NVIDIA to power smart cities and self-driving cars with latest updates

NVIDIA’s platform for building artificial intelligence-based smart cities ‘Metropolis’ has been adopted by Alibaba and Huawei, which now includes the NVIDIA DeepStream software development kit (SDK) in general availability.

Both the Chinese tech giants have joined more than 50 of the world’s leading organisations that are already using the platform.

Metropolis is an edge-to-cloud video platform that includes tools, technologies and support to build smarter, faster AI-powered...

By IoT News, 26 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

Cloudera joins Eclipse IoT community

Data management platform provider Cloudera has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions member, the company has announced.

By joining the foundation, Cloudera will now be participating in the Eclipse IoT Working Group wherein it will work hand in hand with industry leaders such as Bosch, Eurotech, Red Hat and Samsung Electronics to support the development of Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds.

Together, they will contribute and develop an end-to-end IoT framework that combines software stacks for constrained...

By IoT News, 15 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Global semiconductor industry beats $100 billion for the most recent quarter, says IHS Markit

Analyst firm IHS Markit has reported a fruitful second quarter for the global semiconductor industry in 2017, stating to be the sector’s best quarter in three years.

Having witnessed a 6.1% growth on a year-on-year basis, it generated revenue of $101.4 billion, up from $95.6 billion in the first quarter of 2017. The memory chip market, too, witnessed a successful second quarter by growing 10.7% to a new high of $30.2 billion with DRAM and NOR flash memory leading the charge, growing 14% and 12.3%...

By IoT News, 15 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT economics ‘increasingly compelling’, argues Verizon in new report

A new market research report titled “State of the Market: Internet of Things 2017” published by Verizon, states that IoT is at the core of digital transformation in 2017, 73% of executives either researching or currently deploying the technology.

There are 8.4 billion connected devices in use today, up 31% from 2016, the study adds.

The report suggests that the economics of IoT are increasingly compelling and the B2B space will benefit first, generating nearly 70% of potential value enabled by...

By IoT News, 14 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Moving AI into the testing sphere: TestPlant announces new product suite

Software business provider TestPlant has announced the launch of its digital automation intelligence testing suite, aiming to help organisations keep up with developmental challenges through artificial intelligence (AI).

The suite “accurately verifies, predicts and monitors the user experience and customer success of an application before and after each release, shifting testing from a compliance activity to a revenue generating profit centre focused on customer satisfaction, conversion, adoption, and...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Development, IoT.

IoT revenue opportunity worth $1.8 trillion for mobile network operators, says GSMA

Early deployment of commercial low power wide area networks (LPWAN) in licenced spectrum is said to boost IoT revenue to an estimated $1.8 trillion (£1.36tn), according to a new report from the GSMA.

The report, containing figures from the IoT Forecast Database Research published by analyst firm Machina Research, underline the huge growth opportunities for mobile operators delivered through new mobile IoT applications and services.

According to the report, 12 mobile operators have launched 15 such...

By IoT News, 08 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

China Unicom partners with Ayla Networks to deploy IoT products

Ayla Networks has announced it has signed an official strategic cooperation agreement with leading telecommunications services provider, China Unicom.

The two companies will join forces to further their respective technological prowess and effectively channel their combined resource to deliver innovative IoT products and services.

Ayla and China Unicom presented some of their ideas for future IoT joint development, including smart home, smart hotel, connected car, intelligent cold chain, artificial...

By IoT News, 29 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Helios Wire secures $4 million in funding for satellite-enabled IoT service

Canadian IoT startup Helios Wire has raised an additional $4 million that will help the company to launch first of its two satellite-based IoT systems in December 2017.

According to CEO and co-founder Scott Larson, two other satellites are scheduled to be launched during the second half of 2018.

Companies of large and small scale will be at an advantage with the increased affordability of the IoT technology, data generation and predictive analysis.

Larson explains: “For instance, a small-scale farmer...

By IoT News, 25 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Not sure whether to build or buy an IoT platform? Here's what you need to do

It’s easy to foresee the rewards of leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) for any industry. However, getting a pertinent IoT platform or solution that helps you reach your business goals is far from easy.

Before getting to the pros and cons of building or buying an IoT platform, let’s get to know if your business really requires an IoT platform. Ask the following questions:

  • How will an IoT solution improve the business or existing processes?
  • What is the ROI that the platform may provide?
  • What are the architectural...

By Riya Savjani, 22 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Oil and gas 4.0: Making excellence operational

Even by recent standards, the rapid pace of change has been enough to give the oil and gas industry whiplash. New geopolitical realities are disrupting common operating practices. Increasingly complex operating conditions threaten already squeezed margins. There’s relentless pressure to cut costs whilst increasing productivity. Hazardous events have induced more rigorous compliance requirements and amplified public scrutiny.

All these factors make the drive for operational excellence critical. The need...

By Scott Lehmann, 14 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Oil & Gas.