Port of Rotterdam prepares for digital transformation with IBM IoT

The Port of Rotterdam is preparing for a digital transformation with IBM’s cloud-based IoT technologies – starting with the formulation of a centralised dashboard application that collects and processes real-time water, weather sensor data and communications data.

Previously, Europe’s largest port by cargo tonnage banked on conventional communication techniques such as radar and radio to establish communication between captains, pilots and terminal operators to make vital decisions on port...

By IoT News, 02 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Mnubo secures $16.5 million in series B funding round to accelerate expansion of IoT solutions

Mnubo, an IoT data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) provider, has raised $16.5 million in a series B financing round to speed up the global expansion of its SmartObjects IoT analytics and data science solution.

Throughout the world, SmartObjects aims to helping service providers and equipment manufacturers in furthering their data monetisation strategy. Johnson-Controls Hitachi is among the prominent manufacturers who are using SmartObjects. 

Greg Barats, president and CEO of HSB Group, a...

By IoT News, 01 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT.

Why smart city technologies are set to drive ‘trillions’ in economic growth over the coming decade

Smart city technologies are set to drive the economic development of cities by more than 5% and drive more than $20 trillion in additional economic benefits by 2026, according to an ABI Research report.

The report, titled ‘Roles of Smart Cities for Economic Development’, was commissioned by InterDigital on behalf of its Smart Cities-focused business, Chordant. In order to capitalise on the economic benefits, cities must begin preparation and investment now, the report noted.

Jim Nolan, executive...

By IoT News, 29 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Pennsylvania gears up for fleet optimisation alongside CalAmp

The Bureau of Vehicle Management (BVM) of the US state of Pennsylvania will deploy CalAmp’s automotive IoT solution for commercial fleets in an effort to have better insights into vehicle utilisation, bring down costs and streamline fleet operations.

The bureau has also decided to deploy the FleetOutlook on roughly 50% of state-owned vehicle fleets to boost efficiency, address maintenance related concerns promptly and defend vehicle theft. The bureau will also leverage FleetOutlook’s driver...

By IoT News, 26 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Why IoT in agriculture is set to see ‘incredible’ growth until 2025

The use of IoT solutions in agriculture can bring in a revolution to the industry by enhancing productivity, minimising agriculture wastage, and overcoming climate related natural calamities, according to a new missive from Transparency Market Research.

Enhanced agricultural productivity implies a decline in the number of undernourished individuals, the count of which stands at 795 million between 2014 and 2016, as per the Food and Agriculture Organization data. 

The need for IoT in the agricultural...

By IoT News, 24 January 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT, Manufacturing.

Arrow Electronics announces technology collaboration with AT&T IoT Foundry

Arrow Electronics has announced a team-up with AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) Foundry to leverage its whole range of “sensor-to-sunset” technology solutions and help customers get their products to market quickly.

Aiden Mitchell, VP of IoT global solutions at Arrow, said: “The AT&T IoT Foundry is a world-class facility designed to help companies bridge the technology gap and simplify the process of bringing connected products to market. Arrow’s capabilities, ranging from...

By IoT News, 22 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT deployment doubles among New Zealand enterprises in 2017, says IDC

The implementation of IoT solutions among enterprises in New Zealand has increased two-fold to 25.7% in 2017 from 13.7% in 2016, according to IDC.

IDC New Zealand’s yearly Internet of Things Decision Maker Report explains how the companies understand the advantages of deploying IoT and implement the solution to boost productivity and enhance customer related experience.

Explaining the reason behind the increase, Monica Collier, research manager for telecommunications, IDC New Zealand, said: "New...

By IoT News, 17 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Gemalto wins AT&T certification for Cinterion LTE-M IoT module

Gemalto has announced it has won AT&T certification for the Cinterion LTE-M IoT module expanding cellular connectivity possibilities for solutions related to IoT.

Gemalto’s Cinterion LTE-M IoT enables highly efficient use of existing 4G networks by utilising marginal energy and IoT-optimised bandwidth. The module is suitable for IoT solutions with fixed power budgets and that do not require high data throughput such as remote monitoring and control, healthcare, security systems, POS and smart city...

By IoT News, 16 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Senioradom and Sigfox combine to deploy IoT-driven telecare solution in China

The recent collaboration between Senioradom and Sigfox will see the deployment of IoT-driven telecare solution in 20 biggest cities of China for better protection of senior citizens.

Incorporated with multiple movement sensors, the telecare solution formulated by the IoT connectivity service provider Sigfox and telecare firm Senioradom has several features such as door opening detection and an alert and geo-localisation necklace. The solution is designed in such a way that it can automatically detect any...

By IoT News, 12 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Data monetisation highlighted among key IoT trends in 2018 according to EY

The EY IoT Competence Center has highlighted data monetisation, revival of network edge processing, and convergence of disruptive technologies such as IoT, blockchain and AI, among some of the key IoT trends that will be in the mainstream in 2018.

Among the key IoT trends that will be prevalent in this year is data monetisation. The team of IoT professionals said that business models that are based on IoT capabilities are very conventional and the anticipated benefits are just circled around the ways to...

