Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: June 2018

AT&T launches NB-IoT network in USA and Mexico

AT&T is launching an NB-IoT network in the USA and Mexico for business users to complement its existing LTE-M network.

Leti LPWA field trials show benefits over LoRa and NB-IoT

Leti, a French research institute of CEA Tech, has announced that field trials of its low-power wide area (LPWA) IoT technology showed significant performance gains in coverage, data-rate flexibility and power consumption compared with other LPWA technologies.

Stanford University sets up blockchain research centre

California’s Stanford University is setting up a blockchain research centre to understand a technology that promises to change fundamentally how people and companies make deals and complete financial transactions over the internet.

Deutsche Telekom uses NB-IoT to connect beehives

Deutsche Telekom is creating a buzz in the IoT world with two smart beehives on the grounds of its headquarters in Bonn. Equipped with IoT technology and linked up to its machine and NB-IoT sensor network, the hives are being cared for in close cooperation with a local beekeeper.

Microchip uses Arm technology to secure IoT endpoints

Arizona-based Microchip Technology is working with Softbank’s chip design subsidiary Arm to create 32bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that can secure IoT endpoints.

FairCom lets users store and process data at edge

At last week’s LiveWorx in Massachusetts, FairCom released the C-TreeEdge IoT database to give organisations the ability to store and process their data at or near the collection point, opening the door for mission-critical and, possibly, life-saving decisions to be made faster without the need to rely solely on the cloud.

Telit modules take IoT location-based services worldwide

At this week’s Sensors Expo in San Jose, California, Telit announced GPS and GNSS integrated antenna receiver modules for consumer and business applications that require high performance, reliability and low power consumption.

Pod Group expands into Asia Pacific

At this week’s CommunicAsia show in Singapore, Pod Group announced it had opened a regional office in Hong Kong to offer IoT connectivity options across the Apac region.

Time running out for chipset makers to meet IoT forecasts

Global chip manufacturers do not have the capacity to meet tomorrow’s IoT demands, according to Ville Ylläsjärvi (pictured), chief marketing officer of Finland-based telecoms provider Haltian Oy.

Juniper unveils 5G and IoT ready routing platform

Juniper Networks has unveiled a 5G and IoT ready routing platform to unlock service-creation opportunities. The California company announced the MX 5G universal routing platform along with software innovations to provide the programmability, performance and flexibility for rapid service deployment in the cloud economy.

IBM acquires Oniqua to strengthen IoT-based maintenance

IBM has acquired Oniqua Holdings, a Denver-based innovator in maintenance repair and operations (MRO), to strengthen its IoT capabilities and help businesses proactively maintain vital assets.

Huawei keynote at Cebit explores physical and digital connectivity

At last week’s Cebit in Germany, Qiu Heng (pictured), Huawei’s president of global marketing, delivered a keynote speech that explored how IoT helps enterprises connect the physical and digital worlds. The Chinese company also released IoT and AI products to help enterprises create intelligence and connectivity.

Brazilian MVNO picks Telit for IoT users

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Porto Seguro Conecta has begun offering Telit's SimWise to its IoT customers across Brazil in verticals including agrobusiness, fleet management and utilities.

Arrow offers provisioning using NXP secure element

Arrow Electronics has expanded its programming facilities in the Netherlands to offer a secure provisioning service that will enable the rapid deployment of IoT edge nodes and gateways using the NXP A71CH secure element trust anchor.

Veea acquires Virtuosys to gain edge capabilities

New York-based smart applications firm Veea has acquired UK company Virtuosys, which specialises in products for the network edge. Following the closing, Virtuosys will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Veea and will change its name to Veea Systems.

Seeed uses U-Blox modules to produce IoT maker boards

Seeed, one of China’s largest distributors of microelectronic components for the international developer and maker communities, has produced two boards using U-Blox modules to deliver cellular communications and positioning capabilities for IoT applications.

