Cellular communications nodes for smart grids to surpass US$348 million in annual revenue by 2020

Boulder, Colorado, USA, March 20, 2014 (Business Wire) –  According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from public cellular communications nodes for smart grid applications will grow from US$75.4 million annually in 2013 to US$348.3 million in 2018.

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Sun Capital Partners affiliate to buy advanced meter infrastructure provider Aclara Technologies

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. has announced that one of its affiliates has agreed to acquire Aclara Technologies LLC from ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The north American Advanced Meter Infrastructure solutions provider will become an independent business.

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2020: M2M is the success factor for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Aachen, Germany – The 2013/14 M2M Alliance Yearbook, 2020: M2M is the success factor for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, is out now and provides an overview of developments, trends, points of view, aspects and opinions about M2M – and of the work being done by the M2M Alliance and its members.

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Olivier Beaujard of Sierra Wireless joins M2M Now’s Editorial Advisory Board

Kings Hill, Kent, UK. March 19, 2014 — M2M Now has appointed Olivier Beaujard of Sierra Wireless to its Board of Editorial Advisors. Olivier has accepted the honorary, invitation-only position to help guide the editorial team as they continue to extend the range and depth of M2M Now‘s global coverage of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet

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Vodafone and AstraZeneca announce partnership for mHealth patient services

Newbury and London, UK, March 18, 2014 – Vodafone and AstraZeneca have announced a global partnership to use mobile health (mHealth) services to improve health outcomes for patients with cardiovascular conditions. The collaboration will create new mobile and internet-based services to support patients through their treatment journey, improving medication adherence and giving patients confidence to

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IoT start-up 1248 wins backing of telco entrepreneur Rob Dobson, founder of Actix

March 18, 2014: UK-based start-up 1248 Ltd., that provides expertise and services to the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) industry, has received £250,000 investment from experienced serial telco entrepreneur Rob Dobson. Dobson takes up the position of chairman of the 1248 Board.

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Wireless Logic upgrades SIM provisioning platform for their cellular and satellite M2M customer base

London, UK – Launching this month, Wireless Logic, a leading provider of M2M managed services, has carried out a major overhaul of their SIM estate provisioning and control platform ‘SIMPro’. The platform empowers users to remotely control a range of activities through their SIM-connected devices.

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Low power consumption focus as UC15 UMTS / HSDPA module is launched by China’s Quectel

Shanghai,China — Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global supplier of GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA/LTE and GNSS modules, solutions and services, has announced its UC15 module, the latest UMTS/HSDPA module featuring a maximum data rate of 3.6Mbps downlink and 384Kbps uplink in the LCC castellation packaging.

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HGI and Broadband Forum to discuss device template for smart home interoperability

HGI (Home Gateway Initiative) and Broadband Forum (BBF), have announced that they are to discuss recommendations for a universal template which will facilitate interworking between home devices and smart home applications.

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Beecham Research opens London office in Tech City as wearable tech and IoT drive growth

Beecham Research, a leading UK-based technology market research, analysis and consulting firm, has opened a new office in the Tech City area of Shoreditch, London. Staff at the new office will focus on rapidly emerging markets, including Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Numerex enables transition of ETwater to next generation technology

Atlanta, Georgia, USA , March 12, 2014—Numerex, a leading provider of on-demand and interactive M2M solutions, which enables the Internet of Things (IoT), announced today that it has completed the successful upgrade and migration of ETwater, the smart irrigation technology leader, to next generation network and application technologies for their line of connected smart irrigation

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Harnessing the value of the IoT market

Robert Brunback, CMO of Telenor Connexion discuss the three topics: – How is the market evolving ? – What challenges are enterprises facing ? – Harnessing the value of the IoT market

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New Digi ConnectCore 6 module adds wireless M2M connectivity to devices

Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA – Digi International has announced ConnectCore 6, the world’s first surface mount multi-chip module with built-in wireless connectivity. The ConnectCore 6 provides access to all of the features of the Freescale i.MX 6 Quad, i.MX 6 Dual and i.MX 6 Solo processors, making it the ideal solution for M2M applications.

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M2M Now wrap-up of MWC2014

Jeremy Cowan Editorial Director of M2M Now talking about recent Mobile World Congress.

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Evolving smart grid roll-outs into smart customer experiences

Olaf Vieselmann, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Orga Systems discuss the three topics

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How ‘free’ is free WiFi anyway?

March 12, 2014 (Blog) — OK, in my most recent guest post here on M2M Now, I may have creeped you out on how a trendy neighbourhood in Toronto was keeping a pretty close eye on all of its visitors. Although I grew up in Toronto, I haven’t been to that area in a long

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