Amazon’s Ring causes further concerns over third-party data-sharing

Amazon’s smart doorbell company Ring has found itself at the centre of yet another user privacy scandal.

A report published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claims that Ring's Android app is sending an excessive amount of personally identifiable data to third parties. 

EFF's report suggests that the app sends personal data to four trackers including Facebook's Graph API, analytics firms Mixpanel and...

By Ryan Daws, 28 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Opinion: Simplifying IoT means taking a DNA approach

Sponsored Is the Internet of Things (IoT) complicated or relatively simple? Well, perhaps both.  

In describing IoT, I like to paint a picture using an acronym coined by Numerex many years ago – DNA. An IoT solution has three main components – Devices, Networks, and Applications.   

Devices 

Each IoT device will have:

  • Sensor(s) - to monitor temperature, humidity, flow, pressure, etc
  • Compute - to collect information, send information to a central application, and perhaps take immediate action
  • Network components - to connect to...

By Mark Harms, 28 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Skylo emerges from stealth with $116 million funding to build affordable satellite network for IoT data

IoT solutions provider Skylo Technologies has raised $103m in its recently held series B funding round led by SoftBank Group.

Prior to this, the California-based firm raised $13m in Series A funding. Now as Skylo has accumulated a total funding of $116m till date, the company will aim to bring instant, affordable, and global IoT connectivity to millions of machines, sensors, and devices, even in the most distant geographies.

By IoT News, 24 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Report: Public transport ITS market in Europe and North America to reach £3.14bn by 2023

According to the latest forecast from Berg Insight, the public transport market for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in Europe and North America will reach €3.7 billion (£3.14bn) by 2023.

In 2018, the market value for ITS deployed in public transport operations in Europe was £1.32bn. By 2023, it is expected to reach £1.83bm, growing at a CAGR of 6.8%. Similarly, the North American market for...

By IoT News, 22 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

ABI Research: AI-powered utility metering and video surveillance to dominate smart city market

The latest smart cities market data report by ABI Research has predicted that smart utility metering and video surveillance would hold a significant portion of the smart city segment, with the number of connections representing 87% of the total number of smart city connections by 2026.

According to the report, though surveillance cameras with embedded AI computing capabilities from vendors like NVIDIA are already being...

By IoT News, 21 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

Report: Global IoT chip market likely to grow to $38.61 billion by the end of the decade

A new market report, titled “Global IoT Chip Market – Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2029” by BIS Research, has found that the worldwide IoT chip market, which was valued at $9.40 billion in 2019, is now expected to grow over $38.61bn at a CAGR of 15.8% by 2029.

The overall market demand for IoT chips is driven by the rising adoption rate of IoT-based devices and decreasing cost of IoT sensors, the research firm...

By IoT News, 16 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Enterprise IoT and protecting against Bluetooth endpoint vulnerabilities: A guide

It is well established that IoT devices greatly increase the security challenges of defending corporate networks, and a recent PwC survey reported that 71% of manufacturers plan to deploy IoT devices, despite the associated risks. It seems like the IoT train has left the station and is rushing full steam ahead towards the horizon.

In order to continue to travel safely, enterprises must understand the risks of...

By Patrice Puichaud, 16 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Consumer Reports warns IoT camera makers to improve their security

Consumer Reports has sent a letter to 25 manufacturers of IoT cameras with a call to improve their security.

“In response to multiple reports of hacks and unauthorized access of smart cameras and doorbells, Consumer Reports writes to urge your company to raise the standard of security for your connected camera, doorbell, or security system,” wrote the company.

“We request clarification on the steps you are taking to prevent hacks and unauthorized access to these cameras and the systems that...

By Ryan Daws, 15 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Gartner says global semiconductor revenues down 11.9% yearly – worse than own bleak estimates

According to preliminary results by Gartner, worldwide semiconductor revenue decreased 11.9% year over year to $418.3 billion (£321.68bn) in 2019 – with the figure surpassing the analyst firm’s already gloomy forecast from earlier in the year.

The report found that Intel has regained its position as the number one global semiconductor vendor by revenue in 2019, beating Samsung Electronics which held the top...

By IoT News, 14 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

KVH and Kongsberg claim success with installing maritime IoT system on active working vessel

KVH Industries and Kongsberg Digital have successfully installed their first joint maritime IoT system on the latter’s active working vessel, Simrad Echo.

