Internet of Things News Headline Updated on 27 Feb 2020

The headline on 27 Feb 2020

EIU: IoT market on cusp of widespread adoption. Most companies are about to start the early implementation of IoT related products and services, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which has released its latest annual report on IoT worldwide. Source: The IoT Business Index 2020: a step change in adoption

Cisco adds AI to boost 5G readiness to IoT suite. Cisco has introduced new machine learning capabilities to its IoT Control Center suite aimed at improving cellular IoT connection management, control, and increased security. The new features include anomaly detection and smart billing. Source: Cisco Innovates Cellular IoT Connectivity Management with 5G Readiness and Machine Learning

1NCE extends IoT coverage to 103 countries. 1NCE GmbH is expanding its IoT connectivity services to more than 60 additional countries. These include Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. With the extended network coverage, the 1NCE IoT Flat Rate will now be available in 103 countries worldwide. Source: IoT network carrier 1NCE extends network coverage to 103 countries

1NCE extends IoT coverage to 103 countries
1NCE extends IoT coverage to 103 countries

UK law to ban default IoT passwords. The British Government has introduced legislation to ban default passwords in IoT devices. According to the UK’s Minister for Digital Security, Matt Warman, the measures are intended to increase popular trust in IoT technology and devices, and help accelerate their use throughout society. Source: NS Tech > Why the UK is banning default passwords in IoT devices

Telit aims at IoT RAD with Bravo. Telit has launched a turnkey evaluation kit for rapidly developing and deploying a wide variety of IoT solutions, including drones, wearables, smart home devices. Bravo is designed to provide everything needed for the First Mile of IoT. Source: Markets Insider > Telit’s New OneEdge Evaluation Kit Enables Rapid IoT Development and Time to Market

Telit aims at IoT RAD with Bravo
Telit aims at IoT RAD with Bravo

Eurotech integrates AWS into an IoT edge. Italian IoT specialist Eurotech has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The company will offer IoT edge gateways supporting AWS services. Source: Eurotech joins the Amazon Web Services Partner Network to speed up the development and deployment of Internet of Things projects

Eurotech integrates AWS into an IoT edge
Eurotech integrates AWS into an IoT edge

Firedome, Microsoft IoT cyber integration. New York-based IoT cybersecurity provider Firedome has integrated its real-time protection and response capabilities with the Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT. The integration will create a dynamic, end-to-end cybersecurity solution tailored for IoT device manufacturers with the combined power of both solutions’ AI-driven insights. Source: Firedome Announces Integration With Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT to Offer End-to-End Device Cyber Threat Detection, Prevention, and Response

SecuriThings secures Azure IoT. Israeli IoT cybersecurity specialist SecuriThings has integrated its Horizon IoT cyber-attack detection and mitigation software into the Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT. The integration will provide customers with both risk detection and mitigation, and automated maintenance for every managed IoT device, all in a unified view. Source: SecuriThings Announces Integration with Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT to Protect Customers’ IoT Devices Against Cyber-Attacks

The headline on 19 Feb 2020

Embedded World is on despite coronavirus fears. The organizers of next week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg have been rocked by a large number of high-profile exhibitors canceling due to coronavirus fears. However, they say will not go the same way as Mobile World Congress – which announced its cancellation last week – and that this show will go on. Source: EE Times Asia > Blog: It’s Not the End of the Show

Deutsche Telekom leads the blockchain IoT roaming initiative. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile US, Telefonica, Orange, and the GSMA are jointly testing production-ready blockchain technology so operators can easily generate and sign secure, inter-operator IoT roaming discount agreements. Source: Ledger Insights > Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, Telefonica test blockchain solution for inter-carrier agreements

Bosch draws up AI ethical code. Bosch has established ethical red lines for the use of artificial intelligence (AI). The German technology company has issued guidelines governing the use of AI in its intelligent products. Source: AI code of ethics: Bosch sets company guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence

AWS lets Second Spectrum use ML in sports analytics. Second Spectrum, the official optical tracking and analytics provider of sports leagues such as the National Basketball Association and the English Premier League, has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud, machine learning (ML) and AI provider. Source: Sports Video Group > Second Spectrum Taps AWS for Cloud, AI, ML, and Media Services

Sigfox starts six-month Hacking House in Paris. Sigfox has launched the second French edition of its Hacking House in Paris, which, for six months, will see participants from seven countries bringing IoT-based projects to life addressing issues as diverse as car theft prevention and bird protection. Source: SIGFOX LAUNCHES SECOND PARIS HACKING HOUSE!

