u-blox introduces GSM module for smart gas meters

Thalwil, Switzerland – Swiss-based u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and integrated circuits for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets, has introduced the SARA-G350 ATEX, an ultra-compact, low power, surface mount GSM/GPRS modem module certified for use in devices operating in potentially explosive environments such as smart gas meters.

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Semtech’s new long-range RFIC platform will drive Internet of Things and M2M deployments

Camarillo, California, USA – Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors, has introduced the SX1272, the first product in a new long-range RFIC platform that boosts the transmission range of the devices to up to 15 kilometres.

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First European field test of IPv6 wireless mesh communication in smart meters in Norway

Steinkjer, Norway – Connode AB, together with NTE, is now trialling the new generation of communications for the energy market at Demo Steinkjer. The new Connode 4 radio system provides seamless IP-based interoperability and global standardisation to the utility sector, which has been characterised by industry-specific protocols and lack of true interoperability.

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International first as the needs of future energy consumers are investigated in the Netherlands

Groningen, The Netherlands – Six Dutch companies, three knowledge institutes and 40 households have initiated a pilot project in Groningen and Hoogkerk  in which consumers will test innovative, smart energy services with the goal of making sustainable energy choices and cost savings.

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Smart city specialists gather in Moscow for Round Table discussion of tasks, solutions and results

Moscow, Russia — A Round Table discussion called Smart city: tasks, solutions and results was held in Moscow on June 4, 2013, and brought together more than 50 delegates with varying specialist skills.

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