M2M Industry News Archives: September 2016
Salesforce is to use artificial intelligence to analyse IoT data in the latest version of its customer relationship management (CRM) platform. And the company is collaborating with Cisco to integrate its networking technologies.
Chinese IoT company GizWits has launched a version of its IoT software development platform that incorporates fog computing.
German software corporation SAP has acquired Plat.One, the California-based enterprise-grade IoT platform company.
Minnesota-based Digi International has announced the ConnectCore for i.MX6UL starter kit, a universal platform for rapid development of smart and secure connected devices.
Industry 4.0 is leading to a shift in where manufacturers locate their factories as the increased automation means they no longer need to chase the cheap labour, said Sui Shieh, vice president of Maxim Integrated.
Linaro, developer of open source software for the ARM architecture, has formed the Linaro IoT and Embedded (Lite) segment group to deliver more secure connected products.
IoT software and managed services provider Greenwave Systems has acquired fellow California company Predixion Software, a developer of real-time visual edge analytics software for the IoT, for an undisclosed amount.
California-based Xilinx is expanding its cost-optimised silicon portfolio to target applications such as embedded vision, industrial IoT, smart energy, smart cities and medical.
More than 20 smart tech firms will pitch for a share of €75m funding at next week’s InPho Venture summit in Bordeaux, France. The start-ups were selected for innovations in IoT, mobility, big data, healthcare and the smart grid.
Swiss company U-Blox claims to be the first single supplier of an LTE Cat 1 module for the IoT featuring proprietary LTE modem technology
Antenova, a UK manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has announced an embedded antenna measuring 15.6 by 3.3 by 4.4mm that operates with all global public satellite constellations.
IBM Research has started a multi-year collaboration with the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to advance the scientific field of machine vision, a core aspect of artificial intelligence.
Telit is collaborating with Intel on a joint-architecture for multiple IoT developer platforms for the industrial IoT.
T-Mobile hopes to cash in on AT&T’s planned closure of its 2G network at the end of the year by offering IoT customers a free 2G service to those who switch now until the end of the year.
Orbcomm’s satellite technology is being used in the battle against illegal fishing. Global Fishing Watch is using the company’s technology to provide global satellite AIS data from commercial fishing vessels for its online platform.
India’s forests and wildlife are being protected by precision satellite location technology from Swiss company U-Blox.
The UK government’s Digital Catapult this week launched an innovation support programme to make London open and ready to innovate with the IoT.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a way to harvest body heat and convert it into electricity for use in wearable electronics; they have also identified the optimal site on the body for heat harvesting.
German companies Software AG and Cumulocity have formed a partnership to offer an IoT foundation for securely connecting devices and extracting value across numerous industrial environments to produce operational efficiencies and create revenue streams.
California researchers are using machine learning to detect anomalies in real time in streaming cellular network data to help prevent fraudulent use. The work is being presented in a joint paper by Argyle Data and Carnegie Mellon University.
Swiss chip company ST Microelectronics has introduced a low-cost development kit that leverages its STM32 microcontroller ecosystem for prototyping IoT devices with LoRa LPWAN connectivity.
Avanci has launched what it claims is the first marketplace for licensing patented wireless technology to the IoT.
Japanese operator SoftBank is rolling out a LoRaWan network this year and will offer end-to-end IoT services, ranging from device and application support to consulting.
AT&T and Qualcomm are to test unmanned aircraft or drones on commercial 4G LTE networks. The trials will analyse how drones can operate safely and more securely on commercial 4G LTE and networks of the future, including 5G.
Deutsche Telekom and Chinese electronics group Huawei have breached the one-gigabit speed barrier for mobile data transfers in the LTE network. During a live demonstration in Berlin, they succeeded in transmitting data with 1.22Gbit/s via mobile radio.
Three vineyards in California’s wine country have partnered with Verizon to help optimise their farming processes at every growth stage of their crop and drive industry standards with IoT-enabled technology.
