Setting the stage for the future of farming: Drones, autonomous vehicles, and more

Agricultural practices will need to continue to develop and become more efficient, if the findings of recent research pieces are anything to go by. For instance, PwC has reported on expert views that agricultural consumption will need to increase by close to 70 per cent by 2050 to account for the world’s growing population — projected to hit 9 billion people in the same year. While not as high, the World Bank has predicted that those across the globe will need to produce 50 per cent more food by...

By William Barne, 14 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Ericsson and China Telecom launch open IoT platform

China Telecom and Ericsson have launched a global connection management platform to support China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy and make further advancements in the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services.

Powered by Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform (DCP), the platform, called the China Telecom IoT Open Platform, offers enterprise customers reliable connectivity based on service-level agreements and a common, unified overview of devices and access...

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

IoT accelerating globalisation of food production and processing, study finds

The use of Internet of Things (IoT) for monitoring food production, hygiene, and sustainability is helping food producers meet increasingly stringent import requirements, a research study ‘IoT in Enterprise 2017’ by UK-based mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has found.

According to the report, IoT is accelerating the globalisation of food production by enabling developing country food producers to export to developed nations, where these regulations originate from.

The main...

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

Parks Associates forecasts more than 442m connected devices will be sold in US in 2020

More than 442 million connected consumer devices will be sold in the US by 2020, according to new research from Parks Associates.

The market research firm shared its new forecasts for the IoT industry in its 21st-annual CONNECTIONS, an event showcasing various consumer research workshops and panel discussions.

Analysts revealed an upward trend in usage of connected consumer devices and claimed on the basis of data that more than 442 million of these devices such as connected entertainment, mobile, health and...

By IoT News, 19 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Avnet launches entry level platform for industrial IoT systems

Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, has announced the launch of MiniZed Zynq SoC, a new entry-level development platform for single-core Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC devices.

The starter kit is priced at $89 and is available for ordering with shipments starting in early July. It has support for cloud connectivity and industrial IoT applications such as motor control and embedded vision and is easy on the pockets.

MiniZed exhibits the power of the Zynq-7000S SoC device family, which...

By IoT News, 16 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Sierra Wireless launches mangOH Red open source platform for industrial IoT devices

Canadian communications equipment firm Sierra Wireless, together with ARM, Bosch Sensortec, MediaTek, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies and Talon Communications, have announced mass-market availability of the mangOH Red open source hardware platform.

Targeted at the industrial IoT and maker communities, the mangOH Red is smaller than a credit card and includes all of the building blocks needed to prototype and test ideas in days instead of months with minimal investment. mangOH Red designs can then be modified...

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

No queues, no checkout, just technology: The future of retail is here

Just like a love for tea and fish and chips, Brits have long been associated with the ability to ‘form an orderly queue’ in any situation. But is it still true? While admittedly the stereotype will continue to live on, developments in technology, for example, are shifting our appreciation of a good queue – a recent study found consumers are no longer willing to wait in line for more than six minutes.

Coupled with the rise...

By Paul Winsor, 13 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT for intelligent buildings will surpass $22 billion by 2026, research says

The global ‘IoT for intelligent buildings’ market is set to surpass $22 billion (£17.5bn) in 2026, up from $6.3bn in 2017, according to a new paper from Navigant Research.

This is a topic which this publication has explored on various occasions. Unlike a lot of IoT technology which can be considered greenfield sites, the challenge of commercial buildings is constructing around previous work.

The report advocates that commercial building owners are ‘feeling the pressure to invest in...

By James Bourne, 12 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.

China attempted to censor Google’s AI beating its Go champion

China’s state censors tried hard to prevent citizens from watching Google’s artificial intelligence beat the nation’s Go champion.

The nation’s internet censorship gained the nickname 'The Great Firewall' for its strict control over what content can be viewed. Most people’s go-to for search queries, Google, is unable to be accessed in the country for example, at least without circumvention. Citizens often use Baidu’s search engine instead.

Ke Jie has vowed never to play against...

By Ryan Daws, 26 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development.

Cisco study finds how ‘human factors’ influence successful IoT implementation

Cisco has released its new study at the recently held Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) in London which argues that almost three quarters of IoT projects are facing failure, alongside discussing keys to successful IoT implementation.

Cisco surveyed 1,845 IT and business decision-makers in the United States, UK, and India across multiple industries. All these respondents worked for organisations that are implementing and/or have completed IoT initiatives. Interestingly, three of the four top aspects...

By IoT News, 26 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.