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M2M Industry News Archives: October 2017

Nokia and Amazon collaborate on IoT services

Nokia and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are collaborating to enable easier transition to the cloud, helping large enterprises deploy IoT services.

 
MTS and Ericsson prepare for 5G and IoT demo at 2018 World Cup




Russian telecoms operator MTS has selected Ericsson to prepare its network for 5G and the IoT, and roll out 5G demo zones during the Fifa 2018 World Cup in Russia.

 
Reaper should act as wake-up call for IoT security

In the wake of Reaper, the latest IoT botnet, Paul Lipman, CEO of consumer cyber-security company, BullGuard, has urged the security industry and device manufacturers to address the growing threat from unprotected smart devices.

 
Arrow points Vietnam in IoT direction




Arrow Electronics is helping Vietnam start-ups and enterprises acquire the latest IoT technology know-how. The company co-hosted this week with the Vietnam IoT Alliance an IoT technology seminar and exhibition in Hanoi.

Avnet joins IMC board to speed IoT deployment

To help expedite IoT technology deployment, technology distributor Avnet has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a board member company. The IMC will organise the first-ever IoT Infrastructure Pavilion & Conference at January's CES in Las Vegas.
 

Semtech uses LoRa to help Ofo track bikes




Chinese bike sharing company Ofo is equipping its bicycles with Semtech LoRa devices and wireless RF technology to complement its licensed spectrum connectivity options. This will let it achieve full network connectivity even in remote areas and dense buildings.

 
Qualcomm partners SenseTime to bring AI to IoT

Qualcomm Technologies is collaborating with Chinese company SenseTime Group on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for future mobile and IoT products.

 
Truphone acquires Cellnetrix in IoT expansion drive

Mobile operator Truphone has entered a binding agreement to acquire Cellnetrix Group, a secure SIM operating system provider headquartered in Munich. Cellnetrix provides secure embedded products that have powered more than 250 million mobile devices worldwide.

 
Cirrent and AirTies aid IoT wifi provisioning

At this week’s Broadband World Forum in Berlin, Cirrent and AirTies announced a partnership to simplify IoT wifi provisioning for connected devices.

 
Samsung combines hardware and software to boost security




Samsung has combined hardware and software to address IoT data security at the chip level. The South Korean company’s secure element uses e-flash memory and dedicated security software.

 
Antenova antennas suit ISM and cellular frequencies




Antenova is introducing two antennas for the ISM and cellular frequencies. They are designed to be used on the exterior of a product, and are built to an ergonomic blade design to blend well into the outside of the design.

 
Apple, GE bring Predix apps to iPhone and iPad



Apple and GE are partnering in an effort to reshape availability of IoT data and analytics throughout the business world. The alliance of the two companies is designed to deliver IoT data and analytics directly to Apple's range of iPhone and iPad devices
 
Intel SDO to scale, secure IoT



Intel has announced technology to automate and bring IoT devices online within seconds rather than hours. Intel's Secure Device Onboard (Intel SDO) is designed to provide IoT platform providers with a service they can offer customers needing to onboard thousands of connected devices
 
HPE simplifies manufacturing app development



HPE has launched a new platform to simplify application deployment in manufacturing plants and unify legacy and smart factory applications' operation. Express App Platform - Manufacturing is an on-premises solution that is integrated with cloud aggregator platform Cloud28+
 
Nokia partners Bosch CDS on Industrial IoT
Nokia and Bosch are partnering to develop new solutions and technologies for the industrial IoT. The partnership will combine smart sensor technology from Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions with Nokia connectivity, IoT platform and services solutions
 
Samsung launches SmartThings Cloud to unify IoT apps and APIs
Samsung has launched the SmartThings Cloud unite all IoT clouds into a single platform. The company has also launched version 2.0 of its voice assistant software Bixby, which is geared particularly towards smart home applications. Samsung says that both developments are aimed at democratising IoT with intelligence that is easy to use and accessible for everyone
 
Telit partners Wind River on IIoT



IoT provider Telit is collaborating with Intel embedded software specialist, Wind River. Telit and Wind River are aiming to reduce the complexities of industrial IoT device management. With simpler IoT device management, companies should be able to build industrial IoT based solutions faster and more securely
 
