Internet of Things News Headline Updated on 24 December 2019

The headline on 24 December 2019

Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance to develop new home IoT standard. Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance have formed a working group to develop a royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products. Security will be a fundamental design tenet in the new standard. Source: Apple Newsroom > Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices

Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance to develop new home IoT standard.
Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance to develop new home IoT standard.

Tencent picks ST for first LoRaWAN IoT collaboration. Swiss semiconductor and electronics firm STMicroelectronics is collaborating with Chinese Internet and tech company Tencent on a small footprint LoRaWAN-enabled device extension to its cloud IoT operating system, TencentOS. Source: Electronics Weekly > Tencent and ST hook up for LoRaWAN

DHS turns to IoT to manage Active Shooter events. US authorities led by the Department of Homeland Security are hoping to use IoT and Smart City technologies to help them combat active shooter events. In an exercise to test how urban sensors, networks and other Smart City technologies could help emergency services in an active shooter event, more than 70 first responders gathered at Eagle Bank Arena in Virginia to test a collaboration system for real-time video sharing, advanced building sensors, and other IoT technologies. Source: GCN > Smart cities initiative tests in-building IoT in active shooter exercise

Arrow Electronics aims at Global IoT market. Electronic components distributor Arrow Electronics is teaming with Microshare to provide IoT solutions at scale to global enterprise customers in facilities management, transportation, infrastructure, healthcare and other sectors across the world. Source: Arrow Electronics Forges New Global IoT Solutions Collaboration with Microshare Inc.

Arrow Electronics aims at Global IoT market
Arrow Electronics aims at Global IoT market

Continental launches Smart City Mobility Hub. German automotive technology company Continental has established a Smart City Mobility and Transportation hub in Auburn Hills, Michigan to road-test technologies aimed at improving traffic flow, reduce pollution, and increase pedestrian safety through the application of smart city sensor and connected vehicle technologies. Source: Yahoo Finance > Continental Launches Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub for Safer and Smarter Cities

Continental launches Smart City Mobility Hub
Continental launches Smart City Mobility Hub

A Bio-IoT could transform cities, industry. Two researchers at Queen Mary University of London in the UK believe that cellular organisms could be harnassed to provide a huge leap forward in IoT capabilities across the board, including in smart cities, industrial applications, critical infrastructure and medicine. Source: MIT Technology Review > The scientists who are creating a bio-internet of things

A Bio-IoT could transform cities, industry.
A Bio-IoT could transform cities, industry.

First 4D LiDAR on Chip for Autonomous Driving. Autonomous vehicle tech firm Aeva has developed a 4D LiDAR-on-chip that reduces the size and power consumption of a LiDAR system. The new chip will deliver LiDAR for less than $500 compared to tens of thousands for today’s LiDAR sensors. Source: IEEE Spectrum > Aeva Unveils Lidar on a Chip

First 4D LiDAR on Chip for Autonomous Driving
First 4D LiDAR on Chip for Autonomous Driving

The headline on 18 December 2019

Nokia brings 5G and IoT to Japanese enterprises. Nokia is building an ecosystem partnership to bring 5G and IoT to enterprises in Japan. Source: Nokia builds strategic ecosystem partnership to bring 5G and IoT to enterprises in Japan

Nokia brings 5G and IoT to Japanese enterprises
Nokia brings 5G and IoT to Japanese enterprises

Cisco reveals plans for new internet. Cisco has unveiled more details behind its technology strategy for building a new internet, one designed to push digital innovation beyond the performance, economic and power consumption limitations of current infrastructure. Source: Cisco > Internet for the Future

Cisco reveals plans for new internet
Cisco reveals plans for new internet

Sigfox uses satellites to track sailors across all oceans. Sigfox is working with French boat equipment maker Plastimo to offer total geolocation coverage across all oceans from 2020. The service will be supported by data from the ELO nano-satellite constellation, operated by Eutelsat, Sigfox’s partner. Source: Plastimo and Sigfox join forces to connect the oceans

Sigfox uses satellites to track sailors across all oceans
Sigfox uses satellites to track sailors across all oceans