Telstra certifies U-Blox LTE-M and NB-IoT module. Australian operator Telstra has certified U-Blox’s Sara-R410M-83B dual-mode cellular module. The LTE-M and NB-IoT modules can secure the IoT from end to end. Source: everythingRF > u-blox LTE-M and NB-IoT Module Certified for Operation in Australia

BICS picks Inmanta for network orchestration. Communications enabler BICS has selected fellow Belgian company Inmanta for end-to-end network and service orchestration. Inmanta will support the BICS automation journey with its intent-based service orchestrator, based on a multi-year agreement. Source: telecompaper > BICS chooses Inmanta software for network and service orchestration

O2 rolls out LTE-M network in UK. Mobile operator O2 plans to roll out the first LTE-M network across the UK in 2020, with 50 sites already live. Source: IoT Business News > O2 grows IoT offering with national LTE-M rollout for business

Schneider UPS to power IoT in Europe. Schneider Electric has announced a short-depth smart uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with lithium-ion to bring critical power to Europe’s IoT and edge computing markets. Source: Plant Automation Technology > Schneider Electric Announces New Short-depth Smart-UPS With Lithium-ion, Bringing Critical Power to Europe’s IoT and Edge Computing Markets

Nok Nok authenticates connected and standalone IoT devices. Californian passwordless consumer authentication company Nok Nok Lab has announced the IoT SDK to provide multi-factor, strong authentication with support for both standalone IoT devices and those connected to a cloud service using the firm’s S3 authentication suite. Source: Theinternetofthings.Report > NOK NOK LABS INTRODUCES NEW SDK FOR IOT DEVICES AUTHENTICATION

STM microcontrollers protect IoT applications. Swiss electronics firm ST Microelectronics has announced low-power microcontrollers that emphasize security to assure better protected IoT-connected applications. Source: Ultra-Low Power and Security for IoT Come First on New STM32L5 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics

The headline on 12 Feb 2020

MWC may be canceled due to coronavirus fear. This month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona could be canceled as big-name exhibitors pull out due to fears over the coronavirus. Show organizer, the GSMA, is believed to be holding a meeting on Friday this week to decide the event’s fate. Source: The Verge > The world’s biggest phone show has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns

Arm increases on-device intelligence. AI technology from chip designer Arm is aiming to increase the amount of on-device intelligence for IoT applications. This it hopes will increase security as it reduces reliance on cloud and internet connections. Source: New AI Technology From Arm Delivers Unprecedented On-Device Intelligence for IoT

Telit partners Sternum for IoT cybersecurity. Telit is working with Israeli cyber-security company Sternum to provide real-time embedded protection for IoT devices. Source: ViaSatellite > Telit, Sternum Partner on Real-time Embedded Cyber Visibility

Telit partners Sternum for IoT cybersecurity.
Telit partners Sternum for IoT cybersecurity.

Sigfox IoT network proves itself in direct marketing. Sigfox has found that its IoT network could have benefits for direct marketing campaigns. Its UK operator WND collaborated with Ebi, a print and fulfillment specialist with expertise in interactive communications, to enable live communication over the public Sigfox network with potential customers in their homes. Source: Enterprise IoT Insights > Interactive marketing campaign delivered over Sigfox’s IoT network

Sigfox IoT network proves itself in direct marketing.
Sigfox IoT network proves itself in direct marketing.

US Cellular LTE-M running on 90% of cell sites. US Cellular has launched its LTE-M network on more than 90% of its cell sites across the USA, with plans to have them 100% covered in the second quarter of 2020. Source: RCRWirelessNews > US Cellular launches LTE-M network on 90% of cell sites to support IoT

US Cellular LTE-M running on 90% of cell sites
US Cellular LTE-M running on 90% of cell sites

1NCE and Ubirch put blockchain on SIM card. German companies 1NCE and Ubirch are implementing blockchain security technology on SIM cards. Source: G+D Mobile Security, Ubirch and 1NCE bring IoT security to mass production

1NCE and Ubirch put blockchain on SIM card
1NCE and Ubirch put blockchain on SIM card

