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 Read More

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

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Arrow, 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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Filling the Gap When AT&T Discontinues 2G GSM

AT&T’s 2G GSM network is going away in January of 2017. The company has stopped certifying new 2G GSM applications for deployment and is no longer provisioning new SIMs for 2G GSM devices and applications. For developers working on new products the message is clear—look elsewhere—but for those with GSM products already out there, it’s Read More