IMC Newsdesk Archives: June 2019
AT&T and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are working together to help businesses harness edge capabilities. The two companies have agreed a go-to-market programme to accelerate business adoption of edge connections and edge computing.
Huawei has combined its NB-IoT device SoC with Dutch semiconductor firm Nowi’s energy harvesting PMIC for IoT applications requiring low power autonomous operation.
Microsoft is setting up a regional hub in Louisville, Kentucky, to develop artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and data science, local mayor Greg Fischer announced this month.
Minnesota-based M2M and IoT communications firm MultiTech Systems has received the LoRa Alliance’s Corporate Award, and appointed Derek Wallace, director of product marketing, to the role of regional vice chair for the LoRa Alliance, representing North America.
Aeris Communications has won the Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award for IoT Platform Vendor of the Year for the second year in a row.
RaceTrac, Otis Elevator and Walgreens were among the winners at this month’s annual IoT awards presented during Digi’s Global IoT Conference in Minneapolis.
French IoT networking company Kerlink has launched a gateway for LoRaWan deployment and use. The Wirnet iStation delivers intuitive operational features and security safeguards for IoT vertical markets.
Polish IoT device management company AVSystem has launched a Lightweight M2M (LwM2M) interoperability programme with AT&T for testing device interoperability with the LwM2M protocol, an IoT device management standard developed by OMA SpecWorks.
A flood warning system and a clip-on module to help visually impaired people were the winners of last week’s inaugural IoT hackathon in Singapore organised by German electronics company Infirneon and South Korea’s LG Electronics.
Telit has announced the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules for mass-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT deployments that feature hundreds of thousands or millions of devices.
LoRa and Sigfox will hold the leading share of LPWA networks connections at least till 2024 over cellular technologies NB-IoT and LTE-M, according to ABI Research.
AT&T, KPN, Orange and Swisscom have activated LTE-M roaming across their IoT networks. This should let IoT low-power devices operate efficiently on multiple networks across North America and Europe.
French IoT firm Kerlink is working with Tata Communications Transformation Services to promote and deploy LoRaWan IoT networks globally. The partnership was announced at last week’s LoRa Alliance members meeting in Berlin.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is to provide customers of California-based 802 Secure with servers, storage and networking to improve cyber physical security and protect themselves from IoT cyber attacks.
Intel has announced a programme to accelerate early-stage start-up companies in Israel targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and other data-centric technologies and business models.
The number of IoT devices is expected to increase 2.5 times by 2023 and revenue is forecast to double, according to figures released by consultancy Ovum at last week’s IoT World Europe Summit in London.
The NFC Forum hopes to enhance connectivity of IoT devices with new and updated specifications. The aim is to let smartphones and apps establish bi-directional communications with IoT devices.
Italian IoT enabler Telit’s ME910C1-WW is the first module certified by AT&T for its recently launched NB-IoT network. The module also operates on the carrier’s complementary LTE-M low-power wide-area (LPWA) network.
Annual shipments of NB-IoT devices are expected to almost triple this year from the 53 million units shipped in 2018, according to analyst Berg Insight.
Deutsche Telekom has put its IoT network into operation throughout Germany. The machine and sensor network facilitates digitisation in a wide range of industries.
Cisco plans to acquire French IoT security company Sentryo to provide automated device visibility and protection for OT assets.
US motorsport body Nascar has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads.
The European Commission and European Space Agency (ESA) are leading a €10m funding round to demonstrate a global IoT nano-satellite constellation with one or more IoT and M2M service providers as pilot customers.
Swiss connectivity company U-Blox is tackling IoT security with a 5G-ready cellular module and chipset for low power wide area IoT applications.
A partnership between New Jersey-based certificate authority Sectigo and Californian connectivity company Thirdwayv aims to protect smartphone and app layers from malware and wireless attacks in medical and other mission-critical IoT systems.
Antenova, a UK manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, is targeting wearable devices with a compact dual-band wifi embedded antenna.
Global cellular IoT module shipments increased 16 per cent in 2018 to a new record level of 221 million, according to Berg Insight. Annual revenues grew faster at 24 per cent, reversing the previous trend of decreasing average module prices.
Apple is still leading the wearables market but Chinese tech giant Huawei is the fastest growing company in the sector, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Telit is working with Israeli blockchain-based cyber-security start-up SigmaDots, a subsidiary of Essence Group, to expand IoT security and strengthen business continuity. Essence Group produces LTE-based connected devices and IoT platforms.
A partnership between Colorado-based Arrow Electronics, German electronics firm Infineon and UK-based Arkessa aims to secure cellular communications for the IoT.
The LoRa Alliance has expanded its LoRaWan certification programme. The enhanced certification testing suite meets the requirements of LoRaWan operators and assures end users that certified devices have the required quality and range to work on any network out of the box.
The Zigbee Alliance has announced the All Hubs initiative to strengthen interoperability, reliability and security across the IoT. The initiative aims to make smart home and IoT products easier to develop, deploy and sell across ecosystems.
Purpose-built for IoT environments, the Digi ConnectCore 8X development kit is said to provide a complete and secure platform to build connected intelligent devices.
Ohio-based Laird Connectivity has announced a multi-wireless modem that combines the benefits of low-power cellular LTE connectivity and Bluetooth 5 technology in one integrated device.
Massachusetts security company CyberX has announced an open development environment that makes it easier for organisations to secure unmanaged IoT and industrial control system devices running proprietary protocols.
Eleven-x, a Canadian full service low power IoT provider and operator of a public coast-to-coast IoT network, is working with Skyhook, operator of an independent wifi and cell-based positioning system, to develop wifi-enabled location tracking for use with LoRaWan.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping Japanese firm Ricoh empower digital workplaces and universities with voice-activated technologies.