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Alstom increases shareholding in BrightSource

Alstom increases shareholding in BrightSource

| October 31, 2012

  Alstom has invested an additional US$40m in the American company BrightSource Energy, Inc to reinforce its partnership with the pioneering solar power company, which is a leader in the concentrated solar thermal tower technology. Since its initial investment in 2010, Alstom has progressively increased its participation and now holds above 20% of the capital. […]

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Ford, Toyota Lead Electric Vehicle Sales in U.S

Ford, Toyota Lead Electric Vehicle Sales in U.S

| October 31, 2012

  BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Assembly lines in Japan and the United States produced more than 20,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in 2011, an all-time record for such vehicles. But optimism about the market for PEVs has gradually been replaced with a better understanding of the practical challenges of launching new models and expanding PEV sales to […]

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T-Mobile Selects Gemalto for NFC Launch in Europe

T-Mobile Selects Gemalto for NFC Launch in Europe

| October 31, 2012

  Deploys complete NFC solution for nationwide rollout in Poland AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: “Gemalto’s NFC solution provides PTC with the excellent flexibility required to easily ramp up additional mobile contactless service” Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that T-Mobile has selected its LinqUs Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform for the group-wide […]

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SAP to present at SMART GRID WORLD 2012

SAP to present at SMART GRID WORLD 2012

| October 27, 2012

    London – October 26th, 2012 – SAP Utilities (UK) today confirmed their participation in  the annual “Smart Grid World Summit 2012“ taking place in London on  November 27th and 28th, 2012.  Michael Lewis, Industry Principal – Energy, Utilities & Telecoms, SAP UTILITIES, will be presenting on “Evolving Smart Grid into a Commercial Business Model”. […]

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Satellite gaining ground in M2M Communications

Satellite gaining ground in M2M Communications

| October 27, 2012

  Author: Joel Schroeder, Director, M2M Program, Inmarsat   Today’s scientists and researchers have access to massive amounts of computing power and an insatiable appetite for a constant stream of sensor data they can analyse. With the continuing demand for more real-time data from machine-to-machine (M2M) environments, there has been an associated surge of interest in […]

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Freescale and ALPS collaborate on Telematics

Freescale and ALPS collaborate on Telematics

| October 26, 2012

  Collaboration will offer automotive OEMs and tier one suppliers a broad range of scalable automotive communication solutions based on advanced i.MX technology FTF Japan 2012 TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) and Alps Electric Co. of Japan today announced their commitment to work together to develop automotive infotainment and telematics solutions based on the Freescale […]

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IBM Establishes Smarter Energy Research Institute

IBM Establishes Smarter Energy Research Institute

| October 25, 2012

  YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of the Smarter Energy Research Institute, a new industrial research collaboration model aimed at accelerating innovation across the global energy and utilities market. Hydro-Quebec (Canada), Alliander (Netherlands) and DTE Energy (USA) join as the first members. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The Smarter Energy Research Institute […]

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M2M Network Security Market at $752 million by 2017

M2M Network Security Market at $752 million by 2017

| October 25, 2012

  LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The growing presence of mainstream M2M solutions within critical information infrastructure such as utilities, healthcare, and finance is creating a headache for service providers and critical infrastructure operators who see the benefits of added connectivity and are just waking up to the potential security threats. This problem will become a critical issue in […]

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Neoenergia Selects Elster’s Garnet Solution

Neoenergia Selects Elster’s Garnet Solution

| October 23, 2012

  ESSEN, Germany and SAO PAULO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Elster announced today that Neoenergia, the largest electricity distribution group in Northeast Brazil, serving more than 8.4 million customers, is rolling out 35,000 metering endpoints based on Elster’s Garnet solution in the country’s northeastern region (Bahia, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte states). Spain’s multinational group Iberdrola owns 39 percent of Neoenergia […]

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Itron Augments Smart Grid Application with C3 Energy

Itron Augments Smart Grid Application with C3 Energy

| October 21, 2012

  LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) and C3 Energy announced today the launch of a new strategic alliance to integrate and jointly market an energy management solution to North American utilities. The commitment will enable utilities to leverage their Itron smart metering and meter data management technologies to provide comprehensive energy management services […]

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