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.

IoT Security Foundation launch certification scheme ahead of potential laws

The UK-based IoT Security Foundation has partnered with the IAMSE Consortium to develop a certification scheme for products ahead of potential legislation.

A set of 30 checks in total have been created to provide a minimum bar for cybersecurity which is both simple and cost-effective for manufacturers to implement.

The partners have established a national network of bodies authorising to certify the various checks. If an applicant passes the checks, they’ll be issued with a certificate along with the...

By Ryan Daws, 29 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

European Union Cybersecurity Agency focuses on connected cars in latest research

A new report from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has highlighted the importance of cybersecurity for connected cars.

The ENISA’s ‘Good Practices For Security of Smart Cars’ report mainly aims to identify the relevant assets, the rising concerns that targets smart cars ecosystem of tomorrow, and also the potential security measures and good practices to mitigate them.

By IoT News, 27 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT, Security.

KT to run 5G-based autonomous shuttle bus to prove commercial potential

South Korea-based operator KT will be running a 5G-powered self-driving shuttle service in the central city of Sejong, in a pilot project to demonstrate the commercialisation of autonomous buses.

KT – the carrier formerly known as Korea Telecom – alongside Seoul-based self-driving vehicle tech provider Unmanned Solutions, had previously announced a partnership in April in order to develop a 5G-based virtual control tower for...

By IoT News, 26 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.

How the IoT will save lives: Applying IoT technology to emergency communications

Over the last few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most-talked about technologies. Smart toasters and talking fridges may demonstrate its potential to be over-hyped, but there’s no denying that millions of IoT devices are finding a wide range of useful applications.

With so many autonomous devices now connected to the internet, one application that has sparked interest is how the IoT can help in...

By Cristina Lumbreras, 22 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Healthcare, IoT, Security, Standards.

FCC proposes splitting 5.9GHz spectrum for vehicle comms and WiFi

FCC chairman Ajit Pai is backing a proposal that would see precious spectrum allocated for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications split and also used for WiFi.

The 5.9GHz spectrum was allocated for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) way back in 1999 but it's been mostly ignored by automakers.

"DSRC ... was intended to enable ubiquitous transportation and vehicle-related communications, but results haven't matched that intent," Pai said during an event in Washington.

"Here we...

By Ryan Daws, 21 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.

Telefónica presents second ‘Things Matter’ study, indicates significant increase in IoT usage in two years

Telefónica has unveiled its second study on the Internet of Things (IoT), Things Matter 2019: the experience of the IoT users in Spain, covering thoughts around the IoT and the voice of those responsible for digital transformation of industrial, commercial or institutional activity in companies from different sectors.

One of the main conclusions of the study is that almost half of the population already knows what IoT...

By IoT News, 21 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

IOTech raises $7.5 million in series A funding led by Dell Technologies

IOTech Systems, a UK-based IoT edge platform company, has successfully raised $7.5 million (£5.8m) in its series A funding round. The funding was led by Dell Technologies Capital, with additional investment from Société anonyme de Participation et De Gestion (SPDG), the Scottish Investment Bank, and Northstar Ventures.

IOTech intends to use the investment to considerably expand its acquisition capability...

By IoT News, 20 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Sigfox makes four key IoT announcements during Connect 2019

Global IoT network operator Sigfox has made four major announcements during its annual Connect event.

Ludovic Le Moan, CEO and co-founder of Sigfox, opened Connect 2019 in Singapore this morning and unveiled the following announcements during his keynote:

Sigfox launches Private Area Network (PAN) to offer greater choice

The first major announcement is Sigfox’s launch of a Private Area Network (PAN) to offer businesses a choice between a private or global service dependent on their needs.

The service...

By Ryan Daws, 20 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Australia releases a draft code of practice for IoT cybersecurity

The Australian government has drafted a code of practice in a bid to improve the IoT’s well-publicised lack of security.

While the huge Mirai botnet attack on DNS provider Dyn in 2016 was devastating, one positive thing it achieved was to increase awareness about the poor security of IoT devices.

Ever since that high profile incident, governments have doubled their efforts in coming up with ideas to prevent IoT devices from being compromised. For Australia, that's...

By Ryan Daws, 19 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.