T-Mobile is on a trucking road trip with IoT and 5G technologies

T-Mobile is embarking on a road trip in a ‘Tech Truck’ packed with IoT and 5G technologies in order to build hype about their possibilities.

The semi-truck features T-Mobile’s signature magenta and will be touring all over the country for a year to show the network is on the cutting-edge of innovations.

It was built in the company’s national technology lab based in Bellevue it calls ‘Launch Pad’ where engineers work on the next-generation of wireless technologies.

Many of...

By Ryan Daws, 07 August 2018, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Arm acquires Treasure Data to enable device-to-data IoT platform capability

Arm has announced the acquisition of enterprise data management provider Treasure Data in order to become the ‘final piece of the company’s IoT enablement puzzle.’

The move will see technology from Treasure Data, alongside another recent acquisition in connectivity management provider Stream, combine to form what Arm is calling the Pelion IoT Platform, which will ‘enable companies to seamlessly and securely connect and manage IoT devices and data at any scale’, in the words of...

By IoT News, 03 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Sierra Wireless launches AirLink LX40 router for IoT and enterprise use cases

Sierra Wireless has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s most compact cellular router, called AirLink LX40, for the IoT.

The router comes in two variants: LTE-M/NB-IoT (up to 300 Kbps downlink) for enhanced coverage and LTE Cat-4 (up to 150Mbps downlink) for higher throughput. The LX40 supports data processing at the edge and is suitable for connecting cameras, smart lockers and point-of-sale terminals, as well as industrial remote data logging and sensing equipment in indoor or...

By IoT News, 02 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Unifying IoT and multimedia to enable futuristic smart home services

Despite being in its infancy, the global smart home market is growing fast. In 2017, over 4 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide, and this number is expected to balloon to over 55 million by 2020, transforming it into a billion-pound market.

When we talk about smart home technology, we are focusing on devices and appliances that are central to the home – from CCTV cameras through to, heating control, intruder detection and washing machines. Devices are typically controlled remotely via a smartphone or...

By Robert Guest, 02 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Hackers connected an IoT parking kiosk to porn in ‘grey hat’ attack

Hackers connected an IoT parking kiosk to a porn site in what appears to have been a 'grey hat’ attack without malicious intent.

The most well-known labels for hackers are ‘black hats’ or ‘white hats’ to indicate whether hackers intend to cause damage, or whether they intend to find vulnerabilities to protect a system from being compromised.

Grey hats are somewhere in-between and often cause mischief to highlight vulnerabilities but aren’t out to cause danger or lasting...

By Ryan Daws, 01 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Seven ways the Internet of Things can help end world hunger

World hunger has existed for centuries. It persists despite the elimination of apparent catalysts such as food production challenges. The phrase, “trying to solve world hunger,” has become shorthand to indicate any problem that seems insurmountable.

The statistics are depressing. Every ninth person in the world is hungry, according to the World Food Programme. A staggering 800 million people in the world go to bed hungry every day, based on an estimated world population of 7.6 billion in December...

By Sukamal Banerjee, 01 August 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Healthcare, IoT.

UK government launches plan to lead ‘profound change’ in mobility

The UK has launched its plan to lead a ‘profound change’ in future mobility aimed towards improving transport while reducing congestion and emissions.

As part of the ‘Future of Mobility Grand Challenge’ set out today in two documents, the government highlights that UK travel will change dramatically with innovations such as flying vehicles and self-driving...

By Ryan Daws, 30 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Why ambitious Industry 4.0 plans need a better open standard approach to succeed

The UK government’s Industrial Strategy, launched in 2017, sets out a long term plan to boost productivity in British industry. Further to this, the government recently announced the creation of an AI Council, led by leaders within industry, to support the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence across all UK sectors. The opportunity could inject £455 billion into the UK economy and boost growth by 3%...

By Adam Byrne, 30 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

Ford spins its self-driving business into a $4bn separate company

Automotive giant Ford has decided its self-driving efforts are important enough to warrant a separate company with $4 billion of investment.

Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC will be based in Detroit, Michigan and will be tasked with developing the company’s self-driving technology.

Jim Hackett, President and CEO of Ford, explained the decision:

“Ford has made tremendous progress across the self-driving value chain – from technology development to business model innovation to user experience.

By Ryan Daws, 26 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Smart Cities.

Nokia and Current by GE teaming up to bring smart city technology across Canada

Nokia is joining hands with Current, a GE-owned energy management provider, to deploy edge smart city technology across Canada.

Both companies will help cities in Canada improve operational infrastructure and expand new services to citizens. Under the commercial partnership agreement, Nokia will be able to gain access to Current by GE’s CityIQ platform technology.

