mHealth regulation, security, and privacy Who’s responsibility is it?

Mobile mHealth devices present prolific opportunities across the board. However, it could be just a matter of time before a public data breach that rocks the industry – such as a massive identity theft or large-scale insurance fraud, reports Arif Mohamed for M2M Now.

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u-blox acquires automotive short range modules business from Lesswire

Swiss based u-blox, has announces the acquisition of the automotive-grade Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module products and a team of key engineers from lesswire AG, a subsidiary of the PRETTL group. Founded in 1999, lesswire is a privately owned company that provides robust vehicle-ready short range wireless communication modules to Tier-1 automotive electronics suppliers in Europe

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CSR SiRFusion™ makes accurate indoor location a reality

Technology innovator CSR plc, has announced the launch of its SiRFusion™ Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android application developers. The solution enables indoor positioning for Android developers looking to create next-generation apps.

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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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Laird launches flexible and extendible Bluetooth® 4.0 modules based on industry leading CSR platforms

In a joint initiative Bluetooth innovators CSR plc and Laird, has announced the launch of the BT900 series of Bluetooth® 4.0 dual mode modules at Electronica 2014 in Munich. Based on the flexible CSR8811™ platform, the modules simplify the engineering process for OEMs looking to support connection to legacy devices, while future-proofing their solutions with Bluetooth

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Laird accelerates time to market for embedding wireless connectivity

Laird, has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics. Through its dedicated wireless business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell Laird Embedded Wireless Solution’s extensive line of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary wireless modules across North America, Europe, and APAC.

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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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Is it lights out for the light switch?

Although designs have changed over the years, consumers have been using the same basic technology since the 1880s to switch on and off the lighting in their homes and offices. Now, with smartphone penetration at an all-time high and the market for smart LED bulbs increasing exponentially, has the time finally come to permanently turn

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Alpha Micro launches low-cost Wi-Fi / Bluetooth “Internet of Things” module from u-blox

New from Alpha Micro Components, successful independent specialist franchised distributor of components for telematics and M2M, is the ODIN-W160 rugged multi-radio Internet of Things (IOT) module from u-blox for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications.

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Dialog Semiconductor extends Bluetooth® success into range of smart home-human interface devices

Dialog Semiconductor plc, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid-state lighting and Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology, has announced the company’s further expansion into the Smart Home and Human Interface Device (HID) market with a design win that will feature in a number of OEM wireless Remote Control Units (RCUs) for Smart TVs and

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u-blox launches low-cost Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Internet of Things module

Swiss u-blox, announces the ODIN-W160, a rugged multiradio module for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications.

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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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INSIDE Secure and Gemalto sign a new Single Wire Protocol (SWP) license agreement

INSIDE Secure has announced a new Single Wire Protocol (SWP) license agreement with Gemalto. The agreement is an extension of the 2008 SWP and HCI (Host Controller Interface) cross-license agreement and provides a standard interface for INSIDE’s VaultSEcure Secure Element product line.

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M2M visions of 2020

(Blog) — Ten years ago, while executing a keynote presentation at an M2M industry tradeshow, writes Jeffrey O. Smith of Numerex (pictured), I showed a live demonstration of remote monitoring of a “real” system inside a virtual world. I commanded my avatar to push a button in the then-popular Second Life and a video inside that virtual

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Record growth in Bluetooth Smart devices announced

Kirkland, Washington, USA – A string of moves to add increasing levels of Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart technology integration by leading OS providers like Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, and most recently, Google, sets the stage for an extraordinary increase in Bluetooth Smart devices.  According to Bluetooth SIG, there was a year on year growth of more than

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Elbrys and Mindbloom showcase integrating mobile health applications and M2M health device services

Elbrys has announced collaboration with interactive health application leader Mindbloom to offer powerful user experiences that integrate with third party devices and metric centered data services.

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