Low power wide area network connectivity augmented for IoT

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A report from Frost & Sullivan has examined the key growth areas in the low power wide area network (LPWAN) space, and argues it will account for a “significant” share of Internet of Things (IoT) connections by 2020.

Low power wide area networks (LPWAN), which possess low data rate, can back millions of devices that generate small volumes of data and require extended range and energy efficient networks. Intense competition exists in this space between proprietary...

By IoT News, 26 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

ForeScout secures $76m funding to accelerate development in IoT security

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ForeScout Technologies, a company which aims to provide ‘agentless’ cybersecurity, has announced it has raised $76 million (£53.2m) in funding to accelerate leadership in the “underserved” Internet of Things (IoT) security space.

The round of funding for the California-based company, which currently possesses a valuation of $1 billion, was led by Wellington Management. ForeScout has seen its valuation triple in the past year and a half even as its...

By IoT News, 25 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Sigfox provides IoT network in Antarctica - part of humanitarian work

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Not long ago I was on a WiFi-enabled flight thinking about just how incredible that is, but also how it was more reliable than my connection at home was during that period. This led me to think even higher above my head, to astronauts in the ISS, who also have an internet connection (however slow.) 

Sigfox is using its expertise to build an IoT network in...

By Ryan Daws, 20 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Vectra Networks reveals worrying vulnerability in IoT devices

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Threat management provider Vectra Networks has revealed a potentially alarming security hack in a Wi-Fi-enabled camera – which could have repercussions for other IoT devices.

The experiment, carried out by Vectra Threat Labs, found the researchers were able to reprogram a D-Link Wi-Fi camera, priced at $30, to function as a network backdoor without halting the camera’s option. In theory, hackers could have full access to an organisation’s network bypassing traditional...

By IoT News, 18 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Gartner: Majority of new business will incorporate IoT by 2020

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Analyst house Gartner has argued that over 50% major new business processes and systems will make use of some element of the IoT by 2020.

Adoption of the IoT among consumers and enterprises is set to see a sharp rise as the cost of hardware and the process of connecting it continues to decline. W. Roy Schulte, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, said: “Uses of the IoT that were previously impractical will increasingly become practical. The IoT is relevant in...

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

IoT is emerging from the hype – but still a long way to go

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While it may be a good headline that Gartner condemned the Internet of Things (IoT) as one of the most overhyped technology trends of 2015, it is somewhat misleading by failing to acknowledge the rapid progress being made – even if these are still early days. However, Gartner was correct that the full promise of IoT as a joined up ecosystem of interoperable components is indeed five to 10 years away.

There are already demonstrable...

By Anders Pals, 15 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

NEXCOM launches IoT gateway “NISE 50C” for enterprise applications

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NEXCOM, a computer software provider, has launched the NISE 50C IoT gateway, developed with control, communication, and connect capabilities which the company claims is ideal for edge controllers and data concentrators.

The IoT gateway can oversee connected devices and manage the collection, storage, and transmission of sensor data, and is capable of distilling unexplored value in data.

The compact fanless NISE 50C comes with flexible functions for real-time control, machine-to-machine...

By IoT News, 14 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

WRD Systems: Our vision for the Internet of Things – less hype, more M2M

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The problem with the Internet of Things is that few people truly understand what it is really about.

A large percentage of people who do understand it tend to discard it as yet another marketing hype such as “the cloud” with very little real substance. Due to all kinds of news reports on security issues, vendor lock-ins and lack of open standards, cost overruns, etc. these people tend to see their opinions confirmed.

We also tend to agree with this group – to a...

By Johan Dams, 13 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

IoT to push consumer technology industry to $287bn in revenues

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to push the consumer technology industry to $287 billion (£197bn), according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

The CTA’s new semi-annual industry report, U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts, argues that 4K UHD TV, wearables, drones will witness double digit growth in 2016 as well-established technologies including smartphones, televisions and laptops drive minimal growth of 1% though they account for 51% of the...

By IoT News, 11 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.