NTT Docomo approves Telit modules. Telit has completed NTT Docomo interoperability testing for its LE910C1-AP and LE910C4-AP modules. This brings up to ten the number of its IoT modules with NTT Docomo interoperability testing completed. Source: Telit Completes NTT DOCOMO Interoperability Testing for IoT Modules

NTT Docomo approves Telit modules
NTT Docomo approves Telit modules

Eurotech and Retelit collaborate on IoT platforms. Italian companies Retelit and Eurotech are collaborating to create an ecosystem of IoT platforms and infrastructures. Source: Retelit and Eurotech collaborate for a new ecosystem of IoT platforms and infrastructures

Researchers use drones to connect IoT sensor networks. Drones could be used to connect smart sensors to the IoT, according to researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (Kaust) in Saudi Arabia. Source: Tech Xplorer > Drones deliver on internet connectivity

Researchers use drones to connect IoT sensor networks
Researchers use drones to connect IoT sensor networks

Ericsson and Telia pilot autonomous ferry. Ericsson, Telia and the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) have demonstrated a 5G-enabled driverless passenger ferry, with an AI captain, in the Norwegian fjord city of Trondheim. Source: Ericsson > ‘AI AI Captain’: 5G takes to the waves with automated ferry in Norway

Ericsson and Telia pilot autonomous ferry
Ericsson and Telia pilot autonomous ferry

Berg analyses top 400 cellular IoT deployments. The 400 largest cellular IoT deployments together account for 279 million units, according to market watcher Berg Insight. Source: IoT Business News > The 400 largest cellular IoT deployments together account for 279 million units

BP moves European data centres to AWS. Energy giant BP is closing its European mega data centres and migrating all data and 900 key applications hosted there to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a company-wide programme to accelerate the digitisation of its infrastructure and operations. Source: BP goes all-in on AWS for its European mega data centers

BP moves European data centres to AWS
BP moves European data centres to AWS

Nokia helps Finland smart grid handle renewables. Nokia aims to transform Finland’s nationwide smart grid so it can provide better support for renewable energy. The tech company is installing a mission-critical IP/MPLS network to help Fingrid, Finland’s national transmission system operator, digitalise and automate the management of its national power grid. Source: Nokia to transform Finland’s nationwide smart grid for better support of renewable energy

Nokia helps Finland smart grid handle renewables
Nokia helps Finland smart grid handle renewables

Siemens supplies digital twin for Indian power plant. Siemens is to equip Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL), a Bajaj Group company, with digital technology for its power plant in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Source: Projects Today > Siemens to equip LPGCL coal-fired power plant with digitalisation solutions

Siemens supplies digital twin for Indian power plant
Siemens supplies digital twin for Indian power plant

Innowatts delivers analytics to utility Celsia. Houston-based Innowatts, a specialist in AMI-enabled predictive energy analytics and artificial intelligence, is expanding its partnership with Colombian utility Celsia to deliver more accurate forecasting and analytic tools aimed at lowering costs for users. Source: panorama > Innowatts partners with Celsia to deliver more accurate forecasting in South America

SmartestEnergy acquires Dual Energy. Energy firm SmartestEnergy has acquired fellow UK company energy supplier Dual Energy. Source: SmartestEnergy acquire Dual Energy

Vinatech hybrid capacitors target NB-IoT smart meters. Battery-powered smart meters connected with NB-IoT communications are among the main targets for hybrid capacitors developed by South Korean company Vinatech.

Vinatech hybrid capacitors target NB-IoT smart meters
Vinatech hybrid capacitors target NB-IoT smart meters

The headline on 17 December 2019

Verizon, Domo demo asset tracking at AWS Re:Invent. At this month’s AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Verizon, and Domo demonstrated data-to-outcome, enterprise-grade IoT asset tracking with Amazon Web Services. Source: Domo News > Verizon, Domo, and Amazon Web Services to Demonstrate New Enterprise-Strength Asset Tracking Solution at AWS re:Invent 2019

DHL puts people first in the digitalization strategy. Logistics giant DHL says it is putting people first in its Strategy 2025 to prepare the company for increased digitalization, according to Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, speaking at its smart warehouse in the Netherlands. Source: DCN > DIGITALISATION AT THE HEART OF DHL’S STRATEGY 2025

DHL puts people first in digitalisation strategy
DHL puts people first in digitalization strategy

