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M2M Industry News Archives: September 2015

IBM joins forces with HCL on IoT
Through a co-innovation facility, Indian company HCL Technologies is working with IBM to develop use-case based applications of the IoT for global organisations. Initially, they will focus on IoT applications such as remote monitoring and smart inventories for manufacturing and facilities management.
Ericsson and LG Uplus cooperate on 5G and IoT
Swedish company Ericsson and LG Uplus, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of 5G and IoT technologies.
Alcatel-Lucent acquires IoT security firm Mformation
Alcatel-Lucent has acquired Mformation, a New Jersey-based provider of mobile and IoT security and device management products for mobile operators, service providers and enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Orange picks LoRa for French IoT network
French mobile telephone company Orange has picked LoRa technology to deploy an IoT network that will cover the whole of metropolitan France.
Dialog buys Atmel for $4.6bn to attack IoT power management
Dialog Semiconductor is to acquire Atmel for $4.6bn to creates a global leader in power management and embedded processing for mobile power, IoT and automotive applications.
Podsystem M2M announces IoT partnership programme
Podsystem M2M has announced a partnership programme to speed the time to market for M2M and IoT products.The programme already has the support of software providers Gurtam and Betaar3 as well as Gosafe, which provides hardware for fleet management.
NetComm Wireless launches 4G M2M router at Telstra Vantage
At this week’s Telstra Vantage conference in Melbourne, NetComm Wireless launched an M2M router that is said to bring greater speed, reliability and security to data intensive applications such as video surveillance, in-vehicle communications, digital signage and business continuity.
Have my medical data but keep your eyes off my fridge
Most UK consumers would share data from wearable devices such as fitness bands with their doctor to help them monitor their health, according to research from professional services company KPMG. However, many remain wary about the idea of data from their internet-connected fridges being reviewed, citing privacy as a key concern.
Intel teams up with Ericsson and Nokia to back narrow-band LTE for IoT
Intel has announced its support for narrow-band LTE (NB-LTE) technology as the ideal wireless connectivity for the growing IoT market.
Salesforce unveils IoT cloud service backed by ARM
California CRM company Salesforce has unveiled an IoT cloud service powered by its Thunder real-time event processing engine.
Ericsson, Sony and SK Telecom conduct joint trial of LTE-enabled wearables
Ericsson started laboratory trials this month in Sweden of LTE-enabled IoT wearables for lifestyle and wellness applications to be followed by field trials with Sony Mobile on SK Telecom’s network in South Korea.
InterDigital shows interoperability with Cisco, Huawei and Qualcomm
At this week’s OneM2M Interop in Sophia Antipolis, France, InterDigital Labs is jointly testing and verifying multi-vendor interoperability of its OneMPower latform with other participants that include Cisco, Herit, Huawei, Keti, Ricoh and Qualcomm.
On-Ramp Wireless changes name to Ingenu and rolls out M2M network in USA
On-Ramp Wireless announced at last week’s CTIA Super Mobility show in Las Vegas a corporate re-launch under which the company will change its name to Ingenu and expand its executive leadership team. The California company also announced it is building a USA nationwide network dedicated exclusively to M2M and IoT connectivity.
UK government launches three-year programme to advance IoT as...
The UK government has launched a three-year programme to convene and amplify the UK’s IoT industry to help business and economic growth, enable better services, and improve quality of life. Called IoTUK, it is part of the government’s £40m investment in IoT.
...EE introduces 4G M2M network in UK
Mobile operator EE has launched EE Connect, claimed to be the UK’s first 4G-capable dedicated M2M service.
Minebea buys Paradox Engineering to expand M2M base
Japanese company Minebea has acquired the remaining 65 per cent interest in Swiss M2M company Paradox Engineering to make it a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Smart watches vulnerable to hackers, say university researchers
Smart watches are vulnerable to hackers, say researchers at the University of Illinois. The project has privacy implications, as an app that is camouflaged as a pedometer, for example, could gather data from emails, search queries and other confidential documents.
Encore and Sequans team up to offer Cat1 LTE router
Encore Networks announced at last week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas that it has teamed with 4G LTE chipset developer Sequans Communications to provide the industry’s first industrial router to leverage category one LTE aimed at IoT and M2M applications. 