CityIQ will repurpose outdoor street lighting into digital infrastructure that collects data and distributes valuable insights to cities via...

By IoT News, 25 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Perch secures $1.7 million in funding to help enhance retail through IoT technologies

Perch, a provider of interactive retail marketing through the Internet of Things, has raised more than $1.7 million in a recently held seed funding round that was led by The Visuality Corporation, Corigin Ventures and leading angel investors.

The company announced a new augmented reality campaign management system, enhanced computer vision and sensing capabilities within its platform. It has also expanded the list of its retail clients, which include Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Coty, Kate Spade...

By IoT News, 25 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

How Industrial IoT sensors are used to monitor water levels and flood warning systems: A guide

You may already realise that water is an everyday critical resource for you and your family. Plenty of headlines about on how we get too much water or too little – flooding and drought. But how do water monitoring systems help you, your teams, and your organisation to save water, your time, your money, and potentially lives?

Here, we will give you inside details about case studies where smart cities in coastal areas have deployed flood warning systems with Industrial IoT sensors, how the sensors...

By Edward Pultar, 25 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Oil & Gas.

Three primary urban problems which can be solved by IoT and AI

Having visited more than 40 countries, 200 cities and lived in six countries in the last 10 years as well as working in the disruptive Internet of Things (IoT) space, the subject of how to make cities smarter and more citizen friendly is of particular interest to me for both professional and personal reasons.

More than half of the world’s population now live in cities - and the figure will rise to more than two thirds by 2050, according to a United Nations forecast. Growing numbers of city residents put...

By Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, 25 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT, Smart Cities.

New research explores endpoint confusion when securing the IIoT

To make sure the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is as secure as it can be, it needs to be secured at the endpoint level. There’s just one problem though: what is an endpoint, anyway?

A survey of more than 200 industrial executives from the SANS Institute concludes that while security of endpoints is the primary concern for IIoT, having a relatively small number of connected devices does not mean you have a manageable amount of endpoints to consider.

40% of respondents said they had fewer than 100...

By IoT News, 24 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Xage Security raises $12 million to take blockchain security to Industrial Internet of Things

Xage Security, a blockchain security platform provider for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has raised $12 million in a series A funding round which would be utilised to further develop its security fabric for edge IIoT networks and essential national infrastructure.

The funds will help bolster its tech team and fortify its implementation capabilities and expand the scope of its technology, as Xage supports innovations such as decentralised energy production, 5G...

By IoT News, 24 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT.

Bosch and Daimler teaming up for connected car and AI initiatives

A Californian metropolis will soon become pilot city for fully-automated and driverless driving -- thanks to Bosch and Daimler who are speeding up the SAE Level 4/5 tech in the city.

The chosen city will see a fleet of autonomous shuttle service on selected routes in the San Francisco Bay in Silicon Valley, which will be operated by Daimler Mobility Services. The pilot project will demonstrate how mobility services, such as car sharing (car2go), ride-hailing (mytaxi) and multi-modal platforms (moovel), can...

By IoT News, 23 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, IoT.

IBM showcases Watson momentum in Europe as well as cloud success

IBM is certainly making progress in Europe if recent releases are anything to go by – both in cloud and with its AI-enabled assistant Watson.

Many of the company’s new European clients are using Watson, according to a momentum release, including Spanish electricity grid operator Red Eléctrica de España, Italian elderly care provider Cooperativa Sole, Dutch telecommunications operator Tele2 and Israeli manufacturer of smart air conditioning Electra Group.

Bret Greenstein, global vice...

By IoT News, 23 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, IoT.

Why 450 MHz is the unsung hero of cellular IoT

In the general clamour surrounding cellular IoT connectivity, it’s easy to overlook some of those key components that may not receive the attention they deserve. One example is the 450 MHz spectrum, currently utilized for 2G and 3G networks around the world. However, as the cellular IoT ecosystem evolves, it is time to understand the potential of 450 MHz.

Around the world, legacy 2G and 3G networks at 450 MHz spectrum are being retired at an ever-increasing rate and migrating to 4G and 5G. Consequently, a significant...

By Ilan Reingold, 20 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

Microsoft unleashes Windows 10 IoT Core Services

Following an unveiling at Computex last month, Microsoft has announced it's unleashing Windows 10 IoT Core Services into public preview.

IoT Core Services enables solutions running on Windows 10 IoT Core to be commercialised and companies to create long-term business models for ongoing value.

One of the most important components of the service is the Device Update Center, where an overview of all devices can be seen and updates scheduled for when appropriate. All updates are delivered using the same CDN...

By Ryan Daws, 19 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.