Gemalto to demo Cinterion VoLTE Cat.1 module for IoT

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At Gemalto's pre-event on its Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in Santa Clara, California, the company will demonstrate its first Cinterion Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Category 1 (Cat.1) module. The module is its first to enable simultaneous data and voice communications via LTE.

The new module is suited for solutions that are migrating to LTE while keeping the flexibility of...

By IoT News, 09 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Smart cities could lose $341 billion with non-standardised IoT deployments by 2025

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In a new whitepaper, commissioned by mobile technology and research company InterDigital, Machina Research studied potential IoT deployments in smart cities. Smart cities as a segment reflect the state of the IoT at large as they comprise a number of vertical domains, multiple parties, and diverse IT systems. They...

By IoT News, 05 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Research: Nest reveals consumer feelings about the IoT

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In research commissioned by Nest and undertaken by Kelton Global and Research Now, 80 percent of US consumers were found to want to make their homes smarter. This is just one finding amongst several which provides a positive impression about the future of the smart home market. 

The growing interest from consumers is equating to sales, with connected home products taking off in retail. “Connected home products like the Nest Thermostat...

By Ryan Daws, 04 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Intel cancels development of three SoFIA chip products to focus on IoT

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Intel has reportedly cancelled development of three of its SoFIA chip products as the company turns to newer segments like IoT and cloud while stepping away from the mobile market. The company has cancelled two SoFIA models using LTE and a third that used 3G technology.

SoFIA, launched in 2014, is a low-cost integrated application processor and baseband chip. The company had introduced...

By IoT News, 03 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

IoT popularity mirrored by increase in engineering course admissions

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New figures from iD Tech have shown a 46% increase in enrolment of its electrical engineering courses for young people, with the education provider arguing it mirrors the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The IoT market is on the rise as witnessed in wearables, with the segment growing 223% in 2015, according to best-selling author, Bernard Marr. Shipments of Apple watches and Fitbits totalled 3.6 million units and 4.4 million units, respectively.

iD Tech students learn...

By IoT News, 29 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Is the term IoT going to fall away by 2020? Yeti thinks so

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The term ‘Internet of Things’ will die out by 2020 as the technology becomes so ubiquitous, according to a new whitepaper from product development and design studio Yeti.

The paper, titled ‘Living, Learning and Working in 2020 with the Internet of Things’, examines how the IoT is affecting five spheres of life and how products in development will take people to the next standard of technology-based living.

The IoT is set to impact five major areas of...

By IoT News, 29 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Research: Gartner predicts spending on IoT security will reach $348m this year

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Analyst powerhouse Gartner has predicted that global spending on IoT security will reach $348 million this year, up almost 24 percent from the $281 million spent last year. Furthermore, the firm believes spend will reach $434 million in 2017 and $547 million in 2018. 

This momentum is set to continue, and...

By Ryan Daws, 26 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Otis to use AT&T IoT technology to enhance lift connectivity

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Telco giant AT&T and Otis Elevator, a unit of United Technologies, have announced a partnership aiming to utilise IoT technology to improve connectivity of its lifts and escalators.

The collaboration will also ensure the provision of mobility to over 30,000 service employees at Otis companies across the globe.

Otis companies will utilise AT&T IoT technology to gather data from cell networks and connect to a new enhanced cloud environment. Otis will be able to make...

By IoT News, 25 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Reinventing mail with the new industrial revolution

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is now a reality. Google has driverless cars, and we can control our TV, our heating and hot water remotely. The more digitally connected our lives become, the more data we generate. By 2020, 212 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, according to IDC.  And the opportunities, the possibilities and the boundless potential generated by being part of a digital, data-driven world are truly inspiring. Things are better, faster, and more...

By Grant Miller, 21 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Prism and Axis Communications explore IoT partnership for retailers

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Axis Communications and Prism have announced the details of their new partnership on IoT-managed solutions.

Under the partnership, Prism software has been directly integrated into the new AXIS M30 Series camera line, popular in the retail space, from Axis Communications. The AXIS M30 line is priced from $199 and supports the complete Prism platform, including dwell, traffic mapping, counting, path-mapping and heat-mapping.

Prism combines visualisations of stored data as well as privacy...

By IoT News, 21 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.