IMC to discuss NIST IoT plans at CES. The IoT M2M Council (IMC) will be running a panel at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on the news that the IoT has been identified as an area of focus for the US federal Lab to Market process by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). Source: CES Media Event > IoT M2M Council: New Program Informs U.S. Federal Spending on IoT Infrastructure

IMC to discuss NIST IoT plans at CES
IMC to discuss NIST IoT plans at CES

Goodyear pilots smart tires in European logistics. Tire maker Goodyear has initiated a smart tire pilot program with Redspher, a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe. Source: Rubber and Plastics News > Goodyear to supply intelligent tires to fleets in Europe

Goodyear pilots smart tyres in European logistics
Goodyear pilots smart tires in European logistics

Intel targets lidar cameras in the logistics industry. Intel is targeting the logistics industry with its RealSense L515 lidar camera, which it claims is the world’s smallest and most power-efficient, high-resolution lidar that captures millions of depth points per second. Source: Intel RealSense LiDAR Camera L515

Intel targets lidar camera at logistics industry
Intel targets lidar camera at the logistics industry

Maersk invests in IoT start-up Onomondo. Danish transport and logistics group AP Moller-Maersk has invested in local start-up Onomondo, a cellular operator for the IoT, and aims to integrate Onomondo’s connectivity into its global business. Source: World Maritimes News > Maersk Invests in Danish Startup Onomondo

Maersk invests in IoT start-up Onomondo
Maersk invests in IoT start-up Onomondo

T-Systems reduces latency for edge computing. Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems is offering a platform with extremely low latency for secure and powerful edge computing for production and logistics applications, including automated guided vehicles. Source: enterprise iot insights > T-Systems takes ‘cloud for machines’ on-prem with new edge AI platform

T-Systems reduces latency for edge computing
T-Systems reduces latency for edge computing

Bolloré deploys autonomous robots in the Sydney warehouse. French logistics provider Bolloré Logistics is deploying autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in its Sydney warehouse. This is said to be the first AMR implementation by a 3PL in Australia. The technology comes from the local firm Cohesio Group. Source: MHD Supply Chain News > Cohesio Group delivers Australia’s first-ever 3PL robotics project

Bolloré deploys autonomous robots in Sydney warehouse
Bolloré deploys autonomous robots in Sydney warehouse

Samsara uses IoT to track luggage. At next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, New Jersey firm Samsara Luggage will unveil an IoT tracking system to help travelers locate their luggage. Source: Samsara Luggage Unveils Disruptive Tracking Technology at Consumer Electronics Show

Samsara uses IoT to track luggage
Samsara uses IoT to track luggage

The headline on 12 December 2019

AWS helps developers build machine-learning models. At last week’s AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services announced six Amazon SageMaker capabilities, including SageMaker Studio, the first fully integrated development environment for machine learning, that makes it easier for developers to build, debug, train, deploy, monitor and operate custom machine-learning models. Source: Venture Beat > AWS launches major SageMaker upgrades for machine learning model training and testing

AWS helps developers build machine-learning models.
AWS helps developers build machine-learning models.

Huawei and Skymind MoU to develop AI in ASEAN. Skymind AI Berhad, the south-east Asia arm of California-based Skymind, is working with Chinese ICT giant Huawei to develop a cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) hub to foster innovation and talent development in ASEAN, beginning with Malaysia and Indonesia. Source: Techsauce > Skymind and HUAWEI CLOUD sign MoU to develop the AI ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Huawei and Skymind MoU to develop AI in Asean.
Huawei and Skymind MoU to develop AI in ASEAN.

Juniper brings very big data handling to Cern. European nuclear research organization Cern has selected Juniper Networks to use artificial intelligence (AI) to increase network capacity for handling unprecedented volumes of data for its scientific projects and everyday tasks. Source: Juniper Newsroom > Juniper Networks Helps CERN Peer into the Origins of the Universe, Ready for the Next Wave of Scientific Discovery

Juniper brings very big data handling to Cern.
Juniper brings very big data handling to Cern.

Digi SoM based on NXP i.MX 8M Nano. IoT connectivity firm Digi has expanded its ConnectCore family of products with the introduction of the ConnectCore 8M Nanosystem on module (SoM) based on NXP’s i.MX 8M Nano. Source: EE World Online > SOM platform based on NXP i.MX 8M Nano optimized for IoT apps

Digi SoM based on NXP i.MX 8M Nano.
Digi SoM based on NXP i.MX 8M Nano.

