Eseye opens US office to support smart metering customers in the Americas

London, UK. October, 2011: Eseye, a global machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity service provider and product design consultancy, has opened a new office in Connecticut, complementing the offices in the UK and continental Europe.

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Chip integrates smart meter functions

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the Max 17497, one chip that is claimed to cover all the power requirements on the communications and metrology boards in smart meters. This high level of integration is said to ease design, add flexibility, increase accuracy, improve reliability and lower the total cost and footprint.

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Cellular smart meter growth set to soar

Advanced electricity meters with integrated cellular communications modules are forecast to increase from 2.6 million shipments in 2010 to 9.5 million shipments annually in 2016, according to a report from IMS Research.

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University receives grant to research smart grids

The University of Westminster has been awarded a grant of £507,000 from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to support research into smart grids.

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Shihlin prepares for smart grid roll out

Shihlin Electric showed its SW3005 smart meter at this week’s Taitronics electronics exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, as it prepares to compete when Taipower starts its smart grid programme.

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Logger and bridge empower smart water meters

A smart water meter logger and the associated wireless bridge technology were officially launched this week by Aquas at the Taitronics electronics exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan.

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New energy efficient wireless M-Bus module for 169MHz from Telit

Trieste, Italy. 5 October, 2011 — Machine-to-machine (m2m) technology specialist, Telit Wireless Solutions, is launching a new module this month featuring wireless M-Bus transfer technology. The new ME50-169 module features 169MHz and is said to be suited for smart gas, water, heating or electricity meters.

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Reference platform accelerates the design of next-generation smart meters

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the Newport smart meter reference platform that integrates metrology, security and powerline communications technology to give utilities a versatile way to evaluate smart grid technology.

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Sprint and Neptune join forces on water meters

Sprint and Neptune Technology Group are working together to modernise the water utility infrastructure in the USA by combining the Sprint wireless network and M2M expertise with Neptune’s automated metering.

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Navetas to demonstrate disaggregation technology

At Metering Europe 2011, Navetas Energy Management will showcase its energy disaggregation technology. The technology can transform smart meters into intelligent energy measurement and management systems in homes or businesses, by accurately tracking energy consumption at an appliance-level, from a single point.

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EXCLUSIVE: Vodafone claims a first as it partners to launch pre-integrated global M2M bundles

Newbury, UK. 15 September, 2011 — Vodafone M2M is launching a new bundled service with its partners that aims to make life simpler for businesses wanting to take advantage of M2M services. Working with its partners, CalAmp Corporation, Digi International, MC Technologies and Sierra Wireless,

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China to lead smart meter deployment

China is expected to deploy 280 million smart meters by 2016, according to research by In-Stat.

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Eurotech wins follow-on smart grid order

Eurotech has won a US$1.7m follow-on order to supply the Zywan cellular router to a US regional power company rolling out smart meters to more than two million customers.

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Zigbee to rule as smart meter revenues soar

The worldwide smart meter revenue will surpass US$12bn in 2016 with Zigbee the early technology leader, according to a report from In-Stat.

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Collaboration aims to accelerate UK smart metering project

Cable & Wireless Worldwide and Silver Spring Networks are collaborating to accelerate the delivery of smart grid and smart metering in the UK.

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Green Party in Canada calls for halt to smart meter installations

The Green Party of British Columbia (BC) in Canada has called for smart meter installations to be stopped until a proper energy plan has been developed.

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