The first open source hypervisor for the Internet of Things is unveiled

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The prpl Foundation is set to debut its prplHypervisor – an open source hypervisor developed to secure embedded devices in the IoT via separation – at the IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas. The foundation, in its security guidelines, holds that the use of separation in security can play an important role in resolving the fatal security flaws that negatively impact the IoT.

Art Swift, president, prpl Foundation, said: “From theft of personal information and financial...

By IoT News, 14 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

GE’s Predix platform to feature on Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses

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General Electric (GE) and Microsoft have announced a collaboration to make available GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses.

The development will provide customers with more alternatives and flexibility to make use of the data from machines and systems of intelligence. As a result, companies across the globe will be able to integrate operational and information technologies that comprise the Industrial Internet of...

By IoT News, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

AT&T to power Squadle's service management solution bringing IoT to restaurants

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Telco giant AT&T has announced it is working with Squadle, a company which develops wireless technology for the restaurant industry, to simplify restaurant management using Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.

The AT&T Control Center will power Squadle Checklists, Squadle's service management solution, which remotely monitors tasks, inventory and even refrigerator and freezer temperatures.

Squadle develops tools and apps towards automating back of house tasks for...

By IoT News, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

New research assesses IoT landscape in healthcare and transportation

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A new report from Grand View Research has revealed that the healthcare IoT market will be worth $410 billion by 2022. Key drivers over the forecast period include the launch of advanced connected medical devices, penetration of smart phones and use of software automation to facilitate rapid patient testing and improved accuracy, ease of use and portability. On the demand side, the main drivers are prevalence of chronic diseases such as heart failure, obesity, diabetes and...

By IoT News, 12 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

SIGFOX expands IoT network to Mexico with rollout in Mexico City

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SIGFOX has expanded its Latin American IoT network to Mexico in collaboration with WND and IotNet Mexico, which is the exclusive SIGFOX Network Operator (SNO) in the country. Initially, IotNet Mexico will focus on applications for utilities such as remote metering for water, gas and residential electricity.

Machina Research argues that Mexico City will account for one-third of all low-power, wide-area (LPWA) connections in the country with its population of 21 million. The...

By IoT News, 08 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Anglian Water looking to smart metering in new trial

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Anglian Water, one of the largest water recycling and water providers in the UK, is working with communications infrastructure provider Arqiva to trial out a smart water metering service.

The move is in partnership with utility technology provider Sensus, whose smart water meters in residential and non-residential properties will record hourly usage readings and then report back to Anglian Water. The proposed move will enable Anglian to better identify potential leaks or any other...

By James Bourne, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Cypress officially closes Broadcom IoT wireless acquisition

Cypress has officially announced the closure of Broadcom’s wireless Internet of Things (IoT) arm.

The closure of the $550 million deal, announced back in May, ensures the latter boasts leadership in the consumer IoT market, a segment that includes wearable electronics and home automation solutions.

Cypress’s offering now includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee IoT product lines, along with supporting intellectual...

By IoT News, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Netherlands beats South Korea to the punch in rolling out nationwide IoT network

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It was a close run contest – but the Netherlands beat South Korea to announcing a nationwide network for the Internet of Things (IoT) by four days.

On June 30, KPN announced the deployment of a network based on the LoRa standard, which went live in November 2015 in Rotterdam and The Hague, with a rapid rollout beginning in early 2016, while on July 4 SK Telecom unveiled its grand plans for a nationwide LPWAN (low power wide area network) LoRa IoT network.

For the...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

The future of IoT is open and bright – but plenty still needs to be done from here

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The concept of the connected home and IoT (Internet of Things) has exploded into the public consciousness as few technologies have before. The number of households with some form of smart home system is set to surpass 100 million worldwide by the end of 2015 and nearly triple in the next ten years’ time to over 300 million.

Such is the speed of growth - and certainly the hype - that it is no surprise the current early adopter market is fragmented at best, with a slew of...

