M2M Industry News Archives: December 2016
Nokia, Vodafone and Telit, are collaborating to expand the IoT ecosystem using NB-IoT technology.
Sigfox has announced several growth milestones, including 20 per cent population coverage within the USA and network deployment in more than 100 US metropolitan areas.
Multiple members of the Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group have demonstrated prototypes that run the Zigbee universal language for smart devices on Thread networks.
Artificial intelligence and the IoT will be the leading technology trends in 2017, according to a white paper from IHS Markit.
The IoT will trigger the next wave of enterprise digital transformation, unifying the worlds of OT and IT and fuelling a mobile and digitally enabled workforce, predicts Schneider Electric.
Digital transformation firm Saksoft is acquiring majority stake in fellow Indian company DreamOrbit Softech to strengthen its offerings in the digital space with special emphasis on the IoT.
An intelligent always-on visual sensor designed to overcome the power and cost constraints of vision processing for IoT applications will make its debut at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Cassia Networks, the company behind the world’s first Bluetooth router, has announced a suite of IoT products for enterprise applications. These include enterprise-level Bluetooth routers, an IoT access controller and a developer SDK.
Telia Norway and Chinese electronics company Huawei have announced the first commercial NB-IoT network in the Nordics and the first commercial smart agriculture service worldwide based on NB-IoT technology.
The BT Tower in London has become the claimed highest building in the world to host an IoT base station, at a height of 180 metres. The iconic building forms part of the Things Connected network launched by Digital Catapult in September.
South Korean operator SK Telecom is to start interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on 5G New Radio standards in the second half of 2017, helped by Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson.
Lockheed Martin and Silicon Valley-based Collinear Networks have announced a 2.5-year on-going collaboration to commercialise worldwide high-capacity wireless transmission technology for telecommunications network operators.
Four major standards bodies – IEEE Standards Association, AIOTI, OneM2M and W3C – have collaborated on a white paper covering semantic interoperability for the IoT.
Pentaho, a subsidiary of Japanese giant Hitachi, has created an integration with MQTT, a popular M2M and IoT transport protocol, to act as the connecting link between physical devices and the data integration process.
With four billion IoT devices expected to rely on LPWANs by 2025, ABI Research predicts that this technology will be the fastest growing connectivity segment in the market.
IoT technology will be used to track Santa’s drones as they deliver Christmas presents around the world this weekend.
Qualcomm Technologies and NXP intend to collaborate with Google to add support for the Android Things operating system, a vertical of Android designed for IoT devices.
Blackberry’s journey from being a mobile phone company to concentrating on security software and services has continued with the unveiling of an enterprise platform that combines its IoT and security offerings.
Amazon Web Services and Salesforce have expanded their global strategic alliance to deliver five service integrations designed to simplify and expand how users capture, analyse and take action on their data.
Microspace Communications is rolling out low-cost, high-reliability IP connectivity for business critical M2M and IoT networks across USA, Mexico and Central America using the Smart LNB service platform of Eutelsat Communications.
Greenwave Systems has integrated the Nuance Mix voice and AI-powered natural language understanding technologies as part of its Axon platform for managed services to create conversational IoT services, devices and experiences.
Conrad Electronic has introduced a platform that lets users connect smart devices from different manufacturers and displays data on an easy-to-use, intuitive dashboard.
Start-up Ubiqweus has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an IoT device, the qBiq, a wireless sensor that monitors and collects data from anything, at any time.
The Ocean open alliance for IoT established by the Korean government and research institute Keti is one of a number of global standards organisations that have embraced standards from OneM2M.
ST Microelectronics has developed a turnkey sensor board containing a MEMS accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure sensor and a MEMS microphone for use as a sensing and connectivity hub in wearables, gaming accessories, and smart-home or IoT devices.
Amazon claims to have made a breakthrough in IoT security working with Eseye. Announced at last week’s AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas, AnyNet Secure is said to provide seamless, over-the-air IoT connectivity and secure provisioning for AWS Cloud.
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory, an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, has launched IoT IP testing services.
Digi International has introduced the TransPort LR54, the US company’s fastest, low-cost LTE-Advanced router for managed network services, digital content delivery, self-service kiosks and managed retail networking.
Dutch telco KPN has successfully tested LTE-M – also known as LTE Cat-M1 – IoT technology with help from Ericsson and Qualcomm.
German technology firm Software AG has acquired Zementis, a California-based provider of software for deep learning, a key capability in machine learning and data science, and a fundamental technology driving artificial intelligence development.
Standards body GlobalPlatform has launched a China Task Force to give Chinese members, and all GlobalPlatform members with business interests in China, a dedicated platform to identify and agree on requirements across sectors including mobile, the IoT, identity and premium content.
KnowRoaming, a Canadian-based technology company, has acquired Telna, a US full mobile network operator and GSMA member, following FCC approval of the transaction.
Routers for M2M and IoT applications are due to be launched in April next year by German company Insys Icom, the company announced at the SPS IPC Drives show.
The Prpl Foundation and the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) have agreed to cooperate on projects that put security by design into the IoT.
The most critical threats to watch for next year will be in cloud and the IoT security, according to Intel subsidiary McAfee Labs in its 2017 threats predictions report.
At last month’s Global MBB Forum in Tokyo, Huawei released systematic metrics to help mobile operators add IoT devices to mobile networks and evaluate the quality of an IoT network.
At this week’s Hewlett Packard Discover event in London, HPE Aruba announced the company’s strategy for IoT connectivity, as well as products to help enterprises identify, profile and secure a new generation of IoT devices.
Spanish telco Telefónica is providing IoT communications in more than 50 countries for Nestlé Professional coffee machines, aiming to support the company’s digital transformation.
Schneider Electric has launched an architecture and platform to deliver IoT-enabled services at scale for building, grid, industry and data centre users.
IoT start-ups in Canada could get access to the Japanese market thanks to a partnership between Mars Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub, and NTT Data, an IT services provider headquartered in Tokyo.
At this week’s Risc-V Workshop on the Google Quad Campus in California, a US-European collaboration announced an integrated IoT development platform based on the Risc-V open processor instruction set architecture.