Blockchain lands on International Space Station. Singapore-based SpaceChain has sent its blockchain hardware wallet technology to the International Space Station (ISS), aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of last week’s CRS-19 commercial resupply service mission. Source: SpaceChain Sends Blockchain Technology to the International Space Station

Blockchain lands on International Space Station.
Blockchain lands on International Space Station.

Renesas board simplifies IoT endpoint prototyping. Renesas Electronics has introduced a low-power board to simplify IoT endpoint equipment prototyping. With its Bluetooth Low Energy expansion board, it includes interfaces supporting a wide range of functional expansion. Source: Renesas Press Centr > Renesas Electronics Introduces Low-Power RL78 Prototyping Board to Simplify IoT Endpoint Equipment Prototyping

Renesas board simplifies IoT endpoint prototyping.
Renesas board simplifies IoT endpoint prototyping.

SensiML provides a free trial version of the IoT analytics toolkit. SensiML, an Oregon-based developer of AI tools for building intelligent IoT endpoints, has announced a free trial version of its Analytics Toolkit and the introduction of its Data Depot sample dataset repository. Source: SensiML Adds Rapid Evaluation Capabilities to its Analytics Toolkit for Building Intelligent IoT Endpoints

Siemens expands Additive Manufacturing Portfolio. Siemens is acquiring direct metal laser sintering software specialist Atlas 3D. The company will join Siemens Digital Industries Software, where its solutions will expand additive manufacturing capabilities in the Xcelerator portfolio of software. Source: 3D Printing Media Network > Siemens expands the additive manufacturing portfolio through the acquisition of Atlas 3D

Siemens expands Additive Manufacturing Portfolio.
Siemens expands Additive Manufacturing Portfolio.

Abu Dhabi Oil IIoT and AI project. Abu Dhabi’s National Oil Company (ADNOC) is developing predictive maintenance for its oil infrastructure together with Honeywell. The project is one of the biggest implementations of industrial IoT analytics in the global oil and gas industry. The program will include machine learning and digital twin technologies and is expected to realize significant savings. Source: ZDNet > Honeywell lands Abu Dhabi National Oil Company industrial IoT win

Abu Dhabi Oil IIoT and AI project.
Abu Dhabi Oil IIoT and AI project.

Nokia, Hitachi partner on Private 5G for Industrial IoT. Finnish telecoms firms Nokia is working with Japan’s Hitachi to provide local 5G and private wireless LTE networks to Japanese industrial and government organizations. Spectrum for local 5G is due to be released at the end of 2019 for enterprise use. Source: Nokia Press Release > Nokia and Hitachi Kokusai Electric bring local 5G and private LTE networks to Japanese enterprises

Nokia, Hitachi partner on Private 5G for Industrial IoT.
Nokia, Hitachi partner on Private 5G for Industrial IoT.

AT&T 5G on Microsoft Cloud for Industrial Edge. AT&T is integrating 5G with Microsoft’s Azure Cloud to enable new 5G, Cloud and edge computing solutions for enterprise customers. NEC will initially be available for a limited set of select customers in Dallas. Next year, Los Angeles and Atlanta are targeted to select customer availability. Source: Microsoft News > AT&T integrating 5G with Microsoft cloud to enable next-generation solutions on the edge

Litmus ready analytics for Industrial Edge. Industrial edge intelligence developer Litmus Automation has launched an easy to implement an analytics system for the company’s edge computing platform for industrial IoT, LoopEdge. The new package, Ready Analytics, is designed to reduce manual setup and configuration time, accelerating time-to-value. Source: AiTHORITY > Litmus Automation Launches New Ready Analytics on Intelligent Edge Computing Platform

Hexagon adds Volume Graphics CT to Smart Factory. Swedish industrial sensor and automation specialist Hexagon AB is acquiring German industrial computed tomography (CT) software specialist Volume Graphics. Source: Hexagon Broadens its Smart Factory Solutions Portfolio With the Acquisition of Volume Graphics

Hexagon adds Volume Graphics CT to Smart Factory.
Hexagon adds Volume Graphics CT to Smart Factory.

