At this month’s Connected Car Expo (part of the LA Car Show), Sprint Velocity, a business unit within Sprint announced that they have expanded their Sprint Velocity platform to offer more features for vehicle manufacturers. Renamed Sprint Velocity Connect, the solution makes it easier for automotive manufacturers to tap into the US$25.2B connected vehicle market and meet regulatory requirements.
The ETSI has published the first Technical Specification (TS 102 939-1) on DECT ULE (Ultra Low Energy), a wireless solution used by manufactures to develop automation solutions for home and businesses. DECT ULE low power radio technology is intended for home automation and other Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications.
Qualcomm, Oracle and Deutsche Telekom have joined their respective community of knowledge to develop a platform for the Internet of Everything (IoE). In a recent announcement Qualcomm said their Gobi QSC6370 chipset with support for Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 will be made available to Deutsche Telekom and application developers worldwide. Also the AllJoyn SDK (a Qualcomm development kit) will be extended to support the new Internet of Things pla
Amdocs has launch two eHealth solutions at this year’s 4G World. The cloud based solutions targets service providers who want to enter the ehealth market, by providing in-house management and monitoring of the elderly and chronically ill. Both solutions “Home Health monitoring” and “Aging in Place” help healthcare providers and government to reduce the cost of healthcare by allowing easy access to patients and family members that don’t need to be in hospital.
Along with the connected home, the connected car as introduced here, is set to become another growth area for the automotive, electronics and telecommunications sector. Therefore, it is no surprise that Verizon has acquired Hughes Telematics, a specialist in developing connected services for the automotive industry. For a sum of $612 million, Verizon adds Hughes connected car services to its Verizon Enterprise Solutions group.
The wireless problems faced by M2M (Machine-to-Machine) service providers is soon to be a thing of the past, according to Xsilon. The British based M2M solutions developer is promising a new M2M wireless communication platform that will resolve today’s wireless M2M communications issues. The solution is called HANADU and will allow service providers and equipment vendors to overcome wireless obstacles such as deadspots and difficulty penetrating outside walls.
Amdocs has announced the launch of two new solutions for service providers wanting to offer both M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and Connected Home services or either. The new solutions according to Amdocs will enable service providers to quickly and cost-effectively enter the fast-growing connected devices market, create new revenue streams, provide a unified customer experience and allow them to compete with over-the-top providers.
The Zigbee Alliance has extended its standards to allow Zigbee networks to be accessible from the internet. The new standard is called Zigbee Gateway and it is to allow device manufacturers to focus more on application development for the home. It removes the need for customers or proprietary platforms and allow for better M2M communication.
The Zigbee Alliance community members and the public are being asked to submit their comments on the Zigbee Smart Energy v2.0 revised technical documents and Public Application Profile. The new standard offers a range of new features including IP-based control for advance metering infrastructure and home area networks (HAN). Over the next few weeks the alliance is hoping received feedback to take the standard forward.
Vodafone and Intel have decided to join forces through the combination of each others market solutions. They have announced their joint effort to accelerate Machine-to-Machine communication in and outside the home. Intel has promise to release and Atom-based developer’s kit that will make it easier for Consumer Electronic (CE) manufacturers and Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to develop solutions to facilitate easier M2M communication. As partner Vodafone will provide the network and connectivity services for the devices.