IMC Newsdesk Archives: November 2019
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping the Bloodhound Project in its ongoing attempts to break the land speed record. UK innovation agency Digital Catapult has built a weather monitoring system using IoT and AWS technology.
IBM has launched open technology to speed response to cyber threats across clouds. It is claimed to be the industry’s first capability to hunt threats across security tools and clouds without moving data.
Canadian companies BehrTech and Orange Oranges have signed a partnership to focus on providing secure IoT connectivity for enterprise resource planning (ERP).
French networking software company 6Wind is working with Dacoso, an IT service provider based in Germany, to deliver IoT and edge cloud services across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The first ten third-party IoT and edge products have been announced using the latest microcontroller from Japanese semiconductor company Renesas Electronics.
Rohm subsidiary Lapis Semiconductor has introduced a multiband wireless communication chip for applications requiring low power consumption over relatively long distances, such as smart meters, gas and fire alarms, smart agriculture, and home and building security systems.
The global installed base of remote tank monitoring systems is set to reach 11.9 million in 2023, up from 2.5 million units at the end of 2018, according to IoT analyst firm Berg Insight.
Sigfox is launching a private area network (PAN) service so its customers can choose between a private service and a global service, depending on their economic and industrial constraints.
Intel says it is speeding the development, deployment and performance of artificial intelligence (AI) with hardware that stretches from the cloud to the edge.
Vodafone has selected Google Cloud to host its Neuron cloud platform for data analytics, business intelligence and machine learning.
IoT connectivity firm Digi International is to acquire New Jersey-based Opengear for $140m.
US Cellular has certified Telit’s ME910C1-WW (worldwide) and ME910C1-NA (North America) modules for its recently launched LTE-M service, a global cellular standard dedicated to the IoT.
Irish antenna company Taoglas is working with Swiss wireless connectivity company U-Blox to bring centimetre-level GNSS positioning to IoT applications.
Nokia has deployed private wireless networks for more than 120 customers across multiple industries and geographies. The company says the deployments have laid the foundations for its enterprise customers to implement Industry 4.0 strategies.
Swiss chip company ST Microelectronics has enhanced its I-Cube-LRWAN STM32 LoRaWan software expansion package for developers to support the latest firmware update over-the-air (FUOTA) specifications.
Massachusetts-based communications provider iBasis has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to support its global operating footprint and take advantage of the IMC's marketing and research platforms.
Microsoft and Nokia have announced they are working together on IoT, AI and cloud computing. The collaboration will combine Microsoft's Azure-based IoT, AI and compute services with Nokia's LTE/5G private wireless, IP, SD-WAN and IoT connectivity services. Target markets include industrial automation, enterprises, and CSPs serving enterprise customers
European satellite operator Eutelsat has launched a satellite-based IoT connectivity service. Eutelsat IoT FIRST is an integrated IoT connectivity service operating in Ku-band via Eutelsat’s geostationary satellites
Research into ALS, or motor neurone disease, has received a boost with the launch of a mobile app to track the progression of the disease in nationwide clinical trials across the United States. Using precision point technology, the new mobile app will provide nearly 500 times more data from each patient about the progression of the disease than current clinical trial techniques
Smart energy grid technology firm CAHORS Group has integrated LoRa and LoRaWAN technologies from analogue and mixed-signal specialist Semtech Corporation. The LoRa technology is being incorporated into CAHORS' new Sentinel line fault detection solutions. They will support more accurate line fault detection in smart grid networks
Google is buying smart wearables company Fitbit for approximately $2.1bn.
Dell Technologies has validated IoT enabler Telit’s DeviceWise asset gateway software for use on its Edge Gateway 3000 series. The software is now available in integrated cloud-ready industrial IoT form.
Californian IoT start-up Particle has raised $40m in a series C round led by Qualcomm Ventures and Energy Impact Partners.
Vodafone has selected Taoglas Edge industrial-grade hardware and firmware connectivity for the Vodafone Business Invent application development platform, which allows the creation of custom-built IoT services.
Japanese electronics company Renesas has introduced energy-harvesting embedded controllers and an evaluation kit that supports the development of battery maintenance-free IoT equipment.
German certification body Dekra has become a LoRa Alliance authorised test house for India band testing. It will provide local testing and certification services for manufacturers of communication devices, according to the LoRaWan standard.
Swedish software company IAR Systems has updated its IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm to provide integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Italian embedded system provider Eurotech has announced a multi-service IoT edge gateway with LTE connectivity for industrial and lightly rugged applications.
A sensor evaluation board from Japan-based Omron gives developers working on sensor systems for the IoT a fast track to a proof-of-concept prototype hosted on Raspberry Pi, Arduino or Adafruit Feather.