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Internet of Things News Headline Updated on 26 Mar 2020

The headline on 26 Mar 2020

Acquisitions let Kore expand vertical reach. Kore has announced the next stage in its vertical market IoT strategy in healthcare, life sciences, asset management, fleet management and industrial IoT. Georgia, USA, company is leveraging the power of recent acquisitions to expand its capabilities. Source: Yahoo Finance > KORE Announces Next Stage in Evolution of its Vertical Market IoT Strategy

Sigfox launches IoT network in Russia. Sigfox has launched an IoT network in Russia in partnership with Energo Capital, a digital venture capital company operating across Russia and the Baltics. Source: Comms Update > IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

SG Wireless integrates Semtech and STM technology. Hong Kong-based SG Wireless has introduced a module that supports the LoRaWan wireless protocol and integrates the Semtech SX1276 long range, low power transceiver and RF power amplifier with an ST Microelectronics MCU. Source: IoT Business News > SG Wireless™ Launches LoRa Module to Enable Ultra Long Range, Wide Area IoT Applications

AT&T certifies u-blox chipset for LTE-M. AT&T has certified a U-Blox IoT chipset for its LTE-M network. The UBX-R5 chipset integrates wireless technology with built-in end-to-end security for long life cycle IoT applications. Source: u-blox IoT chipset certified by AT&T for LTE-M

AT&T certifies U-Blox chipset for LTE-M

AT&T certifies U-Blox chipset for LTE-M

Laird simplifies connecting Bluetooth sensors to the cloud. A multi-wireless gateway from Laird Connectivity can simplify connecting Bluetooth sensors to the cloud. The Sentrius gateway delivers Bluetooth 5 long range, wifi, LTE and cloud connectivity for enterprise-grade IoT implementations. Source: New Multi-Wireless IoT Gateway from Laird Connectivity Simplifies Connecting Bluetooth Sensors to the Cloud

Laird simplifies connecting Bluetooth sensors to cloud

Laird simplifies connecting Bluetooth sensors to cloud

Lanner and Gorilla ensure security for IoT video. Intelligent edge appliances maker Lanner Electronics is working with fellow Taiwanese company Gorilla Technology to deliver AI-optimised video intelligence while ensuring cybersecurity and data protection at the edge. Source: Lanner Teams with Gorilla Technology to Launch Secure Edge AI Appliance

Lanner and Gorilla ensure security for IoT video

Lanner and Gorilla ensure security for IoT video

Manx Telecom tests Minima blockchain for connected devices. Minima, a decentralized blockchain protocol that runs in full on mobile phones, has completed a proof of concept that saw Isle of Man mobile operator Manx Telecom send tokens on Minima’s blockchain from one phone to another, granting network access without touching any of the operator’s existing billing systems. Source: Advanced Television > Manx Telecom, Minima complete Blockchain proof of concept

Manx Telecom tests Minima blockchain for connected devices

Manx Telecom tests Minima blockchain for connected devices

The headline on 19 Mar 2020

Thales, Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino scale security. Thales and Australian telco Telstra are working with Microsoft and Arduino to pave the way for scalable security for connected IoT devices, by implementing a way to enable trusted and secure end-to-end communications between device and cloud. Source: Arduino > Thales, Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino deliver scalable trust for easy-to-deploy IoT Applications

Nokia adds 5G to Wing IoT service. Nokia is upgrading its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (Wing) managed service with 5G and edge capabilities. The upgrade facilitates operators in offering 5G IoT services without having to invest in global infrastructure. Source: Nokia expands WING with 5G IoT capabilities

Comms365 adds Vodafone NB-IoT to network. Comms365 has added Vodafone NB-IoT connectivity to its network capability. The private APN NB-IoT connectivity will use the firm’s network to drive demand for the IoT. Source: Dealer Support > Comms365 adds Vodafone NB-IoT connectivity to its network capability

Linux Foundation hosts Project Owl IoT disaster response. The Linux Foundation is to host Project Owl’s IoT device firmware effort and is inviting developers worldwide to build mesh network nodes for global emergency communications networks. Source: > THE LINUX FOUNDATION OPEN SOURCES HARDWARE OF DISASTER RELIEF PROJECT THAT WON FIRST CALL FOR CODE GLOBAL CHALLENGE LED BY IBM

