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Accenture Teams up with Uconnect
7/23/2014
Across the globe, connectivity is leaking from other areas of consumers’ lives into their vehicles. In some ways, the trend is dangerous. Without well-designed user interfaces and controls, access to data for entertainment, communication, and navigation purposes can pose a safety risk. In other ways, the trend is exciting. When technologies are integrated into vehicles with safety as the top concern, they can provide the data drivers want and need. Either way, the trend is here to stay.

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Home Medical Monitoring Surges
7/22/2014
Analyst firm Berg Insight, www.berginsight.com, has released a new research report with data on connected home-medical monitoring. At the end of 2013, approximately 3.0 million patients worldwide were using home-medical monitoring devices, including CRM (cardiac-rhythm management), ECG (electrocardiography), glucose level monitors, and other devices that are remotely monitored by doctors; the report does not include personal-health trackers in the figures.

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New Solution Helps Monitor Sleep Apnea
7/21/2014
In Europe, approximately 2-5% of the population suffers from a disorder called sleep apnea caused by pauses in breathing during sleep and subsequent drowsiness during the day, along with a broad spectrum of serious medical conditions. Most often, sleep apnea is treated with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device that provides a constant, steady airflow during the night.

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Stay Cool with Connected AC Solution
7/18/2014
Every summer, talk turns to conserving energy and money. One area to save is air conditioning—especially in empty rooms. But hope is not lost for those not-so-smart homes. Now any home can be connected with AC intelligence thanks to a new product from INAIR PTE, www.inair.com.sg, O2U, o2u.io.

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No More Overage Charges Overseas
7/17/2014
Making business calls while abroad can be pricey, ranging from $1-$1.50 on major U.S. cellular networks. Most Wi-Fi hotspots, in country and out, do not allow for making phone calls, and the price of accessing data for Internet use is also excessive. One company is now offering businesses a connected device that can make calls, send texts, and access data anywhere in the world for one price.

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The Future of Mobile Operating Systems
7/17/2014
Are you ready for the next version of Android? Whether it is Android, iOS, Windows, or BlackBerry, users need to ensure the operating system on mobile devices is updated in order to get the most value out of the device. Is your OS updated? Are you prepared for the next evolution of operating systems that are coming?

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Telematics Platform for Latin American Markets
7/16/2014
Telematics solutions are becoming a must for business owners looking to keep track of their assets. Powerful aftermarket solutions capable of providing realtime data about location and status of vehicles in realtime can satisfy companies’ desire for increased visibility.

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Forecaster Tackles Security Issues in M2M/IoT
7/16/2014
You just can’t say enough about security, when it comes to M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) these days. It seems everyone has an opinion, but very few have an answer for how to solve the problems that seem to be lurking around every corner. If there is one thing for sure it takes people, processes, and technology to manage security risks especially when we are talking about a world where everything is connected. There is no one-cure to eradicate cyber risks completely, but armed with the right knowledge companies can do much to prevent their perimeters from being penetrated.

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Innovative Collar Tracks Pet Vitals
7/15/2014
If dogs and cats could talk, they would be able to tell us when they didn’t feel well. Unfortunately, our nonverbal friends don’t have that option. Luckily, PetPace, www.PetPace.com, has created a smart collar for dogs and cats which will track the vitals of any household pet more than 8-lbs. Each collar is shockproof and ruggedized for outdoor use, and has an adjustable strap in small, medium, or large, fitting dogs up to and more than 160-lbs.

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Smart Socks for Infants
7/14/2014
Sometimes baby monitors don’t tell parents everything they need to know to keep their children safe. Owlet Smart Sock, www.owletcare.com, has found a solution to this very problem, and is working with Ayla Networks, www.aylanetworks.com, to distribute smart socks for infants that will transmit information such as heart rate,, sleep quality, blood oxygen, and skin temperatue to a parent’s smartphone or connected device.

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Companies Find Ways of Expanding IoT Usage
7/11/2014
Wind River, www.windriver.com, a provider of software for intelligent connected systems, has chosen Axeda Corporation, www.axeda.com, to drive the expansion of its capabilities for its product portfolio, which includes its IoT (Internet of Things) software platform.

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Changes at Top of FreeWave Technologies
7/11/2014
In an effort to better position itself in the M2M and IoT (Internet of Things) arena, FreeWave Technologies, www.freewave.com, has shaken up the executive ranks with the additions of a new CEO and company president.

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Telit’s xE910 Shows its Value
7/10/2014
Several partners of Telit Wireless Solutions, www.telit.com, have found great uses for its xE910 offerings.

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Whitepaper Helps Simplify OTA Updates
7/10/2014
It’s a common saying that end users don’t care how their connected devices work, as long as they work. Devices such as smartphones and tablets have no doubt become an integral part of many consumers’ lives—so integral, in fact, that device manufacturers and service providers have little room for error if they want to keep their customers.

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New NFC Forum Application Document
7/9/2014
The NFC (Near Field Communication) Forum, www.nfc-forum.org, and Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group), www.bluetooth.org, have announced the release of an updated version of the Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing Using NFC Application Document. This document gives developers examples of uses for Bluetooth SSP (Secure Simple Pairing) using NFC when each is present in a particular device.
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