What a difference a year makes as Digi CEO remodels business, divests and buys to boost profits

To describe 2015 as a watershed year for Digi International is almost selling it short. A fire wiped out much of its Thai-based production capacity, the company appointed a new CEO and re-structured its management team, it sold a major business unit, acquired a new company, and re-vitalised its finances.

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M2M tips – deploying cellular M2M or IoT devices in Australia

Over the past 15 years the team at M2M Connectivity & M2M One have coached, consulted, celebrated and at times commiserated with thousands of hopeful developers trying to make their mark on the Machine to Machine/Internet of Things landscape.

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LBX selects ORBCOMM for global heavy equipment telematics

ORBCOMM Inc. provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions,has announced that LBX Company (LBX), the maker of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators, has selected ORBCOMM to provide satellite data communications for its global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) telematics application.

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Convergence of big data, context-aware computing and sensors brings new cloud robotics applications

Cloud robotics, which involves the integration of cloud computing technology in robots, has been gaining prominence globally. End users have begun to recognise the benefits of this novel concept, which uses the Internet to augment a robot’s capabilities, mainly by off-loading computation and providing services on demand.

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u-blox joins M2M Alliance

u-blox, has become an official member of the M2M Alliance, the not-for-profit M2M association and organiser of the annual M2M Summit.

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CSR and Avi-on Labs add simple, seamless whole-home control to GE branded lighting

CSR plc has announced that it has worked with Avi-on Labs to provide Bluetooth® Smart mesh connectivity in a new GE branded line of smart lighting from Jasco Products. These lighting and home control products, which are expected to appear in major retail stores this year, use CSR’s Bluetooth® Smart solution – CSRmesh™ – to allow

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Integrated wearable solution meets power consumption, multicore, IoT requirements for wearable devices

Mentor Graphics Corporation said it has introduced the Nucleus real time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation applications for wearable embedded devices designed for medical, fitness, security, safety and other sectors.

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Econais WiSmart and CyberVision/Kaa aim to simplify the creation of IoT cloud connected embedded systems

Econais Inc. the technology in embedded ultra-low power miniature WiSmart Wi-Fi software and module solutions for the Internet of Things, is pleased to announce a partnering with CyberVision/Kaa. Think WiSmart.

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D-Link selects the Ikanos Vx500 Fusiv processor family for its next-generation of LTE routers and gateways

Ikanos Communications, Inc. a provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, has announced that D-Link has chosen the Ikanos Fusiv Vx500 family of chipsets to power its next generation of high-performance LTE routers and gateways. D-Link is in connectivity for the home, small business, mid-to-large enterprise environments, and service providers.

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Smart grid IT revenue is expected to double by 2024, according to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive overview of the market for utility smart grid information technology (IT) systems, including market forecasts for utility smart grid IT software and services through 2024.

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SIGFOX and TI collaborate to deliver cost-effective, long-range, low-power Internet of Things connectivity

SIGFOX and Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the two companies are working together to increase IoT deployments using the Sub-1 GHz spectrum. Customers can use the SIGFOX network with TI’s Sub-1 GHz RF transceivers to deploy wireless sensor nodes that are lower cost and lower power than 3G/cellular connected nodes, while providing long-range connectivity to

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Internet of Things controls street lighting to reduce power consumption by up to 50%

TTP and Mayflower have announced that they have completed development of the latest wireless smart lighting control system. An example of the Internet of Things (IoT) in action, this latest design offers more than a 50% reduction in power consumption compared to existing smart lighting systems along with enhanced reliability, improved radio range, and class

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Novotech embraces B+B intelligent sensing platform to deploy wireless M2M monitoring solutions

B+B SmartWorx, a manufacturer of technology for intelligent M2M/IoT edge processing and connectivity, and Novotech Technologies, a value-added distributor (VAD) of M2M products, services and solutions, has announced a relationship where Novotech will use B+B’s latest wireless connectivity technologies to simplify the deployment of industrial wireless M2M/IoT solutions involving legacy equipment for customers in the

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Meridium introduces next gen APM; Intelligent Asset Strategy drives the IIoT

Meridium®, Inc. has introduced Meridium Enterprise APM® at Meridium Conference 2015. CEO and founder Bonz Hart and CTO Eddie Amos made the announcement to an audience of more than 450 attendees.

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TALIS Group chooses SIGFOX IoT network for smart city fire hydrant monitoring solution

TALIS and SIGFOX has announced that TALIS will use the SIGFOX network in its new smart city fire hydrant monitoring solution.

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Infineon’s new microcontrollers with EtherCAT® aim to advance networked industrial automation

On occasion of the Hannover Messe, Infineon Technologies AG has announced its new XMC4800 series of 32-bit microcontrollers with on-chip EtherCAT® (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) node. With its outstanding real-time capability the XMC4800 series will drive networked industrial automation and Industry 4.0 applications.

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