ST, Maxon precision controls for Industrial Automation. European semiconductor maker ST Microelectronics is working with Swiss precision motor manufacturer Maxon Motor to develop precision motor control systems designed specifically for robotics and industrial automation. The two companies have developed a plug-and-play servo control development kit to support robotics and automation applications. Source: STMicroelectronics > STMicroelectronics and Maxon Collaborate on Precision Motor Control for Robotics and Automation

ST, Maxon precision controls for Industrial Automation.
ST, Maxon precision controls for Industrial Automation.

Siemens, Mocana to bolster IIoT security. Siemens is aiming to bring end-to-end security to industrial IoT devices through a partnership with OT security specialist Mocana. The new security features will protect devices connected to Siemens MindSphere IoT cloud platform. Source: Mocana Joins Forces With Siemens to Secure the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The headline on 11 December 2019

Cisco and Quantela help finance smart city projects. Quantela and Cisco have developed an outcome-based project financing model for smart city projects. It was unveiled at last month’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Source: siliconindia > Quantela Join Hands with Cisco to Introduce Outcome-Based Project Financing for Smart City Projects

Cisco and Quantela help finance smart city projects.
Cisco and Quantela help finance smart city projects.

Daimler and Geely launch upmarket ride-hailing service. German and Chinese carmakers Daimler and Geely, the parent company of Volvo, have launched their upmarket ride-hailing service in China. Called StarRides, its services start this month in Hangzhou, where Geely has its headquarters. Source: Daimler > StarRides launches in China. Joint venture between Daimler Mobility and Geely Group

Daimler and Geely launch upmarket ride-hailing service.
Daimler and Geely launch upmarket ride-hailing service.

Mastercard and Meridian help cities finance mobility. Mastercard and Meridiam are collaborating to mobilize financing to help upgrade transit systems. As a part of Mastercard’s City Possible initiative, this global program unlocks capital to introduce more efficient ways for residents and visitors to access public transport through technologies such as contactless payments. Source: PYMNTS.com > Mastercard, Meridiam Partner To Help Cities Fund Transit Pay Innovation

Mastercard and Meridian help cities finance mobility.
Mastercard and Meridian help cities finance mobility.

Paradox enhances the smart city platform with blockchain. Swiss technology company Paradox Engineering is enhancing its PE Smart Urban Network platform for interoperable open cities by integrating blockchain technology to increase cybersecurity and enable the monetization of urban device-generated data. Source: Paradox Engineering > Learn more about PE Smart Urban Network!

Paradox enhances smart city platform with blockchain.
Paradox enhances the smart city platform with blockchain.

Dashboard maps technology across London boroughs. The recently formed London Office of Technology & Innovation (Loti) and Bloomberg Associates, a pro-bono municipal consulting service, are releasing City Tools: London, a report and interactive dashboard that maps technologies, contracts, and skills across London’s boroughs. Source: techUK > Driving improved collaboration and innovation across London boroughs

Dashboard maps technology across London boroughs.
Dashboard maps technology across London boroughs.

Bikeep unveils smart e-scooter parking. A public smart scooter parking lot, which lets users lock and load all e-scooters, was unveiled last month at Smart City World Congress in Barcelona by Bikeep. Source: New Mobility > Estonian startup opens first Smart Scooter Parking Lot

Bikeep unveils smart e-scooter parking.
Bikeep unveils smart e-scooter parking.

IDT partners One Tech to integrate IoT for cities. Integrated Device Technology (IDT) is working with industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company One Tech to deliver end-to-end, integrated IoT and edge analytics to optimize the performance and use of city assets. Source: IDT and ONE Tech Partner to Provide an End-to-End Smart City Solution

IDT partners One Tech to integrate IoT for cities.
IDT partners One Tech to integrate IoT for cities.

The headline on 5 December 2019

AWS announces five AI services at Re:Invent. At this week’s AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced five artificial intelligence (AI) services designed to put machine learning in the hands of more application developers and end-users with no machine learning experience required. Source: AWS Announces Five New Machine Learning Services That Reinvent and Improve every day Enterprise Tasks – With No Machine Learning Experience Required

AWS announces five AI services at Re:Invent.
AWS announces five AI services at Re:Invent.

