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More Than Standard Wi-Fi
4/18/2014
At least as far back as 2010, analyst firms and industry experts were anticipating the number of connected devices would pass 20 billion by the year 2020. As some types of connected devices become ubiquitous—and as more types of devices become connected—it remains clear: end users need fast, reliable networks and well-performing devices.

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Prodea Systems Adds New Outlets
4/17/2014
Prodea Systems, www.prodea.com, recently launched its platform for the connected home—the ROS (residential operating system)—in the U.S. market. With the rollout, Prodea offers a managed service delivery platform, which allows a user to manage entertainment, education, health and wellness, home security, automation, energy management, and communication services through one managed platform.

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New Standard for Clinical Trial Data
4/16/2014
A number of organizations from the pharmaceutical and IT communities are putting their collective heads together at the OASIS, www.oasis-open.org , open-standards consortium to develop a machine-readable content-classification standard for the interoperable exchange of clinical trial data through content-management systems.

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Retailers to Benefit from 5G Wi-Fi
4/15/2014
A more personalized experience for customers of retailers and public venue operators is on the way courtesy of a new 5G Wi-Fi SoC (system-on-chip) developed by Broadcom Corp., www.broadcom.com.

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Sequans TD-LTE Devices to Launch in China
4/14/2014
The M2M and telecommunications industry, laden with terms such as 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, WiMAX, and HSPA+, among many others, is no stranger to “alphabet soup” when it comes to describing the latest networking technologies. Of course, this list of acronyms barely scratches the surface. As technology constantly evolves, more terms will continue to enter the industry vocabulary. One term that is becoming increasingly familiar in regions such as Asia-Pacific, along with the technology it denotes, is TD-LTE (time-division long-term evolution).

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EPA Top Cities Announced
4/11/2014
Commercial buildings in the United States account for roughly 20% of the nation’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, which costs more than $100 billion annually. This is where M2M comes into play. Connected buildings can closely monitor and ultimately reduce this energy consumption.

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Boosters Enable ‘Smooth Talkers’
4/11/2014
In a world as connected today, there’s little to no room for weak cellular signals that prevent data from being communicated as quickly and securely as possible. Whether you’re looking for coverage in remote or rural areas, or in crowded urban ones, cellular boosters that can extend and enhance coverage in rough service areas can be useful in many mission-critical situations.

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GPS Unit Leverages Cloud Technology
4/10/2014
As smartphones and connected cars become more ubiquitous, companies in the PND (personal navigation device) market must find new ways to make their products as versatile and essential to everyday life as possible. Increasingly, this means adding all sorts of connected services and capabilities, turning GPS navigation devices into a hybrid between smartphones and in-dash infotainment systems.

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Startups Head to White House
4/10/2014
Startups are quickly becoming the lifeblood of the connected-device space, as these companies provide a surge of innovation in the market. Now, one startup incubator is heading to Washington, D.C., to take part in a national summit on entrepreneurship.

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Trucking Avoids Detention with M2M
4/9/2014
Anyone who’s gone through grade school probably has a negative gut reaction to the word “detention.” In the trucking industry, “detention time” may not mean staying after school or copying lines for the teacher, but it has an equally negative association. Detention time causes inefficiencies in the form of employee down time, which can negatively impact a company’s bottomline, as well as potential loss of revenue for drivers.

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OCHO Pad and NFC Simplify Connected Life
4/8/2014
Amid hectic work schedules and busy personal lives, the promise of a simpler, more organized life is appealing to many consumers. Connected devices and technologies that can take away some common painpoints, while also making everyday life a bit more fun, go a long way in bringing M2M technologies to mainstream society.

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Improvements Come to ZoneDefense System
4/7/2014
To keep up with the ever growing security issues that have arisen from the influx of mobile devices being used today, AirPatrol, www.airpatrolcorp.com, has announced its most significant upgrade to its ZoneDefense security platform in three years.

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Augmented Reality Application: ‘Astray’
4/4/2014
UIEvolution, Inc., www.uievolution.com, announced the release of an AR (augmented reality) mobile application called Astray that demonstrates how computer vision can increase point-of-sale engagement, brand awareness, and revenue opportunities. UIEvolution, one of the early adopters of AR, shows how to use the accelerometer to realistically model gravity within the context of the AR space, something few in the industry have solved.

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Bridging IIoT for Building Automation
4/3/2014
Findings from a recent online survey by Echelon Corp., www.echelon.com, shed some light on plans for building automation systems of the future. The results indicate that a majority of planners intend to integrate multiple systems onto a common platform, and that almost half of building-automation projects involve the use of legacy systems running multiple protocols from different vendors. The conclusion is that multiprotocol and converged solutions will be key to extracting optimal benefit from the emerging IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things).

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In Healthcare, Realtime Data Is Truly ‘Mission Critical’
4/2/2014
Realtime information is important in many industries, but none more so than in healthcare. When a sudden change in a patient’s condition could mean life or death, devices and technologies that provide up-to-the-second data to health professionals lends new meaning to “mission-critical data.”

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