Gemalto, a digital security provider, announced on Monday that Mobily, a mobile operators in Saudi Arabia, has selected its Machine Identification Module (MIM) for the deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) services. The devices will be installed for upcoming Saudi M2M projects in the power management and transportation industries such as smart grid metering and fleet tracking.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shifts in the product offerings by Personal Navigation Device (PND) vendors can be seen as a bid to prevail in a market that is expected to decline by over 40% by 2016, says ABI Research.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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,