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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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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