Internet of Things News Headline Updated on 09 Apr 2020

The headline on 09 Apr 2020

Microsoft collaborates with IoT chip firms. Microsoft is collaborating with ST Microelectronics, Renesas, NXP, Microchip and Qualcomm that are making 32bit microcontrollers embedded into billions of IoT devices. Source: Microsoft Azure > New Azure RTOS collaborations with leaders in the semiconductor industry

Taoglas platform monitors social distancing measures. Taoglas has announced Crowd Insights, a people movement analytics platform to assist with the urgent public health need for managing crowd sizes and social distancing at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Taoglas Introduces CROWD Insights™ for People Movement Analytics to Assist in the Battle Against COVID-19

NXP expands Wifi 6 portfolio for IoT use. Dutch electronics company NXP Semiconductors has announced a Wifi 6 (802.11ax) portfolio, which expands the number of products and markets able to adopt the latest wifi standards, including IoT, automotive, access, mobile and industrial. Source: everythingRF > New NXP Products to Accelerate Wi-Fi 6 Adoption in IoT, Mobile and Automotive Applications

NXP expands Wifi 6 portfolio for IoT use
NXP expands Wifi 6 portfolio for IoT use

Laird gateway bridges LoRaWan to cloud. Laird Connectivity has announced a flexible multi-wireless gateway for bridging LoRaWan devices to the cloud. The Sentrius RG191 + LTE gateway is a LoRaWan-enabled version that provides wifi, Ethernet, and cellular in one device. Source: Laird Connectivity Announces New Multi-Wireless Gateway Variant for Bridging LoRaWAN Devices to the Cloud

Laird gateway bridges LoRaWan to cloud
Laird gateway bridges LoRaWan to cloud

Eurotech announces modular IoT edge gateways. Italian embedded systems company Eurotech has announced a family of modular IoT edge gateways. The modular BoltGate 20-31 family addresses applications for smart transportation by combining hardware and software for edge processing and cloud connectivity. Source: Eurotech extends its portfolio of railway-certified modular IoT Edge Gateways

Eurotech announces modular IoT edge gateways
Eurotech announces modular IoT edge gateways

Parents give thumbs up to IoT in classrooms. More than eight in ten Scottish citizens believe the IoT and digital technologies will enhance education in Scotland, according to research by Capita on behalf of the Scottish Wide Area Network (Swan). Source: 85% of citizens believe digital technologies will improve education in Scotland

Cypress provides design path to IoT. Cypress Semiconductor has unveiled devices that it says give IoT developers a simplified path to build high-quality, secure and reliable IoT products. Source: Cypress Unveils IoT-AdvantEdge™ Solutions Providing Developers a Trusted Design Path to IoT Edge Products

NetFoundry simplifies IoT edge compute with Microsoft. NetFoundry is simplifying IoT edge compute and private 5G by integrating with Microsoft Azure Edge Zones. Source: NetFoundry Simplifies IoT edge compute and private 5G – Embedded NetFoundry networking integrates with Microsoft Azure Edge Zones

NetFoundry simplifies IoT edge compute with Microsoft
NetFoundry simplifies IoT edge compute with Microsoft

The headline on 01 Apr 2020

Microsoft and C3.ai apply IoT to future pandemics. Microsoft is working with AI software to provide C3.ai and a group of US universities to apply IoT and artificial intelligence technology to mitigate future pandemics. Source: C3.ai, Microsoft, and leading universities launch C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute

AWS Detective investigates complex security cases. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon Detective to analyze trillions of data points to make it easier to visualize security data and conduct faster and more efficient investigations. WarnerMedia and T-Systems are early users. Source: Help Net Security > Amazon Detective: Analyze and visualize security data to get to the root cause of security issues

U-Blox acquires Thingstream for $10.3m. Wireless technology company U-Blox has acquired fellow Swiss firm Thingstream, an IoT communications-as-a-service provider, for CHF10m ($10.3m), announced Thomas Seiler (pictured), CEO of U-Blox, this week. Source: u-blox Acquires IoT Communication-as-a-Service Provider Thingstream

Telit module makes a 5G connection on MTS sub-6GHz network. Telit’s FN980m data card module has completed a 5G connection on Mobile TeleSystems’ (MTS) 4.9GHz (sub-6GHz) network in Russia. It is suitable for bandwidth-intensive applications such as branch office connectivity, professional video broadcasting, digital signage and industrial IoT. Source: Telit Completes Successful 5G Sub-6 GHz Connection on Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) Network in Russia

Telit module makes 5G connection on MTS sub-6GHz network
Telit module makes 5G connection on MTS sub-6GHz network

Conectric and Black Buffalo partner on IoT blockchain. Conectric Networks, a Californian wireless IoT start-up, and New York-based Black Buffalo have agreed to collaborate on delivering IoT blockchain fusion technologies. Source: Conectric and Black Buffalo Agree on IoT and Blockchain Enabled Global Partnership

Uppsala researchers make a solar cell that harvests indoor light. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a solar cell that can harvest light from indoor lamps for powering IoT devices. Source: Design News > Researchers Develop New Indoor Solar Cells for Smart IoT Devices

Uppsala researchers make solar cell that harvests indoor light
Uppsala researchers make solar cell that harvests indoor light

PrimeKey meets IoT device makers’ need for security. Swedish digital security company PrimeKey has released an enterprise cloud validation authority (VA) to meet IoT device manufacturers’ need for scalable, flexible and cost-effective security. It is available on AWS Marketplace. Source: PrimeKey Releases Enterprise Cloud Validation Authority To Meet IoT Device Manufacturers’ Need for Scalable, Flexible, and Cost-Effective Security

PrimeKey meets IoT device makers' need for security
PrimeKey meets IoT device makers’ need for security

TE wireless accelerometer meets LoRaWan specifications. Swiss firm TE Connectivity is addressing the sensors market need with the release of a wireless accelerometer to LoRaWan specifications using edge computing. Source: Rock To Road > TE Connectivity releases 8911 wireless accelerometer

TE wireless accelerometer meets LoRaWan specifications
TE wireless accelerometer meets LoRaWan specifications

Hannover Messe will not take place this year. There will be no Hannover Messe this year. The organizers had originally moved it from its traditional April slot to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now that date has been canceled. The plan is for next year’s show to go ahead in April 2021. Source: gasworld > Hannover Messe postponed due to coronavirus