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M2M Industry News Archives: July 2017

IBM security team tackles IoT and automotive
IBM Security has launched two security testing practice areas focused on automotive security and the IoT. The services will be delivered via a team of IBM X-Force Red researchers.
 
NTT tests eSIM for M2M in Japan



NTT this month started an embedded SIMs (eSIMs) proof of concept trial in Japan to confirm the connection and remote SIM provisioning for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) for M2M and consumers.
 
Sigfox helps WaterGroup detect leaks



Australian smart water meter company WaterGroup has signed a five-year partnership with Thinxtra so large water users can use its Sigfox network to detect water leaks.
 
Huawei ready for US launch of LTE Cat M module
Chinese telecoms company Huawei says its LTE Cat M module will be available in North America this quarter to provide 4G LTE connections specifically for the IoT.
 
Silicon Labs and Toshiba speed development time for Bluetooth mesh networks



Silicon Land and Toshiba are two of the first chip companies to announce support for the recently announced Bluetooth mesh specification.
 
Gemalto and Mocana partner on IoT security
At this week’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, security companies Mocana and Gemalto announced a partnership to bring connectivity, security and monetisation to IoT deployments.
 
Software manages data streams from M2M applications



A software platform for managing IoT, M2M and generic data streams is available from UK company Fusion242.
 
SK Telecom makes quantum leap in IoT security



South Korean operator SK Telecom has developed a prototype of an ultra-small quantum random number generator  chip packed with entropy source and deterministic random bit generator.
 
Plaato uses IoT to make better beer

A Norwegian start-up wants IoT technology to take some of the guesswork out of beer brewing.



T-Mobile, Ericsson and Qualcomm test NB-IoT in Las Vegas



T-Mobile has completed North America’s first live network tests of NB-IoT technology. Qualcomm and Ericsson also participated in the Las Vegas test.
 
Sigfox monitor wins Hackster IoT design contest



A rolling material monitoring system that sits inside a bulldozer and collects data from the vehicle via the Sigfox network has won the RS Components Hackster community contest for Siemens IoT2020 open gateway designs.
 
IoT M2M Council interactive jobs board helps IoT industry
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) has launched an interactive jobs board that provides its members and the embedded industries at large with an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.
 
Sony joins MulteFire Alliance to push IoT
Sony Mobile Communications has joined the MulteFire Alliance to advance MulteFire technology in the field of industrial IoT and M2M communications.
 
Callup brings embedded SIM to IoT devices
Mobile device management company Callup has announced a remote management system for embedded SIMs for smartphones and IoT devices.
 
Collaboration to develop single chip for NB-IoT and LTE-M
A collaboration between California-based Globalfoundries and Chinese company VeriSilicon aims to deliver a single chip for LPWA NB-IoT and LTE-M networks.
 
Cemtrex sets up subsidiary to explore IoT opportunities



New York-based industrial and manufacturing company Cemtrex has established a subsidiary, Cemtrex Advanced Technologies, to pursue organic and inorganic growth opportunities in the IoT and wearables markets.
 
Ransomware fuels growth in IoT security

The fear of ransomware attacks will fuel the IoT security market to a 34.4% CAGR from now till 2022, according to Research & Markets.



China Telecom and Ericsson launch open IoT platform



China Telecom and Ericsson have launched an IoT global connection management platform to accelerate the deployment of IoT services.
 
India institute teaches students about LoRa technology



The Vellore Institute of Technology in India proposes to introduce Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology to help students learn more about the platform, the LoRaWan protocol and the IoT.
 
SAP exploits big data and analytics at global summit
Enterprise application software company SAP launched several IoT products at this week’s SAP Leonardo Live global summit in Frankfurt.
 
World’s smallest claim for U-Blox M1 and NB1 module



U-Blox has announced what it claims is the world’s smallest LTE Cat M1 and NB1 multimode module with global support for IoT and M2M applications.
 
Digi SBC handles tough environments
Digi’s ConnectCore 6UL SBC Pro is a secure, pre-certified connected single board computer (SBC) that can withstand rugged shock and vibrations in industrial applications.
 
Advantech package puts intelligence at edge



Advantech has announced edge intelligence servers to accelerates IoT implementation by providing a package that include an edge computer, software, IoT development tools, pre-configured cloud services and the flexibility to add more software modules.
 
Woof, woof! Tracker keeps eye on pets

A 3G wireless smart tracker from California-based Paby monitors a pet's location and activity to provide owners with peace of mind when it comes to their furry loved ones' safety and wellness.


Cisco Jasper unveils multi-tier IoT platform



At last week’s Cisco Live event in Las Vegas, Cisco Jasper said it had removed obstacles to IoT implementation with a multi-tier IoT platform.
 
Telit and OT-Morpho partner on IoT adoption
A partnership between Italian IoT enabler Telit and French digital security company OT-Morpho aims to solve the problems facing the mass adoption of IoT via today's traditional deployment methodology.
 
MediaTek and China Mobile working on world’s smallest NB-IoT module
Taiwanese company MediaTek has unveiled an NB-IoT system-on-chip and is collaborating with China Mobile to build the world's smallest NB-IoT module around the chipset.
 
Gemalto peddles module so Mobike can extend bike sharing beyond China



Dutch digital security company Gemalto is helping Mobike extend its IoT-based smart bike sharing platform beyond China by providing a secure internet connection.
 
Agylytyx platform analyses IoT data
Agylytyx, a Californian cloud-based analytic software vendor, has announced a platform for analysing IoT data. It lets companies both explore their IoT data and make it actionable more quickly.
 
Trend Micro puts up $100m to help IoT start-ups
Trend Micro is offering $100m to help IoT start-ups. The Japanese cyber-security company has launched a corporate venture fund to explore emerging technology markets.
 
STM Bluetooth LE chip accelerates smart connections



A Bluetooth Low Energy system-on-chip from Swiss semiconductor company ST Microelectronics aims to accelerate the spread of connected smart objects throughout homes, shopping areas, industry, toys, gaming, personal healthcare and infrastructure.