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.

AT&T to power Squadle's service management solution bringing IoT to restaurants

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Telco giant AT&T has announced it is working with Squadle, a company which develops wireless technology for the restaurant industry, to simplify restaurant management using Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.

The AT&T Control Center will power Squadle Checklists, Squadle's service management solution, which remotely monitors tasks, inventory and even refrigerator and freezer temperatures.

Squadle develops tools and apps towards automating back of house tasks for...

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

New research assesses IoT landscape in healthcare and transportation

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A new report from Grand View Research has revealed that the healthcare IoT market will be worth $410 billion by 2022. Key drivers over the forecast period include the launch of advanced connected medical devices, penetration of smart phones and use of software automation to facilitate rapid patient testing and improved accuracy, ease of use and portability. On the demand side, the main drivers are prevalence of chronic diseases such as heart failure, obesity, diabetes and...

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

SIGFOX expands IoT network to Mexico with rollout in Mexico City

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SIGFOX has expanded its Latin American IoT network to Mexico in collaboration with WND and IotNet Mexico, which is the exclusive SIGFOX Network Operator (SNO) in the country. Initially, IotNet Mexico will focus on applications for utilities such as remote metering for water, gas and residential electricity.

Machina Research argues that Mexico City will account for one-third of all low-power, wide-area (LPWA) connections in the country with its population of 21 million. The...

By IoT News, 08 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.