ARM acquires Mistbase and NextG-Com in NB-IoT investment

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Following the approval of the NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) standard last summer, ARM has announced the acquisition of two leading companies in the field.

NB-IoT offers low power and wide area connectivity designed to connect multitudes of devices at scale over a long range. The approval of the standard was a landmark moment for the IoT industry...

By Ryan Daws, 21 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Why the IoT is set to present an ‘unmanageable’ cybersecurity risk

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In its latest report, titled “Internet of Things for Security Providers: Opportunities, Strategies, & Market Leaders 2016-2021”, Juniper Research found that the consumer IoT installed base will reach over 15 billion units by 2021, which is an increase of 120% over 2016.

It also found that the recent IoT botnets will prove merely to be the tip of the cybersecurity iceberg. Botnets were uncovered as a key factor in the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack ever...

By IoT News, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

The AI paradigm: How can we make unmanned cars much more intelligent?

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Analysis If you are reading this article, it’s probably that you wonder why to associate intelligence with unmanned cars. After all, it’s only codes that programmers from Google, Tesla or Uber or a smaller startup wrote. Even if it were possible to make cars more intelligent, why bother about it? Aren’t they already operating quite well with embedded personal computers (PCs)?

You might think they are probably using PCs with a beefed-up version of their multicore...

By Serge Van Themsche, 17 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

AT&T forges ahead with deployment of LTE-M network for IoT

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US telco giant AT&T says it is ahead of schedule with plans for a nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the second quarter of 2017.

The move is against the backdrop of its successful pilot of the LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at AT&T Labs in San Ramon, California. The company switched on North America’s first LTE-M enabled commercial site in October 2016 to support the pilot with other ecosystem players.

Companies...

By IoT News, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Baidu seeks AI leadership with Raven Tech

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Chinese web giant Baidu is pushing further into the AI market with the acquisition of Raven Tech, a startup behind the ‘Flow’ digital assistant.

As most emerging digital assistants, Flow was touted as “the next Siri” but with improved localisation for the Chinese market. The app never broke the top 700 ranking in the App Store in China after facing stiff competition from established local...

By Ryan Daws, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

IDC: IoT revenues in Central and Eastern Europe to reach $24 billion in 2020

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Spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Central and Eastern Europe hit $11 billion (£8.8bn) in 2016 as organisations accelerated their investments in hardware, software, services and connectivity, according to IDC.

The latest update to the firm’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide adds that the IoT revenues in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region will post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5% over the 2016‒2020 forecast period, reaching...

By IoT News, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT continues to be important for firms – but concepts outpacing reality right now

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More than four in five respondents to a survey from Ventana Research say the Internet of Things (IoT) is important to their future operations.

The research identifies the best practices and trends for the IoT and operational intelligence technologies and processes.

Alongside the 81% who cited the importance of the IoT, 61% said that its use is very important to speed up the flow of information and improve the response time of their business processes. 58% said it is key to speed up the...

By IoT News, 02 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

Google and Intel partner on Android Things development board

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Google has partnered with chipset giant Intel to bring Android Things to its Joule 570x development kit. 

Announced last year, Android Things is a lightweight version of the OS designed for IoT deployments. Intel has long been a partner of Google’s for Chromebooks, while Qualcomm has dominated mobile chipsets for Android devices followed by MediaTek and Samsung.

By Ryan Daws, 31 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Verizon IoT evangelist David Vasquez on unlocking potential of intelligent track and trace

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Verizon’s plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) are certainly on the ambitious side. The telco has partnerships all over the shop, from Cypress Semiconductor, to Qualcomm and LG U+ in the past month alone, as well as fingers in many pies, from smart cities, to agriculture, to automotive.

At the forefront of broadcasting this message is David Vasquez, who now works for Verizon in an IoT ‘evangelist’ role having spent the vast majority of his career at the firm in various guises....

By James Bourne, 27 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

IoT trends, opportunities, and education: What’s on the horizon?

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A growing utilisation of sensors and the expanding IoT continue to make meaningful and useful impacts on society. Today, there are numerous examples of applications that not only make our lives easier, but that also bring both economic and environmental benefits, as well as setting the stage for more low-cost and easy-to-deploy future solutions. From an engineering perspective, moving forward there’s a real opportunity to identify new smart applications and develop solutions...

