M2M Industry News Archives: September 2017
The boss of Sigfox’s UK operator WND has hit back at what he calls “network myths” that are slowing the take-up of the IoT network. Meanwhile, Sigfox has expanded to four more countries – Costa Roca, Croatia, Thailand and Tunisia.
Intel is investing $1bn in the artificial intelligence ecosystem to fuel adoption and product innovation.
Next week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona will have a robot panellist on two round tables of its blockchain forum, a side event within the industrial IoT trade show. And the IoT M2M Council (IMC) will hold an open industry event to announce its RFP programme.
Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa is using IBM IoT technology to protect rhinoceros from poachers in a collaboration that includes African teleco MTN, Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Prodapt.
The number of large-scale IoT projects doubled in the past year, according to Vodafone’s fifth annual IoT Barometer Report, a global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the IoT.
Toshiba Electronics has launched a reference design board graphics processor that forms part of a development platform so designers can rapidly configure and develop wearable devices and IoT applications.
Nest has introduced a range of smart home security devices in a major boost to its home based offerings. It has also added its intelligent personal assistant, Google Assistant, to its indoor camera
Hitachi has launched a new business to address IoT and OT/IT markets. The new business, Hitachi Vantara, will marshal resources from across all Hitachi companies
Fleet Complete to incorporate BlackBerry Radar into its fleet tracking solution for advanced trailer and cargo monitoring capabilities
Software AG has expanded the scope of its Cumolocity IoT platform. The enhanced Cumolocity platform now offers self-service IoT solutions to allow organisations to develop their own IoT applications
What is said to be the first live public NB-IoT demonstration in North America took place this week at Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. This featured Minnesota-based MultiTech Systems’ cellular modems based on LTE Category M1 and NB-IoT technologies.
At this week’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco, Swiss company U-Blox featured a live NB-IoT LTE Cat NB1 demo using its Sara-R410M-02B configurable LTE Cat M1 and NB1 multi-mode module with worldwide coverage.
The IoT and Sigfox are helping a pest control company in Singapore catch rats. Rodent risk management company Cre8Techas partnered with Sigfox operator UnaBiz, to address the $22.4bn global pest management industry.
AT&T is deploying LTE-M technology across its network in Mexico. The company completed LTE-M pilots in Tijuana and Puebla over the summer.
Nearly three-quarters of executives are either researching or currently deploying IoT, according to the latest state of the market report from Verizon. But worries over standards, security, interoperability and cost are holding some companies back.
Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have completed a lab trial for Cat-M1 with MTN South Africa in support of MTN’s IoT ambitions.
Microsoft is helping the customers of German sensor company Leuze Electronic get IoT services up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT.
Digi has unveiled the features and capabilities powering its latest three XBee cellular modems.
Telit’s tri-band, single mode ME910C1-NA is the Italian company’s first LTE Category M1 (LTE-M) module to receive certification for operation on AT&T's LTE-M network.
UK antenna maker Antenova is to launch the Robusta SR4G031 antenna for metal surfaces at next week’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. The antenna operates in the 1559 to 1609MHz bands and is for tracking metal objects and smart city applications.
Chipsafer, a Uruguayan start-up focused on IoT services for cattle management, used Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology to develop its ranching platform.