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- moore Taoglas opens North America’s first antenna & RF design centre for IoT devices

IOTx wireless design centre, complete with two 3D anechoic testing chambers and a team of antenna, RF and mechanical engineers accelerates product device designs

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January 22nd 2016. In the midst of explosive wireless device growth in the Internet of Things [IoT]/M2M market, innovative antenna leader Taoglas USA has announced it has opened a unique facility for its North American customers in San Diego, California. Quadrupling the original size of its local facility – it’s now more than 16,000 square feet – the Taoglas IoTx Centre offers a fully equipped design and test location that supports companies seeking a competitive, time-to-market advantage for M2M and IoT applications. This location offers unrivalled support for customers at all stages of their product design cycle – from concept to certification readiness. Preparation, planning, experience and the tools to test and debug issues are critical in first time success. Taoglas has founded the IoTx Centre to get that all done quickly and effectively. Continue reading

app2chat-logo Over 400 small businesses trialling App2Chat mobile office system

In the space of a month since launch at the Business Show, Pink Telephone’s mobile office phone system is proving a compelling product for small businesses in the always-connected mobile era

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January 21st 2016.  Launched at The Business Show last December [2015] in London, the Pink Telephone Company’s mobile office system for small and medium sized enterprises is fast gaining traction with small businesses in Britain. Called App2Chat, over 400 SMEs are progressively introducing the mobile office system into their daily operations and Pink Telephone expects to have a 2,000 SME business user base by October [2016]. The firm is also seeking resellers to up-sell App2Chat to their SME customers and expects to sign up 20 by the end of January [2016]. Continue reading

Showrooming impacts Xmas shopping as 41% of UK shoppers use mobiles to find best deals while in-store

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Research from EE reveals almost 22 million shoppers regularly ‘showroom’ by using their mobile devices to check for better prices while in-store, a major concern for retailers at Xmas

London and Newcastle are British cities with the most showroomers at 47 per cent, while the practice is most common among those aged 18-34

Price-matching, loyalty schemes and allowing customers to buy online while in-store are key ways retailers can turn showrooming into an advantage

EE aims to help retailers turn showrooming trend to their advantage this Christmas with 4G Public WiFi In A Box, a new product that enables smaller businesses to provide plug and play, regulatory compliant public WiFi service in stores

December 18th  2015. The Xmas season is one of the heaviest spending periods of the year, but new data from EE suggests the practice of ‘showrooming’ could have a big impact on Christmas shopping behaviour this year. 41 per cent of Brits – equivalent to almost 22 million shoppers – regularly ‘showroom’ by using their mobile devices to check for better prices while in-store. Continue reading

-houbak Spirent appoints Fisker as CTO for Mobilethink & Tweakker

CTO is charged with developing next generation, high-value product additions to existing market leading device intelligence products and solutions

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December 9th 2015. Spirent Communications has announced that it has appointed Kim Fisker as CTO [Chief Technical Officer] Mobilethink and Tweakker, which form Spirent’s device intelligence business unit, effectively as of December 1st [2015]. Fisker holds an MSC, Computer Science from Aarhus University in Denmark and has since worked in the telecoms industry for more than 20 years. He began his career as a software developer for digital switch maker Diax of Denmark and quickly progressed to being the firm’s team leader for SS7 telephony signaling protocols. When Diax was acquired by Ericsson, he was appointed area software development manager for all products associated with its digital switch platform. Continue reading

UK-wide study reveals the rising influence of mobile in retail

Report also covers drive-to-store campaign case study

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  • 60 per cent of smartphone owners buy products on their mobile phones
  • 47 per cent buy products they’ve seen in store on mobile
  • 40 per cent use mobile couponing services

November 26th 2015. Timed to the push as retailers both in the US and Europe prepare for the impact of Black Friday and the upcoming Christmas madness, adsquare, the Audience Management Platform for mobile programmatic advertising, has released the results of its latest consumer survey, providing brands and businesses key insights around the role and significance of mobile for the retail industry. Continue reading

groundbreaking contract in Asia - poulsen GIV Mobile & Tweakker boost charity incomes

Tweakker’s Device Guides provide the US MVNO’s subscribers flexible smartphone self-care and greater customer care experience at lower operational costs

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November 17th 2015. Spirent Communications‘ device intelligence business unit Tweakker has announced that it has won a customer care contract from American mobile virtual network operator [MVNO] GIV Mobile. The contract enables the MVNO to embed Tweakker’s smartphone Device Guides on its website which seamlessly connect to Tweakker’s cloud. As a result, care agents can now solve any customer smartphone issue from joining its network and throughout the subscriber lifecycle. Continue reading

superiority of passenger experience - dawkins Singapore Airlines to adopt GX Aviation from Inmarsat