Despite the newly fitted system, which includes a KVH Watch VSAT antenna for IoT connectivity and the Kognifai Vessel Insight platform, the Simrad Echo would continue its normal operations during the pilot maritime IoT project. Both KVH Watch and Kognifai Vessel...

By IoT News, 06 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Teraki and Machfu raise series A funds of $11m and $3.75m to speed up automotive and IIoT markets

A new year does not by any means signal a slowdown in funding across the Internet of Things (IoT) space, with Teraki and Machfu each securing series A funding over the past month for the automotive and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) spaces respectively.

Teraki raised $11 million (£9m) that the company says will be used for improving the current explosion in demand of data in electronics components...

By IoT News, 02 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IIoT, IoT.

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance explore new smart home standard

Apple, Amazon, Google and the Zigbee Alliance have formed a new working group focused around ‘Project Connected Home over IP’, exploring the development and promotion of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to boost compatibility among smart home products.

The protocol has been designed with security as a fundamental principle.

The aim of the Connected Home over IP...

By IoT News, 02 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Homes, Standards.

Gartner: Blockchain is the perfect match for the IoT

Gartner believes that blockchain technology is the perfect match for the IoT and will help it to overcome some of its biggest problems.

Blockchain is synonymous with security. The IoT, on the other hand, is known for suffering from serious vulnerabilities which have led to repeated high-profile breaches and cyberattacks.

In a blog post highlighting key findings from a survey titled IoT Adopters Embrace Blockchain,...

By Ryan Daws, 17 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Hackers attempt to extort $400k in Bitcoin from Ring doorbell owners

A hacker attempted to extort a couple in Texas for $400k worth of Bitcoin after compromising their Amazon Ring doorbell.

28-year-old Tania Amador gave a video to local news channel WFAA which showed the incident.

Amador, who lives in Grand Prairie just outside of Dallas, said her Ring doorbell was going off like someone had entered her house.

The couple...

By Ryan Daws, 13 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Ericsson and the NTNU deploy autonomous ferry in Norway

Ericsson has teamed up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to deploy a 5G-powered autonomous ferry in Norway.

The ferry is called milliAmpère and carries passengers, including their bikes, across Trondheim’s harbor canal.

MilliAmpère is equipped with sensors that record its surroundings. 5G is used to reliably and quickly transfer vast amounts of data required for the ferry's operation with an onshore command centre.

Jenny Lindqvist, Head of Customer Unit...

By Ryan Daws, 11 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Wireless Broadband Alliance completes WiFi 6 trial in IIoT scenario

Members of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have successfully completed a trial of WiFi 6 in an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) scenario.

The first-of-its-kind trial was conducted in the gruelling environment of the Mettis Aerospace factory in the UK. The WBA notes that previous implementation tests with WiFi failed to work in the factory's challenging environment.

Dave...

By Ryan Daws, 05 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

IoT-related services revenue in APAC to hit $96bn by 2023, says GlobalData

GlobalData has forecast that the marketplace for IoT related services will go beyond $96 billion (£74.2bn) in sales by 2023 in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, growing at a CAGR of 22.4% between 2018 and 2023.

The data also revealed that while the APAC IoT market will be dominated by software and services, growth from devices and connectivity will boost with the launch of more cellular-based IoT networks supported by 5G.

By IoT News, 04 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Gutermann AG claims first NB-IoT-based water leak detection technology launch

Gutermann AG, a Swiss provider of acoustic technologies focused on water leak detection, has announced the launch of a claimed world-first: a water leak detecting noise logger based on Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology.

The product, called Zonescan NB-IoT, is Gutermann’s first cellular logger. The logger is tied in to the cloud-based Zonescan Net software, which can automatically compare the data of all...

By James Bourne, 03 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Oil & Gas.

Maersk invests in Danish networking startup Onomondo

Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of logistics giant Maersk, has announced its investment in Danish startup Onomondo.

The move, for an undisclosed amount, will see Maersk further integrate Onomondo’s connectivity solution into its global business. Onomondo, which describes itself as ‘a truly unified agnostic IoT network’, aims to make it easier, cheaper, and safer to connect IoT devices such as trucks,...

By IoT News, 02 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.