Samsung unveils SmartThings Pro for businesses

Samsung has unveiled its new hyper-connected B2B platform, 'SmartThings Pro,' at InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas.

The South Korean tech giant has set up an impressive 816 square metre booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center, showcasing its latest commercial display products and solutions at the major North American display exhibition.

Jung Hoon, Vice President of Samsung's Visual Display Business, said: "We are thrilled to introduce a wide range of new hardware, solutions,...

Vodafone partners with Microsoft to scale its new IoT business  

Vodafone has entered a major strategic partnership with Microsoft that will significantly expand Vodafone's IoT capabilities.

The 10-year agreement aims to leverage both companies' strengths to transform digital platforms for over 300 million businesses, public sector organisations, and consumers in Europe and Africa.  

A key focus is supercharging Vodafone's global managed IoT connectivity platform that already links 175 million devices and platforms...

Elvaco adopts Coiote IoT Device Management Platform

Elvaco, a provider of end-to-end metering solutions, has announced the successful integration of the Coiote IoT Device Management Platform.

Elvaco serves utilities and real estate companies worldwide. The implementation of the Coiote IoT platform aims to streamline operations, enhance product capabilities, and reinforce Elvaco's market presence.

The impetus behind the adoption of the platform was Elvaco's commitment to expanding its product line to meet the dynamic needs...

Verizon Business launches cross-border IoT connectivity platform

Verizon Business has launched its Global IoT Orchestration platform, a solution that empowers businesses to deploy and centrally manage devices across international borders. 

Leveraging the power of native eSIM and roaming capabilities from MNO (Mobile Network Operator) partners, Verizon’s platform offers a solution for companies seeking to expand their IoT operations globally.

Global IoT Orchestration is integrated with the Verizon ThingSpace IoT management platform...

Oxbotica raises $140M to expand its B2B autonomous vehicle platform

B2B autonomous vehicle platform developer Oxbotica has raised a further $140 million.

The Oxford-based firm plans to use the funds to advance its goal of creating “universal autonomy” around the world.

Paul Newman, CTO and a Founder of Oxbotica, said:

“Oxbotica was founded eight years ago on the vision of Universal Autonomy—providing safe and sustainable autonomy that is independent of workplace and vehicle type.

With the greatest engineering...

Zuckerberg believes Meta’s duty is to promote an open metaverse

During yesterday’s annual Meta keynote, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his belief that the metaverse must be open.

Zuckerberg called out closed ecosystems—a clear dig at Apple, without mentioning the company directly.

“Closed ecosystems focus on tight control and integration to create unique experiences and lock-in, although most of that value ends up flowing to the platform over time,” explained Zuckerberg.

“Open ecosystems create value and grow through...

Natali Tshuva, Sternum: On ‘future-proof’ IoT security

Sternum is using patented technology to protect IoT devices against even unknown vulnerabilities in real-time.

The company was co-founded by Natali Tshuva, who was recognised for her talents from an early age and was handpicked at 19 to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces’ 8200 unit (the equivalent of the MI6 in the UK or the NSA in the US.) She then went on to hold numerous high-level cybersecurity roles before founding Sternum.

IoT News caught up with Natali to...

Spoke will use T IoT to protect vulnerable road users

Mobility platform Spoke has announced that it will use T IoT from T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to protect vulnerable road users (VRUs) like cyclists.

Spoke aims to protect VRUs by connecting vehicles like bicycles to the IoT and providing greater awareness of their presence to motorists using cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.

Mishka Dehghan, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Product, and Solutions Engineering at T-Mobile Business Group,...

Frost & Sullivan awards Losant with innovation leadership award

Business consulting giant Frost & Sullivan has awarded Losant with an innovation leadership award.

The award is for Losant’s Embedded Edge Agent (EEA) which the company spent two years of R&D creating:

EEA was introduced towards the end of 2021 and brings Losant’s usability to previously incapable low-power, embedded hardware.

"Unlike market leaders who use a full-code approach, Losant's platform is low-code based and therefore more usable than...

Brian Cerchio, Losant: On fully tapping the IoT’s potential

IoT News caught up with Brian Cerchio, Director of Solutions at Losant, to discuss how enterprises can fully tap the IoT’s potential.

One of the first examples of the IoT was in the early 80s when students from Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science department connected a Coke machine so people could track whether drinks were available and how cold they are.

The capabilities of connected devices – including Coke machines – have come a long way since...