First IoT platform on OGC SensorThings API released

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SensorUp has rolled out what is claimed to be the first IoT platform based on Open Geospatial Consortium SensorThings API, allowing IoT companies and developers to formulate standards-compliant IoT products and services.

Standards-compliance is a key feature in the IoT as it ensures exchange of data between disparate sensors. There are several use cases that benefit from such integration. For instance, a fitness band can be connected to a calorie intake app while municipalities located...

By IoT News, 18 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Cypress to acquire Broadcom's IoT operations for $550m

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Cypress Semiconductor has announced the acquisition of Broadcom’s IoT business unit for $550 million (£376m) in cash.

The IoT arm of the network and semiconductor provider employs close to 430 people globally and brought in $189m in revenue during the past 12 months. As part of the agreement, Cypress will acquire Broadcom's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee IoT product lines and intellectual property, along with its WICED brand and developer ecosystem.

The transaction, which...

By IoT News, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

The IoT and the network: Why Wi-Fi is the horse to bet on

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We have all heard the statistics about the Internet of Things (IoT): 200 billion connected devices by 2020 according to Gartner; the global market to hit $1.7 trillion (£1.2tn) by the same year according to IDC. Yet the network capability underpinning it remains to be decided.

The industry has tried to plough some ideas and investment into the issue – in January, the Wi-Fi...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

OneM2M updates its IoT standards for greater connected devices and apps

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Global Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M standards body oneM2M has published updated versions of its Release 1 global specifications allowing for IoT networking and creating a platform for connecting devices and applications.

The specifications incorporate enhancements based on early implementations and feedback from oneM2M’s first Interop event held in 2015. The standards cover...

By IoT News, 18 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Ericsson, Orange and Intel complete live trials of EC-GSM-IoT tech

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Tech giants Ericsson, Orange, and Intel have announced the successful completion of a coverage trial for the Internet of Things (IoT) using EC-GSM-IoT.  

EC-GSM-IoT is a new technology that facilitates new competencies of existing cellular networks for LPWA (low power wide area) IoT applications. It can be activated via new software deployed over a very large GSM footprint, building even more coverage for IoT devices.

Alain Maloberti, SVP of Orange Labs Networks, said:...

By IoT News, 07 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Visa aims to facilitate secure payments for IoT

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Visa has announced it is opening its Visa Ready program to IoT organisations such as manufacturers of wearables, automobiles, appliances, public transportation services, clothing and other connected devices. IoT companies will work with mobile device manufacturers, including mobile point-of-sale acceptance (mPOS) providers, mobile NFC-enabled device manufacturers and other technology partners in the program.

The Visa Ready Program provides unified way to infuse secure payments into...

By IoT News, 04 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Altair Semiconductor: On the Sony acquisition and sustainable IoT

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MWC It is safe to say that the critical buzz around chip and LTE technology provider Altair Semiconductor has rarely been higher. Three weeks after the news broke that Altair was to be acquired by Sony for upwards of $212m (£148m), Eran Eshed, co-founder and VP marketing at Altair, sees it as the “ultimate validation” of Altair’s 10 year vision.

“It’s not just the value of an acquisition,”...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Open Interconnect Consortium aims to help developers with IoT toolkit

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The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) has launched a new developer toolkit in order to further standardise the Internet of Things (IoT) and help organisations take advantage of its potential.

The updated developer tool offering comes with a new resource model tool, known as oneIoTa, which facilitates rapid downloading of OIC resource models for utilisation in development. It contains both OIC and UPnP Forum resource models in both JSON and RAML formats.

The update also includes the API...

By IoT News, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Security guidelines for the IoT published by GSMA

The GSMA, an official body which represents telecom companies, has published guidelines today which aim to ensure the secure deployment of IoT services and devices. Developed in consultation with the mobile industry, ‘The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines’ will help to boost growth of this exciting sector. 

“As billions of devices become connected in the Internet of Things, offering innovative and interconnected new services, the possibility of potential vulnerabilities...

By Ryan Daws, 09 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security, Standards.

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.