By IoT News, 11 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Samsung to infuse intelligence in all IoT devices by 2020 as it outlines vision

At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung Electronics America presented an outline of IoT vision and strategy by revealing the fact that by 2020 all its connected devices will be infused with intelligence.

Also at the event, Samsung announced plans to advance adoption of IoT via an open, consistent and intelligent platform. In the spring of 2018, the company will merge all its IoT applications into the SmartThings app allowing users to manage and connect any SmartThings-enabled device right from...

By IoT News, 10 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, IoT.

Smart city scorecard urges cities to remain citizen-focused amidst technological change

If you want to work out where the greatest innovation is taking place in the smart city realm – then a new scorecard prepared by the Visionary Innovation Group (VIG) appears to be a good indicator.

The VIG, an arm of analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, has evaluated 50 global cities through qualitative and quantitative filters in its report. The first filter takes into consideration the indicators which gauge the effectiveness of smart city initiatives by comparing present and past indicator...

By IoT News, 09 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Global semiconductor revenue hits $419.7 billion in 2017, says Gartner

Preliminary results released by Gartner showed that global semiconductor revenue amounted to $419.7 billion in 2017, up 22% year-over-year.

The memory market, which accounted for 31% of the overall semiconductor revenue in 2017, realised revenue growth of 64% due to higher prices arising from undersupply. Samsung Electronics occupied the top position in the memory vendors list for 2017, followed by Intel, SK Hynix, Micron Technology and Qualcomm.

Andrew Norwood, research vice president at Gartner, said:...

By IoT News, 05 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Why mining businesses are digging into the IoT to remain competitive

As competition in the mining sector intensifies, businesses involved in the industry are banking on the IoT to maintain a competitive edge and retain their market share.

Inmarsat’s most recent report, “The Future of IoT in Enterprise”, argues that the mining businesses will get great support from the IoT in boosting automation level and production efficiency. According to the report, IoT will play a vital role in the mining sector where profit margins are under pressure due to growing...

By IoT News, 05 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Arrow acquires eInfochips to further its IoT leadership position

Arrow Electronics has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire California-based product engineering and software R&D services firm eInfochips.

eInfochips specialises in IoT-based business models. Arrow expects to further its IoT platform through the acquisition. Arrow’s IoT “sensor-to-sunset” platform will receive a boost from eInfochips’ efforts that include adding engineering, solution architecture, embedded software development, security, mobile device...

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

Berg Insight assesses how telematics systems for construction equipment are on the rise

An estimate provided by Berg Insight has shown that the installed base of active construction equipment (CE) OEM telematics systems globally will hit 4.6 million in 2021, compared to 1.8 million units in 2016.

The estimated target of the 4.6 million units will be achieved by registering a CAGR of 21.3%. This includes all CE telematics systems marketed by CE OEMs, either formulated in-house or supplied by the CE manufacturers in conjunction with third-party telematics players.

According to Berg Insight...

By IoT News, 02 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Enterprise, IoT.

NXP and Baidu collaborate on Apollo to revolutionise Chinese intelligent vehicles

Automotive semiconductor supplier NXP has announced plans to collaborate with Baidu on its Apollo connected car platform. NXP seeks to bring about a new automotive revolution in China by capitalising on Baidu’s autonomous driving and connected car technologies.

NXP will provide semiconductor products and solutions including millimetre wave radar, V2X, security, smart connectivity and in-vehicle experience technologies. The company also seeks to further its 'BlueBox' development platform that...

By IoT News, 22 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars.

ABI Research: Applying data analytics to wearables provides further benefit

The application of data analytics to conventional wearable devices adds further benefit to the technology and provides users with actionable information, argues ABI Research.

ABI Research’s report 'Wearable Data Analytics and Business Models' argues there are a number of ways in which data analytics can provide added benefits and additional layer of insight to companies, healthcare professionals, and consumers alike.

Some examples include providing healthcare professionals with anticipatory...

By IoT News, 20 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Healthcare, IoT, Wearables.

Driverless cars, AI and cryptocurrencies among key tech trends in 2018, says Telenor

A team of scientists and technology analysts at Telenor Research have argued that self-driving cars, AI, big data and cryptocurrencies will be key in the market in 2018. Following are some of the imminent technological trends laid out by the team:

Social media newsfeeds

With users posting less on Facebook, relevant information on newsfeeds has dropped, giving rise to paid content. Users are becoming more aware of ‘fake news’ that is seeping into their feeds.

Rules of agreement

The EU will update...

By IoT News, 19 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Data & Analytics, IoT.

How Amazon, Google and others are investing in AI and digital assistants for smart homes

A large number of tech incumbents including Amazon, Google, Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are making quick investment moves in artificial intelligence (AI) and digital assistants for smart homes having realised the potential these technologies can play in the smart home market, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

The report, titled “Digital Assistants and AI in the Home”, evaluates the major drivers in the smart home market, barriers and technological trends related to AI as well as...

By IoT News, 18 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT, Smart Homes.