Cityzenith creates platform for world's smartest cities

San Francisco, California, USA – Cityzenith, a software company based in Silicon Valley, is signing agreements with Amsterdam’s Economic Board, the Barcelona City Council, and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment to launch a software platform that will transform the collection, visualisation, analysis, and management of municipal data around the globe. This three-city collaboration is

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MasterCard joins Smart Cities Council

Washington DC, USA (Business Wire) – The Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition to advance smart city development and innovation, has announced its newest global partner, MasterCard. The partnership is said to mark a turning point in the development of innovative digital transaction processing platforms for city government, businesses and citizens.

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ESMIG: smart metering privacy and security concerns addressed at European Utility Week

Brussels, Belgium – A key presentation was made last Thursday at European Utility Week 2013 by Thomas Weisshaupt, Chairman of the ESMIG* security and privacy working group, who gave the conference an overview of the latest developments in privacy and security in relation to the deployment of smart metering systems across Europe.

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Smart meter deployments to double market revenue as the world switches on to wireless

London, UK – An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years, jumping from US$532 million in 2012 to US$1.3 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 12%, according to a new report from research and consulting firm

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Vattenfall’s Smart Energy Hafen City project in Hamburg gains new billing system

European Utility Week, Amsterdam, Netherlands & Paderborn, Germany – To engage with customers and enhance the smart home with dynamic pricing, Orga Systems’ real-time pricing and event-driven dynamic energy billing has been selected as part of Vattenfall’s Smart Energy Hafen City Project in Hamburg.

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European Utility Week provides backdrop for news from Accenture, Siemens, Saft, geo and Vodafone

European Utility Week, Amsterdam , The Netherlands, 17 October 2013 – The surge of activity this week continues with the announcement that Accenture and Siemens have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture in the smart grid field that will work with utilities to improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.

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Accent and Sentec launch new smart metering system platform as Amsterdam show opens

(European Utility Week, Amsterdam, NL; Milan, Italy; and Cambridge, UK. October 15, 2013) — A new one-stop smart metering system platform has been launched today. It is said to combine word-class communication and metrology solutions for faster time-to-market and significant cost reduction across the complete range of smart meter types. 

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Smart energy challenges in focus as industry gathers for European Utility Week

Amsterdam, Netherlands (European Utility Week Preview) – Some 8,000 of the utility industry’s leading minds and vendors of the latest technology are gathering for European Utility Week, the annual smart energy invasion at the Amsterdam RAI from 15-17 October, at what is the largest industry conference and exhibition on the continent. 

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London's high-tech garbage cans fail the 'Privacy Smell Test', says Bellehumeur

I read an article recently on Bloomberg (click here to read) that both fascinated, and creeped me out, at the same time. It appears that a number of ‘space-age’ garbage containers used in different parts of London do far more than just take your garbage … they also take information from your cellular phone!

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M2M smart services management platform acts as new gateway to energy monitoring system

(European Utility Week, Amsterdam preview) — To identify energy saving opportunities, companies first need to have a detailed view of their energy consumption within a facility or group of facilities. EpiSensor provides a wireless energy monitoring system for this task. The system includes ZigBee connected sensors and an enterprise-class energy monitoring gateway, which runs on

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Danish companies ready for growth opportunity following government smart meter decision

Skanderborg, Denmark, 23 September 2013 – Last week, Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, announced an Act requiring utilities to install smart meters in all Danish households.

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Global water meter market posts larger growth than initially projected

Austin, Texas, USA — The global market for water meters enjoyed greater revenue growth than expected last year, thanks to a move toward the use of high-value products, according to a newly released report entitled “The World Market for Water Meters” from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight.

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Time to discuss new services at M2M Innovation World Congress: Great panellists, Nice venue!

(Event Preview: Acropolis Convention Centre, Nice, France. September 24-26, 2013) — More than 60 speakers from the connected world will be at the M2M Innovation World Congress to present implementations in smart grids, retail, smart homes and connected devices.

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GrDF chooses Capgemini to install the information system for 11m new gas meters in France by 2022

(Paris, France. September 5, 2013) – Capgemini, a consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider, has agreed two three-year contracts with GrDF, worth a total of 23 million euros.  The contracts will see Capgemini developing the information system for the new GrDF smart gas meters that will equip 11 million French homes by 2022. This will

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Smart electricity meters to reach 100 million milestone in 2014

Austin, Texas, 3 September, 2013 — In contrast to the sombre mood that many metering manufacturers have been displaying in recent years, worldwide shipments of communication-enabled meters will grow to more than 100 million units annually in 2014, according to IHS Inc., a leading source of global insight and information.

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US patent for cross-network, multiple device M2M communications awarded to Wireless Glue

(Pleasanton, California, USA) — Wireless Glue Networks, Inc., a provider of real-time data and control on a single M2M platform, has been issued with patent No. 8,488,624, dated July 16, 2013, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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