Lantronix launches server for M2M WiFi Connectivity

Lantronix, Inc., a provider of smart M2M connectivity services, on Tuesday announced the launch of its new PremierWave-XN, an 802.11n dual-band, multi-port serial device server, offering both WiFi and Ethernet connectivity – enabling remote access and easy management of devices or equipment over the network and across the internet. 

MWC Preview: M2M - new partnerships, new technology

As Mobile World Congress quickly approaches major companies are beginning to release news.  While predominately a telecom show, Mobile World Congress will also be displaying some of the latest innovations in the machine-to-machine industry.  Ericsson will be showcasing a new electric vehicle charging service, while other companies like DoCoMo and Jasper Wireless reveal M2M partnerships.  Below are just a few examples of M2M news that will be coming out of MWC.

Qualcomm, Orange announce wireless health collaboration in Europe

Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporate, and Orange Business Services, on Thursday announced a collaboration in which Qualcomm Life will use Orange Business Services' M2M connectivity services in Europe to connect health care providers and patients and enable secure remote monitoring for various chronic diseases.

Verizon, Motorola partner on enterprise services

On Monday, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Motorola Solutions announced the two companies will work together to help grow machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, and deliver vertical enterprise services with wireless data and voice.

M2M companies report 4Q11 financial results

Among the first machine-to-machine (M2M) companies to release fourth quarter financial results for 2011 are Digi International, Numerex and Sierra Wireless.  Results varied overall, with some companies experiencing a decline in fourth quarter revenue due to internal decisions and circumstances. Digi International’s fourth quarter revenue declined due to the flood in Thailand, which impacted its operations. Sierra Wireless saw a decline in revenue largely due to an absence in revenue from Barnes an

MACH reveals M2M revenue protection to reduce fraud

MACH, a provider of cloud-based managed communication services, recently announced the launch of its M2M Revenue Protection Solution, which is designed to help M2M (Machine-to-Machine) service providers reduce losses from fraud and malicious activity on their networks, including SIM cloning, call selling, and Denial of Service attacks, while reducing losses caused by human error.

Itron aquires SmartSynch for $100 million

Itron, Inc. recently announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held SmartSynch, Inc., a developer of cellular-based smart grid services for the utility industry, in a transaction valued at $100 million. 

Jasper Wireless signs first connected device partnership in Portugal

Jasper Wireless, a provider of connected devices platforms for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics, and Optimus, a Portuguese mobile network operator, on Wednesday announced an agreement to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices across Portugal.

Will long-life M2M applications keep 2G around?

As telecom operators become increasingly involved in machine-to-machine (M2M) markets, major decisions are going to have to be made about the viability of 2G networks.

The critical condition of medical device connectivity

In order to deliver high-quality care and meet regulatory mandates, hospitals must collect increasingly detailed clinical data from inpatients, while reducing staff costs. Obtaining the additional data required to manage and coordinate care inside and outside the hospital, without spending a fortune on staff, requires the ability to automatically retrieve information from medical devices.

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