M2M Industry News Archives: February 2018
Google is acquiring LogMeIn’s Xively IoT platform for US$50m. This acquisition should complement Google Cloud's effort to provide a fully managed IoT service that securely connects, manages and ingests data from globally dispersed devices.
Nokia and Tele2 IoT have signed a five-year agreement to enable the delivery of IoT services to Tele2 enterprise customers based on Nokia's Wing worldwide IoT network grid.
IoT connectivity company Sigfox hopes to build on strong growth in 2017 in what describes as a “landmark year”. The Sigfox network now reaches more than 803 million people worldwide and continues to grow by 30 million each month.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have build an IoT chip that is hardwired to perform public-key encryption while consuming 1/400th as much power as software execution of the same protocols.
French IoT firm Kerlink plans to release its latest low-power IoT reference design during next week’s Embedded World exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany.
Qualcomm Technologies will demonstrate at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona an LTE IoT software development kit for its MDM9206 LTE IoT global multimode modem.
Deutsche Telekom has formed a joint venture with German optical company Zeiss to develop smart glasses using technology first demonstrated at last year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Cincinnati-based IoT start-up Losant has raised $5.2m in Series A financing from new and existing investors. The company’s platform is designed to simplify making real-time connections.
At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sierra Wireless will unveil the AirLink LX60, claimed to be the industry's first cloud-managed low-power wide area (LPWA) cellular router for the IoT.
Californian M2M company OleumTech has launched a line hazardous area wireless sensor nodes for use on Sigfox’s worldwide LPWA network. The devices will let users benefit from out-of-the-box LPWA wireless connectivity with an intrinsically safe design made for operating in hazardous environments.
Particle has announced Particle Mesh, hardware for unlocking developer access to mesh networking technology. With Particle Mesh, the company says networks can cover more ground and capture more data with higher reliability at a reduced cost.
SenRa, an India LPWAN provider for long-range LoRa-based IoT applications, and Nordic Automation Systems, an end-to-end LoRaWan provider, have partnered to offer complete remote metering and smart street lighting across India.
The world's first smart, connected ice resurfacer from Zamboni is using a custom application from Minnesota-based Digi to create the IoT connectivity.
The farm of the future will leverage IoT technologies to create safer working environments and drive down risks to the workforce, according to an independent study commissioned by mobile satellite company Inmarsat.
The Cleveland Foundation is awarding a $1.75m grant to Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University to help the two institutions launch IoT Collaborative, a concerted effort focused on the IoT.
At this month’s Embedded World in Nuremberg, California-based Presto Engineering will be demonstrating a manufacturing and test service that is tailored to ensure IoT chips are made to high standards of security.
People with experience in the IoT want to see more government regulation in connected technologies than those with no or little IoT knowledge, according to a study by Market Strategies International.
Fox-Tech has launched what it claims is the world's first Sigfox-powered LPWAN integrated smart lock for shared bicycles. Researched and developed in Taiwan, OTO Hunter integrates Sigfox's IoT connectivity service to reduce the power consumption of smart locks.
Verizon and Ericsson have completed their first successful Narrowband IoT Guard band data session. The trials used Ericsson's Massive Internet of Things software on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
PTC is partnering Microsoft in industrial IoT. The Massachusetts based PTC is making Microsoft's Azure cloud its preferred platform for the ThingWorx industrial IoT platform
Mozilla has launched a framework for unifying and integrating different Internet of Things devices and apps. Mozilla's Project Things allows users to create their own IoT hub using low resource, low cost hardware and free software. Users can use web commands and a voice interface.
The Dutch Port of Rotterdam has embarked on a digital transformation using IoT, digital dashboards, and AI with the aim of becoming a leading global smart port. The port is employing IoT and AI technology from IBM.
Nordic Semiconductor has provided a sneak peek of its upcoming nRF91 low-power cellular IoT device by demonstrating it operating on the Verizon Wireless Network in the USA and the Telia network in Norway.
Sequans Communications has established a technology collaboration with SoftBank to accelerate the deployment of LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies in Japan.
Mobile satellite company Globalsat has bought a majority stake in the Peruvian m-connectivity provider ST2 for an undisclosed amount. ST2 will add value to the group through its expertise in M2M and IoT networks.
Hong Kong telco HKT has established a one-stop IoT ecosystem with multiple connectivity technologies including NB-IoT, LoRa, 3G, 4G, LTE-M and wifi for enterprises. The announcement was made by Tom Chan (pictured), managing director of HKT’s commercial group.
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, Israeli firm Callup plans to introduce a secured version of its eSIM remote management system for IoT, with two key network elements.
Digi International has announced the availability of the XBee3 series of RF modules and cellular modems, including in a micro form factor option for supporting IoT innovation at the network edge.
Swiss module maker U-Blox and Italy-based Iomote have developed an end-to-end Industry 4.0 platform so businesses can connect existing machines to the cloud to increase efficiency and augment their service.
The focus in the IoT and embedded operating systems market is shifting rapidly towards unit shipment wins as revenue for traditional, licensed operating systems faces increasing pressure from free competition, according to a report by VDC Research.