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IMC IoT Newsdesk Archives: July 2020

IoT tech buyers bullish on near-term capex spending

A poll of more than 100 enterprise users and product makers that buy IoT technology shows that those individuals are not allowing the global pandemic to interfere with their investment plans in the second half of 2020 and beyond.

AWS machine learning improves contact centres

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added machine-learning capabilities to its contact centre service making it easier for businesses to identify customer issues and trends, search call transcripts, and improve agent performance.

Orange and Google partner on intelligent edge

Orange and Google Cloud have partnered to accelerate the transformation of Orange's IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular edge computing.

Verizon and Microsoft speed IoT deployment

Verizon has teamed up with Microsoft to enable the simple and quick creation and deployment of complete end-to-end IoT products and services.

Wisekey issues birth certificates for IoT devices

Swiss cyber-security company Wisekey is providing a unique identity for IoT devices in the form of an IoT birth certificate and is protecting this identity using its secure VaultIC semiconductor.

Maxim microcontroller takes third off IoT costs

A low-power dual-core microcontroller from California-based Maxim Integrated uses Bluetooth LE 5.2 and is claimed to help cut costs by up to a third for IoT applications.

OneM2M offers glimpse into version four of standard

Enabling medical equipment to record accurately the time of diagnostic readings, making it easier to locate connected devices and speeding up the time to develop apps are some of the features to be unveiled as part of the fourth set of OneM2M specifications.

Top ten mobile operators hold 85% of cellular IoT market

The top ten mobile operators have an 85 per cent market share in cellular IoT, according to a report from market watcher Berg Insight. China Mobile is the largest provider.

BehrTech adds AWS support to LPWAN software

Canadian firm BehrTech has introduced the latest version of Mythings Central LPWAN software and added Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Cumulocity support for massive sensor data aggregation.

Taoglas partners Arrow to increase customer base

Irish smart antenna maker Taoglas has signed a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics focused on AI and IoT products and services.

Vodafone designs and makes consumer IoT tracker

Vodafone has expanded its consumer IoT range with a tracker designed and manufactured by the company itself. The multi-purpose tracker – called Curve – can locate valuables such as keys, laptops, bags and cars.

Deutsche Telekom completes LTE-M rollout across Germany

Deutsche Telekom has completed the rollout of its 5G-ready LTE-M network across Germany and is bringing its first commercial services to market.

IBM and Verizon collaborate on 5G and IoT

Verizon and IBM are combining the high speed and low latency of Verizon's 5G and multi-access edge compute capabilities, IoT devices and sensors at the edge, and IBM's expertise in AI, hybrid multi-cloud, edge computing, asset management and connected operations.

Kerlink targets IoT applications at Japan

French firm Kerlink and its Japanese distributor GISupply have announced a package of IoT applications to serve construction-worker health and safety, smart agriculture, and smart-aquaculture.

Wyld mesh network enables social distance monitoring

UK firm Wyld Networks has introduced mobile mesh technology to create applications in consumer and enterprise networks and monitor social distancing.

HSBC picks AWS for digital transformation

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a long-term cloud provider to drive its digital transformation and deliver new and personalised banking services.

Delta digital exhibition launches 5G and IoT products

Taiwanese company Delta has opened an interactive digital exhibition to launch products for 5G and IoT edge computing, e-mobility and smart manufacturing.

AWS IoT SiteWise manages factory data

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced a managed service that collects data from the plant floor, structures and labels the data, and generates real-time key performance indicators and metrics to help industrial users make data-driven decisions.

Synaptics buys Broadcom IoT business for $250m

California-based Synaptics is to acquire the wireless IoT business of Broadcom for $250m in an all-cash transaction.

1NCE provides IoT device management service suite

Tier-one IoT network carrier 1NCE is intensifying its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide an automatised and easy-to-use IoT device management service suite.

Telit IoT helps build better mousetrap

Danish company TrapMe has built a better mousetrap using IoT technology from Telit.

SparkFun GNSS boards use U-Blox dead reckoning

Colorado-based SparkFun Electronics has released two GPS and GNSS boards using automotive dead reckoning from Swiss company U-Blox.

Mobileum acquires Sigos for 5G and IoT testing

Mobileum, a California-based provider of analytics-based roaming, network security and risk management, has acquired German fraud detection company Sigos to provide end-to-end testing for 5G and IoT.

