Machina Research gives its verdict on IoT developments at MWC

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This year’s Mobile World Congress saw low power wide area (LPWA) networks become a key development point for the IoT while mobile network operators (MNOs) are expanding their strategic intent, according to analysts at Machina Research.

The purview of MWC now extends beyond the mobile industry and now covers the likes of a much wider ecosystem of operators, technology players, service professionals, developers and customers, according to Machina.

Low-power, wide-area (LPWA)...

By IoT News, 15 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Gartner: IoT adoption ramping up platform as a service growth

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Gartner believes that the use of platform as a service (PaaS) is on the rise on account of the pervasive adoption of the IoT, with the research firm adding that over 50% of all new applications developed on PaaS will be centred around the IoT by 2020, unsettling traditional architecture practices.

Most new IoT-centric solutions will be deployed on IoT platforms, a form of multifunctional holistic PaaS, Gartner argues. The platforms would be a combination of application platform as a...

By IoT News, 14 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Bosch rolls out cloud to support IoT offering

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Bosch has rolled out its own IoT cloud in Germany to facilitate the functioning of various applications for connected mobility, industry and homes.

The company claims that it is the only organisation that works on all three levels of the internet of things that enable connectivity such as sensors and software and is also developing new services on this basis.

Bosch’s IoT Suite forms the centrepiece of the Bosch IoT Cloud and the suite...

By IoT News, 10 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Ericsson, Orange and Intel complete live trials of EC-GSM-IoT tech

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Tech giants Ericsson, Orange, and Intel have announced the successful completion of a coverage trial for the Internet of Things (IoT) using EC-GSM-IoT.  

EC-GSM-IoT is a new technology that facilitates new competencies of existing cellular networks for LPWA (low power wide area) IoT applications. It can be activated via new software deployed over a very large GSM footprint, building even more coverage for IoT devices.

Alain Maloberti, SVP of Orange Labs Networks, said:...

By IoT News, 07 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Visa aims to facilitate secure payments for IoT

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Visa has announced it is opening its Visa Ready program to IoT organisations such as manufacturers of wearables, automobiles, appliances, public transportation services, clothing and other connected devices. IoT companies will work with mobile device manufacturers, including mobile point-of-sale acceptance (mPOS) providers, mobile NFC-enabled device manufacturers and other technology partners in the program.

The Visa Ready Program provides unified way to infuse secure payments into...

By IoT News, 04 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

An important question: Who will service the billions of IoT devices?

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In less than five years, Gartner tells us that there will be more than 26 billion different connected devices in our homes, cars and businesses. All designed to make our lives easier and facilitate tasks for us – and that figure doesn’t even include personal computers, tablets and smartphones. 

As the Internet of Things (IoT) converges with servitization, machine to machine learning, 3D printing and cloud adoption, one of the biggest considerations is going...

By Mark Homer, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon to open up ThingSpace to third-party network and service providers

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Verizon has announced it is to open its ThingSpace IoT platform to third party network and technology service providers.

ThingSpace has gained significant ground since its launch in October 2015. The platform, targeted at small, medium and large businesses across the globe, is being used by over 4,000 developers. As of the end of 2015, revenue generation at Verizon’s IoT and telematics businesses totaled $690 million. The company also plans to launch a new set of...

By IoT News, 01 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Gartner highlights top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018

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The latest research note from analyst house Gartner has zeroed in on 10 IoT technologies that will play a key role in an organisation’s development, including low power networks, operating systems, and device management capabilities.

The full list of trends includes IoT security; IoT analytics; IoT device management; low-power, short-range IoT networks; low-power, wide-area networks; IoT processors; IoT operating systems; Event stream processing; IoT platforms; and IoT standards...

By IoT News, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

Analysing the open approach to IIoT app development

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), where heavy machinery is integrated with networked sensors and software, is about adding a little more finesse to something which already does the heavy lifting. Innovative companies in the manufacturing, energy and utilities, automotive and transportation, and healthcare sectors are capitalising on IIoT as a way to unlock new revenue sources by packaging their products with new digital services.

While the argument for digital...

By Mark Armstrong, 25 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Open Interconnect Consortium aims to help developers with IoT toolkit

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The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) has launched a new developer toolkit in order to further standardise the Internet of Things (IoT) and help organisations take advantage of its potential.

The updated developer tool offering comes with a new resource model tool, known as oneIoTa, which facilitates rapid downloading of OIC resource models for utilisation in development. It contains both OIC and UPnP Forum resource models in both JSON and RAML formats.

The update also includes the API...

By IoT News, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.