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M2M Industry News Archives: September 2016

Salesforce partners Cisco to integrate IoT data in CRM
Salesforce is to use artificial intelligence to analyse IoT data in the latest version of its customer relationship management (CRM) platform. And the company is collaborating with Cisco to integrate its networking technologies.
GizWits finds way through IoT fog

Chinese IoT company GizWits has launched a version of its IoT software development platform that incorporates fog computing.
SAP buys Plat.One to integrate IoT platform into Hana
German software corporation SAP has acquired Plat.One, the California-based enterprise-grade IoT platform company.
Digi launches starter kit for developing secure connections

Minnesota-based Digi International has announced the ConnectCore for i.MX6UL starter kit, a universal platform for rapid development of smart and secure connected devices.
Industry 4.0 bringing factories closer to customers
Industry 4.0 is leading to a shift in where manufacturers locate their factories as the increased automation means they no longer need to chase the cheap labour, said Sui Shieh, vice president of Maxim Integrated.
Linaro forms Lite to provide open source IoT security
Linaro, developer of open source software for the ARM architecture, has formed the Linaro IoT and Embedded (Lite) segment group to deliver more secure connected products.
Greenwave acquires Predixion to increase IoT analytics
IoT software and managed services provider Greenwave Systems has acquired fellow California company Predixion Software, a developer of real-time visual edge analytics software for the IoT, for an undisclosed amount.
Xilinx targets low-cost smart city and industrial IoT applications

California-based Xilinx is expanding its cost-optimised silicon portfolio to target applications such as embedded vision, industrial IoT, smart energy, smart cities and medical.
Start-ups vie for €75m in venture funding
More than 20 smart tech firms will pitch for a share of €75m funding at next week’s InPho Venture summit in Bordeaux, France. The start-ups were selected for innovations in IoT, mobility, big data, healthcare and the smart grid.
U-Blox unveils LTE modem targeting M2M and IoT

Swiss company U-Blox claims to be the first single supplier of an LTE Cat 1 module for the IoT featuring proprietary LTE modem technology
Embedded antenna works with global satellites

Antenova, a UK manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has announced an embedded antenna measuring 15.6 by 3.3 by 4.4mm that operates with all global public satellite constellations.

IBM and MIT use brains for machine vision development
IBM Research has started a multi-year collaboration with the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to advance the scientific field of machine vision, a core aspect of artificial intelligence.
Intel and Telit announce industrial IoT joint architecture
Telit is collaborating with Intel on a joint-architecture for multiple IoT developer platforms for the industrial IoT.
T-Mobile offers disgruntled AT&T customers free 2G IoT service
T-Mobile hopes to cash in on AT&T’s planned closure of its 2G network at the end of the year by offering IoT customers a free 2G service to those who switch now until the end of the year.
Orbcomm stamping out illegal fishing
Orbcomm’s satellite technology is being used in the battle against illegal fishing. Global Fishing Watch is using the company’s technology to provide global satellite AIS data from commercial fishing vessels for its online platform.
U-Blox satellite technology protects India’s forests

India’s forests and wildlife are being protected by precision satellite location technology from Swiss company U-Blox.
LoRa network to help London start-ups embrace IoT

The UK government’s Digital Catapult this week launched an innovation support programme to make London open and ready to innovate with the IoT.
NC State researchers harvest body heat to power wearables

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a way to harvest body heat and convert it into electricity for use in wearable electronics; they have also identified the optimal site on the body for heat harvesting.
Software AG and Cumulocity partner to enable IoT applications
German companies Software AG and Cumulocity have formed a partnership to offer an IoT foundation for securely connecting devices and extracting value across numerous industrial environments to produce operational efficiencies and create revenue streams.
Researchers use machine learning to detect fraudulent behaviour in cellular networks
California researchers are using machine learning to detect anomalies in real time in streaming cellular network data to help prevent fraudulent use. The work is being presented in a joint paper by Argyle Data and Carnegie Mellon University.
STM development kit aids LoRa prototyping

Swiss chip company ST Microelectronics has introduced a low-cost development kit that leverages its STM32 microcontroller ecosystem for prototyping IoT devices with LoRa LPWAN connectivity.
Avanci offers licensing model for IoT connectivity

Avanci has launched what it claims is the first marketplace for licensing patented wireless technology to the IoT.

SoftBank rolls out LoRa network in Japan
Japanese operator SoftBank is rolling out a LoRaWan network this year and will offer end-to-end IoT services, ranging from device and application support to consulting.
AT&T and Qualcomm to test drones on 4G LTE networks
AT&T and Qualcomm are to test unmanned aircraft or drones on commercial 4G LTE networks. The trials will analyse how drones can operate safely and more securely on commercial 4G LTE and networks of the future, including 5G.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei break gigabit mobile speed record
Deutsche Telekom and Chinese electronics group Huawei have breached the one-gigabit speed barrier for mobile data transfers in the LTE network. During a live demonstration in Berlin, they succeeded in transmitting data with 1.22Gbit/s via mobile radio.
Verizon uses IoT to help California vineyards

Three vineyards in California’s wine country have partnered with Verizon to help optimise their farming processes at every growth stage of their crop and drive industry standards with IoT-enabled technology.
Garmin dog tracker can even stop pets barking

