M2M Industry News Archives: May 2018
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.
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.
French LPWAN provider Sigfox has announced a coverage as a service (CaaS) offering, providing on-demand connectivity for its US customers.
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.
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 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 has become the first operator to launch end-to-end mobile IoT services in Belgium.
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.
A development board from Colorado-based Arrow Electronics is for IoT node applications where more sophisticated user interfaces are required.
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.
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 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.
IoT software and services provider Bsquare is working with Amazon Web Services to help organisations rapidly on-board and manage millions of connected devices.
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 has entered an MoU with Saudi Advanced Technologies (SAT) to expand cyber security and IoT offerings in the Middle East.
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.
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 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.
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 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.