Flexible antenna hits 80% efficiency

Taoglas has launched the FXP830, a flexible antenna with 80% efficiency for the M2M wireless device and module market.

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Frost & Sullivan forecast NFC payment lead by 2015 with 863m enabled devices globally

The near field communication (NFC) market has moved from an ‘innovator’ to an ‘early adopter’ phase and from trial development to the first commercial roll out.

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Missing link for M2M development

NPhase claims to have found the missing link in M2M for device OEMs, application providers and enterprise customers with its NPhase One developer programme.

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M2M module ready for 2G non-availability

To future-proof data transmission devices against non-availability of the 2G network, Telit is launching the HE863 fully equipped HSPA M2M module with embedded GPS receiver and 22 GPIOs (general purpose IO) in a ball grid array (BGA) form factor.

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Home energy management systems to take off in 2014

Shipments of home energy management systems (HEMS) are expected to accelerate rapidly from 2014, according ABI Research.

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Summer launch planned for joint Inmarsat and Skywave service

Inmarsat is working with Skywave Mobile Communications to develop a low data rate tracking, monitoring and messaging service that is planned for launch in the summer.

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Numerex prepares to attack global logistics market

Numerex has announced that it is leveraging its M2M platforms to address the multifaceted needs of the global logistics market.

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Elecsys sees strong quarter boosted by custom assemblies

M2M equipment maker Elecsys saw its sales for the quarter ending 31 January 2011 rise 29% to US$6.1m.

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EC expert to speak at M2M Forum Europe

Doctor Florent Frederix, media directorate-general for the European Commission, will present the policy project of the European Commission with respect to the mass deployment of the emerging internet of things applications (internet connected objects) at the M2M Forum Europe.

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Evolving Systems stretches positive run to eighteen quarters

Evolving Systems, a provider of software and services to the wireless, wireline and cable markets, has had its eighteenth consecutive quarter of positive operating profit.

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Enterprise class control brought to M2M wireless devices

Quatech has introduced the AMC airborne management centre software to support installation, configuration and setup of rugged and secure enterprise-class Wifi networking device servers, Ethernet bridges and embedded modules.

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M2M predictions for 2011

We ask Philippe Guillemette, CTO of Sierra Wireless, to look into his crystal ball and tell us about the year ahead in M2M.

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O2 to aid smart meter roll-out in UK

Mobile operator O2 has signed a multi-million pound contract with UK smart meter operations service provider G4S Utility Services to simplify the remote management and monitoring of the company’s national smart meter network.

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Coming soon: 712m consumer connected device shipments

Overall shipments of consumer connected devices will increase from 262.1m units in 2010 to 712.1m units in 2015, according to a report from Infinite Research.

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Powering M2M devices provides growth for energy harvesting

In its latest study “Energy Harvesting for M2M Devices,” ABI Research has determined that the market for energy harvesting systems totalled US$3.82m in 2009, and that it will reach $418m by 2016.

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Elecsys wins remote monitoring order from US military

Elecsys has received an order for remote monitoring systems to be delivered to the United States Department of Defense.

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