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Inmarsat Selects Hughes to Develop New BGAN M2M Terminal

Inmarsat has selected Hughes Network Systems to develop a new machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal for its BGAN service. Hughes will develop the new 9502 BGAN M2M terminal by building on its 9201-M2M platform.

The BGAN M2M service will offer end-to-end IP data capability for real-time applications including smart metering, SCADA, monitoring and other infrastructure telemetry solutions.  Planned for launch in Q1 2012, Inmarsat will target the low-cost M2M service at the utilities, oil & gas, and retail banking markets.

 

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Snowflake to acquire TruEra AI observability platform

Snowflake has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TruEra, providers of an AI observability platform. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Biggest Windows 11 update in 2 years nearly finalized, enters Release Preview — Ars Technica

Microsoft has released Windows 11 24H2 build 26100.712 to its Release Preview testing channel for Windows Insiders, a sign that the update is nearly complete and that the company has shifted into bug-fixing mode ahead of general availability, writes Andrew Cunningham in Ars Technica. 

Elon Musk’s xAI is working on making Grok multimodal — The Verge

Elon Musk’s AI company, xAI, is making progress on adding multimodal inputs to its Grok chatbot, according to public developer documents, writes Kylie Robison in The Verge.