Telefónica and Erictel expand IoT collaboration

Telefónica and Erictel, a Spanish IoT developer, are expanding their collaboration to develop and commercialise IoT and big data mobility, including the management of field forces and asset tracking in all markets where Telefónica operates.

LG develops “world’s smallest” Bluetooth module

South Korean firm LG Innotek says it has developed the world's smallest Bluetooth module. This should let it advance further into the IoT communication module market.

STM simplifies IoT node development

Swiss firm ST Microelectronics is simplifying the complex software challenges that face developers of IoT nodes by introducing a discovery kit and expansion software.

HiSky starts Ku-band satellite terminal field trials

Israeli firm HiSky, a provider of satellite-connected IoT services, has started early field trials of its Ku-band satellite terminal.

Capella uses AWS to analyse data from space

Capella Space, a provider of on-demand Earth observation data via satellite-based radar, is running its entire IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to automate and scale its operations, including satellite command and control.

Nesten and Semtech partner on LoRa node platform

California companies Semtech and Nesten, a developer of blockchain and IoT technology for communications networks, are collaborating to support the rollout of a LoRa-based node platform.

BICS and Avnet accelerate IoT deployment

Belgian communications enabler BICS has joined forces with technology provider Avnet Silica to deliver IoT connectivity to OEMs, devices and applications.

Telit module integrates wifi and Bluetooth LE

Telit has announced the WE310F5, an integrated, single-band wifi and Bluetooth Low Energy 5 module that provides high-speed wireless connectivity to an embedded microcontroller over uart, SPI and SDIO interfaces.

Arm pulls out of IoT services to focus on core IP

UK chip designer Arm is transferring its two IoT service group (ISG) businesses to Japanese parent company SoftBank so it can focus on its core semiconductor IP technology.

Quantum leaps into IoT platform for hobbyists

California-based Quantum Integration has launched an IoT platform for electronic hobbyists. Makers can create custom apps and firmware without coding through a graphic interface and control any wireless device through a central server.

Ordr improves system control engine software

Ordr, a California-based specialist in security for enterprise IoT and unmanaged devices, has added capabilities to its SCE systems control engine software.

Renesas embedded controller suits compact IoT devices

Japanese electronics company Renesas has introduced an embedded controller for use in compact IoT devices for sensor control in applications such as smart homes, smart buildings, environmental sensing, structure monitoring, trackers and wearable devices.

Delta modular data centres speed 5G and IoT deployment

Taiwanese firm Delta has introduced an all-in-one modular data centre offering for 5G and IoT edge computing. The SmartNode infrastructure provides flexible power and cooling designs.

IMC plans four days of IoT online events

Four days of online IoT conference programming in September and October are being planned by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) for adopters of IoT technology, with topics covering consumer and industrial applications for the IoT.

Eurotech software framework qualified to AWS IoT Core

Eurotech has announced software qualification of its Everyware Software Framework (ESF) with AWS IoT Core.

HPE helps enterprises digitally transform from edge to cloud

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has introduced Ezmeral, a brand and software portfolio to help enterprises accelerate digital transformation across their organisation, from edge to cloud.

Digi router supports remote monitoring

Digi has introduced a router to provide adaptable, right-sized connectivity. The IX20 is for industrial infrastructure, location monitoring and unattended retail applications that require manageability, flexibility, reliability and security.

Qualcomm integrates DT NuSim on chipset

Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm Technologies, module maker Quectel and Redtea Mobile are introducing an implementation of NuSim, an integrated SIM for IoT applications.

Intel and NSF fund ML wireless research

Intel and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced award recipients of joint funding for research into the development of machine learning in future wireless systems.

Laird modem combines Bluetooth 5, LTE-M and NB-IoT

Ohio-based Laird Connectivity has launched the Pinnacle 100 series of cellular modems and development kits that combine Bluetooth 5, LTE-M and NB-IoT in a small form factor device.

Etsi standard secures consumer IoT devices

Etsi has published a standard for IoT cyber security that establishes a security baseline for internet-connected consumer products and provides a basis for future IoT certification schemes.

TCG software stack boosts IoT security

Security for millions of devices worldwide has been enhanced as the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) releases its latest specification for the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 technology: the Feature Application Programming Interface (Fapi) standard.