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.

Africa lagging in IoT innovation

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A Cisco VP has discussed the challenges with IoT innovation in Africa during the Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) in Dubai, UAE.

Inbar Lasser-Raab, VP for products & solutions marketing for Cisco, said at the forum that Africa is showing fewer innovations in terms of IoT than other parts of the world. However, she highlighted strong potential from areas like agriculture and mining,...

By IoT News, 07 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

PrismTech launches Vortex 2.0 IoT data sharing solution

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PrismTech has launched an IoT data sharing solution called Vortex 2.0 in order to provide secure real-time data connectivity between low latency fog applications.

The solution aims to facilitate distributed IoT computing between device, edge and cloud.

The use of Vortex is maximised in mission-critical distributed and IoT applications. Vortex is based on the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-time Systems open standard. Vortex is capable...

By IoT News, 04 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Two examples of the Internet of Things in new and unexpected places

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When I started working for Sun Microsystems in 1996 I was asked to help out on a project at an international shipping company. The shipper wanted to be able to track a package’s progress, based on barcodes, through their system from pickup to delivery and all the stops in between. The bigger goal was to create the first global shipping logistics system and use the collected data to improve the company’s processes.

A few years later I found myself working with a New York...

By David Auslander, 02 December 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

SmartMetric aims to connect biometric payment cards to IoT

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A lot of attention is being paid to the use of IoT technology in cars, homes and clothing. However, the banking sector is also set to be transformed by the technology. SmartMetric has launched a biometric payments card solution that makes use of IoT connectivity.

SmartMetric president and CEO, Chaya Hendrick, said: “SmartMetric sees that the ubiquitous credit and debit card will become an IoT. Network[s] connected with sensors and communication technology embedded...

By IoT News, 02 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

IoT service providers could gain £154bn from M2M and wearable devices by 2020

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A report from RnR Market Research expects M2M and wearable devices to aid IoT service providers in generating as much as $231 billion (£154bn) in service revenue by the end of 2020 at a CAGR of 40% between 2015 and 2020.

The researchers argue IoT service providers are looking to integrate wearable technology with their M2M offerings, targeting both consumer and vertical markets.

The report provides insight on the M2M, IoT and wearable technology ecosystem including enabling...

By IoT News, 01 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Wearables.

Industrial outstrips wearables as key market for IoT developers

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Though wearables may have captured the zeitgeist with regard to the Internet of Things, more than half of developers are working on an industrial IoT project.

That’s the verdict from Evans Data, which polled IoT developers globally in six languages on a number of IoT areas being targeted. 28% had worked on wearables in the past and were not focusing on them any longer, while developers were very positive about working on the connected home and the connected car in the next 12...

By IoT News, 30 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Wearables.

Open Interconnect Consortium aims to consolidate standards efforts for IoT

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The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) is furthering interoperability and alignment on standardisation for the IoT with the acquisition of the assets of the UPnP Forum. The development is set to simplify and consolidate the work on technology and infrastructure at both organisations.

Open Interconnect Consortium executive director Mike Richmond said: “UPnP Forum pioneered the networking software protocols fundamental to today's Smart Home.”

The move is also set to...

By IoT News, 25 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Intelligent gateways set to become standard for bridging device networks

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A new VDC Research report indicates that the market for IoT and intelligent gateway hardware will grow fast through to 2019.

With solution providers and manufacturers pushing more intelligence to the network edge for new connected services and applications, the IoT and intelligent gateway hardware market will see strong growth over the forecast period.

Gateways are becoming a standard component to deliver end-to-end IoT solutions and mitigate the complexities of emerging wireless...

By IoT News, 24 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Bluetooth IoT roadmap for 2016 unveiled, greater speeds and range promised

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In order to ensure the relevance of Bluetooth in the IoT, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has planned a number of enhancements as part of its 2016 technology roadmap, including longer range, higher speeds, and mesh networking.

The improvements are being put in place in order to cater to the demands of industries such as smart home, industrial automation, location-based services and smart infrastructure. Products such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are already being used on...

By IoT News, 19 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes, Standards.

Why the success of IoT hinges upon the benefits provided to users

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Researchers in South Korea have argued that the IoT is not as novel as touted by most, as its components have been in use for quite some time now. The difference is that a vast number of smart devices will now sport their own internet protocol (IP) addresses.

The researchers at the Department of Software at Gachon University in South Korea, Won Kim and Jaehyuk Choi, said: “The IoT is defined as the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the...

By IoT News, 16 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Kevin Ashton: Why SaaS will shift to ‘service as software’

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Kevin Ashton, considered the father of IoT, has predicted that software-as-a-service will shift to service-as-software instead, with service and software growing interrelated in different ways.

Ashton spoke at the ServiceMax European Customer Conference, saying that the transition to service-as-software will result in both self-diagnosing and predictive service. He was a keynote speaker at the 2015 MaxLive Europe conference,...

By IoT News, 13 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Residential IoT on the rise, says new study

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A new Navigant Research report has predicted that revenue from residential IoT device shipments will exceed $330 billion (£217bn) by 2025.

The report reviews the market opportunity for residential IoT devices in terms of shipments, revenue and installed base over 2015-2025. The IoT concept has penetrated the residential environment, with smartphone-controlled LED lights and smart home devices like thermostats. Other IoT devices include smart meters, smart appliances and plugs,...

By IoT News, 13 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Gartner expects 20.8 billion connected things by 2020

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Analyst house Gartner expects the IoT industry to see 5.5 million new ‘things’ going live worldwide on a daily basis in 2016, ensuring a 30% year on year rise in connected things to 6.4 billion units at the end of year, taking the total to 20.8 billion by 2020.

Gartner vice president Jim Tully said: “Aside from connected cars, consumer uses will continue to account for the greatest number of connected things, while enterprise will account for the largest...

By IoT News, 12 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why the workplace of the future is smarter and better connected

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The future is a talkative place. Not only are we more connected, but so too are our machines, environments and systems. Enhanced sensors, connectivity and software are at the heart of a new wave of technology that has the ability to reimagine our lives. Our working ones in particular stand to benefit with the rise of smart, efficient spaces and buildings.

Gartner tells us that by 2020, 25 billion ‘things’ will be connected....

By Mark Furness, 12 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

IoT adoption in industrial and warehouse buildings still at early stage

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Just over 10% of warehouse professionals have programmes underway or being planned for IoT adoption, according to a Daintree Networks report.

Daintree Networks collaborated with Peerless Research Group (PRG) on behalf of Modern Materials Handling for this survey of the IoT adoption in warehouse and industrial buildings.

Despite the fact that IoT adoption is still nascent in this sector, 30% of the hundreds of warehouse professionals surveyed agreed that IoT is a reality in the industry...

By IoT News, 10 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Companies should be wary of inflated IoT growth projections, says Beecham Research

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A note from Beecham Research argues that companies are being misled by inflated projections concerning the IoT market.

The research body argues claims that 10 billion to 50 billion connected devices will be in place by 2020, bringing about trillions of dollars in new revenue by 2025, will most likely harm the industry and players who use them as a basis for planning and funding.

Beecham Research CEO Robin Duke-Woolley says that there is also a lack of resources necessary for...

By IoT News, 09 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.