Robotics, automation, and how a strong network is needed to connect it all up

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Cutting-edge robots and other advanced smart machines are set to be added into the rapidly expanding Internet of Things, which is projected to reach 25 billion devices by 2020. Robotics has already been used in manufacturing to great effect for over a decade, performing delicate and precise tasks with a higher success rate than humans. With advancements such...

By Manish Sablokk, 27 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Netclearance boosts workforce IoT space with “mBeaconCard” smart badge

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Netclearance has introduced a wearable identity card that facilitates access control, indoor location tracking and contactless payments.

Known as the mBeaconCard, the smart badge contains Bluetooth LE and NFC chips that work with designated readers to facilitate workforce analytics. The mBeaconCard is an application of workforce IoT with its features covering employee safety.

The mBeaconCard aims to make smartphone apps or key fobs redundant as it allows employers in institutions...

By IoT News, 27 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Why combining software monetisation and IoT is the future of manufacturing

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In an increasingly connected world, where every business is now trying to be a technology company, manufacturers are at a crossroads. Those on the hardware side are waking up to the realisation that their industry is starting to embrace software, and the benefits it brings to themselves and their customers, and they must decide if they want to follow suit.

This transition to software brings with it the opportunity for manufacturers to unlock previously untapped revenues and technologies...

By Jamie Longmuir, 26 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Sopra Steria offers comprehensive support to IoT projects with IoT Line

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IDC projects that the market for connected objects will be worth $7 trillion by 2020 – and in view of this, Sopra Steria, a European IT consultancy firm, has launched a comprehensive solution that provides general support for connected objects.

The company’s offering facilitates digital transformation in order to boost growth and ensure implementation of agile business models. Guillaume Roy, IoT digital practice director at Sopra Steria, said: “With the launch of...

By IoT News, 26 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Impinj outlines details of IPO as shares soar

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Impinj has provided details on the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO). The company is a provider of solutions for identifying, locating and authenticating everyday items using RAIN RFID. A month ago, the company had filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

The IPO concerns 4,800,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $14.00 per share. Additionally, Impinj has...

By IoT News, 25 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Revenue growth in US consumer tech driven by emerging technology and IoT adoption

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The Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) semi-annual forecast revealed that retail revenues in the US consumer technology industry will total $286.6 billion ($224 billion wholesale) in 2016 on account of increase in adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and fervour for emerging technology. The report holds that sales of technology products such as wearables, smart home devices and drones will see a 1.3% year-on-year increase.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, said:...

By IoT News, 22 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why developing smart agriculture via the IoT is set to become key

Developing smarter agriculture tools through IoT technologies is vital, according to analysis from Libelium and Beecham Research, if a forecast from the food and agriculture arm of the United Nations (FAO) is to be believed.

The FAO argues that worldwide food production should see a 70% increase by 2050 to cater to the needs of 9.6 billion people and that developing smart agriculture with IoT technologies is crucial to meeting this goal. As a result, the two companies have released a whitepaper that details...

By IoT News, 21 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How airlines are taking advantage of the potential of the Internet of Things

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Air travel may be a normal part of life for most people, but it can often get unpleasant. Complaints regarding flights, airports, and airlines have become a common occurrence, making the drive to the nearest airport one filled with dread. Many travellers wonder what will go wrong this time or simply dislike the idea of being crammed in a tiny space for several hours.

While there is no magic bullet that will transform air travel into a pleasant, enjoyable experience, there’s a...

By Rick Delgado, 18 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

The first open source hypervisor for the Internet of Things is unveiled

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The prpl Foundation is set to debut its prplHypervisor – an open source hypervisor developed to secure embedded devices in the IoT via separation – at the IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas. The foundation, in its security guidelines, holds that the use of separation in security can play an important role in resolving the fatal security flaws that negatively impact the IoT.

Art Swift, president, prpl Foundation, said: “From theft of personal information and financial...

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

GE’s Predix platform to feature on Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses

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General Electric (GE) and Microsoft have announced a collaboration to make available GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses.

The development will provide customers with more alternatives and flexibility to make use of the data from machines and systems of intelligence. As a result, companies across the globe will be able to integrate operational and information technologies that comprise the Industrial Internet of...

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