IMC Newsdesk Archives: September 2019
Businesses will be able to operate IoT devices and applications across Canada and the USA now that AT&T has signed separate reciprocal roaming agreements with Bell, Rogers and Telus.
Alibaba Cloud, the third largest public cloud services provider globally and the leading cloud provider in the China, has released an IoT-enabled location tracker based on Semtech’s LoRa technology.
Five IoT start-ups have emerged from Sigfox’s Hacking House programme. The companies are addressing urban mobility, medical device and water safety problems with IoT innovations.
Phoenix-based electronics distributor Avnet is to acquire Witekio, formerly known as Adeneo Embedded, a privately held company with expertise in software and embedded systems that help developers overcome the technical challenges of developing IoT products and services.
The Telus IoT Shop is a self-serve online portal that lets businesses purchase and manage prepaid IoT connectivity on the Canadian wireless network.
The BeagleBoard Foundation has introduced the BeagleBone development board targeting artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Built on its open source Linux approach, it fills the gap between small single board computers and more powerful industrial computers.
Hitachi is merging its industrial IoT and manufacturing analytics arm, Hitachi Vantara with its consulting business, Hitachi Consulting. The merger is aimed at boosting the company's IoT and industrial internet businesses by focusing its consultancy business squarely in that area
Daimler Trucks has begun testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads in southwest Virginia. The public road tests follow extensive testing on a closed loop track
Airbus reports it has begun in-flight trials of IoT connected cabin technologies on board an A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft. The company claims it is the first aircraft manufacturer to undertake such flight-testing of actual connected cabin innovations
Cisco is helping educate students at Melbourne’s La Trobe University on technology innovation with a focus on the IoT. The collaboration includes a new position of Cisco chair of IoT.
Sigfox and LoRa will provide stern competition to low-power cellular IoT technologies over the next five years, according to Juniper Research.
Californian cyber-security company Palo Alto Networks is to acquire IoT security start-up Zingbox, for $75m.
Digi, through its SmartSense subsidiary, has announced the availability of an IoT platform following early access trials with organisations including cinema chain AMC Theatres and Children’s Minnesota, one of the largest freestanding paediatric health systems in the USA.
Nordic Semiconductor says it has invalidated any question marks over cellular IoT and eSIM technology used in NB-IoT and LTE-M LPWA use cases following successful field testing across 24 countries using a single eSIM from Massachusetts-based iBasis.
WiSig Networks has licensed Ceva's cellular IoT technology to serve the Indian market. The California company’s Dragonfly NB2 IP is accelerating WiSig's NB-IoT SoC development in a project driven by an Indian mobile network operator to enable cellular IoT use cases.
Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has introduced a development kit for the Alexa Voice Service that could help developers build voice-assistant products, reducing development costs and accelerating the integration process for creating products with Alexa built-in.
IoT service provider Universal Electronics has selected technology from Israeli company SecuriThings to improve cyber security for its connected devices.
Extensive global R&D activity and growing demand for increased security in IoT networks are two factors driving growth in the global quantum sensors market, according to a report by BCC Research. But high costs and lack of awareness are holding back deployments.
IoT service provider Sigfox has entered a partnership with electronics manufacturer Alps Alpine to drive forward technical innovation and expand their combined reach.
IoT enabler Telit’s LE910C1-NF and LE910C4-NF modules have been certified for use on the three largest US mobile network operators. The certifications mean that OEMs can develop products for many verticals and use cases that can be immediately deployed across the mobile networks using a single SKU.
British Columbia start-up Lightship Works is adopting IBM artificial intelligence and cloud technology to give first responders fast access to insights during critical incident responses.
Definium Technologies has deployed an enterprise-grade statewide network in Tasmania based on LoRa technology from California-based Semtech.
Gartner is forecasting that the enterprise and automotive IoT market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, a 21% increase from 2019. By the end of 2019, 4.8 billion endpoints are expected to be in use, up 21.5% from 2018.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada say they have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for IoT devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity.
Chinese IoT companies can access the Belgian Imec R&D innovation hub’s ASIC design and manufacturing services through a deal with local AI and IoT business service platform provider Ingdan, part of the Cogobuy group.
Swiss wireless communications firm U-Blox is celebrating the sale of its 500 millionth GNSS receiver.