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The Internet of Things Will Drive Wireless Connected Devices to 40.9 Billion in 2020

The Internet of Things Will Drive Wireless Connected Devices to 40.9 Billion in 2020

According to an updated market forecast from ABI Research, the installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, about 20% more than in 2013. The number of devices will more than double from the current level, with 40.9 billion forecasted for 2020. Principal analyst Aapo Markkanen comments: “The driving force behind the surge in connections is that usual buzzword suspect, the Internet of Things (IoT). If we look at this year’s installed base, smartphones, PCs, and other ‘hub’ devices represent [...]

SAMSUNG to Acquire SmartThings, Leading Open Platform for the Internet of Things

SAMSUNG to Acquire SmartThings, Leading Open Platform for the Internet of Things

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SmartThings, the leading open platform for the smart home and the consumer Internet of Things. SmartThings supports an open and growing ecosystem of developers, who are producing new types of connected devices and unique apps in the cloud that change how everyday objects work. With Samsung’s resources and support, SmartThings will be able to expand its platform and become available for even more partners and devices. The company will continue [...]

Track and Monitor Shipments At a Higher Altitude with AT&T Cargo View with FlightSafe®

Track and Monitor Shipments At a Higher Altitude with AT&T Cargo View with FlightSafe®

Major Airlines Approve New Cargo Tracking Devices on Aircraft. AT&T can help businesses better manage their shipments on the road and even in the sky. AT&T Cargo View with FlightSafe®, allows companies to remotely monitor the conditions of their shipped assets and minimize the risk of damaged, lost or stolen cargo. FlightSafe®, a feature included with AT&T Cargo View, makes it possible for a device to automatically transition to airplane mode so that it travels in an FAA compliant mode on the aircraft. Major airline companies [...]

Distrix Strengthens Network Security for IoT/M2M With New Release

Distrix Strengthens Network Security for IoT/M2M With New Release

Platform to be Showcased at the M2M/IoT Expo in Las Vegas Aug 11-14, 2014. Distrix (formerly Spark Integration Technologies), a leading developer of highly secure and resilient network communication solutions today announced version 4.2 of its flagship Distrix Network Virtualization Platform. The Distrix platform introduces new features that enable network managers to secure their deployments for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This release extends Distrix’ unique security philosophy to deliver VPN capability at any layer of the [...]

ThroughTek’s New M2M Software Solution Enables Smart Communication Among Digital Devices

ThroughTek’s New M2M Software Solution Enables Smart Communication Among Digital Devices

ThroughTek Co., Ltd., provider of innovative M2M solutions, has taken another step forward in home automation, unveiling its new cloud platform enabling digital devices to automatically communicate with each other. The new cloud platform possesses plug-and-play functionally to ease product setup considerably, and further offers flexible multi-functional service to fulfill home automation requirements and surveillance needs of small & medium enterprise (SME). Home automation solutions can, for example, comprise sensors for doors, PIR, [...]

PTC Completes Acquisition of Axeda

PTC Completes Acquisition of Axeda

Technology Enables Customers to Bring Smart, Connected Products to Market Faster. PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today completed its acquisition of Axeda Corporation, a developer of solutions that securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud. Axeda's technology innovation, extensive customer base, and powerful partnerships directly complement the PTC ThingWorx business, and will accelerate PTC's ability to deliver best-in-class solutions to its customers in the Internet of Things era. An innovator in the IoT technology market, Axeda serves more [...]

Gemalto’s cloud-based service platform wins M2M Evolution Product of the Year

Gemalto’s cloud-based service platform wins M2M Evolution Product of the Year

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its cloud-based SensorLogic Platform has won the 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year award. The annual program is hosted by the leading industry trade publication honoring the best solutions that provide real-time information from connected devices across the globe. A panel of industry experts and the M2M Evolution Magazine editorial board recognized the innovation behind Gemalto’s new SensorLogic Agent, an embedded software component coupled to M2M devices and available [...]

Numerex® Announces Availability of LTE Technology

Numerex® Announces Availability of LTE Technology

Company Enables High Bandwidth Network Connectivity for M2M Applications. Numerex, a leading provider of on-demand and interactive machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), announced today the availability of LTE services in North America. "LTE," which stands for Long Term Evolution, is a technology that provides high-speed data for network enabled devices. Many M2M applications such as video surveillance, real-time asset management, and remote monitoring and control are evolving to higher bandwidth, [...]

Ofcom reports 9% rise in M2M mobile data connections

Ofcom reports 9% rise in M2M mobile data connections

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has reported a 9% rise in the number of machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile data connections in the UK. There were 5.6m M2M connections in 2013, according to the regulator. The increase was revealed in Ofcom's latest communications market report. Ofcom defined M2M as cellular communications between machines, rather than between people, including "uses such as smart electricity meters, connected office equipment and connections with company vehicle fleets, provided directly by mobile network operators". Overall, UK [...]

Vodafone powers NZ’s first digital advertising billboards

Vodafone powers NZ’s first digital advertising billboards

The first interactive LED billboards in New Zealand have gone live in Ponsonby, Eden Terrace and Parnell, bringing a piece of Times Square to Auckland. The content is delivered in real time by Vodafone using Machine to Machine (M2M) technology over the mobile network, negating the need for additional cabling and infrastructure. Extensive testing over the last 12 months has ensured that the billboards – owned and operated by APN Outdoor and supported by Ngage Media – run seamlessly over the M2M mobile network. The system uses Aerva [...]

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