IEEE, a professional association focused on advancing technology, on Monday announced five new standards, as well as a modified standards-development project, that are all intended to aid the rollout of the smart grid worldwide. The new standards and standards projects recently approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board carve new dimensions into the IEEE portfolio of more than 100 active standards or standards in development relevant to the smart grid.
On Tuesday, Telit Wireless Solutions, the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, announces that its HE910, a pentaband HSPA+ M2M module, enables connectivity in the personal tracker from WH Electronics Inc., a provider of electronic controllers and systems for the automotive Industry
Telematics is quickly becoming a major vertical in the machine-to-machine (M2M) marketplace, but according to Cyril Zeller, senior sales director of the global telematics segment at Telit, telematics is growing but it is nowhere compared to where it should be.
There are numerous well-known projects and collaborations going on in the telematics sector, but these projects have yet to see large-scale deployments.
On Thursday at the M2M Zone conference at CeBIT, top analysts in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry weighed in on the 2G versus 3G and 4G debate in M2M. Overall, it seemed everyone agreed that a viable option would be to keep 2G and instead turn off 3G networks.
On Thursday during the M2M Zone Conference at CeBIT, Dr. Martin Przewloka, senior vice president and global head of internet applications and services at SAP Research, presented the results from the SAP Future Fleet project.
This week at CeBIT, FreightWatch Security Net (FSN), a provider of embeddable, covert tracking solutions, introduced its latest portable, battery-powered assisted-GPS tracker. The Geo F5 Global AGPS Tracker operates on GSM/GPRS cellular coverage worldwide.
This week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, Orga Systems, a provider of real-time billing portfolios, is demonstrating its Energy & Service Billing Platform, which is able to bill energy usage in line with hourly spot market prices and is being shown in a “Wind-to-Home” scenario.
This week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, Vodafone Germany announced a five-year deal with BMW to fit all its vehicles with mobile SIM chips for telematics services. The deal involves fitting SIM cards within the vehicles at the assembly plant.
On Tuesday at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, the M2M Zone listened as executives spoke about security in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. All the panelists on the roundtable seemed to agree that too much emphasis and concern is being placed on the privacy of M2M applications.
“We are far too concerned about some of these things,” says Larsh Johnson, founder and CTO of eMeter Corporation (San Mateo, Calif., USA). “Everything smart means everything private.”
On Tuesday at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, the M2M Zone spoke with Jürgen Hase, vice president of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M competence center, who said that the move from 2G to 3G in M2M will not take place in the next six months or a year, but will depend primarily on the M2M device capabilities.