IoT is emerging from the hype – but still a long way to go

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While it may be a good headline that Gartner condemned the Internet of Things (IoT) as one of the most overhyped technology trends of 2015, it is somewhat misleading by failing to acknowledge the rapid progress being made – even if these are still early days. However, Gartner was correct that the full promise of IoT as a joined up ecosystem of interoperable components is indeed five to 10 years away.

There are already demonstrable...

By Anders Pals, 15 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

NEXCOM launches IoT gateway “NISE 50C” for enterprise applications

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NEXCOM, a computer software provider, has launched the NISE 50C IoT gateway, developed with control, communication, and connect capabilities which the company claims is ideal for edge controllers and data concentrators.

The IoT gateway can oversee connected devices and manage the collection, storage, and transmission of sensor data, and is capable of distilling unexplored value in data.

The compact fanless NISE 50C comes with flexible functions for real-time control, machine-to-machine...

By IoT News, 14 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

WRD Systems: Our vision for the Internet of Things – less hype, more M2M

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The problem with the Internet of Things is that few people truly understand what it is really about.

A large percentage of people who do understand it tend to discard it as yet another marketing hype such as “the cloud” with very little real substance. Due to all kinds of news reports on security issues, vendor lock-ins and lack of open standards, cost overruns, etc. these people tend to see their opinions confirmed.

We also tend to agree with this group – to a...

By Johan Dams, 13 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

IoT to push consumer technology industry to $287bn in revenues

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to push the consumer technology industry to $287 billion (£197bn), according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

The CTA’s new semi-annual industry report, U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts, argues that 4K UHD TV, wearables, drones will witness double digit growth in 2016 as well-established technologies including smartphones, televisions and laptops drive minimal growth of 1% though they account for 51% of the...

By IoT News, 11 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

New Wi-Fi standard aims to bring more power to the Internet of Things

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The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced Wi-Fi HaLow, a new standard for products incorporating IEE 802.11 technology aimed at reaching the full potential of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The new Wi-Fi HaLow designation, announced at the CES show earlier this week, will apply for low-power Wi-Fi solutions operating below the one gigahertz range, offering longer power connectivity and longer range. It will enable various power-efficiency use cases in connected cars, smart homes, digital...

By IoT News, 08 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

IoT gains ground in 2015, with more traction expected in 2016

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A new report by PYMNTS and Intel argues that the Internet of Things (IoT) made progress in 2015 in terms of adoption, and is expected to gain even more ground in 2016.

The man behind the term “Internet of Things”, Kevin Ashton, explained that businesses had begun to make use of IoT though consumers had not responded in a big way. According to Ashton – the co-founder of the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – there has not been a...

By IoT News, 07 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas involved in AT&T smart cities framework

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Communications giant AT&T has announced a new framework for smart cities in various US locations – and is enlisting the help of Cisco, IBM and Intel among others to implement it.

AT&T plans to launch the smart cities framework in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The new framework includes categories such as infrastructure, citizen engagement, transportation, and public safety.

Under the infrastructure banner, cities will be able to...

By IoT News, 07 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Accenture survey raises questions over IoT device uptake

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Security and privacy concerns are among the key barriers to buying an IoT device and service, according to a poll of almost 30,000 consumers released by Accenture.

“Until the promise of IoT meets consumers’ expectations, the IoT market will remain more promise than profit and do little to reinvigorate the overall digital consumer market,” said Sami Luukonen, global managing director for Accenture’s electronics and high tech group.

The survey findings put...

By IoT News, 06 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why smart device growth is expected to mimic the smartphone craze

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To say that there is an overabundance of technology in our world would be an understatement. After all, there’s even a smart crockpot by Belkin that can be controlled from out of the home.

However, while it certainly seems that there’s a market for every novel idea out there, it’s not so simple to foretell which will hit and which will miss. After all, even smartphones weren’t a hit out of the gate. Infact, by the end of 2009, only

By Eran Eshed, 05 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

ThingWorx owner PTC agrees to acquire Kepware in $100m deal

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US technology firm PTC, owners of the ThingWorx Internet of Things platform, has announced it is to acquire software development provider Kepware for approximately $100 million (£68m) to add to its industrial IoT portfolio.

