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....
Artificial intelligence: The future of autonomous driving
Artificial intelligence has experienced rapid advancements in the last five years, enabling new technologies previously only imagined in Hollywood films or best-selling novels.
The advent of deep learning - high performance computing combined with big data and sophisticated neural networks - has spurred an avalanche effect in AI development for a variety of product domains.
As technology improves, researchers then design prototypes,...
How IoT is set to change the digital marketing landscape in 2017
The most commonly discussed trend in technology circles this year has been the Internet of Things (IoT). Most of us have seen the predictions made by giants like BusinessInsider, Forrester and Gartner. BusinessInsider’s latest reports predict that there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020 and that nearly $6 trillion will be spent in the IoT sector over the next five years.
Forrester’s predictions for the near-term are a little darker – in 2017,...
Datacentres: In the driving seat of the connected car revolution
When I started driving, cars were generating very little data. They got you from A to B without the addition of gadgets or gizmos. Connected cars as we know them today were certainly not a thing.
Today many vehicles are computers in their own right, connected to the Internet and data is flooding in. In fact, it’s estimated that a single connected car uploads 25GB of data to the cloud per hour.
With a quarter of a billion smart vehicles set to be on the road by 2020, that’s over 6 billion...
Preparing to monetise your IoT service: What needs to be done from here?
What if you want to get into the IoT game but do not have a connected device in-mind? What if you already have a great device and now it is time to leverage that all-important recurring revenue?
With all of the data and ecosystems that the IoT revolution is already beginning to spawn, it is smart to take a look at how to monetize your IoT service as soon as possible.
The inherent problem with IoT services is that most R&D groups can devise fantastic ways to leverage the...
Our devices may be talking – but are we listening?
More and more, the devices we buy are talking to one another. Consumer and industrial original electronics manufacturers (OEMs) alike are building ‘smart’ devices that are connected to the internet. From devices that we wear, to those in the cars that we drive, in our homes and the buildings we work in, all the way to smart cities. They are all talking. It’s predicted there will be 50 billion connected devices worldwide in 2020, so...
Why IoT needs data solutions: The what, how, and why of data
Much of the focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) has been on the “Things” themselves – the sensors and the everyday (or not so everyday) objects to which they connect. From connected home products that promise energy-savings and on-demand responses to personal health trackers to keep track of our diets and exercise, connected products are both big news and big business.
As described by the Harvard Business Review, products like health trackers have three core aspects:...
New data shows disconnect between IoT priorities and data utilisation
Only one in five executives say they have the necessary physical access to Internet of Things (IoT) data, according to a poll from rapid app development platform provider KnowledgeKube.
The study, which polled almost 50 attendees of the IoT Show Asia in Singapore last month, found a disparity between accessing data and the importance of the IoT to organisations. 70% of respondents cited the IoT as either ‘important’ or ‘very important’ to their business.
Plenty of research has touched...
Why the IoT is neither ‘new’ nor ‘revolutionary’ – and why data security is the highest priority
Jim Hunter, chief scientist at Greenwave Systems, has told delegates at the recent Broadband World Forum that protection of consumer and security of data should be taken seriously and should be at the heart of developing propositions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The presentation, titled “The Internet of Things about you: Evolving from data to content and what you can do”, advised the audience that the IoT is all about personal data, as the real opportunity is in...
TrenItalia is the next train operator to adopt the IoT
Verizon launches airborne LTE IoT initiative
Verizon has announced the launch of its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative as part of its strategy to drive innovation and widespread adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity. The Verizon team started working on the technology in 2014 and throughout 2015.
To further develop the project, Verizon collaborated with American Aerospace (AATI) and Sierra Wireless to test connectivity between aerial platforms and Verizon's 4G LTE network. As part of the process, It...
Why Internet of Things data is harder to use than it seems
Considering the possibilities of connecting various items and devices to the Internet, the hype surrounding the IoT certainly appears to be justified. We’re already starting to see the IoT become more mainstream through things like wearable devices and smart homes.
All of these things, however, rely on data, and that means needing to collect and analyse it to make the most use of it. It seems straightforward enough, and businesses have been using big data analytics for a few...
Bosch and SAP partnering for IoT Industry 4.0 collaboration
Germany-based SAP and engineering behemoth Robert Bosch have entered a strategic partnership for Industry 4.0 and IoT, the two companies have announced.
As part of this partnership, customers may be enabled to use the SAP HANA database from the Bosch IoT Cloud, to process large data sets in real time for IoT applications. SAP and Bosch will also combine their cloud and software expertise in the future.
The SAP HANA Cloud Platform will offer Bosch IoT micro-services in order to connect...
Manufacturing firms investing in IIoT data analytics – even if other areas are slowing down
The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues apace, but a new piece of research from Honeywell Process Solutions and KRC Research argues that many in the manufacturing industry are pushing ahead with their spending on data analytics – potentially at the expense of other areas.
The research, the findings of which appear in the report ‘Data’s Big Impact on Manufacturing’, found that of the more than 200 North American manufacturing executives...
How through IoT and analytics data mining becomes efficient mining
We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving a revolution, but the way its data is helping to make the mining industry more efficient is going far beyond expectations. Don Warden, head of business intelligence at Freeport-McMoRan, provided his valuable insights on the matter at the Teradata Partners event in Atlanta.
For industries like mining, the data provided by connected sensors and devices can be used to improve operational efficiency when used in conjunction with the right...
Teradata launches IP-driven IoT analytics
Ohio-based analytics solutions company Teradata has launched four new accelerators to speed up analytics of IoT data. The technology, known as Analytics of Things Accelerators (AoTAs), are derived from the company's field engagements at major IoT companies in the fields of transportation, manufacturing, energy, mining and utilities.
The accelerators feature technology-agnostic intellectual property (IP) and professional services, as well as applied approaches to reduce IoT...
The legal issues with IoT – and the security risks of boundless data
Data security is a key concern with the Internet of Things, taking into account just how much data can be collected. With various IoT devices talking to each other, the potential for a data security breach is high and with more and more IoT devices coming onto the market, this issue is not going to go away.
For example, take the smart meter initiative led by the UK government. The intention is that by 2020, over 53 million smart meters shall be...
Collecting data in the IoT: A high-level guide
The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for sensors in areas such as asset-tracking systems, smart grids and building automation. According to market research, building automation will generate the largest volumes for microelectromechanical systems and other types of sensors in the industrial IoT market, with asset tracking the second largest opportunity, driving demand for large volumes of MEMS accelerometers and pressure sensors. Smart grid opportunities...
Realising the full potential of energy harvesting and the IIoT
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The market for industrial wireless devices is exploding, with wireless technology becoming central to a wide range of applications that will be essential to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These applications include AMR/AMI for utility metering, wireless mesh networks, structural sensors, machine to machine (M2M) and system control and data acquisition (SCADA), data loggers, measurement while drilling, oceanographic measurements, and emergency/safety equipment, to name a...