Semtech and ZTE launch IoT demonstration base dedicated to LoRa technology

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Semiconductor provider Semtech Corporation has partnered with Chinese telco ZTE to officially launch the latter’s first Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration base dedicated to LoRa Technology in Nanjing.

The CLAA IoT Demonstration Base allows IoT solution providers to deploy and test their applications over a low power, wide area network (LPWAN). ZTE plans to deploy over 30 commercial demonstration bases across China by the end of 2016.

The initiative is the result of a cooperative...

By IoT News, 19 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Trend Micro looks at security for Internet of Vehicles and other IoT ecosystems

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A new security solution that helps enterprises safeguard their connected devices and services against cloud, network and endpoint threats was introduced at the recently held Microsoft IoT Expo in Taipei.

Developed by Trend Micro Incorporated, in collaboration with Microsoft, the newly announced information security protection software development kit enhances security amidst rapid expansion of integration in the global IoT, and specifically the Internet of Vehicles (IoV).

Jerry Liao,...

By IoT News, 17 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

SAP acquires enterprise-grade IoT application platform PLAT.ONE

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German tech giant SAP has acquired enterprise-grade IoT solution platform PLAT.ONE, which will be integrated into the former’s HANA Cloud Platform (HCP).

PLAT.ONE allows rapid development and scalable management of enterprise IoT environments, including connected products, smart cities, connected transport and smart manufacturing.

Incorporating PLAT.ONE’s IoT platform, SAP’s HANA Cloud Platform will make it easy for enterprises and system integrators to build IoT-enabled...

By IoT News, 12 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Digita looking to build IoT network across Finland

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Digita Oy, a radio and television broadcast company, is seeking to build a nationwide IoT network that will offer automation solutions and smart traffic in Finland.

The company is planning to provide network coverage that will be 85% of the population and around 95% of enterprises. The company estimates almost 20 million IoT sensors to be installed across the country by 2023.

Juha-Pekka Weckström, CEO of Digita Oy, said: “The range of the digital applications of IoT is almost...

By James Bourne, 12 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon launches airborne LTE IoT initiative

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Verizon has announced the launch of its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative as part of its strategy to drive innovation and widespread adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity. The Verizon team started working on the technology in 2014 and throughout 2015.

To further develop the project, Verizon collaborated with American Aerospace (AATI) and Sierra Wireless to test connectivity between aerial platforms and Verizon's 4G LTE network. As part of the process, It...

By IoT News, 11 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

3DSignals raises $3 million in funding for predictive maintenance technology

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3DSignals, an Israel-based developer of sound-based predictive maintenance systems, has raised $3 million to expand company operations, targeting the US market. The seed funding round was led by Grove Ventures and other additional investors.

The company’s proprietary hardware and software platform allows maintenance engineers and technicians to listen to their machines with remote ultrasonic sensors, anticipate problems with real-time alerts, and prevent critical failures with...

By IoT News, 10 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

AT&T planning to launch LTE-M network pilot in San Francisco

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AT&T is planning to launch its new LTE-M network in the San Francisco market as a pilot project.

Slated to start in November 2016, the LTE-M technology is said to connect a wide variety of IoT solutions such as smart utility meters, asset monitoring, vending machines, alarm systems, fleet, heavy equipment, mHealth and wearables.

The implementation of the LTE-M technology will result in lower costs for modules that connect IoT devices to the LTE network; longer battery...

By IoT News, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Wearables.

IoT, big data, fog computing, and how the work of today can shape tomorrow

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The future technological landscape will, according to the experts, be one where driverless vehicles zoom around and cater to passengers’ whims, just one of billions of connected devices. But how can a vision for 2030 be relevant to today’s needs?

Doug Zuckerman is conference chair of the IEEE Technology Time Machine, taking place later this month in San Diego. The conference covers as its key areas big data, brain – how technology can...

By James Bourne, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Standards.

Dresner: IoT remains large organisation phenomenon

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Dresner Advisory Services has released its 2016 Internet of Things and Business Intelligence Market Study as part of its 'Wisdom of Crowds' research series and has found, among other insights, that IoT remains a primary large-organisation phenomenon.

The second annual report puts forth an understanding of current demand for and interest in business intelligence (BI) in IoT, and examines related technologies such as end-user data preparation, location intelligence, advanced and...

By IoT News, 06 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Be a disruptor in the IoT universe – or expect to be disrupted

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IP EXPO Businesses and business owners face a vital question going forward: will they wait for someone to attack their business model, or will they start doing it themselves?

That was the conclusion of an entertaining session from Matthias Roese, IoT strategist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) EMEA in which a variety of case studies and models were discussed.

Coca-Cola, frequently cited as an interesting proposition in the IoT space, was the first example. “They understood that they...

By James Bourne, 05 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.