Verizon rolls out first nationwide commercial 4G LTE Cat M1 network

Verizon will be rolling out the first nationwide commercial 4G LTE Category M1 (or Cat M1) network, claimed to be the only Cat M1 network providing scale, coverage and security for customers seeking wireless access solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), the company has said.

Covering 2.4 million square miles, the Cat M1 network is built on a virtualised cloud environment that enables rapid and agile IoT solution deployment and nationwide scaling aimed at increasing IoT adoption for developers and...

By IoT News, 03 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Samsung integrates Cypress’ wireless connectivity solution with its ARTIK IoT platform

Samsung Electronics has selected Cypress Semiconductor’s Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC) connectivity solution for its ARTIK Internet of Things (IoT) platform, the company has announced.

Cypress’ low-power SoC, CYW43907 802.11n to give its full name, is now in production in Samsung’s ARTIK 050 module providing secure IoT connectivity for products across vertical markets, including smart home, smart lighting, smart building, manufacturing, and health and wellness. The Samsung ARTIK 050 module is...

By IoT News, 30 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Where is AI in the auto industry now – and where is it heading?

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The shape-shifting, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cars seen in futuristic films aren't appearing anytime soon but AI technology certainly exists today in the auto market and will be increasingly visible in the future.

Industry observers are saying that AI and machine learning have reached a tipping point and will cause enormous advances through the next few...

By Mahbubul Alam, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

AT&T forges ahead with deployment of LTE-M network for IoT

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US telco giant AT&T says it is ahead of schedule with plans for a nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the second quarter of 2017.

The move is against the backdrop of its successful pilot of the LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at AT&T Labs in San Ramon, California. The company switched on North America’s first LTE-M enabled commercial site in October 2016 to support the pilot with other ecosystem players.

Companies...

By IoT News, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Nokia, Vodafone and Telit team up to expand ecosystem using NB-IoT technology

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Nokia, Vodafone and wireless technology provider Telit are entering a partnership to expand the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem using Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) technology, the companies have announced.

Using the radio access network and elements from the Cloud Packet Core solution, Nokia deployed a fully integrated NB-IoT system at Vodafone's Open Lab in Dusseldorf, Germany. The system uses the IoT technology from Telit and will be used by the firms to expand the IoT...

By IoT News, 09 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

The data management implications of the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

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The recently published Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Automated Vehicles Policy provides regulatory guidelines for autonomous – or self driving – vehicle development. While autonomous technologies have been rapidly advancing in recent years, regulatory laws had not kept pace.  This policy resolves the regulatory uncertainty and provides a clear roadmap for deploying autonomous vehicles on public...

By Kieran Maloney, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Bluetooth 5 wants to be the perfect standard for the IoT

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Bluetooth has reached its fifth major release and the SIG (Special Interest Group) has the usual impressive figures to flaunt. The latest version doubles the speed and has four times the range of its predecessor, which makes it perfect for many IoT use cases. 

Although it was first revealed in June, the SIG announced the spec is...

By Ryan Daws, 08 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

EEMBC announces new benchmark to target IoT security functions

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The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, EEMBC, has announced a new benchmark to ensure optimum efficiency of security implementations in IoT devices.

Currently at a development stage within the EEMBC’s IoT Security working group, the benchmark is said to provide an industry-created and standardised tool for application developers to quickly, accurately, and equitably compare the performance and energy efficiency of security solutions targeted at IoT end-point...

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

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.