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M2M Industry News Archives: August 2014

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BlackBerry creates new business unit for IoT, other innovation
Mobile device maker BlackBerry has created a new business unit that will assume responsibility for developing Project Ion – the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) application platform.
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Regulation a threat to IoT development: Machina Research
Regulation could disrupt the growth of the Internet of Things, according to a new study from Machina Research, with rules related to the permanent roaming of mobile connections posing a particular risk.
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Telit helps to lower home security system costs with SimpliSafe
Module maker Telit has revealed it is supporting cellular connectivity for a self-install home security system developed by SimpliSafe.
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India’s Altiux acquires M2M platform provider P-Device Systems: report

India’s Altiux Innovations is reported to have announced a takeover of local M2M platform provider P-Device Systems.

3G and 4G to be dominant cellular M2M technologies by 2018: Berg
The share of cellular M2M devices connected to 3G and 4G networks is projected to more than double from less than 20% at the end of 2014 to more than 50% by 2018, according to new research from Berg Insight.
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Intel releases world’s smallest 3G modem for IoT applications
Semiconductor giant Intel has released a tiny 3G modem it claims will have a huge impact on the market for Internet of Things (IoT) services.
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Samsung buys home-automation startup SmartThings
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest U.S.-startup acquisitions to date.
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Intel to develop smart headphones for music listening, fitness monitoring
Intel has teamed up with audio headphone maker SMS Audio to develop a new set of connected headphones that will allow customers to listen to music while monitoring their fitness.
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Brazil’s Vivo provides smart parking services in Florianopolis
Brazilian telecoms operator Telefonica Vivo has revealed it is providing smart parking services in the city of Florianopolis as part of its expansion into the country’s burgeoning M2M market.
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Ayla Networks to provide IoT expertise to China’s Yifang
US-based Ayla Networks says it has been chosen to support China’s Yifang Digital with the rollout of new home automation products.
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Automation services market to generate more than $24 billion in 2020: Frost & Sullivan
The implementation of greenfield projects in the oil and gas industry, as well as expansion projects in chemicals, are spurring momentum in the global automation services market for process industries, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
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Wireless M2M connections to grow by 21% in 2014: Berg
The number of mobile network connections used for wireless M2M communications will grow by 21% this year to reach 213.9 million, according to new research from Berg Insight.
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Apple prepares Healthkit rollout amid tangled regulatory web
Apple Inc has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said.
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Vodafone completes Cobra takeover in connected cars move
UK operator Vodafone has completed its takeover of Italy’s Cobra Automotive Technologies and expects the acquisition to fuel its growth in the burgeoning market for connected car services.
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ThroughTek launches M2M software to help digital home devices communicate
Taiwan’s ThroughTek has launched a new M2M software product designed to allow digital devices used in the home to automatically communicate with one another.
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New Zealand’s Spark Digital to help businesses roll out M2M
New Zealand ICT player Spark Digital is reported to have launched an Internet of Things platform to help business customers automate their M2M deployments.
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Finland’s CyberLightning raises $4.2 million in funding
Finnish M2M software player CyberLightning says it has raised $4.2 million in a round of funding it will use to accelerate growth and drive its international expansion.
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Encore releases 4G M2M router for digital signage, video surveillance
Router maker Encore Networks has taken the wraps of a new M2M VPN wireless router it describes as an “ultra-low cost” device that would support the deployment of video surveillance and digital signage services.
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GE to provide smart grid services to Aberdeen, Mississippi
Industrial giant GE has won a deal to provide smart grid services in the Mississippi city of Aberdeen.
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Greenwave to open Danish facility to meet European IoT demand
US-Danish ICT player Greenwave Systems has unveiled plans to expand its Danish presence with a European customer support center and additional R&D facilities in response to growing European demand for Internet of Things services.
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Nivis launches cloud network operations center to support IoT deployments
Wireless networking specialist Nivis has launched a cloud network operations center (NOC) designed to support companies deploying Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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Majority of IoT devices vulnerable to cyber attacks: HP
A staggering 70% of devices developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) are vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to new research from Hewlett-Packard (HP).
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LTE-powered M2M connections to exceed 200 million in 2020: SNS
The number of M2M connections powered by 4G technology will exceed 200 million by the end of 2020, according to new data from SNS Research.
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Timex launches smartwatch with Qualcomm technology
Timex Group is launching a smartwatch with cellular connectivity and a high-visibility display from Qualcomm Inc.
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