IOT & SMART CITY

IMS Evolve and Current partner to deliver IoT-enabled energy and financial savings

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company, IMS Evolve, has announced a strategic partnership with Current, powered by GE, the digital engine for intelligent environments, to deliver IoT solutions to the food retail sector.

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Verizon lights the way for future smart grid technology with Peninsula Light Company

Verizon has been chosen to update Washington State’s Peninsula Light Company (PenLight) power distribution system with Verizon’s Grid Wide Utility Services Intelligent Energy platform. Electric meters equipped with Verizon cellular connectivity will replace end-of-life meters in the homes and businesses of over 33,000 PenLight members.The meters can then be managed using Verizon’s Grid Wide platform.

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ABB creates intelligent football stadium for FK Austria

ABB, a technology provider, was appointed to transform the Generali Arena, originally built in 1925, into an intelligent, future proofed venue that incorporates the latest in smart building technology and energy efficient power distribution, so that it is more intuitive to control and better suited to the needs of visitors.

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Seoul Robotics releases SENSR, smart 3D perception software platform for all LiDAR sensors

Seoul Robotics, a dynamic provider of perception software for autonomous systems introduced SENSR, a 3D perception software platform compatible with major 3D LiDAR sensors.

With the release of SENSR, Seoul Robotics is now the only company to commercially provide a high-performance 3D perception software solution that is compatible with multiple brands of LiDAR manufacturers – enabling automotive-grade perception AI for any industry with any LiDAR.

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Semtech releases new LoRa smart home device for IoT applications

Semtech Corporation, a provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products and advanced algorithms, announces the launch of the new LoRa Smart Home Devices (LLCC68d) extends LoRa’s market applications from industry-class low-power wide area networks (LPWANs) to smart home, community and consumer applications.

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GetWireless expands IoT product portfolio

GetWireless, a Value-Added Distributor of IoT solutions since 2001, continues to expand its IoT portfolio through its long-term relationships with industry-leading manufacturers.

Peplink is one of these industry-providers, and their new expanded portfolio introduces nine new products which will grow their footprint in the public safety arena.

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The IoT Community and Certnexus partner to address global IoT skills gap

CertNexus, the global purveyor of vendor neutral, emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials and the Internet of Things Community announced a partnership to facilitate and accelerate closing the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) skills gap.

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Best Transportation claims to be the first to make use of an electric vehicle

Best Transportation, headquartered in Port Newark, NJ, claimed to announce its first usage of a fully electric class A tractor. The company successfully picked up a container in Maher Terminal, also headquartered in the Port, and delivered the container to a Costco Wholesale location within New Jersey without incident.

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Dover Fueling Solutions and Microsoft collaborate to provide Azure based edge to cloud IoT solutions

Dover Fueling Solutions (“DFS”), a part of Dover that delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, fleet systems, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management, is pleased to announce a planned strategic partnership with Microsoft to bring new cloud and IoT solutions to market.

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Voice assistants used to control smart homes to grow by 769%

New data from Juniper Research found that the number of voice assistants used to access smart home devices will reach 555 million by 2024; up from 105 million in 2019.

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Vodafone and South East Water trial narrowband IoT solution to help reduce water leaks

Vodafone announced that it is working with South East Water on a pilot that could revolutionise how the water industry detects and prevents leaks. The pilot is timely: water shortages are said to threaten England within 25 years and Ofwat is requiring that all water companies reduce water leakage by 15% by 2025.The trial, now underway in Kent, will run for a year and is the first in the UK to include Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) as part of a smart water network.

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Software AG received highest use case scores by Gartner for Industrial IoT platforms report

Software AG announced that Gartner, Inc., in its new Critical Capabilities for Industrial IoT Platforms report1, has given Software AG the highest score in every use case in the report – Monitoring Use Case, Predictive Analytics for Equipment Use Case, and Connected Industrial Assets Use Case for its IoT Platform Cumulocity IoT.

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Claroty extends visibility of industrial cybersecurity platform to the Internet of Things

Claroty, the global provider of industrial cybersecurity, introduced several enhancements to Continuous Threat Detection (CTD), its award-winning operational technology (OT) security solution. The latest release of CTD now enables enterprises to discover and monitor their Internet of Things (IoT) devices,provides customers with greater network visibility, reduces deployment time, and eliminates the “noise” of non-critical alerts.

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Adoption of TALQ Smart City protocol widens as nine companies and 10 products certified

The TALQ Consortium certifies 10 smart city products as TALQ compliant. Following a successful plug-fest event in Valencia, Spain, three Central Management Software (CMS) and seven Outdoor Device Networks (ODN) have demonstrated interoperability by implementing the TALQ Version 2.

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New vulnerability found in internet-connected building automation devices

Critical internet-connected smart building devices used in many commercial and industrial properties, have been found to be vulnerable to a new malicious attack. This is according to a report from cybersecurity researcher Bertin Bervis.

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Deutsche Telekom and Software AG partner to create global Cloud of Things platform

Deutsche Telekom and Software AG have announced a strategic partnership to deliver IoT services on a global scale. Deutsche Telekom and its enterprise customer unit T-Systems will expand their Cloud of Things offering, using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform.

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Velodyne highlights advanced lidar sensor technology at the automated vehicle symposium

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. introduced its intelligent and effective auto -sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ADAS) at the Automated Vehicle Symposium, July 15-18 in Orlando.

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Nokia adds new products and features to whole-home Wi-Fi portfolio to enhance consumer experience

Nokia announced it is adding a new beacon and several new features to its whole-home Wi-Fi portfolio. The new Beacon 1 complements Nokia’s premium Beacon 3 solution, while new Intelligent Channel Selection, pre-pairing and bridging features help to simplify network setup and enhance the overall Wi-Fi experience.

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Smart factory market to cross US$155 bn by 2025

Global Smart Factory Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $75 billion (€66 billion) to over $155 billion (€138 billion) by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

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Festo aims for simpler visual inspection configuration with new SBRD smart camera

The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system that opens up new perspectives in automation and robot technology.

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China, India, Japan and South Korea set to surpass 1bn installed smart electricity meters in 2025

According to new a research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in the Asian markets China, India, Japan and South Korea will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% from 613.4 million in 2018 to reach 965.9 million in 2024.

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Berg Insight says 18mn North Americans used connected care solutions in 2018

A new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight has found that around 18.0 million people in North America were using connected care solutions at the end of 2018.The figure refers to users of medical alert systems, connected medication management solutions and remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions in Canada and the US.

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Global digital twin market size to exceed $20bn by 2025

Digital Twin Market size is set to exceed US $20 billion (€17 billion) by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

The digital twin market growth is attributed to the increasing adoption of the IoT and IIoT and the rapidly growing digitalisation in manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare industries.

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Taiwan Star Telecom prepares for 5G migration with Nokia portfolio

Nokia announced that TST (Taiwan Star Telecom) has chosen the Nokia end-to-end (E2E) solution to expand the coverage and capacity of its LTE network to support subscriber growth. The new solution will also enable TST to offer narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) services, as well as prepare TST to migrate to 5G services in the future.

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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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