Advertising spend on smartwatches to reach almost $70m by 2019, Juniper Research finds

A new study from Juniper Research has found that advertising spend on smartwatches will reach $68.6 million by 2019, up from an estimated $1.5 million this year.

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Evaluate industrial sensors faster with first Quad IO-Link® master reference design

Designers now have a single platform to develop their own IO-Link master and multiple industrial sensors. The MAXREFDES79# from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. allows manufacturers to bring IO-Link factory automation designs to market faster.

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Smart farming: Monitoring horses and equine facility management with Waspmote

Remote sensing in agriculture is not new, it dates back decades. But recent technological advances in smart sensors and wireless networks are bringing new levels of monitoring into raising livestock.

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TIA to showcase remarkable technologies being enabled by global oneM2M standard

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, has announced that it will host a special oneM2M Showcase and Workshop, in which innovative companies will demonstrate the technologies and services being built around the new global oneM2M standard.

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150 Mbps 4G LTE voice-data modem from u-blox supports Band 28 for Asia-Pacific and Latin America

u-blox, wireless and positioning modules and chips, has announces TOBY-L280, the LTE Category 4 rugged module in an LGA package that supports FDD-LTE in frequency band 28. Band 28 is now in commercial use in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand, with further rollouts planned throughout the Asia Pacific region, Brazil and Argentina. Capable of download

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Los Angeles becomes first city to control street lighting with mobile & cloud-based technologies from Philips

Royal Philips, has announced that the City of Los Angeles (LA) will become the city in the world to control its street lighting through an advanced Philips management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies. The new technology confirms LA’s Bureau of Street Lighting as in next generation LED street lighting with a new solution

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ESNC to reward ideas for a connected world

The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are currently top of the list for both the digital economy and traditional industrial sectors. Indeed, localisation technology has become essential for either of these realms. In an interconnected world, constant and reliable localisation is crucial to the communications taking place among countless “things”. Satellite navigation is thus

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Porsche buys analytic skills as automotive OEMs focus on data as much as cars

The market for automotive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is accelerating into an era of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) links, car sharing schemes powered by location-based apps, Fit-It-Yourself car telematics enabling usagebased insurance (UBI), and over-the-air (OTA) updates. Jeremy Cowan reports.

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Santa Fe’s cellular-enabled smart water meter project is first of its kind, IHS says

The City of Santa Fe recently chose Badger Meter’s BEACON smart water meter solution, for full installation across all their water meter endpoints, including both residential and commercial customers. The foundation for the project is a cellular-enabled smart meter, which can be installed and immediately used for the utility’s smart water network applications. The contract

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IQRF launches new wireless products within seven weeks

The IQRF Alliance members PROTRONIX, CIS, and MICRORISC recently presented a complete solution for CO2, humidity and temperature sensor data collection and visualisation on the IQRF Cloud.

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SIGFOX and NarrowNet announce Internet of Things network rollout in Portugal

SIGFOX, cost-effective, energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, and NarrowNet, a network operator launched by Kaisaras Group, today announced that NarrowNet will become the exclusive SIGFOX network operator in Portugal.

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Balancing privacy, security, risk – and your brand – in an infinitely interconnected world

New challenges demand new end-to-end strategies – not just more technologies, says Oozi Cats, CEO of Telit Communications.

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GreenPeak launches Smart PIR Sensor for Smart Home Applications

GreenPeak Technologies, a smart home semi-conductor/system company, has announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with the launch of a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor with outstanding performance.

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Cyan receives Proof of Concept order and signs South African distribution deal with XLink

Cyan, an integrated system and software design company delivering mesh based flexible wireless solutions for utility metering and lighting control, has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with XLink Communications (Pty) Ltd to distribute Cyan’s smart metering and lighting solutions as well as related Internet of Things (IoT) applications in South Africa.

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‘Significant increase’ in demand for host card emulation and tokenisation prompts Bell ID move to larger HQ

Host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments, Bell ID, has announces that significant recent growth has seen the company strengthen its position in the mobile payments market. The launch of its HCE and token service provider (TSP) tokenisation solutions has further driven team expansion, requiring investment in new, larger offices for its Rotterdam headquarters.

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‘The Internet of Things that Really Matter’

The Internet of Things (IoT) has enormous potential with countless companies from many different sectors now applying their creativity. Dramatic falls in the cost of wireless communications, computing and sensors are all combining to make it feasible to “wire things together over the Internet”. While many products are targeted at the consumer market where price is key, there’s also

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