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Toilet TwinningOne of Eseye’s UK toilets is twinned with a toilet near Eseye, Democratic Republic of Congo!

What is toilet twinning I hear you ask... It’s simple really! Toilet Twinning, a partnership between development agencies Cord and Tearfund, helps some of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack decent sanitation and what better day to talk about it than World Toilet Day.  The campaign was launched by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, on behalf of the Secretary‐General in 2013 to break the silence. “With the tagline “wecantwait”, the Day is an opportunity to inspire action and underscore the urgency needed to end open defecation, especially for the women and girls who are particularly vulnerable. “

Eseye has a great number of connected customers with over one hundred thousand connected devices across the African continent and is a proud supporter of this initiative.

Our Customers and friends are welcome to come to ‘pay a visit’ in our office, and see the poster showing our twinned Toilet close to in a village called Eseye.

For more information and to twin your toilet please see: http://www.toilettwinning.org/what-is-toilet-twinning/

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PRESS RELEASE

Eseye recognised in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services.

Guildford, UK, 10 November 2014. Eseye is pleased to announce its entry on Gartner's first Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services solutions which landscapes the global market its vendors and their relative positions across the four quadrants of leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players.

M2M is a popular acronym which describes the underpinning communications technology for The Internet of Things and Big Data. While widely discussed and debated it is, however, difficult for customers to determine where to start in terms of selecting the right vendors to assess and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each vendor. Especially when one considers the broad range of communication methods and protocols already in use for m2m including fixed, Wi-Fi, cellular, satellite and a number of other radio standards.

The magic quadrant is an independent assessment of the specific markets addressed and is not exclusive to Gartner customers – i.e. it is not a paid-for service and while applications are made, inclusion is not guaranteed. As a result, companies wishing to deploy a connected solution can use Gartner’s magic quadrant findings to educate themselves on the market and remove some of the risks associated with sourcing M2M products and services.

The market for M2M is vast and continuing to expand and even with its 400k+ devices under management at the time, Eseye is positioned as a “Niche” player in an M2M market.

“We concur with the findings reported in the quadrant. Eseye is very much focused on the customer experience with a unique set of strong value propositions that appeal to a subset of the M2M market. A growing number of customers are attracted by our ability to resolve technical complexity and deliver tailored, continuous connectivity on a global basis. We do not see ourselves as competitors to the larger MNOs with whom we work to deliver our network services, but rather as a value adding service partner who can go that extra mile for customers with complex and critical connectivity requirements. We have seen phenomenal growth over the last few years and Eseye will continue to innovate and provide new and better ways of connecting devices to the Internet of Things”

Julian Hardy, Eseye CEO    

Our focused approach means that Eseye’s global deployments whilst not as significant as that of our MNO partners, has seen successful deployments in 96 countries including some of the most challenging environments, all of which serve to validate the robustness of our solutions.

Our vertical market focus is essential to truly understanding customer requirements. This means that unlike other organisations, our emphasis is entirely on delivering robust, reliable and securely connected end-to-end M2M solutions within each of the verticals we serve. Connectivity that is contextual to the device itself.

Eseye’s data centre presence is based on customer needs and new datacentres are opened (such as that in New York, opened October 2014) as and when requirements exist. The speed of Eseye’s management portal is proportionate to the aggregation of connectivity data from hundreds of mobile networks which for any one multinational customer is more challenging than when data is only aggregated from one single mobile network such as is the case with many MNOs and SIM resellers. Our portal is continuously undergoing improvements based on live customer requirements and the imminent next release will see vast improvements in both speed and features available to our customers.


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Eseye at European Utility Week 4-6 November 2014.

We are very excited to join all the large European utilities and energy solutions providers at the European Utilities Week, the  biggest European smart utility event completely focused on Energy metering, monitoring and maintenance.

We are hosting our customers on stand 4H22 where our Energy Expert David Pearson will be talking to delegates in IoT for connected energy. Eseye already has a busy schedule with companies leveraging our M2M and connected devices expertise to shorten their time-to-market and to achieve successfully connected energy solutions.

Eseye’s solutions are deployed in 96 countries and at present we manage connectivity to approximately 90% of all pre-paid Smart Meters in the UK. Energy has been on of our focus markets over the last 3 years and we have a deep understanding of the dynamics and drivers for this type of solution. Understanding our customers’ challenges is vital to delivering effective results which is why so many connected energy meter and device manufacturers count Eseye as a key development and M2M connectivity partner.

