Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: January 2020

Cisco increases security for IoT

At this week’s Cisco Live in Barcelona, the tech giant launched a comprehensive security architecture for the IoT that converges IT with OT to provide anomaly detection.

Iridium extends IoT on AWS globally

Iridium CloudConnect has gone live, extending the IoT on Amazon Web Services (AWS) globally.

MultiTech partners Trilliant for IoT and smart cities

Smart communications firm Trilliant Networks is working with MultiTech to deliver easy-to-deploy, end-to-end products and services optimised to drive business outcomes in the industrial IoT, smart energy and smart city markets.

Sigfox reaches 90% population coverage in UK

WND, the UK’s Sigfox network operator, has achieved over 90% population coverage in 18 months since it deployed the UK’s first wireless public network for secure sensor data.

Intel and Atos start second phase of AI and ML supercomputer

Intel, Atos and the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN) have started the second phase of building the HLRN-IV supercomputer system at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) to run compute-intensive projects involving mathematical simulations, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).

Vodafone launches NB-IoT network in Ukraine

Vodafone has launched a commercial NB-IoT network in the Ukraine.

MachNation software verifies IoT platforms

IoT testing and benchmarking firm MachNation has launched MIT-E Performance (MIT-E Pf) software built exclusively for performance and scalability testing of IoT platforms. It can verify platform performance for up to ten million IoT devices and one million IoT messages per second.

Tuya toolkit accelerates IoT prototype development

California-based Tuya Smart’s sandwich board development kit is available for IoT and connected device developers. The platform includes a collection of 19 integrated development modules, which can be layer stacked like a sandwich to create a complete IoT prototype in less than an hour.

AWS scores with machine learning in Bundesliga

Germany's Bundesliga football league has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deploy artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, compute, database and storage services to deliver real-time statistics to predict future plays and game outcomes.

Wind River acquires Star Labs

Wind River has acquired Washington DC-based Star Lab, a specialist in cyber security for IoT and embedded systems. The acquisition broadens the California company’s software portfolio with a system protection and anti-tamper toolset for Linux, an open source–based hypervisor, and a secure boot option.

Aeris mobility suite accelerates connected car development

IoT technology provider Aeris has launched a mobility suite to help automotive OEMs accelerate the development and deployment of connected vehicle programmes. German car maker Volkswagen has already begun to roll-out the suite across its development organisation.

IoT pavilion at CES to see explosive growth in 2021

The IoT Infrastructure Pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, organised by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) trade group, will increase by well over 65% for the 2021 event.

Secure Channels chooses Thales for IoT protection

California-based Secure Channels has picked encryption key management and software licencing platforms from French multinational Thales to protect its quantum-resilient encryption keys for its IoT-enabled devices.

U-Blox brings cm-level accuracy to GNSS

Swiss firm U-Blox has announced an affordable approach to bringing centimetre-level accuracy to GNSS receivers.

Telefónica certifies Quectel module for subscription swap use

Telefónica has certified Chinese firm Quectel Wireless’ BC95-G NB-IoT module that provides subscription swap capabilities.

Kerlink expands into South Africa

French IoT firm Kerlink is expanding into South Africa with the appointment of IoTdc, a distributor of connected hardware and device-related applications for the IoT.

Mercedes-Benz unveils smart home on wheels

Being described as a smart home on wheels, a connected compact Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van made its show debut this month at the Caravan, Motor & Tourism exhibition in Stuttgart.

Panasonic Bluetooth module suits long-range IoT use

Panasonic has introduced a long-range Bluetooth 5.0 module for industrial IoT and smart home applications. The Japanese company’s Pan 1780 Bluetooth LE module is based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC single-chip controller.

Toyota to build smart city at base of Mount Fuji

Toyota has said it plans to build a 175 acre smart city in Japan at the base of Mount Fuji. The Japanese car-maker aims to break ground at the site, to be called 'Woven City', in 2021
TIM, Ericsson set European record for 5G speed
Italian telecoms operator TIM SpA and Ericsson, together with Qualcomm, have successfully completed Europe’s first connection overcoming the 2 Gbps speed barrier on a 5G live commercial network
oneM2M reveals details of Release 4
International IoT standards body oneM2M has published details of its upcoming Release 4 standard. The new release is intended to enable global standards-based implementations of new and enhanced vertical IoT developments, such as the smart home, smart cities and Industry 4.0

ST claims first with long-distance LoRa SoC

European semiconductor maker ST has launched what it claims is the world's first LoRa system-on-chip (SoC) for connecting smart devices to the IoT using long distance wireless connections
Delta explores Quantum Computing with IBM

Delta Air Lines is engaging in a multi-year collaboration with IBM to explore the potential of quantum computing to transform customer and employee experiences
Flex boosts IoT Development, Manufacture

Flex, Infineon and QuickLogic have launched a development kit and System-in-Package to reduce development time for IoT devices, and allow rapid scale up to high volume manufacture
Avnet Partner Programme to accelerate IoT adoption

Technology solutions provider Avnet is launching a new Partner Programme designed to provide developers with a place to build complete IoT solutions, enabling them to scale their business in a quick and cost-effective manner

Intel announces AI breakthroughs at CES

Intel CEO Bob Swann (pictured) kicked off this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by announcing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) that pave the way for autonomous driving, a new era of mobile computing innovation, and the future of immersive sports and entertainment.

HKBN launches Sigfox IoT network in Hong Kong

HKBN Enterprise has partnered with Thinxtra to be the first telecoms carrier in Hong Kong to launch an IoT platform based on Sigfox technology.

Xiaomi plans $7bn investment in 5G and AIoT

Chinese technology giant Xiaomi plans to invest RMB50bn over the next five years in 5G, AI and IoT, according to CEO Lei Jun (pictured) in his New Year statement. The announcement came as Xiaomi found itself in a security row with Google when a user reported being able to see other people’s Xiaomi camera feeds through a Nest hub.

Taoglas demonstrates horse health monitor at CES

Taoglas introduced its latest antenna and RF designs at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and demonstrated an IoT connected health product for the equestrian industry that monitors a horse’s heart rate, activity, behaviour and GPS location in real time.

Ceva enables contextually aware IoT at CES

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Californian semiconductor IP firm Ceva unveiled its Senslinq integrated hardware IP and software platform that aggregates sensor fusion, sound and connectivity technologies to enable contextually aware IoT devices.

Global operators certify Telit mPCIe card

Telit’s LM960A18 PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) has been certified by the major global mobile network operators, including the largest operators in North America.

Metova assesses IoT technology

Tennessee-based Metova has announced digital transformation and IoT technology assessment services that provide a detailed analysis of existing technology architecture and source code with a focus on company growth and goals.

SK Telecom certifies U-Blox module for LTE-M

South Korean operator SK Telecom has certified a cellular module from Swiss firm U-Blox to add security to its LTE-M network.

Thuraya and Rockville boost satellite M2M in Pakistan

UAE-based Thuraya Telecommunications has signed an agreement with Rockville Technologies to boost satellite IoT and M2M communication services in Pakistan.

Kore lands M2M innovation award for eSIM

US IoT firm Kore has won the M2M Innovation of the Year award in the fourth annual IoT Breakthrough Awards programme for its eSIM.

Cellular IoT gateway shipments to hit 8m by 2023

Shipments of cellular IoT gateways will reach 8.0 million by 2023, according to market researcher Berg Insight.