IoT in retail: Transformation of the shopping experience

The last 30 years of technological development has taken individuals and societies into the information era. The Internet and then the rapid adoption of mobile technologies and devices has affected all realms of our daily lives.

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IoT Global Network launches to promote business development for the Internet of Things

A new online resource dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) has been launched to provide transparency and promote business development for the IoT market. The IoT Global Network is described as “The definitive global M2M company, product and services showcase”,  listing more than 600 specialist companies worldwide, and over 500 M2M communication enabler products.

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The Why of IoT

Over the past year, I have had the privilege of speaking with businesses around the world about their plans, hopes and fears for the Internet of Things (IoT). These conversations are always different, always interesting and always underscore the vastness and at times confusing nature of IoT.

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Libelium launches BLE module to connect Waspmote with smartphones and tablets for remote monitoring

IoT Asia, Singapore; Redwood City, USA; and Zaragoza, Spain. April 22, 2014 — At the Internet of Things conference and exhibition in Singapore Libelium has launched a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module that connects Waspmote sensor nodes to smartphones, tablets, and other BLE-compatible iOS and Android devices. The Waspmote sensor nodes can connect with smartphones and tablets for remote

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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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M2M Innovation World Congress launches in Nice for 'a fresh look at M2M opportunities'

Nice, France. March 26, 2013 — A new event, M2M Innovation World Congress (Nice, September 24-26, 2013) has been launched to explore the most innovative M2M services in sectors such as smart grids, retail and consumer electronics

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Bell ID software to be used in RIM’s mobile payments solution

Bell ID, a Netherlands based provider of smart chip management products, has announced that its Token Manager Software is being used by Research In Motion (RIM) in its Secure Element Manager (SEM) solution for near field communication (NFC) mobile payments.

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CIBC chooses Giesecke & Devrient as Trusted Service Manager for mobile payments in Canada

Munich, Germany & Toronto, Canada – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a global provider of secure technologies, is serving as the Trusted Service Manager (TSM) for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in their offering of NFC credit card payment services to their customers.

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Mobile phones turned into wallets by Giesecke & Devrient

Munich, Germany – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is introducing SmartTrust Portigo, a mobile wallet solution for NFC services and beyond which brings the functions of an electronic wallet onto a common platform. Portigo is a framework that allows the deployment of various services.

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Austria's A1 pilots paybox NFC® payment solution with McDonald’s and Merkur

Vienna, Austria — Telekom Austria Group’s domestic subsidiary A1 has launched a pilot scheme with McDonald’s and Merkur, an Austrian supermarket chain, which allows customers to make cashless, PIN-less payments of up to EUR 25 with a single hand movement.

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NFC-enabled handset shipments reached 30 million units in 2011

Gothenburg, Sweden. March 26, 2012 – According to a new research report by Berg Insight, global sales of handsets featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) increased ten-fold in 2011 to 30 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 87.8%, shipments are forecast to reach 700 million units in 2016.

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Nespresso selects Sierra Wireless to provide remote management for professional coffee machines

London, UK. February 21, 2012 – Nestlé Nespresso SA, the portioned premium coffee producer, has selected Sierra Wireless to provide a machine-to-machine (M2M) cloud platform and hardware solution to connect Nespresso coffee machines used in restaurants, hotels, offices, and retail environments.

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