Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: January 2019

Microsoft PaaS provides foundation for secure IoT connectivity

Microsoft has introduced Azure IoT Hub device streams, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that provides a foundation for secure end-to-end connectivity to IoT devices.

Intel tracking camera guides autonomous devices

Intel has introduced a stand-alone inside-out tracking camera that will provide developers with a building block for autonomous devices, delivering guidance and navigation.

SK Telecom picks Telit module for LTE Cat M1

South Korean operator SK Telecom has certified Telit’s ME910C1-K1 LTE module for LTE Category M1 use. This gives Korean enterprises, smart cities and other organisations an option for leveraging SK Telecom's mobile IoT network.

TÜV Rheinland extends Sigfox and LoRa testing

TÜV Rheinland is expanding its Sigfox testing and certification services and has been authorised for the Sigfox Verified certification process. It has also been named a third party authorised test laboratory for the LoRa programme in Europe and hopes to extend this shortly to the USA and Asia.

Pepper and Dark Cubed raise security fears over connected household devices

IoT platform and service provider Pepper and Dark Cubed, a cyber-security specialist for small and midsized companies, have joined forces to raise awareness about security and privacy vulnerabilities plaguing household connected or smart devices.

Synopsys platform speeds software development for IoT

California-based Synopsys has announced a platform to accelerate software development and debug of Arc EM processor-based systems-on-chip for low-power embedded applications such as IoT, sensor fusion and voice.

Kaertech licenses Kerlink reference design for LoRa

Kaertech, a Hong Kong-based provider of made-to-order connected objects, has licensed French company Kerlink’s low-power IoT reference design to design and manufacture LoRa devices.

Silicon Labs halves power consumption for wifi end nodes

Texas electronics company Silicon Labs has expanded its wifi portfolio of modules and transceivers, helping developers create end node products with better power efficiency, RF blocking performance and security for IoT applications.

IBM and Vodafone join forces to deliver digital world

IBM and Vodafone are creating a venture designed to help companies across Europe and beyond deliver innovation faster and succeed in a digital world. It will combine Vodafone’s IoT, 5G and edge computing with IBM’s multicloud, industry expertise and professional services capabilities.

HPE opens IoT innovation lab in Geneva

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has opened an IoT innovation laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, to help its customers capitalise on the vast amounts of data generated outside of data centres by devices, machines, assets and sensors at the edge.

Deutsche Telekom hub brings clarity to IoT

Deutsche Telekom says its Connected Things Hub is bringing clarity to the IoT. The hub supports companies in storing, processing, analysing and visualising data.

Oracle Java Card boosts security for IoT edge devices

Oracle has updated its Java Card open application platform used to secure sensitive devices. Version 3.1 provides more flexibility to help meet the hardware and security requirements of existing secure chips and emerging IoT technologies.

Amazon and Samsung invest in battery-free Bluetooth sensor start-up

Amazon Web Services, Avery Dennison and Samsung have joined Israeli start-up Wiliot's original investor group for a $30m series B funding round, anticipating a future where paper-thin battery-free Bluetooth sensors connect people with packaging and products.

STM dual-radio kit allows Sigfox development

By supporting concurrent communications over Bluetooth LE, sub-1GHz wireless and Sigfox, a dual-radio development kit from ST Microelectronics gives flexibility to envision, build and connect IoT devices such as smart sensors, finders and trackers.

BlackRidge tackles IoT network authentication

Nevada-based security company BlackRidge Technology has launched an identity-based product line for critical infrastructure and the industrial IoT.

Callup to present IoT self care portal at MWC

At next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Israeli telecoms company Callup will present an IoT self care portal for customers of mobile operators. The portal, which is a self-provisioning tool, lets users manage their own usage and profile through the portal.

Deutsche Telekom carries out largest NB-IoT field trial

In what is said to be the biggest field trial of its kind so far, real estate service provider Ista has tested NB-IoT in buildings together with Deutsche Telekom. The technology scored well with very high availability

Ten tips to make an IoT project a success

Spanish wireless sensor company Libelium has issued its ten top tips for making an IoT project a success.

Intel AI detects poachers in Africa

Intel will use artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT technology to detect poachers in real time at 100 reserves across Africa.

Samsung turns to Zipit for IoT help with tracker

Samsung called on Zipit Wireless, a South Carolina-based IoT value-added services provider, to support Samsung's SmartThings Tracker, a GPS and LTE-M enabled tracking device in a small, lightweight form factor.

Digi wireless router suits complex environments

Digi has introduced a secure wireless router for complex mobile and industrial environments. It has dual cellular interfaces for immediate failover and continuous connectivity, a hardened mil-spec-certified design and built-in security framework.

Antenova reveals blade antenna at CES

At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Antenova revealed a blade antenna and its latest reference design for a small but high performing on board device.

RS Arduino board uses wifi for IoT projects

RS Components has introduced a version of its entry-level Arduino Uno wifi board for IoT projects, adding security for wireless communications.

IoT start-up launches flagship tracking platform

Virginia start-up Syndesy Technologies, a product and engineering firm focused on the IoT, has released its flagship product, the Syntrac PL1, a 4G LTE Cat 1 and 3G HSPA communications and tracking development platform.


Intel leader reveals company vision at CES

On the eve of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Gregory Bryant (pictured), senior vice president of Intel’s client computing group, took to the stage to showcase the company's commitment to improve the computing and communications foundation that will advance how people experience the world and expand human potential.

LG chief outlines future for AI in CES keynote

Technology will only make people’s lives better if the industry can achieve true intelligence, said IP Park (pictured), president of LG Electronics, in the South Korean company’s first ever keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Blackberry scales security technology for IoT devices

Blackberry is scaling its secure technology and licensing strategy to empower the electronics industry to bring to market safe and secure IoT devices.

IMC chooses HPE’s Bregulla as 2019 chairman

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) vice president Volkhard Bregulla has been elected 2019 chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He will be joined for the first time by an IMC vice chairman, Sara Brown, VP of marketing with MultiTech Systems.

U-Blox files patent lawsuit against Interdigital

Swiss wireless technology company U-Blox has filed a lawsuit against Interdigital in the United States District Court for Southern California to obtain a “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” licence to Interdigital’s patents.

Gorilla lands $15m to develop video IoT analytics

Taiwanese video IoT analytics company Gorilla Technology has secured $15m in D-round funding from SBI, a Japanese financial services company that makes active investments in fintech, AI and blockchain.

Start-up raises $3m to protect IoT devices

Canadian start-up Cybeats, a cyber-security company protecting IoT devices, has raised $3m to expand its team in Toronto and abroad.

PodM2M makes security standard on connectivity products

PodM2M announced IoT security monitoring and threat detection as standard on all its connectivity products at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Antenova unveils antenna and kit at CES

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Antenova showed its latest SMD positioning antenna and a development kit for certified cat-four LTE designs.