M2M Industry News Archives: August 2017
Apple and professional services company Accenture are partnering to help businesses use the IoT to transform how their people engage with customers through business services for iOS.
Qualcomm is collaborating with Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company Himax Technologies to develop a high resolution, low power active 3D depth sensing camera for IoTuse.
Taiwanese company Via Technologies is collaborating with Microsoft to accelerate the development of IoT products using verified hardware and software to enhance interoperability and allow faster time to production.
Indian company SenRa is integrating its open, standards-based network and devices with Yodiwo's IoT platform to simplify and accelerate the creation and deployment of IoT projects using the LoRa ecosystem.
The Mount Washington Observatory, a New Hampshire-based non-profit research facility, is using IoT technology to conduct critical weather, atmospheric and climate research that is used for national and global forecasting.
German test house TÜV Rheinland has opened a competence centre for IoT privacy for all things relating to data protection in the IoT.
Researchers at Northeastern University in Massachusetts have developed an antenna that can be up to a thousand times smaller than conventional antennas, making them suitable for small IoT devices and medical implants.
Intel’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology is being used by Microsoft to run complex deep learning models that enable applications from facial recognition and voice recognition on smartphones to autonomous driving.
The Australian government is putting money into the IoT by investing $10m into Thinxtra, which is deploying Sigfox LPWAN technology. The money comes from the government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
InnoSpring and Chinese technology group Alibaba have launched an innovation centre to support global start-ups expanding to China. It will focus on smart cars, biomedical sciences, intelligent manufacturing, robotics and the IoT.
Taiwanese embedded computing company Advantech has selected Arkessa secure global connectivity services to accelerate go-to-market for IoT customers.
A LoRaWan luminaire controller developed by Nordic Automation Systems has sent signals from Tallinn to Helsinki, 86km away, in a real-life usage scenario.
Indian technology company Smartron has unveiled an AI-powered IoT ecosystem under the name Tron X. Devices, sensors and systems can be connected to a core, and initially targeting personal, home, health and B2B verticals.
Airbus is investing in Else, a Swiss start-up that is developing a network of low Earth orbit nanosatellites named Astrocast that will provide IoT and M2M services to global enterprises.
Samsung has produced memory chips that target artificial intelligence and IoT applications where the role of flash memory has become critical in accelerating the speed at which information can be extracted for real-time analysis.
Digi has launched the XBee SX 868 surface mount radio communications module with interference blocking for noisy wireless environments.
Vodafone had joined the Prpl Foundation to accelerate the harmonisation of software platforms for in-home devices such as routers to foster innovation in digital home and smart gateway technology.
Intel has announced plans to build a fleet of 100 autonomous test cars. The company plans the first of the cars to appear later this year
Samsung has proposed its Tizen OS as an integrated IoT OS for the EU. CEO Kwon Oh-hyun has received positive responses from German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron after meetings with them last month
China is strengthening its national industrial IoT and automation strategy. The country's premier, Li Keqiang has signed off new national level demonstration areas to spur development of smart manufacturing
Chinese internet commerce firm Alibaba has entered into a strategic partnership with the Government of Macau to develop smart city services and applications
Sierra Wireless is acquiring M2M and IoT platform provider Numerex Corp. Chief executive Kenneth Gayron said the merger will bring Numerex a worldwide presence, scale and experience.
Infineon Technologies is helping IoT start-ups in Singapore explore competitive advantage through innovative application of microelectronics, in partnership with local accelerator Airmaker.
Samsung Electronics has announced a service to monetise the data shared by IoT devices and enable an IoT data economy.
Sigfox has opened its third US office. The Dallas, Texas, premises will serve as a hub for its growing network team.
The advancement of the IoT in India could be seen when nearly 100 members of the developer community descended on New Delhi for standards body OneM2M’s inaugural developer event.
Digi International’s XBee Cellular 3G Global embedded modem provides OEMs with global deployments the flexibility to implement products in regions offering 3G connectivity.
Texas-based IoT service company Prodea Systems has acquired Arrayent with the goal of forming a carrier-grade IoT services platform. The combined company aims to deliver a suite of managed IoT services.
The combination of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and fanless compact PCs from Anders Electronics’ London-based Tiny Green subsidiary could enable connected, secure and stable real-time monitoring and reporting for the IoT.