Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Enhanced supports maritime digital transformation

Inmarsat has launched Fleet Xpress Enhanced, a portfolio of connectivity products to support the digital transformation of the maritime industry.

The world’s oceans can be dangerous and unpredictable but are vital for shipping, food, transport, and research. IoT sensors can help with minimising risks while supporting critical operational and sustainability efforts.

“This latest evolution of Fleet Xpress is not a standard VSAT service – it is a versatile, fully...

Meta looks set to release four VR headsets by 2024

Meta looks set to release four VR headsets over the next couple of years as it continues to push its vision for the metaverse.

According to a roadmap obtained by The Information, Meta will release a variety of headsets spanning various price points.

The long-rumoured ‘Project Cambria’ high-end VR and mixed reality headset is expected to release around September this year. Cambria was originally set to release last year but was delayed due to the pandemic and supply...

Survey: Adoption of digital transformation tech is accelerating

According to a survey of UK leaders conducted by bluQube, the adoption of digital transformation technologies is accelerating.

“So-called ‘future’ technologies, such as robotics or the Internet of Things, have now firmly entered the mainstream for businesses looking to grow and stand out from the chasing pack,” commented Simon Kearsley, CEO of bluQube.

Almost three-quarters (72%) of business leaders report their organisations have adopted mobile technology. An...

Brian Cerchio, Losant: On fully tapping the IoT’s potential

IoT News caught up with Brian Cerchio, Director of Solutions at Losant, to discuss how enterprises can fully tap the IoT’s potential.

One of the first examples of the IoT was in the early 80s when students from Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science department connected a Coke machine so people could track whether drinks were available and how cold they are.

The capabilities of connected devices – including Coke machines – have come a long way since...

Marine-focused connected testbed launches in Plymouth

A testbed called Smart Sound Connect has been launched in Plymouth for companies to conduct marine research up to 20 miles offshore.

The testbed is a world-first and uses a private 4G/5G network by Vodafone and Nokia for connectivity across the coastal proving grounds.

Nick Gliddon, Business Director at Vodafone UK, said:

“Smart Sound Connect is using cutting edge innovation to accelerate developments in marine technology through 5G.

The 5G mobile...

Vodafone launches ‘Economy of Things’ platform

Vodafone has launched a global “Economy of Things” platform that enables connected devices to trade with each other.

The new platform, launched today, is called Digital Asset Broker (DAB) and enables businesses across industry sectors to transform physical goods into tradable digital assets.

Connected devices are often limited in their automation due to awaiting manual payment for the service(s) they provide. In the future, connected devices will be able to make...

Inmarsat finds businesses are not using IoT data effectively

Satellite communications giant Inmarsat has found the vast majority of businesses are not using their IoT data effectively.

For its research, Inmarsat interviewed representatives from 450 organisations across the agriculture, electrical utilities, mining, oil and gas, and transport and logistics sectors.

86 percent of the respondents admitted their organisation is not using the data from IoT projects as effectively as possible.

Mike Carter, President of...

The growth of digitalisation with Industry 4.0

In recent years, significant growth in Industry 4.0 digitalisation has had a major impact on the manufacturing sector.

The shift from traditional, paper-based methods to more streamlined digital solutions is helping all kinds of manufacturers, from textiles and food to pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals, boost their productivity, reduce costs and thus, become more operationally efficient.

Indeed, in a recent study by Getac and Statista, a quarter of US...

GlobalData: 75% of execs anticipate disruption from automation within 12 months

Three-quarters of executives are expecting their sector to be disrupted by automation within 12 months.

The findings come from research firm GlobalData which calls automation “no longer a distant dream”. Undoubtedly, the pandemic has sped up the adoption of automation as leaders seek to shelter their businesses in uncertain times and adapt to lasting societal changes.

Charlotte Dunlap, Principal Analyst at GlobalData, said:

“The pandemic has shown us just...

Eseye and Armis launch solution to secure devices on cellular networks

Global IoT connectivity services provider Eseye has partnered with device security platform Armis to launch a solution for securing devices on cellular networks.

The partners first announced their Connectivity Management Platform in April 2021—boasting the ability for organisations to deploy connected devices anywhere in the world with enterprise-class security and consistent, reliable cellular (4G/LTE/5G) connectivity.

Devices benefit from being able to seamlessly...