Leading brands pledge support to £1m IoT Launchpad competition

Tech City UK, the Technology Strategy Board and Cambridge Wireless announced five new partners in support of the flagship £1 million (€1.2 million) Internet of Things Launchpad competition. Leading brands Bosch, Cisco, Hive by British Gas, RPD International and Fab Lab London will join existing partner companies providing support for startups and SMEs in London

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Sierra Wireless invests in LTE-M future for lower power and better coverage in the Internet of Things

At an Analysts’ Day in Paris, Sierra Wireless executives unveiled the company’s plans for development within the rapidly evolving Internet of Things, as Jeremy Cowan reports. Foremost among these is LTE-M which, says the company’s CTO, “has the potential to revolutionise wireless IoT”.

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Cisco acquires US webtech firm Assemblage Inc to help employees collaborate through IoT

San Jose, California, USA — Cisco Systems Inc has acquired the San Francisco-based firm, Assemblage Inc. Assemblage is working on collaboration technology that supports the Internet of Things (IoT), or as Cisco describes it the Internet of Everything (IoE). Terms of the deal have not be disclosed.

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M2M financial predictions finally begin to garner greater respect for smart manufacturing

(Blog) — According to the Cisco white paper, Increase the Value and Relevance of Data in Motion, by 2017 there will be 1.7 billion wireless M2M (machine-to-machine) connections across the supply chain. As Thomas R. Cutler says, embedded in this estimate is the calculation that smart factory technology will create US$1.95 trillion in value by

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AT&T and GE sign global alliance agreement for M2M solutions, Cisco and Intel to join

(Dallas, Texas, USA.  October 9, 2013) — AT&T and GE have signed a global alliance agreement to allow GE machines to connect to the AT&T network and cloud, creating the first highly-secure wireless communications system for GE’s ‘Industrial Internet’. GE will use AT&T’s global network, mobility assets and M2M expertise.

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M2M can make Jetsons-like homes, but will you pay for them?

(BLOG): July 8, 2013 — I’ve been reading a lot lately about Cisco’s vision of the Internet of Everything (IoE) and how it will change our lives.  There have also been a few articles highlighting how forward-thinking people are already linking everything in their house – from the coffee maker to the toaster to the

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Cisco to pay US$107m for JouleX's IoT-based network energy management systems and skills

San Jose, California, USA – Cisco has announced its intention to acquire privately-held JouleX, a leader in enterprise IT energy management for network-attached and data centre assets. JouleX, with headquarters in Atlanta, GA, is said to complement Cisco’s existing services and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities by using the network’s view and control of energy

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M2M discussed as 'Business Embassy' operates throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games

BLOG. London, UK — The Olympic Games have provided more than enough entertainment and content for discussions galore. But business people as well as athletes have contributed to the event, says Nigel Chadwick,

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Patients benefit from wireless revolution at Colchester General Hospital

Networks First and Ekahau Inc. implement technology that allows staff to track equipment in the hospital to drive work-flow efficiencies and increase patient safety and satisfaction.

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Smart cities inhibited by slow IT-based modernisation, warns Ovum

London, UK – The huge and diverse market for ICT-based smart city initiatives is driving a flurry of ‘smart’ and ‘intelligent’ vendor solutions, says Ovum. Yet this market’s potential is being inhibited by immature standards, rigid and siloed infrastructures, limited budgets, and fragmented and politicised decision-making, warns the global analyst firm.

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Wyless completes ClearConnex acquisition and announces key management changes

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA. April 26, 2012 — Wyless Inc. has announced some key additions and changes to its senior management team this week, and completed the acquisition of a majority stake in ClearConnex, an engineering firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Cisco enables consumers to connect home entertainment devices to the Web

Cisco has announced two new Linksys® HomePlug AV Powerline products that help consumers overcome two popular home networking challenges.

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Cisco HealthPresence brings advanced telehealth capabilities to providers and patients

Cisco has announced the general availability of the newest version of Cisco HealthPresence® technology, an advanced care-at-a-distance platform that connects patients and clinicians via high-definition video, audio, medical devices and collaboration tools.

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Cisco launches hybrid home wireless system for consumers

London, UK. September 1, 2011 – Cisco has introduced the Linksys® X-series, a range of hybrid home wireless products that help consumers to simply create a high speed wireless home network that works with both DSL and cable broadband connections.

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Cisco eyes the M2M market with release of a super small ‘go anywhere’ router

Small, rugged and perfectly formed? As part of their vision to deliver on ‘The Internet of Things’, Cisco has released the 819 ISR in a bid to aggressively target the transport, smart meters and embedded apps market.

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Rise of the Machines

Cisco recently published some research that showed an expected growth rate for mobile data traffic of 26-fold in the next four years, largely due to the growth in mobile video.

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