Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: March 2019

AWS helps Sprint enrich Curiosity IoT platform

Sprint is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enrich the capabilities of its Curiosity IoT platform. AWS storage and IoT services will be integrated with Sprint’s distributed and virtualised IoT core network to provide enterprises with optimised traffic routing, processing and storage of IoT data.

Unisys PKI service manages IoT security

Unisys has introduced a managed public key infrastructure (PKI) service to help organisations authenticate and secure endpoints, mobile devices, virtual services and the IoT.

Digi launches focus on IoT management

Digi says it has answered the call for advanced IoT management with its DRM remote manager, a secure platform to monitor and control distributed IoT devices. The company has also unveiled Digi Foundations, an IoT hardware management application and technical support package.

Chunghwa Telecom picks Ericsson for IoT acceleration

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest telecommunications service provider, has selected the Ericsson IoT Accelerator to spearhead its IoT drive towards enterprise customers, and open the door to potential global business.

Advantech Cat-M1 router certified for Verizon

Taiwanese embedded computer company Advantech has introduced a Verizon-certified LTE Cat-M1 router for the US market.

Murata, Cypress and NXP collaborate on IoT connectivity

Japanese electronics manufacturer Murata is collaborating with Cypress Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductors to provide IoT developers with mix-and-match wireless connectivity and processing that shorten the time-to-market cycle.

Making business case for IoT initiatives

Nick Sacke, head of IoT and products at Comms365, explains how to make the business case to create a successful IoT initiative.

NTT completes takeover of Transatel

Japanese technology group NTT has completed the acquisition of Transatel, a French IoT cellular connectivity management provider and mobile virtual network enabler.

EDF initiative uses IoT to improve fishing

At last week’s World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) launched its Smart Boat Initiative designed to accelerate the exploration and adoption of AI and IoT technologies to improve sustainability, efficiency and profitability in the fishing sector across the globe.

Microsoft improves Windows IoT for intelligent edge devices

Microsoft has announced improvements to Windows IoT for intelligent edge devices. The added products and services should help device manufacturers, developers and users.

LoRa battles Sigfox at Embedded World

The battle between LoRa and Sigfox for LPWAN adoption reached the conference floor of last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg with David Armour, marketing manager for Semtech’s LoRa product group, and Aurelius Wosylus from Sigfox, both pushing their standards.

Arm and China Unicom take IoT to Chinese enterprises

Arm and China Unicom announced at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a long-term partnership to deliver IoT scalability, security and simplicity to Chinese enterprises and global companies looking to have a local presence in China.

Software is key: Interview with Avnet IoT director Alastair Worth

Software is bringing the IoT together, whether for connectivity, security or as the foundation for complete systems, according to Alastair Worth (pictured), Avnet’s director of IoT, speaking at last week’s Embedded World.

Security is biggest challenge facing IoT, says Digi

Security is the biggest challenge facing the IoT, according to Andreas Burghart (pictured), sales engineer at Digi, speaking at last week’s Embedded World show.

Advantech, AMD and Mentor partner on AI

Advantech, AMD and Mentor announced at last week’s Embedded World that they are working together to make artificial intelligence (AI) technology more accessible and easier to implement.

Texas Instruments breakthrough could transform big data

Texas Instruments has made improvements to an old technology to solve the problem of moving vast amounts of data from the edge of IoT networks. At last week’s Embedded World, it announced two devices using bulk acoustic wave technology for connectivity and communications infrastructure.

Dialog leverages Bluetooth 5.1 for consumer IoT

UK fabless semiconductor company Dialog Semiconductor unveiled at last week’s Embedded World a family of Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs for wireless connectivity in various IoT connected consumer applications.

U-Blox knew the script at Embedded World

Swiss company U-Blox used last week’s Embedded World to push the benefits of its recently launched U-Connect Script to simplify wireless Bluetooth and wifi device development, enabling embedded script applications in the module while reducing complexity and cutting time to market.

SensiEdge modules combine multiple sensors

Israeli company SensiEdge has extended its range of IoT hardware-ready modules, and the company brought its latest products including Windows-based software to last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg.