ThyssenKrupp cuts lift downtime with MAX powered by Microsoft Azure IoT

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator has announced a collaboration with Microsoft in order to improve lift maintenance and ensure a drastic reduction in downtime.

The predictive and pre-emptive service solution, known as MAX, is powered by Microsoft Azure IoT technology and involves the real-time aggregation of data in the Azure cloud platform, where the lifetime of lift systems and components is determined via an algorithm.

As a result, service technicians gain real-time insight on repairs and...

By IoT News, 03 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

M2M Council argues IoT near term sales are a mixed bag

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A new survey by the IoT M2M Council has found growing Internet of Things deployments over the next year, but a decline in the next six months.

The Quarterly IoT Buyers' Index (QIBI) survey includes over 12,000 enterprise users, app developers and OEMs. The latest survey asked executives to outline their IoT deployment purchase plans in six-month intervals.

On analysis, the survey found an 11.6% year-on-year increase in the number of executives planning to adopt IoT projects in the...

By IoT News, 02 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Dell launches Edge Gateway 5000 Series to disrupt IoT marketplace

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Dell has launched its new Edge Gateway 5000 Series purpose-built gateway with input/output (I/O) options, analytics capabilities and other features for building and factory automation.

The Edge Gateway 5000 Series has an industrial-grade form factor, wide operating temperature ranges, expanded output and input interfaces and powerful analytics capabilities. It serves as an alternative to...

By IoT News, 28 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Value of IoT analytics market to reach £10.6bn by 2020

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A new report by MarketsandMarkets argues that IoT analytics is on the rise due to the increasing number of IoT-enabled smart connected sensors and devices that release large amounts of data simultaneously. The data can be used to improve real-time customer experience and decision making.

The global market is expected to grow from $4.8 billion (£3.1bn) in 2015 to $16.3bn (£10.6bn) by 2020, at a CAGR of 27.4%. It is still nascent, but is expected to mature in developed regions...

By IoT News, 23 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Jasper looks to China for IoT demand

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IoT platform provider Jasper has announced that more than 500 enterprises have trialled the China Unicom Control Center IoT platform within the first three months of its launch.

The enterprises represent key industry hubs for Jasper and, according to the company, showcase the efficiency and wide ranging nature of the platform. Among the firms signed up include two of China’s 10 largest auto manufacturers, as well as several major retailers, wearable manufacturers, and telematics...

By James Bourne, 21 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Confidence of IoT device security varies among consumers and security professionals

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A major discrepancy exists in the amount of trust Mexican consumers and cybersecurity professionals have in the security of connected devices, according to a new survey from global cybersecurity association ISACA.

The survey found 82% of Mexican consumers were assured about their ability to secure IoT devices while only 60% of IT and cybersecurity professionals were of the same opinion. More than nine in 10 Mexican consumers believe they possess requisite knowledge concerning the IoT.

On...

By IoT News, 19 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Texas Instruments helps securely connect IoT endpoints to AWS cloud

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Texas Instruments has introduced its new SimpleLink Wi-Fi microcontroller (MCU) for connecting IoT endpoints to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The IoT Software Development Kit (SDK) from AWS has been made available for the SimpleLink CC3200 MCU LaunchPad kit, allowing developers to connect to AWS IoT services and start developing IoT designs.

The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 wireless MCU LaunchPad is an evaluation kit from Texas Instruments for the first single-chip, low-power Wi-Fi...

By IoT News, 12 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Residential IoT device revenue to reach $67.7 billion in 2025

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A new Navigant Research study has predicted that revenue from residential Internet of Things (IoT) devices will reach $67.7 billion (£44.4bn) in 2025, up from $7.3 billion (£4.8bn) in 2015.

The IoT is already well-established in residential settings. Smart meters, thermostats, LED lights, and other appliances and security systems offer wireless or wired connectivity to share and utilise data more effectively.

According to the report, the driving factors for the...

By IoT News, 06 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.