‘Hank’ aspires to be the world’s most dexterous robot

A robot developed by Cambridge Consultants called Hank aims to be the world’s most dexterous robot with humanlike mobility.

Hank features pneumatic fingers that are flexible and contain a ‘pioneering’ sensor to provide a sense of touch and grip. Using the sensor, Hank is able to hold and grip even the most delicate objects.

The inability to emulate the human touch has been a key reason behind the lack of robot adoption in areas like manufacturing line picking and agriculture.

Bruce Ackman,...

By Ryan Daws, 16 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

Topaz Energy and Marine team up with Baker Hughes for IoT-enabled vessel maintenance

Dubai-based marine logistics firm Topaz Energy and Marine has placed an order and signed a long-term contract with GE-owned oil company Baker Hughes to deploy the latter’s lubricant condition monitoring system, VitalyX, in order to enhance the maintenance and field time of every vessel in Topaz’s fleet.

The VitalyX system, which is a mix of IoT and latest sensors with condition monitoring software, generates...

By IoT News, 13 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT.

UK gov announce laws to protect IoT devices from cyberattacks

The UK government has announced plans for new laws which aim to protect IoT devices from cyberattacks.

Digital Minister Margot James unveiled the measures today in a bid to slow the huge growth in attacks targeting connected devices.

In a press release, James wrote:

“Many consumer products that are connected to the internet are often found to be insecure, putting consumers privacy and security at risk. Our...

By Ryan Daws, 01 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Honeywell on how the IoT is elevating the digital worker

Honeywell Connected Plant GM Vincent Higgins used a session at this year’s IoT Tech Expo in London to discuss how the IoT is elevating the workforce.

The session, titled ‘People at the core of the Internet of Things’, provided a first-hand account of how modern technologies are improving the lives and efficiency of workers.

Regular training is required to retain information and learn new advancements. Few people enjoy it, especially when it requires travelling to...

By Ryan Daws, 26 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Wearables.

Predictive maintenance: How a small team of AI scientists can change the world

The confluence of emerging technologies - and their impact in concert - is becoming ever-more pronounced. Edge computing has previously been something of an unsung hero - but for the Internet of Things (IoT), and more specifically predictive maintenance, it is increasingly key.

Take driverless cars as an example. Mike Fay, business development manager at Dell Techologies' IoT and embedded computing group, notes it is an edge device in itself. "You have to do it at such a pace to get it to almost...

By James Bourne, 26 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

The IoT is being hindered by full-time cybersecurity talent shortage

A report from Experis claims that IoT development is being hindered by companies failing to hire full-time cybersecurity talent.

In the latest Industry Insiders report, Experis highlights the growth in cybersecurity vacancies posted in Q4 2018. 13,214 related jobs were advertised in the quarter – representing a 10 percent year-on-year increase, and 16.6 percent over the previous quarter.

Despite this increasing demand, the average salary has for...

By Ryan Daws, 25 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Siemens brings low-code platform Mendix to MindSphere in enterprise IoT play

Siemens has announced the availability of Mendix, its low-code enterprise app development platform, on MindSphere, an open IoT operating system from Siemens that offers developers with open APIs.

The move will aim to offer the essential support which is needed to easily test, build and deliver MindSphere applications. The Mendix for MindSphere integrated solution will play an important role in accelerating the time-to-value for...

By IoT News, 16 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Denmark is the latest country to receive nationwide IoT

Denmark has been covered with IoT connectivity thanks to a partnership between telecoms firm Teracom and LoRaWAN specialists Loriot.

The partners aim to enable IoT applications spanning a range of sectors including smart metering, smart farming, smart building, and smart city applications.

Martin Lobel, CEO of Teracom, said:

“The interest for IoT solutions and the demand for Internet-of-things connectivity is growing dramatically in Denmark. Teracom is fully committed to providing...

By Ryan Daws, 11 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Smart Cities.

UK launches ‘centre of excellence’ for IoT cybersecurity

A dedicated ‘centre of excellence’ for developing and promoting IoT cybersecurity standards has been launched in the UK.

The so-called PETRAS (privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security) National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity aims to establish the UK as a leader in the field.

Professor Jeremy Watson CBE FREng, PETRAS Director & Professor of Engineering Systems at UCL STEaPP, said:

“The centre’s ultimate aim is, by...

By Ryan Daws, 04 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IIoT, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Standards.

NetComm launches new Industrial IoT router supporting medium bandwidth applications

Australian telecom equipment provider NetComm has introduced its new 4G LTE Category 1 IIoT Router (NTC-220) that promises a reliable, and secure medium bandwidth connectivity via LTE networks.

The launch of medium bandwidth IIoT connectivity through NTC-220 will allow deployment of IIoT applications in the market at an unprecedented rate. Moreover, the use of LTE Category 1 technology in the NTC-220 will also provide nearby network...