KORE picks NetNumber to expand as-a-service. KORE Wireless has selected Massachusetts-based NetNumber to expand its as-a-service infrastructure. Source: KORE Wireless Selects NetNumber to Expand As-a-Service Infrastructure

Ericsson sees cellular IoT hitting 5bn connections by 2025. Ericsson predicts that the total number of cellular IoT connections will be five billion by the end of 2025, up from 1.3 billion by the end of this year. The Swedish tech giant also expects the global number of 5G subscriptions to top 2.6 billion within the next six years. Source: Ericsson Mobility Report: 5G subscriptions to top 2.6 billion by end of 2025

SoftBank brings AI and IoT to Indonesian real estate. Japan’s SoftBank is working with Jakarta-based PT Lippo Karawaci to develop and disseminate AI and IoT powered products and services in the real estate and mobility ecosystems in Indonesia. Source: The Jakarta Post > Lippo Karawaci inks partnership with Softbank to integrate AI, IoT in real estate

Eurotech partners Microsoft to speed IoT deployment. Italian hardware, software, and services company Eurotech is collaborating with Microsoft to accelerate IoT development. Source: Eurotech collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate the Internet of Things solutions

Eurotech partners Microsoft to speed IoT deployment.
Eurotech partners Microsoft to speed IoT deployment.

UCSD wake-up chip saves power for IoT devices. A chip developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego could reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in IoT devices and wearables. Source: UC San Diego News Center > New Chip for Waking Up Small Wireless Devices Could Extend Battery Life

UCSD wake-up chip saves power for IoT devices.
UCSD wake-up chip saves power for IoT devices.

Wisekey, Tatwah, and OnSemi secure IoT beacon. Swiss companies Wisekey and Tatwah worked with Arizona chip company On Semiconductor to develop what they claim is the world’s first secure IoT beacon. Source: All About Circuits > WISeKey, ON Semi, and Tatwah Team Up for “World’s First Secure IoT Beacon Device”

Wisekey, Tatwah and OnSemi secure IoT beacon.
Wisekey, Tatwah, and OnSemi secure IoT beacon.

Panasonic Bluetooth LE module targets IoT use. Panasonic has introduced a Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy module with fast boot time for industrial IoT and smart home applications as well as remote controls. Source: Smartcitieselectronics.com > Panasonic shrinks Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy Module for IoT

Panasonic Bluetooth LE module targets IoT use.
Panasonic Bluetooth LE module targets IoT use.

GUTERMANN launches an NB-IoT leak detector. At this week’s North America Water Loss exhibition in Nashville, Swiss firm Gutermann launched what it claims is the world’s first NB-IoT-based water leak detection technology. Source: GUTERMANN Launches the World’s First NB-IoT-based Water Leak Detection Technology

GUTERMANN launches NB-IoT leak detector.
GUTERMANN launches an NB-IoT leak detector.

The headline on 2 December 2019

IBM AI monitor tracks high-value assets. IBM has announced the Maximo Asset Monitor, an AI-powered monitor designed to help maintenance and operations companies better understand and improve the performance of their high-value physical assets. Source: IBM Launches Maximo Asset Monitor, Embeds AI Into Monitoring Solution to Expand Market-Leading Asset Management Capabilities

Digital Matter supplies GPS trackers for the Malaysia Sigfox network. Australian connected device firm Digital Matter is supplying more than 11,000 battery-powered GPS tracking devices so Xperanti IoT can deliver affordable asset tracking in Malaysia on the Sigfox LPWAN. Source: Digital Matter Secures Order for 11,000 GPS Tracking Devices to Malaysian Sigfox IoT Provider Xperanti

UPS deploys HerdX blockchain to track meat products. UPS is using blockchain technology from Texas-based HerdX to track meat products. The companies announced at a dinner in Tokyo eating beef that had been tracked from the USA to Japan. Source: UPS And HerdX Deliver Blockchain-Verified Beef From U.S. To Japan

KPMG blockchain platform enables global trade. Professional services network KPMG in China, Australia, and Japan has launched Origins, a blockchain-based track-and-trace platform to support industries including agriculture, resources, manufacturing, and financial services. Source: Ledger Insights > KPMG launches blockchain supply chain solution