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November 9th 2015. Inmarsat has confirmed that Singapore Airlines is to deploy its GX Aviation high-speed connectivity service for passengers on-board its long-haul fleet. The services are procured by the airline from Inmarsat’s partner SITA OnAir and will be powered byHoneywell’s JetWave satellite communications hardware. The first installation is scheduled for Q3-Q4 2016, starting with Singapore Airlines’ Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, which will be followed by its Airbus A380-800s and A350-900s. Continue reading

Jet ConneX for business aviation ultimate connectivity

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May 2014. Picture the scene. You’re on your laptop, checking your latest stock price. Every now and then you look up to catch the live news on TV. In between, you’re looking at the weather forecast on your smartphone. Seconds later it rings. It’s your daughter wanting to know if you bought the cinema tickets for the weekend. You haven’t so you book online while you’re talking. Now imagine that you’re not at home or the office, but cruising 35,000 feet over the Atlantic in your business jet. All this will happen with Inmarsat‘s JX. Continue reading

Sky invests $5m in advertising technology firm Sharethrough

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September 30th 2014. Sky has invested $5 million in the US-based advertising technology firm Sharethrough as part of its strategy to drive innovation by partnering with emerging technology companies. Sharethrough claims to be the world leader in ‘native advertising’, offering software that enables publishers to monetise their sites and apps with adverts that are non-interruptive and stylistically similar to the surrounding content. For advertisers, Sharethrough’s software provides them with an automated solution to match online ad campaigns to the web pages they are hosted on. Continue reading

overspend on phone charges amounts to £5.42bn - stapleton Introducing iD – the new UK mobile phone network built around customers

Designed for a data-driven generation
Lowest priced 4G plan on the UK market
Value 12 month 4G plans

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April 23rd 2015. Carphone Warehouse announced iD, a new mobile network that is built around what the customer wants and addresses consumer frustrations with current mobile phone plans. Available from May 2015 and operating on the Three network, iD will launch with a set of market-leading, introductory offers promising the mobile user increased contract flexibility, greater access to free data roaming and the best value 4G available on the UK market. Continue reading

it's working and ready to go - winand Upp available at Apple Stores across the UK

Live life unplugged with a portable hydrogen fuel cell

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November 19th 2014. Intelligent Energy Holdings (LSE: IEH), the energy technology group, has announced the UK retail launch of Upp- the portable power solution driven by a hydrogen fuel cell to power up USB-compatible devices. Upp is made available at Apple Stores across the UK and can also be ordered from the Upp website here. The starter pack, consisting of an Upp fuel cell and Upp Cartridge, has a recommended retail price [RRP] of £149/$157. Once the reusable cartridge is empty, the customer simply exchanges it for a replacement cartridge at an authorised Cartridge Exchange point (RRP of £5.95/$9.33).  Dr Henri Winand, Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Energy, commented, Upp represents the start of the next generation of energy devices, a signal to the portable electronics market that customers are ready to adopt transformative technologies.” Continue reading

moto_360_digi Moto 360 Smartwatch

Full Technical Specifications
Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch

Supported mobile devices: Android 4.3 or higher (check compatibility here )
Watch OS: Android Wear
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)
Processor: TI OMAP 3
Memory: 4GB 1 internal storage;  512MB RAM
Battery: 320 mAh Typical 24 hours (mixed use) Continue reading

microsoft band Microsoft Band tech info

Wearable bracelet with smartwatch-like capabilities

Full Technical Specifications

Supported mobile devices: Windows Phone 8.1 update with Bluetooth; iOS 7.1 or later (iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus) & Android 4.3 – 4.4  with Bluetooth

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)

Battery life: 48 hours of normal use; advanced functionality like GPS use will impact battery performance Continue reading

Motorola Moto G (with LTE) – details

Tech Specifications
Operating System: Android 4.4.4, KitKat
System Architecture/Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 with 450 MHz GPU
Memory: (RAM): 1GB
Storage: 8GB Removable storage: Supports up to 32GB microSD card
Dimensions: Height: 141.5mm (5.57 inches); Width: 70.7mm (2.78 inches);
Curve: 6.0-11.0mm (0.24-0.43 inches)
Weight; 3G:149 grams (5.26 ounces); 4G: 155 grams (5.47 ounces)
Display: 5.0″ 720p HD 720×1280 [...]

ikea home spot New IKEA Collection blends style with Qi wireless charging functionality

IKEA’s home furnishings embed charging spots and propel Qi further into mainstream adoption

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March 1st 2015. Global home furnishings retailer, IKEA, has announced a product launch of Qi-powered bedside tables, lamps and desks that eliminates cable mess and makes it easier to stay connected with always-charged mobile devices. IKEA said the wireless charging home furnishings will be available in Europe and North America this April, followed by a global rollout. The announcement here girds support for Qi – the leading global wireless charging standard from the Wireless Power Consortium. Continue reading