Gartner: Enterprise drone shipments will increase 50% in 2020

A recent forecast from Gartner has indicated that businesses will start deploying IoT-powered enterprise drones more frequently going forward in 2020. These drones can be used in industries like construction, utility, and retail.

Gartner predicts that global shipments of IoT enterprise drones will total 526,000 units, an increase of 50% from 2019. By 2023, the global research firm predicts that global shipments will reach 1.3m units. It will be the construction industry that will be making the most use of...

By IoT News, 09 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, 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.

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

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.

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.

Sudhir Pai, TCC: On the parallels between energy, space and medicine for digital transformation

The Internet of Things (IoT), as many in the industry say, is not a tool for business transformation on its own. It has to be combined with additional technologies, as well as the right tools for data analysis, and put in the right cultural context.

Yet as technologies converge and can benefit from different perspectives, so too can industries. The Technology Collaboration Center (TCC), based out of Houston, Texas, focuses on three...

By James Bourne, 06 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, Oil & Gas.

From C-suite buy-in to project management: Why enterprise IoT is now set for a big step forward

It has long been known that, in spite of the promises of connected homes, the enterprise was where the Internet of Things (IoT) would truly push the envelope. According to Gartner, from a note published in August, 5.8 billion enterprise and automotive endpoints will be in use by next year.

But what do these sorts of figures...

By James Bourne, 04 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT, Manufacturing.

Sprint updates Curiosity IoT platform with private solution and NB-IoT functionality

Sprint has announced two new updates to its Curiosity IoT platform at the recent Mobile World Congress Los Angeles event.

With these updates, the Curiosity IoT platform, powered by Ericsson’s IoT accelerator, has now been enhanced with a private IoT network solution and a NB-IoT functionality that provides the company’s enterprise customers an ability to capture the potential in new IoT use cases across a variety of...

By IoT News, 31 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon and SAP team up for ‘next-gen’ IoT analytics offering

Verizon and SAP have announced a partnership agreement to create enterprise solutions for organisations and developers to speed up their digital transformation. These solutions will use Verizon’s network and platform capabilities integrated with SAP software and services, mainly the SAP Leonardo IoT solution, SAP Edge Services, and analytics, computing and data management capabilities.

Verizon’s technologies like...

By IoT News, 28 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Smarter manufacturing: How Ubisense aims to bring together the physical and the digital

Adrian Jennings, chief product advocate at Ubisense, has a useful analogy for why implementation of enterprise-focused IoT initiatives invariably struggle. Imaging that you kept losing your slippers, and that every time you found them there would be the innocent yet entirely guilty face of your new puppy staring back at you. What do you do?

By James Bourne, 16 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IIoT, Manufacturing.

Why multi-site facilities cannot miss out on untapped IoT data

When the Internet of Things (IoT) became mainstream in the marketplace, it set off a frenzy within the colocation space as it offered operators a massive potential for savings compared to traditional SCADA and building management systems (BMS). Though BMS style solutions were apt for commercial property and limited multi-site applications; these traditional building technologies lacked the critical holistic view and price point required when deployed across large geographic...

By Michael Skurla, 09 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

IOTAS secures $8.5 million in series A funding to further enterprise ‘IoT as a service’ mission

IOTAS has successfully completed its series A funding of $8.5 million (£6.9m) to boost its enterprise software as a service (SaaS) offering, expand into international markets and bring about a new platform for smart communities.

The funding round was led by TELUS Ventures and included participation by Liberty Global and Intel Capital, an early investor. To date, IOTAS’s total investment exceeds $17m (£14m).

By IoT News, 04 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How German enterprises are moving ahead of the pack in adopting IoT

Germany has long been a hub for enterprise and Industrial IoT (IIoT) initiatives, particularly in Frankfurt and Munich – and a new report from Information Services Group (ISG) has shown how quickly German enterprises are embracing the technology.

The automotive and manufacturing industries are the two sectors leading the adoption race in the country, the report notes. The report states that the auto industry is...

By IoT News, 02 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

How big data and IoT initiatives render the ‘garbage in, garbage out’ theory invalid

Garbage in, garbage out: it’s one of the great truisms of technology. Sure, it’s been eclipsed by “software will eat the world,” as something to say in a meeting when you really don’t know what’s going on, but it’s still probably uttered a few thousand times a month to explain away the failure of a recent technology initiative.

But, like its sister expression “you can’t get...

By Michael Kanellos, 01 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Ericsson’s automated smart factory in China goes operational

Ericsson has achieved an important milestone in its smart manufacturing process in China, with its smart factory in Nanjing now becoming operational.

The Swedish telecommunications giant spent £41m to transform its existing factory in Nanjing, which is now claimed as the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the industry. This facility produces 4G and 5G radio technology products, of which most support...

By IoT News, 18 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

McRock Capital secures $100 million funding focusing on Industrial IoT use cases

McRock Capital has successfully raised $100 million (£80m) for its second fund focused on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The new fund, McRock Fund II LP, has support from investors like Cisco Investments, Shell and other significant corporate and institutional investors including BDC Capital, Export Development Canada, Alberta Enterprise Corporation, and HarbourVest.

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