FirstNews Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, OwnPhones, LG, Telit
Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs has opened a new 'antenna' office in Cambridge, UK, led by Bo Olofsson. From this base Olofsson will head global research into real-time delivery of video to all types of connected devices, such as smartphones, games consoles, tablets, Smart TVs, and more across Bell Labs. This is the second Bell Labs antenna office and follows the opening of the Israel Bell Labs cloud research facility in May. A third location will be announced later this year.
OwnPhones today went LIVE with a Kickstarter campaign to help complete the development of its product - wireless 3D printed, personalized smart earbuds and an accompanying mobile app for iOS (Android to follow). Designed to fit and built exclusively for each individual ear, OwnPhones earbuds combine 3D printing, Bluetooth technology and personal audio.
LG Electronics USA has launched its new LG Smart AC Module that enables smartphone control of duct-free LG air conditioning systems. The free Smart AC app is available for compatible Android and iOS smartphones.
Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of M2M modules, services and solutions, today announced its appointment to the Telefonica m2m Channel Partner Programme. As a result, m2mAIR Mobile can now offer local Telefonica connectivity services, together with its own suite of services to M2M customers throughout Europe and Latin America.