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.

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.

ThyssenKrupp cuts lift downtime with MAX powered by Microsoft Azure IoT

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator has announced a collaboration with Microsoft in order to improve lift maintenance and ensure a drastic reduction in downtime.

The predictive and pre-emptive service solution, known as MAX, is powered by Microsoft Azure IoT technology and involves the real-time aggregation of data in the Azure cloud platform, where the lifetime of lift systems and components is determined via an algorithm.

As a result, service technicians gain real-time insight on repairs and...

By IoT News, 03 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

M2M Council argues IoT near term sales are a mixed bag

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A new survey by the IoT M2M Council has found growing Internet of Things deployments over the next year, but a decline in the next six months.

The Quarterly IoT Buyers' Index (QIBI) survey includes over 12,000 enterprise users, app developers and OEMs. The latest survey asked executives to outline their IoT deployment purchase plans in six-month intervals.

On analysis, the survey found an 11.6% year-on-year increase in the number of executives planning to adopt IoT projects in the...

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

Dell launches Edge Gateway 5000 Series to disrupt IoT marketplace

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Dell has launched its new Edge Gateway 5000 Series purpose-built gateway with input/output (I/O) options, analytics capabilities and other features for building and factory automation.

The Edge Gateway 5000 Series has an industrial-grade form factor, wide operating temperature ranges, expanded output and input interfaces and powerful analytics capabilities. It serves as an alternative to...

By IoT News, 28 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Value of IoT analytics market to reach £10.6bn by 2020

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A new report by MarketsandMarkets argues that IoT analytics is on the rise due to the increasing number of IoT-enabled smart connected sensors and devices that release large amounts of data simultaneously. The data can be used to improve real-time customer experience and decision making.

The global market is expected to grow from $4.8 billion (£3.1bn) in 2015 to $16.3bn (£10.6bn) by 2020, at a CAGR of 27.4%. It is still nascent, but is expected to mature in developed regions...

By IoT News, 23 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Confidence of IoT device security varies among consumers and security professionals

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A major discrepancy exists in the amount of trust Mexican consumers and cybersecurity professionals have in the security of connected devices, according to a new survey from global cybersecurity association ISACA.

The survey found 82% of Mexican consumers were assured about their ability to secure IoT devices while only 60% of IT and cybersecurity professionals were of the same opinion. More than nine in 10 Mexican consumers believe they possess requisite knowledge concerning the IoT.

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By IoT News, 19 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Texas Instruments helps securely connect IoT endpoints to AWS cloud

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Texas Instruments has introduced its new SimpleLink Wi-Fi microcontroller (MCU) for connecting IoT endpoints to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The IoT Software Development Kit (SDK) from AWS has been made available for the SimpleLink CC3200 MCU LaunchPad kit, allowing developers to connect to AWS IoT services and start developing IoT designs.

The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 wireless MCU LaunchPad is an evaluation kit from Texas Instruments for the first single-chip, low-power Wi-Fi...

By IoT News, 12 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Residential IoT device revenue to reach $67.7 billion in 2025

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A new Navigant Research study has predicted that revenue from residential Internet of Things (IoT) devices will reach $67.7 billion (£44.4bn) in 2025, up from $7.3 billion (£4.8bn) in 2015.

The IoT is already well-established in residential settings. Smart meters, thermostats, LED lights, and other appliances and security systems offer wireless or wired connectivity to share and utilise data more effectively.

According to the report, the driving factors for the...

By IoT News, 06 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

M2M retail sector analysed in latest industry research

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A report from Research and Markets has assessed the retail sector for machine to machine (M2M) communications and argues the market for wirelessly connected point of sale (POS) and multi-space parking meters are among the most advanced aspects in the space.

According to Berg Insight, the number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry will rise to 44.3 million by 2019, up from 23.1 million in 2014 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9%.

Wireless M2M communication...

By IoT News, 05 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Wind River launches new Linux version for Internet of Things applications

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Wind River, a subsidiary of Intel, has launched Wind River Linux 8 to facilitate rapid development of applications by cutting down time for set-up and installation. The software brings together scalability and better user experience along with open source benefits such as interoperability and flexibility.

The newest version of Wind River Linux incorporates the latest kernel and toolchain being utilised in the forthcoming Yocto Project 2.0 release, Linux kernel 4.1, and GNU...

By IoT News, 05 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Broadcom launches IoT-focused global navigation chip

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In order to cater to the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices markets, semiconductor solutions company Broadcom has launched a new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip, known as Broadcom BCM47748. The chip ensures devices such as fitness bands provide pinpoint location.

Power consumption from the new chip is marginal as it handles most of the load associated to signal processing from the device MCU by assessing position, velocity and time (PVT) on-chip....

By IoT News, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT gains attention from public and private sectors – but the hype may be excessive

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According to new research from CompTIA, 80% of IT industry executives have made an effort to recognise prospects brought forward by the Internet of Things (IoT), while a third expect these technologies to boost productivity in the next 24-36 months.

The sector is gaining attention and traction among public and private sector organisations that are looking to boost connectivity. Despite this, 53% of respondents argue that the hype surrounding the industry is excessive.

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By IoT News, 29 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.