Nokia, Vodafone and Telit team up to expand ecosystem using NB-IoT technology

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Nokia, Vodafone and wireless technology provider Telit are entering a partnership to expand the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem using Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) technology, the companies have announced.

Using the radio access network and elements from the Cloud Packet Core solution, Nokia deployed a fully integrated NB-IoT system at Vodafone's Open Lab in Dusseldorf, Germany. The system uses the IoT technology from Telit and will be used by the firms to expand the IoT ecosystem.

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By IoT Tech, 09 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

The data management implications of the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

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The recently published Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Automated Vehicles Policy provides regulatory guidelines for autonomous – or self driving – vehicle development. While autonomous technologies have been rapidly advancing in recent years, regulatory laws had not kept pace.  This policy resolves the regulatory uncertainty and provides a clear roadmap for deploying autonomous vehicles on public...

By Kieran Maloney, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

EEMBC announces new benchmark to target IoT security functions

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The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, EEMBC, has announced a new benchmark to ensure optimum efficiency of security implementations in IoT devices.

Currently at a development stage within the EEMBC’s IoT Security working group, the benchmark is said to provide an industry-created and standardised tool for application developers to quickly, accurately, and equitably compare the performance and energy efficiency of security solutions targeted at IoT end-point...

By IoT Tech, 07 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Sigfox claims to develop world’s first ultra-low cost IoT communication modules

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Sigfox, a provider of global communication solution powering the IoT, with its ecosystem of partners, have produced what is claimed to be the first ultra-low cost IoT communication modules.

These modules significantly reduce the cost barrier, with modules up to twenty times cheaper than LTE cellular modules and five times cheaper than the closest competing technologies. In order to lower the cost barrier, Sigfox and its partners optimised every feature of the design and...

By IoT Tech, 09 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Skyworks promises world’s most efficient front end solutions for IoT applications

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US-based semiconductor manufacturer Skyworks Solutions has introduced a suite of new high performance, fully integrated front-end modules for the rapidly expanding IoT market. These modules are the first in a series of solutions powering multimode operation for next generation Bluetooth, Thread and ZigBee wireless networking protocols.

The modules are at their best when paired with System on a Chip (SoC) platforms, the company argues, providing efficient wireless solution, maximising...

By IoT Tech, 08 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

LEEDARSON becomes latest firm to join ZigBee Alliance board of directors

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LEEDARSON, a China-based connected lighting and smart home provider, has joined the non-profit ZigBee Alliance at the promoter level as well as accepting a seat on its board of directors.

Kellen Yang, sales director from LEEDARSON, said: “This is a crucial time as the relevant wireless standards emerge as vital to proliferation of the IoT market, and organisations behind them like the ZigBee Alliance wisely move to consolidate in a strategic direction for the good of the...

By IoT Tech, 04 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Semtech and ZTE launch IoT demonstration base dedicated to LoRa technology

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Semiconductor provider Semtech Corporation has partnered with Chinese telco ZTE to officially launch the latter’s first Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration base dedicated to LoRa Technology in Nanjing.

The CLAA IoT Demonstration Base allows IoT solution providers to deploy and test their applications over a low power, wide area network (LPWAN). ZTE plans to deploy over 30 commercial demonstration bases across China by the end of 2016.

The initiative is the result of a cooperative...

By IoT Tech, 19 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

IoT, big data, fog computing, and how the work of today can shape tomorrow

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The future technological landscape will, according to the experts, be one where driverless vehicles zoom around and cater to passengers’ whims, just one of billions of connected devices. But how can a vision for 2030 be relevant to today’s needs?

Doug Zuckerman is conference chair of the IEEE Technology Time Machine, taking place later this month in San Diego. The conference covers as its key areas big data, brain – how technology can...

By James Bourne, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Standards.

Tech giants including Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and IBM form Partnership on AI

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The world's biggest advancements often come from talented individuals putting their minds together with a common goal. Today's giants of tech started with humble beginnings – such as in a garage or dorm room – but are now brimming with talent looking for the next big thing. 

A collective of the world's biggest technology pioneers has joined forces in a historic...

By Ryan Daws, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.