We are open for business on stand 4H22 from the morning of Tuesday 4th November and look forward to delegates joining us for a chat about their Energy solutions and about how Eseye is making a difference in Connected Energy today.

Stay tuned as we will send live updates from Amsterdam on twitter EseyeM2M and we look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!

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As the weather gets colder, M2M technology can help homes across the country, saving energy, cutting costs and keeping people safe.

Eseye’s award-winning energy monitor, Shoebill, collects data on electricity usage every half an hour and sends the information wirelessly to a user’s web or smartphone dashboard application, allowing users to analyse the data and see where, when and how to save on energy. This allows the customer to easily see where they are losing energy and help them take complete control when it comes to their bills, ensuring no nasty surprises when it comes to winter.

As well as saving money on energy bills and reducing carbon footprints, M2M can not only keep you cosy during the colder months at a low cost, but can also help ensure elderly or ill people can live at home comfortably without worry. Especially during the winter months, family, friends or even patients can worry about healthcare and keeping up with health checks at their local GP or hospital. Devices such as glucometers, GPS trackers and movement sensors, help keep families and patients more at ease, enabling data and alerts to be sent securely to a professional when needed.

If you’d like to find out more about our Smart Meters click here.

Find out more about M2M in Healthcare by clicking here.

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Guildford, UK 21st October 2014. Global Internet of Things solutions providers Eseye are pleased to announce the opening of a new a state-of-the-art datacentre hosted at Atlantic Metro Communications in New York, an Internet Infrastructure Service Provider.

Adding to the three existing datacentres in the UK, Isle of Man and Kenya, the New York Datacentre is Eseye’s fourth. It is built to an N+1 standard excluding single points of failure which removes potential impact on the main infrastructure or its failover providing the highest level of reliability for Eseye’s customers, business and mission critical systems.

The datacentre improves the AnyNet service offering to American customers by providing in country data routing, American IP address options as well as applications that require a US-based source for connectivity.

“Opening of new datacentres form part of Eseye’s key strategic initiatives to continue to facilitate best-in-class cellular network agnostic services for our customers. With customers in 96 countries already, this New York datacentre has been put in place to continue the scaling of our infrastructure to support the phenomenal growth we have seen over the last few years. It is clear that the continued investment in our infrastructure globally is essential to meeting the requirements of our growing connection base of M2M devices”.

Ian Marsden, CTO Eseye

 

Eseye has seen a vast activity increase in markets such as Retail in both EMEA and American geographies. A significant number of Retail applications include automated payments where constant, secure and reliable 2G or 3G connectivity is business critical and where no connectivity means there is no facility to process payments ultimately affecting revenue. Eseye’s ability to ensure the highest network uptime as well as support customers 24/7 means the company is delivering excellent services to customers with business critical connectivity such as seen in Retail.

With Eseye’s recent announcement of ISO27001 certification the opening of this highly secure datacentre the company takes another step towards completing the offer of truly secure global data management for Internet of Things and M2M customers.

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For more information or to arrange an interview contact Eseye’s press team on +44 (0)1483 685154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Eseye

Established in 2007, Eseye is a leading provider of global cellular internet connectivity for IoT devices, delivering Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions to businesses serving key areas of connected home, connected enterprises and connected cities. With headquarters in Europe and offices in North America, Australia, Africa and Asia, the company designs and develops innovative long-life solutions focused on real business outcomes while offering a ubiquitous connectivity layer and unparalleled lifetime service and support. Eseye cover a large global footprint counting managed connectivity customers in 96 countries and continue to deliver the most robust and reliable worldwide network for the Internet of Things.
For more information about Eseye please visit www.eseye.com.

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Guildford, UK 20th October 2014. Eseye are proud to announce that as of 15th October 2014 the company has officially achieved its ISO 27001:2013 certification issued by Alcumus ISOQAR a UKAS approved certification house.

The ISO27001 certificate is a global Information Security Management System standard that protects Eseye and its customers by ensuring implementation of an effective security system and becoming certified demonstrates full assessment and validation of end-to-end security systems related to handling Eseye and customer data.

