M2M Industry News Archives: May 2017
Ericsson and Microsoft are working together to strengthen the global IoT ecosystem by enabling enterprises to speed up the time it takes to launch mobile network-based IoT services.
AT&T has completed deployment of its US nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule. The network will enable a new generation of IoT devices and applications.
IBM has launched an accelerator programme to kick-start blockchain adoption for enterprises.
Qualcomm Technologies plans to commence the first eMTC, NB-IoT and GSM multimode field trials in China, with China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) and China's smart bike sharing company Mobike.
Polish IoT company Netemera and French networking firm Kerlink are rolling out Poland’s first nationwide low-power, wide-area IoT network using LoRaWan technology.
U-Blox has launched one of the smallest modules for Ingenu’s Machine Network, which uses random phase multiple access (RPMA) low-power wide-area technology.
Italian M2M company Telit is sponsoring an IoT workshop that will teach participants the fundamentals needed to help them configure, launch and maintain an IoT product or service.
Texas-based antenna company Parsec Technologies has announced ruggedised external antennas to support the latest vehicular LTE routers.
Google has launched a new cloud platform to connect IoT devices to the Google cloud. Google Cloud IoT Core is designed to be an industrial grade IoT cloud providing secure and robust performance. IoT data collected via Cloud IoT Core can be managed and integrated with Google's data analytics services
Sprint will complete its roll-out of LTE Cat 1 technology across its nationwide network by the end of July 2017, the company announced at IOT World 2017. In addition, Sprint announced plans to begin deploying LTE Cat M in mid-2018 followed by LTE Cat NB1.
Samsung has expanded the range of its IoT platform, added new security features, improved interoperability, announced a new IoT partnership with VMWare and is said to be about to launch a new IoT operating system.
Microsoft is reported to be building a new interface onto Windows 10 as part of its efforts to turn the PC operating system into a home hub that can compete with rival products from Amazon and Google. The new interface will include always on digital corkboards designed to let family members create to-do lists or check each other's calendars. The new system will also support a range of home and family oriented Cortana voice commands
AI firm Miovision is using dedicated NVIDIA GPUs to create neural nets to provide machine learning solutions for traffic analysis. Video of vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian traffic is transformed into cloud based data analytics that can be used by city planners to improve traffic flow
Google and Qualcomm have unveiled a stand-alone virtual reality platform that requires no smartphone. Announced at Google's I/O 2017 event in San Francisco, Google's latest Daydream VR platform comprises an untethered headset featuring positional head-tracking. The creation of an untethered VR head mounted display creates new possibilities for its use in industrial and business contexts as well as a consumer and home entertainment device
Silicon Valley think tank and business incubator, Singularity University (SU) is to sponsor a Smart City Accelerator in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is the winning city of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge.
PTC and engineering simulation software developer ANSYS have developed a connector to allow ANSYS engineering simulation technology to be rapidly added to applications built on the PTC's ThingWorx Industrial Internet of Things platform. The development of a connector between these two technology platforms will allow firms to transform industrial and operational data into new forms of actionable intelligence
Dutch NFC and RFID technology provider NXP Semiconductors N.V. has expanded its portfolio of secure RAIN RFID products with the UCODE DNA Track and UCODE DNA City Tag ICs for inventory, supply chain management and smart city applications.
IoT enabler Telit has launched an IoT university in Florida for developers and integrators.
The Eclipse Foundation’s IoT Working Group has created open testbeds to drive adoption of IoT open source and open standards.
The emergence of blockchain-based applications is driving investment in IoT-oriented projects, according to ABI Research, which found promise for the technology to alter and transform established industries beyond fintech.
Viavi says its CellAdvisor base station analyser will support the unique signal analysis required for narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) connectivity.
Digital Management (DMI) has acquired Detroit-based Lochbridge, an IoT company specialising in the automotive, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing sectors.
Japanese electronics company Kyocera has developed a ceramic package that uses a proprietary structure to double the range of the built-in RFID antenna for IoT applications.
How a wearable using technology from Hysko and Antenova can help boxers measure improvements.
Sigfox has formed a global partnership with asset interactive company Alizent, a subsidiary of French company Air Liquide, to increase the benefits of IoT in industries across all sectors.
Cisco is to acquire Viptela, a privately held software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) company based in California, for $610m.
Softbank is to use Ericsson’s Cat-M1 and NB-IoT products for its roll out of cellular IoT services in Japan.
Toshiba is to collaborate with fellow Japanese company Denso in the fields of IoT-based manufacturing, advanced driver assistance and automated driving.
Swiss wireless module company U-Blox has announced what it claims is the world’s smallest quad-band LTE Cat-M1 module, the Sara-R410M.
Partner programmes and their member companies continue to mature in their IoT offerings, with 59 per cent of listed organisations receiving a high IoT maturity grade, according to rankings by ABI Research.
A development kit from Lattice Semiconductor will let designers create IoT devices that can process visual images at the edge in applications such as robotics, drones, driver assistance, smart surveillance and augmented and virtual reality systems.