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IMC IoT Newsdesk Archives: August 2020

Microsoft adds Telit modules to Azure IoT catalogue

Microsoft has added several Telit modules to its Azure Certified for IoT device catalogue, providing developers with a selection of LTE-M, NB-IoT, LTE Cat 1-4, wifi and Bluetooth modules for fleet telematics, industrial automation, security, video, wearables and more.

South Korea expressways adopt Semtech LoRa technology

Korea Expressway, a government affiliated company building and managing expressways in South Korea, has built a network based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol for its expressways as the first stage in its four-year IoT deployment plan in the country.

Verizon opens IoT marketplace

Verizon Business has launched the ThingSpace IoT Marketplace, a digital portal that helps users – from small and medium-sized businesses to large enterprises – purchase, activate and manage customised IoT products and services.

Kerlink appoints Microlink to expand in South America

French IoT specialist Kerlink has appointed South American telecommunications distributor Microlink to bring LoRaWan to growing IoT markets in Colombia and Peru.

Skylo and Sony enable 5G-ready NB-IoT over satellite

California-based Skylo is working with with Sony Semiconductor’s Israel subsidiary, formerly known as Altair Semiconductor, to enable 5G-ready NB-IoT over satellite.

Deutsche Telekom certifies Ceva NB-IoT IP

Deutsche Telekom has certified California-based Ceva’s Dragonfly NB2 turnkey NB-IoT IP for use on its networks worldwide.

Lori Cunningham leads digital development at Vodafone

Vodafone has appointed former Net-A-Porter executive Lori Cunningham (pictured) to lead digital and business development for its consumer smart technology business.

O2 IoT products help UK businesses back to work

O2 Business has launched a suite of IoT products to help UK businesses enable fast, secure and safe access to the workplace as they return during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Start-up Sightbit AIoT spots swimmers in distress

Alumni from the Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Israel have used artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT technology to develop Sightbit to help lifeguards monitor thousands of swimmers and identify risky situations and other water hazards.

Swittons IoT devices connect pharmaceutical labs

New Jersey-based Swittons has announced IoT enabled smart devices for pharmaceutical labs. The customisable devices align with Lab of the Future (LotF) initiatives and help automate laboratory workflows between people and existing digital lab equipment.

Edge computing drives IoT test market, says F&S

The proliferation of edge computing and M2M test products will drive the IoT test and measurement market by 2025, according to Frost & Sullivan. But because of Covid-19, the proliferation of M2M devices will decrease during 2020.

AWS partners Verizon to reduce latency on 5G

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of AWS Wavelength on Verizon’s 5G network, allowing developers to build low latency applications for mobile devices.

Telit turns IoT into subscription service

Telit has introduced IoT-as-a-service subscription plans including modules, software, services and connectivity, enabling system integrators and businesses with fast, trial and large-scale IoT deployments.

EC probes Google’s takeover of Fitbit

The European Commission is investigating the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google under the EU’s merger regulations.

Arkessa acquires Dutch IoT firm Sim Services

UK firm Arkessa has acquired Dutch IoT connectivity services provider Sim Services.

Laird expands cellular antenna range

Laird Connectivity has expanded its rapidly deployable portfolio of internal cellular antennas for 5G, NB-IoT, and LTE-M and Cat-M applications.

Renesas Bluetooth LE module for low-power IoT

Japanese electronics company Renesas has introduced a Bluetooth Low Energy module for low-power IoT applications. It provides multi-standard wireless communications supporting Bluetooth Low Energy 5 and IEEE802.15.4 standards.

Arrow supplies Exor module for IoT edge use

Arrow Electronics and Exor Embedded have announced the availability of NanoSoM nS02, an energy-efficient system on module (SoM) for IoT edge deployments.

Pod introduces self-service IoT connectivity

Pod Group, a provider of IoT platforms, software and connectivity services, has launched the Luner self-service connectivity platform.

Vodafone NB-IoT explores role of trees in climate change

Vodafone is working with the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Forest Research, an organisation for forestry and tree-related research, to explore how IoT technology can monitor the part trees play in tackling climate change.

Google invests $450m in ADT to increase IoT security

Google is investing $450m to buy a 6.6% stake in Florida security company ADT and combining its Nest hardware with ADT’s security, installation and monitoring service for the secure smart home.

Cypress ships secure IoT MCU with AWS integration

Californian electronics company Cypress, recently taken over by Infineon Technologies, is shipping a secure IoT device management device with Amazon Web Services (AWS) integration.

Intel and Google help ClimaCell predict weather

Intel and Google Cloud are helping Massachusetts-based ClimaCell improve weather prediction accuracy using big data collection and analysis.

Via platform teaches students AI and ML

Taiwanese firm Via Technologies has launched the Pixetto vision sensor, an intuitive platform for teaching artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to students aged twelve and above.

Terbine offers subscriptions to IoT data feeds

Terbine has launched a global IoT data subscription service. More than 30,000 data feeds from all 50 states and over 100 countries are accessible via a single portal, searchable by human and AI users.

Cloud of Things and Monogoto embed cellular in IoT offering

Cloud of Things and Monogoto have bundled secure global SIM network services with ready-to-run IoT orchestration, automation, monitoring, management and maintenance with cyber security built in.

Avanci launches 5G IoT automotive licensing programme

Texas-based Avanci has introduced a 5G automotive licensing programme for the IoT.