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.

M2M retail sector analysed in latest industry research

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A report from Research and Markets has assessed the retail sector for machine to machine (M2M) communications and argues the market for wirelessly connected point of sale (POS) and multi-space parking meters are among the most advanced aspects in the space.

According to Berg Insight, the number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry will rise to 44.3 million by 2019, up from 23.1 million in 2014 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9%.

Wireless M2M communication...

By IoT News, 05 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Wind River launches new Linux version for Internet of Things applications

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Wind River, a subsidiary of Intel, has launched Wind River Linux 8 to facilitate rapid development of applications by cutting down time for set-up and installation. The software brings together scalability and better user experience along with open source benefits such as interoperability and flexibility.

The newest version of Wind River Linux incorporates the latest kernel and toolchain being utilised in the forthcoming Yocto Project 2.0 release, Linux kernel 4.1, and GNU...

By IoT News, 05 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Sensly keeps a check on deadly pollution levels

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Pollution in cities is a serious concern. In 2008, there were 4,300 premature deaths in London that was attributed to long-term exposure to dangerous airborne particles. In areas such as Hackney, pollution levels have been reported as 50% above the EU limit. 

John Whiting, from the Bristol Robotics Lab, is part of the team working on

By Ryan Daws, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Broadcom launches IoT-focused global navigation chip

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In order to cater to the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices markets, semiconductor solutions company Broadcom has launched a new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip, known as Broadcom BCM47748. The chip ensures devices such as fitness bands provide pinpoint location.

Power consumption from the new chip is marginal as it handles most of the load associated to signal processing from the device MCU by assessing position, velocity and time (PVT) on-chip....

By IoT News, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Opinion: Freevolt could be the wireless charging breakthrough the IoT needs

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Lord Drayson, CEO and Chairman of Drayson Technologies, introduced a new wireless charging technology earlier today called 'Freevolt' which could solve the battery issues faced by a lot of wireless devices which make up the Internet of Things. 

Freevolt turns ambient radio frequency (RF) waves into usable power for low-consumption devices which means some devices will never require...

By Ryan Daws, 30 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

IoT gains attention from public and private sectors – but the hype may be excessive

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According to new research from CompTIA, 80% of IT industry executives have made an effort to recognise prospects brought forward by the Internet of Things (IoT), while a third expect these technologies to boost productivity in the next 24-36 months.

The sector is gaining attention and traction among public and private sector organisations that are looking to boost connectivity. Despite this, 53% of respondents argue that the hype surrounding the industry is excessive.

CompTIA research...

By IoT News, 29 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

OneM2M standard for IoT validated at interoperability event

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In order to assess the interoperability and end-to-end functionality of the oneM2M Release 1 Specifications, 29 organisations and companies tested their equipment together at the headquarters of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

ETSI and TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea) co-hosted the event, backed by the European Commission. oneM2M is a global standards initiative for Machine to Machine (M2M) and the...

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

Why the enterprise is key to growth in the Internet of Things

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According to the latest IDC figures, 73% of decision makers polled said they had already installed or planned to install IoT solutions within the next year.

58% of the 2,500 respondents, across 15 countries, argue that the IoT is of strategic importance, with the most important industries being healthcare (72%), transportation (67%) and manufacturing (66%). Just under a quarter (24%) of all respondents view the IoT as capable of bringing disruption and massive change. Government...

By IoT News, 25 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.