The inexorable rise of M2M roaming

An evaluation jointly carried out by Starhome Mach and Machina Research has concluded that mobile network operators need to pay more attention to the impact of M2M roaming on their networks as M2M’s share of roaming doubled in the last 12 months.

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How secure is your IoT ‘home security’ system?

Following news this week that vulnerabilities have been found in the Xfinity Home Security system provided by Comcast, the world’s largest broadcasting and cable company* it is fair to ask how secure ‘IoT security’ systems really are. As Jeremy Cowan asks, who guards the guardians? 

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Doom and gloom get the headlines, but fact is the smart home market is growing big time

Smart home technology is taking centre stage again at this year’s CES with the introduction of new smart devices, software and business partnerships. The big tech giants – Apple, Google and Samsung – have launched major initiatives in the market as have Amazon and a score of service providers and utilities.

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Lebanese Red Cross selects Globalstar SPOT Gen3 to enhance safety of volunteers

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and provider of satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, has announced that the Lebanese Red Cross, the provider of emergency medical services in Lebanon, is deploying 125 handheld SPOT Gen3 safety devices to enhance the safety of its workers.

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Volvo lets you have your Christmas shopping delivered directly to your car

With just days to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the busiest online shopping days of the Christmas season – Sweden’s Volvo Cars has unveiled a brand new way to take some of the hassle out of Christmas shopping.

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Growth projections and smart thermostats: What makes sense?

With the introduction of the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011, many manufacturers have brought connected and smart thermostats to the market, in an attempt to capture or maintain market share.

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There is a better way to market the smart home and consumer Internet of Things: Part 2

Sell services – Not connected things Imagine the concept of a butler. The reason rich people hire someone like a butler is that service professionals are trained to recognise what is happening in the home and to provide the appropriate services. They don’t need to be programmed to open the door or turn on the

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Sierra Wireless claims industry’s lowest-power LTE industrial gateway

Sierra Wireless has announced the launch of the AirLink® Raven RV50 gateway—the  LTE successor to the market’s most widely deployed cellular gateway solution for energy and industrial applications, the AirLink® Raven X.

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Lenovo selects Infineon Secure Element chip for Vibe P1 and Lenovo X3 smartphones

Enabling secured mobile payment based on NFC technology: Infineon Technologies AG has announced that it supplies the embedded Secure Element (eSE) chip for the latest Lenovo smartphones.

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Cellnetrix offers secure embedded OS for Cortus-based M2M and IoT integrated circuits

Cellnetrix has announced that the CellSIM secure embedded operating system will be available for Cortus 32-bit APS processor IP cores.

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Antenova announces three new-style antennas: flexible dual-band FPC antennas for Wi-Fi and ISM

Antenova Ltd. has announced three new flexible FPC antennas for applications in industrial and consumer electronics. 

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Wistiki launches Philippe Starck designed tracking decives to find lost items from smartphone

Wistiki has launched the FOUND YOU! a collection of four premium and intuitively connected accessories, designed by the designer, Philippe Starck, that helps to find items from the smartphone.

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Child Angel selects Intel and Arkessa to connect new IoT wearable device with life-saving potential

A new wearable child locator device is being launched enabling parents to safely give their children some of the freedom they crave. The Child Angel solution uses cutting-edge machine-to-machine (M2M) and embedded processor technology from Arkessa and Intel to deliver highly accurate location readings securely to the parents’ smartphones maintaining parental peace of mind in

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Telensa deploys smart city wireless control system for 33,000 LED streetlights in Doncaster, UK

Telensa has announced that a major new deployment is underway covering 33,000 LED streetlights in Doncaster, UK. The deployment is part of Doncaster Council’s Smartlight project that will see existing lights replaced by LED luminaires from Urbis Schréder.

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Avnet boosts global IoT services offering in the Americas with Aeris deal

Avnet, Inc. has announced a new agreement in the Americas with Aeris. Avnet can now offer customers in all IoT markets – including automotive, fleet, health care, utilities, industrial and telematics – a unified platform to manage cellular connectivity across LTE, GSM and CDMA networks.

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AMIHO Technology and LAPIS Semiconductor launch compact Wireless M-Bus radio module at European Utility Week

AMIHO Technology and LAPIS semiconductor, a ROHM Group company, has announced the launch of the compact AM060 radio module aimed at connecting Smart Meters and other devices needing to communicate to a local hub or gateway.

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