Avnet launches entry level platform for industrial IoT systems

Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, has announced the launch of MiniZed Zynq SoC, a new entry-level development platform for single-core Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC devices.

The starter kit is priced at $89 and is available for ordering with shipments starting in early July. It has support for cloud connectivity and industrial IoT applications such as motor control and embedded vision and is easy on the pockets.

MiniZed exhibits the power of the Zynq-7000S SoC device family, which...

By IoT News, 16 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Sierra Wireless launches mangOH Red open source platform for industrial IoT devices

Canadian communications equipment firm Sierra Wireless, together with ARM, Bosch Sensortec, MediaTek, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies and Talon Communications, have announced mass-market availability of the mangOH Red open source hardware platform.

Targeted at the industrial IoT and maker communities, the mangOH Red is smaller than a credit card and includes all of the building blocks needed to prototype and test ideas in days instead of months with minimal investment. mangOH Red designs can then be modified...

By IoT News, 14 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Half of US firms on IoT network say they have experienced a security breach

Nearly half of US firms using an Internet of Things (IoT) network have been hit by a recent security breach, according to a study from strategy consulting provider Altman Vilandrie & Company.

The research, conducted in April 2017, evaluated about 400 IT executives across 19 industries that have purchased some form of IoT security solution and found that 48% of the firms have experienced at least one security breach.

The cost of the breaches amounted to 13.4% of the total revenues for companies having...

By IoT News, 08 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Cisco study finds how ‘human factors’ influence successful IoT implementation

Cisco has released its new study at the recently held Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) in London which argues that almost three quarters of IoT projects are facing failure, alongside discussing keys to successful IoT implementation.

Cisco surveyed 1,845 IT and business decision-makers in the United States, UK, and India across multiple industries. All these respondents worked for organisations that are implementing and/or have completed IoT initiatives. Interestingly, three of the four top aspects...

By IoT News, 26 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Qualcomm says it is shipping more than one million chips per day for the IoT

Qualcomm Technologies has announced that it currently ships more than one million chips per day into a wide range of connected applications.

The company is using its technical expertise to design platforms that help customers commercialize IoT products quickly and cost-effectively in areas including wearables, voice and music, connected cameras, robotics and drones, home control and automation, home entertainment, and commercial and industrial IoT, according to the press materials.

Qualcomm Technologies has...

By IoT News, 25 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

How a pharmaceutical supply chain company is taking advantage of the Internet of Things

In 2014, during a routine check from the Ministry of Health in the U.S., it was found that only 55 percent of vaccines were stored and transported in the temperature conditions that ensured the medication maintained its quality. To put that into perspective, every baby born receives vaccines to prevent diseases such as small pox and measles. If only 55 percent of those vaccinations maintain safety requirements, that creates a situation where a majority of babies don’t get the quality dosage and...

By Hans de Visser, 25 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

Mocana raises $11 million with aim to ‘revolutionise’ IoT security

Mocana announced it has raised $11 million from Sway Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Trident Capital Fund and GE Ventures making the total amount it rose to $93.6 million adding the capital. It aims to further accelerate the development of its IoT Security Platform to protect the industrial IoT market, which will be valued at $933.62 billion by 2025, as per Grand View Research.

The IoT Security Platform employs military-grade cryptographic software installed on a chip or flash memory embedded within a device. It...

By IoT News, 22 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Manufacturers starting to feel the benefit of IoT, new research claims

More than two thirds of manufacturers say they plan to embed smart devices or intelligence into their products, according to research from the MPI Group.

The study, titled ‘Manufacturers Around the World Are Now Profiting from the IoT (Are You?)’, aimed to learn about the various benefits derived by manufacturers from implementing the Internet of Things.

The study, wherein 374 manufacturers participated from around the world, focused at the production of smart devices and the implementation of...

By IoT News, 19 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Dell Technologies announces new IoT products and partnerships

Dell Technologies has announced a variety of new Internet of Things (IoT) products and partnerships.

The new IoT products and services from the company, which was formed after the merger of Dell and EMC, include VMware Pulse IoT Center, a secure IoT infrastructure management solution allowing customers to efficiently manage, operate, scale and protect their IoT projects from the edge to the cloud, as well as a consulting operation, the IoT Technology Advisory Service. EdgeX Foundry, an open source standards framework from...

By IoT News, 15 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoTium aims to solve the problem of brownfield development for the IIoT

Meet IoTium. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company, based in San Francisco, has announced the launch of its network as a service (NaaS) product to help organisations better connect their brownfield developments, as well as $8.4 million (£6.5m) in series A funding.

