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IMC Newsdesk Archives: November 2019

AWS helps Bloodhound attack land speed record

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping the Bloodhound Project in its ongoing attempts to break the land speed record. UK innovation agency Digital Catapult has built a weather monitoring system using IoT and AWS technology.

IBM speeds response to cloud-based cyber threats

IBM has launched open technology to speed response to cyber threats across clouds. It is claimed to be the industry’s first capability to hunt threats across security tools and clouds without moving data.

BehrTech and Orange Oranges bring IoT to ERP

Canadian companies BehrTech and Orange Oranges have signed a partnership to focus on providing secure IoT connectivity for enterprise resource planning (ERP).

Dacoso and 6Wind partner on IoT and edge services

French networking software company 6Wind is working with Dacoso, an IT service provider based in Germany, to deliver IoT and edge cloud services across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Renesas reveals first ten IoT products from latest MCU

The first ten third-party IoT and edge products have been announced using the latest microcontroller from Japanese semiconductor company Renesas Electronics.

Lapis dual-band wireless chip targets IoT use

Rohm subsidiary Lapis Semiconductor has introduced a multiband wireless communication chip for applications requiring low power consumption over relatively long distances, such as smart meters, gas and fire alarms, smart agriculture, and home and building security systems.

Remote tank monitoring to see 36% CAGR, says Berg

The global installed base of remote tank monitoring systems is set to reach 11.9 million in 2023, up from 2.5 million units at the end of 2018, according to IoT analyst firm Berg Insight.

Sigfox PAN offers choice to users

Sigfox is launching a private area network (PAN) service so its customers can choose between a private service and a global service, depending on their economic and industrial constraints.

Intel portfolio to speed AI development

Intel says it is speeding the development, deployment and performance of artificial intelligence (AI) with hardware that stretches from the cloud to the edge.

Vodafone picks Google Cloud for machine learning

Vodafone has selected Google Cloud to host its Neuron cloud platform for data analytics, business intelligence and machine learning.

Digi acquires Opengear for $140m

IoT connectivity firm Digi International is to acquire New Jersey-based Opengear for $140m.

US Cellular certifies Telit modules for LTE-M

US Cellular has certified Telit’s ME910C1-WW (worldwide) and ME910C1-NA (North America) modules for its recently launched LTE-M service, a global cellular standard dedicated to the IoT.

Taoglas and U-Blox achieve centimetre-level positioning

Irish antenna company Taoglas is working with Swiss wireless connectivity company U-Blox to bring centimetre-level GNSS positioning to IoT applications.

Nokia lays Industry 4.0 foundations with private wireless

Nokia has deployed private wireless networks for more than 120 customers across multiple industries and geographies. The company says the deployments have laid the foundations for its enterprise customers to implement Industry 4.0 strategies.

STM enhances LoRa software with over-the-air updates

Swiss chip company ST Microelectronics has enhanced its I-Cube-LRWAN STM32 LoRaWan software expansion package for developers to support the latest firmware update over-the-air (FUOTA) specifications.

IMC welcomes iBasis as sustaining member

Massachusetts-based communications provider iBasis has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to support its global operating footprint and take advantage of the IMC's marketing and research platforms.

MS, Nokia join on IoT, 5G, AI

Microsoft and Nokia have announced they are working together on IoT, AI and cloud computing. The collaboration will combine Microsoft's Azure-based IoT, AI and compute services with Nokia's LTE/5G private wireless, IP, SD-WAN and IoT connectivity services. Target markets include industrial automation, enterprises, and CSPs serving enterprise customers

Eutelsat launches IoT satellite service

European satellite operator Eutelsat has launched a satellite-based IoT connectivity service. Eutelsat IoT FIRST is an integrated IoT connectivity service operating in Ku-band via Eutelsat’s geostationary satellites

Hiber global IoT satellite service
Following its launch of two nano-satellites last year, Dutch start-up Hiber has announced that its satellite based IoT network has now gone live. Hiber's first customers will be trialling the service over the coming months with projects based in the 90% of the world that have previously lacked a network

SG long range Bluetooth IoT modules
Hong Kong based IoT solutions provider SG Wireless has launched a range of Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth LE modules for use in IoT applications in connected home, smart city, industrial mesh, industrial smart lighting, transport and logistics applications

Scotland launches IoT cyber initiative
The Scottish Government has launched an initiative to boost adoption of IoT and IoT-related cyber security technologies. Led by CENSIS, the Scottish innovation centre for sensing, imaging, and IoT, the IoT Cyber Accelerator programme will help businesses and developers enhance the resilience of IoT networks and devices, through new products and approaches to cyber security

Mobile app boosts ALS disease data collection

Research into ALS, or motor neurone disease, has received a boost with the launch of a mobile app to track the progression of the disease in nationwide clinical trials across the United States. Using precision point technology, the new mobile app will provide nearly 500 times more data from each patient about the progression of the disease than current clinical trial techniques

CAHORS adds LoRa for smarter power grids

Smart energy grid technology firm CAHORS Group has integrated LoRa and LoRaWAN technologies from analogue and mixed-signal specialist Semtech Corporation. The LoRa technology is being incorporated into CAHORS' new Sentinel line fault detection solutions. They will support more accurate line fault detection in smart grid networks

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1bn

Google is buying smart wearables company Fitbit for approximately $2.1bn.

Dell validates Telit asset gateway software

Dell Technologies has validated IoT enabler Telit’s DeviceWise asset gateway software for use on its Edge Gateway 3000 series. The software is now available in integrated cloud-ready industrial IoT form.

Particle raises $40m to expand IoT platform team

Californian IoT start-up Particle has raised $40m in a series C round led by Qualcomm Ventures and Energy Impact Partners.

Vodafone picks Taoglas for IoT development platform

Vodafone has selected Taoglas Edge industrial-grade hardware and firmware connectivity for the Vodafone Business Invent application development platform, which allows the creation of custom-built IoT services.

Renesas kit aids development of energy-harvesting devices

Japanese electronics company Renesas has introduced energy-harvesting embedded controllers and an evaluation kit that supports the development of battery maintenance-free IoT equipment.

Dekra becomes LoRa test house in India

German certification body Dekra has become a LoRa Alliance authorised test house for India band testing. It will provide local testing and certification services for manufacturers of communication devices, according to the LoRaWan standard.

IAR updates Arm toolkit to support AWS

Swedish software company IAR Systems has updated its IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm to provide integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Eurotech IoT edge gateway provides LTE connectivity

Italian embedded system provider Eurotech has announced a multi-service IoT edge gateway with LTE connectivity for industrial and lightly rugged applications.

Omron board helps designers build IoT sensor prototypes

A sensor evaluation board from Japan-based Omron gives developers working on sensor systems for the IoT a fast track to a proof-of-concept prototype hosted on Raspberry Pi, Arduino or Adafruit Feather.