Fleet management market set to blossom in North America

The number of fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%, according to analyst firm Berg Insight.

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Remote switching product could force operators to add value

A machine-to-machine (M2M) product that lets enterprises deploy and control wireless devices that are capable of remotely switching between GSM and CDMA networks in real time has been launched by startup Signalset.

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M2M: Paradigm shift for operators!

M2M is one of the most important technologies and business trends which will change how we work, travel and live. It will have a far reaching impact, not just on the consumers but also on the business ecosystem.

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Sprint boosted by M2M market in first quarter

M2M products continue to play a strong role in the growth of Sprint’s business markets group, according to the firm’s quarterly update.

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G4S wins smart meter data management contract

G4S Utility Services is to provide Macquarie with a fully accredited meter asset provider (MAP) system with an ongoing data management service.

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Home automation range set to reach mass market

The JSJS range of home automation products will be available from shops such as B&Q following a licensing agreement with Electrium, the UK consumer electronics division of Siemens.

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M2M market diversifies rapidly due to aggressive expansion, says report

The M2M market is becoming hard to define due to its rapid evolution, according to a report from Current Analysis.

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Wireless sensor networks covered in WTRS report

An in-depth assessment and analysis of chipsets and an analysis of the various sensor and M2M network layers is available in a report from West Technology Research Solutions (WTRS).

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Homegrid Forum says yes to draft ITU-T mimo specification for extending G.hn

The Homegrid Forum is backing the ITU-T Study Group 15’s draft standard (ITU-T G.9963, or G.hn-Mimo) that adds mimo (multiple input multiple output) technology to the G.hn standard for high-speed networking over existing home wiring.

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Zigbee Pro module enables smart energy and home automation

RF Monolithics introduced the ZPM3570 2.4GHz Zigbee Pro module at this week’s Embedded Systems Conference 2011 in Silicon Valley.

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Utilities and M2M: Four Challenges En Route to Smart Grid

As utilities shift to smart meters and more customer-oriented systems under new government-mandated Smart Grid initiatives, they will quickly face the need to handle

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M2M enables automatic emergency calls from BMW cars

BMW is embedding Gemalto’s M2M products in its latest cars to enable emergency call services across Europe.

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Nokia Siemens Networks completes purchase of Motorola’s networks assets

Nokia Siemens Networks has completed its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ networks assets paying US$975m in cash.

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Telit claims smallest 2G module with integrated A-GPS receiver

Telit Wireless Solutions has introduced the GE864-GPS quad band GSM/GPRS M2M module with embedded GPS receiver in a compact BGA form factor.

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Autotxt and Deutsche Telekom collaborate in M2M telematics for vehicle manufacturers

UK telematics specialist Autotxt is using the M2M services and the mobile radio communications network of Deutsche Telekom for its vehicle anti-theft protection products.

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BPC to help smart card initiative in Russia

BPC Banking Technologies is to provide key infrastructure components to support the planned introduction of the universal electronic card (UEC) in Russia.

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