u-blox acquires Cognovo for $16.5 million for 4G chip technology

u-blox, a provider of positioning and wireless semiconductors, on Thursday announced the acquisition of UK-based Cognovo Ltd., a company specializing in “Software Defined Modem” (SDM) chip development technology. The acquisition extends u-blox’ chip design capabilities to create products that require 4G communications combined with global positioning.

Orange helps track sports enthusiasts internationally in real-time

Location-based services company flaik is expanding its GPS-based locator system to international markets using the machine-to-machine (M2M) platform from Orange Business Services. 

London Olympics to use M2M telematics powered by Telit

Alexander Dennis, the UK's largest bus and coach manufacturer, has announced that Traffilog, a web-based telematics provider, will be installed in their public service vehicles in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. Traffilog has also been selected by Kings Ferry, the UK coach operator, to secure its fleet of coaches they are supplying for the police and VIPs during the Games.

Cinterion M2M module used to protect lone workers

Cinterion, a provider of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology, on Thursday announced that the advanced PHS8 module has been integrated into a M2M lone worker protection device in the U.S., "Identicom" by Connexion2. The device uses the Cinterion module to provide high-speed and always-on wireless communications between workers, security personnel and management.

Trimble introduces DR+GPS module for asset tracking applications

Last week, Trimble, a provider of positioning services, introduced the Aardvark DR+GPS module that combines Dead Reckoning (DR) with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology on a single, compact board. The Trimble Aardvark DR+GPS module provides accurate positioning information when GPS signals are limited or not available, such as in urban canyons and tunnels.

Novatel Wireless to provide asset tags in Nordic countries

Novatel Wireless, Inc., a provider of intelligent wireless networking services, on Tuesday announces that Tripple Track, a Scandinavian provider of GPS tracking and vehicle management services, has selected Novatel Wireless to provide its full portfolio of Enfora asset tags and mobile tracking devices as well as its N4A CMS service delivery platform.

Microwave Telemetry selects Telenor Connexion for global wildlife tracking

On Monday, Microwave Telemetry Inc., a provider of avian and marine tracking, announced it has selected Telenor Connexion, an M2M service provider, for its global wildlife tracking devices.

LightSquared considers filing for bankruptcy


After months of devastating setbacks, wireless network startup LightSquared is considering filing for bankruptcy, according to founder and hedge fund manager Philip Falcone on Wednesday.

Falcone, who’s Harbinger Capital Partners is majority owner of the wireless startup, said bankruptcy could help salvage LightSquared (Reston, Va., USA) by providing more time to deal with its many problems, reports Reuters.

Garmin enters in-car infotainment market with Suzuki system

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., a provider of satellite navigation, on Monday announced that it will provide a fully integrated, factory-installed infotainment system for most American 2013 model year Suzuki vehicles.

Digi, Wind River create cloud-based M2M services based on Intel architecture

Digi International and Wind River, on Tuesday announced a collaboration to deliver a new family of cloud-connected wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) services. The M2M Solution Builder kits will include a combination of hardware, software, cloud connectivity and access to tailored M2M development services.

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