According to a new report by IDC Energy Insights, a research-based advisory and consulting firm, the global smart meter industry shipped nearly 7.0 million meters in the first quarter of 2012. Shipments were up 28.8% year over year with shipments projected to grow 111.3% on an annual basis from 2011 to the end of 2012.
Automaker Renault, frustrated by the speed at which electric car chargers are being installed across France, is to fund some of the missing infrastructure itself. A century after French tiremaker Michelin issued road signs to help early motorists find their way, Renault and Japanese affiliate Nissan are preparing to hand out charging stations for installation in public spaces.
On Monday at Connected World, Wyless, a M2M managed services provider, detailed some of its customers who are currently delivering "green" machine-to-machine (M2M) services. From solar-powered, wireless parking meters that allow credit card payments to a web-based irrigation control system, the services from IPS Group, GreenRoad and Weathermatic are positively impacting our society, which is demonstrated below in terms of numbers.
On Monday, Honeywell announced the formation of Smart Grid Solutions, a global enterprise that centralizes the company's existing smart grid resources to respond to the growing needs of both energy providers and users.
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, announced on Tuesday that its CC864-DUAL, UC864-G and DE910-DUAL M2M modules provide wireless capabilities for Berkeley Varitronics Systems' M2M Cell Tower Tester, a hand-held device that helps field technicians optimize 3G M2M device installations.
Sorin Group, a global medical device company, and Orange Business Services, a global communications services integrator, on Wednesday launched SMARTVIEW, a remote monitoring solution for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices in several countries in Europe.
Using the SMARTVIEW remote monitoring service, healthcare providers can now access valuable cardiac data and alert messages from Sorin’s (Mila
KORE Telematics, a wireless service provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, on Thursday announced the availability of its Quickstart Program for Huawei's Evaluation Kits. Designed specifically for the developer community, the KORE Quickstart Program enables companies to more quickly and easily bring new M2M solutions to market on the KORE network.
Echelon Corporation, a provider of energy control networking for smart grid, smart city and smart building applications, on Wednesday announced the availability of new Control Operating System (COS) software for its smart meter portfolio that allows smart meters to be upgraded in the field to function as multi-parameter grid sensors, in addition to serving as billing devices.
Axeda Corporation, a cloud platform provider for M2M and connected devices, and Multi-Tech Systems, a provider of M2M communications products and services, on Monday announced a new alliance that will further reduce the cost and complexity of bringing complete machine-to-machine (M2M) services to market.
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.