Blog: M2M – When “easy” isn’t easy

Many mobile operators talk about how easy it is to do business with them and several service providers make bold claims about being the best in this regard, but let’s be clear: there is no quick-and-easy solution when it comes to cellular M2M deployments.

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Zigbee Alliance certifies smart water meter

The Zigbee Alliance has certified Freestyle Technology and Elster’s jointly developed V200 digital water meter. The volumetric water meter, with an integrated electronic register, incorporates data features

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Alliance brings together energy harvesting for London show

The Enocean Alliance is bringing together some its supporters to make a big splash at the Building Services Event, which runs from 11 to 12 October at London’s Olympia exhibition centre.

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RF Monolithics extends distribution deal with Avnet into Asia

RF Monolithics has expanded its distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing from its current North and South America to cover most of Asia. Avnet distributes RFM products

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Zigbee kit aids smart meter design

Renesas Electronics and its alliance partner And Technology Research have announced a complete Zigbee Pro module-based design kit that includes the Smart Energy1.1 profile.

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Multi-Tech adds embedded version to its Open Communications Gateways family

A claimed first in the industry, Multi-Tech Systems, a manufacturer of M2M cellular modems, has announced the availability of its MultiConnect™ OCG-E, embedded version of the Open Communication Gateway.

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Reference platform accelerates the design of next-generation smart meters

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the Newport smart meter reference platform that integrates metrology, security and powerline communications technology to give utilities a versatile way to evaluate smart grid technology.

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STB SoC saves power with fast sleep and resume

Set-top box (STB) system-on-chip provider Ali has launched the M3911 networking media processor, claimed to be the first in the industry to feature a fast sleep and resume function.

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Next-gen TIBCO platform aims to simplify provisioning in your data centre

Palo Alto, California, USA — TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) has unveiled new software that allows users to provision complex environments across public, private and hybrid clouds in minutes –- in a self-service way.

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Enecsys and Ember shine together on solar panels

Enecsys has teamed with Ember to bring wireless Zigbee communications to roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) systems so that households and businesses can better monitor and optimise their systems’ performance.

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Tony Holcombe becomes board member at Numerex

Tony Holcombe yesterday (1 October 2011) came out of retirement to join Numerex’s board of directors; he was previously vice chairman of the board of directors of Syniverse, where he served as that company’s president and CEO from 2006 until his retirement earlier this year.

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Kore VP joins CDG’s M2M executive council

Kore Telematics’ vice president Pat Verrington has joined the CDMA Development Group’s (CDG) M2M executive council.

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M2M platform provides secure management

UK communications company Everything Everywhere has launched an M2M management platform developed in partnership with Transatel to allow business customers to manage their accounts and connections securely wherever they are.

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Sprint and Neptune join forces on water meters

Sprint and Neptune Technology Group are working together to modernise the water utility infrastructure in the USA by combining the Sprint wireless network and M2M expertise with Neptune’s automated metering.

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Blog: Quality – The Really Big Picture

Telit has set itself an ambitious quality program — one that goes much further than reliable performance over long lifetimes, which can be 5, 10, 15 or even more years.

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Deutsche Telekom extends its SaaS portfolio to include SAP for Utilities

Bonn, Germany. 28 September, 2011 — Deutsche Telekom has extended its Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio to include the SAP system, ‘SAP for Utilities’. Energy providers, the housing sector, and meter operators can now lease hardware and software for all processes at a fixed monthly price per meter

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