Category: Devices

Sprint and GridNet: US Smart Grid

Sprint and GridNet have teamed up to provide nationwide wireless connectivity for smart meters and routers on Sprint’s 4G network. GridNet describes its unique market positions as follows: Universal Management — first Utility NOC Network Management System to manage all…

Mobile Venture Capital

A new report on GigaomPro (subscription required) looks at the venture capital environment for mobile and wireless companies. This first chart shows the total VC investing from Q3 09 to Q2 10. The report cites two main factors that are…

Cisco buys Arch Rock

Cisco continues its push towards smart grid technology with the announced purchase of Arch Rock. From Gigaom: “With the acquisition of Arch Rock, Cisco will now own a wireless mesh network technology product that can connect smart meters to utilities’…

Apple, NFC and DASH7

Apple’s recent hire of a long time NFC expert could signal that wireless mobile payments are going to get another try.  I have been writing about NFC since 2005 so I am not going to get too excited yet.  Many…

In-car Wi-Fi

Bridge Ratings has a report that looks at the coming availability of in-car Wi-Fi. From the report: “Of the estimated 30 million users of wireless access technology in the U.S., 75% or 23 million have wireless accessed Internet radio. In…

Sharp dual mode chip for Mobile TV

From the FT: “Sharp, Japan’s leading mobile handset maker, is in negotiations with up to 30 European companies, including mobile phone operators, to supply its dual-mode tuner chip for television-equipped mobile phones. Demand for TV-equipped mobile phones is forecast to…