Eurotech signs distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics

Eurotech, supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, announced they have signed a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics, a worldwide distributor of semiconductors and electronic components. Under the terms of the agreement, Mouser Electronics will promote and resell Eurotech’s portfolio of products to their customers including embedded boards and modules, M2M devices and systems, and

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Cyan and GridSense® team up to provide end to end smart grid solutions

Cyan, the integrated system and software design company delivering mesh based flexible wireless solutions for utility metering and lighting control, announces that it has signed a teaming agreement with GridSense® Inc. (“GridSense”), to jointly market smart grid solutions in India and other emerging regions that will enable utilities to accurately monitor energy distribution and consumption

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CSRmesh Development Kit aims to accelerate product development in the Internet of Things

Bluetooth® innovator CSR plc announces the launch of its CSRmesh™ Development Kit, which will allow developers to get hands on with the recently launched CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. The kit, which will be available from selected CSR distributors from July 2014, includes development boards, a USB programmer and access to the development platform (SDK) which includes

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Digital security specialist Gemalto to acquire US-based SafeNet for $890m

Gemalto has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of SafeNet, a worldwide data protection provider, from Vector Capital for US$890 million. The deal is being done on a debt free/cash free basis.

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Peggy Johnson leaves Qualcomm for Microsoft as Stream appoints Bill Podrasky global head of bizdev

August 11, 2014 — IoT’s game of musical chairs shows no sign of slowing during the holiday season, reports Jeremy Cowan. If anything it is gathering pace and seniority as Microsoft and Stream Communications announce significant new appointments. 

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IPSO Alliance to focus on how to use IoT open standards

The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance has broadened its Internet of Things (IoT) standards vision to include education on the proper use of IPS protocols to create end-to-end solutions for the Internet of Things. This change has been adopted to advance the promotion of open standards using current and emerging IP technologies within the IoT community.

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Qualcomm and Sierra invest US$5m in Ireland’s Cubic Telecom to enhance embedded M2M connectivity

Dublin, Ireland: Cubic Telecom has secured a US$5 million investment from Qualcomm and Sierra Wireless. Added to earlier financing rounds, this brings total investments in the Irish start-up to date to $15 million. Cubic Telecom is also launching a new funding round to secure a further $15 million from investors.

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oneM2M’s candidate specifications on M2M/IoT communications now open for comments

oneM2M, the Global Partnership developing standards for Machine‐to‐Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet‐of‐Things (IoT) announced that its initial Candidate Release of Technical Specifications is now available for public comment.

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Interoperability: A must for the development of smart grids

GSGF has published a report on smart grid interoperability. It assesses the existing smart grid situation on a global scale and identifies key interoperability challenges that must be addressed. GSGF considers this a first step in a complex process aiming to lift interoperability from the purely technical to the strategic level while involving top management

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u-blox acquires Antcor for industrial Wi-Fi

Thalwil, Switzerland and Athens, Greece – August 6, 2014 – Swiss u-blox, provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, has acquired the company Antcor, a developer of Wi-Fi baseband intellectual property (IP).

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Tapit: G&D supplies highly secure SIM card platform for the digital wallet in Switzerland

Munich, 5 August 2014 – The Swiss mobile network provider Swisscom is counting on highly secure NFC-enabled SIM cards from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to allow its customers to make payments with “Tapit”. Tapit is the digital wallet for smartphones in Switzerland. The platform is used by every mobile network provider in the country. The

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The installed base of active cargo tracking units will reach 4.1m by 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden – According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active tracking devices deployed in cargo loading units including trailers, swap bodies, intermodal containers, air cargo containers, cargo boxes and pallets reached 1.5m worldwide in Q4-2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3 percent,

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US Internet of Things provider expands Danish presence

To meet high growth expectations for the Internet of Things (IoT) segment in Europe, the US-Danish ICT company Greenwave Systems is expanding its Danish presence with a European customer support centre and additional R&D facilities.

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Mobius Networks working with Arriva

The Arriva Group has launched its new Bus App which aims to give potential and existing bus users real time information about its bus networks in the UK.

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Telematics product deployment set to boost efficiency at leading Yorkshire business

Car parts distributor Andrew Page is using Masternaut’s fleet management product to effectively monitor, manage and improve driver behaviour, create a more efficient fleet and provide environmental cost savings.

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Standards will be critical for the emergence of the Internet of Things

Machina Research has published a new report entitled, “Standards for the Internet of Things”. The report examines existing and emerging standards for communications, connectivity, networking, service layers, data abstraction and discoverability.

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