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M2M Industry News Archives: March 2017

Cisco and Three ink global IoT connectivity deal
CK Hutchison-owned Three Group has extended its move into IoT marketplace through a partnership with Cisco Jasper.
 
Re-Teck joins IoT M2M Council to spread recycling message to IoT community
Re-Teck, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Li Tong Group, which optimises reverse supply chain management services for technology, electronics and telecoms, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC).
 
Intel pushes standardisation for artificial intelligence



Intel plans to rally the industry around a set of standards for artificial intelligence that ultimately brings down costs and makes AI more accessible.
 
Nokia threat report reveals IoT security vulnerabilities
Nokia’s latest Threat Intelligence Report reveals an all-time high in mobile device malware infections, a sharp increase in compromised smartphones and major IoT device security vulnerabilities.
 
Huawei and Software AG partner on one-stop IoT shop
Chinese electronics giant Huawei is partnering with Germany’s Software AG to create a one-stop IoT shop.
 
Ittia and Toradex combine hardware and software to increase IoT performance
Database company Ittia and embedded computing firm Toradex are partnering to help manufacturers of embedded systems and intelligent IoT edge devices improve performance, reduce cost and optimise development.
 
Aura and Mindtree join forces on Bluetooth for IoT
Indian companies Aura Semiconductor and Mindtree have partnered to create complete Bluetooth Low Energy 5 wireless connectivity for IoT devices.
 
Digi cellular gateway provides two-way sensor communications



The Digi Connect Sensor+ is an enterprise-ready, battery powered cellular gateway for connecting to a wide range of external sensors.
 
Kepler and Iristel partner on M2M satellite infrastructure

Next generation nano-satellites and terrestrial wireless and wireline networks could seamlessly connect to provide an advanced M2M infrastructure following a partnership between Canadian companies Kepler Communications and Iristel.


AT&T and IBM help companies unlock value from IoT data
AT&T and IBM have unveiled a way for companies to unlock more value from their data in a simpler way, using AT&T's IoT analytics and the IBM Cloud.
 
IBM introduces enterprise ready blockchain service
IBM launches enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The service lets developers build and host security-rich production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud
 
IoT network debate hits floor of Embedded World, but…



The debate about which wireless technology will end up being dominant in the IoT market reached the floors of last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, with most predicting no overall winner in the short term.
 
…security tops IoT concerns at the Nuremberg show



The notion of security has to change with the dawn of the IoT, according to Ray Upton, vice president for connected microcontrollers at Texas Instruments, speaking at last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg.
 
RFPs for IoT software platforms developed via open source
The IoT M2M Council – the largest trade group serving the technology sector, with 20,000 IoT buyers as members – is developing a library of RFPs for the IoT to assist its membership with procurement.
 
Intel provides virtualisation for industrial IoT



At Embedded World, Intel subsidiary Wind River said it was advancing industrial IoT with a software virtualisation platform enabling critical infrastructure companies to evolve aging legacy control systems not previously designed to support the IoT.
 
Panasonic and Element14 launch IoT research project



Panasonic and distributor Element14 have launched an IoT research project using an infra-red array sensor for people detection applications.
 
Laird LoRa gateway suits enterprises



Laird has release an IoT low-power, long-range LoRa gateway so enterprises can deploy IoT networks in practically any geographic location, even where traditional communications infrastructure is unavailable.
 
U-Blox joins IMC and launches wifi modules at Embedded World



Swiss module maker U-Blox has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) and last week at Embedded World launched two wifi modules for various IoT and industrial markets.
 
NXP framework eases IoT development
NXP Semiconductors announced at last week’s Embedded World the Modular IoT Framework that is said to provide professional development teams a head start in building secure IoT applications.
 
Case study: How IoT is keeping slopes safer for skiers

The ski season will soon be coming to a close and winter sports fans are taking to the slopes to make the most of what remains of the snow. Behind the scenes, IoT technology is helping to make the season safer for all concerned.


Intel buys Mobileye



Intel has agreed to buy Israeli autonomous driving technology specialist Mobileye.
 
NVIDIA partners Bosch on car AI



Bosch has announced that it's working with NVIDIA to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars.
 
