IMC Newsdesk Archives: February 2020
Cisco has introduced new machine learning capabilities to its IoT Control Center suite aimed at improving cellular IoT connection management, control, and increased security. The new features include anomaly detection and smart billing, and are designed to allow service providers to create competitive cellular IoT offerings for their customers
1NCE GmbH is expanding its IoT connectivity services to more than 60 additional countries. These include Australia, Japan, Mexico and Canada. With the extended network coverage, the 1NCE IoT Flat Rate will now be available in 103 countries worldwide
Telit has launched a turnkey evaluation kit for rapidly developing and deploying a wide variety of IoT solutions, including drones, wearables, smart home devices. Bravo is designed to provide application developers, device manufacturers and solution designers with everything they need for the First Mile of IoT
Italian IoT specialist Eurotech has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The company will offer IoT edge gateways supporting AWS services
Israeli IoT cybersecurity specialist SecuriThings has integrated its Horizon IoT cyber-attack detection and mitigation software into the Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT. The integration will provide customers with both risk detection and mitigation, and automated maintenance for every managed IoT device, all in a unified view
The organisers of next week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg have been rocked by a large number of high-profile exhibitors cancelling due to coronavirus fears. However, they say will not go the same way as Mobile World Congress – which announced its cancellation last week – and that this show will go on.
Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile US, Telefonica, Orange and the GSMA are jointly testing production-ready blockchain technology so operators can easily generate and sign secure, inter-operator IoT roaming discount agreements.
Bosch has established ethical red lines for the use of artificial intelligence (AI). The German technology company has issued guidelines governing the use of AI in its intelligent products.
Second Spectrum, the official optical tracking and analytics provider of sports leagues such as the National Basketball Association and the English Premier League, has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud, machine learning (ML) and AI provider.
Sigfox has launched the second French edition of its Hacking House in Paris, which, for six months, will see participants from seven countries bringing IoT-based projects to life addressing issues as diverse as car theft prevention and bird protection.
Australian operator Telstra has certified U-Blox’s Sara-R410M-83B dual-mode cellular module. The LTE-M and NB-IoT modules can secure the IoT from end to end.
Communications enabler BICS has selected fellow Belgian company Inmanta for end-to-end network and service orchestration. Inmanta will support the BICS automation journey with its intent-based service orchestrator, based on a multi-year agreement.
Mobile operator O2 plans to roll out the first LTE-M network across the UK in 2020, with 50 sites already live.
Schneider Electric has announced a short-depth smart uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with lithium-ion to bring critical power to Europe's IoT and edge computing markets.
Californian passwordless consumer authentication company Nok Nok Lab has announced the IoT SDK to provide multi-factor, strong authentication with support for both standalone IoT devices and those connected to a cloud service using the firm’s S3 authentication suite.
Swiss electronics firm ST Microelectronics has announced low-power microcontrollers that emphasise security to assure better protected IoT-connected applications.
This month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona could be cancelled as big name exhibitors pull out due to fears over the coronavirus. Show organiser, the GSMA, is believed to be holding a meeting on Friday this week to decide the event’s fate.
AI technology from chip designer Arm is aiming to increase the amount of on-device intelligence for IoT applications. This it hopes will increase security as it reduces reliance on cloud and internet connections.
Telit is working with Israeli cyber-security company Sternum to provide real-time embedded protection for IoT devices.
Sigfox has found that its IoT network could have benefits for direct marketing campaigns. Its UK operator WND collaborated with Ebi, a print and fulfilment specialist with expertise in interactive communications, to enable live communication over the public Sigfox network with potential customers in their homes.
US Cellular has launched its LTE-M network on more than 90% of its cell sites across the USA, with plans to have them 100% covered in the second quarter of 2020.
German companies 1NCE and Ubirch are implementing blockchain security technology on SIM cards.
Verizon has launched Monarch Go and Monarch GPS, two Verizon-certified LTE-M products for companies looking to fast-track commercial deployments of wireless-IoT connected devices. The tech company is the first carrier to certify these Sequans all-in-one modem components.
NimbeLink’s cellular-based asset trackers are available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace device catalogue.
French space start-up Kinéis has raises €100m to finance a constellation of nanosatellites dedicated to the IoT.
RFID tag specialist Omni-ID has launched a range of, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and LoRa-enabled devices. The Sense range of RFID devices uses sensors to transmit situational and status data over BLE, GPS, and open standard LPWAN communication protocols.
Microsoft is putting workers at risk by stopping releasing security patches for Windows 7, according to TrapX Security, which has identified a malware campaign targeting IoT devices running Windows 7 at manufacturing sites.
Libelium is integrating customised IoT projects and consulting services into its business model. The Spanish company says it is evolving from a hardware manufacturer business with the aim of becoming a system integrator.
Sara Brown from MultiTech is the new chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) following the trade body’s annual general meeting at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Kim Bybjerg of Tata Communications was elected as vice chairman.
AttoCore, a developer of 4G and 5G mobile core network software, has enhanced its flagship AttoEPC enhanced packet core to add support for the IoT.
IoT malware is up year-on-year by 4.8% to 34.3 million attacks, including a Q3 jump of 33%, according to this year’s SonicWall Threat Report published this week. Overall, malware attacks fell by 6% to 9.9bn.
Swedish mobile data software company Aptilo Networks has introduced the IoT CCS connectivity control service, delivered as a service for mobile operators that want to innovate in the IoT era.
Taiwanese embedded computer company Advantech has released a Q Seven module for AI, machine vision and big data processing and analytics in IoT applications.
Four regional areas are set to benefit from networks being funded by the Victorian government in Australia as part of its trial to test IoT technology on farms. The networks will cover approximately 600 farms and 5000 square kilometres.
Utah-based DigiCert has announced two public key infrastructure (PKI) tools – IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager. Both use a container-based, cloud-agnostic implementation that ensures fast and flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid PKI deployments.