AppDynamics introduces IoT visibility to Business iQ platform



AppDynamics has launched new IoT, network visibility, machine learning and vision capabilities to its application intelligence Business iQ platform. New capabilities of the platform include Business Journeys, designed to provide a single view of performance across distributed business processes in real-time. AppDynamics is also broadening its data model with new IoT agent and network visibility and expanding its machine learning capabilities with automated root cause analysis
 
ST, Alibaba develop Chinese Cloud-to-Node IoT Platform

STMicroelectronics is partnering Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm and business unit of China's Alibaba Group. The two companies are working to develop a complete cloud-to-node IoT solution. The aim is to allow any designer to easily create IoT nodes and gateways using ST's key semiconductor building blocks for the IoT, run Alibaba's IoT operating system AliOS on the node, and seamlessly connect with the Alibaba Cloud


Dell unveils IoT vision

Dell Technologies has unveiled its IoT vision and strategy, formed an IoT division and added IoT specific products, labs, partner programme and consumption models.

 
STM and Objenious collaborate on LoRa connections

Swiss chip company ST Microelectronics and Objenious, the first carrier in France to provide a nationwide LoRa network, are working together to accelerate the connection of IoT nodes to LoRa networks.

 
Anaren and NXP make life easier for IoT developers




New York-based Anaren’s IoT group is partnering Dutch company NXP Semiconductors to make embedded-to-cloud IoT development easier for developers

 
SAP and VMware collaborate on IoT management

SAP and California cloud infrastructure firm VMware are collaborating to create an integrated service that supports the implementation and management of IoT use cases across devices, infrastructure, edge, cloud and application domains.

 
Panasonic module cuts power for Bluetooth LE




Panasonic has introduced a Bluetooth module with what it claims is the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC. It is based on a chip from fellow Japanese company Toshiba.

 
Collaboration needed to drive IoT forward, say Indian conference delegates




Industry-wide collaboration will be the driving force behind a global adoption of the IoT, according to IoT organisations and stakeholders who gathered in Bengaluru, India, last month at the third OneM2M Industry Day.

 
Chinese companies combine IP and processing to target IoT




Two Chinese companies – Chengdu Analog Circuit Technology and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation – have combined their IP and processing technologies to create chips that are optimised to serve IoT applications that require low cost and extended battery life.


Telit and Wind River collaborate on Helix Device Cloud



Telit is collaborating with Intel subsidiary Wind River to accelerate industrial IoT adoption, the companies announced at this week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. And Intel announced Secure Device Onboard that securely automates and brings IoT devices online within seconds rather than hours.
 
HPE factory platform brings stability and agility



At this week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a platform that simplifies application deployment in manufacturing plants and unifies the operation of legacy and smart-factory applications.
 
Orange and Microsoft partner to bring LoRa to industry
Orange Business Services and Microsoft are collaborating to deliver large-scale, end-to-end IoT services that boost the digital processes of companies in the manufacturing sector.
 
MediaTek and Softbank plan NB-IoT trials in Japan
MediaTek and SoftBank are planning interoperability tests with to drive NB-IoT development in Japan. Taiwan-based MediaTek will carry out the tests early next year to pave the way for development of NB-IoT commercial applications in Japan.
 
IMC assessing software for RFP compliance



At this week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, the IoT M2M Council (IMC) formally launched its template RFP document for sourcing IoT software platforms to an invited audience.
 
Truphone funding allows IoT expansion
London-based global mobile operator Truphone has raised £255m in funding through a rights issue. The funds will be used to retire all its debt and fuel the expansion of its business in the IoT arena.
 
SMIC and Sanechips score China first with NB-IoT chip
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Sanechips have announced the first commercial NB-IoT chip designed and manufactured in mainland China.
 
BSNL and Aeris bring IoT services to India



I
ndia telecoms services provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is partnering California-based IoT provider Aeris to tap the IoT market in India. The deal was announced by Rishi Bhatnagar (pictured), president of Aeris Communications in India.
 
IoT applications from boats and peaches to snow



For examples of the breadth of applications that are already taking advantage of the IoT, one needed to look no further than the Analog Devices stand at this week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona.
 
FreeWave app server software powers IoT programmability at edge



FreeWave has created app server software that can power IoT programmability at the edge. The technology combines wireless telemetry with the ability to develop and host third party apps for intelligent control and automation of remote sensors and devices in the field.