Itron acquires SmartSynch for $100 million

Itron, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held SmartSynch, Inc. in a transaction valued at $100 million. The acquisition will bring greater choice to utility customers across the spectrum of smart metering deployments and strengthen Itron’s integrated cellular communications offering. The parties expect the transaction to close in the

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TIA’s first smart device communications specification released

Claiming that this will lay the foundation for future architectural and IP-enabled application adoption across the M2M sector, The Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA)

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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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App brings smart metering to Facebook

Greenpocket has come up with a smartphone app connecting smart metering with the social web, and plans to present the social metering app at next month’s Metering Billing/CRM Europe in Amsterdam.

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Software upgrade makes wireless modules easier to customise

LPRS has started mass producing its latest generation of wireless modules, EasyRadio Advanced (ERA), for use in building and home automation, sports and leisure systems, security,

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Start-up launches whitespace radio set for M2M market

What is claimed to be the first production wireless radio system to use the whitespace spectrum freed up by the move from analogue to digital television has been introduced by start-up company Neul for use in M2M communications.

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