Gemalto to help accelerate IoT adoption in Japan with SoftBank

SoftBank Corp has chosen digital security provider Gemalto as a partner for on-demand connectivity (ODC) services which will enable both consumer and industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) IoT connectivity and deployment of value added applications, the latter announced.

As part of this collaborative effort, Gemalto will supply SoftBank with its Remote SIM Provisioning platform, allowing the Japan-based mobile network operator to remotely manage initial connectivity and subscriptions throughout the...

By IoT News, 05 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Five tips on how to successfully crowdfund your IoT product

IoT continues to be a hot topic as more and more companies are creating ‘smart products’ that are revolutionising and simplifying everyday life. If you’re interested in creating an IoT product, crowdfunding can be a great way to bring your idea to life. Not only is it a great way to raise funds, it can also be used for marketing validation, research and development, and buzz-building with your target audience.

By Joel Hughes, 31 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Huawei and Software AG team up for ‘complete Internet of Things solution’

Huawei has announced a new partnership with Software AG to deliver what the companies describe as a ‘complete, one-stop-shop Internet of Things (IoT) solution’.

The plans will entail combining Huawei’s hardware and software portfolio for cloud and edge computing as well as the company’s open IoT platform and network infrastructure, alongside Software AG’s streaming and predictive analytics to “allow for maximum speed and flexibility in operational and strategic decisions...

By IoT News, 24 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

WISeKey launches new IoT security solution with nod to Sigfox

Swiss cybersecurity and IoT firm WISeKey has introduced a new security solution for the Internet of Things (IoT), called VaultIC184, which is part of the company’s global end-to-end scalable security framework WISeTrustIOT – a Public Key Infrastructure based overall response to mitigate ever increasing risks of cyber-attacks in IoT.

The VaultIC184 consists of a tamper proof silicon chip, based on an advanced secure microcontroller development, certified to Common Criteria EAL4+/5+ and FIPS 140-2...

By IoT News, 07 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

How ‘brain wearables’ can address 21st century needs

The human brain is the most complex system in the known universe. It is imbued with enormous potential that we have yet to fully understand or to harness. But we’re making progress, for many good reasons.

By studying how the human brain functions and how it responds to stimuli, we can potentially train our minds for optimal performance and, perhaps, overcome physical disabilities or detect neurological abnormalities for treatment. We stand now on the cusp of what has been called ‘The Fourth...

By Tan Le, 06 March 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Healthcare, Wearables.

Avnet and AT&T work together to support IoT development

Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, has entered into an agreement with AT&T to support designers in the development and production of next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) devices with global cellular connection. The agreement allows Avnet to seamlessly integrate AT&T’s cloud application development which is supported by flagship platforms AT&T M2X and AT&T Flow Designer.

Both companies have previously worked together on Cellular IoT Starter Kit and LTE IoT Add-On Kit, and...

By IoT News, 03 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

HCL's Sukamal Banerjee: On disrupting power centres and snowball effects in IoT

MWC “Any established organisation creates power centres by creating structure,” says Sukamal Banerjee, CVP & Global Head of IoT WoRKS  at HCL Technologies. “What IoT is doing is questioning those power centres – whenever you try and do something like that in a very established organisation with established structures, it is definitely a big disruption.”

Banerjee was speaking to this correspondent at Mobile World Congress (below), following research the company had put...

By James Bourne, 02 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

A day in the life of a smart city: Three ways quality of life can be improved

Many discussions on smart cities revolve around their economic and environmental benefits — but that’s not all this exciting, rapidly growing area of technology can deliver. There are also numerous social benefits for residents of smart cities, and we’ll explore three of them here:

Shorter commutes for residents

A major area where a smart city can improve the quality of life for its’ residents is reducing commute times. Studies in 2014 by Canada’s University of Waterloo revealed...

By Simon Crouch, 02 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Smart Cities.

Internet of Things case study: Boston Children’s Hospital and smarter healthcare

MWC Healthcare is one of the richest areas of opportunity for the Internet of Things. Shwetak Patel, a MacArthur Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University Washington who specializes in developing Internet of Things technologies says, “the next wave of the Internet of Things is going to have a huge impact in healthcare. For example, health sensing in the home is critical for managing chronic diseases.” One of the diseases Patel is targeting with the...

By Kevin Ashton, 28 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

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.