Axeda, Hytec target UK health sector with IoT platform

M2M platform provider Axeda claims to have developed a service that will allow medical product manufacturers to deploy connected products at hospitals and healthcare organizations in the UK in compliance with government rules on machine-data protection.

The M2M company has developed the service in partnership with managed hosting specialist Hytec (Oxford, UK), and says it will reduce the cost and complexity associated with connecting to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) network in a secure way.

More than 20 million cars to ship with security software by 2020: ABI Research

More than 20 million connected cars will ship with built-in software-based security technology by 2020, according to a new study from ABI Research.

Although telematics safety services have typically focused on stolen vehicle tracking and diagnostics to physical protect vehicles, awareness is growing about the threat of cyber attacks and the risks these pose, especially given developments in vehicle-to-vehicle communications and autonomous vehicles.

In response, carmakers and suppliers are beginning to source security technology, says the market-research company.

Leidos to deploy another 20,000 smart meters for United Power

Technology player Leidos has extended its contract to provide smart-metering services to United Power for another ten years.

The contract extension will see Leidos (Reston, VA, USA) deploy another 20,000 meters to support the utility’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project.

A rural electric cooperative, United Power (Brighton, CO, USA) provides service to nearly 70,000 homes and businesses in Colorado.

The second phase of the smart-meter rollout will use Leidos’ smart-grid-as-a-service (SGS) technology and get under way in October 2013.

Alstom to provide grid security to India's PGCIL

Alstom has been chosen by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to provide state-of-the-art grid security technologies for a new energy management program.

Valued at INR3.82 billion ($61.2 billion), the contract covers the supply of both hardware and software, said the technology player, in what is set to be the world’s largest grid wide area monitoring system.

BGE to use C3 Energy analytics in smart-grid rollout

US energy utility Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has announced it will use analytics software from C3 Energy to support its rollout of a smart grid across nearly all of its two million electric and gas meters.

C3 Energy (Redwood City, CA, USA) claimed the analytics technology would “unlock tens of millions of dollars in annual recurring value” for BGE, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Chicago, IL, USA).

Raco Wireless upgrades M2M management platform

MVNO Raco Wireless has unveiled a new version of its Omega Management Suite M2M platform, which allows customers to control their connected solutions.

The upgrade includes a number of new features, including details of devices, usage records and billing history, “optimized visibility” on mobile devices, and full functionality on computers “without the need to download an app”.

Telogis launches new asset-tracking features

Asset-tracking player Telogis has announced an upgrade to its cloud-based software platform allowing customers to more easily analyze the data they gather from workers, vehicles and assets in the field.

Branded Fleet 11, the upgrade includes mobile application enhancements and new maps that are optimized for mobile devices, says the company, allowing supervisors to easily visualize vehicles, assets and workers.

Itron launches gas analytics service for North American customers

Energy-management specialist Itron has launched a new analytics service aimed at helping gas providers to improve operational efficiency and asset management.

The new service is aimed at utilities in North America and analyzes data from Itron’s (Liberty Lake, WA, USA) gas meters, communications modules and sensing devices to help utilities overcome problems related to aging infrastructure, rising demand and safety concerns.

GE partners with Trilliant on SaaS-based smart-grid offering

GE has indicated that it is partnering with communications platform provider Trilliant on the provision of SaaS-based smart-grid services to Holly Springs in Mississippi.

The city is one of several to have signed up to GE’s (Fairfield, CT, USA) Grid IQ Solutions as a Service, along with Skiatook in Oklahoma, Norcross in Georgia and Leesburg in Florida.

All are looking to enhance operational efficiency, improve reliability and increase customer engagement through the use of the GE service.

Ericsson adds Sri Lanka's Dialog to roster of M2M platform customers

Ericsson has secured another customer for its Device Connection Platform in the shape of Sri Lankan mobile operator Dialog Axiata.

The Swedish vendor claims the technology will give Dialog (Colombo, Sri Lanka) everything it needs to deploy and manage millions of M2M connections.

The largest mobile operator in Sri Lanka, Dialog becomes the first of the country’s players to launch an M2M platform amid growing regional demand for M2M services, and currently serves customers in the utilities, finance, telematics and transport sectors.

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