M2M Industry News Archives: August 2016
At last week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduced the Intel Joule compute module, a high-performance developer platform with support for Intel RealSense depth-sensing cameras.
German and Korean operators Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom have extended their 5G alliance to include several technology leaders and operators from USA, Asia and Europe to ensure that the communications standard will meet all needs including IoT.
Cisco is to shed 5500 jobs worldwide as it focuses on priority areas such as security, IoT, collaboration, next generation data centres and the cloud. The figure represents around seven per cent of the company’s workforce.
Singapore operator M1 and Nokia have announced a strategic partnership to roll out a nationwide commercial NB-IoT network during the first half of next year.
Research institute Sintef and Telenor are establishing a laboratory focused on artificial intelligence and big data at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology. Telenor also plans to launch a dedicated, next-generation IoT network in several Norwegian cities.
Chip company Analog Devices has acquired the cyber security business of Sypris Electronics to help it deliver secure analogue products for IoT applications.
Taiwanese company Billion Electric has launched an IoT gateway that connects various sensors and devices through Zigbee, Ethernet, RS485 and powerline communications.
Embedded SIM cards will increasingly dominate the M2M space, accounting for more than half of all connections by the end of the decade, according to Juniper Research.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduced his vision for merged reality at this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. His opening keynote presentation offered perspective on the unique role Intel will play as the boundaries of computing continue to expand.
Google is working on a new operating system called Fuchsia that will target the IoT market though it is unlikely to replace Android for smartphones.
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has launched Taiwan's first IoT dual-network multi-platform IoT alliance. Called IoT by GT (Greater Taipei), it involved more than two years of research and development.
AT&T Mobility president and CEO Glenn Lurie will kick off next month’s CTIA Super Mobility with a discussion on the transformative power and growth potential for the IoT as smart enterprises and intelligent networks enable connected life.
A lack of skills and understanding could be holding back the implementation of new technological trends, including the IoT and big data, according to a research report from Capita Technology in partnership with Cisco.
A LoRaWan-connected development kit from wireless manufacturer Libelium and network services provider Loriot should help designers speed up development and testing of IoT applications.
Consumer security company BullGuard has acquired Israeli firm Dojo Labs, an innovator in consumer IoT security. Together, the companies aim to redefine how security is delivered for consumers and small businesses.
ThingWorx developer PTC has been named an industrial IoT market leader by two separate analyst firms in reports.
Latin American carriers are betting on mobile data growth opportunities to offset a drop in voice and interconnection revenues, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
German circuit board and module maker Congatec has introduced a flexible IoT gateway that is application ready and customisable for rapid field deployment.
Chinese semiconductor company Rockchip has licensed the Ceva XM4 imaging and vision DSP to enhance the imaging and computer vision capabilities of its system-on-chip products for smartphones, driver assistance, drones, robotics and other smart camera devices.
Apple has bought machine-learning start-up Turi for an estimated $200m. The Seattle-based company was previously known as Dato.
Deutsche Telekom is aiming for a pan-European production model and a suitable infrastructure as it plans to open its first production site in Budapest, Hungary.
IoT enabler Telit has announced a collaboration with Indian company Tech Mahindra. The relationship is centred on combining and integrating Telit’s IoT products and services with Tech Mahindra’s system integration expertise and strengths in developing end-to-end enterprise services.
PTC, provider of ThingWorx, a widely deployed software platform for networking remote devices in industrial IoT applications, has joined the IoT M2M Council, whose mission is to educate those deploying connected devices in the field.
Imagine your clothes putting themselves up for auction on EBay if you don’t wear them for a long time. That is the goal of researchers at Birmingham City University who are working on a connected wardrobe that addresses the problem of unworn clothes by reminding you to wear them or give them away to charity.
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology have developed ultrathin, transparent oxide thin-film transistors for wearable displays.
This year’s CTIA Super Mobility in September in Las Vegas will include four educational tracks providing an open-dialogue programme to gain insight into technical intelligence, best business practices and the key issues driving the next generation of wireless technology.
Kepler Communications has raised $5m in an oversubscribed seed round to help the Toronto-based company launch a network of small satellites for IoT communications.
French manufacturer Adeunis RF has added field test devices to its range of integrated IoT components.
The total number of IoT connections will grow from six billion in 2015 to 27 billion by 2025, a CAGR of 16%, according to Machina Research. A separate report from Berg Insight says the global third party IoT platform market will reach €3.05bn in 2021.
Verizon Communications is continuing its acquisition trail by announcing its plan to buy fleet and mobile workforce management company Fleetmatics for $2.4bn just a week after announcing its acquisition of Yahoo.
Sigfox and UnaBiz, its network operator in Singapore and Taiwan, have joined French and Taiwanese officials in creating a global IoT testbed in Taiwan.
Computer and database giant Oracle is buying fellow California-based cloud technology company NetSuite for approximately $9.3bn.
South Korean telco SK Telecom is testing augmented and virtual reality in mobile environments as part of it preparations for 5G services.
Vodafone has developed a suite of IoT proof-of-concept connected Smart Summer holiday essentials to help protect against UV, keep children safe on the beach and locate lost luggage.
FogHorn Systems, a California-based developer of edge intelligence software for industrial and commercial IoT applications, has raised $12m in Series A funding led by March Capital and GE Ventures.
Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft are investing heavily in machine-learning technologies for data analytics, which could lead to machine-learning-based data analytics tools and services revenues to hit nearly $20bn in 2021, according to ABI Research.
Israel software-as-a-service company Seebo has created a virtualised environment to simplify the methods through which manufacturers, developers and industry professionals create smart connected products.