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Advantech Announces Partnership with Linear Technology

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Advantech | News | Comments

Global Intelligent Systems leader Advantech has announced that it is partnering with Linear Technology’s Dust Networks product group to develop Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on Dust’s SmartMesh IP embedded wireless sensor networks (WSN)...

IBM Accelerates Mobile Innovation for Businesses with New MobileFirst Services

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | News | Comments

To help organizations accelerate and drive more business value from their mobile initiatives, IBM [NYSE: IBM] has announced the expansion of its IBM MobileFirst portfolio with new and enhanced services focused on mobile strategy and security, application development and device procurement, and management...

TIA Submits Comments on Changes to Medicare Policies

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted comments with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Advance Notice regarding changes to Medicare Advantage capitation rates, and Medicare Part C and D payment policies...

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SecurityCoverage Selects Pie’s TotalTechHero & NetHero Apps as Key Components

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Pie Digital | News | Comments

Pie Digital has announced that its NetHero and TotalTechHero software for connected homes were selected to power SecurityCoverage’s managed service offering, Tech Home. The agreement gives SecurityCoverage the exclusive right to bundle and market Pie’s products...

RFMD Wins CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Brent Dietz, RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD has announced that its Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier family for the new DOCSIS 3.1 CATV networking standard has won the CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology. CableFAX's Green Technology Award recognizes technology that helps cable companies and program distributors cut energy consumption in equipment installed...

Axell Wireless Installs DAS System at World Trade Center Complex

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Axell Wireless | News | Comments

Axell Wireless has announced it is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York City, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S. at 1776 feet and the fourth tallest in the world...

NetHero App Enables Remote Management of Home Internet & Connected Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | News | Comments

Consumers now have access to a free home network and device management app, NetHero, on iOS and Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs. Created by the developer of cloud-based software for network and device management, Pie Digital, NetHero is the first free app to let consumers manage and optimize their home network and device...

Atmel Launches Fourth Generation Low-Power LIN System Basis Chip

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Agnes Toan, Atmel | News | Comments

Atmel has announced a new LIN system basis chip (SBC) ATA663254 for low-power local interconnect networking (LIN) systems used for automotive comfort, power-train, sensor and actuator applications. Atmel’s ATA663254 is the first available device in this family of new LIN devices...

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Analog Devices Unveils Two More Software-Defined Radio Platform Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Analog Devices | News | Comments

Analog Devices has announced two software-defined radio (SDR) platform solutions and ecosystems. This brings its portfolio to four platform solutions that simplify rapid SDR system prototyping and development in applications ranging from defense electronics, RF instrumentation, communications infrastructure, and open-source SDR development projects...

The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas industry Reached 423,000 in 2013

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent...

Global Wireless Technology & 5G Infrastructure Advancements to be Addressed at IEEE ICC 2014

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Heather Ann Sweeney, IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

The IEEE International Conference on Communications will highlight its next annual event to be held from June 10 – 14 in the dynamic cultural hub of Sydney, Australia, with the presentation of hundreds of leading communications experts addressing the latest worldwide advancements in voice, data, image, and multimedia technologies...

B&K Precision Launches Major pwrApp Update

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by James Schada, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision has relaunched its iOS application, ‘pwrApp’, for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Adding to the app's value-offering of local wireless control for XLN-GL series power supplies, B&K Precision’s pwrApp now adds support for 9170/9180 series power supplies with LAN interface cards...

Obama to Propose Ending NSA's Phone Call Sweep

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. The Obama administration this week is expected to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program by having phone companies hold onto the call records as they do now...

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Experts Say NSA Rules Leave Privacy Vulnerable

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Martha Mendoza, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren't spying on "ordinary folks." That promise is especially dubious, experts say, in instances where Americans are communicating with U.S. citizens living abroad and other people overseas...

Missouri Telecom Deploys Squire Technologies’ SVI MGC Solution

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Squire Technologies | News | Comments

Local US operator Missouri Telecom deploys Squire Technologies' SVI MGC (Media Gateway Controller) solution after successful completion of an initial trial. The low-risk approach ensured that Missouri maximized their Return-On-Investment and leveraged their existing Cisco AS5400 Universal Gateway to provide carrier-grade capabilities...

Nanosheets and Nanowires

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

The International Union of Crystallography has announced that researchers  in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion, and faster computer circuitry...

Telit Launches New OEM Automotive Business Unit

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced it has concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business. Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors [Nasdaq NXPI]. ATOP is an automotive grade solution for vehicle manufacturers to implement eCall or similar functionality from a single compact...

Iowa State Materials Scientist Developing Materials and Electronics that Dissolve When Triggered

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could collect climate information, then wash away in the rain...

TDK Offers New EPCOS Ferrite Data Book

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Susanna McShea | News | Comments

TDK has offered design engineers the newly-published EPCOS Data Book Ferrites and Accessories. Of particular note is information on ferrite discs and plates for the wireless charging industry, offering a robust line for low power and high power applications. The data book also covers a large material portfolio...

Mobile Apps Under a New Kind of Attack

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Syracuse University | News | Comments

Scanning 2D barcodes, finding free Wi-Fi access points, sending SMS messages, listening to music, and watching MP4 videos: these are very common activities that we do using our smartphones. Can you imagine that simply doing these things can get your smartphones infected with "worms" that can not only steal personal information from your phone...

Device Cloud Networks Launches Comprehensive Connectivity & Service Enablement M2M Platform

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Device Cloud Networks | News | Comments

Device Cloud Networks (DCN) has announced the launch of its global end-to-end enablement platform for enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, delivering a next-generation comprehensive M2M platform that combines wireless connectivity, service provisioning, device management, and application enablement...

Freescale Expands RF Mobile Radio Portfolio with New Device for Handheld Applications

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Freescale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a new 6W device for handheld mobile radio applications called the AFT05MS006N. With this latest addition to its flagship Airfast RF power solutions portfolio, Freescale is the only supplier capable of supporting all power levels of relevance to the mobile radio space...

Nex-Tech Wireless Selects TrueCall RAN Geoanalytics Platform for New LTE Network

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Newfield Wireless & Nex-Tech Wireless | News | Comments

Newfield Wireless has announced Nex-Tech Wireless has deployed its TrueCall platform to support the operator’s LTE network. Nex-Tech is the 10th deployment of Newfield Wireless’ TrueCall LTE covering a combined total of more than 100 million subscribers...

Steve Altman, Former Qualcomm President and Vice Chairman, Joins the MagnaCom Team

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Jeremy Hyatt, MagnaCom | News | Comments

MagnaCom has announced that Steve Altman, former President and Vice Chairman of Qualcomm [NASDAQ: QCOM], has joined the MagnaCom advisory board. Mr. Altman is recognized as the chief architect of Qualcomm’s successful IP licensing business, and will now actively assist MagnaCom in developing and executing its technology licensing business...

Sierra Wireless &Tech Mahindra Sign Agreement to Provide Turnkey M2M Solutions Globally

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sierra Wireless | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless and Tech Mahindra have announced they have signed a formal teaming agreement to work collaboratively to develop and deploy end-to-end M2M solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration leverages Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud offerings and Tech Mahindra’s system integration and application development...

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