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IMC IoT Newsdesk Archives: June 2020

Microsoft acquires CyberX to boost IoT security

Microsoft is acquiring CyberX, a Massachusetts-based IoT and OT security company.

AWS races ahead with machine learning on F1 stats

Amazon Web Services is introducing six real-time racing statistics that will roll out through the 2020 Formula One season, beginning with the launch of car performance scores at the season opening grand prix in Austria on July 5.

Verizon certifies Telit modules for 4G LTE

Verizon has certified Telit’s ME310G1 and ME910G1 IoT modules for use on its 4G LTE network.

Qualcomm and Infinite partner on IoT-as-a-service

Qualcomm Technologies and Infinite Computer Solutions are working together to deliver IoT-as-a-service (IoTaaS) for plug-and-play deployment in smart city and other applications.

Deutsche Telekom spins off IoT business

Deutsche Telekom is spinning off its IoT business into an independent company next month, and has unveiled plans to simplify the IoT with an open platform that brings together developers, operators, partners and suppliers.

Intel Xeon processors attack AI and edge applications

Intel has introduced its third-generation Xeon scalable processors and additions to its hardware and software artificial intelligence (AI) portfolio to accelerate the AI and analytics in data centre, network and intelligent-edge environments.

Kerlink and Tago IO integrate IoT platforms

French company Kerlink’s Wanesy management centre has been integrated with the IoT platform from North Carolina-based Tago IO.

Palo Alto firewall uses machine learning to protect IoT devices

Palo Alto Networks has launched a machine-learning powered firewall making security intelligent and proactive to defend networks and IoT devices against most known and unknown threats instantly.

Qualcomm integrates 5G and AI in robotics platform

Qualcomm has integrated 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) in a hardware and software development platform to help design robotics and drones.

HPE Aruba solves edge problems before they happen

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has introduced the Aruba ESP edge services platform, an AI-powered, cloud-native platform that predicts and resolves problems at the network edge before they happen.

Taoglas and LvLogics design IoT silo monitor

Irish companies Taoglas and LvLogics, a specialist in measuring solid levels in difficult environments, have announced a self-cleaning silo monitoring IoT system for farmers, and wood pellet and biomass users.

Vodafone heat camera helps rugby club return to training

The Wasps Rugby Club in Coventry, UK, has installed Vodafone’s heat detection camera at its Broadstreet training facility to help safeguard staff and players as they return to training.

Microsoft and SAS partner on analytics and AI

SAS and Microsoft have formed a partnership they say will shape the future of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

STM reference design uses Sigfox for contact tracing

Swiss semiconductor firm ST Microelectronics has introduced a reference design that uses Bluetooth LE and the Sigfox network for monitoring social distancing and providing contact tracing in response to global or local pandemics.

IBM acquires cyber-security firm Spanugo

IBM is acquiring Spanugo, a California-based provider of cloud cyber-security posture management to meet the security demands of its clients in highly regulated industries. IBM will integrate Spanugo software into its public cloud.

Soti removes barriers to IoT device management

Ontario-based Soti says it has removed major barriers to IoT ownership and efficient device management with the latest release of its enterprise-grade IoT manager, Connect v1.2.

Honeywell hopes to fly autonomously high

Honeywell has formed a business unit dedicated to the growing unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility industries. The business unit will combine the firm’s technology, software, services and certification expertise.

Sectigo YouTube channels guides engineers on IoT security

New Jersey cyber-security company Sectigo has started a YouTube channel offering engineers guidance for securing IoT products.

Winbond tunes memory to Qualcomm NB-IoT modem

Taiwanese company Winbond Electronics has developed a type of semiconductor memory designed for use with cellular NB-IoT modules. An early user is Qualcomm for its LTE modems.

IoT firms join forces to fight Covid-19

Five flagship IoT companies – Abeeway, Claranova, Everynet, Redexia and Semtech – have joined forces to help fight Covid-19 and offer innovations to healthcare staff.

Vodafone deploys NB-IoT to detect water leaks

Vodafone has signed a ten-year deal with UK utility SES Water to use NB-IoT technology for detecting and preventing water leaks.

Qualcomm modem validated for NTT Docomo LTE-M network

California-based Qualcomm has completed validation of its 9205 LTE IoT modem’s capabilities for Japanese network operator NTT Docomo’s 3GPP Release-14 LTE-M network.

Telefónica helps start-ups tackle IoT and blockchain

Spanish telco Telefónica is helping start-ups and SMEs in Germany, Spain and the UK accelerate their business development through IoT, blockchain, big data and artificial intelligence (AI).

Yuan picks Semtech for software-defined video

Taiwanese audio-visual company Yuan High-Tech Development has integrated Semtech’s BlueRiver technology into its software-defined video over Ethernet (SDVoE)-enabled video cameras.

Trimble takes IoT water monitoring global

California-based Trimble is taking its IoT remote monitoring hardware, sensors and analytics software for water and wastewater to the global market.

Essence uses IoT to make faces more beautiful

IoT technology is being used by the beauty industry in a skin rejuvenation product developed by ESI Novel, part of Israel-based Essence Group.

Vicor and WiBotic partner on autonomous wireless charging

Massachusetts-based power component company Vicor is collaborating with Seattle dynamic charging firm WiBotic to increase uptime and battery life of robot fleets and drones using autonomous wireless charging.

AWS, Intel and Microsoft help India fight Covid-19

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has teamed up with Intel, Microsoft and others to help India’s National Association of Software & Service Companies (Nasscom) use technology in the fight against Covid-19.

Ligado invests $100m in 5G IoT networks

Satellite communications company Ligado Networks is investing more than $100m to build 5G IoT networks that serve mission-critical industries such as public safety and emergency response, commercial transportation, energy, and manufacturing.

Mitsubishi integrates IoT to accelerate development

Japanese technology giant Mitsubishi Electric has announced its ClariSense integrated IoT technology, which it will use for accelerated development of IoT systems within the group companies.

Tuya open AIoT platform eases cloud development

At last week’s online AI+IoT Business Conference, Tuya Smart announced its open AI+IoT (AIoT) cloud development platform that IoT developers can use for the cloud manufacturing, community SaaS and global B2B smart business industries.

HMS connects remote assets through NB-IoT and Cat-M1

Swedish communications firm HMS Networks has announced the Anybus Wireless Bolt IoT, which enables cellular-based internet connectivity for assets in the field using the LTE-based NB-IoT and Cat-M1 networks.

Polte uses IoT to enable social distancing

Texas-based cloud location company Polte is using IoT technology to enable social distancing and contact tracing to help organisations return to work safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laird tool aids RF antenna selection

Ohio-based wireless technology firm Laird Connectivity has announced a parametric selector tool for RF antenna products so users can quickly and accurately find the right antenna for their project.

IoT hit hard by Covid-19 but will be key for recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an 18% drop in net new IoT services this year, according to ABI Research. Fleet management, heavy transport vehicles and equipment, fixed assets, and digital signage are the hardest hit IoT applications so far.