European Utility Week provides backdrop for news from Accenture, Siemens, Saft, geo and Vodafone

European Utility Week, Amsterdam , The Netherlands, 17 October 2013 – The surge of activity this week continues with the announcement that Accenture and Siemens have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture in the smart grid field that will work with utilities to improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.

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ICT to transform transportation as a prelude to smart cities, says Frost & Sullivan

London, UK – Convergences among transportation, energy and cities will become reality as new technologies emerge to enable a more efficient and sustainable delivery of services consumed in an urban setting.

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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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Vodafone launches its first all-in-one M2M remote monitoring and control package with global reach

Newbury & London, UK. June 24, 2013 — Vodafone today announced the launch of its first all-in-one M2M package for the remote monitoring and control of machine-to-machine (M2M) enabled devices. It combines three key elements – hardware, wireless network connectivity and application software.

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Berg Insight's research shows that shipments of NFC-enabled handsets grew 300% in 2012

Gothenburg, Sweden – According to a new report by Berg Insight, global sales of handsets featuring near field communication (NFC) grew 300% in 2012 to reach 140 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48.2%, annual shipments are forecast to reach one billion units by 2017.

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Orbcomm launches complete dual-mode telematics solution for heavy equipment industry

Rochelle Park, New Jersey, USA – Orbcomm Inc., a global provider of M2M solutions, has announced the availability of a complete end-to-end telematics solution for the heavy equipment industry.

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Digi International launches rugged, enterprise-class cellular router for on-board train connectivity

Paris, France – Digi International has announced the launch of the Digi TransPort® WR44 RR, an enterprise-class cellular router designed specifically for rugged on-board rail environments.

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Connected In-Vehicle Infotainment Global Summit 2013

Event date: September 25-26, 2013 London, UK As vehicles increasingly become digital platforms and Internet connectivity becomes ever more ubiquitous, the automotive industry is confronting unprecedented challenges while being presented with unparalleled opportunities to generate new revenue streams and better understand customer behaviour via data analytics to deliver enriched in-vehicle and ownership experiences.

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Numerex and Alcohol Monitoring Systems expand 'breakthrough' wireless monitoring for criminal justice

Atlanta, Georgia and San Diego, California, USA. (PRNewswire) — Numerex Corp, a provider of on-demand and interactive M2M enterprise solutions, is collaborating with Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. (AMS) to develop “ground-breaking” new continuous alcohol monitoring products for criminal justice use.

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Liechtenstein-based M2M service provider DATAMOBILE joins Austrian Vending Association

Vaduz, Liechtenstein — DATAMOBILE AG, one of Europe’s largest M2M connectivity providers, has signed up to membership of the Österreichische Verkaufsautomaten Vereinigung (OVV, or Austrian Vending Association).

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Rise of health apps ensures that healthcare is going mobile, says GlobalData research

London, UK. August 6, 2012 — Mobile health (mHealth) solutions that allow patient consultation and monitoring, among other benefits, are surging in popularity worldwide as the use of smartphones and tablets expands, say healthcare industry analysts at GlobalData.

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Global group of 7 network operators agree to co-operate in M2M

Amsterdam, The Hague, Madrid, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto. July 10, 2012 — Seven tier one mobile and fixed line operators – KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimpelcom – have formed an alliance to collaborate on their M2M businesses.

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Connected energy, fleet and industrial sectors are accelerating M2M growth, says Yankee Group report

By 2016, global cellular M2M connections will balloon to 313 million, says a Yankee Group analyst, as more enterprises and consumers realise business benefits and improved experiences from connected devices.

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Microwave Telemetry selects Telenor Connexion for global wildlife tracking

Telenor Connexion to provide global connectivity solution for scientists on six continents

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Thereby hangs a tail: What downtime can co$t and how to avoid it

There’s a pet store not far from my house, writes Peter Dunn, and with four cats and a dog, I find myself there fairly often. It’s a busy place – according to the manager, it’s their highest volume store in the country. And typically, shopping there is a quick and pleasant experience. However, twice in

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