IOT & SMART CITY

Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57mn by 2024

New data analysed by Juniper Research indicates that automation revenues will exceed US$57 million (€50 million) by 2024. This is up from $18 million (€16 million) in 2019, and is driven by smart security solutions.

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5 Benefits of Commercial IoT and Automation

Some of the current applications of the Internet of Things feel more trivial than others. Humans have been outrunning each other for a hundred thousand years without the aid of internet-connected sneakers, for instance.

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Next Generation Miniaturized IoT Asset Security

The Kudelski Group, the world leader in digital security, and CoreKinect, a leader in scalable hardware design & manufacturing which allows clients to achieve scale rapidly without compromising on quality or customization, today announced an agreement to create a joint solution enabling companies and organizations to securely and economically track their assets at scale, in sizes and form factors that have not been seen to date in the industry.

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The IoT Solutions World Congress 2019 Announces its First Speakers and Sessions

IoTSWC 2019, which will be held from 29th to 31st October in Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue, will be based around nine core themes: open industry; technologies enabling IoT, connected transport; manufacturing; energy and supplies; healthcare; construction and infrastructures; artificial intelligence; and blockchain.

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Soracom Backs Smart Tracking Technology Innovator Pebblebee

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of smart connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced it has funded a substantial investment in smart tracker developer Pebblebee. This investment contributes to an ongoing $10M funding round and marks the third publicly-disclosed investment through the Soracom IoT Fund.

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Sectigo acquires Icon Labs, claiming industry-first end-to-end IoT security platform

Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA), which is said to be the world’s largest commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a specialist in web security solutions, has acquired Icon Labs. Icon Labs is a provider of cross-platform security solutions for embedded original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers.

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Blockchain billing pilot project with Orange Group and MTS proves a success, say Syniverse and IBM

Syniverse and IBM have joined forces with the goal of advancing mobile roaming solutions with a pilot program that uses open-source blockchain technology. The solution is designed to instantly validate new wholesale billing and charging processes for clearing and settlement services.

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BrainBox AI claims to launch first AI technology for autonomous buildings

BrainBox AI announced the launch of its unique technology combining deep learning, cloud-based computing and algorithms to support a 24/7 self-operating building. BrainBox AI is the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology designed specifically for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC) in commercial buildings.

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Orange claims to perform the first AI test with Huawei on its DWDM network in Spain

Orange Spain and Huawei announced recently that the pilot deployment of a 400G/wavelength WDM link in Orange network was completed successfully. The completion marks the first pilot deployment of 400G/wavelength both in Spain and inside Orange Group.

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Samsung introduces Exynos i T100 for secure and reliable IoT devices with short-range connectivity

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, a provider of advanced semiconductor technology, announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) solution, the Exynos i T100, which enhances the security and reliability of devices designed for short-range communications.

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Wearable Artificial Intelligence market to exceed 30% growth by 2025, hitting US$180bn

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Wearable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market will reach US$180 billion (€160 billion) by 2025.

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Síminn and Ericsson ramp up move towards 5G and massive IoT in Iceland

As part of its 5G preparations, Síminn will modernise and expand its radio network and continue to deploy the 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System.

The two companies will also conduct 5G trials enabled by Ericsson 5G New Radio and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing.

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Delta demos IoT-based smart green solutions to enable sustainable cities

Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, has unveiled a portfolio of energy-efficient solutions under the newly launched brand campaign of “IoT-based Smart Green Solutions to Nurture Energy Efficiency in Cities”.

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Device Authority launches security suite for PTC ThingWorx IoT platform

Device Authority, a global provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), has launched a Security Suite for PTC ThingWorx IoT platform.

It combines four security extensions into one bundle for ThingWorx customers and partners.

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LoRaWAN Pioneer Senet Expands Business with New Focus

The first firm to get FCC certification for LoRaWAN sensors and gateways is finding growing traction for an array of applications.

