Alcatel-Lucent makes connecting to anyone by video as simple as placing a call

New 4G mobile broadband offering enables video, voice and messaging conversations using any combination of device, screen or network.

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Numerex reports strong growth in 3rd quarter results

Numerex Corp, a provider of business services, technology, and products for the worldwide machine-to-machine (M2M) market, has announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

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Helping parents keep track of their children, the M2M way

Malaysian operator, Maxis Bhd has announced its partnership with KiddyTrack Sdn Bhd to launch a GPS/ GSM child locator product.

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Compatibility causing problems for smart meter roll out

The number of smart meter installations that fail in the UK because of non-compatibility issues is rising, according to utility consultancy Make It Cheaper.

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Exclusive discount for M2MNow readers…save €150 on new research paper: ‘M2M and Connected Vehicles’

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication over IP Next-Generation Networks (NGN) presents new opportunities and challenges in combination with cloud-based services. This research evaluates IP NGN infrastructure for M2M in

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Singapore selects Trusted Services Manager for nationwide Near Field Communication roll-out

Singapore. October 2011 — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a provider of digital security services, has been selected by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to deploy mobile NFC contactless services nationwide.

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ETSI demo puts M2M standards to the test

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) organised a multi-vendor demonstration this week of wireless M2M functionality using its latest standards.

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Europe’s public Intelligent Transport Service market to reach €1.3bn by 2015, says Berg Insight

Gothenburg, Sweden. 28 October, 2011 — According to new research by the analyst firm Berg Insight, the market value for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) deployed in Europe’s public transport operations was €0.65 billion in 2010.

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Converters provides cellular path for legacy analogue devices

Multi-Tech has introduced the MultiConnect AW analogue-to-wireless converters. The turnkey products allow legacy equipment with built-in analogue modems to connect to the cellular packet data or circuit switched data networks.

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TWSP to resell ThingWorx connected application platform and VAS Down Under

Exton, Pennsylvania, USA. October, 2011 – ThingWorx has appointed TWSP of Perth, Australia as a global reseller of the ThingWorx Connected Application Platform. TWSP will also provide a wide range of value added services (VAS) to customers in Australia and New Zealand.

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Sprint and Sensorlogic team up to fast track M2M initiatives

Sensorlogic is teaming with Sprint to give enterprise customers faster and smarter ways to build and deploy M2M applications and managed services.

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Eseye opens US office to support smart metering customers in the Americas

London, UK. October, 2011: Eseye, a global machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity service provider and product design consultancy, has opened a new office in Connecticut, complementing the offices in the UK and continental Europe.

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Latest Blog: 2G vs 3G vs 4G in M2M

I speak on a lot of panels at tradeshows and often get the question of what is the best technology for M2M:2G, 3G or 4G? I usually answer, “it depends.” Well what does it depend on?

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Berg Insight says worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will reach 602.7 million units in 2016

New research from the analyst firm Berg Insight says that the worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.6 percent

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Chip integrates smart meter functions

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the Max 17497, one chip that is claimed to cover all the power requirements on the communications and metrology boards in smart meters. This high level of integration is said to ease design, add flexibility, increase accuracy, improve reliability and lower the total cost and footprint.

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Belgian bus company picks telematics route

Belgian bus operator De Lijn has installed Mix Telematics’ bus and coach fleet management system for its more than 1800 buses.

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