Telit launches Mini PCI card with M2M capabilities

M2M vendor Telit (Raleigh, US) has launched a Mini PCI Express card with an embedded M2M module designed for industrial applications.

The Mini-PCIe adapter card provides 3G cellular data, voice, and video communications for embedded PCs in a variety of commercial and industrial applications, including ATMs, kiosks, digital signage, surveillance and fleet management. Telit says it allows application developers to more easily integrate M2M capabilities into their solutions.

Coast Radio selects Exalt microwave backhaul systems for FM Radio stations

Exalt Communications, a provider of next-generation microwave backhaul systems, last week announced that Coast Radio Company, Inc. has selected Exalt microwave backhaul systems to replace leased T1 connections among its multiple FM radio stations, main broadcast sites, and transmission booster sites located throughout the San Francisco Bay area.


The wireless backhaul network built using Exalt microwave systems will also extend IP communications to all sites, add advanced management features, and provide increased bandwidth, says Exalt (Campbell, Calif., USA).

UK Government prepares for largest smart meter deployment in world

The UK Government is preparing for the task of replacing the country’s 53 million gas and electric meters with smart meters.

Report: Jasper Wireless clear leader in CDP

New data from ABI Research singles out Jasper Wireless as a “clear leader” among vendors of Connected Device Platforms (CDPs), ahead of Ericsson, NSN and NEC.

Southwest Airlines announces asset tracking service

On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines Cargo announced Cargo Companion, an asset tracking service that allows its customers complete visibility regarding the location and environmental status of high-value and time/temperature-sensitive items shipped via Southwest Airlines Cargo.


Designed for freight forwarders, couriers, perishable commodity Shippers, and Shippers of time-critical and high-value items, Cargo Companion features wireless asset tracking devices that monitor the location, shock, light, temperature, pressure, and humidity of cargo during transit.

Providing control, security key to unlocking the cloud opportunity

By 2016, 40% of enterprises will require prospective cloud providers to submit proof of independent security testing before they’ll sign up for service, Gartner predicts.

Telefonica to launch mobile security service in Europe

Juniper Networks, a network systems provider, on Wednesday announced that Telefonica Digital has selected Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite to create a branded mobile security service for its consumer customer base across Europe.

Telemedicine, teleradiology, telemonitoring poised for large growth

As the global economy emerges from recession into a new period of growth, market data and analysis will become even more essential to companies seeking to compete on the global stage. According to a recent report by Global Information Inc., an information service company, telemedicine, teleradiology, and telemonitoring systems are poised for tremendous growth through the middle part of the decade.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Visa, MasterCard sign European mobile payment partnerships

Last week both Visa and MasterCard announced European mobile payments partnerships.  On Monday, MasterCard announced that it has entered into a mobile payments partnership with Deutsche Telekom, while Visa announced on Friday that it had joined forces with Telefonica Digital to offer a similar service.

IT spending to surpass $3.6 trillion in 2012, driven by Cloud, Telecom

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to reach $3.6 trillion in 2012, a 3% increase from 2011 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to the latest outlook by Gartner, Inc.