Garmin Ltd. announces signing of agreement to acquire Navigon AG

Garmin Ltd. (Schaffhausen, Switzerland), a provider of satellite navigation, and Navigon AG (Hamburg, Germany), a manufacturer of GPS devices and navigation software, announced Tuesday that Garmin Ltd. and the shareholders of Navigon AG have signed an agreement for a subsidiary of Garmin to acquire privately-held navigation provider Navigon AG ("Navigon").

Eurotech and Mondialpol sign agreement for the cloud computing tracking app in cash transport

Eurotech (Udine, Italy) and Mondialpol Service (Milan, Italy) last Monday announced the finalization of an agreement for the real-time monitoring of deliveries and withdrawals of cash via cloud computing thanks to "Cloud Ready" mobile devices from Eurotech. The agreement will aim to improve the service level provided to the Intesa Sanpaolo Group (Turin, Italy), making cash transport and counting more efficient and increasing security standards.

White space startup launches M2M network products in UK

Neul (Cambridge, UK), a company offering products and services for the emerging TV white space spectrum, on Monday announced the launch NeulNET, a production wireless radio system that is designed to use free, high quality white space spectrum, delivering wireless connections over long distances.

White space radio takes advantage of unused TV channels as we switch from analogue TV to digital TV. Signals in these frequencies can travel long distances and easily penetrate walls. This makes white space radio ideal for long-range applications that require wide-area connectivity.

Sensus defines the smart grid for water

Sensus (Raleigh, N.C.), a utilities infrastructure company, on Monday announced its AquaSense intelligent water management system, which integrates the Sensus FlexNet two-way communications network- a network that provides smart grid utilities with multiple channels free of interference from competing traffic- with advanced meters, software and services to help utilities boost operational efficiency and customer engagement.

Sensus is helping water utilities across the country implement water management projects.

Telenor parteners with Octo Telematics

Octo Telematics (Rome, Italy), a company providing telematics to the insurance and automotive market, on Wednesday announced its partnership with Telenor Connexion (Stockholm, Sweden), an M2M network provider. The partnership will allow Octo Telematics to use Telenor’s standardized connectivity applications for multiple markets including an online service portal and APN/VPN.

Huawei embedded modules achieve Verizon certification

Huawei (Shenzhen, P.R.C), a leading network and telecommunications equipment provider, on Thursday announced that the Huawei MC323 and the EM660 have been certified on the Verizon Wireless (Basking Ridge, N.J.) network. According to Verizon, the MC323 and EM660 will provide machine-to-machine (M2M) and other embedded device OEMs and CE (certified) device manufacturers with cost-effective modules that enable manufacturers to develop applications that will operate on its network.

80 million fitness and wellbeing devices will be worn in 2016, says ABI Research

Over the next five years adoption of wireless healthcare sensors will lag behind uptake of consumer-driven sports, fitness and wellness devices according to ABI Research, a market intelligence company specializing in global connectivity and emerging technology.

Ericsson to acquire Telcordia

Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden), a vendor of telecommunications technology and service, Tuesday announced that it has reached an agreement with Providence Equity Partners, LLC and Warburg Pincus to acquire 100 % of the shares of Telcordia (Piscataway, N.J.), a company that develops mobile, broadband and enterprise communications software and services, for $1.15 billion. Closing is anticipated in Q4 2011 with full effect in Q1 2012.

This will be Ericsson’s second major acquisition in recent months, having just recently acquired the M2M service platform of Telenor Connexion in April.

Huawei embedded modules achieve Verizon certification

Huawei (Shenzhen, P.R.C), a network and telecommunications equipment provider, on Thursday announced that the Huawei MC323 and the EM660 have been certified on the Verizon Wireless (Basking Ridge, N.J.) network. According to Verizon, the MC323 and EM660 will provide machine-to-machine (M2M) and other embedded device OEMs and CE device manufacturers with cost-effective modules that enable manufacturers to develop solutions that will operate on its network.

U.S. Government announces new initiatives for smart grid technologies

The Obama Administration on Monday announced a number of new initiatives designed to accelerate the modernization of the Nation’s electric infrastructure, bolster electric-grid innovation, and advance a clean energy economy.

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