“Senet” is the name of an Ancient Egyptian board game dating back to at least 3,000 B.C., which eventually gave rise to backgammon.

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How to make the most of IoT in the restaurant business

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been dominating the headlines lately, unfolding on many fronts across the globe. This post from Vikash Kumar Chaudhary of Tatvasoft.com sums up how a restaurant owner, purveyor, or grower can make the most of this tech to automate all the tedious tasks and focus on something else.

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Why the Internet of Things needs Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are terms that project a futuristic and science fiction image; both have been identified as causing disruption in business in 2018.

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How the Internet of Things improves financial investments

Can smart technology lead to smart investing? There is ample evidence that this is the case, says Marc Weisberg, managing principal for Soho Investment Partners, given the prominence and proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past few years.

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Top IoT start-ups across industries

IoT proves to be a transformative force for many businesses, regardless of industry. Yet, there are a few sectors that can benefit from this concept in particular – and both start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seem to be well aware of that, as new ventures offering powerful IoT solutions emerge.

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How is IoT shaping enterprise mobility?

The world of technology is coming out with new future concepts like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the list goes on. Also, says business analyst Elisha Swisten, there are some ingenious technologies that have a practical aspect of how the world runs.

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Clive Alberts is President of Verbatim

Verbatim, the leading data storage company and part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, has appointed Clive Alberts as President for its EUMEA operation. The position was previously held by Hidetaka Yabe who returns to Tokyo, Japan to undertake a General Manager’s role within the Corporate Marketing Department at Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

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Children are no longer sleeping in class, chickens prosper, and drugs do not spoil

Environmental monitoring is beneficial in a wide variety of areas, and due to IQRF Alliance members cooperation, projects are implemented quickly and efficiently.

The new IQRF Alliance member – České Radiokomunikace a.s.

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World’s first full size autonomous electric bus

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have demonstrated the world’s first 12-metre autonomous electric bus. The Volvo bus will soon begin trials on the NTU campus.

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Nokia intros IoT starter packs for operators to target agriculture, livestock, logistics

Nokia has introduced four ready-made IoT packages to help mobile network operators go after the agriculture, livestock management, logistics, and asset management markets. Its new IoT packages – available “off-the-shelf” and “as—a-service” – will drive new revenues for operators, with “minimal investment and less risk”, it said.

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5G multi-mode chipset and 5G CPE Pro launched by Huawei

Huawei has launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro.

The company claims that together, these two new products provide “the world’s fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go”.

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Zeppelin cuts factory engine failures with predictive IoT maintenance

Splunk Inc, reports that Zeppelin GmbH, is using Splunk Enterprise to reduce the risk of factory shutdowns and predict machinery and equipment maintenance.

Zeppelin provides solutions in the following areas: construction machinery, mining machinery, agricultural machinery, rental machinery, construction logistics, construction site management, drive, propulsion, traction and energy, engineering, and plant engineering.

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ETSI CIM group releases full spec for context information exchange in smart cities

The ETSI Industry Specification Group for cross-cutting Context Information Management (ISG CIM) has just released its main specification GS CIM 009 for NGSI-LD API. It is particularly targeting smart city applications and government services (use cases available in GR CIM 002).

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The Linux Foundation launches new LF Edge to establish a unified open source framework

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organisation enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the launch of LF Edge, an umbrella organisation to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system.

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Exploring wireless IoT applications within industrial automation

The technologies associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) connectivity are enabling a new wave of wireless networking applications within the industrial automation sector.

According to the latest global market study by Berg Insight, annual shipments of wireless devices for industrial automation applications reached 4.6 million units worldwide in 2018, accounting for approximately 6 percent of all new connected nodes.

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Water utilities forecast to propel growth with global smart meter revenue to reach US$14bn by 2026

Water and gas meter shipments will see double-digit revenue growth over the next five years. If this market forecast comes true it will be welcome news in a market where smart electricity shipments are contracting and greatly slowing growth of overall revenues across the entire metering segment.

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