LPWA battle will drive connections past one billion by 2023

NB-IoT, Cat-M, Sigfox and LoRa’s battle for dominance will drive the number of LPWA network connections globally past one billion by 2023, according to ABI Research.

ARM acquires IoT connectivity firm Stream

ARM has acquired Stream Technologies. The acquisition expands ARM's capabilities in the IoT arena, especially around connectivity and device management
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Microsoft launches services for IoT

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 IoT Core Services, which builds on the company's existing Windows 10 IoT Core, and adds 10 years of support along with services to manage device updates and assess device health
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NXP embedded AI for Edge and IoT

NXP Semiconductors has launched a machine learning environment for building applications on edge devices and industrial systems
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Omron, Cisco to secure Manufacturing
Omron is to integrate Cisco's networking and security technology into its programmable logic controllers. The two companies plan to work together to enhance security in manufacturing sites with IoT
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Google IoT LoRaWAN integration allows carrier-grade solutions in hours
Kerlink IoT data management specialist Microshare have integrated carrier-grade LoRaWAN into Google cloud's IoT architecture. The integration allows the creation of 'carrier-grade' IoT solutions at cloud-scale in hours
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Juniper 5G IoT ready routing platform launched

Juniper Networks has launched a 5G IoT ready routing platform. Juniper is claiming new levels of programmability, cost efficiency and versatility for its new MX Series 5G Universal Routing platform
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Amazon stops sale of IoT connected toys
Amazon has stopped the sale of CloudPets, an IoT connected family of toys, after concerns raised about security and privacy by internet developer and community activist Mozilla.
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Progress, Amazon IoT self service anomaly detection
Progress has launched an anomaly detection and prediction service in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Industrial IoT applications
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Telit module for global LTE CAT M1, NB-IoT

Telit has launched a new module for IoT applications such as smart metering, smart cities, asset tracking/ management, telematics, vending, retail point of sale, healthcare monitors and remote sensors

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Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone complete NB-IoT roaming trial

Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group have completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed NB-IoT technology. The service should ensure seamless coverage and service continuity for connections using LPWA networks.

Eleven-x and Kerlink pilot LoRa apps

Eleven-x, operator of Canada’s public coast-to-coast, low-power LoRa IoT network, and French firm Kerlink are launching pilot programmes in smart parking, asset tracking, water metering, fuel tank monitoring, smart waste management and other applications.

Operators must move beyond connectivity to increase IoT revenue, warns GSMA

Operators must look beyond connectivity to increase share of IoT revenue, warns the GSMA, which estimates that the global IoT market will be worth $1.1tn in revenue by 2025 as market value shifts from connectivity to platforms, applications and services.

NXP helps Baidu secure IoT in China

NXP Semiconductors is helping Baidu secure the IoT in China. The two companies will collaborate to promote industry innovation and support developers and ecosystem partners in building safe and smart IoT applications.

Laird LoRa gateway preloaded with Senet software

The Laird Sentrius LoRaWan gateway now comes pre-loaded with the Senet LoRa packet forwarder software and provides native support for registration and operation on New Hampshire-based Senet’s network.

Electric Imp service streamlines cellular connectivity

IoT connectivity firm Electric Imp has announced its ImpCellular service that streamlines and simplifies the effort companies typically endure when implementing cellular connectivity for their IoT devices.

Advantech leverages IoT to grow in Europe

Embedded systems firm Advantech is using IoT developments to grow its presence in Europe. The Taiwanese company is targeting revenues of €350m across Europe by 2025.

Telit module targets multinational IoT use

At this week’s Venditalia in Milan, Telit announced its ME910C1-WW module, designed to meet the needs of multinational IoT applications such as smart metering, smart cities, asset tracking and management, telematics, vending, retail point of sale, healthcare monitors and remote sensors.

Delta Five uses IoT to detect bed bugs

This week is Bed Bug Awareness Week and North Carolina-based Delta Five is celebrating by introducing IoT technologies to help hotels eliminate the pests.