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 and ARM is looking to...

By Ryan Daws, 21 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Why the IoT is set to present an ‘unmanageable’ cybersecurity risk

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In its latest report, titled “Internet of Things for Security Providers: Opportunities, Strategies, & Market Leaders 2016-2021”, Juniper Research found that the consumer IoT installed base will reach over 15 billion units by 2021, which is an increase of 120% over 2016.

It also found that the recent IoT botnets will prove merely to be the tip of the cybersecurity iceberg. Botnets were uncovered as a key factor in the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack ever...

By IoT News, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

The AI paradigm: How can we make unmanned cars much more intelligent?

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Analysis If you are reading this article, it’s probably that you wonder why to associate intelligence with unmanned cars. After all, it’s only codes that programmers from Google, Tesla or Uber or a smaller startup wrote. Even if it were possible to make cars more intelligent, why bother about it? Aren’t they already operating quite well with embedded personal computers (PCs)?

You might think they are probably using PCs with a beefed-up version of their multicore...

By Serge Van Themsche, 17 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

AT&T forges ahead with deployment of LTE-M network for IoT

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US telco giant AT&T says it is ahead of schedule with plans for a nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the second quarter of 2017.

The move is against the backdrop of its successful pilot of the LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at AT&T Labs in San Ramon, California. The company switched on North America’s first LTE-M enabled commercial site in October 2016 to support the pilot with other ecosystem players.

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By IoT News, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.