Cisco's "fog computing" move to support IoT development

US internet-technology giant Cisco has taken the wraps of a new platform aimed at helping companies to better manage the data being generated by so-called Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Branded IOx, the platform allows applications to run directly at the edge of the network, says Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA), and will allow companies across a variety of sectors to develop, manage and run software applications directly on Cisco devices, including its routers and switches as well as IP video cameras.

GE partners with Trilliant on SaaS-based smart-grid offering

GE has indicated that it is partnering with communications platform provider Trilliant on the provision of SaaS-based smart-grid services to Holly Springs in Mississippi.

The city is one of several to have signed up to GE’s (Fairfield, CT, USA) Grid IQ Solutions as a Service, along with Skiatook in Oklahoma, Norcross in Georgia and Leesburg in Florida.

All are looking to enhance operational efficiency, improve reliability and increase customer engagement through the use of the GE service.

Solve IT, Concirrus target Middle East asset-tracking market

Middle Eastern asset-tracking player Solve IT has launched a range of new products and services based on a platform developed by Concirrus, which specializes in cloud-based M2M software.

Using “template solutions” for asset, vehicle and personnel management, the company has introduced a range of asset security solutions to Middle Eastern markets, where it serves customers in the construction, facilities management, and fleet and logistics areas.

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iGen Networks to license M2M tech from GPS Holdings

Cloud services player iGen Networks has signed a licensing deal with GPS Holdings it says will allow it to provide a broad range of M2M solutions in the global fleet-management sector.

GPS Holdings (Boca Raton, FL, USA) currently supports more than 50,000 commercial trucking and automotive assets, according to iGen (Alexandria, VA, USA), which says the agreement will allow it to enter new vertical markets without having to spend years on developing the requisite software.

Technicolor launches M2M analytics service with IBM

Global media and entertainment player Technicolor has launched a new service in partnership with IT giant IBM that provides monitoring, management and analytics for M2M cloud solutions.

Branded Virdata, the service is targeted at the consumer electronics, automotive, utilities, health, industrial automation and retail industries and is said to include a real-time and historical big data analytics stack.

Forefront TeleCare to use videoconferencing for patient counseling

Telehealth provider Forefront TeleCare is to use videoconferencing services provided by CoroWare for the delivery of its online video consultations and counseling services.

The company says the technology will help it to provide support to people in need of mental healthcare services who live in remote areas or have difficulty using in-person counseling services because of illness or mobility problems.

Telenor Connexion launches "end-to-end" cloud service

Nordic M2M operator Telenor Connexion is claiming to be the first company in the region to have developed an end-to-end solution for companies that want to connect their products.

Branded Telenor Cloud Connect, the service is intended to help customers bring new offerings to the market “quickly and easily”, and become more competitive and efficient.

Telenor Connexion (Stockholm, Sweden) says it is collaborating with partner companies to manage “all the complexity … from beginning to end”.

Numerex expands services for oil and bulk liquid distributors

M2M specialist Numerex claims to have expanded its portfolio of offerings with the acquisition of “certain assets, products and technology used in the remote monitoring and management of bulk tanks”.

The company does not provide further details about the source of the acquisition, but says the move will allow it to expand both the scope and scale of its core supply chain and remote monitoring business.

AT&T to unveil M2M developer kit

US telecoms giant AT&T has launched a new cloud-based M2M service aimed at fuelling the development of new applications and boosting take-up of its managed services.

Branded the AT&T (Dallas, TX, USA) M2X Developer Kit, the service includes a cloud-based data storage service that will allow customers to manage the data collected from connected devices.

The other component is a Control Center powered by M2M platforms provider Jasper Wireless (Mountain View, CA, USA), enabling M2M developers to transmit and collect data from SIMs on any connected machine.

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