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Smart Appliances and Remote Monitoring and Control Systems will Drive Smart Home Revenues in the UK to $1.5 Billion

Smart Appliances and Remote Monitoring and Control Systems will Drive Smart Home Revenues in the UK to $1.5 Billion

Over 5 Million UK Homes Will Have Smart Systems by 2017 Strategy Analytics predicts that nearly 13 percent of broadband homes in the UK will have at least one smart home system by 2017. Growing awareness of energy management solutions, and a desire for remote-enabled entertainment controls and availability of smart appliances from companies such as Indesit and Bosch Siemens, will drive the bulk of households that adopt smart home systems and services in the UK, according to the latest Strategy Analytics Smart Home Strategies (SHS) [...]

IPM System integrating Machine-to-Machine technology from Telit Wireless Solutions for solar panels

IPM System integrating Machine-to-Machine technology from Telit Wireless Solutions for solar panels

Solar photovoltaic specialist IPM SYSTEM International using Telit M2M modules to increase efficiency, prepare for Smart Grid connectivity. Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading supplier of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) modules and services, has won IPM SYSTEM International GmbH as a new client. The Germany-based company specializes in the area of renewable energy, developing innovative regulation and control technology for the optimization of solar photovoltaic panels. The photovoltaic specialists' solution portfolio is centered around the [...]

News G4S Utility Services awards Telefonica UK one of the UK’s biggest ever M2M wins

News G4S Utility Services awards Telefonica UK one of the UK’s biggest ever M2M wins

Telefonica UK, which operates under the O2 brand in the UK, today announced it has signed an agreement to further extend the partnership with G4S Utility Services (G4S) the world's leading international security solutions group and one of the UK’s major smart meter operations service providers.  The five year agreement, includes the provision of up to 1.4 million SIMs, and will provide G4S Utility Services with Global SIM connectivity to support the delivery of services in the energy market.  The multi million pound contract is [...]

Melrose to Acquire Elster, Smart Meter Giant, for $2.3B

Melrose to Acquire Elster, Smart Meter Giant, for $2.3B

British firm Melrose to acquire the German metering giant for the rumored $20.50 per share. German smart metering giant Elster Group SE on Friday announced that it has agreed to an acquisition by British buyout firm Melrose PLC, for $20.50 per American Depository Share, or about $2.3 billion. The deal, first reported two weeks ago, will allow Melrose to buy shares of the German metering giant from Rembrandt Holdings, an entity owned by funds managed by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. Elster listed its shares on the New York [...]

Novatel Wireless Selected as M2M Module Provider for TIESSE SpA Italy

Novatel Wireless Selected as M2M Module Provider for TIESSE SpA Italy

Novatel Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent wireless solutions, today announced that it has been selected by TIESSE SpA, a leading Italian Telemetry device manufacturer for its M2M Enabler modules. The Enabler module is being integrated into TIESSE's Levanto routers providing one of the largest Italian utilities with upgraded communication for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) concentrators. "We are excited to be working with Novatel Wireless delivering these industry leading solutions," said Managing Director of TIESSE, [...]

Worldwide Smart Meter Shipments Fell by 15% in the First Quarter of 2012 as North American Programs Wind Down

Worldwide Smart Meter Shipments Fell by 15% in the First Quarter of 2012 as North American Programs Wind Down

After a relatively frantic acceleration period from 2009 to 2011, the smart meter market is cooling off. This was inevitable: the fast pace of deployments was never going to be sustained, and the market is returning to a more normal clip, with certain areas still poised for growth. According to a new tracker report from Pike Research, global shipments of smart meters fell to 15.1 million units in the first quarter of 2012, a 15% decline from the fourth quarter of 2011. Year-over-year, that represents a 14% drop from the same period in [...]

Worldwide smart meter shipments grow 28.8% year over year in Q1 2012

Worldwide smart meter shipments grow 28.8% year over year in Q1 2012

The global smart meter industry shipped nearly 7 million meters in the first quarter of 2012, with shipments up 28.8 percent year over year, according to IDC Energy Insights' latest Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker. Further, shipments are projected to grow 111.3 percent on an annual basis from 2011 to the end of 2012. However, while growth in smart metering will continue to surge as utilities around the world replace aging, outdated, or non-existent infrastructure, obstacles remain in the path towards the universal adoption of [...]

The Smart Grid in Asia Valued at US$8.5 Billion

The Smart Grid in Asia Valued at US$8.5 Billion

The cumulative smart grid technology markets of China, Japan, and South Korea are currently valued at nearly US$8.5 billion, with GTM Research forecasting that value to grow to $19 billion by 2016. China represents 70% of the Asia smart grid market, offering some of the broadest market opportunities to smart grid players in Asia. Japan and South Korea represent 20% and 10% respectively. While evolving rapidly, it is important to note that each market's growth will be characterized by the specific needs of their utilities and [...]

Metrum, Tollgrade and Sprint Make the Smart Grid Smarter

Metrum, Tollgrade and Sprint Make the Smart Grid Smarter

M2M technology provides utilities with automated monitoring and data collection Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced agreements with Metrum Technologies, LLC and Tollgrade Communications, Inc. that will help electric utilities improve the efficiency of distribution and management systems, essentially making the smart grid smarter. Metrum’s entire line of smart meters is now available with Sprint wireless connectivity. Tollgrade will offer Medium Voltage (MV) sensors with Sprint wireless [...]

Almost one third of U.S. households now have smart meters

Almost one third of U.S. households now have smart meters

As of May 2012, almost one-in-three U.S. households now have a smart meter, up from about one-in-four households in September 2011, according to a new report from the Institute for Electric Efficiency (IEE). By mid-decade, more than half the households in the country will have a smart meter, the IEE projects. The report Utility Scale Smart Meter Deployments, Plans, & Proposals, finds that as of May 2012, 36 million smart meters had been installed in the U.S. This number is expected to increase to 65 million smart meters by 2015, [...]

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