By IoT News, 15 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

How IoTium has found a key gap in the market for industrial automation and is planning for growth

MWC19 IoTium, a provider of software for industrial automation, has had little short of a stunning 12 months. The company has been recognised by both the media – this publication recently named it in its top 25 IoT startups – and industry bodies with a listing in the prestigious GSMA 100 last month the highlight. 

With this on board Ron Victor, IoTium CEO (left), is in no mood to slow down. IoT News caught up...

By James Bourne, 12 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas.

BT’s latest IoT project is to help Northumbrian Water get smart

BT has secured a contract with Northumbrian Water to supply a low power IoT network which can boost efficiency through improved operational insights.

Approximately 150 sensors will be deployed across the network and will monitor things such as water flow, quality, and pressure. These sensors will be connected via a LoRaWAN (low power, long range, wide area network) and feed back data to BT’s IoT platform.

Chris Sims, Managing Director of Strategy, Marketing and Digital at BT, said:

By Ryan Daws, 05 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IIoT, IoT, Smart Cities.

Udderly groundbreaking 5G/IoT experiment provides real-time cow tracking

Cisco has debuted a smart farm IoT experiment which uses 5G connectivity to keep tabs on a cow of the user’s choice in real-time via their smartphone.

The project, called 5G RuralFirst, is led by Cisco alongside principal partner University of Strathclyde and a consortium of other partners from across business, government, and academia.

Rural testbeds are set to be established across three main sites in the Orkney Islands, Shropshire, and Somerset.

Anyone with an iOS or

By Ryan Daws, 04 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IIoT, IoT, Wearables.

MWC19 news roundup: SAP Leonardo IoT, AT&T and Vodafone team up, Telstra and Ericsson collaborate

MWC19 The industry converged on Barcelona last week for the traditional four days of news and networking which comprises MWC19. Here are some stories you may have missed, compiled by IoT News:

SAP has released its all-inclusive technology, called SAP Leonardo IoT, which generates and drives digital transformation for IIoT and Industry 4.0. The software firm also announced Microsoft Azure IoT Hub’s cloud-to-cloud interoperability with...

By IoT News, 04 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Ericsson IoT chief on AI, 5G, and connecting 'things' instead of ‘a thing’

We spoke to Ericsson IoT Head Jeff Travers during MWC 2019 about where the industry is heading and how emerging technologies are opening new possibilities.

A running theme of this year’s event was how technologies such as the IoT, 5G, AI, and blockchain are converging in powerful ways. Last year was a lot of talk about their potential, this year we’re seeing more actual deployments.

Transportation is one area where the IoT is having a major impact. The morning of our interview, Ericsson announced...

Blockchain can revolutionise Industry 4.0 - but we need to move from pilot to production soon

MWC19 Blockchain technologies are set to have a key impact on the supply chain - but there is still a long way to go before we see the leap which the promise has predicted.

That was the primary message from an intriguing session at MWC Barcelona today which focused on Industry 4.0 and how blockchain will influence logistics.

Marcus Fromm, MD, travel and transport lead at Accenture, topped and tailed his presentation with a stark contrast on how the supply chain of the future will look. His opening slide was a mass...

By James Bourne, 26 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT.

The top 25 IoT startups to watch in 2019: A guide

  • 26,792 startups are relying on IoT as one of their main technologies to launch new products and services and support platform-based business models according to Crunchbase.
  • 78.4% of IoT startups Crunchbase tracks have had two funding rounds or less with seed, angel and early-stage rounds being the most common.
  • IoT startup funding reached $16.7bn in Q4, 2018, with last years’ funding levels 94% over 2017 according to Venture Scanner.
  • By 2020, 50% of IoT spending will be driven by discrete manufacturing, transportation and...

By Louis Columbus, 21 February 2019, 1 comment. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas.

Vodafone IoT Barometer 2019: ‘Significant acceleration’ in adoption

The 2019 edition of Vodafone’s annual IoT Barometer has been released showing a surge in adoption of the burgeoning technology.

For its research, Vodafone surveyed 1,758 businesses worldwide. More than a third (34%) have now adopted the IoT to some extent.

Stefano Gastaut, CEO of IoT at Vodafone Business, said:

“IoT is central to business success in an increasingly digitised world, with 72 percent of adopters saying digital transformation is impossible without it.

By Ryan Daws, 19 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Smart Cities.

Nigel Stanley, TÜV Rheinland: Exploring differences in IT and OT to get cybersecurity right in industrial systems

Towards the end of 2017, researchers from cybersecurity firm Dragos detected a foiled malware attack which, even though it wasn’t successful, had serious repercussions for anyone working in industrial environments.

The malware, known predominantly as Triton but also going under the monikers of Trisis or HatMan, targeted petrochemical plants in the Middle East. What marked it out from other attacks was that it focused on...

By James Bourne, 19 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, Security, Standards.