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M2M Industry News Archives: February 2015

CVC buys Wireless Logic from ECI
UK-based M2M provider Wireless Logic has a new owner following last week’s decision by CVC Capital Partners to buy the company from ECI Partners. Even though financial details of the sale were not revealed, ECI is said to have made a more than sixfold return on its investment.
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HP buys Voltage Security to improve big data security
Hewlett-Packard has bought California company Voltage Security for an undisclosed sum to strengthen its position in security for big data environments as the IoT grows.
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Hitachi buys Pentaho to increase big data offering
Hitachi Data Systems is to acquire Florida-based Pentaho, a big data integration and business analytics company with an open source-based platform for big data deployments.
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Ofcom releases TV white space spectrum in UK
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has given the green light for industry to harness the benefits of TV white space wireless technology following a series of trials.
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Eurotech platform simplifies device and data management
An M2M integration platform from Eurotech is said to simplify device and data management by connecting distributed devices over secure and reliable cloud services.
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Arrow Electronics buys Taiwan distributor to boost IoT penetration
Colorado-based Arrow Electronics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ATM Electronic, an electronic component distributor based in Taiwan with large operations in China.
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Asia-Pacific to lead M2M growth, says Strategy Analytics
The number of M2M connections will grow from 368m in 2014 to 2.1bn by 2022, according to a study from Massachusetts-based Strategy Analytics. Called “M2M Connections by Industry Vertical and Bandwidth”, it predicts that much of the growth will be spurred on by the Asia-Pacific region.
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How M2M monitoring helped a sea life sanctuary come back from disaster better than ever
On a dark day in December 2013, Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary was the victim of a huge tidal surge that swept along the east coast of the United Kingdom. Sea water rushed into sanctuary, destroying habitats and stopping life support systems for more than 2500 creatures.
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Intel acquires Lantiq to boost smart home offering
Intel is buying Munich-based Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies. The acquisition would expand Intel’s position in the cable residential gateway market and broaden its offering to other gateway markets, including DSL, fibre, LTE, retail and IoT smart routers.
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Greenwave to open IoT research centre in Singapore
Global IoT software and managed services provider Greenwave Systems is opening a research and development centre in Singapore.
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NTT rolls out M2M service in Hong Kong and Thailand
Tokyo-based NTT Communications is rolling out a secure globally available mobile service for M2M communications in Hong Kong and Thailand with other worldwide markets planned over the coming months.
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Verizon platform provides security certificate for IoT deployments
An enterprise portal for Verizon’s Managed Certificate Services (MCS) platform provides digital certificate creation and management capabilities for large-scale IoT deployments in the tens of millions.
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Mformation provides M2M device and module certification
New Jersey based Mformation Software Technologies has announced M2M device and module certification services for the global markets as an extension of its Midas (mobile interoperable devices and application services) programme.
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Survey finds three quarters of M2M projects lead to new business model or paid service
Three quarters of M2M projects lead to a new business model or a new paid service, according to analysis by German companies M2M-Concepts and Exceet Secure.
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Bosch adds big data capability to IoT suite
A big data processing (BDP) component has been added to German company Bosch’s IoT Suite, previously known as the Software Innovations Suite. The suite supplies technology for IoT applications and the necessary functions required for pooling devices, users, companies and partners on an IoT platform.
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Alliance tempts developers and start-ups with IoT competition
The Washington, DC, based Application Developers Alliance has launched an IoT competition for developers and pre-launch startups. Organised in partnership with Ericsson and Google, the IoT (Accelerate) Berlin project aims to spur innovation in this rapidly growing market.
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