Security is vital in Information technology and in particular to an M2M specialist that handles data and information globally. The ISO27001:2013 certification covers all information formats including paper, electronic, email and even conversational, which means Eseye can now ensure that the process around any form of data passing through the company is clear, risk-assessed and risk-mitigated to facilitate protection and safeguarding. This certification forms part of Eseye’s continuous efforts to provide an end-to-end approach to its services. As Eseye now holds this certification, all the building blocks of our solutions are covered, including services from Eseye’s cellular network partners such as Manx Telecom who are also ISO27001 certified.

In the last few weeks there have been several data breaches across different companies that have been making headlines.  Eseye are making sure that customer data and information is safe and secure by implementing the world recognised management system standard.

“As our customers themselves strive to meet increasingly challenging 24/7 customer service demands they need to trust that all information is being managed and stored in a secure and properly managed environment. Our customers can now have confidence that this is what Eseye deliver. This globally recognised certification clearly demonstrates Eseye’s ability to meet the highest possible standards in our operational data security practices that are very much at the core of the company.”

      Adam Hayes, CFO Eseye

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Eseye's ISO27001:2013 registration certificate number is 12521 and can be viewed here.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact Eseye’s press team on +44 (0)1483 685154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

About ISO27001

(Source: www.ISO.Org.)

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization. The requirements set out in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or nature.

More information about ISO 27001:2013 here.

 

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Guildford, UK 16 October 2014. Eseye are pleased to announce that we are working alongside Philips Healthcare, supplying reliable Multi-IMSI AnyNet connectivity for their TeleHealth platform – The Philips Motiva. Philips Motiva connects patients with chronic conditions such as: Chronic Heart Failure, Diabetes Mellitus, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), to their healthcare providers, allowing them to live comfortably in their own homes without any worries.

The interactive TeleHealth platform is expertly designed to allow people with chronic conditions to be monitored from the comfort of their own home, empowering them to manage their illnesses with flexibility. The system itself is intuitive, with the ability to be tailored to suit the individual requirements of a patient. The application can monitor the patient’s weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation in the blood and can also be used to answer a questionnaire.

“Eseye are proud to be involved with Philips Motiva. The value of empowering a patient to monitor and manage their condition from the comfort of their own home, while maximising their quality of life is huge. Connectivity is critical and it was a pleasure working with the team at Philips Healthcare to deliver a managed solution.”

Paul Tarsey, Eseye

The Multi-IMSI AnyNet SIM was the ideal solution for the Philips Motiva, delivering an entirely mobile network-independent global connectivity solution. Much like the Motiva itself, the AnyNet is all about flexibility and freedom. With its ability to connect to multiple networks through multiple IMSIs, the AnyNet ensures the Philips Motiva maintains reliable connectivity and therefore allows patients to be monitored consistently with confidence.

"Working with Eseye and using their Multi-IMSI AnyNet SIM means we can now offer a roaming solution capable of connecting to all UK & potentially European networks using a single SIM, allowing us to manage the rollout of new Motiva Telehealth installations with confidence. We have already seen a reduction in failed installations and callouts due to poor network coverage, reducing repeat visits and in turn saving costs. Previously we had not considered a roaming solution due to fixed data plans and high over usage charges. Using Eseye’s AnyNet SIM broke down these barriers and gave us simple and scalable pricing. Working with Eseye's support engineers we have been able to optimise our data protocols within our application, reducing our costs by 25% while delivering a superior solution and customer experience."

Geoff Hayllar, Philips Healthcare

Philips Motiva provides support to patients and helps promote patient self-care and behaviour change, meaning overall better health. The Philips Motiva can send motivational messages from caregivers that help encourage healthy lifestyle choices for diet and exercise, so that the longer the patient is monitored by the system, the more likely they are to make better choices that impact their overall health. The system also provides feedback about vital signs measurements, as well as informational videos and guides relevant to their healthcare needs, helping a patient learn and track their progress toward personal health goals.

Connectivity plays a vital role in keeping these monitoring systems up and running, and with the help of M2M technology patient data is easily transferred from home to hospital and back.

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For more information or to arrange an interview contact Eseye’s press team on +44 (0)1483 685154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.

 

Click here to download a this Press Release as a PDF

Click here to read the full case study.

