Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: September 2018

Intel and Alibaba collaboration drives IoT developments

Intel and Alibaba say their deep collaboration is driving the creation of technologies that power the era of data-centric computing from hyperscale data centres to the edge, to accelerate the deployments of applications such as autonomous vehicles and IoT.

Microsoft previews Azure Digital Twins

At this week’s Ignite conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Digital Twins to create digital replicas of spaces and infrastructure using cloud, AI and the IoT.

AT&T and Ericsson protect IoT devices

AT&T and Ericsson are joining forces to offer testing to help safeguard IoT devices from growing cyber-security threats.

Electric Imp and Google integrate connectivity and cloud platforms

California-based Electric Imp’s IoT connectivity platform has been integrated with the Google’s CGP cloud platform, creating a combination for such IoT-based applications as asset tracking, remote monitoring and predictive maintenance.

Arm stack increases flexibility for Bluetooth 5

Chip design company Arm has launched the Mbed Cordio stack, said to be the world’s first open-source, fully qualified and product-ready Bluetooth 5 Low Energy software stack, which gives developers more flexibility in developing IoT services with BLE connectivity.

OneM2M release three works with 3GPP core network

Release three of the OneM2M IoT standard represents the first IoT service layer to interwork with 3GPP core network IoT features. The release is said to create application and revenue opportunities in industrial, smart-home and mobile segments.

Kerlink wins supply contract for Scottish LoRa network

Kerlink is to supply hardware and software for a nationwide LoRa IoT network in Scotland.

Get IoT applications up and running in a day

Silicon Labs says it can help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development. The company’s Wireless Xpress module provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy and wifi modules.

Taiyo Yuden IoT modules meet Bluetooth 5

Japanese company Taiyo Yuden has launched two Bluetooth 5 compatible wireless communications modules for IoT-related devices, including wearables, healthcare equipment and logistics terminals.

Wi-Sun to launch FAN club next week

Wireless open standards body Wi-Sun Alliance will launch its field area network (FAN) certification programme next week. FAN is a communications infrastructure for very large-scale networks. The network will let devices interconnect onto one common network.

Apple includes ECG in latest Watch

Apple has introduced a latest version of its Watch which supports cardiac health monitoring apps and wrist sensors. The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the device for both uses


Sprint, Softbank launch Curiosity IoT data centric network
Sprint has unveiled a new IoT platform called Curiosity, which the company has developed with Softbank owned firm Packet.

AT&T, G+D, ALTAIR work on Integrated SIM
AT&T has teamed up with Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security (G+D) and Altair Semiconductor to integrate a SIM into the modem chipset for deployment across licensed Low-Power Wide-Area cellular networks.

Alibaba, myDevices partner for turnkey IoT solutions for China
Alibaba and myDevices have agreed to market and sell turnkey IoT solutions in China through Alibaba Cloud's reseller network. The two companies will target small businesses and large enterprises for use cases primarily in logistics, warehousing and commercial refrigeration

NXP acquires auto ethernet specialist OmniPHY

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has acquired automotive Ethernet subsystem specialist OmniPHY. The acquisition will add automotive Ethernet expertise and technology to NXP's portfolio.

Cubic IoT platform for global apps with single SIM
Cubic Telecom has launched its Global Connectivity Management Platform offered as a Service, to allow IoT device makers to enable connected application solutions anywhere worldwide

Chargepoint pledges 2.5 million EV charging spots by 2025
Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint has committed to creating 2.5 million EV charging spots by 2025. The company made the commitment at the Global Climate Action Summit in California

World's largest cosmetics franchiser to build intelligent supply chain with SAP

The world's largest perfumery and cosmetics franchiser, Brazilian firm Grupo Boticário, has partnered with SAP and SAP Ariba to build a connected and intelligent supply chain

Intel and SAP partner on blockchain adoption

Intel has teamed up with German software company SAP to help businesses adopt best practices on using blockchain technology.