A dog tracker that helps keep the family pet safe and can even stop it barking has been introduced by Garmin.
LoRa IoT network goes live in Sydney
A LoRa-based IoT network went live in Sydney, Australia, last week created by an alliance of KPMG, Meshed, IoTAA and International Towers Barangaroo.
Eurotech announces IoT development kits

Italian embedded system provider Eurotech has announced a series of IoT development kits based on its gateways for industrial and lightly rugged applications.
Ingenu and U-Blox announce partnership at CTIA
At last week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, Ingenu and U-Blox announced a partnership that will let the next generation of Ingenu’s patented RPMA random phase multiple access technology serve global opportunities in the IoT market.
Arrow roars with Lion board for IoT developers using LoRa

Arrow has introduced the SmartEverything Lion board that supports functions required in an IoT sensing node and enables simple, low power connection to the cloud via the LoRa protocol.
Podsystem launches mobile app for M2M SIM monitoring
Podsystem M2M launched at last week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas a mobile app for its FreedoM-2-Manage SIM monitoring platform, enabling users to manage their SIM base on the move from a mobile device and be alerted when pre-defined limits are hit so they can respond immediately.
CalAmp telematics units use 4G LTE Cat1

CalAmp will be launching later this year two 4G LTE Category 1 cellular devices that use telematics technology for IoT applications such as connected vehicles, fleet management, insurance telematics, enterprise trucking and mobile workforce management.

IoT planners to use software widget to assess readiness
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) trade group has developed a software widget to help prepare project managers for deploying connected devices in the field.
Orbcomm toolkit covers all IoT stack layers
Orbcomm introduced at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas its Enterprise IoT Toolkit, which provides every layer of the IoT stack required to develop market-specific services that improve asset use, reduce operational costs and provide long-term return on investment.
Antenova supports Weightless-P launch at CTIA Super Mobility

At this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, the Weightless SIG announced availability of Weightless-P hardware with vendor partner Antenova and the pre-launch of a Weightless-P software development kit.
AT&T to pilot LTE-M modules in San Francisco
AT&T and Sierra Wireless are to pilot LTE-M modules for IoT applications in the San Francisco Bay Area in November.
Partnership to develop LoRa networks in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand
Asian telecommunications group Axiata Berhad is collaborating with Atilze Digital to trial, explore, develop and pursue IoT opportunities across south-east Asia, initially focused on connected cars and commercialising city-wide LoRa networks.
Toshiba plug-in speeds Bluetooth LE development

Toshiba Electronics has launched a Bluetooth Developer Studio plug-in to reduce the development time of IoT devices and other applications based around Bluetooth Low Energy components from the Japanese company.
Digita and Actility rolling out LoRa network in Finland
French LPWAN company Actility and Finnish broadcast network operator Digita are teaming up to take the next step towards a fully-connected Finland by rolling out a LoRa network.
CTIA visitors tee up for IoT golf course demo
A demonstration of how the IoT can help golf courses is taking place at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility Show in Las Vegas. This is one of a number of live demonstrations on MultiTech’s stand.
Carmanah helps Globalstar bring solar power to M2M satellite technology

Canada-based Carmanah Technologies is helping satellite company Globalstar design solar powered M2M satellite technology as well as selecting the Globalstar low earth orbiting satellite constellation for remote connectivity of all strategic Carmanah products.
KPMG sets up IoT practice in Australia
Dutch professional services company KPMG has launched a business practice in Australia focused on the IoT, a first within its global member network.
Start-up raises SEK8m to develop AI for IoT

Swedish AI start-up Imagimob has raised SEK8m in equity and debt in a founding round led by Stockholm Business Angels (Stoaf).

Sequans helps T-Mobile move from 2G to 4G for IoT
Sequans is helping T-Mobile transition from 2G to 4G LTE-based services for its M2M and IoT customers.
Cayenne project builder creates Sigfox-compliant hardware
Los-Angeles-based MyDevices’ Cayenne drag-and-drop IoT project builder is providing Sigfox-compliant connected hardware manufacturers with interoperability features and the ability to showcase their modules and sensors.
Telit to launch LTE IoT modules at CTIA Super Mobility
At next week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, Telit will unveil five LTE single-mode IoT modules for European and US markets.
Samsung brings high-tech to low-power processors for IoT

Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of a mobile application processor targeting budget smartphones and IoT devices.
Arrow and Indiegogo certification plan to help IoT entrepreneurs

Arrow Electronics is using the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to help accelerate the pace of innovation for technology and IoT entrepreneurs.
Podsystem and Ingenu partner on M2M communications
PodsystemM2M and Ingenu have entered a strategic partnership for distribution of random phase multiple access (RPMA) technology for wireless M2M communications.
Chronicled open registry to tackle IoT interoperability

Chronicled has launched an open registry to help tackle interoperability problems in consumer IoT products.
Hirose and Harting collaborate on Industry 4.0 IoT connector standard
Tokyo-based Hirose Electric and German company Harting Electronics have agreed to develop jointly an IoT connector for 10Gbit Ethernet with the aim of creating a new standard.
Prototype robot culls invasive lionfish in North Atlantic

Researchers are testing a prototype robot that can locate and kill invasive lionfish that are threatening local species.
Less than a third prepared for security attacks on IoT devices
Less than a third of information security professionals believe their organisations are prepared for dealing with security risks caused by IoT devices, according to a survey at last month’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.