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M2M Industry News Archives: February 2016

Intel accelerates 5G as key to IoT
Intel has announced a series of industry partnerships and new products in a move to accelerate the roll-out of 5G wireless networks which it sees as key to widespread adoption of IoT and connected technologies.
 
Visa moves to launch IoT connected payments
Visa is planning to extend its Visa Ready programme to include IoT companies such as manufacturers of wearables, automobiles, appliances, public transportation services, clothing and almost any other connected device.
 
Nokia says 5G as early as 2017, hits 20 Gbps in trials
Finnish telecoms company Nokia has claimed that it has become the first company to demonstrate 5G cellular mobile networking running over a commercially available base station.
 
ARM launches processor for IoT and wearables, IIoT alliance with HPE
UK based chip designer ARM has unveiled its smallest, lowest power 32-bit core designed for the Internet of Things, wearables and embedded systems.
 
Ford says fully autonomous driving within four years
Ford chief executive Mark Fields has said that the company is tripling investment in engineering and development of driver assist technology
 
Dell targets Industrial, Auto and Retail IoT market with embedded PCs
Describing the products as “extending its IoT portfolio, Dell says that the products offer IoT users the power and capabilities of the latest PC technology in a market that the company describes as “underserved by current embedded solutions.”
 
AT&T and Intel test drones on LTE network

The joint effort is designed to identify problems with using ground based mobile networks with drones flying at different altitudes, and improve ground to air connectivity.


Verizon and Sequans partner to accelerate Cat M LTE for IoT
Sequans and Verizon are partnering to accelerate commercial IoT realisation of Category M LTE products based on release 13 of the 3GPP LTE standard, which defines features for by a new class of LTE applications for machine-type-communications devices, such as wearables, asset trackers, smart meters and industrial sensors.
 
Cisco to buy Jasper for $1.4bn
Cisco plans to acquire Jasper Technologies, a privately held company based in California that delivers a cloud-based IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetise IoT services on a global scale. Cisco will pay $1.4bn in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention based incentives.
 
Orbcomm core modem complies with Inmarsat
M2M provider Orbcomm’s OGi core modem is commercially available. The modem has demonstrated compliance with Inmarsat’s requirements for RF communications using the Inmarsat I-4 L-band satellites along with the IDP network protocol.
 
OneM2M plans South Korea interoperability event in May
Standards body OneM2M is to host its second interoperability event following the success of its inaugural test session last year. The event will take place in South Korea in May 2016.
 
HCL and Microsoft tackle IoT at incubation centre
Indian company HCL Technologies has opened an IoT incubation centre in Washington, USA, designed to leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.
 
Spirent and Oasis partner to help OEMs embed IoT connectivity
Singapore company Oasis Smart SIM has teamed up with UK firm Spirent Communications to remove connectivity and network provisioning barriers for the rapid development of connected products and devices, such as cameras, smart vehicles, logistics and production goods.
 
IoT helps keep track of endangered dugongs in Philippines
IoT technology is being used to monitor the endangered dugong (sea mammals) population in the Philippines. Local fishermen can record the location, time and date of sightings using a specially developed app and a smartphone.
 
Ceva reference platform that accelerates M2M design to be demonstrated at MWC
Signal processing IP company Ceva has introduced the Dragonfly reference platform to accelerate the design of low-data-rate M2M and IoT communications applications, including standalone wearables, smart grid, surveillance systems, asset tracking, remote monitoring systems, connected cars and smart utilities.
 
ANA connects with Panasonic's inflight broadband

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) is to provide ANA Sky Live TV and broadband internet services on its domestic Japanese routes following a partnership with Panasonic Avionics.


GE launches Digital Oil & Gas to focus IoT development, partners BP and Paradigm
GE has launched a new division devoted to IoT and digitisation of industrial infrastructure in oil and gas exploration and production.
 
Nokia launches centralised security for IoT network operators
The new system makes it easier and faster to configure, and deploy network security across multiple IoT configurations and services, both for carriers and other service providers.
 
Johnson Controls and Tyco merge in Smart Buildings move
The new company is being being hailed as a potential smart buildings leader.
 
PTC launches industrial Augmented Reality
Building on its recently acquired Vuforia augmented reality platform, which has to date been used in consumer devices, PTC has adapted and extended Vuforia to support industrial and enterprise platforms and systems.
 
Wind River partners IBM on edge to cloud IoT
Embedded computing specialist Wind River is partnering IBM to deliver edge-to-cloud “recipes” designed to accelerate development of smart connected devices, particularly in industrial environments.
 
ZTE completes China Mobile IOT tests
Telecoms equipment manufacturer ZTE has become the first vendor to complete IoT tests on China Mobile's network.
 
KPN accelerates IoT network deployment
Netherlands telecommunications carrier KPN is accelerating the roll out of its LoRa wireless IoT network owing to far higher than expected demand.
 
Cisco invests in Australian IoT innovation centre
A Cisco-backed IoT innovation centre has opened in Sydney, Australia. Innovation Central is aimed at inspiring and showcasing IoT innovation and development, bringing together customers, industry partners, research organisations, start-ups, accelerators, government and universities.
 
Sierra Wireless smart SIM to debut at MWC
Smart SIM technology and a connectivity service that provides claimed superior coverage and service quality to accelerate the deployment of global IoT applications have been introduced by Canadian company Sierra Wireless.
 
Gemalto IoT system monitors smart objects in real time
Dutch company Gemalto has launched LinqUs IoT Quality of Service (QoS) to let mobile operators monitor the cellular QoS of smart objects in real time. This ensures reliable connectivity for IoT and M2M application.
 
Telefónica to target IoT security at MWC…
Spanish telco Telefónica will be launching at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona technology to counteract cyberattacks on the IoT. Known as Faast, the technology from its ElevenPaths subsidiary can detect and analyse security threats to organisations based on persistent pentesting including vulnerabilities in the IoT.
 
…and GSMA issues security guidelines for IoT
The GSMA has released security guidelines for the IoT. They have been developed in consultation with the mobile industry and provide IoT service providers and the wider IoT ecosystem practical advice on tackling common cybersecurity threats, as well as data privacy issues associated with IoT services.
 
Advantech IoT platforms based on Intel sixth generation processors
Taiwanese company Advantech has announced platforms based on the sixth generation Intel Core processors including industrial motherboards, slot single-board computers, modular IPCs, industrial server boards and transportation platforms.
 
Samsung survey paints vision of smart future lives
Super-skyscrapers which will dwarf the Shard in London, under water bubble cities and origami furniture are all likely to be reality in 100 years’ time. That’s the verdict of a study that paints a vivid picture of future lives, suggesting the way we live, work and play will change beyond all recognition over the course of the next century.
 
Maestro and Podsystem partner on industrial IoT system
Podsystem M2M has partnered with Maestro Wireless to provide an end-to-end system based on the Maestro E206XT and E228 LTE routers for industrial IoT applications. Announced at last week’s Distributech exhibition in Florida, the system is for mission critical and remote environments where uptime is paramount.
 
Starhome Mach platform helps operators compete in M2M market
Swiss company Starhome Mach has launched its HD-IoT platform to help operators profitably compete in the M2M and IoT market.