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The Growth of M2M: Drivers, Alliances, Acquisitions, and Economies of Scale

July 17, 2012 10:51 am | by Olivier Beaujard, Vice President, Market Development, Sierra Wireless | Comments

Global analysts, cellcos, and machine-to-machine (M2M) solution providers all agree on at least one thing – M2M is on a hockey stick growth trajectory. International alliances of mobile operators with other operators and/or solution providers are being formed. Acquisitions are being made that strengthen some providers with new technologies, access to broader markets, and better purchasing power.


Proximity Marketing: Now Shopper Ready

July 17, 2012 7:25 am | by Alex Romanov, CEO, iSIGN Media | Comments

With nearly 90% of adults in the U.S. now using mobile phones and the majority of those users going online with their mobile devices (Pew Internet), the mobile communications revolution is in full swing. This unprecedented level of 24/7 connectivity has changed the way people live in countless ways – providing a medium to connect in real time with family and friends, merging digital and physical experiences and even sparking social movements.


High-Energy Lithium Batteries Power Wireless Military Devices

July 16, 2012 11:07 am | by Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries | Comments

Lithium metal oxide chemistry improves upon legacy battery technologies to cut costs and increase reliability of military and aerospace systems. Demand is growing for high-rate, battery-powered solutions for avionics, navigation systems, ordinance fuses, missile systems, telemetry, electronic warfare systems, GPS tracking and emergency/safety devices, shipboard and oceanographic devices.


The Future of Mobile Computers is Rugged

July 12, 2012 6:44 am | by Jerker Hellström, CEO, Handheld Group | Comments

  We are going through a radical shift in the way people work and use computers. Increasing availability and affordability of wireless broadband is giving the global workforce true mobility, for the first time in history. Many of them will use smartly designed mobile rugged computers for their everyday computing and communication needs, instead of traditional laptops.


IEEE ICC 2012 Concludes with Thousands Attending the Conference's First "Paperless+" Event

July 11, 2012 8:46 am | by Heather Ann Sweeney, Associate Marketing Manager, IEEE Communications Society | Comments

The IEEE International Conference on Communications ( ) recently concluded its first “paperless+” event with more than 2,700 communications professionals, researchers and academics attending approximately 1,500 presentations dedicated to the next wave of global communications technologies.


Anytime, Anywhere Audio

July 9, 2012 11:33 am | by Bill Boldt, Sr. Business Development Manager, Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

The two important vectors driving audio on the handsets and tablet platforms are the increasing need for mobile product differentiation, and higher user expectations. As for differentiation, smart phone and tablet OEMs are building their products around applications processors and baseband modem ICs (both integrated and multi-chip) from various merchant IC suppliers.


IEEE ICC 2012 Opens Successful Six-Day Event

July 5, 2012 9:48 am | Comments

Session Expanded to Two Days for the First Time Due to Record Number of Submissions & Presentations By Tarik Taleb, Senior Researcher & Mobile Telecom Standards Expert, NEC EuropeLtd., Germany The International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012) commenced its latest, successful premier event on Sunday, June 10 in Ottawa, Ontario with the highly-anticipated “Workshop on Telecommunications: From Research to Standards.


Military Communications Technology to Solve the Public Safety Interoperability Problem

July 5, 2012 7:03 am | Comments

By Martin Long, Director of Federal Government Sales, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications Much of the technology used by public safety has its roots in military use. The battleground offers some of the harshest conditions for equipment, and wireless communications technology has been one of the main benefactors of this tradition.


3 Eco Friendly Concepts Created to Change Daily Life

July 3, 2012 10:52 am | by Sara Cohen, Editorial Intern | Comments

Quickly consumers are becoming more aware of the carbon footprint that is being left behind, and are seeking ways to diminish harmful emissions, reduce power use and increase sustainability in daily life. Here are three “green” concepts designed to alter how consumers relate with household items. Plantbook - Oxygenized Notebook The Plantbook is a laptop that runs on water, bridging the gap between artificial and organic in its design.


The Real Cost of Developing an App: How to Avoid Unwanted Maintenance Costs

July 3, 2012 4:13 am | by Roy Chomko, Adage Technologies | Comments

The growing demand for smart phones, tablets and enhanced mobile connectivity is causing nearly every business to contemplate an app development program to extend its reach to current and potential customers. While executives eagerly shell out thousands of dollars for an app’s development and launch, too often they fail to forecast the long-term costs of a mobile application.


Selecting the Optimal Low Noise Amplifier for Your Application

July 2, 2012 1:29 pm | by Alan Ake, Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Comments

The purpose of this article is to help designers of receiver products select the optimal low noise amplifier (LNA) for their particular application. First, we will take a look at a typical receiver architecture and the LNAs role within it. From there, the article will offer some practical tips regarding things to consider when selecting a specific LNA device regarding process, biasing and cost.


6 Gadgets for the Ultimate Grilling Experience

July 2, 2012 1:13 pm | by Sara Cohen, Editorial Intern | Comments

With the Fourth of July coming up, leave the boring burger buns and charred dogs from your ho-hum holiday celebration and “wow” your audience by adding some seriously fun new outdoor gadgets to your BBQ repertoire this grilling season. Remote Control Beverage Buggy ($59.95) As the Grill Master, it can be difficult to wait on guests while preparing the meal, but the Radio Control Beverage Buggy ensures that your guests are waited on hand-and-wheel.

Wireless Networks Change the Enterprise - again!

July 2, 2012 8:00 am | by Nathan Rowe Senior Manager, Product and Planning, Motorola Solutions | Comments

Wireless networking changed the employee experience within enterprises several years ago. As an adjunct to the wired LAN, wireless networking assisted employees by adding connectivity on the fly. From there, a virtuous cycle rapidly evolved the user expectations and the networks themselves. Today, the wireless network is stepping forward as a business-critical system, evolving the very nature of the enterprise.

Flexibility in IMS/VoLTE UE Design: Too Much of A Good Thing

July 2, 2012 7:49 am | by Nigel Wright, Vice President of Wireless at Spirent Communications | Comments

One of the hallmarks of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is the flexibility it affords developers. From something as simple as the validity of SIP headers abbreviations to the wide variety of mechanisms designed to interact with legacy technologies, IMS permits a broad range of equally valid implementations.

Usability and Wireless Technologies for Our Health- improving the user experience

June 26, 2012 11:22 am | by Donald Jones, Vice President of business development, QUALCOMM Inc. | Comments

We are on the cusp of something big—something entirely new for health consumers and professionals alike—but significant adoption and improvement to health can only be made possible if the products and services are easy to use and address real consumer challenges. The field of usability engineering and user experience design has a long history of incorporating a user-centered design approach to products, services, and systems.


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