M2M Industry News Archives: April 2017
Microsoft has announced IoT Central, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering to reduce the complexity of the IoT. The fully managed SaaS can enable IoT scenarios without requiring cloud expertise.
The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management in Kerala and IBM have developed a real-time water quality management system.
Multi-Tech Systems has launched a nationwide IoT programme for schools and universities in the USA. Based on LoRa, it will provide students with tools and education to learn and apply connectivity technologies.
Sweden’s IAR Systems has bought an initial ten per cent stake in California-based Secure Thingz as the two companies plan to work together to enable more secure, connected devices across their lifecycle.
HARMAN and IBM have launched Voice-Enabled Cognitive Rooms. The aim is to provide in-room concierge capabilities to simplify communication and automation in hospitals, hotels, conference rooms and control centres
ABB is buying Austrian industrial controls and automation provider Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik (B&R). The acquisition is aimed at expanding ABB's robotics and industrial automation portfolio. The company has described the deal as positioning ABB to offer a complete range of products and software for industrial automation
Cyient is collaborating with elevator company Thyssenkrupp to support its MAX platform. MAX is a real-time, cloud-based predictive maintenance solution for the elevator industry
Nokia has joined the University of Technology Sydney’s Rapido technology development unit to collaborate on developing IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies such as 5G.
IoT connectivity company Ingenu will be enabling Orolia’s McMurdo Omnicom solar fishing beacon to assist in vessel communications and fisheries monitoring.
Telenor has unveiled an experimental IoT offering. Available free to Norway’s entrepreneurs and students, the Start IoT multi-city pilot aims to support entrepreneurship, boost innovation and help national competence building.
Sierra Wireless has completed the acquisition of nearly all the assets of Taiwanese company GlobalTop Technology’s GNSS embedded module business for around $3.2m.
Digi has announced general availability for its ConnectCore 6UL module platform for delivering a secure connected Linux-based NXP system-on-module with integrated 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.
Kyocera has started providing IoT services in Japan based on Sigfox. The service is available in Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama and Osaka, with plans to add 36 major cities by early 2018 and nationwide by 2020.
AT&T is working with Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama to bring the power of IoT to its base operations and infrastructure.
Microsoft has opened an IoT and AI Insider Laboratory in Munich, joining two others launched recently in Shenzhen, China, and Redmond, Washington.
Kevadiya has selected Orbcomm to provide satellite communications services and hardware in support of the vehicle tracking programme within the Federal Bureau of Prisons.