IBM collaborating with Cisco for IoT analytics

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IBM is collaborating with Cisco to provide customers with IBM’s Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge analytics capabilities.

Certain businesses are unable to benefit from the interconnectivity of devices and sensors, which generate real-time data, and the storage capacity of cloud computing. This is on account of their presence in remote and autonomous locations. However, the new IBM and Cisco partnership aims to change this.

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

SIGFOX collaborating with Connected Finland on roll out of IoT network

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SIGFOX is rolling out its IoT network throughout Finland by 2017 in collaboration with Connected Finland, a company created by veteran Finnish telco professionals.

The communications provider boasts more than seven million devices in its IoT network across all continents and the company has added 14 countries to its global coverage map in the past 12 months alone. The deployment will provide coverage to the country’s largest cities by the summer of 2016 and coverage for 85% of the...

By IoT News, 06 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

How AI adoption is growing on the back of the Internet of Things

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Evans Data’s Global Development Survey has revealed that the Internet of Things (IoT) was the foremost priority for developers working on artificial intelligence across a range of technologies including machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, and pattern recognition. Though targets for these technologies remain fragmented, IoT was the foremost target for all of them and in most instances the only target that gained a double digit response.

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By IoT News, 03 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Netclearance launches new BLE device featuring five sensors

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Smart beacon network developer Netclearance has launched the mBeaconSense, a BLE device that brings together five distinct sensors – temperature, vibration, accelerometer, magnetic, light – into one IC board that is smaller than a penny, opening up avenues for applications such as home care monitoring. A battery the size of a coin can last for several years, providing more possibilities and prospects – that might have not been possible before – for the...

By IoT News, 26 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

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 has...

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.