Installed base of wireless M2M devices in the oil and gas industry expected to reach 0.43 million by 2016

Gothenburg, Sweden. November 21, 2012 – According to new research from analysts Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications worldwide was 164,000 at the end of 2011. It is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 21.5%,

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Newtec product wins satellite markets and research vision award

The Newtec MDM6000 Satellite Modem, a new generation satellite platform, has won the Satellite Markets and Research Most Innovative Product Award. Through the combination of new high speed and efficiency technologies, the modem achieved the world speed record earlier this year.

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Inmarsat and SkyWave achieve M2M success as 12,000 IsatData Pro Terminals are sold in year-to-date

London, UK. October 24, 2012 – Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and its partner SkyWave Mobile Communications report that SkyWave has secured sales of 12,000 IsatData Pro M2M terminals in the year to date.

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Global satellite SCADA/M2M market 'to reach $2.7bn in 2021', satellite-based EO market to triple

Farmington, Connecticut, USA. October 17, 2012 (PRNewswire-iReach) — GII research says that the satellite EO industry is progressively moving from growth fed by from governmental and military orders to a more balanced mix of end users

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ORBCOMM’s StarTrak provides refrigerated transport solutions, and confirms 2nd gen satellite launch

Fort Lee, New Jersey & Cleveland, Ohio, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — StarTrak Information Technologies, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) and TMW Systems, Inc., have implemented StarTrak’s ReeferTrak® application with TMWSuite® at joint customer, Lessors, Inc.

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Hughes completes integration testing of satellite backhaul system with Nokia Siemens Networks

Germantown, Maryland, USA — Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a global provider of broadband satellite networks and services, has successfully completed end-to-end verification of its HX System with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)’s GSM base station.

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NFC-enabled handset shipments reached 30 million units in 2011

Gothenburg, Sweden. March 26, 2012 – According to a new research report by Berg Insight, global sales of handsets featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) increased ten-fold in 2011 to 30 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 87.8%, shipments are forecast to reach 700 million units in 2016.

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Thereby hangs a tail: What downtime can co$t and how to avoid it

There’s a pet store not far from my house, writes Peter Dunn, and with four cats and a dog, I find myself there fairly often. It’s a busy place – according to the manager, it’s their highest volume store in the country. And typically, shopping there is a quick and pleasant experience. However, twice in

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