CLS plans IoT nanosatellite network

French satellite company CLS is launching a European constellation of nanosatellites to address IoT applications. The project is supported by French space agency CNES.

LG and Luxoft port WebOS into smart verticals

Swiss IT service provider Luxoft Holding has partnered with South Korean electronics company LG Electronics to help create the next generation WebOS as part of a strategy to extend its capabilities and ecosystem into the automotive, robotics and smart home vertical markets.

Pod launches telematics connectivity package at MWC

At this week’s Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, Pod M2M, a division of UK-based Pod Group, is launching a complete connectivity package for systems integrators and developers of telematics products.

Express Logic lets Microsoft Azure connect billions of devices

California-based embedded software company Express Logic has extended its direct X-Ware IoT platform support for Microsoft Azure to include seamless safe and secure support for the Azure software development kit.

Kerlink deploys LoRaWan to track desert horse race

Demonstrating the flexibility of LoRa technology to bring the benefits of the IoT to outdoor settings, French firms Kerlink and Tech4Race, a sports-event tracking company, have deployed a LoRaWan at an endurance horse-riding event in the Abu Dhabi desert.

EEMBC licenses benchmark for IoT transport layer security

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, known as EEMBC, is licensing its transport layer security protocol for IoT edge nodes.

Altair and Ethertronics reduce size of cellular wearables

Israeli chipset company Altair Semiconductor and Ethertronics, a California-based subsidiary of AVX, have developed antenna technology to reduce the size of IoT wearable devices without sacrificing performance.

Antenova module suits wearables and asset tracking

Antenna and RF module maker Antenova is shipping its latest module for tiny positioning devices – the Radionova M20047-1. First announced at CES in Las Vegas, this is an active antenna module for GNSS applications in the 1559 to 1609MHz satellite bands using GPS, Glonass, Galileo or Beidou.

Sprint and Ericsson build core network for IoT

Sprint and Ericsson have formed a global partnership to build a distributed and virtualised core network dedicated to the IoT, in addition to an IoT operating system.

Verizon adds voice to Cat-M IoT network

Verizon is enhancing its USA-wide Cat-M network for IoT services. With the introduction of voice capabilities, the network is able to support a broad base of IoT services with more features.

NetComm modem lets businesses connect with Cat-M1 and NB-IoT

Australian telecoms company NetComm has added to its IoT portfolio to let businesses connect all low-power, low-bandwidth devices to LTE networks.

Deutsche Telekom certifies Telit NB-IoT modules

Deutsche Telekom has NB-IoT certified Telit’s NB-IoT and LTE-M mobile IoT modules: the ME910C1-E1 and NE910C1-E1. The certification gives European organisations opportunities for future proofing IoT deployments, increasing battery life and ensuring reliable connectivity deep inside buildings.

Cloudera, Eurotech and Red Hat develop IoT architecture

Cloudera has launched an end-to-end, open, modular IoT architecture with Red Hat and Eurotech to accelerate IoT deployments. The architecture enables end-to-end analytics pushing machine learning and intelligence to the edge to support real-time decision-making.

Via and FogHorn partner to enable edge intelligence

Taiwan-based Via Technologies has partnered with FogHorn, a Californian developer of software for industrial and commercial IoT, to enable edge intelligence in Via Edge AI systems.

SensiEdge SoM increases range for IoT applications

Israel-based SensiEdge has introduced a system-on-module (SoM) starter kit that acts as a board-level IoT sensor node. Building on the company’s Bluetooth-enabled SensiBLE IoT SoM, Sensisub delivers higher range and more reliable frequency bands to penetrate obstacles and reduce interference.

IoT device shipments to hit 2.5bn in 2023

Enterprises will pay for 76% of IoT device revenue in 2023, according to Mobile Experts, which also predicts IoT device shipments to reach 2.5 billion in the same year.

Palma Ceia launches transceiver for NB-IoT

Californian wireless connectivity firm Palma Ceia Semidesign has announced a silicon-proven LTE NB-IoT transceiver for IoT and M2M applications.