The agreement also includes a potential $18 million (£12.2m) dependent on meeting certain financial and strategic milestones.

Maine-based Kepware has customers across 120 countries and in industries such as power and utilities, building automation, oil and...

By IoT News, 04 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT in manufacturing to grow 26.9% in 2015-2020

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A new Research and Markets report has forecast that the IoT in manufacturing market will reach $13.49 billion (£9.06bn) in 2020.

Manufacturers are increasingly inclined towards adopting IoT solutions for smart manufacturing to improve efficiency, security and reliability. High employment costs, machine downtimes and regulatory changes are also pushing manufacturing firms towards IoT.

The report estimates the market size and its future growth across different segments, including...

By IoT News, 23 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Afero platform aims to bring more connectivity and security to IoT

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A new platform called Afero has been unveiled in Los Altos in California, aiming to bring greater connectivity and security to the Internet of Things within and outside the home.

Afero was introduced by a number of industry veterans from Nest, Apple and Google, while at its helm is Joe Britt, a former Engineering Director of Google Android and a co-founder of Danger, which made the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone.

The team behind Afero has been working almost two years to develop a...

By IoT News, 22 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

The rise of intelligent industry and the Industrial Internet of Things

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According to IDC, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market is set to grow to $1.7 trillion by 2020. Fuelling that is an expected increase in the number of active IoT endpoints, from 10.3 billion in 2014 to more than 29.5 billion in 2020. The proliferation of smart, connected machines and devices is having a profound impact on how industry around the world operates. We are ushering in a new era - the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – where data from interconnected...

By Greg Conary, 21 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

IoT weather data transforms insurance and airline industries

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The latest developments weather prediction, driven by the Internet of Things and cognitive computing, are already having a transformative effect on a number of industries including insurance and airlines. The Weather Company’s CEO David Kenny said that sources of data range from satellites in space, airlines providing wind speed and oscillation data, drones and weather balloons,...

By IoT News, 18 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

AT&T inks over 300 IoT deals across sectors in 2015

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained significant ground in 2015 and its growth is set to only increase as the years go by. AT&T managed to ink over 300 IoT deals across the automotive, shipping, industrial, health care, home security and smart cities sectors in 2015. The deals were not just limited to the US but also included markets across the globe.

AT&T’s...

By IoT News, 17 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

IBM announces new Watson IoT headquarters, API capabilities

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IBM has announced that the global headquarters for its new Watson IoT business unit and its first European Watson innovation centre will be in Munich, Germany. The campus will have 1,000 consultants, researchers, developers and designers from IBM, working with partners and clients for deeper engagement.

The innovation lab will have...

By IoT News, 16 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Manufacturing and transportation dominate worldwide IoT spending in 2015 – other verticals to overtake

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An IDC spending guide projects the IoT industry will see a 17% CAGR in the period 2015–2019 to reach $1.3 trillion at the end of the timeframe. Asia/Pacific will dominate spending from a geographical point of view, accounting for 40% of the worldwide total in 2015. North America and Western Europe will take second and third place, accounting for $250 billion in combined...

By IoT News, 15 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Asia-Pacific governments play key role in realising IoT's potential

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The Asia-Pacific region is seeing a substantial rise in the growth of the IoT industry and it is set to impact technology, economics, and politics. A Business Insider Intelligence report has anticipated the number of internet-connected devices will rise from 10 billion devices at present, to 35 billion by 2020. The report adds that investment in IoT solutions will total close to $6 trillion...

By IoT News, 14 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Eindhoven University develops self-charging wireless sensor

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Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a tiny wireless temperature sensor powered by radio waves from the sensor's wireless network.

The unique power source means the sensor does not have to be charged by wire, nor does it require a battery change. It could have several applications, including within smart buildings, payment systems, wireless...

By IoT News, 09 December 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Smart cities to use 1.6 billion connected things by 2016

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A new Gartner study has estimated that smart commercial buildings will be the highest IoT user until 2017, after which smart homes will take over with just over one billion connected things in 2018.

The Gartner study estimates that 1.6 billion connected things will be in use by smart cities in 2016, marking an increase of 39% from 2015.

IoT implementation can greatly benefit commercial real estate, offering a unified view for...

By IoT News, 08 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.