CalAmp integrates IoT into wooden pallets. Californian technology company CalAmp is working with Pallet Alliance to provide an IoT-enabled wooden pallet system to improve supply chain and logistics visibility. Source: CalAmp and Pallet Alliance Partner to Provide the Industry’s First IoT-Enabled Wooden Pallet System for Greater Supply Chain and Logistics Visibility

MIT algorithm helps delivery robots navigate. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a navigation system to help delivery robots find their way to someone’s house and front door without mapping the area in advance. Source: Industry Dive > MIT showcases new navigation tech to improve robot deliveries

MIT algorithm helps delivery robots navigate.
MIT algorithm helps delivery robots navigate.

SpotSee RFID tag monitors impact damage. Texas-based IoT supply chain damage monitoring firm SpotSee has launched a device that combines impact-damage monitoring with RFID technology. Source: SpotSee Launches ShockWatch RFID for Tracking Damage Through Supply Chain

SpotSee RFID tag monitors impact damage.
SpotSee RFID tag monitors impact damage.

Asset tracker iBasis joins IMC as a sustaining member. IBasis, a Massachusetts-based specialist in shipping and asset tracking, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to support its global operating footprint and take advantage of the IMC’s marketing and research platforms. Source: iBASIS Joins IMC as Enterprise Demand for Global Connectivity Spikes

Sigfox gives a smart makeover to Japanese gas meters. The Sigfox network is helping 850,000 Nippon Gas (Nicigas) gas meters across Japan get a smart makeover by the end of 2020, thanks to a retrofitted gas meter reader developed by UnaBiz and Soracom. Source: sigfox > NICIGAS CONNECTS 850,000 GAS METERS IN JAPAN WITH SORACOM AND UNABIZ

Sigfox gives smart makeover to Japanese gas meters.
Sigfox gives a smart makeover to Japanese gas meters.

Adnoc adopts Honeywell AI and machine learning. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has selected Honeywell’s asset monitoring and predictive analytics to drive improved asset and machinery management across its upstream and downstream operations. Source: Gulf News > Adnoc signs 10-year partnership with Honeywell

ABB and Verdigris machine learning predicts power peaks. Swiss engineering firm ABB and Silicon Valley-based Verdigris Technologies have developed machine-learning algorithms to predict unplanned peaks in power consumption and identify strategies to prevent them. Source: ABB News > ABB uses AI to revolutionize energy management

Adesto aids smart meter pilot in North Africa. Tunisian energy metering company Société Industrielle d’Appareillage et de Matériels Electriques (Siame) is piloting powerline smart meters in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries using technology from Adesto Technologies. Source: Adesto Technologies > New Smart Meter using Adesto’s Memory and Communications Technologies Begins Pilot Program in Africa and the Middle East

Analog Devices help Elgama improve smart meters. Lithuanian electricity meter maker Elgama-Elektronika is using diagnostic technology from Massachusetts-based chipmaker Analog Devices to improve remote accuracy monitoring and tamper detection. Source: Analog Devices > Elgama-Elektronika to Design Electricity Meters with Analog Devices’ mSure® Technology for Remote Accuracy Monitoring and Enhanced Tamper Detection

STM adds wireless to the powerline chipset. Swiss semiconductor firm ST Microelectronics is combining powerline and wireless communications in its market-proven smart-meter chipset. Source: GlobeNewswire > STMicroelectronics Adds Wireless Support to Proven Smart-Meter Chipset for More Flexible, Scalable Smart Infrastructures

STM adds wireless to powerline chipset.
STM adds wireless to the powerline chipset.

Worley and Arundo establish a machine learning hub. Worley and Arundo, a Californian software company, have launched Data Refinery, a hub for applied data science and machine learning in the energy, chemicals and resources industry. Source: Financial Post > Worley and Arundo Launch The Data Refinery as a Global Hub for Advanced Analytics in Energy and Resources; Initial Product, DataSeer, Brings Unprecedented Speed and Accuracy to Engineering Diagram Information Extraction

IMC welcomes iBasis as a sustaining member. Massachusetts-based communications provider iBasis has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to support its global operating footprint and take advantage of the IMC’s marketing and research platforms. Source: iBASIS Joins IMC as Enterprise Demand for Global Connectivity Spikes