By Thomas Rockmann, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Two in three enterprises using IoT in some capacity, research finds

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Almost two thirds of enterprises say they use the Internet of Things (IoT) in some capacity, according to a new study from 451 Research.

In its quarterly report, the researchers found that though IoT as a term has come to prominence recently, 65% of respondent organisations make use of data from equipment, devices or other connected endpoints and utilise that data for business. The most common source of IoT data is data centre IT equipment (51%), followed by data centre facilities...

By IoT News, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why in Industry 4.0 manufacturing needs to be better prepared for cyber attacks

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This year’s Hannover Messe, a leading international trade fair for industrial technology, has once again demonstrated that the idea of ‘smart’ factories is no longer a futuristic vision but concrete reality.

Automation engineers and manufacturing businesses were shown fully developed ‘industry 4.0’ techniques to take the next step on the road to the fully digitised, intelligent manufacturing plant. New developments ranged from mobile ultrasound measuring...

By Mirko Brandner, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Lizard Squad's IoT botnet launches 400Gbps DDoS attack

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Lizard Squad, a hacking group which gained notoriety for attacks on console gaming networks, has launched a massive DDoS attack using its LizardStresser botnet. 

The LizardStressor botnet is responsible for a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on banks, telcos and government agencies in Brazil and three large US...

By Ryan Daws, 30 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

A guide to how lithium batteries can bring remote wireless power to the IIoT

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Advanced primary lithium batteries will support the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by enabling remote wireless devices to operate maintenance-free for up to 40 years.

Wireless connectivity is key to permitting greater convergence and interoperability between ‘smart’ devices that will soon be connected to the burgeoning IIoT.

Closely tied to the development of low-power communications protocols such as ZigBee, WirelessHART, and LoRa, remote wireless...

By Sol Jacobs, 30 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Development, IIoT, IoT, Standards.

GSMA: China’s IoT ecosystem to exceed 1bn connections by 2020

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A new report titled “Mobile Operators and Digital Transformation” released by GSMA Intelligence and The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) holds that China is the biggest M2M market in the world, boasting approximately 100 million cellular connections, with the figure set to rise to 350 million by 2020. However, the total figure will cross the one-billion mark as an additional 730 million connections will be powered by LPWA technology.

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By IoT News, 29 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Qualcomm announces plethora of design wins for scalable IoT platform

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Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, has stamped its authority on the IoT space by securing over 100 design wins across more than 60 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and module OEMs based on its MDM9x07 chipset family featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon X5 LTE (9x07) modem and MDM9207-1 modem for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Qualcomm Technologies is aiding in the advancement of LTE with the development of a unified, scalable IoT platform.

Qualcomm’s flexible chipset...

By IoT News, 28 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

How smart street lighting and residential energy efficiency is coming to Mayo

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Silver Spring Networks has announced a smart city and energy efficiency programme in Crossmolina, County Mayo, with an aim to increase asset management and energy efficiency, improve public safety, and accelerate Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities in the West of Ireland.

The company has deployed an Internet of Things (IoT) network canopy for Mayo County Council for smart street lighting and a residential energy efficiency project, which is partly being funded by the Sustainable...

By IoT News, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Why it’s time for the Internet of Things to get strategic

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is clearly gaining momentum – a testament to its potential to improve customer experience, drive down costs, and transform business operations. As organisations evolve from successful, one off pilots into broader IoT deployments, new thinking is required to ensure IoT truly delivers.

How, for example, does a food retailer advance the concept of using IoT to reduce refrigeration energy consumption to create a more sophisticated approach that addresses...

By Jason Kay, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Samsung unveils plans to invest $1.2bn in IoT investments and R&D

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Samsung has announced its plans to invest $1.2 billion in US-centred IoT investments and R&D over the next four years, with an aim to bring quality and transform people’s lives by introducing the benefits of IoT to society at-large.

Speaking at the company-hosted event titled ‘Internet of Things: Transforming the Future’ in Washington D.C., Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO, Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon, revealed the company’s vision for...

By IoT News, 23 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.