Sun Capital Partners affiliate to buy advanced meter infrastructure provider Aclara Technologies

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. has announced that one of its affiliates has agreed to acquire Aclara Technologies LLC from ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The north American Advanced Meter Infrastructure solutions provider will become an independent business.

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Olivier Beaujard of Sierra Wireless joins M2M Now’s Editorial Advisory Board

Kings Hill, Kent, UK. March 19, 2014 — M2M Now has appointed Olivier Beaujard of Sierra Wireless to its Board of Editorial Advisors. Olivier has accepted the honorary, invitation-only position to help guide the editorial team as they continue to extend the range and depth of M2M Now‘s global coverage of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet

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IoT start-up 1248 wins backing of telco entrepreneur Rob Dobson, founder of Actix

March 18, 2014: UK-based start-up 1248 Ltd., that provides expertise and services to the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) industry, has received £250,000 investment from experienced serial telco entrepreneur Rob Dobson. Dobson takes up the position of chairman of the 1248 Board.

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Beecham Research opens London office in Tech City as wearable tech and IoT drive growth

Beecham Research, a leading UK-based technology market research, analysis and consulting firm, has opened a new office in the Tech City area of Shoreditch, London. Staff at the new office will focus on rapidly emerging markets, including Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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KORE acquires M2M network service provider Jazz Wireless Data and its direct links with T-Mobile

Alpharetta, Georgia, USA. March 5, 2014 — KORE, said to be the world’s largest wireless network services provider specialising in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Jazz Wireless Data, an established provider of M2M networking services in North America.

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International speaker line-up announced for Singapore’s first Internet of Things Asia event in April

Singapore – The first ever Internet of Things (IoT) Asia event to be held at Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre from April 21-22, 2014 will feature a slate of international and local speakers from leading companies in the IoT field. Jointly organised by Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) and Singex Exhibitions, the event has

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Tech Mahindra and Sierra Wireless sign a global deal to provide turnkey M2M solutions

Vancouver, Canada – Sierra Wireless and Tech Mahindra Ltd., a specialist provider of connected solutions, have signed a formal teaming agreement to jointly develop and deploy end-to-end machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions for customers worldwide.

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Deluge of new members joining M2M trade group to pursue IoT return on investment

London, UK & Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – The International M2M Council (IMC) the new trade association for the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications sector, has gained over 700 new members in the last month alone, illustrating the need for industry leadership in the sector.

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Wyless appoints Gilli Coston its chief strategy officer as company prepares for merger with ASPIDER M2M

London, UK. February 18, 2014 (PRNewswire) — Wyless today announced the appointment of Gilli Coston (pictured) as its new CSO (chief strategy officer) to the Wyless senior management team. The news is reported in full in the latest issue of M2M Now. Wyless also announced it is to acquire ASPIDER M2M, the European leader in M2M MVNE solutions.

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Will smarter cities in China emerge from the haze and where will the funding come from?

(Event Review) — Steve Rogerson reports for M2M Now from the Advantech World Partner Conference in Suzhou, China, where there’s some doubt about how M2M growth will be achieved. 

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Sierra Wireless to buy In Motion for US$21m as it looks to lead in public safety and fleet markets

Vancouver, B.C., Canada (Business Wire) — Sierra Wireless has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vancouver-based In Motion Technology Inc. for US$21 million in cash consideration, subject to certain customary post-closing adjustments.

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Rajat Bahri appointed as Chief Financial Officer to steer Jasper Wireless through ‘growth phase’

Mountain View, California, USA (Business Wire) — Jasper Wireless has appointed Rajat Bahri as its chief financial officer (CFO). Rajat has been brought on board “to steer Jasper Wireless through this growth phase”, said Jahangir Mohammed (pictured), CEO.

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Wyless acquires majority interest in TM Data Brazil to guarantee connections in 'coveted market'

Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Sao Paulo, Brazil — Wyless, a global M2M managed services provider and TM Data, the first Brazilian M2M operator, have agreed the acquisition by Wyless of a majority stake in TM Data and the joint formation of Wyless TM Data Brazil. And one analyst says this makes Wyless more of a

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Accenture joins Weightless SIG to support global long range M2M connected products initiatives

(Cambridge, UK. September 25, 2013) – The Weightless Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced that Accenture, the global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing  company, has joined its Board of Directors as Weightless’s latest Promoter Group Member.

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Düsseldorf Summit told that 42% of surveyed companies earn at least €1m per year in M2M

Düsseldorf, Germany – The results of a survey by the M2M Alliance among 4,800 decision makers and managers were revealed at the M2M Summit held on September 10 at the Congress Center Düsseldorf. The survey looked at the use of M2M solutions in a wide range of companies and showed that more than 95% of

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Telit acquires ILS Technology and Broadcom spends US$164m on LTE assets from Renesas subsidiaries

(London, UK. September 5, 2013) — Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of M2M solutions, products and services, today announced that it has acquired ILS Technology LLC. This news comes 24 hours after Renesas Electronics Corporation reported the transfer of all shares in subsidiaries Renesas Mobile Europe Oy (RME), and Renesas Mobile India Private Ltd

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