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...

By Sol Jacobs, 10 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

How brands can leverage the IoT and connected tech to become public servants

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As we all know, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds great promise to connect the physical and digital worlds, bringing previously inaccessible data to the city and returning pertinent information to the citizen.  Thus far, IoT has been predominantly deployed in private applications for specific purposes. But more and more smart city initiatives are sprouting up where cities and private industry are working together to forge public private partnerships (P3), in order to solve...

By Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

Robotics, automation, and how a strong network is needed to connect it all up

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Cutting-edge robots and other advanced smart machines are set to be added into the rapidly expanding Internet of Things, which is projected to reach 25 billion devices by 2020. Robotics has already been used in manufacturing to great effect for over a decade, performing delicate and precise tasks with a higher success rate than humans. With advancements such...

By Manish Sablokk, 27 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

How airlines are taking advantage of the potential of the Internet of Things

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Air travel may be a normal part of life for most people, but it can often get unpleasant. Complaints regarding flights, airports, and airlines have become a common occurrence, making the drive to the nearest airport one filled with dread. Many travellers wonder what will go wrong this time or simply dislike the idea of being crammed in a tiny space for several hours.

While there is no magic bullet that will transform air travel into a pleasant, enjoyable experience, there’s a...

By Rick Delgado, 18 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Netherlands beats South Korea to the punch in rolling out nationwide IoT network

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It was a close run contest – but the Netherlands beat South Korea to announcing a nationwide network for the Internet of Things (IoT) by four days.

On June 30, KPN announced the deployment of a network based on the LoRa standard, which went live in November 2015 in Rotterdam and The Hague, with a rapid rollout beginning in early 2016, while on July 4 SK Telecom unveiled its grand plans for a nationwide LPWAN (low power wide area network) LoRa IoT network.

For the...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

The key to monetising IoT and getting true value out of data

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It is hard to find any piece of equipment that can’t be hooked up to the all-consuming IoT. The problem is that while these devices are low cost, they are also low value unless organisations find a way to capture and leverage the created data.  And these devices, by their sheer number, are generating huge volumes of data.

How many organisations will have the required in house infrastructure to store or analyse this information? Or the people with the skills to determine how...

By Peter Ruffley, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Inside the tornado: How to thrive in the perfect storm of IoT

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The widespread deployment of high bandwidth mobile networks in tandem with the creation of a vast array of low cost sensor devices has created a perfect storm. The Internet of Things (IoT) is now both viable and affordable. But while organisations are flocking to device vendors in a bid to get involved, there are two major stumbling blocks: defining the business outcome and creating the business case.

The business outcome is, of course, easier to define in some markets than...

By Nick Sacke, 09 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Majority of businesses lack clarity on IIoT adoption strategy, says survey

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The benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are obvious – increased visibility and better insights into the performance of equipment and assets, process improvements, and better quality and productivity among others.

Yet a new study undertaken by the Genpact Research Institute and IndustryWeek, in collaboration with GE Digital and the Industrial Internet Consortium, has as a result found that 81% of business executives believe in the importance of adopting...

By IoT News, 08 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

ARM buys imaging and embedded computer vision company Apical for $350m

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Semiconductor provider ARM has acquired imaging and embedded computer vision firm Apical for $350 million (£240m) to boost its long term growth strategy.

Apical is an imaging and embedded computer vision technology company that provides solutions which allow devices to comprehend and act in an intelligent manner in response to information gleaned from the environment.

ARM has made the acquisition in order to boost its strategy by enabling new imaging products for next...

By IoT News, 20 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Hitachi introduces Lumada IoT core platform

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Public and private sector organizations are turning to digital transformation to optimise processes, boost efficiency and enhance interactions with customers. IoT solutions can play a key role in these efforts though developing such solutions is a challenge. In response, Hitachi Insight has unveiled Lumada, an IoT core platform, with an open and adaptable architecture that streamlines...

By IoT News, 12 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.