M2M Industry News Archives: June 2016
Intel and Samsung have formed the National IoT Strategy Dialogue, an initiative to convene like-minded industry partners and organisations to develop strategic recommendations collaboratively for US policy makers on the IoT.
At this week’s Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Qualcomm Technologies announced a 5G New Radio prototype and trial platform that operates in the sub-6GHz spectrum bands.
Sigfox and ELM Leblanc have signed a connectivity agreement in France that will enable the French boiler manufacturer and its partners to provide one of the most promising implementations of the industrial IoT – responsive, predictive and remote maintenance.
Ayla Networks has raised $39m Series C funding to continue propelling its global IoT platform for manufacturers. The financing round comes from a broad group of global investors led by Ants Capital, a boutique investment bank and asset management company headquartered in China.
The Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea is adding InterDigital’s compliant server and cloud test tools to its test suite used to certify products as OneM2M compatible in its domestic market.
Semtech and Ingenu are the latest companies to join the fast-growing IoT M2M Council (IMC).
China’s M2M market will reach one billion connections by 2020, with the majority coming from the developing LPWA market, according to a report released this week by GSMA at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.
Swiss manufacturer U-Blox has announced the Sara-N2 NB-IoT module, claimed to be the world's first cellular radio module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13, NB-IoT (LTE Cat NB1) standard.
With the rise of the IoT, pressure to mitigate cyber risks in connected devices is mounting, according to market watcher ABI Research.
At last week’s M2M IoT Forum CEE in Vienna, Telekom Austria and Nokia gave the first demonstration of NB-IoT in Austria.
Bluetooth 5 will be coming late 2016 to early 2017 and will include significantly increased range, speed and broadcast messaging capacity. Extending the range should deliver robust, reliable IoT connections that make full-home and building and outdoor use cases a reality.
Samsung Electronics has agreed to acquire US public and private cloud provider Joyent. The South Korean technology giant also announced this week a strategy to spend $1.2bn over four years for US-based IoT R&D and investments.
Sigfox has been named the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific most promising IoT networking provider of the year. The French company has also joined the trade association the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as the group's newest sustaining company and board member.
Imagination Technologies and Intrinsic-ID are collaborating on scalable, flexible and affordable IoT hardware security.
Researchers at Korea University and the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed an ultrathin film that is transparent and highly conductive to electric current, making it suitable for use in wearable devices.
Twitter has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter's video technology and adding talent to the company's Cortex team.
At this week’s Sensors Expo in San Jose, Digi International introduced Digi Connect Sensor, a battery-powered, enterprise-ready, cellular gateway for wireless connectivity at locations with either no power or low power.
Three companies have demonstrated what they claim to be the first end-to-end IoT ecosystem designed with re-usable infrastructure and open industry standards for industrial and commercial applications at scale.
A collaboration between Indian company L&T Technology Services and Canada-based Redknee, a provider of real-time monetisation services, aims to offer a complete architecture for enterprises to enable connectivity, analytics and monetisation for the IoT.
For IoT connectivity, Japanese company Alps has developed a low-power Bluetooth Smart communications module with built-in antenna. Mass production is already underway.
Nokia has launched a platform called Impact that aims to give operators, enterprises and governments a secure way to scale new IoT services.
Enterprise clients of Philippines telecommunications company Globe Telecom are set to benefit from M2M services that are said to be faster, more efficient and quicker to deploy. This is the promise of ta three-year agreement between Globe and Astrata.
Gaia Smart Cities, a start-up in the field of city scale IoT technology, has acquired the IoT division of fellow Indian company Netcore, which claims to be India’s leading marketing technology company.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveiled the Edgeline EL1000 and EL4000 converged IoT systems at its Discover event last week in Las Vegas. These systems integrate data capture, control, compute and storage to deliver heavy-duty analytics and insights at the edge.
UK wireless mesh network design company Cyan Technology is about to pay nearly £7m to acquire Swedish IoT software company Connode.
Irish telecoms provider VT Networks has announced the nationwide availability of Sigfox low-power IoT connectivity, less than eight months after network deployment began.
CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, and Cenelec, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, are working with OneM2M to help develop M2M standards.
Orbcomm is to provide its satellite AIS (automatic identification system) data to Genscape, a Kentucky-based provider of energy information for commodity, shipping and financial markets.
