Going smart: How IoT technologies and automation can revolutionise laboratory practice

Despite the risks and fears around the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it relates to wider questions around security and privacy, a number of benefits exist in the field of scientific innovation and discovery.

The adoption of the IoT into laboratories marks a major technological disruption. It’s implementation will replace an outdated and inefficient system with one which maximises instruments and researcher time to full potential, stimulating a new wave of scientific...

By Phoebe Chubb, 11 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Healthcare, IoT, Smart Cities.

IoT cellular device shipments to approach 350m per year by 2025 – with strong China growth noted

Sales of IoT cellular devices will approach 350 million per year by 2025, fuelled by 5G, with China continuing to provide a healthy impetus to the market, according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics.

The analyst firm forecasts that shipments of 4G IoT modules will peak within three years, as 5G modules begin slowly in 2019, with 2023 a key inflection point, as 5G modules outstrip those of 4G modules. The automotive...

By IoT News, 08 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Q&A: Tim Markison, Garlick & Markison: How to get your patent strategy right for IoT technologies

Many factors have to be taken into account when getting your startup idea off the ground. You have to get the right people in, work out the culture of your company, get the business model just right. Yet if your idea is unique, you want to make sure you have proof of it.

Tim Markison (left), co-founder of...

By James Bourne, 06 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Vodafone Business and América Móvil collaborate over IoT expansion in Latin America

Vodafone Business and América Móvil have signed an IoT partnership agreement to enable their respective customers deploy international connected devices solutions in an easier and efficient manner.

The collaboration would allow Vodafone Business customers to connect IoT devices across Latin America and América Móvil IoT clients to have access to one of the largest global networks through Vodafone.

By IoT News, 06 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

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.

IoT platform Particle raises $40m in Qualcomm-led funding round

Particle, a platform for IoT devices, has raised $40 million in Series-C funding led by Qualcomm Ventures and Energy Impact.

The latest round brings Particle's total funding so far to $81 million. Other participants included Spark Capital, Bonfire Ventures, Counterpart Ventures, Root Ventures, and Green D Ventures.

Particle is based in San Francisco and promises to be an end-to-end solution for IoT device deployments which includes both software and hardware. Existing customers are now gathering more than...

By Ryan Daws, 30 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, 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.

IoT-focused SaaS provider EMnify secures €8 million in series A funding

EMnify, a Berlin-based IoT and M2M connectivity management platform provider, has raised €8 million (£7m) in a series A funding round, as the company looks to expand its sales and marketing activities.

The recently accumulated funds will help EMnify support its international sales and marketing expansion activities as part of the company’s global rollout of its cloud native cellular connectivity integration...

By IoT News, 14 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Contractors targeted homeless with ‘dark skin’ to train Google’s facial recognition

Contractors working for Google reportedly targeted homeless people with “dark skin” to help train a facial recognition system.

As reported by our sister publication AI News, facial recognition algorithms have well-documented problems when it comes to identifying people of colour. Part of the reason for the disparity is that most data sets for training algorithms have little diversity.

Any responsible tech company will want to...

By Ryan Daws, 04 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Development, Smart Cities.

Hitachi Vantara launches new IIoT suite for manufacturing sector

Hitachi Vantara has announced the launch of Lumada Manufacturing Insights, an IIoT suite designed to enhance the manufacturing industry to achieve transformative outcomes with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and DataOps.

The Lumada Manufacturing Insights optimises machine, production, and quality outcomes to set the foundation of digital innovation that is necessary to Manufacturing 4.0. The...

By IoT News, 23 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Manufacturing.

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.

What’s next for the Internet of Things? Going to the edge

The Internet of Things is discussed so much that it gets nearly 2.5 billion hits on a Google search. Everyone wants to know what’s next in this arena, which touches our lives in so many ways these days as internet connectivity becomes increasingly fused into everyday objects and physical “things.” 

I can tell you where IoT is going next, however. Based on a study by...

By Alan Conboy, 17 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Fleet Space Technologies raises $7.35m in funding for satellite IoT connectivity

Fleet Space Technologies, an Australian satellite startup, has raised £5.95m in funding to help launch its next-generation of nanosatellites, which aims to deliver IoT connectivity to customers around the world.

The satellites, which are similar to the size of shoeboxes, are said to be inexpensive and much easier to launch compared to traditional geocommunication satellites.

By IoT News, 10 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

IoT and LPWA are 'changing the game' for water and gas utility networks, says Navigant

The latest report from Navigant Research has argued the market for communications nodes and associated infrastructure for water and gas utility networks is estimated to go above £1.97 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach £2.22bn in 2024.

The report also found that post 2024, the rising market share among LPWA solutions is expected to cause communications infrastructure revenue to decrease, even as equipment and node shipments continue to increase globally.

Richelle Elberg, principal...

By IoT News, 22 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Oil & Gas.

Optus Business collaborates with Myriota over remote connectivity for IoT devices

Optus Business and nanosatellite startup Myriota have teamed up in a deal which aims to provide regional and remote connectivity for IoT devices and applications in Australia.

According to the agreement, Optus’s national networks and digital enablement capabilities will be integrated with Myriota’s direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity technology to deliver large-scale, low-cost communications for IoT devices in remote...

By IoT News, 20 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

Evan Cummack: Why now is the perfect time to jump into the IoT 

Evan Cummack, Twilio’s head of IoT & Wireless, explains why now is the perfect time to jump into the Internet of Things.

Cummack led a session titled ‘The IoT opportunity right outside your door’ at this year’s Twilio Signal conference in San Francisco. That IoT opportunity, Cummack says, is creating “entrepreneurial whitespace” larger than PC, mobile, and even the web.

When just about every ‘thing’ can be connected to the internet in some way, it’s...

By Ryan Daws, 12 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Artificial intelligence and driverless cars: Does it lead to an ethical trade-off?

Opinion Who lives? Who dies? Who decides?

The ethics surrounding driverless cars and autonomous decision making are hotly debated subjects.

In a situation of certain fatality, should the driverless car hit A and B to save C, or swerve to hit C to save A and B? The moral conundrum is hopelessly difficult to resolve. The scenario echoes the renowned...

By Frank Ryan, 09 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Development, IoT.