The next phase of the Internet of Things, part 3

How to call a tractor a tractor The focus of standards is to define how devices connect and exchange data over a common interface. A standard defines how to connect a Thing to a network, but then what? The data still needs to be put in context, to say what its data means and to

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Infineon launches ARM®-based embedded power family for smart motor control in automotive applications; samples available

Infineon Technologies AG  has announced an ARM®-based Embedded Power family of bridge drivers offering an unmatched level of integration to address the growing trend towards intelligent motor control for a wide range of automotive applications. As an industry first Infineon integrates on one single chip a high-performance microcontroller using the ARM® Cortex™-M3 processor, as well

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The M2M device connections and revenue: worldwide forecast 2014–2024

Machine-to-machine (M2M) represents a strong growth market across various industry segments. The market will grow to 3.4bn connections worldwide by 2024, at a CAGR of 19%. Security and fleet management represent significant growth areas. This report presents the update to our forecasts for M2M connections and revenue worldwide.

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Orange Business Services positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services

Orange Business Services has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the first edition of the GartnerMagic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services. The report evaluated 13 managed machine-to-machine (M2M) service providers, who collectively manage over 70m cellular  M2M connections.

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Smart multi-function IoT gateways

An IoT device, a thing, enables short- to medium-range connectivity via an embedded RF. When needed, wide area connectivity comes via an IoT gateway that has an embedded cellular modem and these products can accommodate hundreds or even thousands of individual IoT inputs. I wanted to get that out of the way because of all

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u-blox launches indoor/outdoor positioning module NEO-M8L with integrated 3D sensors

Swiss u-blox, has introduces the NEO-M8L Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) module with integrated motion, direction and elevation sensors. The module integrates gyro and accelerometer with u‑blox’ leading GNSS platform u-blox M8 to achieve the highest- performance indoor/outdoor positioning solution available, perfect for all road vehicle and high-accuracy navigation applications.

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Fleet Management: still a long way from a mature market

At Machina Research we recently updated our outlook on the fleet management sector. Although it is often considered as one of the more mature M2M sectors, it is growing rapidly and, more importantly, evolving in many different ways.

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Secure NFC/RFID tag authenticator with energy harvesting protects sensitive data transfer between master and slave devices

Designers can now perform secure wireless data communication on their embedded systems without needing the host microcontroller, but by simply using a single MAX66242 DeepCover® Secure Authenticator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

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Itron extends ITRON RIVA™ edge intelligence technology to OpenWay® smart grid solution

Itron, Inc. has announced the integration of Itron Riva technology into its OpenWay smart grid solution. By integrating the distributed intelligence and adaptive communications of Itron Riva technology into its OpenWay smart grid solution, Itron is delivering a revolutionary communications technology along with new computing capabilities for meters and other grid devices at the edge

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PLAT.ONE and SIGFOX partner to deliver global enterprise-grade Internet of Things solutions

PLAT.ONE, the Enterprise-Grade Internet of Things (IoT) application platform, has announced a partnership with SIGFOX, a company in cost-effective, energy-efficient IoT connectivity.

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Sierra Wireless receives top recognition from Fierce Innovation Awards for leadership in smart grid communications

Sierra Wireless has announced that it has been recognised by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a unique industry awards program powered by the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. Sierra Wireless received top honors in the “Smart Grid Communications” category.

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SAP launches two enterprise applications supporting Vuzix’ M100 smart glasses

Vuzix® Corporation, has announced that SAP has released two new applications for Vuzix’ M100 Smart Glasses for the enterprise markets. The new augmented reality (AR) applications, SAP® AR Warehouse Picker and the SAP® AR Service Technician, help simplify and improve the user experience and work processes by offering a hands-free working experience. Vuzix has been

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Renesas Electronics Europe announces RX21A platform for smart meters with billing functions

Renesas Electronics Europe, has announced the release of the “Bill It! – Smart Meter RX21A” polyphase meter reference platform. The reference platform enables engineers to save time by eliminating the need to design their own metrology and calibration routines, required for a billing polyphase meter design, while complying with the most stringent IEC norms.

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Deal done for GE’s Predix software platform to be offered on Verizon M2M network

General Electric and Verizon have announced a partnership that will see the companies combine their machine-to-machine (M2M) know-how with the goal of creating a secure, wireless connectivity system for industrial internet applications.

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Sierra Wireless selected as cellular modem provider for Itron’s OpenWay® smart grid solution

Sierra Wireless has announced that Itron has selected Sierra Wireless’s AirPrime® 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE cellular modules for Itron’s OpenWay® smart grid solutions worldwide.

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ParStream unveils the first analytics platform built for the Internet of Things

ParStream, the IoT analytics platform company, has introduced the industry’s first analytics platform purpose-built for the speed and scale of the Internet of Things (IoT). Enabling an entirely new breed of analytics for the enterprise, the ParStream Analytics Platform is designed to easily scale to handle the massive volumes and high velocity of IoT data.

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