IMC Newsdesk Archives: May 2020
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the German Bundesliga this week debuted the first two Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS during the Borussia Dortmund versus Bayern München game on broadcast television in over 200 countries.
Professional services company Accenture has acquired Byte Prophecy, an automated insights and big-data analytics company based in Ahmedabad, India, to meet the growing demand for enterprise-scale AI and digital analytics across the region.
Swiss firm U-Blox is working with German GNSS augmentation company Sapcorda Services to implement the newly established Spartn format correction interface.
IoT enabler Telit has announced the ME310G1-W2, said to be the world's smallest LTE-M and NB-IoT module for use in the 450MHz band.
Swiss firm Wisekey is partnering with global technology organisations to provide an IoT early warning system that can be used to facilitate early detection of viruses and future outbreaks.
Chinese firm SmartSens Technology has launched a low-power video sensor designed to power IoT devices.
Protecting the IoT has never been more critical, according to New Jersey-based cyber-security technology firm Sectigo.
Shipments of cellular IoT modules increased 22 per cent in 2019 to reach a new record level of 265 million units, according to Berg Insight.
Microsoft is offering financial rewards for those that can hack into Azure Sphere, which offers end-to-end IoT security across hardware, OS and the cloud.
Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek’s NB-IoT chip has been validated for LwM2M over NIDD on Softbank’s cellular network across Japan. This is said to be the first global commercial readiness of LwM2M over NIDD.
Telit’s LM960A18 PCI Express Mini Card has become the first Gigabit LTE module to go through the UK’s ESN emergency services network review for use by the ecosystem.
A trial of mesh-networked water meters in Australia is using Bluetooth Low Energy and NB-IoT modules from Swiss company U-Blox.
Blackberry is offering enterprises a range of tailored cyber-security and endpoint management options to help protect data, lower risk, and reduce cost and complexity.
Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry and ST Microelectronics have introduced a low-power wireless multi-sensor edge-intelligence module for smart factory, smart home and smart life applications.
Arizona-based Microchip has revealed a software development kit and neural network IP for creating low-power FPGA smart embedded vision products.
The 5G Open Innovation Lab, a global ecosystem of developers, start-ups, enterprises, academia and government institutions, has opened its lab and launched its inaugural programme for start-ups and their founders.
Three-quarters of C-suite, IoT and devops leaders are modifying corporate strategies due to Covid-19, according to research by software firm Wind River, which also found that a third of executives in the USA and China were seeing Covid-19’s impact as an impetus to transform their businesses digitally.
Two separate reports released last week are predicting wildly different estimates for the growth of the IoT market. Reporterlink sees the global market hitting US$1256.1bn by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 10.53%, whereas Fortune Business Insights has it hitting $1102.6bn by 2026 at a CAGR of 24.7%.
Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs has pulled out of its controversial smart city project on the waterfront in Toronto, Canada.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Kendra, an enterprise search service powered by machine learning.
Swiss positioning and wireless communication technology firm U-Blox has appointed Carl Bellanca (pictured) as head of sales in the Americas.
A collaboration between Pod Group and Expeto provides seamless integration of public and private LTE and 5G networks with a user’s existing enterprise IT network resulting in the agility, speed and security to launch IoT applications globally as extensions of existing networks.
Talkpool, a Swiss provider of IoT and telecommunication network services, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol into its latest line of sensors for smart home and building applications.
There is a link between the number of IoT connections per inhabitant and productivity growth, according to a research article by Ericsson Research in collaboration with Imperial College London.
French IoT specialist Kerlink is collaborating with Microshare, a Pennsylvania-based data management company, to deliver a turnkey way of tracing contact proximity in the workplace to help to fight Covid-19.
Chinese IoT hardware provider Ursalink has integrated its LoRaWan gateways and end nodes with a LoRaWan network server, IoT platform and data hub from Digimondo, a German provider of secure IoT software.
Dialog Semiconductor has introduced a low-power wifi networking SoC and two modules that it claims deliver a breakthrough in battery life for wifi connected, battery-powered IoT devices.
IBM and its subsidiary Red Hat have launched edge computing offerings for the 5G era that pave the way for enterprises and telcos to deploy and manage AI, IoT and analytics workloads at the edge.
Intel has acquired Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company, for approximately $900m. Moovit is known for its urban mobility app that offers travellers around the world multimodal trip planning by combining public transportation, bicycle and scooter services, ride-hailing, and car-sharing.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced Augmented Artificial Intelligence, a managed service that makes it easier to add human review to machine-learning predictions to improve model and application accuracy by continuously identifying and improving low confidence predictions.
Vodafone has launched a heat detection camera to help UK organisations get back to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The camera combines thermal imaging and Vodafone’s IoT connectivity to screen the temperature of people as they enter buildings.
Telit’s LM960A PCI Express Mini Card family is available in a version supporting the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to applications that can benefit from private networking, such as warehousing, industrial manufacturing, and public and enterprise venues.
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the 450MHz Alliance have signed a memorandum of understanding so global wireless carriers, equipment manufacturers, and IoT and M2M device makers can access a programme to increase confidence in interoperability in this spectrum.
International conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is using IoT tools from internet infrastructure firm Nominet to protect endangered animals from the illegal wildlife trade by preventing and detecting criminal activity.
California-based robotics AI company Brain has raised $36m in series D funding to help meet the growing demand for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in retail, healthcare, airports, education and other industries on the front lines of the Covid-19 health crisis.
Texas-based electronics company Silicon Labs has completed its acquisition of Redpine Signals' wifi and Bluetooth business, development centre in Hyderabad, India, and patent portfolio for $308m in cash.
New Hampshire-based LoRaWan firm Senet says it has established a leadership position in enabling advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for water supplies across the USA.