IMC IoT Newsdesk Archives: August 2020
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.
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 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.
French IoT specialist Kerlink has appointed South American telecommunications distributor Microlink to bring LoRaWan to growing IoT markets in Colombia and Peru.
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 has certified California-based Ceva’s Dragonfly NB2 turnkey NB-IoT IP for use on its networks worldwide.
Vodafone has appointed former Net-A-Porter executive Lori Cunningham (pictured) to lead digital and business development for its consumer smart technology business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The European Commission is investigating the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google under the EU’s merger regulations.
UK firm Arkessa has acquired Dutch IoT connectivity services provider Sim Services.
Laird Connectivity has expanded its rapidly deployable portfolio of internal cellular antennas for 5G, NB-IoT, and LTE-M and Cat-M applications.
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 Electronics and Exor Embedded have announced the availability of NanoSoM nS02, an energy-efficient system on module (SoM) for IoT edge deployments.
Pod Group, a provider of IoT platforms, software and connectivity services, has launched the Luner self-service connectivity platform.
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 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.
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 Cloud are helping Massachusetts-based ClimaCell improve weather prediction accuracy using big data collection and analysis.
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 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 have bundled secure global SIM network services with ready-to-run IoT orchestration, automation, monitoring, management and maintenance with cyber security built in.
Texas-based Avanci has introduced a 5G automotive licensing programme for the IoT.