Arduino targeting IoT with latest developer boards

Electronics and software provider Arduino is utilising Nordic Semiconductor’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity for a new IoT-targeted base board computer.

The Arduino Primo combines BLE, NFC 'Touch-to-Pair', Wi-Fi, and infrared connectivity, removing the cost and complexity of shields. Previously users had to add “shields” to upgrade Arduino to Bluetooth Low Energy technology.

The Arduino Primo performs the function of a TCP / IP Internet client and server over Wi-Fi while...

By IoT News, 31 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT platform Afero gains $20.3 million in Series A funding

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IoT platform provider Afero has raised $20.3 million (£14m) in a series A round of investment led by Samsung Catalyst Fund. Other investors in the round include the SoftBank Group, Fenox Venture Capital, Presidio Ventures, Sanshin Electronics, Robert Dobkin and Assembly Partners.

The Afero platform, as previously covered by this publication when it launched in December, is...

By IoT News, 23 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

First IoT platform on OGC SensorThings API released

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SensorUp has rolled out what is claimed to be the first IoT platform based on Open Geospatial Consortium SensorThings API, allowing IoT companies and developers to formulate standards-compliant IoT products and services.

Standards-compliance is a key feature in the IoT as it ensures exchange of data between disparate sensors. There are several use cases that benefit from such integration. For instance, a fitness band can be connected to a calorie intake app while municipalities located...

By IoT News, 18 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Cypress to acquire Broadcom's IoT operations for $550m

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Cypress Semiconductor has announced the acquisition of Broadcom’s IoT business unit for $550 million (£376m) in cash.

The IoT arm of the network and semiconductor provider employs close to 430 people globally and brought in $189m in revenue during the past 12 months. As part of the agreement, Cypress will acquire Broadcom's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee IoT product lines and intellectual property, along with its WICED brand and developer ecosystem.

The transaction, which...

By IoT News, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

PTC updates ThingWorx IoT platform

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PTC has updated its ThingWorx IoT platform which includes easier developer tools, new clouds and services, and an increase in the number of connected devices and analytics. Customers will have their choice of a public cloud service, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) being the first approved service. Providing control to the developer allows PTC to be friendlier to third-party...

By IoT News, 13 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT popularity mirrored by increase in engineering course admissions

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New figures from iD Tech have shown a 46% increase in enrolment of its electrical engineering courses for young people, with the education provider arguing it mirrors the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The IoT market is on the rise as witnessed in wearables, with the segment growing 223% in 2015, according to best-selling author, Bernard Marr. Shipments of Apple watches and Fitbits totalled 3.6 million units and 4.4 million units, respectively.

iD Tech students learn...

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

Is the term IoT going to fall away by 2020? Yeti thinks so

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The term ‘Internet of Things’ will die out by 2020 as the technology becomes so ubiquitous, according to a new whitepaper from product development and design studio Yeti.

The paper, titled ‘Living, Learning and Working in 2020 with the Internet of Things’, examines how the IoT is affecting five spheres of life and how products in development will take people to the next standard of technology-based living.

The IoT is set to impact five major areas of...

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

CloudOne secures $9 million series E funding for growth in IoT development

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CloudOne, a company which provides cloud-based enterprise applications and IoT solutions, closed its Series E venture funding round with $9 million making a total of $21.9m in total investment.

Plymouth Ventures led the funding round, with Hercules Technology Growth Capital as the primary participant. Other existing investors participated in the round, including Elevate Ventures, Chatham Ventures, Ryan Diem and Bootstrap Venture Fund.

The investment will go towards...

By IoT News, 13 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Securing IoT: Taking the pulse of the network

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Manufacturers and developers from a diverse range of industries are already developing and integrating IoT devices into their products, and in the process are creating new and compelling services and business models. From connected cars and smart homes, to connected ‘wearables’ such as Fitbit and Jawbone, the IoT has already established itself.

As increasingly...

By John English, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.