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Singapore Transit to Develop GNSS Road-Pricing System

October 1, 2014By

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore is seeking to develop Singapore’s next-generation electronic road-pricing system, based on GNSS technology, reports AsiaOne News. LTA has shortlisted three consortia to participate in a tender to develop the system: NCS Pte Ltd & MHI Engine System Asia Pte Ltd, ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) Pte Ltd, and Watchdata Technologies Pte Ltd & Beijing Watchdata System Co Ltd.... read more

u-blox SARA-U260 Module Receives AT&T Approval

September 26, 2014By
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Swiss u‑blox says that its SARA-U260 dual-band 3G/2G module has achieved AT&T network compatible status. The certification allows customers to design SARA-U260 modems into M2M devices operating over AT&T’s extensive 3G network in the USA. Typical applications include small tracking boxes, usage-based insurance devices, smart metering, wearable electronics, and connected fitness watches. SARA-U260 is a complete 3G/2G voice/data module for applications that still require... read more

Telematics Munich Conference Focuses on Connected Cars

September 24, 2014By

The upcoming Telematics Munich conference, scheduled for November 10-11 at the Hotel Dolce Munich, is considered Europe’s largest and most influential business conference and exhibition for the connected car industry. More than 1,000 industry executives and 100 speakers are set to attend the conference, which has the theme “The Car Plugs into the Connected World: Auto Mobility Strategies for 2020.” This year’s agenda... read more

Samsung CEO to Talk Connected Devices, IoT at CES

September 23, 2014By

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. The International CES will take place in Las Vegas, January 6-9, and Yoon will talk at 6:30 p.m. January 5 in the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian. Yoon will discuss connected devices, the future of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the... read more

Janam Introduces Powerful Rugged Tablet

September 22, 2014By
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  Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, has launched XT1, a powerful rugged tablet for the mobile workforce. The XT1 rugged mini-tablet is Janam’s first device to support the Android operating system, and is built to meet the diverse needs and demanding requirements of enterprise and government customers. The XT1 combines best-in-class technologies with... read more

PND Shipments Fell to 22M Units, Despite Nav User Increase

September 22, 2014By

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of personal navigation devices (PNDs) declined from 28 million units in 2012 to 22 million units in 2013. There are signs that the decline is slowing and some emerging markets still experience growth. However, on the whole, the PND market is set for a continued downturn... read more

CTIA SMW Features Large Connected Car Presence

September 18, 2014By

CTIA’s Super Mobility Week featured machine-to-machine technology, connected vehicle vendors, and a few location-based services companies. While combining its spring and fall conferences, which drew a big crowd, CTIA also tried to be everything to everyone in wireless. Meeting planners also placed the conference with conflicting dates — as the Institute of Navigation, Berlin IFA and ITS World Congress were... read more

What Mattered at CTIA

September 18, 2014By
The former spring CTIA conference and fall MobileCON show have now been wrapped into one large fall Super Mobility Week.

To those attending CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas September 9-11, it was clear that we’ve entered a period of divergence. Sensors, multiple platforms, all sorts of devices, computing in clouds, processing in clouds, car companies, connected houses, smart watches and indoor location positioning are being touted as part of the “Internet of Things” that will work together seamlessly.... read more