Everbridge leverages IoT in coronavirus fight. Massachusetts-based critical event management (CEM) firm Everbridge has unveiled CEM capabilities across the IoT for corporate, government and healthcare organizations to protect their people, assets, operations, supply chain and brand from critical events such as the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Becker’s Healthcare > Everbridge Unveils Critical Event Management (CEM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) Supported by Two Technology Acquisitions

Nodle acquires Brickchain to secure IoT networks. California-based Nodle, which is building a Bluetooth connectivity service for the IoT, has acquired Brickchain to help IoT manufacturers, large enterprises and smart cities comply with GDPR and CCPA data privacy regulations and build a more secure IoT network. Source: Nodle Acquires European Data Privacy and Security Startup

U-Blox module certified for Japan LTE-M use. Switzerland-based U-Blox’s Sara-R410M-63B module has been certified for the Japanese market on the LTE-M cellular network of domestic network operators. Source: u-blox’s cellular module for industrial applications certified for Japan market

Empirix enables 5G and IoT monitoring. Empirix, a Massachusetts-based provider of end-to-end test automation and network and service performance monitoring, has announced Klerity, a framework for 5G and IoT monitoring, assurance and analytics. Source: telecompaper > Empirix unveils Klerity platform for 5G and IoT monitoring, assurance, analytics

Silicon Labs acquires Redpine Signals for $308m. Silicon Labs is to pay $308m in cash to acquire California-based Redpine Signals’ wifi and Bluetooth assets, a development center in India, and it’s patent portfolio. Source: Electronics > Silicon Labs acquires Redpine Signals’ Bluetooth and Wi-Fi business

Microchip embedded IoT enables MCU cloud connectivity. Enabling cloud connectivity for all MCUs and MPUs, Arizona-based Microchip has launched a range of embedded IoT products for rapid prototyping that let developers quickly, easily and securely connect to any cloud using wifi, Bluetooth and narrow-band 5G technologies. Source: Electronic Products > Microchip launches cloud-agnostic embedded IoT solutions

The headline on 12 Mar 2020

Microsoft and Cisco bring edge-to-cloud IoT. Microsoft and Cisco are working together to provide a pre-integrated Cisco Edge to Microsoft Azure IoT Hub. Source: LightReading > Microsoft, Cisco team up for IoT at the edge

Vodafone applies IoT to smart surveillance. Vodafone has launched Smart Vision, a suite of IoT smart surveillance products designed to enhance security and drive efficiencies for business and public sector users. Source: Vodafone launches Smart Vision portfolio of IoT smart surveillance solutions

Semtech helps Helium build US LoRa network. Semtech is collaborating with Helium, the company behind one the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless networks, in its efforts to develop one of the largest LoRa-based networks in North America. Source: Semtech and Helium Announce New Nationwide LoRaWAN Network

Google Cloud and T-Systems partner on managed services. Google Cloud and T-Systems have announced a partnership to deliver managed services including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help enterprises digitally transform with the cloud. Source: Google Cloud and T-Systems Announce Strategic Partnership

GCF certifies U-Blox IoT chipset. U-Blox is the first company to have a product certified under the Global Certification Forum (GCF) IoT chipset certification scheme that was started in January this year. Source: u-blox UBX-R5 becomes first IoT chipset certified by GCF

HiSky and ST Engineering enable IoT over satellites. Israeli firm HiSky is working with ST Engineering iDirect to enable IoT over satellites. The robust cloud-based service will be delivered with iDirect and Newtec platforms and offered through flexible business models for immediate market access. Source: ST Engineering iDirect Previews IoT Platform-as-a-Service Solution at SATELLITE 2020

Quectel collaborates with Microsoft and Qualcomm. Quectel Wireless, a Chinese supplier of cellular and GNSS modules, is collaborating with Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies to integrate an LPWA module with Microsoft’s Azure Device SDK to provide direct and secure connections to the Azure IoT Hub and offer full support for Azure device management capabilities. Source: Quectel, Qualcomm and Microsoft Partnership to Speed Up IoT Solutions

