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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Telenor Connexion to enable OnStream’s gas and electricity meter wireless communication

OnStream, a UK based National Grid company, has announced their selection of Telenor Connexion to link up their new, mobile communications-based gas and electricity meters.

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Pyramid predicts growth for cellular M2M

The number of cellular M2M subscriptions is expected to increase almost fourfold between 2010 and 2016, from 72 million to 282 million, according to a report from Pyramid Research.

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Navman Wireless and Telstra bring ‘a SME affordable’ telematics solution to market

Sydney, Australia – Navman Wireless is to make its GPS fleet management product available to Telstra customers under a new monthly repayment option. This will be the first time that Telstra has offered fleet management technology

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Sensorlogic and Queclink join forces for M2M projects

Sensorlogic and Queclink Wireless have formed a business relationship to help their customers fast track M2M application projects with out-of-the-box support for Queclink devices in the Sensorlogic service delivery platform.

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Telefonica and China Unicom sign strategic agreement to jointly develop M2M products and services

Telefonica and China Unicom have announced that they intend to collaborate along the entire M2M value chain, from the development of standards to the joint development of end-to-end M2M vertical products

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Lantronix lands Hong Kong M2M award

Lantronix has won the “IT Solutions Excellence” award in the M2M connections category at the Biz.IT Excellence Awards, organised by Hong Kong IT magazine, Sing Tao PC Market.

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O2’s M2M technology aids electric vehicle charging

Telefonica, through its O2 mobile brand, is to provide M2M technology to connect Chargemaster’s UK-wide network of electric vehicle charging stations.

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Cellular smart meter growth set to soar

Advanced electricity meters with integrated cellular communications modules are forecast to increase from 2.6 million shipments in 2010 to 9.5 million shipments annually in 2016, according to a report from IMS Research.

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University receives grant to research smart grids

The University of Westminster has been awarded a grant of £507,000 from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to support research into smart grids.

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M2M modules speed cloud access

Solid State Supplies has announced a range of modules and technical services for M2M communications that enable wireless networks to be quickly and easily deployed then accessed, controlled and managed over the IDigi cloud-computing platform.

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Pasiewicz joins American Roamer

Spatial network intelligence source American Roamer has appointed Matt Pasiewicz to the position of director of software development.

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Telenor to supply aftermarket M2M product

Telenor Connexion has become the global supplier of embedded connectivity for Amelti, a manufacturer of industrial engine and vehicle fuel and emissions monitoring and management systems.

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Etisalat service allows family and friends to see foetus photographs

UAE telecoms provider Etisalat has introduced a service that allows expecting parents to share ultrasound scans of their foetus with family and friends. Called Mobile Baby, the service also enables remote medical diagnostics.

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IBM opens smarter planet facility in Australia

IBM has officially opened its first ever R&D laboratory in Melbourne, Australia, representing an investment of over A$100 million. The facility will focus on accelerating progress towards a smarter planet.

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