ForeScout Technologies closes US$76m in late-stage funding at $1bn valuation

ForeScout Technologies Inc. has secured US$76 million in additional financing led by Wellington Management Company LLP.

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Kontron: A long history of embedded systems for the future of the Internet of Things

The momentum of the Internet of Things is growing strongly and its transformative power starts to appear clear to many industries. Certainly, there are challenges to be faced in terms of technologies and business models, but the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is committed to unveiling the enormous potential of the IoT vision. Saverio Romeo of Beecham Research

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Green Energy Options (geo) wins opportunity to innovate with EDF Energy

The winner of an innovation contest, launched by EDF Energy in partnership with IC, has been announced.

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Axiomtek announced Intel® IoT gateway solution – ICO300

Axiomtek, is pleased to introduce ICO300, an industrial gateway for IoT (Internet of Things) solution. With din-rail, fanless and rugged design, this ideal embedded system utilises low power new 22nm Intel® Atom™ processor E3815 (1.46 GHz) and supports DDR3L system memory maximum up to 4GB, delivering high performance at competitive price.

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Opower announces next generation of customer engagement platform, Opower 5.5 Flex

Opower, has announced major enhancements to its technology platform through the release of Opower 5.5 Flex. Built upon investments made earlier this year, Opower 5.5 Flex enables more than 95 utilities worldwide to meet rising customer expectations.

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Drones: Are they set to become IT departments’ new nightmare?

Drones, also known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), previously used only by the armed forces or security forces, are becoming increasingly popular.  For example in France, after proving their use in farming, they are now gradually being adopted by an array of companies, including production companies.

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Costs for renewable distributed generation falling, says Global Smart Grid Federation

The outlook of electricity systems is changing rapidly on a global scale. Although different countries are typically characterised by a different generation mix and distribution system structure, the results of the GSGF study ‘Grid Connectivity of Distributed Generation’ confirms that most nations worldwide are experiencing a significant increase in the integration of distributed generation in

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US Internet of Things provider expands Danish presence

To meet high growth expectations for the Internet of Things (IoT) segment in Europe, the US-Danish ICT company Greenwave Systems is expanding its Danish presence with a European customer support centre and additional R&D facilities.

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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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Telefónica and Avea agree to co-operate globally in M2M business

Madrid, Spain & Istanbul, Turkey. April 11, 2012 – Telefónica, through its Telefónica Digital unit, and the Turkish mobile operator Avea, part of Turk Telekom group, have agreed jointly to develop business opportunities in M2M.

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AT4 wireless Laboratories announces the first NFC Forum device certification

Malaga, Spain — Sony RC-S380 NFC device achieves the first NFC Forum certification using AT4 wireless as its testing partner.

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