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M2M Industry News Archives: August 2016

Intel introduces Joule IoT development kit



At last week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduced the Intel Joule compute module, a high-performance developer platform with support for Intel RealSense depth-sensing cameras.
 
Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom extend 5G alliance
German and Korean operators Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom have extended their 5G alliance to include several technology leaders and operators from USA, Asia and Europe to ensure that the communications standard will meet all needs including IoT.
 
Cisco to shed 5500 jobs as it concentrates on security and IoT
Cisco is to shed 5500 jobs worldwide as it focuses on priority areas such as security, IoT, collaboration, next generation data centres and the cloud. The figure represents around seven per cent of the company’s workforce.
 
Nokia helps M1 roll out NB-IoT network in Singapore
Singapore operator M1 and Nokia have announced a strategic partnership to roll out a nationwide commercial NB-IoT network during the first half of next year.
 
Telenor establishes AI lab and plans Norwegian IoT network
Research institute Sintef and Telenor are establishing a laboratory focused on artificial intelligence and big data at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology. Telenor also plans to launch a dedicated, next-generation IoT network in several Norwegian cities.
 
Analog Devices buys Sypris business to boost IoT security
Chip company Analog Devices has acquired the cyber security business of Sypris Electronics to help it deliver secure analogue products for IoT applications.
 
Billion IoT gateway connects through various protocols



Taiwanese company Billion Electric has launched an IoT gateway that connects various sensors and devices through Zigbee, Ethernet, RS485 and powerline communications.
 
Embedded SIM cards to dominate M2M space

Embedded SIM cards will increasingly dominate the M2M space, accounting for more than half of all connections by the end of the decade, according to Juniper Research.


Intel chief unveils vision for merged reality



Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduced his vision for merged reality at this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. His opening keynote presentation offered perspective on the unique role Intel will play as the boundaries of computing continue to expand.
 
Google working on Fuchsia OS to target IoT
Google is working on a new operating system called Fuchsia that will target the IoT market though it is unlikely to replace Android for smartphones.
 
APT launches dual LoRa-LTE network in Taiwan



Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has launched Taiwan's first IoT dual-network multi-platform IoT alliance. Called IoT by GT (Greater Taipei), it involved more than two years of research and development.
 
CTIA Super Mobility announces keynote line-up
AT&T Mobility president and CEO Glenn Lurie will kick off next month’s CTIA Super Mobility with a discussion on the transformative power and growth potential for the IoT as smart enterprises and intelligent networks enable connected life.
 
Skills shortage holding back IoT, says Cisco
A lack of skills and understanding could be holding back the implementation of new technological trends, including the IoT and big data, according to a research report from Capita Technology in partnership with Cisco.
 
LoRaWan kit helps with IoT development
A LoRaWan-connected development kit from wireless manufacturer Libelium and network services provider Loriot should help designers speed up development and testing of IoT applications.
 
BullGuard acquires Dojo Labs to combine security expertise
Consumer security company BullGuard has acquired Israeli firm Dojo Labs, an innovator in consumer IoT security. Together, the companies aim to redefine how security is delivered for consumers and small businesses.
 
Analysts name PTC as market leader in IoT
ThingWorx developer PTC has been named an industrial IoT market leader by two separate analyst firms in reports.
 
M2M to fuel mobile data growth in Latin America
Latin American carriers are betting on mobile data growth opportunities to offset a drop in voice and interconnection revenues, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
 
Congatec gateway targets IoT applications



German circuit board and module maker Congatec has introduced a flexible IoT gateway that is application ready and customisable for rapid field deployment.
 
Rockchip uses Ceva DSP to enhance imaging for vehicles and robots

Chinese semiconductor company Rockchip has licensed the Ceva XM4 imaging and vision DSP to enhance the imaging and computer vision capabilities of its system-on-chip products for smartphones, driver assistance, drones, robotics and other smart camera devices.


