Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: April 2019

Intel-backed research lets everyday objects join IoT

Frying pans, pill bottles, yoga mats, coffee cups and countless other non-electronic objects could be turned into a network of IoT sensors using RFID-based technology developed by the University of Michigan with support from Intel.

Telefónica partners Subex in IoT cyber-security unit

Spanish telco Telefónica has partnered Indian telecoms analytics firm Subex to form a cyber-security venture focussing on the IoT.

Armis raises $65m to enhance IoT security

California-based enterprise IoT security company Armis has raised $65m in series C funding, bringing the company's total funding to $112m.

IMC survey highlights hurdles to IoT deployment

Lack of funding, interoperability and business models remain the top three hurdles to deploying IoT technology, according to the latest quarterly IoT Buyers’ Index from the IoT M2M Council (IMC). However, for the first time, security eclipsed them as a concern among apps developers.

Teracom and Loriot complete Danish LoRa network

Danish telecommunications operator Teracom and Swiss IoT infrastructure-provider Loriot have completed a nationwide LoRaWan in Denmark.

Nyansa AI offering integrates security and analytics

California-based Nyansa has unveiled the AI-based Voyance IoT that integrates IoT security and device performance analytics in one platform. It automatically classifies, secures and analyses the behaviour of IoT devices from end to end across enterprise wired and wireless access networks.

U-Blox provides critical timing for China Unicom

Swiss positioning and wireless communications company U-Blox is providing critical timing technology to strengthen mobile network operator China Unicom’s 4G network and provide a platform for the rollout of 5G connectivity.

OnSemi IoT platform powered solely by solar cell

Arizona electronics company On Semiconductor is helping enable battery-less and maintenance-free IoT with the introduction of its RSL10 multi-sensor platform powered solely with a solar cell.

Sigfox keeps track of athletes at Special Olympics

At last month’s Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, Sigfox partnered with technology providers iWire and Lite-On Technology to roll out a tracking service that safeguarded the 10,000 athletes and delegates opting into the scheme.

Aruba simplifies IoT adoption for enterprises

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced two offerings to help enterprises simplify the adoption of IoT.

IMC conference tackles IoT deployment at Hannover Messe

Major industrial IoT providers took on the practical issues of deployment during the IoT M2M Council (IMC) conference at last week’s Hannover Messe in Germany.

Aliter combines Boston Networks and Pinacl

Private equity investment group Aliter Capital has combined two of the UK’s fastest-growing IoT companies – Glasgow headquartered Boston Networks and Welsh firm Pinacl.

SenRa and MyDevices bring IoT in a Box to India

SenRa, an Indian LoRaWan service provider, and Californian IoT firm MyDevices have launched IoT in a Box for the Indian market with the initial roll-out focused on providing end-to-end commercial refrigeration monitoring.

JD Power and Uptake partner on IoT analytics

Customer satisfaction research company JD Power and Chicago-based AI and IoT software firm Uptake Technologies are developing analytics products for the automotive industry, utilities and the telecoms sector.

1NCE playbook helps users with IoT connectivity

Germany-based 1NCE, which provides an IoT flat rate, has launched an environmental monitoring localised playbook for free download.

Vidatronic power management IP cores suit NB-IoT

Vidatronic has announced a series of 40nm integrated power management unit IP cores optimised for wireless and NB-IoT applications. 

SAS and Siemens partner on IoT analytics

Siemens and SAS have announced a partnership that will help companies create IoT edge and cloud-enabled services by applying SAS and open source streaming analytics through Siemens' MindSphere.

SAP and T-Systems link cloud platforms

German software company SAP and Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems have connected their cloud-based platforms for networked devices and sensors. This lets users seamlessly integrate IoT data into their SAP systems.

Qualcomm demonstrates 5G IoT applications at Hannover Messe

Qualcomm demonstrated IoT applications with multiple companies at this week’s Hannover Messe using a live over-the-air 5G NR network with mobile test devices powered by its Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements.

Software AG introduces analytics builder for IoT

At this week’s Hannover Messe, Software AG showed a preliminary version of its Apama analytics builder that it says can radically reduce the time it takes to design, develop and deploy analytics for IoT applications.

Schneider exchange brings together IoT expertise

Schneider Electric has introduced a digital ecosystem to drive worldwide economies of scale for the IoT. Launched this week at Hannover Messe, the Schneider Electric Exchange brings together experts and innovators from across industry, software and start-ups to solve sustainability and efficiency business problems.

Gilat satellites extend TIM’s IoT reach in Brazil

Mobile operator TIM in Brazil has selected Gilat Satellite Networks backhaul offering to enable 4G services to unserved areas, such as highways and small towns, as well as to the agribusiness IoT market.

Delta unveils energy efficiency portfolio at Hannover Messe

Taiwanese firm Delta unveiled a portfolio of energy-efficient products at this week’s Hannover Messe, with a focus on smart manufacturing, smart buildings and smart energy infrastructure.

Raltron LoRa development kit contains 60 passive components

Florida-based frequency management company Raltron Electronics has launched a passive component LoRa development kit to ease IoT design projects.