M2M helps Iridium hit 500,000 subscribers

The emerging M2M market is the primary reason behind Iridium’s growth to reach the half a million billable subscriber milestone this week.

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Masternaut and Telefónica in joint marketing deal

Telefónica and Masternaut have agreed to market telematics-enabled fleet management services jointly. These allow businesses to make cost savings, while delivering improvements in customer service and employee safety.

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Nothing fluffy about M2M in the cloud

Over the last few months I’ve read several articles which addressed the subject of M2M in the cloud. However, while touching on the benefits of this approach, they couldn’t help getting tied up

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Oki development ready for Japanese 920MHz launch

Oki has developed what it claims is Japan’s first wireless multi-hop communications system for the new 920MHz frequency band, which is scheduled to be opened by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications in July 2012.

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Web managed thermostat made available on Sprint network

The Proliphix IMT-550 internet managed thermostat has been made available for use with Sprint wireless network connectivity.

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Web based application aids fleet and mobile asset management

M2M products and services provider Numerex has launched Fastrack Fleet for fleet and mobile asset management.

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Features added to M2M service delivery platform

Sensorlogic has announced version 3.4 of its service delivery platform with added features that improve support for the development of wireless applications such as insurance telematics, smart package tracking, security, and asset monitoring and management.

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Wyless and ClearConnex partner to deliver M2M platform

Wyless Group, an M2M managed services provider, has partnered with ClearConnex, an embedded wireless engineering firm, to provide Wyless customers with device integration services

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Novatel picks Acal for Enfora M2M portfolio

Novatel Wireless has selected Acal BFi as a distributor in the UK, Italy and Germany for Enfora’s M2M portfolio.

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Ofcom approves use of TV White Spaces for new UK wireless networks

Ofcom, the UK’s independent communications regulator, has progressed plans for the introduction of White Space technology in the UK – the first country in Europe to do so.

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Eurotech wins follow-on smart grid order

Eurotech has won a US$1.7m follow-on order to supply the Zywan cellular router to a US regional power company rolling out smart meters to more than two million customers.

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M2M to be key sector in Telefonica business unit

Telefonica has set up a digital services unit combining areas such as e-health, cloud and M2M.

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Digi adds Iridium satellite connectivity to ConnectPort X5 R rugged gateway

Ilkley, W Yorkshire, UK. September 2011 – Digi International has announced that its ConnectPort® X5 R is now certified to use the Iridium (NASDAQ: IRDM) satellite network for global, two-way, low-latency data communications.

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Frost & Sullivan identify the next layer of M2M revenue opportunities

Following our report (Sept 2, 2011) that IBM is to accelerate smart city data analytics with the acquisition of i2, comes a new report from Frost & Sullivan. According to their analysis, the next layer of M2M revenue opportunities

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Cisco launches hybrid home wireless system for consumers

London, UK. September 1, 2011 – Cisco has introduced the Linksys® X-series, a range of hybrid home wireless products that help consumers to simply create a high speed wireless home network that works with both DSL and cable broadband connections.

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NEC to host standardisation meeting in Japan

NEC is to host Asia’s first meeting for worldwide standardisation of M2M communications; the Etsi meeting will take place at NEC’s Tamagawa plant from 12 to 16 September.

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