M2M Industry News Archives: February 2016
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 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.
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.
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 chief executive Mark Fields has said that the company is tripling investment in engineering and development of driver assist technology
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Indian company HCL Technologies has opened an IoT incubation centre in Washington, USA, designed to leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.
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 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.
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.
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 has launched a new division devoted to IoT and digitisation of industrial infrastructure in oil and gas exploration and production.
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.
The new company is being being hailed as a potential smart buildings leader.
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.
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.
Telecoms equipment manufacturer ZTE has become the first vendor to complete IoT tests on China Mobile's network.
Netherlands telecommunications carrier KPN is accelerating the roll out of its LoRa wireless IoT network owing to far higher than expected demand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swiss company Starhome Mach has launched its HD-IoT platform to help operators profitably compete in the M2M and IoT market.