SanDisk Corporation today announced that the company’s venture arm, SanDisk Ventures, has invested in Altair Semiconductor, a developer of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair’s products bring 4G LTE Internet connectivity to tablets, netbooks, USB dongles, portable hotspots, fixed routers and modems, machine-to-machine applications and other devices.
Telefónica and Geotab, a provider of m2m fleet transport telematics technology, have today announced an agreement to partner in Europe. The agreement will initially focus on the markets of Spain, Germany and the U.K. with the intention to explore Latin American markets in the near future. The solution, which includes Geotab’s plug-and-play device, offers real time fleet management and the ability to develop a number of alerts, notifications, and review driver trip and activity reports.
MobiTV and TV Bank, a live video distribution system and video provider for connected devices in Japan, announced a partnership to leverage MobiTV’s software-based platform and NetDVR (nDVR) technology to extend TV services across screens. The service, launching this fall, will enable an entertainment experience on connected devices, including smartphones, tablets and PC browsers.
Johnson Health Tech (JHT) introduces a new line of fitness equipment equipped with ViaFit, a wireless connectivity system that enables the machine to share workout data with popular fitness apps, tracking devices and social communities. ViaFit gives users the option to use the included workout tracking tools or connect to multiple third party apps and communities, including: FitBit, MyFitnessPal, Facebook, BodyMedia, MapMyFitness, Carepass, RunKeeper and Jawbone among others.
C Spire announced that iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular are now available on its 4G LTE network. C Spire customers can add a tablet for $10 a month to a shared data tablet plan. The company also offers a range of data access plans starting at $20 a month for 1 GB of data and optional data passes.