How the IoT will save lives: Applying IoT technology to emergency communications

Over the last few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most-talked about technologies. Smart toasters and talking fridges may demonstrate its potential to be over-hyped, but there’s no denying that millions of IoT devices are finding a wide range of useful applications.

With so many autonomous devices now connected to the internet, one application that has sparked interest is how the IoT can help in...

By Cristina Lumbreras, 22 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Healthcare, IoT, Security, Standards.

FCC proposes splitting 5.9GHz spectrum for vehicle comms and WiFi

FCC chairman Ajit Pai is backing a proposal that would see precious spectrum allocated for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications split and also used for WiFi.

The 5.9GHz spectrum was allocated for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) way back in 1999 but it's been mostly ignored by automakers.

"DSRC ... was intended to enable ubiquitous transportation and vehicle-related communications, but results haven't matched that intent," Pai said during an event in Washington.

"Here we...

By Ryan Daws, 21 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.

Telefónica presents second ‘Things Matter’ study, indicates significant increase in IoT usage in two years

Telefónica has unveiled its second study on the Internet of Things (IoT), Things Matter 2019: the experience of the IoT users in Spain, covering thoughts around the IoT and the voice of those responsible for digital transformation of industrial, commercial or institutional activity in companies from different sectors.

One of the main conclusions of the study is that almost half of the population already knows what IoT...

By IoT News, 21 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

IOTech raises $7.5 million in series A funding led by Dell Technologies

IOTech Systems, a UK-based IoT edge platform company, has successfully raised $7.5 million (£5.8m) in its series A funding round. The funding was led by Dell Technologies Capital, with additional investment from Société anonyme de Participation et De Gestion (SPDG), the Scottish Investment Bank, and Northstar Ventures.

IOTech intends to use the investment to considerably expand its acquisition capability...

By IoT News, 20 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Sigfox makes four key IoT announcements during Connect 2019

Global IoT network operator Sigfox has made four major announcements during its annual Connect event.

Ludovic Le Moan, CEO and co-founder of Sigfox, opened Connect 2019 in Singapore this morning and unveiled the following announcements during his keynote:

Sigfox launches Private Area Network (PAN) to offer greater choice

The first major announcement is Sigfox’s launch of a Private Area Network (PAN) to offer businesses a choice between a private or global service dependent on their needs.

The service...

By Ryan Daws, 20 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Australia releases a draft code of practice for IoT cybersecurity

The Australian government has drafted a code of practice in a bid to improve the IoT’s well-publicised lack of security.

While the huge Mirai botnet attack on DNS provider Dyn in 2016 was devastating, one positive thing it achieved was to increase awareness about the poor security of IoT devices.

Ever since that high profile incident, governments have doubled their efforts in coming up with ideas to prevent IoT devices from being compromised. For Australia, that's...

By Ryan Daws, 19 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Telit adds new NB-IoT modules to its portfolio

Telit is expanding its portfolio with the addition of two new Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) modules, aiming to provide greater focus for smart metering, smart city applications, and more.

The modules are NE310H2-W1 and NL865H2-W1, which are suitable for 2G to 4G NB-IoT transition. The NE310H2-W1 and NL865H2-W1 modules serve various purposes like smart metering for electricity, gas and water, smart city applications, smart agriculture and almost any type of industrial sensor or mass-deployment application.

The...

By IoT News, 13 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

tado's first SaaS product speeds-up heating repairs while reducing carbon

Smart heating company tado is launching its first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product which helps to speed-up repairs while reducing carbon.

tado 360 is an offering for utilities and heating service companies which monitors the health of a customer's heating system.

When a breakdown occurs, engineers are supplied with more detailed information about the problem in order for a faster and more efficient repair.

Heating is essential, especially during the winter months when breakdowns occur most. For...

By Ryan Daws, 12 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Homes.

Going smart: How IoT technologies and automation can revolutionise laboratory practice

Despite the risks and fears around the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it relates to wider questions around security and privacy, a number of benefits exist in the field of scientific innovation and discovery.

The adoption of the IoT into laboratories marks a major technological disruption. It’s implementation will replace an outdated and inefficient system with one which maximises instruments and researcher time to full potential, stimulating a new wave of scientific...

By Phoebe Chubb, 11 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Healthcare, IoT, Smart Cities.