By Nicholas Kirsch, 25 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Why driverless cars are making their way to California

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Opinion Driverless vehicle technology is a new and exciting industry. However, even with the recent advancements we have seen, there are still several obstacles that autonomous technicians need to overcome before we see a lot of self-driving cars out on the streets. Some of these roadblocks include finding the best minds to work with and strict restrictions set by local governments. In response to these challenges, it seems we have seen several companies that are...

By Rick Delgado, 19 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Gemalto partners with Banma Technologies to produce China’s first internet car

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Gemalto has teamed up with Banma Technologies for the production of China’s first internet car – the Roewe RX5.

Banma is a new joint venture between Alibaba Group and SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.

Roewe is fitted with Alibaba’s YunOS operating system and leverages Gemalto’s Machine Identification Module (MIM) that secures cellular M2M connections for industrial applications and features advanced telematics such as Bluetooth virtual car key, locationing of the...

By IoT News, 18 January 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Development, IoT.

National Instruments opens new Industrial IoT lab in Texas

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Automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software producer National Instruments (NI) has announced the opening of new NI Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Lab at its headquarters in Austin, Texas.

The lab focuses on developing intelligent systems that connect information technology, operational technology and the companies using the systems. Its operational focus is on areas, including advanced control for manufacturing, microgrid control and communication,...

By IoT News, 18 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Skyworks expands LTE solutions for IoT applications

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Skyworks Solutions has introduced its next generation LTE Category M-1 and NB-1 front-end solutions targeting machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications requiring embedded cellular connectivity.

The new multiband modules leverage half-duplex RF operation to deliver a highly integrated, turn-key solution that addresses Release 13 specifications of the 3GPP LTE standard – providing dependable, secure, low power connectivity in a compact package....

By IoT News, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Mercedes-Benz partners with NVIDIA to bring AI-powered car to market

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Mercedes-Benz has announced a partnership with visual computing and GPU provider NVIDIA at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to bring an NVIDIA AI-powered car to market.

During the Mercedes Benz Inspiration talk at the event, Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, told delegates AI was ‘the future of computing’.

“When our teams came together there was instant chemistry, and we share a common vision about how AI can change your driving experience, and...

By IoT News, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT predictions for 2017: Big data, orchestration, standardisation, and more

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2016 has certainly been an exciting year in the burgeoning IoT space. Yet 2017 is expected to be even better; a recent note from 451 Research argues that seven in 10 enterprise IT buyers are now gathering IoT data, a figure expected to rise even further in 12 months’ time.

Below, IoT Tech News has put together a series of predictions from experts at the sharp end of the industry. Agree or disagree? Let us know in the...

By James Bourne, 06 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

How IPv6 is enabling the next generation of IoT

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In January this year, the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) moved into a new building, allowing the UNH-IOL to better monitor the building systems including HVAC and the backup power generator.  As a networking lab, we are always looking for ways to automate our systems to reduce the need for human intervention and maintenance.

This interconnecting of physical devices, vehicles, buildings,...

By Timothy Winters, 22 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

How public sector infrastructure can support IoT growth

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Infrastructure is an essential building block of our digital networks. Without robust and functioning infrastructure in place it is not possible to deliver the connected services that businesses need to operate and grow and that residents have come to expect.

Digital infrastructure does support economic growth and social inclusion, and therefore it must function correctly, be able to handle the demands of future capacity, and be economically viable.

Although the telecommunications...

By Jean-Donan Olliero and Robin Bosworth, 22 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Connectivity and driverless cars: A dénouement with many challenges

It is amazing to think that automobile-based wireless communications is approaching its centenary. Yes, you read that right.

In 1920 a Philadelphia resident named W. W. MacFarlane was reportedly able to speak to his wife from his car 500 yards away using a wireless device he had designed himself.

Macfarlane was also an early adopter of in-car safety: his chauffeur was doing the driving.

So with a century of development behind it, the automobile industry now stands on the brink of a dénouement. Truly...

By Ari Fitzgerald, 21 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development.