IMC Newsdesk Archives: July 2018
Microsoft has announced the public preview of its Windows 10 IoT Core Services. The existence of the services was revealed a few weeks ago at the Computex show in Taipei.
T-Mobile has launched its narrowband IoT service across the USA. It claims to be the first to launch NB-IoT in the USA and the first in the world to launch NB-IoT in the guard bands to increase efficiency.
Vodafone is expanding its IoT range with two digital building packages plus, in its V by Vodafone range, two wearables, including one for children, and a smart home kit.
Singapore plans to see its first 5G pilot network go live by the end of this year through a partnership between local operator Singtel and Ericsson. The network will be deployed at One-North in Buona Vista, the country’s science, business and IT hub, and include drone trials.
Amazon Web Services is working with design and engineering company Aricent to deliver an IoT device management framework with analytics for wind turbines, generators, transformers, solar panels and oil pipelines.
Silicon Valley start-up Xage Security has closed a $12m series A funding round to expand its IoT blockchain-based security offering worldwide.
German company Segger has introduced a complete operating system for IoT devices and embedded systems. Called EmPack, it is delivered in source code for 8, 16 and 32bit microcontrollers and microprocessors.
Californian rtos company Express Logic is providing support through its X-Ware IoT platform for systems-on-chip from Xilinx.
Advantech, Behr Technologies, Hitachi and Microsoft are collaborating to deliver wireless communications with scalability, reliability and security for private commercial and industrial IoT networks.
IBM is establishing a centre at New York’s Columbia University devoted to research, education and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency.
South Carolina-based IoT value-added services provider Zipit Wireless is working with Vodafone to support an offering for original equipment manufacturers that provides optimised data plans and automates the cellular provisioning process for IoT devices.
Major League Baseball has chosen Amazon Web Services (as its official provider for machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning workloads.
Licensed communications technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE will have more connections than unlicensed versions such as LoRa and Sigfox by 2021, despite entering the sector later, according to IDTechEx Research.
Israeli start-up Toka has raised $12.5m seed funding to help government agencies tackle cyber threats from connected IoT devices.
Texas-based Diodes has introduced a universal offline buck converter designed for low-power IoT applications. Using the device, manufacturers will be able to develop IoT applications that are powered directly from a high-voltage AC supply yet deliver power efficiency.
IoT enabler Telit’s DeviceWise platform is now interoperable with the IBM IoT platform. The two companies aim to help manufacturers and other businesses reduce the cost, risk, complexity and lead time of deploying monitoring, control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations.
Just over a year after launching the preview version of Azure IoT Edge, Microsoft has announced that the IoT cloud offering has been made generally available globally.
Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries is to buy US telecoms firm Radisys for more than $70m to increase its 5G and IoT portfolio.
French LTE for IoT chip maker Sequans Communications is working with Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo to accelerate the development of NB-IoT devices and applications on Docomo’s network.
Research released by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) – a trade association representing 25,000 IoT buyers worldwide – shows there are strong differences in how IoT technology adoption is viewed by OEMs, applications developers and enterprise users.
At last month’s ConnecTech Asia in Singapore, UnaBiz, one of Asia's first IoT dedicated network operators, launched a range of Sigfox powered sensors.
Oregon-based Rigado has closed a $15m series A round of funding to expand its commercial IoT edge-as-a-service offering.
Libelium and its Argentinian distributor Rack2 have developed a permanent flood monitoring system based on IoT technology in La Emilia, a small village in the north of Buenos Aires.
Avnet Silica has been appointed as a franchised distributor for the Emea region for Digi International, a provider of IoT connectivity products and services.
Israeli company Friendly Technologies has introduced an application generator for a range of IoT applications, including e-health, smart metering, smart energy, agriculture, smart building and smart city.
Arrow Electronics has announced a family of ICs that enable companies to add IO-Link Master functionality to their products without the addition of royalties or licence fees. Arrow joined the IO-Link Consortium in April.