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Guildford, UK, 10th October 2014. Eseye are proud to confirm its sponsorship of the annual CISCO IoT World Forum.

Eseye, after recent successful engagements on a number of initiatives with CISCO, including collaboration with the Energywise JouleX team in Europe is proud to announce its by-invitation-only sponsorship of the Cisco IOT World Forum in Chicago and its joint speaking engagement with Cisco at the IP Expo in London 8-9th October 2014.

With innovative customer wins such as M-KOPA, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, and Robomow, Eseye is quickly gaining a reputation as the leading provider of global managed connectivity solutions for critical M2M deployments.

Cisco has long been championing the development of devices and services for the Internet of Things and this invitation is another example of the recognition Eseye is receiving from the global IoT community which is prompted by the company’s successful focus on delivering secure and reliable global cellular internet connectivity for IoT devices and continuous devotion to customer service excellence.

 "At Eseye we are entirely focused on business outcomes for our global client base of multi nationals. With exciting new customer deployments to be announced over the next 2 months as well as recent investment from Accion - a global Impact fund, Eseye is poised to take its place as a leading force in IoT.  As we move through the rest of 2014 and kick off 2015 we will engage in more communications and public speaking activities to let those around us leverage our innovations and the knowledge and expertise we have gained over the last 7 years serving IoT customers in all shapes and forms”.  Julian Hardy - CEO Eseye.

Eseye were also recently invited to speak at TechMarketView’s LBB Event on ‘The Future of M2M’ as well as Ernst & Young’s Leadership Technology Media & Entertainment & Telecoms (TMT) Forum and have a number of further engagements planned for the rest of 2014 and 2015.

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Guildford, UK, 6th October 2014. Eseye are delighted to confirm that the company has recently received investment into the business from Accion Frontier Investment Group, a pioneer and leader in bringing financial services to the underserved, with a participating investment in our $9.0 million Series B financing round.

It was Eseye’s work to enable off-the-grid energy solutions for the underserved through our managed connectivity and M2M platform that spurred Accion’s interested in the company. Eseye is partnered with M-KOPA, a mobile technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya, to deliver solar-powered lighting and mobile charging to rural Kenyans on a pay-as-you-go basis, with payments facilitated by M-PESA’s mobile wallet. As a partner to M-KOPA, Eseye has been providing development consultancy for products and payment solutions for a number of years along with managed connectivity and application services.

“It’s great to work on innovative products that make a real difference to people's lives and this investment from Accion will help further Eseye's ability to enable these types of M2M solutions. We are thrilled to work with Accion’s Frontier Investments Group, given their experience in accelerating new technologies that help expand access to financial services.”

Julian Hardy – CEO, Eseye

Jonathan Whittle, Managing Director of Frontier, stated in September: “Eseye’s M2M solutions are enabling exciting new pay-as-you-go asset financing and prepaid models that give those in emerging markets access to critical, life-enhancing goods and services previously unavailable.” Whittle has joined Eseye’s board of directors as part of the transaction.

Eseye’s work to enable green energy and serve a variety of communities in off-grid and developing countries continues with a number of other application areas not excluding continued support for M-KOPAs expansion plans as well as temperature monitoring solutions for NGO environments across Africa and other emerging economies. The company will make further announcements related to these particular activities.

 


For more information or to arrange an interview contact Eseye’s press team on +44 (0)1483 685154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Eseye

Established in 2007, Eseye is a leading provider of global cellular internet connectivity for IoT devices, delivering Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions to businesses serving key areas of connected home, connected enterprises and connected cities. With headquarters in Europe and offices in North America, Australia, Africa and Asia, the company designs and develops innovative long-life solutions focused on real business outcomes while offering a ubiquitous connectivity layer and unparalleled lifetime service and support. Eseye cover a large global footprint counting managed connectivity customers in 96 countries and continue to deliver the most robust and reliable worldwide network for the Internet of Things. Additional information is available at www.eseye.com.

Accion’s Frontier Investments Group

Frontier is a venture equity initiative that invests in companies with disruptive models that enhance the efficiency, reach and scope of financial products and services for those underserved in emerging markets. Frontier is part of Accion, a pioneer and global leader in financial inclusion with five decades of experience in emerging markets – including feet-on-the-ground and institutional relationships on four continents and a deep bench of industry specialists. Additional information is available at www.accion.org/frontier.