Verizon certifies Sequans LTE-M modules. Verizon has launched Monarch Go and Monarch GPS, two Verizon-certified LTE-M products for companies looking to fast-track commercial deployments of wireless-IoT connected devices. The tech company is the first carrier to certify these Sequans all-in-one modem components. Source: telecompaper > Verizon certifies Monarch devices based on Sequans LTE-M module

AWS puts NimbeLink asset trackers on Marketplace. NimbeLink’s cellular-based asset trackers are available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace device catalogue. Source: IoT M2M Council > NimbeLink asset trackers on AWS Marketplace

AWS puts NimbeLink asset trackers on Marketplace
AWS puts NimbeLink asset trackers on Marketplace

Kinéis raises €100m to finance IoT nanosatellites. French space start-up Kinéis has raises €100m to finance a constellation of nanosatellites dedicated to the IoT. Source: Advanced Television > Kinéis raises €100m for IoT

Omni-ID launches Bluetooth LE and LoRa devices. RFID tag specialist Omni-ID has launched a range of, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and LoRa-enabled devices. The Sense range of RFID devices uses sensors to transmit situational and status data over BLE, GPS, and open standard LPWAN communication protocols. Source: RFID Journal > Omni-ID Offers New Product Family With BLE, LoRaWAN

Omni-ID launches Bluetooth LE and LoRa devices
Omni-ID launches Bluetooth LE and LoRa devices

The headline on 06 Feb 2020

TrapX spots malware on IoT devices running Windows 7. Microsoft is putting workers at risk by stopping releasing security patches for Windows 7, according to TrapX Security, which has identified a malware campaign targeting IoT devices running Windows 7 at manufacturing sites. Source: TrapX Security Identifies New Malware Campaign Targeting IoT Devices Embedded With Windows 7 at Manufacturing Sites

Libelium evolves to become IoT systems integrator. Libelium is integrating customised IoT projects and consulting services into its business model. The Spanish company says it is evolving from a hardware manufacturer business with the aim of becoming a system integrator. Source: Libelium integrates customized IoT projects and consulting services into business model

Sara Brown elected chairman of IMC. Sara Brown from MultiTech is the new chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) following the trade body’s annual general meeting at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Kim Bybjerg of Tata Communications was elected as vice chairman. Source: IoTnow > IMC Governors elect Brown and Bybjerg as new chair and vice chair

AttoCore adds IoT support to mobile network software. AttoCore, a developer of 4G and 5G mobile core network software, has enhanced its flagship AttoEPC enhanced packet core to add support for the IoT. Source: realwire > AttoCore Announces IoT Support

AttoCore adds IoT support to mobile network software.
AttoCore adds IoT support to mobile network software.

IoT malware attacks rise in 2019, says SonicWall. IoT malware is up year-on-year by 4.8% to 34.3 million attacks, including a Q3 jump of 33%, according to this year’s SonicWall Threat Report published this week. Overall, malware attacks fell by 6% to 9.9bn. Source: SonicWall > Cyber Threat Intelligence – Cyber Security Report

IoT malware attacks rise in 2019, says SonicWall.
IoT malware attacks rise in 2019, says SonicWall.

Aptilo introduces IoT connectivity control service. Swedish mobile data software company Aptilo Networks has introduced the IoT CCS connectivity control service, delivered as a service for mobile operators that want to innovate in the IoT era. Source:
Aptilo Launches New Cellular IoT Connectivity Control Service

Advantech module targets machine vision and big data. Taiwanese embedded computer company Advantech has released a Q Seven module for AI, machine vision and big data processing and analytics in IoT applications. Source: Advantech Releases NXP i.MX8 QuadMax ROM-7720 Qseven Module for AI and Machine Vision Applications

Advantech module targets machine vision and big data.
Advantech module targets machine vision and big data.

Victoria trial tests IoT on Australian farms. Four regional areas are set to benefit from networks being funded by the Victorian government in Australia as part of its trial to test IoT technology on farms. The networks will cover approximately 600 farms and 5000 square kilometres. Source: IT Brief > NNNCo and Agriculture Vic to roll out rural IoT networks

DigiCert PKI tools help manage IoT devices. Utah-based DigiCert has announced two public key infrastructure (PKI) tools – IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager. Both use a container-based, cloud-agnostic implementation that ensures fast and flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid PKI deployments. Source: DigiCert Modernizes PKI with the Release of IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager, New Offerings in DigiCert® ONE

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