On Monday, the United States Supreme Court passed down a unanimous ruling stating that police must obtain a search warrant in order to track a suspected criminal with GPS technology. The court’s actions in this matter are extremely important because they could affect data privacy for much more than GPS systems, including cell phones and virtually any network device in the U.S.
On Thursday, Sprint announced agreements with four smart grid companies who will offer Sprint wireless network connectivity in support of their automated products and services. Sprint signed agreements with Itron, Inc, Lanner Electronics, Inc., Power Insight and Silver Spring Networks.
Landis+Gyr, a smart meter provider, on Thursday announced the launch of their Series V next generation Gridstream smart grid technology aimed at providing utilities an upgradeable platform capable of adapting to future applications and communication protocols - all without stranding existing assets.
M2M research firm Machina Research on Wednesday revealed the results of its 2012 M2M Benchmarking Study, which found that Vodafone was the communications service provider (CSP) best placed to take advantage of the machine-to-machine communication market in the future. According the firms earlier research, there will be 12 million connected devices by 2020, generating revenue of $919 billion.
Telit Wireless Solutions, the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, on Wednesday announced the completion of its first “smart farm” system in South Korea. The technology allows farmers to monitor and control cold climate greenhouses remotely via their smartphone, which allows for a reduction in labor, water and energy, according to Telit Wireless.
Major Standards Development Organizations (SDO) have recognized that M2M services often rely upon communications networks for connectivity between the myriad of devices in the field and the M2M application servers, and have identified the need for a common cost-efficient, widely available M2M Service Layer, which can be readily embedded within various hardware and software.
This week the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, with more than 3,100 exhibitors showing off the latest technologies and innovations. According to CES, this year’s show is the largest in its 44 year history, with 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space.
Carrier giant AT&T has settled on a preferred software solution for the management of embedded devices and development of M2M applications across a wide range of devices, in an effort to provide end-to-end solutions for M2M. An exclusive US reseller agreement was just announced at AT&T’s Developer Summit in Las Vegas that makes the company the only US carrier to offer the Axeda Platform from Axeda Corp (Foxboro, Mass., USA).
Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Monday it plans to enter the smart home energy market in the United States at the end of this year and generate $129.68 million in revenue by the fiscal year ending March 2016.
General Motors Co expects to have U.S. federal safety officials resolve their investigation of delayed fires in the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle (EV) sooner rather than later, a top executive said on Monday.