Telefonica and China Unicom sign strategic agreement to jointly develop M2M products and services

Telefonica and China Unicom have announced that they intend to collaborate along the entire M2M value chain, from the development of standards to the joint development of end-to-end M2M vertical products

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Lantronix lands Hong Kong M2M award

Lantronix has won the “IT Solutions Excellence” award in the M2M connections category at the Biz.IT Excellence Awards, organised by Hong Kong IT magazine, Sing Tao PC Market.

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O2’s M2M technology aids electric vehicle charging

Telefonica, through its O2 mobile brand, is to provide M2M technology to connect Chargemaster’s UK-wide network of electric vehicle charging stations.

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Cellular smart meter growth set to soar

Advanced electricity meters with integrated cellular communications modules are forecast to increase from 2.6 million shipments in 2010 to 9.5 million shipments annually in 2016, according to a report from IMS Research.

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University receives grant to research smart grids

The University of Westminster has been awarded a grant of £507,000 from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to support research into smart grids.

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M2M modules speed cloud access

Solid State Supplies has announced a range of modules and technical services for M2M communications that enable wireless networks to be quickly and easily deployed then accessed, controlled and managed over the IDigi cloud-computing platform.

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Pasiewicz joins American Roamer

Spatial network intelligence source American Roamer has appointed Matt Pasiewicz to the position of director of software development.

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Telenor to supply aftermarket M2M product

Telenor Connexion has become the global supplier of embedded connectivity for Amelti, a manufacturer of industrial engine and vehicle fuel and emissions monitoring and management systems.

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Etisalat service allows family and friends to see foetus photographs

UAE telecoms provider Etisalat has introduced a service that allows expecting parents to share ultrasound scans of their foetus with family and friends. Called Mobile Baby, the service also enables remote medical diagnostics.

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IBM opens smarter planet facility in Australia

IBM has officially opened its first ever R&D laboratory in Melbourne, Australia, representing an investment of over A$100 million. The facility will focus on accelerating progress towards a smarter planet.

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US Air Force sponsors ‘smart skin’ development for medical monitoring

The development of low power electronics and devices that are wearable, epidermal, edible or even implantable, will be debated at the IDTechEx event in Boston, USA next month. One company involved, MC10, of Cambridge, Massachusetts is heading efforts to commercialise the technology dubbed ‘smart skin’.

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Shihlin prepares for smart grid roll out

Shihlin Electric showed its SW3005 smart meter at this week’s Taitronics electronics exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, as it prepares to compete when Taipower starts its smart grid programme.

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Sensinode creates platform for rapid development and management of challenging M2M apps

Oulu, Finland – Software provider, Sensinode Ltd, has released its NanoService™ Platform, a new scalable, back-end management platform. It is designed to enable the rapid deployment of challenging M2M systems by providing efficient management of nodes and their resources,

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India chasing China for M2M dominance

India could catch China up as the largest market for M2M products and services in south-east Asia, according to Kyung Jun Lee, Telit’s marketing director for the Asia-Pacific region.

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G&T to expand module range to cover 3G and LTE

M2M product provider G&T plans to introduce 3G modules later this year and LTE modules early next year to complement its existing range of GSM and GPRS modules.

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Mexico’s smart grid market to reach US$8.3bn by 2020, says northeast group study

Mexico is poised to become a major smart grid market over the course of the next decade. So says a new report from northeast group llc, Mexico Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2011–2020). According to the Washington DC-based analysts, this will provide

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