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M2M Industry News Archives: December 2017

Denso and Toyota quantum IoT test to be unveiled at CES

Japanese car companies Denso and Toyota are to conduct what they claim to be the world's first test using a quantum computer to process data from a traffic IoT platform. They will present the concept at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Software update lures and traps attackers targeting IoT devices

The latest version of TrapX’s DeceptionGrid software brings capabilities to support and defend IoT devices against targeting by cyber attackers.

Aeris CTO Hosain elected chairman of IMC

Syed Zaeem "Z" Hosain (pictured), a founder and the chief technical officer at Aeris, has been named the new chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC).

How IoT is preventing flood disasters on Columbian rivers

Following a disaster that killed 83 people in 2015, an IoT-based early warning system has been installed to prevent floods and allow disaster management in Colombian rivers.

Redpine breaks power barrier for IoT MCU

California-based Redpine Signals has introduced what it claims is the industry's lowest-power multi-protocol wireless MCU (WiSe MCU) – the RS14100 – for battery-operated IoT devices.

Edge computing and blockchain to lead change in 2018, predicts DataArt

Edge computing will take the spotlight in IoT for 2018, as blockchain enters the mainstream and security challenges increase, according to New York technology consultancy DataArt.

Open standards is way forward, says OneM2M whitepaper

Communications service providers must adopt an open standards approach if they are to make the most of the revenue opportunities presented by IoT applications that use LPWA networks, according to a whitepaper from standards body OneM2M.

Nokia and StarHub partner on Singapore IoT services

Nokia is collaborating with telco StarHub to spearhead IoT ecosystem development in Singapore. The two companies aim to offer commercial IoT services to customers early next year.

Kore expands bundled offerings to Europe

Kore, an independent provider of managed network and layered applications enablement services in the IoT market, is expanding its offerings in Europe.

NXP and Alibaba partner on IoT security

Dutch electronics giant NXP Semiconductors is partnering Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and business unit of China’s Alibaba Group, to develop secure smart devices for edge computing applications and the IoT.

MTN deploys Cisco IoT platform in South Africa

Cisco Jasper is helping telco MTN’s business customers throughout Africa deliver IoT services worldwide. MTN will be the first mobile operator in South Africa to deploy the Cisco Jasper Control Center, an automated connectivity management platform for IoT.

Telit updates IoT development environment

Telit has unveiled version four of its AppZone in-module IoT development environment. The release introduces support for Lua on Bluetooth LE modules and includes an emulator to run and test AppZone applications on a PC.

Orange hits 100% IoT coverage in Belgium

Orange says its IoT network in Belgium has reached 100% coverage to meet growing market demand.

Ten IoT predictions for 2018

Dunstan Power (pictured), director of UK electronics design consultancy ByteSnap Design, has put together predictions for the upcoming year that will affect those in electronics, IoT, smart home, EV and more sectors.

CLX adds voice to IoT service

Following successful trials, Swedish cloud-based communications provider CLX Communications says its IoT connectivity service now supports voice communications.

Security top concern for IoT, says Wi-Sun Alliance

Half of organisations undertaking IoT projects have fully implemented strategy, but there are concerns over security, lack of funding and commitment, according to research by the Wi-Sun Alliance.

AT&T and Amazon put finger on IoT button

At last month’s AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AT&T announced it was introducing an Amazon Web Services (AWS) supported LTE-M button for business and it was expanding IoT collaboration with AWS to include security and integration.

Softbank and Inuitive collaborate on AI and IoT

Israeli fabless semiconductor company Inuitive and Japanese giant Softbank are working together to develop artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and 3D sensing with computer vision capabilities for future IoT applications.

Orbiwise joins HPE in IoT deployment

Swiss IoT infrastructure company Orbiwise has joined Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s Partner Ready programme making available its enterprise-grade Orbiwan LoRaWan network server pre-integrated with HPE’s Universal IoT platform.

Sigfox operator offers helping hand to start-ups

Creative technology start-ups and SMEs in the UK wishing to develop IoT proof-of-concept ideas are being offered the access they need to begin using the Sigfox network at zero cost, says Neal Forse (pictured) CEO of Sigfox operator WMD.

Kerlink and Libatel deploy LoRa at Lebanon vineyard

Kerlink and Libatel have partnered to deploy a LoRaWan to monitor growing conditions at one of Lebanon’s most famous vineyards. The pilot project is generating data and information about Domaine Chateau Kefra.

Pod connects weather stations across Africa

Virtual network operator Pod M2M is providing its best-signal IoT connectivity to the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (Tahmo), a socially driven network of 20,000 connected weather monitoring stations every 30km across the African continent.

RushUp points Arrow at Emea market

Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with Italian company RushUp to distribute its IoT product accelerators throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Semtech announces LoRa nano-tag reference design

Semtech has announced a LoRa-based nano-tag reference design, a disposable, thin and low-cost tag that can be integrated into disposable systems or attached to assets to communicate a specific trigger of an event.

Can cellular fight off LPWA distractions?

The success of US cellular operators in key M2M markets could be jeopardised by distractions and IoT hype, according to ABI Research.

MediaTek chip supports GPRS and NB-IoT

Taiwanese company MediaTek has announced a dual-mode system-on-chip for IoT applications with both NB-IoT release 14 and GSM and GPRS connectivity.

Amazon uses machine learning to analyse NFL stats

The US National Football League (NFL) is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) machine learning and data analytics services to boost the accuracy, speed and insights provided by its player-tracking system.

OnSemi extends IoT kit with Bluetooth LE and energy harvesting

At last month’s IoT Tech Expo in California, On Semiconductor released two boards or shields that extend the capability of the Arizona company’s recently launched IoT development kit.