How smart street lighting and residential energy efficiency is coming to Mayo

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Silver Spring Networks has announced a smart city and energy efficiency programme in Crossmolina, County Mayo, with an aim to increase asset management and energy efficiency, improve public safety, and accelerate Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities in the West of Ireland.

The company has deployed an Internet of Things (IoT) network canopy for Mayo County Council for smart street lighting and a residential energy efficiency project, which is partly being funded by the Sustainable...

By IoT News, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Why it’s time for the Internet of Things to get strategic

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is clearly gaining momentum – a testament to its potential to improve customer experience, drive down costs, and transform business operations. As organisations evolve from successful, one off pilots into broader IoT deployments, new thinking is required to ensure IoT truly delivers.

How, for example, does a food retailer advance the concept of using IoT to reduce refrigeration energy consumption to create a more sophisticated approach that addresses...

By Jason Kay, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Samsung unveils plans to invest $1.2bn in IoT investments and R&D

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Samsung has announced its plans to invest $1.2 billion in US-centred IoT investments and R&D over the next four years, with an aim to bring quality and transform people’s lives by introducing the benefits of IoT to society at-large.

Speaking at the company-hosted event titled ‘Internet of Things: Transforming the Future’ in Washington D.C., Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO, Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon, revealed the company’s vision for...

By IoT News, 23 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

The future of the Internet of Things – and the driving force behind the revolution

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To many people, the Internet of Things (IoT) still sounds rather futuristic. However, it is already here and improving lives on a global scale. In 2015, Business Insider reported 10 billion devices were connected to the internet, with the prediction of this figure to increase by 28 per cent to 34 billion devices by...

By Jess Thompson-Hughes, 22 June 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Netatmo launches Tags for Welcome Cam, integrates Dropbox to offer free video backup

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Netatmo has announced their Welcome security camera is set to receive two big upgrades in the form of 'Welcome Tags' and the ability to connect your Dropbox account for automatic cloud storage of video. We caught up with two Netatmo representatives who explained the significance of these announcements.   

When it comes to smart home security cameras, the Netatmo Welcome holds 

By Ryan Daws, 21 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

VMware among new Dell IoT solutions partners

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Dell has provided an update on the partnerships at its Dell Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Partner Program, with VMware joining at the executive tier and KMC Controls, Eurotech, Nokia, and V5 Systems joining as new associate partners.

DGLogik, Exara, and FogHorn have been promoted from Registered to Associate tier, encouraging advancement in the programme. DGLogik provides an end-to-end platform for Industrial IoT and Building Automation applications by ensuring quick formulation of...

By IoT News, 20 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Majority of enterprises struggling to secure IoT devices on their network

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The U.S. Department of Commerce recently cited findings that held that 200 billion connected devices will be in place by 2020, with the economic impact of such technology expected to be in the trillions by 2025. However, a major concern remains that a majority of enterprises do not possess sufficient know-how on securing IoT devices on their network, according to a survey commissioned by ForeScout Technologies.

The finding highlights the lack of visibility on the enterprise network....

By IoT News, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Hive expands smart home range with Active Light bulbs

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Hive, a British Gas company, has expanded its smart home range with the launch of its 'Active Light' LED bulbs. Adding to Hive's existing thermostat, window/door sensors, motion sensors, and 'Active Plug' products, the addition of lighting capabilities help consumers to build a basic smart home. 

In order to use the Hive Active Light bulbs, you will need a Hive Hub which costs £80 by itself or is...

By Ryan Daws, 15 June 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

IoT in manufacturing has low awareness – but wireless sensors could change that

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Though the IoT market for the manufacturing sector is still nascent, the benefits are there to be seen – and a new report from iGR argues the use of wireless sensors could help out.

Device sensors on the equipment on the factory floor can provide a huge amount of valuable data for manufacturers that can be channelled through corporate systems to offer substantial benefits via data analytics. Though these benefits are known, adoption is still low in the sector.

Iain Gillott,...

By IoT News, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Sensing the opportunities with next-generation IoT beacon technology

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Beacons have so far been a slow-burn technology. It was back in 2009 when SIG announced Bluetooth version 4.0, which included Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the basis of beacon technology although it took another four years to become mainstream. This came in 2013 with Apple announcing iBeacons at its developer conference. Android standardisation took longer, and it was not until July 2015 that Google released Eddystone. Google is however constantly expanding its capabilities, the most...

By Jonathan Duffy, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.