M2M Industry News Archives: October 2016
Inmarsat is to provide satellite connectivity for Vodafone’s IoT platform. The two have signed a roaming agreement to enable international satellite and cellular roaming connectivity for the IoT.
At this week’s ARM TechCon in California, the UK chip design company released a comprehensive product suite to deliver security, efficiency, low-power connectivity and device life cycle management for the IoT.
Intel announced at this week’s IoT Word Congress in Barcelona the latest generation of Atom processors for IoT applications.
NEC has developed the IoT Service Enabler, a platform capable of automatic network management and control that can also be used for MEC mobile edge computing, an architecture for next-generation wireless infrastructure.
US chip firm Microchip Technology has launched what it claims is the industry's first FCC-certified, fully integrated RF transceiver and kits for developing IoT services for use on the Sigfox network.
At this week’s IoT World Congress in Barcelona, PTC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a planned collaboration to facilitate the availability of converged IoT services based on PTC ThingWorx software and HPE Edgeline systems.
Faraday Technology has introduced a 55nm ultra-low-power SoC development platform for IoT applications. Called Uranus, it is the latest member of the Taiwanese company’s MCU-based SoC development platform series.
Learning from the past, taking security seriously and protecting the consumer must be at the heart of developing propositions for the IoT because it’s all about personal data, said Greenwave Systems’ chief scientist Jim Hunter at last week’s Broadband World Forum in London.
A Chinese collaboration between fabless semiconductor company Spreadtrum and YunOS cloud computing-based and data- and service-oriented operating system for the IoT aims to develop an IoT security ecosystem in China.
French car maker PSA Group is to equip millions of connected vehicles with Gemalto M2M products.
Sierra Wireless has introduced AirPrime cellular modules for categories M1 and NB1 LTE networks. They support the 3GPP standard for LPWA technologies.
Irish and German start-up Smartfrog has raised €20m in its third round of financing, bringing total investment in the IoT and smart camera maker to more than €28m in one year.
Fixed networks will play a key role in achieving network transformation and true convergence with mobile as the world moves twoards 5G and the IoT, according to Federico Guillen, president of Nokia’s fixed network business group, in his keynote address to this week’s Broadband World Forum in London.
At this week’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm Technologies announced that it had secured design wins among the industry's leading module OEMs based on its MDM9206 LTE modem for IoT applications.
French software companies MicroEJ and Witekio are collaborating on a demonstrator for Sigfox connectivity for embedded or IoT projects.
Canada’s Helios Wire is designing and building a space-based IoT and M2M service for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs.
The Indian IoT market is expected to grow to US$15bn with 2.7bn connected devices by 2020, according to a study by GE launched at this month’s Nasscom Design & Engineering Summit in Bengaluru.
Ayla Networks is to integrate MNubo SmartObjects technology with its IoT platform to provide manufacturers of IoT products with data analytics and business intelligence services and tools.
At next month’s Electronica show in Munich, Norwegian company Vicotee will be launching a wireless mesh IoT sensor interface that uses SmartMesh IP from Linear Technology.
Antenova, a UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has introduced an antenna for small devices in the 433MHz ISM band.
The combination of the two organisations under one name will bring together efforts at IoT connectivity mostly in the home automation, car to home, consumer electronics, health care, and wearables
Swedish-Swiss industrial automation and energy grids specialist ABB and US software firm Microsoft are partnering to develop new digital solutions for industrial customers
Deutsche Telekom has launched a cloud based platform to unify IoT cloud platforms from a number of well known industry suppliers. Named "The House of IoT"
AT&T is launching a pilot of LTE-M technology in San Francisco to showcase how new LTE-M2 technology can bring IoT connectivity to a new generation of devices and markets
The LoRaWAN-based network trial deployment will start in the fourth quarter of 2016 and run initially in San Francisco and Philadelphia
Libelium's new MySignals is a biometrical IoT platform designed to allow developers to create new ehealth software applications and medical devices measuring 20 different vital signs parameters
Mobile technology firm Samsung Australia has partnered with Deakin University and healthcare IoT specialist Unisono to develop IoT based smart home health technology and software to monitor patient behaviours while at home
IBM is investing US$200m in the new global headquarters for its Watson IoT business in Munich, IoT capabilities around blockchain and security, and an array of clients that are driving real outcomes by using Watson IoT technologies.
Microsoft has formed an artificial intelligence and research group bringing together more than 5000 computer scientists and engineers focused on the company's AI product efforts.
Samsung Electronics and Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore and advance IoT and 5G telecommunications technologies.
Intel has started sampling to customers its Stratix 10 field programmable arrays, claimed to be the industry's first 14nm FPGA. The company is targeting high-end compute and data intensive applications arising from the growth of the IoT.
Standards body OneM2M has issued release two of its set of IoT specifications allowing interworking with other M2M standards.
Qualcomm, which is rumoured to have made a takeover bid for Dutch semiconductor company NXP, has launched Snapdragon 600E and 410E processors, the first in a series designed specifically for the IoT.
Silicon Labs has acquired Micrium, a supplier of real-time operating system (RTOS) software for the IoT. This should helps simplify IoT design for developers by combining a commercial-grade embedded RTOS with Silicon Labs’ IoT expertise.
China, as it tried to become a maritime power, is promoting the development of maritime big data and building a "smart ocean".