Actility collaborates with Akenza to enhance ThingPark Wireless IoT connectivity platform

French M2M and IoT service provider Actility is looking to add even more value to its IoT connectivity platform ThingPark Wireless by partnering with Swiss provider Akenza.

ThingPark Wireless is Actility’s multi-technology IoT connectivity platform for public and private Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). The collaboration would now allow Actility clients to natively integrate their accounts into the Akenza Core and completely manage their IoT device fleet and...

Arduino-compatible dev board Frame.IoT seeks crowdfunding

The Frame.IoT, an Arduino-compatible developer board which aims to help users connect to Internet of Things projects, is currently looking for crowdfunding on the Kickstarter platform.

The Frame.IoT development kit is integrated with Wi-Fi, supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), can be operated using a rechargeable battery, and deployed in a number of ways. The board features 16 RGB LEDs arranged in a circular pattern, along with a single button in the middle of the board.

The...

IDC warns of significant shrinkage to semiconductor market with Covid-19 pandemic

IDC has offered a gloomy analysis of the semiconductor market amid the Covid-19 pandemic, suggesting significant shrinkage compared with the earlier expected minor overall growth.

In its latest report, titled Impact of COVID-19 on the Worldwide Semiconductor Market Forecast, IDC notes that despite the disruption, to human life as well as the international technology supply chain, the report states that...

Thales, Telstra, Microsoft and Arduino working on scalable IoT security with GSMA standard

Thales and Telstra have collaborated with Microsoft and Arduino to implement a GSMA solution that would allow trusted and secure end-to-end communication between device and cloud in order to pave way for scalable security for connected IoT devices.

As billions of devices collect, process and send data to the cloud within the IoT ecosystem, a variety of IoT services are executed. In order to enable...

Why its time to break down boundaries to unleash the full potential of IoT

The introduction of the Global System for mobile communications (GSM) opened the door to a new era for the telecoms industry. By introducing interoperability within the ecosystem, global standardised technical interfaces were made available, new business relationships were formed and new forms of co-operation emerged.

As a result of this, today users now have the luxury of being able to choose their...

NEC and Siemens team up for IoT monitoring partnership

NEC Corporation has announced that it will be collaborating with Siemens to provide artificial intelligence (AI) monitoring and analysis.

In a press release, NEC said that the collaboration will provide a solution for manufacturing that connects MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens, and NEC’s System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT). According to the agreement that...

Dimitra Simeonidou, Smart Internet Lab: Building smarter cities

IoT News caught up with Professor Dimitra Simeonidou to gather her thoughts on building smarter cities.

When we previously met Simeonidou, she was the CTO of Bristol is Open – a pioneering smart city project combining a fibre and mesh network with sensors and open data to provide a playground for anyone wanting to test applications in a real-world environment.

“Last time we spoke, it was just the beginning of doing city–regional experimentation,” says...

Microsoft and Cisco team up to integrate cloud and IoT platforms

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Cisco to integrate its Azure cloud with Cisco’s IoT platform in order to create the Cisco Edge to Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, a solution that will enable seamless connectivity and streamlined edge data flow into Azure IoT.

As per a Microsoft blog post by Tony Shakib, IoT business acceleration leader at Microsoft Azure, the integration “provides the...

Why awareness, rather than affordability, is the biggest barrier to IoT adoption in manufacturing

In previous years, perceptions of IoT might have been that not only is it a complex venture, but also an expensive one.

Arguably, this viewpoint is somewhat outdated. The cost of computing, according to The Economist, is roughly a one hundred-millionth of what it was in the 1970s. The cost of sensors used for IoT, according to Goldman Sachs, have dropped from $1.30 to $0.60 between 2004 and 2014. And, of...

Assessing the skills gap in the Internet of Things – and how smart recruitment is helping

If you look at various technologies, from cloud computing to development, the agreed theme is one of a skills gap. Too many openings; not enough skilled candidates to take them up.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no different. Writing for Forbes in July, Daniel Newman argued that the continued proliferation of smart devices, networks and connections means any gap today will only grow if left...