M2M retail sector analysed in latest industry research

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A report from Research and Markets has assessed the retail sector for machine to machine (M2M) communications and argues the market for wirelessly connected point of sale (POS) and multi-space parking meters are among the most advanced aspects in the space.

According to Berg Insight, the number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry will rise to 44.3 million by 2019, up from 23.1 million in 2014 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9%.

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By IoT News, 05 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Opinion: Freevolt could be the wireless charging breakthrough the IoT needs

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Lord Drayson, CEO and Chairman of Drayson Technologies, introduced a new wireless charging technology earlier today called 'Freevolt' which could solve the battery issues faced by a lot of wireless devices which make up the Internet of Things. 

Freevolt turns ambient radio frequency (RF) waves into usable power for low-consumption devices which means some devices will never...

By Ryan Daws, 30 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

OneM2M standard for IoT validated at interoperability event

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In order to assess the interoperability and end-to-end functionality of the oneM2M Release 1 Specifications, 29 organisations and companies tested their equipment together at the headquarters of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

ETSI and TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea) co-hosted the event, backed by the European Commission. oneM2M is a global standards initiative for Machine to Machine (M2M) and the...

By IoT News, 25 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Luxembourg rolls out SIGFOX nationwide IoT network

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Global connectivity provider SIGFOX, in conjunction with partners POST Luxembourg and RMS.lu, has announced Luxembourg is the eighth country to deploy its nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) network.

The Benelux nation, with a population of just over 500,000, follows Portugal, Belgium and Denmark, where plans were announced earlier this year. The network already operates in France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

SIGFOX claims its ultra narrow band (UNB) technology, alongside...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

AT&T forms Smart Cities Organisation for citywide IoT

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Telecom giant AT&T is expanding its focus on IoT for cities with its new dedicated Smart Cities Organisation.

The new initiative is similar to the firm's connected car organisation, but focused on creating innovative and disruptive IoT-based solutions for cities instead of cars. AT&T is already engaged in delivering IoT to solve community challenges like street lights, water systems and utility meters.

The firm is working current private and public smart city...

By IoT News, 16 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.