Factories with a mind of their own

That’s right, machines don’t just analyse data but can talk to humans like other humans would. Except, as L&T Technology Services says, they can move from talking like a layperson to spitting the kind of intelligence Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking are known for.

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New white paper shows SMEs nine routes to meeting their innovation needs in the Internet of Things

A new report from industry analysts IoT Analytics GmbH sets out to show small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) how to find a suitable model for digitalisation. With so many options for innovation in the IoT age, says Jeremy Cowan, the authors aim to help SMEs navigate their way through the complexities of the Internet of

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Open and start your car with an Android or iOS smartphone app and BlueID-enabled M2M devices

(Munich, Germany) — Carsharing vehicles can now be upgraded with M2M devices which convey vehicle data such as lock state, fuel level and parking position to the operator’s network back-end. BlueID-enabled M2M devices can open and start carshare and fleet vehicles at the touch of a button using a smartphone app.

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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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ICT vendors to benefit from regulatory changes in the EU energy market, says Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan will host a web conference entitled “Smart Grid Deployment Framework in the EU – How ICT Vendors Can Benefit from Regulatory Changes” on Tuesday, 27 November 2012, at 14.00 GMT.

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Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of European smart metering in 2013

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the smart metering market in Europe will deliver a strong performance in the coming five years. Until 2017, electricity distribution network operators and power suppliers will invest

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New NFC technology offers wider charging area and small footprint in smartphones and healthcare devices

Dusseldorf, Germany – Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductors, has developed a new near field communication (NFC) wireless charging system designed to eliminate the power cable for charging and to increase systems efficiency.

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Germany’s gematik invites tenders for healthcard telematics applications

Berlin, Germany. August 28, 2012 — Berlin-based gematik GmbH, a provider of health card telematics applications, is inviting international competitive bids for provision of an electronic health card in Germany. gematik is looking for IT services including consulting, software development, internet support, and computer network services.

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Cullen launches monitoring service to benchmark the roll-out of smart meters

Brussels, Belgium – Cullen International has launched a new smart energy monitoring service. The service was unveiled at the ‘Smart Regulation for Smart Grids: An EU Overview’ event,

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Vodafone is first non-US supplier to be awarded M2M and mobile services contract by US Government

Newbury, Berkshire, UK. June 15, 2012 — Vodafone Global Enterprise, the business within Vodafone which manages the communications needs of its largest multinational customers, has become the first non-US mobile network service provider to be granted US Government supplier status under GSA Schedule 70.

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Volvo and partners test driverless 'road train' on a Spanish motorway

Barcelona, Spain — Volvo and five international partners have achieved a world first by testing a ‘road train’ comprising a Volvo XC60, a V60 and an S60 plus one truck automatically driving in convoy over a 200km (125 mile) route. The road train was successfully driven last week on a public motorway in Spain among

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Deutsche Telekom launches M2M Marketplace

Bonn, Germany. May 30, 2012 — Deutsche Telekom has launched M2M Marketplace, a platform for manufacturers and dealers worldwide to offer their hardware, software, apps and full-package solutions relating to M2M communication. In future, Deutsche Telekom will also offer the requisite SIM cards and SIM chips via the M2M Marketplace.

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Industry-standard modular system aims to cut digital signage application development time and costs

Eching, Germany – A new open pluggable specification (OPS) compliant modular solution designed to make digital signage applications more connected, intelligent and secure, has been launched by Kontron. It results, says the company, in devices that are easier to install, use and maintain.

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M2M managed services specialist Wireless Logic makes senior UK and European appointments

London, UK. May 14, 2012 — With growth across key European countries a major strategic objective for Wireless Logic, the UK-based M2M managed services specialist has made a number of senior appointments. Country managers now head up new subsidiaries in France, Germany and Spain

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Intel chooses G&D for Trusted Service Management of mobile device platform's embedded secure elements

Munich, Germany – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been selected by chip manufacturer, Intel to deliver lifecycle management of the embedded Secure Elements within Intel’s Smartphone Reference Device. These provide an additional protected area for security-sensitive applications such as payments and ticketing using NFC (Near Field Communications) technology.

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