M2M Industry News Archives: October 2015
Apple has been voted the coolest brand for wearable technology, beating off competition from Samsung, Google, LG and Sony.
Toshiba is bringing out development platforms to tackle IoT applications from healthcare to logistics using its applications processors. The first will tackle wearables for healthcare using the Japanese company’s App Lite TZ1000 applications processor.
ARM has released a graphics processing unit to enable smartphone-quality visuals on wearable and IoT devices, including smart watches, home gateways and appliances, industrial control panels, and healthcare monitors.
Orbcomm has signed an agreement with Morsviazsputnik (Marsat), the licensed operator of Inmarsat's mobile satellite services in Russia, to provide SkyWave's IsatData Pro (IDP) service in the Russian Federation.
Swedish company Ericsson and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), headquartered in Munich, have entered a partnership to deliver end-to-end remote SIM management services.
The emerging low power IEEE 802.11ah Wifi standard will face difficulties to address the limitations of existing 802.11 technologies for large-scale wireless sensor networking, IoT and M2M applications, according to ABI Research.
Dutch company Gemalto, working with emergency service technology provider Intrado, is delivering actionable, up-to-the minute data to first responders in the USA.
Cisco plans to acquire ParStream, a privately-held company based in Cologne, Germany, that provides an analytics database that allows companies to analyse large amounts of data and store it in near real time anywhere in the network.
The Wi-Sun Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of field area networking and the IoT, has announced support for the 870 to 876MHz frequency band in Europe.
Digital signal processing (DSP) licensing company Ceva hasintroduced a silicon-based DSP development platform to accelerate the deployment of smart and connected devices.
Taiwanese company Sparklan has launched a Wifi module to support the latest 802.11b/g/n wireless standards for the IoT market.
UK firms Arkessa and SAS Global Communications have formed a strategic partnership to create an optimised enterprise-grade communications service to transform the agility and operational efficiencies of companies expanding across a range of sectors including energy, transport, retail and healthcare.
A quarterly survey of 140 executives that self-identify as buyers of products and services for the Internet of Things shows a mixed picture for the near-term sales in the nascent technology sector. The Quarterly IoT Buyers' Index from the IoT M2M Council, which counts over 12,000 OEMs, enterprise users, and apps developers that deploy the technology as members, shows growth in the number of IoT deployments for the coming year, but an actual decrease in deployments over the next six months
SAP is planning a new cloud based analytics offering that will incorporate business intelligence, planning and predictive analytics as a single service.
Utilities, oil and gas are key industries Cisco is targeting with the launch of four separate IoT packages. The aim is to help users connect machines and assets, break through information silos, and digitise data in an integrated way across the business.
Philips is strengthening its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of its strategy to enable an ecosystem for new types of connected and personalised digital health services.
Ericsson together with Intel, Telenor and MyOmega have cooperated to build what is being claimed as the world’s first end to end secure Internet of Things implementation for wine growers and makers.
Texas based computer maker Dell has launched a new range of systems designed to be edge computers for M2M and Internet of Things communications and device control within building, factory and utility settings.
Inmarsat has signed a contract to provide high-speed inflight connectivity services for passengers onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet.
Gulf telecoms operator du is extending its partnership with Vodafone to incorporate Internet of Things and M2M connectivity.
Apple’s ResearchKit is enabling research studies at Duke Medicine, Johns Hopkins, and Oregon Health & Science University on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.
Silicon Valley Big Data analytics firm Teradata has announced two new software systems for real time Big Data analysis of Internet of Things data.
IoT enabler Telit has landed a contract valued at more than US$30m to supply CDMA 450MHz modules to one of the leading smart meter vendors for a Netherlands project.
Amazon Web Services has announced AWS IoT, a platform that makes it easy for devices – cars, turbines, sensor grids, light bulbs and more – to connect to AWS so companies can store, process, analyse and act on the volumes of data generated by connected devices on a global scale.
Cisco is introducing four separate IoT packages for the industries of manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and oil and gas. Additionally, Cisco has announced an industrial IoT security system to mitigate the risk of system disruption and efficiently assure compliance.
Building on its growth in Europe and its network rollout in ten US metropolitan areas, Sigfox is targeting expansion in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and is opening an office in Dubai to manage its network rollout in the region.
The Weightless SIG has announced the launch of a complete Weightless-N development environment for low power wide area network connectivity in IoT projects.