Here’s how the product works: IoTium’s NaaS is a cloud-deployed zero touch managed service which aims to securely collect data from legacy mission-critical brownfield machines and sends it to greenfield applications...

By James Bourne, 11 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Connected car shipments will hit 70 million by 2022, says Frost & Sullivan

A new report titled “Global Connected Car Market Outlook, 2017” by Frost & Sullivan forecasts global connected car shipments will increase from around 25 million to almost 70 million units by 2022.

According to the report, automotive suppliers – considering the potential in data explosion – are attempting to capture and sell car data by leveraging their software and hardware platforms. While over-the-air (OTA), human-machine interface (HMI) and connected services generate direct...

By IoT News, 05 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

Amazon sees AI, machine learning, and drones as prime opportunity for UK expansion

In a further commitment to its long-term UK investment, Amazon plans to add 400 staff to its R&D centre in Cambridge to focus on AI, machine learning, and drones.

Engineers hired to work at the centre will include “machine learning scientists, knowledge engineers, data scientists, mathematical modelers, speech scientists, and software engineers.” The new employees will be working on the future of Amazon’s products and services – including the Echo and Kindle lines, and Prime Air...

By Ryan Daws, 04 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Siemens’ Mentor becomes Microsoft Azure certified for the Internet of Things

Siemens-owned Mentor, which aims to provide the embedded systems industry’s broadest portfolio of solutions for the industrial market, has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT) to help customers get IoT solutions functioning quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services.

Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms,...

By IoT News, 27 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Accenture argues many industrial companies still behind in connected technology adoption

New research from Accenture has found that many industrial companies are still lagging behind in adoption of digital technologies – and are at risk of losing market share if they fail to do so.

The findings come from the Accenture Technology Vision 2017 report, which saw the consulting firm survey 102 automotive executives and 562 industrial equipment executives around the world.

According to the survey, two-thirds of the respondents said they are experiencing digital disruption while half of the...

By IoT News, 24 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

More research argues companies are lagging behind in Industrial IoT readiness

Many organisations are still flat-footed when it comes to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – despite their executives realising the future of their business depends on it.

That was the verdict from a new report by the Business Performance Innovation Network, titled ‘The Impact of Connectedness on Competitiveness’ and developed in partnership with the CMO Council, Penton’s IoT Institute and The Nerdery from a survey of 350 global executives.

According to the study, large-scale...

By IoT News, 20 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

MediaTek partners with HERE to enable advanced positioning services for IoT devices

MediaTek has announced a partnership with HERE to use the company’s advancing positioning solutions for IoT devices.

The company powers an increasing number of IoT devices with their processors and today’s announcement will improve the capabilities of future devices using select MediaTek chipsets such as the MT2503 product family.

"We are pleased to work with HERE to connect the next billion to the devices and technologies they want," said YuChuan Yang, Deputy General Manager of Internet...

By Ryan Daws, 20 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Why Industry 4.0 is not only about IoT devices

Commentary on Industry 4.0 that only focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT) entirely misses the point. Armed with IoT devices, manufacturers could improve productivity and time-to-market. However, only large and resourceful manufacturers can take advantage of these devices in their existing state. Smaller scale manufacturers who badly need these gains presently do not have the resources or ability to do so.

IoT and CNC machines

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By Ben Merton, 18 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Nokia and University of Technology Sydney to develop IoT-based business applications

Nokia is joining the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)’ Rapido – a new rapid prototyping unit – with the communication giant collaborating on developing IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies such as 5G.

After a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two, Nokia was announced to work on advanced engineering projects that support the development of future network services to address the specific technological challenges of service...

By IoT News, 11 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Standards.

US-based Filament receives $15 million in new venture financing round

Filament, a US-based provider of wireless industrial networks, has received $15 million in a new venture financing round led by Verizon Venture and Bullpen Capital, bringing its total funding to $21.8m.

Aside from Verizon and Bullpen, the new list of investors in the funding round included: Intel Capital, JetBlue Technology Ventures, CME Ventures, Flex technology accelerator program Lab IX, Backstage Capital, and Tappan Hill Ventures. Previous investors such as Samsung NEXT, Resonant Venture Partners, and...

By IoT News, 06 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How AI and robotics will change employment – and why the law needs rethinking

The current wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI), is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, a new report claims.

In its 120-page report, titled “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Their Impact on the Workplace”, the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) focuses on the potential future trends of AI, and the likely impact intelligent systems will have on the labour market, the...

By IoT News, 05 April 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.