An NB-IoT first for North America – but what will it change?

Last week, and with considerable fanfare, T-Mobile announced completing the trial of North America’s first NB-IoT network. This in contrast to AT&T and Verizon’s strategy for an initial CAT-M1 rollout, to be followed by NB1 at a later date.

While this has justifiably caused initial excitement, to what extent will it truly affect the IoT market, both domestically or abroad?

  • This trial is an exciting NB-IoT first for the United...

By Ilan Reingold, 31 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Hologram makes world’s largest LTE software-defined cellular network for IoT

Hologram has made available what it claims as the world’s largest LTE software-defined global cellular network to enable connectivity for the next generation of IoT devices and smart machines.

The global network that is software defined is accessible to 600 networks worldwide and can be configured through Hologram’s programmable network and APIs.

This renewed network facilitates transparency in pricing options by introducing micro pricing options down to the kilobyte. It also increases flexibility...

By IoT News, 28 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

HERE utilises connected car data to ‘supercharge’ its Real-Time Traffic service

HERE technologies has announced its next-generation Real-Time Traffic service which utilises connected car data to improve the accuracy of traffic conditions.

Live data is fed into HERE’s service from sensors built into compatible Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles with traffic probe information. The company says the use of the sensor data provides ‘significant’ improvements to its traffic flow data, especially on arterial roads.

“This is the...

By Ryan Daws, 27 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

Understanding the critical role of 'first receiver' in IoT data

In The Future of IoT: Leveraging the Shift to a Data Centric World, the concept which underpins the book is the idea that the enterprise will increasingly demand control of IoT data, but to do so in a way that benefits all constituents. This extract focuses on and introduces the important concept of the ‘first receiver’ and how it allows enterprises using various IoT subsystems to effectively leverage data while providing it to external constituents.

The role of the first receiver is first and foremost to allow for...

By Don DeLoach, Emil Berthelsen and Wael Elrifai, 26 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Why IoT as a service will provide businesses with the tools necessary for implementation

While the concept of IoT offers appeal to businesses of every size, there are several issues that have deterred many organisations, especially SMEs, from entering the market. The escalating costs of mobile networks, both 3G and 4G, have made IoT projects at scale unaffordable and while the market has responded with the introduction of low cost, low power wide area networking (LPWANs), as yet there is no one solution standard. Indeed, in the UK, there is no single network that provides nationwide...

By Nick Sacke, 25 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

First Internet of Things degree in US to be offered by Florida university

Florida International University (FIU) is set to become the first university in the US to offer a bachelor’s degree in the Internet of Things (IoT).

According to FIU provost Kenneth G Furton, the degree will allow students to get and create great jobs, many of which do not exist today. “We are proud to lead in this field and provide our students the opportunity to be equipped for the technology-driven jobs of the future,” Furton said.

The IoT degree offered by FIU’s College of...

By IoT News, 10 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Visa argues how ‘things paying for things’ are driving commerce trends

More than 80% of Americans have a ‘strong’ interest in using connected devices to make purchases but are concerned around data and security, according to a new study from Visa.

The research, conducted alongside PYMENTS.com and titled ‘How We Will Pay’, aimed to find out payments preferences of Americans, specific behavioural patterns, buying habits and shopping preferences related to connected commerce. Visa described the trend as 'IoT and Things Paying For Things'.

75% of the...

By IoT News, 09 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

Toyota moves to Automotive Grade Linux for infotainment – BlackBerry hits back

Toyota has adopted the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) platform for its infotainment systems, according to the foundation, with the 2018 Toyota Camry the first vehicle to have it installed.

The announcement was made at the Automotive Linux Summit in Tokyo, with plans to debut ‘late summer’ this year, rolling out to ‘most’ Toyota and Lexus vehicles in North America.

More than 100 members are...

By James Bourne, 07 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Data & Analytics.

Orange sets up Spanish smart home security subscriber service

Orange has partnered with Tyco to launch a smartphone-based ‘smart security’ service, exclusive to Orange customers in Spain.

This service connects a user’s home to Tyco’s Monitoring Centre, ensures 24-hour connection with the police and monitoring by a team having high expertise, and guarantees a response when the alarm is triggered.

The security equipment comprises of a central panel, a motion sensor, a PIR Cam and a keypad, and door/window sensors (which allow users to create...

By IoT News, 12 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Homes.

IoTium aims to solve the problem of brownfield development for the IIoT

Meet IoTium. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company, based in San Francisco, has announced the launch of its network as a service (NaaS) product to help organisations better connect their brownfield developments, as well as $8.4 million (£6.5m) in series A funding.

Here’s how the product works: IoTium’s NaaS is a cloud-deployed zero touch managed service which aims to securely collect data from legacy mission-critical brownfield machines and sends it to greenfield applications...

By James Bourne, 11 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Security.