M2M Industry News Archives: June 2017
LoRa is winning the LPWAN battle over Sigfox, according to delegates at last week’s Anglia IoT conference at Old Trafford, home of the famous Manchester United football club.
At this week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA announced its Mobile IoT Initiative had taken off with multiple commercial rollouts of LPWAN by several of the world’s leading mobile operators.
T-Mobile has certified an LTE Cat 1 IoT module from Italian company Telit for use on its US 4G LTE network. The LE910-NA1 has also been added as an option for T-Mobile's IoT Access packs.
The IoT has become the leading technology for digital transformation and is the number one priority for 92 per cent of organisations, according to satellite communications company Inmarsat.
NetComm Wireless and Telefónica have entered a global IoT device supply agreement.
Numerex is to help Pennsylvania-based petroleum distributor PetroChoice monitor more than 6000 tanks nationwide. This will use the New York company’s iTank application.
UAE telco Thuraya Telecommunications has launched a service to support high volume, high throughput M2M applications powered by its real-time, two-way IP network.
A computing expert from a UK university has found a way to use an intermediary between blockchain technology and IoT devices and networks to increase security.
Reference designs from Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor can help accelerate the development of products for LoRa communications.
The IoT can help sports fans and their teams keep in touch thanks to a development by New York technology company Qwasi Media.
Deutsche Telekom’s start-up incubator Hub:Raum has launched the Warp NB-IoT programme that lets start-ups and growing companies join an NB-IoT network to help commercialise projects across Europe.
Spanish telco Telefónica and Chinese electronics giant Huawei are planning an open IoT laboratory in Chile to work on the development of products and applications related to NB-IoT technology.
Laird, one of the most influential providers of hardware, testing and design products for the IoT technology sector, has joined the IoT M2M Council, the largest and fastest-growing trade group representing the global IoT sector.
The beta release of Zvelo’s IoT security system automatically discovers and recognises any type of internet-connected device introduced to a network, constantly monitoring for irregular behaviour.
Antenova is shipping a 2.4GHz antenna called Zenon, the first in the UK company’s Reflector series. These have been engineered to operate without de-tuning on metal surfaces or where the product housing is mainly metal.
Satellite M2M company Orbcomm has acquired the assets of Inthinc, a Utah-based provider of fleet management and driver safety services to industrial enterprises.
World champion Formula One team Mercedes wants fans to come up with IoT-based ideas that can help it win more races.
African start-up MBora this month launched its IoT and solar enabled smart booths to provide sales and operational capabilities for mobile operators, mobile money operators, banks and micro-insurers in Africa.
Research agency Imec has demonstrated a plastic 12bit RFID tag and read-out system with screen-printed circuitry that allows implementation of the reader on curved surfaces.
California-based Lantronix is partnering with Florida’s Tech Data to help customers speed their time to market when deploying IoT offerings.
Microsoft has turned to Cloud Academy to create online training content to help get developers up to speed building apps on the Azure IoT platform.
Fujitsu has developed blockchain software to create secure data exchange networks that can handle the spread of technologies such as the IoT.
Nearly half of US firms using an IoT network have been hit by a recent security breach, which can cost up to 13% of smaller companies’ annual revenues, according to survey data from consulting firm Altman Vilandrie.
Nevada looks set to have the first statewide vehicle-to-vehicle network in the USA following a collaboration with Israeli company Nexar.
Cisco is helping My Choices Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in India, use big data analytics to help alleviate human sex trafficking.
Antenova has introduced an SMD antenna that is physically smaller yet improves performance in the 863 to 870MHz and 902 to 928MHz bands. It directly targets the growing number of M2M and IoT applications using the LPWAN protocols.