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M2M Industry News Archives: May 2018

Google takes Android Things out of beta

After a developer preview with more than 100,000 SDK downloads, Google has taken its Android Things managed IoT operating system out of beta and made it available to all developers.

Microsoft and Dell collaborate on IoT service

Dell Technologies and Microsoft are collaborating to deliver a joint IoT service designed to help vertical users simplify deploying their end-to-end IoT products from the edge to the cloud.

Sigfox connectivity as a service to complement public network

French LPWAN provider Sigfox has announced a coverage as a service (CaaS) offering, providing on-demand connectivity for its US customers.

Amazon to create 2000 technology jobs in Massachusetts

Amazon plans to expand its Boston Tech Hub in the USA and create 2000 more technology jobs in machine learning, speech science, cloud computing and robotics engineering.

DHS chooses Ionic to secure IoT data

The US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate's Silicon Valley innovation programme has awarded a contract to Ionic Security to commercialise advanced, at-scale data security for the IoT.

Aeris IoT platform provides building blocks for car makers

Aeris has announced a mobility cloud and micro-services-based IoT platform that provides the critical building blocks that enable the IoT for enterprises and OEMs, with a focus on automotive manufacturers. The company is powering the Mitsubishi Connect vehicle programme.

Orange launches end-to-end IoT coverage in Belgium

Orange has become the first operator to launch end-to-end mobile IoT services in Belgium.

Pod Group expands in Nicaragua and Mexico

Pod Group has expanded into Central America with offices in Mexico and Nicaragua. The company has also announced a deal with Mexico-based SuKarne to provide multi-network connectivity for its cross-border tracking and monitoring devices.

Arrow IoT development board extends user interface support

A development board from Colorado-based Arrow Electronics is for IoT node applications where more sophisticated user interfaces are required.

U-Blox IoT module enables up to 16 LTE bands

Swiss wireless communications company U-Blox has launched the Sara-R410M-02B LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT module with global coverage. It uses a multiband RF front-end to enable up to sixteen LTE bands within a single hardware version.

T-Mobile-Sprint merger could lead to more IoT innovation

The proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint could speed up the roll out of 5G technologies in the USA. The companies hope this will lead to more innovation in IoT, virtual reality and mobility services.

Fitbit and Google collaborate on healthcare

Fitbit intends to use Google’s recently launched Cloud Healthcare API to help the company integrate further into the healthcare system, such as by connecting user data with electronic medical records.

Bsquare and Amazon help onboard connected devices

IoT software and services provider Bsquare is working with Amazon Web Services to help organisations rapidly on-board and manage millions of connected devices.

Jorjin and STM enable firmware over-the-air updates on Sigfox

Firmware over-the-air updates for Sigfox devices can be possible using dual-radio modules from Swiss-based ST Microelectronics and Taiwan’s Jorjin Technologies. Certified for use on the Sigfox network, the modules combine Sigfox wireless-network technology with Bluetooth Low Energy.

Wisekey and SAT MoU to expand cyber security in Middle East

Wisekey has entered an MoU with Saudi Advanced Technologies (SAT) to expand cyber security and IoT offerings in the Middle East.

Telecoms enabler BICS joins IMC

International telecoms enabler BICS has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest community of enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT products and services, with more than 25,000 members globally, more than a third from North America.

Winner creates buzz at Malaysia’s first NB-IoT hackathon

A bee farming project was the winner of Malaysia’s first narrow-band IoT hackathon. The event, called Hack for Good, was a joint initiative between Ericsson, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission and Axiata Business Services.

Arrow roars with Tiger board for low-power connected devices

Arrow Electronics has extended its SmartEverything family with the Tiger board, featuring the NXP Semiconductors Kinetis KW41Z multi-protocol wireless MCU for low-power connected devices.

U-Blox multi-band GNSS module delivers centimetre-level accuracy

Swiss company U-Blox has announced a multi-band GNSS module with integrated multi-band RTK technology for machine control, ground robotic vehicles and high-precision UAV applications.

Particle releases LTE Cat M1 IoT module

Particle has released an LTE-enabled, cellular E series IoT module. This all-in-one product is said to be the first commercially available LTE hardware module for IoT product creators to future-proof their devices from retiring 2G and 3G networks.