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We’re pleased to congratulate Grace Wimbury today on her 25th work anniversary! Grace has worked with Dataflex Design Communications, a subsidiary of Eseye, for 25 years today and is still going strong.

Grace has held a number of roles with the companies and is a dedicated member of the team who is both loved and respected amongst her peers for not only her organised, thorough and meticulous planning and record keeping, but also her lovely personality and presence in the office. She is both trusted personally and professionally by all that know her.

In addition to working at Dataflex, Grace makes regular charity donations to animal charities Naomi House and Lewis’s Fund.

We’d all like to say a huge thank you to Grace for sticking with us for 25 years! Congratulations!

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M2M connectivity makes solar powered lighting affordable, offering world-class products to consumers for less than their daily spend on kerosene.

Eseye’s long term customer and partner M-KOPA announced on Thursday last week that it has reached a ground-breaking achievement of connecting 100,000 homes in East Africa to light and power using solar technology and M2M connectivity.

This achievement has been realised in less than 2 years and marks an important milestone for the company supplying solar powered light and electricity to populations outside the grid.

The company estimates that each of the solar powered homes will save $750 over the next 4 years resulting in a combined saving of $75M on Kerosene; money, which we agree, is better spent on other priorities - more food on the table, more money for school books and tuition, more cash to invest in businesses.

Eseye is a long term design and development partner for M-KOPA. As part of the development team right from the onset, Eseye has been instrumental in the architecture and design of the M2M design behind this novel business that enhances lives. As a global M2M solutions provider, manages all connectivity to the existing 100,000 devices. 

“We are proud to have been part of the team that has developed this marvellous technology to enable and empower people giving them opportunities to achieve, learn, and save” says Paul Marshall, COO at Eseye. 

M-KOPA is a customer that perfectly encapsulates Eseye's end-to-end approach delivering expertise, devices and connectivity that work the world over with the same ubiquitous experience regardless of location, carrier and function.

In conjunction with the announcement last week, M-KOPA released a video showing how the M-KOPA solution has made a significant difference to the lives of the people using it. Watch the M-KOPA Video here: bit.ly/m-kopa100k.



About Eseye
Eseye is a leading global technology supplier for managed machine-to-machine (M2M) services. Eseye provides every aspect of M2M solutions in-house, all from design and integration consultancy to connectivity, managed services and dashboards for monitoring and control. With a growing client base of over 550 cross-sector leaders across 96 countries, Eseye has positioned itself at the forefront of a rapidly expanding Internet of Things industry, helping its clients solve the most complex business problems using the best in M2M technology.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact Eseye’s press team on 01483 685154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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M-KOPA Solar and Eseye license platform technology

M-KOPA Solar and Eseye have announced that they will license the M-KOPAnet technology platform to partners outside of East Africa. This platform powers M-KOPA Solar’s market-leading pay-as-you-go solar energy solution for off-grid customers in developing markets.

Eseye partnered with M-KOPA Solar in 2011 to develop the platform’s application framework.

M-KOPAnet connects the embedded SIM card, engineered into each solar system, with the application servers and the mobile money platform. It serves as a backend system to operate all functions of the business and a powerful data platform, enabling M-KOPA Solar to securely monitor and manage each pay-as-you-go solar system’s performance.

In a single month M-KOPAnet collects more than 100,000 device location records, 250,000 payment records, 1 million solar panel readings and 1 million battery readings. This rich data collection helps M-KOPA Solar detect demand patterns and improve its offering in real time.

Those interested in the M-KOPAnet platform should send introductory emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Social networking is one of the best ways to connect with long distance friends, family and loved ones across the world. The only problem with usual social networks is that there won’t always be internet access to make that connection.

Good Night Lamp is a physical social network that doesn’t rely on internet connection. The lovely design comes in the form of one Big Lamp and one Little Lamp shaped like houses. The on/off button is located on the chimney of the Big Lamp and when you turn on the Big Lamp, the Little Lamp turns on too. You can send the Little Lamp to anybody in the world (as long as you know their address) knowing that the device will work in any area, with no lengthy setup and no reliance on internet connection.  

