Surge in smart meter installations to support European, meter data management market

Although the scope for meter data management (MDM) in Europe is currently limited, the market is expected to take off in the foreseeable future. The main driver for the adoption of MDM solutions is the need for utilities to manage and use the growing volume and variety of data created by widespread smart meter installation.

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Logic PD Blueprint™ wireless communication device framework helps OEMs tap into the power and potential of IoT

Logic PD, a product innovation and realisation company for connected devices, has introduced a Wireless Communication Device Blueprint™, a step-by-step application guide for turning legacy equipment into a wireless solution.

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Second CyLec pilot successfully deployed in Brazil

Cyan Holdings, the integrated system and software design company focused on utility metering and lighting control, has announced that its Brazilian partner, Nobre, has successfully deployed a smart metering pilot with a second Tier 1 utility in the region.

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Customisable, plug-and-play Spectre LTE Cellular Router ready for M2M on AT&T’s 4G network

B&B Electronics has expanded its family of rugged wireless Spectre routers to include the new Spectre LTE Cellular Router. Taking advantage of the fast data transfer speeds (up to 100Mbit/s for download, 50 Mbit/s for upload) of the LTE cellular network, the router is built for industrial remote M2M monitoring applications that demand speed, low

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Stadium buys M2M device manufacturer United Wireless to target Internet of Things business

Stadium Group  has acquired a device manufacturer which specialises in M2M wireless devices for use over cellular networks. UK-based company, United Wireless operates in the automotive and telematics sectors employing 40 people.

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‘Connected management’ trend drives the global wireless M2M market as connections rise 21% in 2014

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21.0% in 2014 to reach 213.9m at the year-end. East Asia, Western Europe and North America are the main regional markets, accounting for around 75% of the

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Vodafone report shows adoption of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) on the rise in the Americas

Vodafone announced findings for the Americas from its second annual ‘M2M Adoption Barometer,’ a global survey of the machine-to-machine (M2M) market. The study finds that M2M adoption has increased by more than 80% globally in the last year and predicts that more than half of companies in the Americas will implement M2M by 2016.

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Landis+Gyr and Ericsson join forces for smart meter reading in Finland

Landis+Gyr, has chosen Ericsson to provide smart meter reading and related field operations as a service for Landis+Gyr’s utility customers in Finland. For Ericsson, this is a breakthrough deal in the Finnish energy sector that underlines the company’s commitment to using ICT to meet the needs of the utilities industry.

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M2M is coming under increasing legal and regulatory scrutiny, with significant implications, both good and bad

Over the last few months Machina Research has been engaged in a lot of research on the legal and regulatory environment surrounding M2M and the Internet of Things. This has included extensive interviews with dozens of regulators complemented by lots of secondary research and analysis. There are a number of important regulatory issues that come

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SmartThings CEO reassures backers Samsung is fully behind open platform as developer is sold ‘for $200m’

Washington DC, USA — SmartThings, the creator of the free-to-download home control app for smartphones, has been acquired by South Korea-based Samsung and will operate as an independent company within Samsung’s Open Innovation Center group. Now, as Jeremy Cowan reports, SmartThings’ CEO is responding to mixed views about the sale.

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Encore Networks unveils Ultra-Low Cost M2M VPN Wireless Router

Encore Networks, announced the launch of an ultra-low cost wireless VPN router, the EN-2000™. This newest addition to the EN 4G LTE family of routers is designed for high-availability M2M applications in fixed or portable locations supporting Business Continuity, Video Surveillance, Digital Signage and Remote Access on both the Public or Private Verizon Wireless 4G

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IDC Retail Insights arms retailers with technology strategy for the Internet of Things

IDC Retail Insights announced a new report, Business Strategy: Developing an IoT Technology Strategy, which outlines how retailers must plan now for the Internet of Things (IoT) even if IoT hasn’t made it to the top of their priorities list. According to the new report, applied IoT technology positively impacts top- and bottom-line business performance by improving

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Numerex announces availability of LTE technology for M2M applications in North America

Numerex®, a provider of on-demand and interactive machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the availability of LTE (Long Term Evolution to 4G) technology for M2M and IoT services  in North America. 

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Lantronix launches Ethernet-based system-on-module to offer rapid and secure industrial IoT deployments

Lantronix, Inc. global provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, announced the worldwide availability of its new PremierWave® SE1000 – a high performance, programmable, Ethernet-based System-on-Module (SOM) that enables hardware and software engineers to quickly and easily develop and deploy secure industrial IoT applications.

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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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