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IMC Newsdesk Archives: June 2019

AT&T and HPE partner on edge computing

AT&T and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are working together to help businesses harness edge capabilities. The two companies have agreed a go-to-market programme to accelerate business adoption of edge connections and edge computing.

Huawei and Nowi bring energy harvesting to NB-IoT

Huawei has combined its NB-IoT device SoC with Dutch semiconductor firm Nowi’s energy harvesting PMIC for IoT applications requiring low power autonomous operation.

Microsoft sets up AI and IoT hub in Kentucky

Microsoft is setting up a regional hub in Louisville, Kentucky, to develop artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and data science, local mayor Greg Fischer announced this month.

MultiTech lands LoRa Alliance Corporate Award

Minnesota-based M2M and IoT communications firm MultiTech Systems has received the LoRa Alliance’s Corporate Award, and appointed Derek Wallace, director of product marketing, to the role of regional vice chair for the LoRa Alliance, representing North America.

Aeris wins F&S Indian IoT vendor award

Aeris Communications has won the Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award for IoT Platform Vendor of the Year for the second year in a row.

Digi presents IoT awards at annual conference

RaceTrac, Otis Elevator and Walgreens were among the winners at this month’s annual IoT awards presented during Digi’s Global IoT Conference in Minneapolis.

Kerlink gateway suits LoRaWan deployment

French IoT networking company Kerlink has launched a gateway for LoRaWan deployment and use. The Wirnet iStation delivers intuitive operational features and security safeguards for IoT vertical markets.

AVSystem and AT&T launch LwM2M interoperability project

Polish IoT device management company AVSystem has launched a Lightweight M2M (LwM2M) interoperability programme with AT&T for testing device interoperability with the LwM2M protocol, an IoT device management standard developed by OMA SpecWorks.

Flood warning and blind aids win Infineon and LG hackathon

A flood warning system and a clip-on module to help visually impaired people were the winners of last week’s inaugural IoT hackathon in Singapore organised by German electronics company Infirneon and South Korea’s LG Electronics.

Telit modules suit mass-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT

Telit has announced the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules for mass-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT deployments that feature hundreds of thousands or millions of devices.

LoRa and Sigfox to keep lead over cellular till 2024, says ABI

LoRa and Sigfox will hold the leading share of LPWA networks connections at least till 2024 over cellular technologies NB-IoT and LTE-M, according to ABI Research.

AT&T, KPN, Orange and Swisscom activate LTE-M roaming

AT&T, KPN, Orange and Swisscom have activated LTE-M roaming across their IoT networks. This should let IoT low-power devices operate efficiently on multiple networks across North America and Europe.

Tata and Kerlink partner on LoRa deployments

French IoT firm Kerlink is working with Tata Communications Transformation Services to promote and deploy LoRaWan IoT networks globally. The partnership was announced at last week’s LoRa Alliance members meeting in Berlin.

HPE signs global OEM IoT security deal with 802 Secure

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is to provide customers of California-based 802 Secure with servers, storage and networking to improve cyber physical security and protect themselves from IoT cyber attacks.

Intel project aims to nurture Israeli start-ups

Intel has announced a programme to accelerate early-stage start-up companies in Israel targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and other data-centric technologies and business models.

Rosy picture from IoT World Europe Summit

The number of IoT devices is expected to increase 2.5 times by 2023 and revenue is forecast to double, according to figures released by consultancy Ovum at last week’s IoT World Europe Summit in London.

NFC specs to let smartphones talk with IoT devices

The NFC Forum hopes to enhance connectivity of IoT devices with new and updated specifications. The aim is to let smartphones and apps establish bi-directional communications with IoT devices.

Telit module gets first approval for AT&T NB-IoT network

Italian IoT enabler Telit’s ME910C1-WW is the first module certified by AT&T for its recently launched NB-IoT network. The module also operates on the carrier’s complementary LTE-M low-power wide-area (LPWA) network.

NB-IoT device shipments to triple this year, says Berg

Annual shipments of NB-IoT devices are expected to almost triple this year from the 53 million units shipped in 2018, according to analyst Berg Insight.

Deutsche Telekom rolls out German NB-IoT network

Deutsche Telekom has put its IoT network into operation throughout Germany. The machine and sensor network facilitates digitisation in a wide range of industries.

Cisco to acquire IoT security firm Sentryo

Cisco plans to acquire French IoT security company Sentryo to provide automated device visibility and protection for OT assets.

Nascar adopts AWS machine learning and AI

US motorsport body Nascar has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads.

EC and ESA back IoT nano-satellite project

The European Commission and European Space Agency (ESA) are leading a €10m funding round to demonstrate a global IoT nano-satellite constellation with one or more IoT and M2M service providers as pilot customers.

U-Blox tackles IoT security with 5G-ready module

Swiss connectivity company U-Blox is tackling IoT security with a 5G-ready cellular module and chipset for low power wide area IoT applications.

Sectigo and Thirdwayv partner to secure critical IoT systems

A partnership between New Jersey-based certificate authority Sectigo and Californian connectivity company Thirdwayv aims to protect smartphone and app layers from malware and wireless attacks in medical and other mission-critical IoT systems.

Antenova targets dual-band antenna at wearables

Antenova, a UK manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, is targeting wearable devices with a compact dual-band wifi embedded antenna.

Cellular IoT module shipments hit record levels

Global cellular IoT module shipments increased 16 per cent in 2018 to a new record level of 221 million, according to Berg Insight. Annual revenues grew faster at 24 per cent, reversing the previous trend of decreasing average module prices.

Apple leads wearables but Huawei growing fastest, says IDC

Apple is still leading the wearables market but Chinese tech giant Huawei is the fastest growing company in the sector, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC).


Telit partners SigmaDots to expand IoT security

Telit is working with Israeli blockchain-based cyber-security start-up SigmaDots, a subsidiary of Essence Group, to expand IoT security and strengthen business continuity. Essence Group produces LTE-based connected devices and IoT platforms.

Arrow, Infineon and Arkessa form cellular IoT partnership

A partnership between Colorado-based Arrow Electronics, German electronics firm Infineon and UK-based Arkessa aims to secure cellular communications for the IoT.

LoRa Alliance expands certification programme

The LoRa Alliance has expanded its LoRaWan certification programme. The enhanced certification testing suite meets the requirements of LoRaWan operators and assures end users that certified devices have the required quality and range to work on any network out of the box.

Zigbee initiative strengthens IoT interoperability

The Zigbee Alliance has announced the All Hubs initiative to strengthen interoperability, reliability and security across the IoT. The initiative aims to make smart home and IoT products easier to develop, deploy and sell across ecosystems.

Digi development kit helps build intelligent devices

Purpose-built for IoT environments, the Digi ConnectCore 8X development kit is said to provide a complete and secure platform to build connected intelligent devices.

Laird wireless modem combines LTE and Bluetooth

Ohio-based Laird Connectivity has announced a multi-wireless modem that combines the benefits of low-power cellular LTE connectivity and Bluetooth 5 technology in one integrated device.

CyberX development environment secures IoT devices

Massachusetts security company CyberX has announced an open development environment that makes it easier for organisations to secure unmanaged IoT and industrial control system devices running proprietary protocols.

Eleven-x and Skyhook combine wifi and LoRa for positioning

Eleven-x, a Canadian full service low power IoT provider and operator of a public coast-to-coast IoT network, is working with Skyhook, operator of an independent wifi and cell-based positioning system, to develop wifi-enabled location tracking for use with LoRaWan.

AWS brings voice control to Ricoh workplace technology

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping Japanese firm Ricoh empower digital workplaces and universities with voice-activated technologies.