Converters provides cellular path for legacy analogue devices

Multi-Tech has introduced the MultiConnect AW analogue-to-wireless converters. The turnkey products allow legacy equipment with built-in analogue modems to connect to the cellular packet data or circuit switched data networks.

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Chip integrates smart meter functions

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the Max 17497, one chip that is claimed to cover all the power requirements on the communications and metrology boards in smart meters. This high level of integration is said to ease design, add flexibility, increase accuracy, improve reliability and lower the total cost and footprint.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alliance brings together energy harvesting for London show

The Enocean Alliance is bringing together some its supporters to make a big splash at the Building Services Event, which runs from 11 to 12 October at London’s Olympia exhibition centre.

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RF Monolithics extends distribution deal with Avnet into Asia

RF Monolithics has expanded its distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing from its current North and South America to cover most of Asia. Avnet distributes RFM products

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Zigbee kit aids smart meter design

Renesas Electronics and its alliance partner And Technology Research have announced a complete Zigbee Pro module-based design kit that includes the Smart Energy1.1 profile.

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Multi-Tech adds embedded version to its Open Communications Gateways family

A claimed first in the industry, Multi-Tech Systems, a manufacturer of M2M cellular modems, has announced the availability of its MultiConnect™ OCG-E, embedded version of the Open Communication Gateway.

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Reference platform accelerates the design of next-generation smart meters

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the Newport smart meter reference platform that integrates metrology, security and powerline communications technology to give utilities a versatile way to evaluate smart grid technology.

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