IMC Newsdesk Archives: November 2018
Blackberry is acquiring Cylance, a specialist in artificial intelligence and machine learning, for $1.4bn. The company says this will make it the first vendor with a single offering for intelligently protecting and managing fixed and mobile IoT endpoints.
Renesas unveiled at last week’s Electronica trade show in Munich an energy-harvesting embedded controller that can eliminate the need to use or replace batteries in IoT devices.
At last week’s Intel AI DevCon artificial intelligence developer conference in Beijing, Intel introduced its Neural Compute Stick 2 designed to build smarter AI algorithms and for prototyping computer vision at the network edge.
IoT companies can leverage artificial intelligence to help speed the development process through a product being developed by Avnet and Octonion, a Switzerland-based intelligent edge IoT software provider.
Telit has announced a pan European limited time commercial promotion that offers technical and financial incentives for adoption of any combination of its four 2G modules now with discounts continuing into successor 4G IoT modules.
There is a move towards NB-IoT and away from the likes of LoRa, according to Ronan Quinlan (pictured left), co-CEO of Irish antenna maker Taoglas, speaking at last week’s Electronica trade show in Munich.
IoT services provider Sigfox is making its Sens’it Discovery product and SDR dongle available worldwide through Texas-based distributor Mouser Electronics.
Digi says its modules are so easy to use that customers often come up with novel applications that had not even been considered. And its director of product management Mark Tekippe (pictured) was keen to demonstrate one of the more popular for managing beer kegs at last week’s Electronica trade show in Munich.
Omron has added its own algorithm to a normal fisheye camera to let it detect people from above without using thermal sensors or relying on movement. The Japanese company was demonstrating the device, due out next year, at last week’s Electronica trade show in Munich.
California-based Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced an FCC certified module that provides critical and secure 6LoWPan wireless connectivity to link devices to the IoT.
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo has launched a programme aimed at fostering collaboration among IoT providers and expanding the IoT market across Asia. Mobile operators from 15 countries in the region have expressed their intention to participate.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is collaborating with Texas-based SparkCognition to provide AI-based predictive maintenance on HPE Edgeline converged edge systems.
Nokia and Infosys, a consulting, technology and services company, have established an alliance to drive digital transformation in a wide array of enterprises and industries, addressing vertical markets such as transportation, energy, manufacturing, media, entertainment and education.
American satellite TV company Dish Network has selected Ericsson to deliver radio access and the core network for its NB-IoT network, slated for completion in March 2020.
Fujitsu Electronics will be presenting at this week’s Electronica show in Munich a multi-receiver GNSS module for applications such as smart watches, fitness trackers, logistics and indoor or outdoor navigation.
Market growth and IoT technology development in 2018 will act as the launching pad for real widespread changes in 2019 that will see machine learning, blockchain and other transformational technologies mature from largely theoretical opportunities into actual use cases, according to Digi.
On Semiconductor is unveiling IoT products for wireless mesh networking, battery-less edge nodes and artificial intelligence at this week’s Electronica trade show in Munich.
Global revenue associated with IoT products and services for small and medium commercial buildings is expected to exceed $4bn in 2027, according to Navigant Research.
Israeli company Sure Universal announced an IoT platform based on the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) standard at last week’s OCF China workshop in Guangzhou.
Big data, the IoT and sensors will be the technology trends most impacting mobile workforces over the next 12 months, according to mobile technology buyers in research from Panasonic.
While not broken, the IoT is seriously fragmented and there is a need for companies to collaborate at all stages of product development to drive the market forward. That was the message from last week’s Advantech Co-Creation Summit in Suzhou, China.
IBM is working with Smart Dubai to create the first government-endorsed blockchain platform-as-a-service in the United Arab Emirates.
Wireless connectivity firm Laird Connectivity has joined the recently launched Semtech design partner programme.
Kore Wireless has entered a five-year partnership with the University of Texas at Austin’s Master of Science in Information Technology & Management programme.
Telit has announced an IoT module with GSM and GPRS, multi-constellation satellite positioning and Bluetooth functionality, all in a 270mm2 form factor.
The benefits of IoT have been exaggerated and the difficulties under-estimated, according to Annie Turner (pictured) from IoT Now Transportation, speaking at last week’s Advantech IoT Co-Creation Summit in Suzhou, China.
Fourteen mobile operators across the Asia Pacific region have joined the GSMA’s Apac IoT partnership programme. The programme is said to represent the largest IoT community in the region, with over 500 partners.
Japanese component maker Murata has developed two high drain and extended temperature lithium coin cell batteries for low-power wide-area (LPWA) communications devices using LoRa and Sigfox networks.
An increasing number of IT security professionals believe IoT devices will become a better source for general opinion, general news and discussions on IT security than traditional media such as online web sites and magazines.
Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialise Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving vehicles in Israel
Sprint is promising to roll out 5G to nine cities across the United States this year, although customers will not be able to use it until the network formally launches.
EDF Energy has announced a partnership with green technology company, Nuvve, to install up to 1,500 Vehicle to Grid (V2G) chargers in the UK.
Xiaomi is targetting Internet of Things applications as its next growth area, and is attempting to break into the Japanese market for smart devices and connected device applications