Simple monitoring: Smart homes are just the beginning

(BLOG): August 19, 2013  — To start … Simple Monitoring was a term I came up with to refer to the monitoring/reporting of simple, easy to understand variables such as temperature, humidity and motion, says Larry Bellehumeur.  It differs from Advanced Monitoring that can monitor dozens (or hundreds, even thousands) of variables and report them

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Biometrics can revolutionise mobile payment security, say analysts Frost & Sullivan

London, UK – Payments carried out via mobile devices have significantly increased in recent years. During a ‘card not present’ process, a personal account number (PAN), expiration date, and card validation code (CVC) are not enough to secure a transaction. Biometrics that provide high levels of security and an intuitive customer experience might be the

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Telematics systems provider Masternaut appoints a new Group Customer Service Director

Leeds, UK – Masternaut, the pan-European provider of telematics solutions, has announced the expansion of its senior management team with the appointment of Jon Gilbert (pictured) as group customer service director. Jon joins Masternaut from a long career in the vehicle leasing industry, most recently at fleet funding company Alphabet.

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Maturing M2M market encourages service providers to improve customer experience

There’s some evidence that the machine-to machine communications (M2M) market is now maturing after years of under-performing against expectations. But, from an end user’s perspective, services can still seem fragmented. So, M2M Now editor, Jeremy Cowan met Kfir Dan-Ari of Amdocs in London to ask how services can be improved.

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UK government announces preferred bidders for €14bn smart metering roll-out by 2020

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has selected preferred bidders for six new government contracts aimed at switching most UK households to smart metering by 2020. The total cost of the programme is forecast to be £12.1 billion (€14.1 billion).

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Sirius poised to buy Agero's Connected Vehicle Services Unit for $530m in cash

(August 16, 2013. Nasdaq) — Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (SIRI) has agreed to buy the connected-vehicle-services business of Agero Inc. for US$530 million in cash, expanding the satellite-radio provider’s automotive offerings.

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Gemalto and KORE partner to enable global connectivity and M2M applications

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Gemalto, a global provider of digital security, and KORE Telematics, a leading wireless connectivity provider for M2M solutions, have joined forces to offer global M2M application enablement services with the Cinterion® solution.

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Anglia M2M extends antenna portfolio

Wisbech, UK – Anglia M2M has announced a greatly extended portfolio of M2M wireless antennas for GSM/GPRS, GPS, WiFi, WiMax, ZigBee, Bluetooth and LTE applications, following its appointment as UK and Ireland distributor for Hirschmann and Bloomice antennas.

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Stream selected to participate in Tata-UKTI Mentoring Programme in India

London, UK – Stream Communications Ltd has been selected to participate in the prestigious Tata/UKTI Mentoring Programme in Pune, India.  Stream’s M2M wireless network services are highly relevant to the fast growing Indian market.

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Metaio and Audi AG extend their augmented reality interactive car manuals to the new A3

Munich, Germany & San Francisco, USA – Metaio, a world leader in augmented reality (AR) software and solutions and car maker, AUDI AG have announced the release of the Audi A3 eKurzinfo augmented reality mobile application, available for free download on iOS devices.

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Internet-supported wireless battery health sensors released by Utah-based Monnit Corporation

(Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.) – Monnit Corporation has released a new wireless battery health sensor. This is a DC analogue voltage meter designed to measure battery voltage at specified intervals and to wirelessly send the voltage readings to iMonnit, the online sensor monitoring system.

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GSMA’s Andrew Parker is the second senior exec to join IoT Now’s advisors in a week

Andrew Parker of the GSMA has agreed to join the Editorial Advisory Board of IoT Now magazine and www.iot-now.com. This follows the news that Axeda’s Bill Zujewski joined the invitation-only group of advisors on Thursday.

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Richardson RFPD introduces new M100 3G series of industrial modems from Maestro Wireless

LaFox, Illinois, USA – Richardson RFPD, Inc. has announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new family of industrial modems from Maestro Wireless.

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iSIGN launches its new Smart Player solution

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc., a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies throughout North America, has launched a new integrated Smart Player solution.

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Zujewski of Axeda Corporation joins M2M Now’s Editorial Advisors

(Kings Hill, UK & Boston, USA. August 8, 2013) — The chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Product Strategy at Axeda Corporation, Bill Zujewski, has joined the Editorial Advisors guiding this site and the global magazine M2M Now.

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Thermocable chooses Concirrus for connected solutions

London, UK – Concirrus Ltd, a market leader in turnkey solutions in the Internet of Things, has announced that Thermocable has launched a range of innovative connected solutions for the security and facilities markets based on the Concirrus Cloud platform.

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