Open source hardware initiatives have emerged to fulfil educational needs. Arduino is maybe the most well-known example. It has been very successful so far, but its reach has been mainly limited to DIYers, teachers and students, or engineers who want to “play with,” discover or showcase a technology.
Düsseldorf, Germany. Day 1 Review — A striking difference between last year’s event and Day One of the M2M Summit 2015 (September 8-9, 2015), organised by the M2M Alliance, was the way connectivity had slipped down the agenda. It’s no longer the challenge.
The GSMA has announced that it has established the ‘Mobile IoT Initiative’, a new project backed by 26 of the world’s leading mobile operators, OEMs, chipset, module and infrastructure companies, designed to address the use of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) solutions in licensed spectrum.
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) announced that Arval, a leader in full service vehicle leasing, fleet management, and usage-based insurance owned by BNP Paribas, has selected Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud technology to build its new global telematics solution.
Vancouver, British Columbia & Sophia Antipolis, France — Canada’s Sierra Wireless and MobiquiThings, a European mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), have announced that Sierra Wireless has definitively agreed to acquire MobiquiThings for €14 million in cash.
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) introduced the next-generation AirPrime® WP Series of smart wireless modules, designed to reduce system complexity and accelerate the development of connected products and applications for the Internet of Things.
Event date: June 17, 2015 Paris, France
The Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit is first and foremost a platform for exchange between the technical developer community and the Internet of Things (IoT) business and marketing community. This year, open hardware themes will take up a substantial part of the agenda. Be prepared for big announcements by Sierra Wireless and partners!
Sierra Wireless has announced that Itron has selected Sierra Wireless’s AirPrime® 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE cellular modules for Itron’s OpenWay® smart grid solutions worldwide.
Dublin, Ireland: Cubic Telecom has secured a US$5 million investment from Qualcomm and Sierra Wireless. Added to earlier financing rounds, this brings total investments in the Irish start-up to date to $15 million. Cubic Telecom is also launching a new funding round to secure a further $15 million from investors.
At an Analysts’ Day in Paris, Sierra Wireless executives unveiled the company’s plans for development within the rapidly evolving Internet of Things, as Jeremy Cowan reports. Foremost among these is LTE-M which, says the company’s CTO, “has the potential to revolutionise wireless IoT”.
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