IMC Newsdesk Archives: July 2019
Avnet is giving away 20,000 free Azure Sphere starter kits to help developers create highly secure, end-to-end IoT services.
Chinese consumer electronics company Oppo is to build a research centre in Chang'an Town, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, to focus on smartphone and IoT development.
A partnership between Turkish telematics company Arvento Mobile Systems and Swiss wireless connectivity firm U-Blox has led to the launch of a vehicle tracking system.
The WR54 wireless router from Digi International, a Minnesota-based provider of IoT connectivity products, has been tested and approved for use on the US FirstNet communications platform.
New Jersey-based certificate authority Sectigo, formerly Comodo CA, has announced a secure edge computing technology pact with NetObjex, an intelligent automation platform for tracking, tracing and monitoring digital assets using AI, blockchain and the IoT.
Libelium is using IoT technology to protect important tapestries at the Huesca Museum in Spain.
Japanese smart connectivity company Soracom has announced general availability of its Napter service for remote access to IoT devices.
French IoT specialist Kerlink has hired IoT and telecoms veteran René Arbefeuille (pictured) to lead the company’s expansion in Asia Pacific. Arbefeuille will help position Kerlink to provide LoRaWan services in a market projected to have robust IoT growth.
Trade association 5G Americas has published a whitepaper that explores the market drivers and technology for the IoT, trends in verticals and applications, and an overview of developments in 3GPP standards for cellular IoT.
Hannover Messe, the world’s largest manufacturing exhibition, has struck a cooperation agreement with the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest industry group serving the IoT sector, exclusively to cooperate on new exhibitors and conference content.
Tata Communications is working with French technology company Thales on IoT security to safeguard critical data in sectors such as automotive both at the device and network level.
Chinese intelligent water service provider Hangzhou Water Meter has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and protocol into its smart water metering products helping public utility companies improve efficiency and reduce management costs.
Pro Football Focus (PFF), a subscription-based analytics service that supplies data to the National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association and Canadian Football League teams, has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its official cloud and machine-learning provider.
Californian software company Wind River is working with ReFirm Labs on IoT security by combining the VxWorks real-time operating systems with ReFirm’s Centrifuge platform.
IoT connectivity firm Digi has announced its family of Connect IT serial consoles – the Connect IT Mini, IT 4, IT 16 and IT 48 infrastructure management products. They can connect remote IT devices in the data centre or connect customer premises equipment, such as routers, in a branch office with options from a single device to fully populated racks.
Australian LoRaWan operator National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) has raised $8m in investment from Indian energy and environment company Enzen Group.
Nimbelink, a provider of turnkey products for asset tracking and other applications, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) – with 25,000 members the largest trade group serving the internet of things technology sector – for better access to OEMs and enterprise users that deploy the technology.
Oregon-based intelligent IoT endpoint developer SensiML is working with South Korean firm Neurosense, a provider of integrated intelligent IoT SoCs, to produce a combination for developers seeking to build intelligent small form factor IoT devices.
Taiwanese embedded platform maker Advantech has launched the Ark-1220, a compact Din-rail fanless embedded box PC for industrial or outdoor uses such as machine automation, intelligent factories, in-cabinet equipment integration and IoT gateways.
The global market for IoT-focused satellite services, focused on end-device connectivity hardware and the annual connectivity fees charged, will grow to $5.9bn in 2025, after taking off between 2021 and 2022, according to analyst firm Riot Research.
Deutsche Telekom and Software AG have announced a partnership to deliver IoT services on a global scale. Deutsche Telekom and its enterprise customer unit T-Systems will expand its cloud of things offering, using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform.
Amazon Web Services has announced the CIC cloud innovation centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to provide students, staff and faculty access to cloud technology to advance projects, along with training on how to employ Amazon’s innovation processes.
California-based ThingLogix and Swiss wireless module company U-Blox are working together to create a joint product that lets the U-Blox user community securely and economically manage their assets at scale.
Californian cloud communications company Twilio is powering its first commercial NB-IoT deployment in the USA by Sensoneo, a smart waste management provider.
In preparation for the impending release of next-generation wifi technology later this year, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) this week published a white paper that provides deployment guidelines including IoT applications for a number of possible scenarios using WiFi 6 technology.
Sensor company Austria Microsystems, smart municipal works firm Qingdao iESLab Electronic and water utility Jiangxi Water Group plan to extend their China Water Utilities Platform, an alliance founded to promote the benefits of ultrasonic water metering and NB-IoT technologies based on Ali Cloud.
Police in the UK are facing calls to halt the public use of facial recognition software to search for suspected criminals after academics from the University of Essex found matches were only correct in one in five of cases and the system was likely to break human rights laws.
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has introduced a OneM2M certification programme, following a memorandum of understanding signing earlier this year with the Telecommunications Technology Association.
Deutsche Telekom has NB-IoT certified Telit’s ML865C1-EA and ME910C1-WW modules, meaning the Italian company now has five modules certified for NB-IoT use on the German carrier's network.
Chinese mobile operators are leading the world in the deployment of transformative IoT products and services, according to the GSMA. By connecting the estimated 960 million devices via cellular networks, the country is realising the value of the IoT and transforming society through mass-market deployments in smart home, smart industry and smart city sectors.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced edge technology, research labs and programmes to simplify and accelerate intelligent edge adoption, enabling users to create unique digital experiences and leverage analytics and machine learning to adapt to changes in real time.
AT&T is helping a Latvian company use the IoT to connect coffee and vending machines. Vendon is deploying AT&T IoT services to automate its global business intelligence and telemetry system.
Chefs at a new four-star hotel in the German town of Rust are using IoT services from Deutsche Telekom to improve the quality of the food and ensure it is prepared hygienically.
Open standard authentication group the Fido Alliance has announced two standards and certification initiatives to remove password authentication from the IoT.
Taiwanese embedded systems maker Advantech is using a wireless connectivity platform from Canadian software provider BehrTech to enable long-range, robust and scalable IoT connectivity for its standardised M2.Com sensor platform.
Chinese company Haier has unveiled its vision of an internet of clothing, where clothes interact with appliances.
Securing the IoT is something that cannot be done with a one-size-fits-all approach, according to Steve Hanna (pictured), co-chair of Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) embedded systems work group, speaking at last week’s Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference in California.
Californian electronics company Ceva has introduced integrated, licensable wifi IP for companies looking to accelerate the development of IoT devices that connect to the Alibaba cloud.
At last week’s Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Taoglas introduced the Warrior PA740 antenna with additional LTE bandwidth and bands added for 5G functionality.