Fully autonomous self-learning robots could be functioning independently within a business setting in less than three years according to a survey from Ipswitch.
Florida-based Skypatrol, a supplier of integrated GPS tracking systems, has joined Telefónica’s US IoT partner programme to bring reliable, cost-effective connectivity to its growing customer base.
UK airline EasyJet has unveiled a prototype smart shoe – named the Sneakairs – which has built-in technology to help wearers explore new cities with ease, enabling them to take in their surroundings without getting lost.
Details of this year’s CTIA Super Mobility have been released and will again include the M2M Zone Pavilion, the premier IoT and M2M event in North America. The show will run from September 7 to 9 at the Sands expo and convention centre in Las Vegas.
Cisco and IBM are collaborating to provide instant IoT insight at the edge of the network. Users in remote and autonomous locations will be able to tap the combined power of IBM’s Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge analytics capabilities.
Finland has become the 19th country worldwide to have a Sigfox dedicated IoT network. Connected Finland, a company created by a team of Finnish telco professionals, says it will extend the network throughout Finland by 2017.
Tony Fadell, CEO of smart thermostat company Nest, has left the company that he founded. Former Motorola executive Marwan Fawaz is joining Nest as the company’s new CEO. Nest was launched in October 2011.
The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that the IoT is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018.
The company behind last year’s now infamous Jeep hack has released a survey that suggests nine out of every ten IoT devices on the market have not been designed with adequate security.
Internet security vendor BullGuard has launched a free IoT scanner that reveals connected devices that could be vulnerable to hackers.
At this week’s Design Automation Conference in Texas, nanoelectronics research centre Imec, Holst Centre and wifi IP provider Methods2Bussiness are presenting a complete wifi Halow radio for IoT applications.
The acquisition is designed to strengthen Intel's efforts in IoT market segments like automotive and video, where the ability to electronically perceive and understand images paves the way for innovation and opportunity.
Legendary US video games developer Atari is partnering with French IoT network provider SIGFOX to launch a line of badged connected products later this year.
Developers can now enable a wide range of Internet of Things applications and customized communications for any device that is connected over the cellular network through easy to program APIs
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created what is described as the world’s fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive Internet of Things developments, including in wearables and connected healthcare.
GE Healthcare and Accenture have partnered to build a medical claims processing and cash flow system for US healthcare providers using GE Digital's Internet of Things Predix platform.
The move marks a major move into the market for connected healthcare and analytics by SAP
Marvell Technology has launched a family of IoT application processors for home automation, industrial, and wearable applications. The processors are designed for low power, low cost IoT applications and include purpose-built SoC for IoT.
Professional services and consultancy firm Ernst and Young is forming a strategic alliance with GE Digital to develop new Industrial Internet of Things services.
BMW, Intel and Mobileye are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts a reality. The three leaders from the automotive, technology, computer vision and machine learning industries are collaborating to bring fully automated driving into production by 2021.
With two partners, Sigfox is extending its IoT deployment in Latin America, and bringing coverage to Mexico City, one of the world’s largest markets for smart-city applications. The partners expect citywide coverage by the end of 2016 and nationwide service availability in the coming months.
Deutsche Telekom hopes to accelerate IoT market development with an NB-IoT prototyping hub, and the telco says the adoption of the 3GPP standard will pave the way for NB-IoT rollout.
SK Telecom has completed of the nationwide deployment of a low-power wide area network (LPWAN) based on LoRa technology in South Korea.
The US car safety regulator is to investigate Tesla Motors self-driving technology after the death of a driver in a Model S using the car's beta software.
French start-up Actility and Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn Technology have jointly launched ThingPark China, a collaborative initiative to deliver a suite of IoT products to the Chinese market.
An IoT-ready development board for the Raspberry Pi will be launched this month by Florida-based Matrix Labs.
Gem Weltronics and People Power have formed a joint venture to provide an IoT operating system for digital products and services in Singapore and the entire Asean region.
The LoRa Alliance has announced its second global IoT challenge focused on creating a safer and smarter sustainable world with four submission categories of food, water, health and safety.
Texas chip company Silicon Labs has launched a multiband, multiprotocol wireless system-on-chip (SoC) for the IoT market.