M2M connections to hit 12bn in 2020, generating €714bn revenue

London, UK. 10 October, 2011 – Machina Research, global advisors on M2M and mobile broadband, have published a new report, M2M Global Forecast & Analysis 2010-20. It provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the global opportunity for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

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Logger and bridge empower smart water meters

A smart water meter logger and the associated wireless bridge technology were officially launched this week by Aquas at the Taitronics electronics exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan.

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ChangeBASE appoints new Sales Director for German-speaking countries

London, UK. 6 October, 2011 – ChangeBASE, specialists in automated application compatibility testing, remediation and conversion, have appointed a new director of sales in Europe’s German-speaking territories.

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Investment needed to improve location accuracy

Dizic, a Taiwanese company with a German subsidiary, is looking for investment to take its chirp spread spectrum technology used on its location modules to a new level.

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Raco announces partnerships to accelerate M2M growth

Raco Wireless is to support M2M connectivity and sim management for Teletrac’s Fleet Director GPS and vehicle tracking products and it is teaming up with Aeris Communications, a US cellular carrier for telematics programmes.

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Inmarsat picks Hughes to develop M2M terminal

Inmarsat has selected Hughes Network Systems to develop a machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal for its BGan service.

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IBM to acquire Q1 Labs and build security intelligence

Armonk, New York, USA: IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to acquire privately held Q1 Labs, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based provider of security intelligence software. The move aims to accelerate IBM’s efforts to secure its clients’ enterprises more intelligently by applying analytics

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Companies form alliance to promote G3-PLC

Twelve major players in the smart grid industry announced a global partnership at this week’s Metering Europe Conference in Amsterdam to support the deployment of the new powerline communications (PLC) protocol called G3-PLC.

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Future Signals – where next for mobile data?

London, UK. 6 October, 2011 — Industry analysts from CCS Insight, Juniper Research, Deloitte and Quocirca will be at London’s City University (pictured) on October 19, 2011 to forecast where the future lies for mobile data.

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Orwellian push for M2M product

IMetrik M2M is launching a campaign under the theme of “Big Brother” to underline the opportunities for its machine-to-machine products, as a way to control and monitor any asset from anywhere-to-anywhere in the world.

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Convergys and Plug Smart provide real-time rating and billing for electric vehicles

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 5 October, 2011 — Today at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2011, Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) announced a partnership with Plug Smart to provide real-time rating, billing and data management support for electric vehicle charging stations.

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Xirrus launches modular wireless switch portfolio for high-performance networks

St Albans, UK. 5 October, 2011 — Xirrus®, based in Thousand Oaks, California, has today launched the XR-series Wireless Arrays, claimed to be the first modular, chassis-based wireless switch portfolio.

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Current Cost enables home energy monitors to give accurate billable data

A new system has been released to give users of home energy monitors accurate, billing-compatible usage information. Current Cost, a global manufacturer of home energy monitors, has launched its OptiSmart optical reader and transmitter

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New energy efficient wireless M-Bus module for 169MHz from Telit

Trieste, Italy. 5 October, 2011 — Machine-to-machine (m2m) technology specialist, Telit Wireless Solutions, is launching a new module this month featuring wireless M-Bus transfer technology. The new ME50-169 module features 169MHz and is said to be suited for smart gas, water, heating or electricity meters.

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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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