Smart grid security investments to total $14 billion by 2018: Report

According to a recent report by Pike Research, utility operators are now in open discussions about protection products for smart grid security, and these conversations will lead to significant growth in the sector over the next several years. Cumulative smart grid cyber security investment from 2011 to 2018 will total $14 billion, the cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts.

Digi launches multi-channel wireless module for India

On Tuesday, Digi International released the XBee 865LP, a multi-channel 865 MHz wireless module that features up to 10 channels for interference immunity. The module can improve network performance in "noisy" wireless environments and offers twice the range of other modules, says the company. The low-power module is based on Analog Device's ADF7023 transceiver and can be used for energy management, sensor deployments and other wireless networking applications.

Telit HSPA+ M2M module enables connectivity in personal trackers

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

NFC to drive $74 billion in transactions by 2015: Report

A new study by Juniper Research forecasts that NFC will facilitate transactions valued at $74 billion by 2015, as NFC will be increasingly used for the payment of goods in-store and as transport tickets.  The increasing use of mobile devices as an alternative to credit cards and paper tickets is one of the fastest growing segments of the mobile commerce market, says Juniper Research.  

Ceragon gets $6 million Nigerian backhaul contract

Ceragon Networks Ltd., a wireless backhaul provider, announced a $6 million contract with Globacom Nigeria (Glo), a mobile service provider in Nigeria, for Ceragon’s wireless backhaul services.  Ceragon will manage the end-to-end deployment of its FibeAir IP-10 and Evolution IP Long-Haul systems throughout Nigeria, expanding upon the original network Ceragon developed for Glo in 2010.

Legislation largest driver for telematics

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.

Orga Systems showcases Wind-to-Home billing at CeBIT

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.

Huawei targets enterprises at CeBIT

On Wednesday at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, David He, president of marketing at Huawei enterprises, announced that Huawei plans to rack up $15 billion in enterprise contract sales in the next three years.  The telecom equipment maker also said that its 2011 enterprise contracts totaled $3.8 billion,

Study: enterprise cloud use set to double in next three years

The number of enterprises turning to cloud computing to revamp existing business models will more than double in the next three years, as business leaders move to capitalize on the rapid availability of data and the growing popularity of social media, according to a new study released by IBM.

Intel launches high-end server chip for cloud

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Intel Corp formally launched its newest high-end "Xeon" server chip on Tuesday, seeking to capitalize on an explosion of Internet traffic sparked by Web-based cloud computing, social networking and expanding use of smartphones and tablet computers.