Unisoc chip aids IoT migration from 2G to 4G. Chinese fabless semiconductor company Unisoc has made its 8910DM IoT wide area chip platform available overseas. The platform is said to contain advantages in communication standards, scalability, power consumption, and cost. Source: UNISOC Announces Overseas Debut of UNISOC 8910DM World’s First Cat 1bis IoT Wide Area Chip Platform

SensiML toolkit helps develop IoT endpoints using NXP MCUs. Developers of IoT endpoint using NXP MCUs can access AI development tools for rapidly creating efficient and robust time-series sensor algorithms by using an analytics toolkit from Oregon-based SensiML. Source: SensiML Delivers AI-Based Sensor Algorithms for IoT Endpoints Using NXP’s i.MX RT Crossover MCUs

The headline on 05 Mar 2020

Semtech unveils LoRa platform at Embedded World. At last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Semtech was demonstrating LoRa Edge, a LoRa-based platform that will enable a wide portfolio of applications for indoor and outdoor asset management, targeting industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation and logistics markets. Source: Electronic > Embedded World: Semtech launches LoRa edge chipset

Semtech unveils LoRa platform at Embedded World.

Semtech unveils LoRa platform at Embedded World.

Increased security will boost IoT adoption, says MultiTech. Once the industry can see end-to-end security for the IoT, adoption of the technologies will grow quickly, believes Duane Wald, vice-president at MultiTech, speaking at last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg.

Sprint extends Curiosity IoT to Europe. Sprint is collaborating with Swisscom and Telia to extend its Curiosity IoT platform to Europe. On the heels of the Australian expansion with Telstra, Curiosity IoT continues to go beyond roaming, enabling customers to activate their IoT services on local networks in parts of Europe. Source: LightReading > Sprint, Swisscom, Telia Company to take Curiosity IoT platform to Europe

Sprint extends Curiosity IoT to Europe.

Sprint extends Curiosity IoT to Europe.

Hannover Messe postponed until July. Next month’s Hannover Messe industrial technology show has been postponed until July. The new dates are July 13 to 17. Source: gasworld > Hannover Messe postponed due to coronavirus

Hannover Messe postponed until July.

Hannover Messe postponed until July.

Nokia slicing supports 4G and 5G connectivity. Nokia has announced end-to-end slicing network functionality that will support connectivity from 4G and 5G devices over the sliced network to applications running in private and public clouds; it will be available this summer. Source: Nokia launches end-to-end 4G and 5G New Radio slicing

Kerlink deploys LoRaWan to check on Mount Etna volcano. In a novel example of the broad applications of LoRaWan IoT connectivity, Kerlink’s Wirnet gateway is powering a radon-sensing project on Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna. Source: Kerlink Gateway Technology Powering Internet of Things Radon-Monitoring System on Europe’s Most Active Volcano, Mount Etna

How Maxim is ruining the lives of IoT hackers. Kris Ardis wants to ruin hackers’ lives. That was how the executive director of Maxim Integrated opened up the launch of the company’s latest secure microcontroller for IoT applications at last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg. Source: Electronic > Embedded World: Video Interview – Maxim Integrated on securing the IoT cost effectively

U-Blox targets automotive and industrial with Jody-W3. U-Blox is targeting automotive and industrial applications with the Jody-W3 modules that combine Wifi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. They were being demonstrated by Joakim Rydén, senior product manager, at last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg. Source: Markets Insider > u-blox AG: u-blox launches first Wi-Fi 6 module series in automotive grade

Percepio detects bugs in IoT devices. Swedish company Percepio has found a way to detect bugs in IoT devices and fix them before they cause problems, according to vice president Mike Skrtic, speaking at last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg. Source: STMicroelectronics > Percepio DevAlert; Come For the Remote Bug Alerts, Stay for the User Experience Tracking Tool

Dialog unveils first IIoT product since Creative Chips acquisition. Dialog Semiconductor’s senior director Mark Hopgood was showing the fruits of his company’s recent acquisition of Creative Chips with the launch of an industrial IoT connectivity product at last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg. Source: Intrado > Dialog Semiconductor to Acquire Adesto Technologies, Broadening Presence in the Industrial Internet of Things Market (IIoT)

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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