, described as the world’s first cellular network operator dedicated to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT). The partnership has also been discussed at M2M Innovation World Congress in Nice.

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Accenture joins Weightless SIG to support global long range M2M connected products initiatives

(Cambridge, UK. September 25, 2013) – The Weightless Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced that Accenture, the global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing  company, has joined its Board of Directors as Weightless’s latest Promoter Group Member.

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New French electronic driving licence combats fraud with Integrity Guard security chips

M2M Innovation World Congress, Nice, France & Neubiberg, Germany – Security chips for the new electronic driving (eDriver) licence issued in France from this month, are being supplied by Infineon Technologies. The new polycarbonate smart card replacing the traditional paper document contains an embedded SLE78 microprocessor with ‘Integrity Guard’.

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Danish companies ready for growth opportunity following government smart meter decision

Skanderborg, Denmark, 23 September 2013 – Last week, Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, announced an Act requiring utilities to install smart meters in all Danish households.

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Orange reinforces global M2M capabilities with Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform

Paris, France and Stockholm, Sweden (Business Wire) – Orange Business Services and Ericsson have announced their strategic agreement to better serve the growing global M2M market and to respond to multi-domestic needs. International companies often need global operations while addressing local requirements of end-users, such as high broadband usage. These needs are mainly driven by

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Industry focus on M2M platforms continues as Aeris launches AerCloud to deliver advanced solutions

Santa Clara, California, USA — Aeris Communications has launched AerCloud, a new M2M Application Enablement Platform (AEP) that provides data management and analytics functionality for M2M applications. With the addition of AerCloud, Aeris is extending its product line to offer a complete solution for M2M service enablement, spanning the entire stack – from network to

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ILS Technology tops ABI Research’s M2M security competitive assessment

London, UK, (Business Wire) – Eight M2M security providers went head-to-head in the latest vendor matrix from market intelligence firm ABI Research. The vendor matrix ranked companies on several criteria related to both product implementation and vendor innovation. The overall winner in this competitive assessment was ILS Technology.

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Xively helps Elektron speed new services to market and launches new consulting services group

Boston, MA, USA. September 18, 2013 – Xively has announced that Elektron Technology is building its next generation of connected solutions on the Xively IoT platform. It has also launched Xively Consulting Services, a professional services group that helps businesses navigate the technical and business complexities inherent in IoT.

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