Analogue component manufacturer, Maxim Integrated is finding new machine-to-machine communication (M2M) opportunities in the wireless health, security and mobile payments markets, as Steve Rogerson reports.
(Blog): In this fourth post in a five-part series of blogs, Bill Zujewski (pictured here) explores the challenges of dealing with wireless technology as part of an M2M (machine-to-machine) initiative. Here he focuses on global connectivity.
Stockholm, Sweden – Swedish start up Fidesmo has announced that it has secured seed financing from Jan Bosch and Niclas Lilja. The proceeds will be used to accelerate Fidesmo’s technology development to create and operate a platform for remote management of secure applications in smart phones and connected devices.
(Blog): About 100 years ago, author Lyman Frank Braun (of Wizard of Oz fame) talked about glasses that overlaid data onto real life. That was probably the first time the idea of augmented reality surfaced. Today, the situation has moved on dramatically and there are real applications, and people making predictions that, to say the least, are more than promising for the next few years.
Anyone who’s been watching the high-tech sector for long enough will have come to recognise those moments, says Alun Lewis, when a new standard or initiative suddenly reaches a critical mass of interest and activity or – ‘gotten traction’ – to use the language of West Coast silicon entrepreneurship …
London, UK – To enable migration from 2G in North America Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, has introduced the market’s first 3G-only cellular module. The UL865 HSPA mobile data module uses a small VQFN form factor.
(BLOG) — You wait ages for one low-power wireless WAN technology and then like buses three come along at once. On-Ramp Wireless, SIGFOX and Weightless have all entered this market with different technologies, writes Steve Rogerson, and the likelihood is that there will be more before any sort of consolidation starts to happen.
I read an article recently on Bloomberg (click here to read) that both fascinated, and creeped me out, at the same time. It appears that a number of ‘space-age’ garbage containers used in different parts of London do far more than just take your garbage … they also take information from your cellular phone!
Gothenburg, Sweden: According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, sales of smart glasses, smart watches and wearable fitness trackers reached 8.3 million units worldwide in 2012, up from 3.1 million devices in the previous year. Growing at a rate of 50.6%, total shipments of wearable technology devices are expected to reach 64.0 million units in 2017.
Hampshire, UK – 10 September 2013 – New findings from leading hi-tech analysts, Juniper Research, have revealed that hardware and service revenues from app-enabled smart wireless accessories will exceed $23 billion in 2018, compared to $2 billion this year.