Verizon launches airborne LTE IoT initiative

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Verizon has announced the launch of its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative as part of its strategy to drive innovation and widespread adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity. The Verizon team started working on the technology in 2014 and throughout 2015.

To further develop the project, Verizon collaborated with American Aerospace (AATI) and Sierra Wireless to test connectivity between aerial platforms and Verizon's 4G LTE network. As part of the process, It...

By IoT News, 11 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

3DSignals raises $3 million in funding for predictive maintenance technology

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3DSignals, an Israel-based developer of sound-based predictive maintenance systems, has raised $3 million to expand company operations, targeting the US market. The seed funding round was led by Grove Ventures and other additional investors.

The company’s proprietary hardware and software platform allows maintenance engineers and technicians to listen to their machines with remote ultrasonic sensors, anticipate problems with real-time alerts, and prevent critical failures with...

By IoT News, 10 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

AT&T planning to launch LTE-M network pilot in San Francisco

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AT&T is planning to launch its new LTE-M network in the San Francisco market as a pilot project.

Slated to start in November 2016, the LTE-M technology is said to connect a wide variety of IoT solutions such as smart utility meters, asset monitoring, vending machines, alarm systems, fleet, heavy equipment, mHealth and wearables.

The implementation of the LTE-M technology will result in lower costs for modules that connect IoT devices to the LTE network; longer battery...

By IoT News, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Wearables.

IoT, big data, fog computing, and how the work of today can shape tomorrow

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The future technological landscape will, according to the experts, be one where driverless vehicles zoom around and cater to passengers’ whims, just one of billions of connected devices. But how can a vision for 2030 be relevant to today’s needs?

Doug Zuckerman is conference chair of the IEEE Technology Time Machine, taking place later this month in San Diego. The conference covers as its key areas big data, brain – how technology can...

By James Bourne, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Standards.

Dresner: IoT remains large organisation phenomenon

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Dresner Advisory Services has released its 2016 Internet of Things and Business Intelligence Market Study as part of its 'Wisdom of Crowds' research series and has found, among other insights, that IoT remains a primary large-organisation phenomenon.

The second annual report puts forth an understanding of current demand for and interest in business intelligence (BI) in IoT, and examines related technologies such as end-user data preparation, location intelligence, advanced and...

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

Be a disruptor in the IoT universe – or expect to be disrupted

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IP EXPO Businesses and business owners face a vital question going forward: will they wait for someone to attack their business model, or will they start doing it themselves?

That was the conclusion of an entertaining session from Matthias Roese, IoT strategist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) EMEA in which a variety of case studies and models were discussed.

Coca-Cola, frequently cited as an interesting proposition in the IoT space, was the first example. “They understood that they...

By James Bourne, 05 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

SAP announces €2bn IoT investment plans

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Enterprise software giant SAP has announced plans to invest €2 billion (£1.54bn) over five years to support businesses and government bodies with the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as accelerate innovation in its portfolio.

SAP is aiming to provide IoT solutions to help organisations to implement machine learning and integrate with the core business applications of SAP S/4HANA. The company is looking to enable connected business and connected society, addressing urban and...

By IoT News, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Cellular M2M shipments to hit 5.7 million by 2020, argues Berg Insight

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According to M2M and IoT analyst firm Berg Insight's new report, cellular M2M terminal shipments will grow at a CAGR of 16.1% to reach 5.7 million units in 2020.

The report defines cellular M2M terminals as standalone devices for connecting M2M devices to a cellular network. They include general-purpose cellular routers, modems and gateways enclosed in a chassis and with at least one input/output port. They, however, exclude telematics devices, trackers and other specialised...

By IoT News, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Netclearance releases mBeaconVend, aims to give vending machines IoT boost

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The humble vending machine, like so many other big, dumb machines, is ripe for disruption through Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Coca-Cola is leading the revolution, putting connected technologies in its machines to gauge temperatures, assess stock levels, and work out what brands are most popular. Indeed, according to a TechWeek Europe article last year, connecting a vending machine...

By James Bourne, 28 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Companies moving from proof of concept to scalable IoT deployments, argues IDC

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According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest global IoT decision maker survey, almost a third of respondents have launched IoT solutions, with a further 43% considering deployment in the next 12 months.

The analyst firm’s yearly study helps gain insights from enterprise IT and business decision makers about their understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as their early deployments or plans for deployment of these solutions.

According to IDC,...

