First News Briefs for March 1, 2013
Sierra Wireless has introduced a new architecture for embedded wireless communications, which the company says is designed to vastly simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of M2M solutions. The architecture will be available across 2G to 4G technologies in the next generation of AirPrime embedded wireless modules. Aspects of the architecture include a multicore processor with dedicated application core and integrated M2M functionality; built-in connectivity to secure cloud services, providing simple integration of machine data with enterprise applications and convenient remote management that scales easily to millions of devices; open application framework with ready-to-use building blocks, including a substantial set of M2M libraries and development tools that save time for embedded software developers and help them get their products to market more quickly.
WePay today announced the availability of a new mobile application for iOS. Specifically designed for the needs of small business service providers, the app includes two new features: quick and easy invoicing and charging credit cards on the go. Both invoicing and credit card processing cost just 2.9% + .30¢ per transaction.
Sprint announced the availability of Sprint Force, its newest 4G LTE Android smartphone. It is available now in Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales for just $49.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement after a $50 mail-in rebate.
Goodman Networks Inc., a provider of design, engineering, deployment, integration and maintenance of wireless telecommunication networks in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of the Services Division of Cellular Specialties, Inc. (CSI-Custom Solutions Group) located in Manchester, NH.