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EMEA: IoT analytics in the cloud

Aeris has announced a new addition to its existing portfolio of machine-to-machine/"Internet of Things" services; AerVoyance – an analytics solution provided from the cloud to help customers manage their connected device programs in a more efficient way. Aeris collects information from nearly 1 billion IoT events per...

25 YEARS: Readers remember Cadillacs, PTT & bricks

Editor's Note: Welcome to our coverage of 25 years in wireless. RCR Wireless News is celebrating with a package of stories detailing the advances of the past three decades. For full coverage please visit RCRWireless.com/25years. When Nextel started to roll out their iDEN network back...

M2M growth inevitable, by push and pull : Tough times may slow uptake, despite efficiency promise

Today, at least two companies have incorporated an innovation for M2M that first was aimed at the handset market: FOTA, or, firmware-over-the-air. Make that DOTA (based on OFDM standards), in Wavecom's parlance: download-over-the-air. Or, in Red Bend Software's case, FOTA will do...

M2M sees unbridled growth : Space ‘only limited by your imagination,’ Sprint Nextel exec says

With wireless connectivity becoming ever more common in vehicles, security systems and utility meters, machine-to-machine technology is on the path to transform vending machines, real estate lock boxes and mail drop-boxes. Although the M2M space is still evolving (even the definition of which devices...

Venture capital financing wrap-up: Airbiquity, Momail, Synchronica

The following list includes venture capital and other investments into wireless companies announced during the past week. The value of the investment is included when available.--Airbiquity: Acorn Ventures, Kirnaf Ltd., Shell Internet Ventures and Ignition Partners invested $25 million into Seattle-based Airbiquity Inc. The...

M2M market is low-churn, low-ARPU game: In U.S., carriers defer to MVNOs

Machine-to-machine communication is all about efficiency: collecting data from far-flung locations with less labor, less danger, lower power and in real-time. Thus one might conclude that the perennial drive for business efficiency would make M2M applications equally attractive everywhere. Certainly that's the promise. But...

Aeris eyes evolving telematics market

Machine-to-machine wireless network operator Aeris Communications Inc. reported recent enhancements to its data services to support asset tracking, automotive telematics and stolen vehicle recovery using CDMA and GSM networks nationwide-a move that puts the company in the same space as telematics veteran OnStar.In fact,...

Aeris aims at OnStar’s market

Machine-to-machine wireless network operator Aeris Communications Inc. said it recently enhanced its data services to support asset tracking, automotive telematics and stolen vehicle recovery using CDMA and GSM networks nationwide-a move that puts the company in the same class as telematics veteran OnStar.In fact,...

U.S. Cellular expands Aeris’ deal to add 1x, texting, MicroBurst

LOS ANGELES--Aeris, which provides machine-to-machine services, said it expanded its strategic agreement with U.S. Cellular Corp. The expanded agreement calls for Aeris to use U.S. Cellular's network to expand its footprint and to add 1x, text messaging and MicroBurst services to its portfolio."This partnership...

U.S. Cellular expands Aeris deal

LOS ANGELES—Aeris, which provides machine-to-machine services, said it expanded its strategic agreement with U.S. Cellular Corp. RCR @ CTIAClick here for complete coverage of the CTIA Wireless I.T. show. Click here for the latest headlines from the show.The expanded agreement calls for Aeris to...

Aeris.net tracks pipeline infrastructure

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Aeris.net, a Web-to-wireless telemetry network operator, and American Innovations, a supplier of remote monitoring systems, have teamed up to offer what they say is a surer way to prevent explosions and leaks in the more than 2 million miles of pipelines traversing...

Aeris.net offers overlay to MicroBurst: Allows two-way packet data service

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Aeris.net introduced a new service option called VBurst, an overlay to the firm's existing MicroBurst service, using the cellular control channel for packet data services.While MicroBurst is positioned primarily as a one-way, alert service, VBurst is a full-duplex, universal roaming two-way packet...

AERIS.NET NABS CONTRACTS WITH MONITORING APPS

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Aeris.net announced several agreements at the Wireless I.T. show last week, including the deployment of its Microburst cellular control channel technology by Echoport Inc. and NeoTech Products Inc.Echoport licensed the technology to introduce a wireless data imaging solution for remote information acquisition...

NORTH AMERICA BRIEFS

CDMA handsets were the No. 1 selling handset in the United States during the first quarter of this year, with sales of 3.2 million units, according to Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner Group Inc. TDMA handset sales were at 2.8 million units in...

AIRIQ TO USE AERIS SERVICE

SAN JOSE, Calif.-AirIQ, a global positioning system-based fleet management service provider, said it plans to implement Aeris Communications Inc.'s MicroBurst technology in its OnBoard asset tracking system.

WIRELESS DATA FORUM SERVES UP COOKBOOK

The Wireless Data Forum celebrated its first birthday last week by releasing its first book, called "Going Mobile: A Cookbook of Wireless Data Solutions."The WDF said Going Mobile is the first in what is to be an annual publication on the state of the mobile...

SATELLITE, TERRESTRIAL DATA CARRIERS GAIN THROUGH INTERNETWORKING

Today's satellite-based data and messaging carriers have found the secret to their success is partnering with those they once considered their primary competitors-terrestrial-based wireless data carriers.At first, satellite data carriers figured their greater coverage range would outdo that of terrestrial carriers. While this proved...

TELULAR, AERIS OFFER ALARM SYSTEM

VERNON HILLS, Ill.-Telular Corp. and Aeris Communications Inc. introduced the Telguard DataBurst, a wireless alarm signaling system manufactured by Telular that uses MicroBurst, a small packet data messaging service provided by Aeris.MicroBurst technology uses the control channel of existing cellular networks. Alarm messages burst...

WITH FULL FOOTPRINT, AERIS TAKES COMMERCIAL PLUNGE

MONTEREY, Calif.-Aeris Communications Inc. said its MicroBurst technology now covers the whole of North America and is ready for commercial service.At the WirelessDeveloper '99 conference last week, Aeris announced coverage pacts with Orbcomm Global L.P., and with cellular carriers, whose control channels transmit mobile...

AERIS GAINS TWO MICROBURST DEALS

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Aeris Communications Inc. said it signed agreements with Southwestco Wireless L.P. and First Cellular of Southern Illinois for the carriers to deploy its MicroBurst technology on their respective networks.The agreement adds needed parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Illinois, added the...

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CTIAChristopher Putala joined the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association as vice president for congressional affairs. Putala worked for nine years with the Senate Judiciary Committee on a wide variety of law-enforcement issues and served as Democratic staff director and chief counsel for Sen. Joseph R....

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Comsat Corp. announced it completed the sale of Comsat RSI Inc. to a subsidiary of TBG Industries Inc. for $116.5 million. CRSI designs, manufactures and integrates earth stations and wireless and advanced antenna systems. Comsat will use proceeds for the sale to repay its...

AERIS CAPTURES BELL ATLANTIC FOR MICROBURST PARTNER

Aeris Communications Inc. announced it signed Bell Atlantic Mobile as its latest MicroBurst carrier partner, increasing its U.S. coverage to 60 percent of the nation.MicroBurst is a short-burst data application transmitted via the cellular control channel. Cellular carriers employing it can offer wireless data...

WIRELESS DATA SHOWS TRY A LITTLE DIFFERENT LOOK

Like a teenager desperately trying to find the right "look," industry associations focused on the mobile data field continue to tweak their strategies for marketing the enigmatic technology.The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association recently announced it renamed its annual mobile data show Wireless Information Technology...

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