By IoT News, 26 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Bosch and SAP partnering for IoT Industry 4.0 collaboration

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Germany-based SAP and engineering behemoth Robert Bosch have entered a strategic partnership for Industry 4.0 and IoT, the two companies have announced.

As part of this partnership, customers may be enabled to use the SAP HANA database from the Bosch IoT Cloud, to process large data sets in real time for IoT applications. SAP and Bosch will also combine their cloud and software expertise in the future.

The SAP HANA Cloud Platform will offer Bosch IoT micro-services in order to connect...

By IoT News, 23 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

New research argues APAC building momentum in cellular IoT market

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The growth in cellular IoT connections is being further driven by the APAC (Asia-Pacific) market as well as the traditional bases of western Europe and North America, according to a new study from Beecham Research.

The report, the research firm’s latest global assessment of the cellular IoT connectivity market, argues that the number of cellular IoT connections, from 2G to 5G, will approach 1.22 billion in 2021, up from 261 million at the end of last year.

The study also shows...

By James Bourne, 23 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

How the eSIM can help turn the IoT from incredible potential to a reality

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It’s predicted that by 2020 there will be 11.6 billion mobile devices, according to Huawei, connected by over 500 mobile network operators (MNO) worldwide.

With this growth in connectivity fuelled by trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), attention is switching to the hardware and whether it is capable of meeting demand. In addition, as connected devices get smaller with...

By Emmanuel Legros, 22 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Yodiwo announces new version of IoT workflow creator Cyan

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Yodiwo, a major IoT cloud and fog platform provider, has released a new version of its flagship product, Cyan.

Cyan is a graph-based IoT application development and deployment tool that supports seamless connectivity between dispersed and diverse network devices with web and mobile applications storage systems and analytics. The new version adds features that enhances physical asset management and introduces unique reporting and device management capabilities.

The new Cyan offers Live...

By IoT News, 21 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

New study argues sharing data – even with competitors – key to IoT success

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A new global study by MIT Sloan Management Review suggests that associating and exchanging device data with other businesses strengthens existing relationships between organizations and forges new ties.

The study was released as a report, titled “Data Sharing and Analytics Drive Success With IoT”, involving survey data of more than 1,400 executives and managers from different industries and organisations of all sizes. Two-thirds (66%) of the respondents who are actively...

By IoT News, 19 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why IoT creates a generational leap in efficiency for companies like Siemens

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Here at Teradata Partners 2016 in Atlanta, we’ve heard a lot about how the IoT could be used to make businesses more efficient, but today we’ve heard of how it’s already causing a generational leap in efficiency for some companies.

Richard Hackathorn, president of Bolder Technology, and Daniel Graham, director of technical marketing at Teradata, guided us through proceedings in a session entitled ‘Why should executives care about IoT?’

“This is a market...

By Ryan Daws, 15 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon to acquire Sensity Systems for greater smart cities push

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American telecom giant Verizon Communications has signed an agreement to acquire California-based Sensity Systems as the company aims to add a suite of comprehensive smart city solutions enabled by its ThingSpace IoT platform.

Sensity Systems taps LED lighting conversions to create a sensor-based, high-speed multiservice IoT platform. It currently has 42 smart city installations worldwide, supplied through its ecosystem partners. These installations enable municipal and facility...

By IoT News, 14 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Manufacturing firms investing in IIoT data analytics – even if other areas are slowing down

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The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues apace, but a new piece of research from Honeywell Process Solutions and KRC Research argues that many in the manufacturing industry are pushing ahead with their spending on data analytics – potentially at the expense of other areas.

The research, the findings of which appear in the report ‘Data’s Big Impact on Manufacturing’, found that of the more than 200 North American manufacturing executives...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

How through IoT and analytics data mining becomes efficient mining

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We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving a revolution, but the way its data is helping to make the mining industry more efficient is going far beyond expectations. Don Warden, head of business intelligence at Freeport-McMoRan, provided his valuable insights on the matter at the Teradata Partners event in Atlanta.

For industries like mining, the data provided by connected sensors and devices can be used to improve operational efficiency when used in conjunction with the right...

By Ryan Daws, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon working with Qualcomm for IoT technologies

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Telco giant Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies are working together to simplify IoT application development.

As part of this joint initiative, Verizon will pre-integrate its IoT Platform as a service (PaaS), ThingSpace, with the MDM9206 Category M (Cat M1) LTE modem from Qualcomm Technologies. This will help deliver next-generation IoT services and products that require low bandwidth and power. In addition, Verizon's 4G LTE network will be utilised as a gateway for...

By IoT News, 08 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.