Eseye are happy to be powering the beautifully designed “100 Set”, a limited edition walnut-veneered set of lamps. Each of the sets will come with five years of global cellular connectivity. The Big Lamp will use whatever local provider is in your country to connect to the Little Lamp.

We love the idea of the Good Night Lamp because it’s a simple and easy to grasp use of the Internet of Things that anyone can get involved with as there is no setup, it all works when you plug it in.  It’s so simple, but the lamps will allow an emotional connection that is more valuable than the standard social network.

For more information about Good Night Lamp or to purchase a limited edition “100 Set” design click here

 

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Today is the day of The Electric Vehicle Summit. The event works as a platform that crosses people from the automotive sector, government and academia in order to share knowledge about the development of the EV Sector in Surrey.

The University of Surrey is one of the leading centres for research into EV technology making it the perfect host for this particular event. As Eseye are closely linked with the University of Surrey, being located in the Research Park, we thought we’d take a look at EV technology and the growth of an industry.

EV Technology

In the EU, road transport contributes to approximately a fifth of total carbon dioxide emissions. This combined with the fact that we now have a more in-depth understanding of global warming and humanity’s effect negatively on the environment on the whole, means that many people are making the shift from petrol/diesel cars to energy efficient electric vehicles.

There are thousands of EV charging points across the UK already in place, with more being added every month which means common excuses not to switch to EV vehicles such as lack of charging points are no longer validated. EV charging points allow people to decrease their carbon footprint, while also saving money on the costs of rising fuel prices. If this wasn’t already reason enough why the EV industry is growing at a rapid rate, the government also fund up to £1000 for drivers to have a charging point installed at home.

Eseye has previously worked alongside Charge Your Car the UK’s pay-as-you-go network used for electric vehicle (EV) charging. Charge Your Car use the AnyNet SIM to ensure that they know exactly how much energy is being consumed and how much they need to charge to the customer both reliably and efficiently.

It’s clear the EV industry is growing at a rapid rate and with charge points more readily available than ever, we’re sure to see many people switching to a greener car. The EV Summit will be used to establish a Surrey EV Network which would provide a focus for future collaboration between key partners. Eseye are excited to see what this event will mean for the future of EV technology in the Surrey area as well as across the UK.

For more information about Charge Your Car check out this case study

If you’d like to learn more about The EV summit at The University of Surrey click here

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IFA, Europe’s largest annual tech show, is nearly over for this year with only two more days of showcasing the latest tech innovations left! We’re bringing you all you need to know about the latest gadgets and gizmos from this year’s show in Berlin.

This year IFA showcased some of the best gadgets you could get your hands on, or rather you could get on your wrists. Smartwatches definitely stole the show at IFA 2014 with the Moto 360 causing a stir with its stylish round clock face being labelled as “the best smartwatch yet” - certainly a bold statement when up against a fantastic array of other pieces of connected technology such as the Samsung Gear S and the Asus ZenWatch.

The Moto 360 is an Android compatible device offers a standard one day battery life and charges in a dock, making it the perfect everyday smartwatch. It boasts a whopping 4GB storage, high res LCD backlit screen and heart rate monitor, which is pretty good in comparison to other smartwatches that are about to be released!

Although the Moto 360 may have beaten Samsung’s Gear S, Samsung did unveil a rival for the Oculus Rift called the Gear VR. Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset that you can slot a Galaxy Note 4 into to fully immerse the player into a virtual reality of their choosing. The Oculus Rift has created a lot of buzz this year due to its amazing technology, but also its ability to give people motion sickness! Let’s hope that the Samsung Gear VR is slightly easier to get along with!

For more information on IFA 2014 click here

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Moto 360 circular smartwatch released by Motorola

New circular smartwatch is more stylish than others – a step in the right direction for wearable technology. The firm said it believed the model offered a stylish design after what it suggested had been a series of unappealing wearable tech launches by its rivals.

For even more information on the Moto 360, click here for The Guardian’s take on the smartwatch masquerading as a classic time piece.

M2M in the News: Bright Ideas with M2M

Connected applications are impacting our day to day lives even though we might not know it. There are many M2M applications and systems that can play a vital role in lowering our energy consumption, for example street lighting.

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Connected applications are impacting our day to day lives even though we might not know it. There are many M2M applications and systems that can play a vital role in lowering our energy consumption, for example street lighting.