IBM and ARM collaborate on data analytics and ARM sets up IoT accelerator in China
IBM is expandi its IoT platform – called IBM IoT Foundation – through a collaboration with UK company ARM, providing out of the box connectivity with ARMMbed-enabled devices to analytics services. ARM has also established an IoT accelerator in China.
Panasonic evaluation kit aims to speed up IoT prototyping
An infra-red array sensor evaluation kit from Panasonic is set to launch this autumn to enable fast prototyping of IoT applications.
CTIA Super Mobility round-up
A look at some of the products and services on show at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas.
Sierra Wireless integrates Google cloud with IoT analytics platform at CTIA Super Mobility
Sierra Wireless will show the customer benefits of integrating Google analytics tools with its IoT acceleration platform at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas.
China Unicom, THTI and Telefónica announce eight IoT winners
China Unicom, Tsinghua University innovation platform THTI and Telefónica Open Future, Telefónica's global entrepreneurship and investment network, have selected eight IoT projects as the winners of the global joint call for project submissions.
Telit unveils additions to IoT Portal at CTIA Super Mobility
Telit has announced the latest version of its IoT Portal, which consolidates a suite of connectivity management functions with the company’s DeviceWise IoT application enablement platform.
Ansys acquires Delcross to boost IoT antenna development
Engineering simulation software company Ansys has acquired Illinois-based Delcross Technologies, a developer of computational electromagnetic simulation and radio frequency analysis software, to boost IoT antenna development.
UPnP Forum unveils IoT live data models at IBC
At this week’s International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam, the UPnP Forum will unveil a set of live data models by means of a web-based tool that automates the process of quickly adding devices to a network, regardless of location.
Antenova brings TransferJet technology to CTIA Super Mobility
Antenna maker Antenova is launching a coupler using TransferJet wireless technology for the high-speed data transfer of large files.
IoT will change cyber-security forever, says Gartner
Over a fifth of enterprises will have digital security services devoted to protecting business initiatives using devices and services in the IoT by the end of 2017, according to Gartner.

Intel plans 25 sixth generation Core processors for IoT applications
Intel is planning more than 25 products for the IoT with up to seven-year long-life supply and error correcting code (ECC) at multiple TDP levels. Retail, medical, industrial and digital surveillance, and security industries could all benefit from the sixth generation Intel Core processor improvements.
Google boost for Apple as it catches up Fitbit in wearables market
Google has introduced Android Wear for iOS. This will initially be available on the LG Urbane smart watch , with others from Huawei, Asus and Motorola to follow soon. The news comes as Apple finds itself within striking distance of the established wearable device market leader Fitbit, says the IDC.
Ericsson and ecosystem partners to demonstrate IoT software breakthroughs at CTIA Super Mobility
Ericsson and device ecosystem partners will show IoT systems enabled by Ericsson's latest software upgrades at next week’s CTIA Super Mobility event in Las Vegas.
US DoD invests $75m in flexible hybrid electronics centre in Silicon Valley
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is investing $75m in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Silicon Valley, with the goal of developing flexible hybrid electronics products for military applications that can also have wider IoT commercial use.
Autodesk buys SeeControl to leverage IoT cloud service platform
Autodesk has signed an agreement to acquire SeeControl, a San Francisco-based developer of an enterprise IoT cloud service platform.
TrueMove H rolls out enterprise IoT platform in Thailand
TrueMove H, the first mobile operator to introduce 4G LTE in Thailand and the country’s largest 3G network, plans to enable enterprises throughout Thailand to launch, manage and monetise IoT businesses using equipment from Jasper.
Accenture launches five analytics applications for telecoms industry
Accenture is launching five analytics applications for the telecoms industry, equipping users with customised analytics insights to help them to make smarter, data-driven decisions.
Tigo starts Latin America M2M roll out in Columbia
Tigo, the fastest growing mobile network operator in Colombia and part of the Millicom Group, plans to deliver a suite of M2M services in Latin America. Starting in Colombia, Tigo customers will use Gemalto's Cinterion machine identification modules.
HP thin client runs Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
Hewlett-Packard introduced what it claims is the world's thinnest, lightest and most powerful quad-core mobile thin client computer at this week’s VMWorld conference in San Francisco.
Augury receives $7m funding to help diagnose the IoT
New York and Israel-based Augury, a predictive machine diagnostics company, has announced a $7m series A funding round led by Formation 8 Hardware Fund.
Arkessa and Eurotech combine IoT and M2M capabilities
Arkessa, a UK-based provider of global M2M and IoT managed services, has announced a partnership with Eurotech, a Italian provider of smart devices and M2M technologies enabling IoT applications.