Verizon to acquire Sensity Systems for greater smart cities push

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American telecom giant Verizon Communications has signed an agreement to acquire California-based Sensity Systems as the company aims to add a suite of comprehensive smart city solutions enabled by its ThingSpace IoT platform.

Sensity Systems taps LED lighting conversions to create a sensor-based, high-speed multiservice IoT platform. It currently has 42 smart city installations worldwide, supplied through its ecosystem partners. These installations enable municipal and facility...

By IoT News, 14 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Manufacturing firms investing in IIoT data analytics – even if other areas are slowing down

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The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues apace, but a new piece of research from Honeywell Process Solutions and KRC Research argues that many in the manufacturing industry are pushing ahead with their spending on data analytics – potentially at the expense of other areas.

The research, the findings of which appear in the report ‘Data’s Big Impact on Manufacturing’, found that of the more than 200 North American manufacturing executives...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

How through IoT and analytics data mining becomes efficient mining

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We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving a revolution, but the way its data is helping to make the mining industry more efficient is going far beyond expectations. Don Warden, head of business intelligence at Freeport-McMoRan, provided his valuable insights on the matter at the Teradata Partners event in Atlanta.

For industries like mining, the data provided by connected sensors and devices can be used to improve operational efficiency when used in conjunction with the right...

By Ryan Daws, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon working with Qualcomm for IoT technologies

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Telco giant Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies are working together to simplify IoT application development.

As part of this joint initiative, Verizon will pre-integrate its IoT Platform as a service (PaaS), ThingSpace, with the MDM9206 Category M (Cat M1) LTE modem from Qualcomm Technologies. This will help deliver next-generation IoT services and products that require low bandwidth and power. In addition, Verizon's 4G LTE network will be utilised as a gateway for...

By IoT News, 08 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Chronicled launches open registry for IoT on Ethereum blockchain

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San Francisco-based technology company Chronicled has launched an Open Registry for IoT, based on the Ethereum blockchain. The registry stores the identity of physical items. It initially started with consumer collectibles and goods with NFC and BLE microchips.

The open registry establishes a secure, interoperable digital identity and offers opportunities for proximity-based consumer engagement. The project is open-sourced under the Apache licence.

Ryan Orr, CEO of Chronicled, said:...

By IoT News, 07 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

The importance of predictive maintenance in IoT diagnostics

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Every device, no matter how connected, has the potential to break. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to permeate every sector of manufacturing, from transportation and logistics to automotive and utilities, businesses are turning to predictive maintenance (PdM) to reduce downtime and maximise efficiencies.

Recent advances in technology have made PdM more affordable and available to manufacturers of all sizes. By using data that connected machines provide to measure damage, wear...

By Saar Yoskovitz, 07 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

China manufacturing IoT market set to hit $127.5bn by 2020, says IDC

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A recently released report titled “China Manufacturing IoT Market Forecast, 2016-2020” by IDC forecasts the Chinese manufacturing enterprises’ IoT expenditure to reach $127.5 billion (approximately RMB848.3 billion) at a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7% by 2020.

The report expects software and services to push fast growth on IoT spending in manufacturing industry in the next three to five years, with a combined market share of over 60%. Thanks to the policy...

By IoT News, 07 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Teradata launches IP-driven IoT analytics

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Ohio-based analytics solutions company Teradata has launched four new accelerators to speed up analytics of IoT data. The technology, known as Analytics of Things Accelerators (AoTAs), are derived from the company's field engagements at major IoT companies in the fields of transportation, manufacturing, energy, mining and utilities.

The accelerators feature technology-agnostic intellectual property (IP) and professional services, as well as applied approaches to reduce IoT...

By IoT News, 05 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon committing to Cat-M1 LTE IoT connectivity

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US telecommunications giant Verizon has said that it will deploy Category M1 connectivity solutions with an open source environment across its 4G LTE network, as part of its strategy to simplify cellular network connectivity and make it economically viable.

Verizon is working with device, module and chipset partners including Nokia, Ericsson, Gemalto, Sierra Wireless, Telit, U-Blox, Sequans and Altair for this deployment, which will help evolve its ecosystem for...

By IoT News, 02 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Taiwan Mobile selects Cisco Jasper for IoT initiatives

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Telecom operator Taiwan Mobile has chosen the Cisco Jasper Control Center to position the country's businesses to unlock new revenue streams and boost IoT applications.

The platform will enable Taiwan Mobile to offer a comprehensive plug-and-play IoT solution that can be configured to provide diagnostic, automatic and analysis intelligence.

The company will offer solutions across industries such as smart cities, public transportation, manufacturing, mobile payments and connected...

By IoT News, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.