Actility acquires Abeeway for greater IoT location services

Actility, an IoT and M2M solutions provider, has acquired geolocation system specialist Abeeway with the aim to provide a best in class portfolio of IoT location services to support service providers and solution vendors across a wide range of industry sectors.

Abeeway, already a market leader in tracking devices, offers on-demand geolocation, movement alerts or geofencing that use GPS signals to determine their location, but energy-efficient LoRaWAN communication to pass that location to a tracking...

By IoT News, 05 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

The fall and rise of cellular IoT: A guide

Traditionally, the greatest rises tend to precipitate the hardest falls. However, we occasionally encounter a situation where a fall is essential to advancing the greatest of rises.

The case of cellular IoT provides us with such a scenario.

According to recent projections, we can expect to see cellular IoT grow to some 2.4 billion connections by 2025, the majority of which will be in the automotive space, closely followed by security and utilities...

By Ilan Reingold, 02 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Cloudflare goes into Orbit with ‘private network for IoT devices’ launch

Internet security services provider Cloudflare has announced the launch of Orbit, a product which aims to solve the problems of Internet of Things (IoT) security by filtering traffic through the San Francisco-based vendor first.

The company argues a new model for security is needed with ever-increasing numbers of connected devices. “PC security does not work for IoT,” the company notes in a blog post. “Consumers do not share that similar understanding that...

By James Bourne, 02 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Standards.

Linux Foundation aims to solve IoT interoperability with EdgeX Foundry project

The IoT remains a segregated mess, but the Linux Foundation is hoping to bring some unification to the landscape with the launch of its new EdgeX Foundry project.

"One of the key factors holding back IoT designs in the enterprise is that there are too many choices to safely and easily implement a system that will provide a return on investment in a reasonable timeframe," said Mike Krell, Lead IoT Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. "EdgeX Foundry will fundamentally change the market...

By Ryan Daws, 25 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

First nationwide IoT program for universities announced

MultiTech Systems has introduced what is claimed to be the first nationwide IoT programme for schools and universities that will provide students with the necessary tools and education to learn and apply new connectivity technologies.

The new University IoT Program for LoRa Connectivity programme focuses on low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) using LoRaWAN. LPWAN is a wireless network designed for long range communications using low power consumption and a low bit rate to connect a wide variety of...

By IoT News, 20 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Nokia and University of Technology Sydney to develop IoT-based business applications

Nokia is joining the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)’ Rapido – a new rapid prototyping unit – with the communication giant collaborating on developing IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies such as 5G.

After a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two, Nokia was announced to work on advanced engineering projects that support the development of future network services to address the specific technological challenges of service...

By IoT News, 11 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Standards.

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 Vehicles, 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.

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