Japanese telecoms carrier KDDI is to provide enterprise businesses with a mobile app and IoT platform via a private network to intranet service.
Zurich-based Starhome Mac has launched an M2M and IoT portfolio to provide operators, system integrators and service providers with ways to globalise the IoT and differentiate service levels on an individual device level basis.
The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) and HyperCat plan to collaborate to make IoT devices and data more discoverable and interoperable.
LDRA has introduced a module that addresses security concerns in the increasingly complex and growing IoT market. The TBsecure module provides automated support for the Cert C secure coding standard.
Interactive M2M provider Numerex has appointed Shu Gan as chief marketing officer and Vin Costello as chief revenue officer in newly created executive management positions.
Indosat, Tele2 and Telefónica Vivo are the latest mobile operators to launch commercial products based on the GSMA Embedded SIM specification for the remote over-the-air provisioning of M2M devices such as smart meters or connected cars.
ThingWorx is working with Massachusetts-based semiconductor company Analog Devices to offer an integrated sensor to cloud environment using the ThingWorx IoT platform.
At next week’s Broadband World Forum in London, Polish CPE and device management company AVSystem is launching an IoT platform for M2M device management, orchestration and monitoring.
IBM Research has announced an engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies for mobile devices and the IoT.
Apple has acquired UK artificial intelligence (AI) company VocalIQ and AI start-up Perceptio, both of which are being predicted as a move to extend Siri and other voice inputs to IoT applications via its smartphones.
Indian software and consulting company Infosys is partnering with General Electric to create IoT products and services aimed at deriving practical benefits from massive amounts of data generated through connected devices in the industrial enterprise.
Intel-subsidiary Wind River has introduced Linux 8, part of its Helix portfolio, with scalability for addressing IoT challenges. The version of uses the kernel and toolchain from the upcoming Yocto Project 2.0 release, and was announced at this week’s at Embedded Linux Conference in Ireland.
French mobile network operator Bouygues Telecom is rolling out LoRa RF technology in a large low-power, wide-area network. In a separate move, wireless network operator Lace has developed an IoT network using LoRa covering major cities in Russia,.
Sigfox has partnered with EI Towers and Nettrotterto roll out an IoT network across Italy. With this partnership, Italy becomes the tenth country to receive Sigfox network nationwide coverage.
Colorado-based intelligent cyber-security company Webroot and California’s Lynx Software Technologies are combining their security technologies to help developers build advanced threat detection and protection into IoT devices.
Taiwanese company Via Technologies has introduced the Artigo A600 compact fanless smart automation control system for enterprise IoT and M2M applications that require low-power computing and extensive IO support.
Teraki, a Spanish-German venture producing data-reduction software for the IoT, has become the 11th start-up to be supported by Deutsche Telekom’s Hub:Raum incubator programme in Berlin.
Seattle-based data protection company Centri has introduced cyber-security as a smart alternative to complex and impractical use of legacy VPN methods to secure IoT devices.
Irish M2M antenna maker Taoglas has established a design and support centre in Munich and strengthened its team in Germany.
Microsoft has given more details about the Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 targeted towards small, embedded devices that may or may not have screens. The company also announced that its Azure IoT Suite is available for customers to purchase.
Disney Research has taken a major step to creating an internet of toys by using visible light as the basis for communications. The company has demonstrated LEDs that use visible light to talk to each other and the internet and that could become the communications base for toys, as well as smart homes, offices and public buildings.
OneM2M, a global standards initiative for M2M and the IoT, held its first interoperability testing event last month to validate interoperability and end-to-end functionality of the OneM2M release one specifications.
Invention start-up company Quirky, backed by a string of venture capital funds, has filed for Chapter 11 relief and put its smart home platform Wink up for sale, court filings show.
Nearly three-quarters of enterprises in an IDC survey have already deployed IoT products or services or plan to deploy them in the next 12 months.
Dublin-based technology services company Accenture has opened an IoT centre of excellence for resources in Singapore to help companies transform their businesses through a combination of deep industry experience and innovative technologies.
The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) officially launched last week in London and set out its plans to respond to rising concerns surrounding cyber-security problems in IoT.
Technology integration will be vital in the real-time location market to meet expanding tracking and monitoring requirements and ensure interoperability, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
German company Harting has developed a unique type of RFID antenna that uses a coaxial travelling-wave concept to offer users a compact package with complete flexibility in the design of RF reading zones.