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Arrow Electronics’ IoT Immersions Event: Driving Innovation

By: Denise Lund Arrow Electronics held its IoT Immersions Event in Boston on March 26, 2015. The event was the last of four such events in a U.S. roadshow designed to showcase Arrow’s vision for innovation. With its overarching theme of “Five Years Out”, Arrow showcased its role in envisioning, integrating, and delivering unique IoT solutions. The event keynote illustrated […]

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Remote Site Monitoring / IoT on the Job: Construction

Remote Equipment Monitoring is simultaneously a necessary evil and a highly valued asset. Construction sites are busy places. The majority of tasks there are performed by workers, but others, often equally important, run unattended, and that’s just in the daytime. Some of those unattended operations—concrete curing, ground thawing, and generator operation—run at night as well when the entire site is […]

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Engineering Live: The Global Explosion of M2M Connections (On Demand)

New research from Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years, the global number of wireless M2M connections is forecasted to grow 22.9% each year to reach 599.7 million connections in 2019. On […]

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M2M Cellular Puts the “2” in M2M

By: Scott Schwalbe, NimbeLink The genius of the Internet was, and still is, the linkage of people and their accumulated data into one universally accessible, global knowledge base. Ideas that previously might never have intersected can now come together, generating new concepts and directions for innovation and producing the whirlwind pace of change we now take for granted. The underlying […]

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Cellular Modem for Machine to Machine Communication

Review from Eli the Computer Guy

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2014 TEKNE AWARD FINALISTS

Tekne award finalists were announced September 17th at our networking event hosted by Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi. Three finalists were honored in each of the twelve Tekne Award categories: Tekne Award finalists represent the best and brightest in technological innovation, development, commercialization and management in Minnesota. STARTUP AWARD The Startup Award recognizes an early-stage Minnesota technology company with commercialized […]

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Arrow Adds Simple Cellular Connectivity to Internet of Things Portfolio with NimbeLink Agreement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), has signed a distribution agreement with NimbeLink, a leading provider of embedded cellular modems and developer of cellular-enabled gateway systems. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute the NimbeLink Skywire® family of plug-in cellular modems across North America. “We recognized the need for expanded distribution and chose Arrow for its worldwide coverage […]

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M2M History Begins in 1885

In the beginning there was the thermostat, the primitive one-celled creature in the evolution of today’s electronic machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. It was an analog sensor, a bimetal strip bending as temperature changed until it closed a contact and became, for that instant, digital. Changing its state from zero to one, it sent a signal down a wire. That signal turned […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

In the first half of the 20th Century, rural phone companies were busily wiring vast, sparsely-populated territories. They started by running wires along highways, promising farmers whose property they passed that they might have lines run to their home within a few years. Some of the more impatient farmers tapped into the phone company’s highway trunk lines and connected phones […]

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The Sky(wire) that Stayed Out in the Cold

You can’t watch the news these days without noticing how many places are experiencing unprecedented extremes of weather. There have been hurricanes and typhoons along the coasts, tornadoes inland, and unprecedented cold just about everywhere. Here in Minnesota, where NimbeLink lives, sub-freezing, even sub-zero temperatures are not unusual, though the bitterest temperatures seem to have arrived a bit earlier than […]

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events & shows

  1. Sensors Midwest Expo

    October 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. ITA Internet of Things Summit

    October 18 - October 19
  3. FTW Roadshow: Utepils Brewery, Minneapolis, MN

    October 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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