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IBM opens four labs to secure IoT devices and ATMs

At last week’s Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas, IBM Security announced X-Force Red Labs, a network of four secure facilities dedicated to testing the security of devices and systems including consumer and industrial IoT technologies, automotive equipment, and ATMs.

China Mobile sees rapid growth in IoT

In the first half of 2018, China Mobile’s IoT business achieved rapid growth, with a net addition of 155 million IoT smart connections, bringing the total number of IoT smart connections to 384 million. Revenue from its IoT business recorded a year-on-year growth of 47.6%.

Juniper upgrades security for cloud, 5G and IoT

California-based Juniper Networks has announced an upgraded services processing card that can deliver up to an 11x performance boost to its SRX5000 line of services gateways across a variety of key performance metrics.

Digi offers LTE-M and NB-IoT from one footprint

Digi has introduced the XBee3 cellular LTE-M development kits featuring its latest smart cellular modem. This LTE-M certification is due to be followed by the certification of the XBee3 Cellular NB-IoT in October 2018.

BCL adds IoT layer to blockchain structure

Singapore-based BCL Foundation has added an IoT layer to the traditional blockchain structure so it can connect the virtual and real world through the power of blockchain and IoT devices. The aim is to create a full-scale public chain for enterprises.

Future for IoT development

Canadian electronic component distributor Future Electronics has enhanced its Nebula IoT development kit, which lets novices and expert developers alike explore the opportunities in IoT applications.

STM development kit charges IoT devices

ST Microelectronics has developed a plug-and-play wireless battery-charger development kit that lets users build compact chargers up to 2.5W with a 20mm-diameter coil, for charging small IoT devices and wearables such as smart watches, sports gear or healthcare equipment.


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