PrismTech launches Vortex 2.0 IoT data sharing solution

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PrismTech has launched an IoT data sharing solution called Vortex 2.0 in order to provide secure real-time data connectivity between low latency fog applications.

The solution aims to facilitate distributed IoT computing between device, edge and cloud.

The use of Vortex is maximised in mission-critical distributed and IoT applications. Vortex is based on the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-time Systems open standard. Vortex is capable...

By IoT News, 04 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Two examples of the Internet of Things in new and unexpected places

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When I started working for Sun Microsystems in 1996 I was asked to help out on a project at an international shipping company. The shipper wanted to be able to track a package’s progress, based on barcodes, through their system from pickup to delivery and all the stops in between. The bigger goal was to create the first global shipping logistics system and use the collected data to improve the company’s processes.

A few years later I found myself working with a New York...

By David Auslander, 02 December 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

SmartMetric aims to connect biometric payment cards to IoT

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A lot of attention is being paid to the use of IoT technology in cars, homes and clothing. However, the banking sector is also set to be transformed by the technology. SmartMetric has launched a biometric payments card solution that makes use of IoT connectivity.

SmartMetric president and CEO, Chaya Hendrick, said: “SmartMetric sees that the ubiquitous credit and debit card will become an IoT. Network[s] connected with sensors and communication technology embedded...

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

IoT service providers could gain £154bn from M2M and wearable devices by 2020

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A report from RnR Market Research expects M2M and wearable devices to aid IoT service providers in generating as much as $231 billion (£154bn) in service revenue by the end of 2020 at a CAGR of 40% between 2015 and 2020.

The researchers argue IoT service providers are looking to integrate wearable technology with their M2M offerings, targeting both consumer and vertical markets.

The report provides insight on the M2M, IoT and wearable technology ecosystem including enabling...

By IoT News, 01 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Wearables.

Industrial outstrips wearables as key market for IoT developers

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Though wearables may have captured the zeitgeist with regard to the Internet of Things, more than half of developers are working on an industrial IoT project.

That’s the verdict from Evans Data, which polled IoT developers globally in six languages on a number of IoT areas being targeted. 28% had worked on wearables in the past and were not focusing on them any longer, while developers were very positive about working on the connected home and the connected car in the next 12...

By IoT News, 30 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Wearables.

Open Interconnect Consortium aims to consolidate standards efforts for IoT

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The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) is furthering interoperability and alignment on standardisation for the IoT with the acquisition of the assets of the UPnP Forum. The development is set to simplify and consolidate the work on technology and infrastructure at both organisations.

Open Interconnect Consortium executive director Mike Richmond said: “UPnP Forum pioneered the networking software protocols fundamental to today's Smart Home.”

The move is also set to...

By IoT News, 25 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Intelligent gateways set to become standard for bridging device networks

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A new VDC Research report indicates that the market for IoT and intelligent gateway hardware will grow fast through to 2019.

With solution providers and manufacturers pushing more intelligence to the network edge for new connected services and applications, the IoT and intelligent gateway hardware market will see strong growth over the forecast period.

Gateways are becoming a standard component to deliver end-to-end IoT solutions and mitigate the complexities of emerging wireless...

By IoT News, 24 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Bluetooth IoT roadmap for 2016 unveiled, greater speeds and range promised

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In order to ensure the relevance of Bluetooth in the IoT, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has planned a number of enhancements as part of its 2016 technology roadmap, including longer range, higher speeds, and mesh networking.

The improvements are being put in place in order to cater to the demands of industries such as smart home, industrial automation, location-based services and smart infrastructure. Products such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are already being used on...

By IoT News, 19 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes, Standards.

Why the success of IoT hinges upon the benefits provided to users

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Researchers in South Korea have argued that the IoT is not as novel as touted by most, as its components have been in use for quite some time now. The difference is that a vast number of smart devices will now sport their own internet protocol (IP) addresses.

The researchers at the Department of Software at Gachon University in South Korea, Won Kim and Jaehyuk Choi, said: “The IoT is defined as the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the...

By IoT News, 16 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.