TIA Spring Policy Summit

Date
Start Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014
End Date: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cambridge, MD:

Join top ICT industry executives, influential members of Congress and policymakers from the FCC, State Department and other federal agencies for the TIA Spring Policy Summit, April 11-13 in Cambridge, MD. Hosted by the Telecommunications Industry Association, the Spring Policy Summit will address key issues involving the adoption of the Internet of Things, the spectrum crunch, broadband investment, international trade policy issues, and other regulatory challenges facing the telecom industry.

Orbcomm completes takeover of Euroscan Holdings

Satellite and M2M specialist Orbcomm has acquired Euroscan Holdings in a bid to boost its presence in Europe’s transportation and heavy equipment sectors.

Euroscan (Hoensbroek, Netherlands) develops systems to monitor compliance with regulations on refrigerated transportation temperatures and serves customers in the global food and pharmaceuticals industries.

Orbcomm (Rochelle Park, NJ, USA) said the terms of the acquisition would be made available in forthcoming public filings, but it expects the takeover will strengthen its portfolio of services.

Kore strengthens 2G capability with Jazz takeover

Kore Telematics has taken over Jazz Wireless Data to expand its footprint and expertise in the M2M connectivity area.

Under the deal, whose terms were not disclosed, Kore (Alpharetta, GA, USA) will acquire a “six-figure” subscriber base from Jazz (Raleigh, NC, USA), which provides M2M networking services in North America.

Digi signs global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics

Managed services player Digi International has expanded its distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics to cover the global market.

The companies had previously had an agreement addressing the North American region but will now be able to service large multinational projects.

Proteus picks UK for 'smart pill' production and testing

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A U.S. biotech company pioneering tablets containing edible embedded microchips that can tell if patients have taken their medication is to establish its first international manufacturing site in Britain.

Privately held Proteus Digital Health (Redwood City, CA, USA), which is working with drugmakers including Novartis and Otsuka, said on Monday the new site would employ some 200 skilled staff and serve as a hub for the emerging digital medicine industry.

Azoi launches mobile health-monitoring device

Tech startup Azoi has launched a new health-monitoring device that can be embedded within a mobile phone case to measure key vitals like blood pressure, heart rate and temperature.

Branded Wello, the device incorporates powerful sensors that allow users to track important data about their personal health on a daily basis.

US extends Terremark contract as Healthcare.gov host

The Obama administration said on Friday Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark unit will remain under contract as host of the federal website HealthCare.gov to better ensure a smooth end to Obamacare's open enrollment period on March 31.

LightSquared and ViaSat team up on managed M2M services

Satellite players LightSquared and ViaSat have teamed up to provide a managed mobile satellite service designed to support M2M, vehicular and aviation devices used in a range of settings.

The companies say the service will combine the power of LightSquared’s (Reston, VA, USA) SkyTerra 1 L-band satellite with all-IP satellite technology from ViaSat.

Intrinsyc receives $850,000 order for AnyDATA M2M module

Intrinsyc Software says it has received an $850,000 order from a “leading asset tracking company” for M2M modules designed by AnyDATA, whose products Intrinsyc distributes.

Indicating that delivery is scheduled for the second half of the year, Intrinsyc (Vancouver, Canada) said the company was looking to use the ultra-small, low-power module in a range of asset-tracking and monitoring applications.

Silver Spring to support connected street lighting in Florida

Silver Spring Networks has been chosen by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to support what it claims will be North America’s largest networked street-lighting deployment.

Under the deal, the company will connect some 75,000 street lights across south Florida using its wireless IPv6 mesh networking technology.

It will also provide management and control software for connecting and controlling street lights in the Miami-Dade Country region.

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