New Wi-Fi standard aims to bring more power to the Internet of Things

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The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced Wi-Fi HaLow, a new standard for products incorporating IEE 802.11 technology aimed at reaching the full potential of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The new Wi-Fi HaLow designation, announced at the CES show earlier this week, will apply for low-power Wi-Fi solutions operating below the one gigahertz range, offering longer power connectivity and longer range. It will enable various power-efficiency use cases in connected cars, smart homes, digital...

By IoT News, 08 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

IoT gains ground in 2015, with more traction expected in 2016

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A new report by PYMNTS and Intel argues that the Internet of Things (IoT) made progress in 2015 in terms of adoption, and is expected to gain even more ground in 2016.

The man behind the term “Internet of Things”, Kevin Ashton, explained that businesses had begun to make use of IoT though consumers had not responded in a big way. According to Ashton – the co-founder of the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – there has not been a...

By IoT News, 07 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas involved in AT&T smart cities framework

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Communications giant AT&T has announced a new framework for smart cities in various US locations – and is enlisting the help of Cisco, IBM and Intel among others to implement it.

AT&T plans to launch the smart cities framework in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The new framework includes categories such as infrastructure, citizen engagement, transportation, and public safety.

Under the infrastructure banner, cities will be able to...

By IoT News, 07 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Accenture survey raises questions over IoT device uptake

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Security and privacy concerns are among the key barriers to buying an IoT device and service, according to a poll of almost 30,000 consumers released by Accenture.

“Until the promise of IoT meets consumers’ expectations, the IoT market will remain more promise than profit and do little to reinvigorate the overall digital consumer market,” said Sami Luukonen, global managing director for Accenture’s electronics and high tech group.

The survey findings put...

By IoT News, 06 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why smart device growth is expected to mimic the smartphone craze

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To say that there is an overabundance of technology in our world would be an understatement. After all, there’s even a smart crockpot by Belkin that can be controlled from out of the home.

However, while it certainly seems that there’s a market for every novel idea out there, it’s not so simple to foretell which will hit and which will miss. After all, even smartphones weren’t a hit out of the gate. Infact, by the end of 2009, only

By Eran Eshed, 05 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

ThingWorx owner PTC agrees to acquire Kepware in $100m deal

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US technology firm PTC, owners of the ThingWorx Internet of Things platform, has announced it is to acquire software development provider Kepware for approximately $100 million (£68m) to add to its industrial IoT portfolio.

The agreement also includes a potential $18 million (£12.2m) dependent on meeting certain financial and strategic milestones.

Maine-based Kepware has customers across 120 countries and in industries such as power and utilities, building automation, oil and...

By IoT News, 04 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT in manufacturing to grow 26.9% in 2015-2020

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A new Research and Markets report has forecast that the IoT in manufacturing market will reach $13.49 billion (£9.06bn) in 2020.

Manufacturers are increasingly inclined towards adopting IoT solutions for smart manufacturing to improve efficiency, security and reliability. High employment costs, machine downtimes and regulatory changes are also pushing manufacturing firms towards IoT.

The report estimates the market size and its future growth across different segments, including...

By IoT News, 23 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Afero platform aims to bring more connectivity and security to IoT

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A new platform called Afero has been unveiled in Los Altos in California, aiming to bring greater connectivity and security to the Internet of Things within and outside the home.

Afero was introduced by a number of industry veterans from Nest, Apple and Google, while at its helm is Joe Britt, a former Engineering Director of Google Android and a co-founder of Danger, which made the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone.

The team behind Afero has been working almost two years to develop a...

By IoT News, 22 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

The rise of intelligent industry and the Industrial Internet of Things

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According to IDC, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market is set to grow to $1.7 trillion by 2020. Fuelling that is an expected increase in the number of active IoT endpoints, from 10.3 billion in 2014 to more than 29.5 billion in 2020. The proliferation of smart, connected machines and devices is having a profound impact on how industry around the world operates. We are ushering in a new era - the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – where data from interconnected...

By Greg Conary, 21 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

IoT weather data transforms insurance and airline industries

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The latest developments weather prediction, driven by the Internet of Things and cognitive computing, are already having a transformative effect on a number of industries including insurance and airlines. The Weather Company’s CEO David Kenny said that sources of data range from satellites in space, airlines providing wind speed and oscillation data, drones and weather balloons,...

By IoT News, 18 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.