Apple pays $200m for machine-learning start-up Turi
Apple has bought machine-learning start-up Turi for an estimated $200m. The Seattle-based company was previously known as Dato.
 
Deutsche Telekom plans pick-and-mix approach to pan-European network
Deutsche Telekom is aiming for a pan-European production model and a suitable infrastructure as it plans to open its first production site in Budapest, Hungary.
 
Telit and Tech Mahindra partner on IoT for enterprises
IoT enabler Telit has announced a collaboration with Indian company Tech Mahindra. The relationship is centred on combining and integrating Telit’s IoT products and services with Tech Mahindra’s system integration expertise and strengths in developing end-to-end enterprise services.
 
PTC joins IoT M2M Council to expand computing at network edge
PTC, provider of ThingWorx, a widely deployed software platform for networking remote devices in industrial IoT applications, has joined the IoT M2M Council, whose mission is to educate those deploying connected devices in the field.
 
Connected wardrobe could see unused clothes selling themselves



Imagine your clothes putting themselves up for auction on EBay if you don’t wear them for a long time. That is the goal of researchers at Birmingham City University who are working on a connected wardrobe that addresses the problem of unworn clothes by reminding you to wear them or give them away to charity. 
 
Korean researchers develop thin film for wearable displays
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology  have developed ultrathin, transparent oxide thin-film transistors for wearable displays.
 
CTIA to focus on education at Supermobility in Las Vegas
This year’s CTIA Super Mobility in September in Las Vegas will include four educational tracks providing an open-dialogue programme to gain insight into technical intelligence, best business practices and the key issues driving the next generation of wireless technology.
 
Kepler raises $5m to launch IoT satellites
Kepler Communications has raised $5m in an oversubscribed seed round to help the Toronto-based company launch a network of small satellites for IoT communications.
 
Field tester for Sigfox and LoRaWan added to Adeunis IoT range



French manufacturer Adeunis RF has added field test devices to its range of integrated IoT components.
 
Berg and Machina reports see growth in IoT connections and platforms

The total number of IoT connections will grow from six billion in 2015 to 27 billion by 2025, a CAGR of 16%, according to Machina Research. A separate report from Berg Insight says the global third party IoT platform market will reach €3.05bn in 2021.


Verizon to acquire Fleetmatics for $2.4bn
Verizon Communications is continuing its acquisition trail by announcing its plan to buy fleet and mobile workforce management company Fleetmatics for $2.4bn just a week after announcing its acquisition of Yahoo.
 
Sigfox leads move to create IoT testbed in Taiwan



Sigfox and UnaBiz, its network operator in Singapore and Taiwan, have joined French and Taiwanese officials in creating a global IoT testbed in Taiwan.
 
Oracle buys NetSuite for $9.3bn
Computer and database giant Oracle is buying fellow California-based cloud technology company NetSuite for approximately $9.3bn.
 
SK Telecom turns to Inuitive to implement virtual and augmented reality
South Korean telco SK Telecom is testing augmented and virtual reality in mobile environments as part of it preparations for 5G services.
 
Vodafone uses IoT to create smart wearable concepts for the beach



Vodafone has developed a suite of IoT proof-of-concept connected Smart Summer holiday essentials to help protect against UV, keep children safe on the beach and locate lost luggage.
 
FogHorn raises $12m to push edge intelligence
FogHorn Systems, a California-based developer of edge intelligence software for industrial and commercial IoT applications, has raised $12m in Series A funding led by March Capital and GE Ventures.
 
Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft lead machine-learning charge
Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft are investing heavily in machine-learning technologies for data analytics, which could lead to machine-learning-based data analytics tools and services revenues to hit nearly $20bn in 2021, according to ABI Research.
 
Seebo virtualised environment simplifies IoT development



Israel software-as-a-service company Seebo has created a virtualised environment to simplify the methods through which manufacturers, developers and industry professionals create smart connected products.