Eseye supports smart city street lighting and have previously worked alongside WiMAC, a product development company that has developed a market leading street lighting control and management solution.  In order to function effectively, any company providing energy efficient street lighting control systems needs to ensure that they maintain consistent connectivity. WiMAC chose to work alongside Eseye for connectivity as we can deliver a single connectivity solution that works internationally. The AnyNet SIM solution with dual redundant VPNs was added into the WiMAC Central Management System and granular level billing to meet the internal accounting needs as well as the needs of WiMAC’s customers.

WiMAC have over 100,000 streetlights deployed in more than five countries and three continents.

The spotlight may well be on the street lights at the moment, but LG also has an exciting product lighting up our homes as well as cutting energy consumption. The LG Smart Bulb has a variety of different uses that can be controlled via smartphone using either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The bulb will last for over a decade if switched on for around five hours per day - an amazing 80% energy saving compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, according to LG.

LG’s new lighting system could prove revolutionary to deaf people. With the system being linked to their smartphones, deaf people can set the bulb to flash whenever they receive a phone call.

From smart street lighting to the light bulbs in our homes, I wonder what bright ideas they’ll come up with next!

To find out more about Eseye’s work with WiMAC click here

For more on the Smart Bulb click here

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Hypercat is Phase II of the IoT Consortium called Eyehub and Eseye are proud to be a part of the technology team for Eyehub. The UK government's Technology Strategy Board has announced a further £1.6 million investment in the HyperCat.

The Government had initially invested an amazing £6.4 million to the Hypercat and have no announced a further £1.6 million will be added to this fund making the overall funding for Hypercat a whopping £8 million. The Hypercat will unlock the full potential of the internet of things by creating a world wide web specifically for machines. The next step will be to create policies around privacy and security of data, to ensure that HyperCat is not used to exploit personal information.

Justin Anderson, CEO of IoT vendor Flexeye, said: "As new entrants to the IoT market strive to deliver revolutionary solutions at an extraordinary pace, HyperCat will ensure that these players can securely speak a common language."

The Hypercat is an exciting project that will not only unlock the full potential of the Internet of Things, but will also create many new jobs and therefore help support the UK economy.

To find out more about Hypercat click here

 

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Wearable technology in the Healthcare sector is becoming increasingly more popular thanks to innovative designs that are useful, yet compact and comfortable. We’ve seen many devices that measure different body functions such as heart rate or glucose levels, and now the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has partnered with Intel to create a health device for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

The devices collect over 300 observations per second from the wearer about the measurable features of Parkinson's disease such as tremors, sleep patterns and balance. Using the data produced from these devices could help with the progression of drug development to help relieve symptoms for sufferers.

"Data science and wearable computing hold the potential to transform our ability to capture and objectively measure patients' actual experience of disease, with unprecedented implications for Parkinson's drug development, diagnosis and treatment," said Todd Sherer, chief executive of The Michael J Fox Foundation.

Intel and The Michael J Fox Foundation also plan to launch a new mobile application later this year that allows patients to report their medication intake as well as how they are feeling.

Parkinson’s disease affects one in 100 people over the age of 60 and currently there is no test to diagnose the disease. With the help of wearable technology, scientists will be able to learn more about diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s.  

To find out more about Wearable Technology aiding Parkinson's disease research click here

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On Monday, Eseye launched an exciting competition in which one lucky twitter follower will win an amazing HERA200! This competition is to both our 1000th tweet and the launch of the HERA200. Here’s why you should enter and be excited about the prospect of owning a HERA200!

The HERA200

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The HERA200 is a compact Arduino-enabled 2G gateway that gives anybody an open-standard and easy way of connecting to mobile networks and integrating sensor equipment into M2M platforms. The router is optimised for cellular sensor or command/control applications and integrating sensor equipment into M2M platforms enables cost effective industry specific M2M applications.

The best part about winning a HERA200 is the ease of use as well as the extensive possibilities of what you can create. The sheer simplicity of the Arduino programming language makes it accessible to all age ranges, even children, the platform is being built and improved for learning, building on lessons and sharing code.

So what are you waiting for? The 1000th tweet has already been posted and there is a limited time to enter! Make sure you’re following us on twitter and RT the 1000th tweet which is currently pinned to the top of our twitter feed!

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