Wifi module is drop-in replacement in M2M applications

The RN-XVee from Roving Networks is a low power, through-hole 802.11 b/g module that is drop-in compatible with existing 802.15.4 modules.

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Emerging markets to lead mobile money growth

The number of mobile money subscribers in emerging markets is forecasted to grow from 133 million users in 2010 at a compound annual growth rate of 40% to reach 709 million users in 2015, according to a report from Berg Insight.

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GSM and GPRS module in castellation form factor

IWow Connections has expanded its cellular product line with a compact TR-900C module, the company’s first GSM and GPRS module with castellation form factor.

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M2M could save mobile operators from nightmare scenario

Revenue streams in areas such as cloud, M2M and mobile financial services could save mobile network operators (MNOs) from a “nightmare” scenario, according to a report from Juniper Research.

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Sensor checks parking spaces to make life easier for motorists

Wireless sensor network company Libelium has launched its Waspmote-based Smart Parking platform. The sensor – part of its Smart Cities range – is designed to be buried in parking spaces and detect the arrival and departure of vehicles.

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AT&T joins Homegrid Forum to support G.hn development

AT&T has joined the Homegrid Forum as a promoter member and was appointed to the forum’s board of directors. Tom Starr, lead member of the technical staff at AT&T and a telecoms industry expert, will serve as the AT&T representative on the board.

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Thames Water starts trials on simpler smart meters

Thames Water believes it has found a way to make smart metering systems simpler and more efficient.

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Laird signs distributor for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland

Laird Technologies has signed SE Spezial-Electronic as a distributor in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland for its wireless M2M products. Laird designs wireless M2M products including proprietary, Zigbee, Bluetooth and wlan radio modules.

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Partnership provides monitoring for diesel and natural gas

Field Intelligence has partnered with Controls to provide global monitoring for the multi-billion dollar diesel and natural gas engine market using Orbcomm’s satellite communications services.

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Report predicts rapid growth for M2M in utilities

By 2020 there will be 1.5 billion M2M connections in the utilities business, the vast majority being smart meters, according to a report from Machina Research.

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Operators want M2M standards quickly, says TMF

Dublin, Ireland. 24 May, 2011. TM Forum chief executive, Martin Creaner has singled out M2M as a key topic for discussion at this year’s Management World conference in Dublin.

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Smart energy module combines metering and control

Bytesnap Design has released the ZMM-01 Zigbee smart energy module that combines the features of metering and control in one, low power platform. It also provides a real-time clock, accurate up to 2ppm.

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Heart arrhythmia monitor set for autumn launch

Cinterion and TZ Medical have jointly announced Aera-CT, a lightweight heart arrhythmia monitoring device.

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ILS joins NPhase One developer programme

ILS Technology has signed on to the NPhase One developer programme to bring integrated, value-added capabilities to enterprises planning to deploy M2M services on Verizon and Vodafone mobile networks.

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Avnet Abacus and FCI partner to address connector needs

Distributor Avnet Abacus and connector maker FCI are launching a joint Europe-wide initiative aimed at helping designers choose the right connector for demanding applications in the industrial market.

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Orange launches the UK’s first contactless mobile payments service

Orange and Barclaycard today launch ‘Quick Tap’ – the UK’s first contactless mobile phone payments service,  allowing consumers to make purchases on the high street using their mobile phone.

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