Huawei commits to digital transformation ecosystem



With partners including SAP, Accenture, Honeywell, Infosys, T-Systems, Siemens, Alstom and Hexagon, Huawei is aiming at building an ecosystem to provide technology infrastructure for developments in public safety, smart transportation, energy, manufacturing, finance and smart cities
 
MobileIron aims to secure enterprise IoT
MobileIron has created an IoT division to build an end-to-end chain of trust from sensor to app to gateway to cloud to network. The division will be led by Santhosh Nair, who led the IoT team at Intel subsidiary Wind River
 
VW unveils Sedric Level 5 self driving car



Volkswagen has unveiled a concept car for future autonomous mobility. Called Sedric, the car is fully "Level 5" autonomy
 
Schneider launches micro data centres for IoT and edge computing



Schneider Electric has launched a range of connected products to make it easier and more cost effective to build micro data centres at the network edge for applications such as IoT, edge analytics and intelligent automation
 
Greenwave unveils edge analytics integration for Wind River VxWorks
IoT software developer Greenwave Systems is partnering embedded software provider Wind River to integrate its edge analytics AXON Predict engine into Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).
 
GSA picks Eutelsat to develop EGNOS payload
The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) has selected Eutelsat Communications to develop and operate the next-generation EGNOS payload on a future Eutelsat satellite
 
Ayla, Develco partner to target smart home, lighting and energy markets
Ayla Networks is partnering with Danish white-label product developer Develco Products to create integrated IoT enabled products supported by Ayla IoT platform technologies targeting smart home, smart lighting and smart energy management product manufacturers
 
Smart product startup Evrythng raises $24.8 million

UK based IoT product platform Evrythng which aims to give any physical object a 'digital identity' has raised a $24.8 million Series B round of funding.


Cisco helps Korea Telecom deploy IoT services
Businesses throughout South Korea can take advantage of the IoT to deliver connected services to their customers, thanks to collaboration between Korea Telecom and Cisco Jasper.
 
Digi launches IoT in space



This week, Digi’s XBee 802.15.4 modules were used by Nasa as part of a test programme for wireless communications within satellites and payloads from the International Space Station.
 
HPE and Tata roll out LoRa network in India
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is working with Tata Communications to support the roll-out of India's first LoRaWan network.
 
Nokia and Zain MoU to bring 5G and IoT to Saudi Arabia
Nokia and mobile operator Zain KSA have agreed to work together on developing 5G and IoT, defining a clear path towards building the next-generation ultra-broadband networks in Saudi Arabia.
 
Cognizant buys Japanese IoT company Brilliant Service
US professional services company Cognizant has acquired Brilliant Service, an intelligent products company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, specialising in digital strategy, product design and engineering, the IoT, and enterprise mobility.
 
Digicom and U-Blox partner on NB-IoT



Swiss wireless module company U-Blox is partnering with Italian IoT ecosystem firm Digicom to offers hardware and software with cellular connectivity in NB-IoT products.
 
IoT providing boost for RTOS market, says ABI
More than 20 billion IoT devices will ship with an embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) by 2022, according to ABI Research.
 
STM wifi module provides security for M2M and IoT

The latest cloud-compatible wifi module from Geneva-based ST Microelectronics could accelerate development of all kinds of IoT and M2M devices.


IoT M2M Council welcomes Hewlett Packard Enterprise as new board member



Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) council as a board member. HPE will take a seat on the board of governors of the relatively young trade association.
 
AT&T and Deutsche Telekom woo China over IoT



At this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom both announced separate deals with Chinese operators to break into the country’s IoT and M2M market.
 
Sigfox and Telefónica strike deal to offer IoT services worldwide
In a global deal, Telefónica is to integrate Sigfox’s low powered connectivity into its managed connectivity platform.
 
Ericsson and Sierra Wireless complete Cat-M1 tests in Spain
Ericsson and Sierra Wireless have executed network and device testing of data communications on CatT-M1 or LTE-M for IoT over Telefónica's network in Spain.
 
Panasonic kit aids IoT application prototyping



Panasonic has introduced an evaluation kit for fast prototyping of IoT applications.
 
Bloq acquires Skry to boost blockchain offering
Bloq has acquired Skry, a pioneer in blockchain analytics, to enhance its suite of analysis tools and help increase the value of blockchain data sets through artificial intelligence and machine learning.
 
IoT Alliance Australia publishes security guidelines



The IoT Alliance Australia has introduced the first in a series of documents on IoT security and network resilience that it is set to deliver over the coming months.
 
IoT heading for mass adoption, says Aruba report
About 85% of businesses plan to implement IoT technology by 2019, driven by a need for innovation and business efficiency, according to a global study by Aruba.
 
Truphone unveils IoT management platform at MWC
Truphone released an IoT connectivity management platform at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The platform provides automation and integration for managing devices that move across borders.