A dog tracker that helps keep the family pet safe and can even stop it barking has been introduced by Garmin.
A LoRa-based IoT network went live in Sydney, Australia, last week created by an alliance of KPMG, Meshed, IoTAA and International Towers Barangaroo.
Italian embedded system provider Eurotech has announced a series of IoT development kits based on its gateways for industrial and lightly rugged applications.
At last week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, Ingenu and U-Blox announced a partnership that will let the next generation of Ingenu’s patented RPMA random phase multiple access technology serve global opportunities in the IoT market.
Arrow has introduced the SmartEverything Lion board that supports functions required in an IoT sensing node and enables simple, low power connection to the cloud via the LoRa protocol.
Podsystem M2M launched at last week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas a mobile app for its FreedoM-2-Manage SIM monitoring platform, enabling users to manage their SIM base on the move from a mobile device and be alerted when pre-defined limits are hit so they can respond immediately.
CalAmp will be launching later this year two 4G LTE Category 1 cellular devices that use telematics technology for IoT applications such as connected vehicles, fleet management, insurance telematics, enterprise trucking and mobile workforce management.
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) trade group has developed a software widget to help prepare project managers for deploying connected devices in the field.
Orbcomm introduced at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas its Enterprise IoT Toolkit, which provides every layer of the IoT stack required to develop market-specific services that improve asset use, reduce operational costs and provide long-term return on investment.
At this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, the Weightless SIG announced availability of Weightless-P hardware with vendor partner Antenova and the pre-launch of a Weightless-P software development kit.
AT&T and Sierra Wireless are to pilot LTE-M modules for IoT applications in the San Francisco Bay Area in November.
Asian telecommunications group Axiata Berhad is collaborating with Atilze Digital to trial, explore, develop and pursue IoT opportunities across south-east Asia, initially focused on connected cars and commercialising city-wide LoRa networks.
Toshiba Electronics has launched a Bluetooth Developer Studio plug-in to reduce the development time of IoT devices and other applications based around Bluetooth Low Energy components from the Japanese company.
French LPWAN company Actility and Finnish broadcast network operator Digita are teaming up to take the next step towards a fully-connected Finland by rolling out a LoRa network.
A demonstration of how the IoT can help golf courses is taking place at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility Show in Las Vegas. This is one of a number of live demonstrations on MultiTech’s stand.
Canada-based Carmanah Technologies is helping satellite company Globalstar design solar powered M2M satellite technology as well as selecting the Globalstar low earth orbiting satellite constellation for remote connectivity of all strategic Carmanah products.
Dutch professional services company KPMG has launched a business practice in Australia focused on the IoT, a first within its global member network.
Swedish AI start-up Imagimob has raised SEK8m in equity and debt in a founding round led by Stockholm Business Angels (Stoaf).
Sequans is helping T-Mobile transition from 2G to 4G LTE-based services for its M2M and IoT customers.
Los-Angeles-based MyDevices’ Cayenne drag-and-drop IoT project builder is providing Sigfox-compliant connected hardware manufacturers with interoperability features and the ability to showcase their modules and sensors.
At next week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, Telit will unveil five LTE single-mode IoT modules for European and US markets.
Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of a mobile application processor targeting budget smartphones and IoT devices.
Arrow Electronics is using the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to help accelerate the pace of innovation for technology and IoT entrepreneurs.
PodsystemM2M and Ingenu have entered a strategic partnership for distribution of random phase multiple access (RPMA) technology for wireless M2M communications.
Chronicled has launched an open registry to help tackle interoperability problems in consumer IoT products.
Tokyo-based Hirose Electric and German company Harting Electronics have agreed to develop jointly an IoT connector for 10Gbit Ethernet with the aim of creating a new standard.
Researchers are testing a prototype robot that can locate and kill invasive lionfish that are threatening local species.
Less than a third of information security professionals believe their organisations are prepared for dealing with security risks caused by IoT devices, according to a survey at last month’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.