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 installed in over 30 million homes and...
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...