IMC Newsdesk Archives: April 2020
German electronics company Infineon has partnered Tata Communications to offer pre-integrated cellular IoT network coverage in more than 200 countries.
Embedded SIMs, or eSIMs, could solve the problem of deploying an IoT service globally, according to Ajay Joseph, CTO of iBasis, speaking at last week’s IMC Industrial IoT Online Summit.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AppFlow, a fully managed service that provides an easy, secure way to create and automate bidirectional data flows between AWS and SaaS applications without writing custom integration code.
Digi has introduced routers and software to address IoT connectivity and 5G needs of retail, digital signage, transportation and smart cities.
Tier-one IoT network carrier 1NCE is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to simplify the process of connecting IoT devices to the cloud. To kickstart the project, the 1NCE IoT flat rate with a ten-year data plan is available in AWS Marketplace for $10.
IoT enabler Telit has added the ML865G1-WW to its portfolio of low-power NB-IoT and LTE-M modules. Compliant with 3GPP release 14, the LTE UE Cat M1 and NB2 module can enables increased power saving for IoT applications.
Bsquare has launched a Windows IoT recovery, upgrade and OS imaging product for embedded and purpose-built devices such as point-of-sale kiosks, healthcare devices, digital displays and handheld terminals.
Accenture, Intel and the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation have revealed details about Project Corail, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered way to monitor, characterise and analyse coral reef resiliency.
Kerlink and French start-up CityTaps are deploying a LoRaWan in Kenya to help bring running water into homes. The smart-metering system gives consumers payment flexibility and could encourage development of water-supply networks in the country.
Japanese electronics company Renesas has updated its FSP flexible software package for the RA family of 32bit Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs) so developers can quickly create secure IoT endpoint and edge products for Industry 4.0, building automation, metering, healthcare, consumer wearable and home appliance applications.
Intel and Udacity have announced an edge artificial intelligence (AI) for IoT nanodegree programme to train the developer community in deep learning and computer vision. The aim is to accelerate the development and deployment of AI models at the edge by leveraging the Intel distribution of the OpenVino toolkit.
Several of Semtech’s customers have integrated LoRa technology with cloud-based platforms developed by Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud to deploy IoT monitoring applications for Chinese residents in quarantine.
Deutsche Telekom has signed its first NB-IoT roaming agreements with European operators Swisscom, Telia and Vodafone. This brings mobile IoT roaming services to a further nine European countries.
Qualcomm has announced what it claims is the world’s most power-efficient NB2 IoT chipset, offering performance improvements for low-power long-life IoT applications.
Oregon-based SensiML, a developer of AI tools for building intelligent IoT endpoints, has released a web-based AutoML tool with a user interface that is said to make it easier for developers to implement AI for their endpoint IoT applications.
New Jersey-based Sectigo is working with German electronics company Infineon to protect IoT devices with automated factory provisioning of certificates.
The Nexy wireless sensor network from German company Steute facilitates the transmission of sensor data to the IoT or other superordinate IT systems in a production environment.
Apple and Google are working together on Covid-19 contact-tracing technology.
Cisco is to acquire privately-held Fluidmesh Networks, a New York-based specialist in wireless backhaul systems.
Jeremy Prince, president of Sigfox in the USA, discusses how the IoT is transforming the enterprise.
Digi is offering networking that enables enterprise-level security in work-from-home environments. The Minnesota firm’s routers, cellular extenders and console servers provide connectivity that is securely tunnelled for at-home workers and out-of-band management capabilities for stretched, corporate data centres.
The Intel Ignite start-up programme in Israel has announced the ten start-ups selected for its second cohort, which is scheduled to begin this weekend.
Indian LoRaWan operator SenRa has released an analytics platform to help its users quickly and securely manage IoT data and devices at scale.
California-based technology distributor Ingram Micro has established a global IoT centre of excellence to aid channel partners and manufacturers in accelerating IoT market adoption.
University of Massachusetts Lowell professor Xinwen Fu (pictured left) has been awarded more than $4.5m by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the US Department of Energy (DoE) for his research into the IoT.
Laird Connectivity has announced the Sentrius MG100 Micro-Gateway to simplify the bridging of Bluetooth sensor data to the cloud.
Australian satellite IoT connectivity company Myriota has raised AU$28m series B funding led by Hostplus and Main Sequence Ventures.
Microsoft is collaborating with ST Microelectronics, Renesas, NXP, Microchip and Qualcomm that are making 32bit microcontrollers embedded into billions of IoT devices.
Taoglas has announced Crowd Insights, a people movement analytics platform to assist with the urgent public health need for managing crowd sizes and social distancing at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dutch electronics company NXP Semiconductors has announced a Wifi 6 (802.11ax) portfolio, which expands the number of products and markets able to adopt the latest wifi standards, including IoT, automotive, access, mobile and industrial.
Laird Connectivity has announced a flexible multi-wireless gateway for bridging LoRaWan devices to the cloud. The Sentrius RG191 + LTE gateway is a LoRaWan-enabled version that provides wifi, Ethernet, and cellular in one device.
Italian embedded systems company Eurotech has announced a family of modular IoT edge gateways. The modular BoltGate 20-31 family addresses applications for smart transportation by combining hardware and software for edge processing and cloud connectivity.
More than eight in ten Scottish citizens believe the IoT and digital technologies will enhance education in Scotland, according to research by Capita on behalf of the Scottish Wide Area Network (Swan).
Cypress Semiconductor has unveiled devices that it says give IoT developers a simplified path to build high-quality, secure and reliable IoT products.
NetFoundry is simplifying IoT edge compute and private 5G by integrating with Microsoft Azure Edge Zones.
Microsoft is working with AI software provide C3.ai and a group of US universities to apply IoT and artificial intelligence technology to mitigate future pandemics.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announces the general availability of Amazon Detective to analyse trillions of data points to make it easier to visualise security data and conduct faster and more efficient investigations. WarnerMedia and T-Systems are early users.
Wireless technology company U-Blox has acquired fellow Swiss firm Thingstream, an IoT communications-as-a-service provider, for CHF10m ($10.3m), announced Thomas Seiler (pictured), CEO of U-Blox, this week.
Telit’s FN980m data card module has completed a 5G connection on Mobile TeleSystems' (MTS) 4.9GHz (sub-6GHz) network in Russia. It is suitable for bandwidth-intensive applications such as branch office connectivity, professional video broadcasting, digital signage and industrial IoT.
Conectric Networks, a Californian wireless IoT start-up, and New York-based Black Buffalo have agreed to collaborate on delivering IoT blockchain fusion technologies.
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a solar cell that can harvest light from indoor lamps for powering IoT devices.
Swedish digital security company PrimeKey has released an enterprise cloud validation authority (VA) to meet IoT device manufacturers' need for scalable, flexible and cost-effective security. It is available on AWS Marketplace.
Swiss firm TE Connectivity is addressing the sensors market need with the release of a wireless accelerometer to LoRaWan specifications using edge computing.
There will be no Hannover Messe this year. The organisers had originally moved it from its traditional April slot to July due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but now that date has been cancelled. The plan is for next year’s show to go ahead in April 2021.