Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: September 2019

Cisco teaches IoT at La Trobe University

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 to challenge cellular IoT for next five years

Sigfox and LoRa will provide stern competition to low-power cellular IoT technologies over the next five years, according to Juniper Research.

Palo Alto Networks to buy Zingbox for $75m

Californian cyber-security company Palo Alto Networks is to acquire IoT security start-up Zingbox, for $75m.

Digi SmartSense IoT platform provides business-critical insights

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 and iBasis field test eSIM for NB-IoT and LTE-M

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 licenses Ceva IP for NB-IoT deployment in India

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.

MediaTek kit speeds development for Alexa Voice Service

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.

Universal Electronics picks SecuriThings for cyber security

IoT service provider Universal Electronics has selected technology from Israeli company SecuriThings to improve cyber security for its connected devices.

IoT security fears could drive quantum sensor market

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.

Sigfox partners Alps Alpine to drive IoT innovation

IoT service provider Sigfox has entered a partnership with electronics manufacturer Alps Alpine to drive forward technical innovation and expand their combined reach.

Top three US mobile networks certify Telit IoT modules

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.

IBM helps start-up give information to first responders

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 deploys Semtech LoRa network in Tasmania

Definium Technologies has deployed an enterprise-grade statewide network in Tasmania based on LoRa technology from California-based Semtech.

Gartner sees 21% increase in IoT endpoints by next year

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.

Waterloo researchers develop low-cost IoT network for 5G

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.

Imec and Ingdan bring design services to Chinese IoT companies

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.

U-Blox celebrates 500 millionth GNSS receiver

Swiss wireless communications firm U-Blox is celebrating the sale of its 500 millionth GNSS receiver.