Sigfox claims to develop world’s first ultra-low cost IoT communication modules

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Sigfox, a provider of global communication solution powering the IoT, with its ecosystem of partners, have produced what is claimed to be the first ultra-low cost IoT communication modules.

These modules significantly reduce the cost barrier, with modules up to twenty times cheaper than LTE cellular modules and five times cheaper than the closest competing technologies. In order to lower the cost barrier, Sigfox and its partners optimised every feature of the design and...

By IoT News, 09 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Skyworks promises world’s most efficient front end solutions for IoT applications

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US-based semiconductor manufacturer Skyworks Solutions has introduced a suite of new high performance, fully integrated front-end modules for the rapidly expanding IoT market. These modules are the first in a series of solutions powering multimode operation for next generation Bluetooth, Thread and ZigBee wireless networking protocols.

The modules are at their best when paired with System on a Chip (SoC) platforms, the company argues, providing efficient wireless solution, maximising...

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

LEEDARSON becomes latest firm to join ZigBee Alliance board of directors

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LEEDARSON, a China-based connected lighting and smart home provider, has joined the non-profit ZigBee Alliance at the promoter level as well as accepting a seat on its board of directors.

Kellen Yang, sales director from LEEDARSON, said: “This is a crucial time as the relevant wireless standards emerge as vital to proliferation of the IoT market, and organisations behind them like the ZigBee Alliance wisely move to consolidate in a strategic direction for the good of the...

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

Semtech and ZTE launch IoT demonstration base dedicated to LoRa technology

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Semiconductor provider Semtech Corporation has partnered with Chinese telco ZTE to officially launch the latter’s first Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration base dedicated to LoRa Technology in Nanjing.

The CLAA IoT Demonstration Base allows IoT solution providers to deploy and test their applications over a low power, wide area network (LPWAN). ZTE plans to deploy over 30 commercial demonstration bases across China by the end of 2016.

The initiative is the result of a cooperative...

By IoT News, 19 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

IoT, big data, fog computing, and how the work of today can shape tomorrow

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The future technological landscape will, according to the experts, be one where driverless vehicles zoom around and cater to passengers’ whims, just one of billions of connected devices. But how can a vision for 2030 be relevant to today’s needs?

Doug Zuckerman is conference chair of the IEEE Technology Time Machine, taking place later this month in San Diego. The conference covers as its key areas big data, brain – how technology can...

By James Bourne, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Standards.

Tech giants including Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and IBM form Partnership on AI

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The world's biggest advancements often come from talented individuals putting their minds together with a common goal. Today's giants of tech started with humble beginnings – such as in a garage or dorm room – but are now brimming with talent looking for the next big thing. 

A collective of the world's biggest technology pioneers has joined forces in a historic partnership to advance...

By Ryan Daws, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

Netclearance releases mBeaconVend, aims to give vending machines IoT boost

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The humble vending machine, like so many other big, dumb machines, is ripe for disruption through Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Coca-Cola is leading the revolution, putting connected technologies in its machines to gauge temperatures, assess stock levels, and work out what brands are most popular. Indeed, according to a TechWeek Europe article last year, connecting a vending machine...

By James Bourne, 28 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

How the eSIM can help turn the IoT from incredible potential to a reality

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It’s predicted that by 2020 there will be 11.6 billion mobile devices, according to Huawei, connected by over 500 mobile network operators (MNO) worldwide.

With this growth in connectivity fuelled by trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), attention is switching to the hardware and whether it is capable of meeting demand. In addition, as connected devices get smaller with...

By Emmanuel Legros, 22 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

The rise of LTE Cat 1 for IoT: Sequans and MultiTech latest to debut products

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Sequans Communications and MultiTech’s latest product launches give rise to a growing trend; the continued emergence of LTE Cat 1 platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Sequans Communications has signed an agreement with T-Mobile to provide its Calliope LTE Cat 1 chipset platform which will be used by the latter’s machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) customers, while MultiTech Systems has launched a 4G-LTE Cat 1 version of its award-winning...

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

Huawei becomes latest company to join ZigBee Alliance

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Chinese tech giant Huawei has joined the ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association for open, global standards for low-powered wireless IoT devices, as a promoter. The company has also accepted a spot on its board of directors.

The Shenzhen-headquartered company's solutions are deployed by 45 of the global top 50 telecom operators. Its ICT solutions, services and products are used in over 170 regions and countries, supporting communication for over a third of the global...

By IoT News, 31 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.