The headline on 30 Apr 2020
Infineon and Tata offer cellular IoT in 200 countries. German electronics company Infineon has partnered Tata Communications to offer pre-integrated cellular IoT network coverage in more than 200 countries. Source: Cellular IoT: Infineon’s OPTIGA™ Connect eSIM solution offers pre-integrated network coverage in 200+ countries and territories
Could eSIM be the answer to global IoT? Embedded SIMs, or eSIMs, could solve the problem of deploying an IoT service globally, according to Ajay Joseph, CTO of iBasis. Source: iBASIS Chosen by HeartStation for IoT Connectivity Solution to Ensure Power to Lifesaving Devices
AWS AppFlow automates bidirectional data flow. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AppFlow, a fully managed service that provides an easy, secure way to create and automate bidirectional data flows between AWS and SaaS applications without writing custom integration code.
Digi routers and software address IoT and 5G needs. Digi has introduced routers and software to address IoT connectivity and 5G needs of retail, digital signage, transportation, and smart cities. Source: Digi International Introduces New Routers and Software to Address Next-Generation IoT Connectivity and 5G Needs of Retail, Digital Signage, Transportation, Smart Cities and Beyond
1NCE puts IoT flat rate on AWS. Tier-one IoT network carrier 1NCE is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to simplify the process of connecting IoT devices to the cloud. To kickstart the project, the 1NCE IoT flat rate with a ten-year data plan is available in AWS Marketplace for $10.
Telit modules save power for IoT applications. IoT enabler Telit has added the ML865G1-WW to its portfolio of low-power NB-IoT and LTE-M modules. Compliant with 3GPP release 14, the LTE UE Cat M1 and NB2 module can enable increased power saving for IoT applications. Source: Telit Introduces ML865G1-WW to xL865 Family Form Factor
Bsquare lets Windows IoT users recover and upgrade. Bsquare has launched a Windows IoT recovery, upgrade, and OS imaging product for embedded and purpose-built devices such as point-of-sale kiosks, healthcare devices, digital displays, and handheld terminals. Source: B2IQ SquareOne for Windows IoT
Intel uses AI to save coral reefs. Accenture, Intel, and the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation have revealed details about Project Corail, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered way to monitor, characterize, and analyze coral reef resiliency. Source: Intel is using AI to try and save coral reefs
Kerlink LoRaWan brings smart water metering to Kenya. Kerlink and French start-up CityTaps are deploying a LoRaWan in Kenya to help bring running water into homes. The smart-metering system gives consumers payment flexibility and could encourage the development of water-supply networks in the country. Source: 23.04.2020 | Kerlink and French Startup CityTaps Deploying LoRaWAN Network in Kenya to Help Bring Running Water into Homes
Renesas updates MCU software for IoT use. Japanese electronics company Renesas has updated its FSP flexible software package for the RA family of 32bit Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs) so developers can quickly create secure IoT endpoint and edge products for Industry 4.0, building automation, metering, healthcare, consumer wearable, and home appliance applications. Source: Renesas Releases Major Update of Flexible Software Package Supporting RA Family of 32-Bit Arm Cortex-M Microcontrollers
The headline on 22 Apr 2020
Intel launches IoT developer course on edge AI. Intel and Udacity have announced an edge artificial intelligence (AI) for IoT Nanodegree program to train the developer community in deep learning and computer vision. The aim is to accelerate the development and deployment of AI models at the edge by leveraging the Intel distribution of the OpenVino toolkit. Source: Intel® Edge AI Scholarship Program
Alibaba and Tencent use Semtech LoRa for quarantine monitoring. Several of Semtech’s customers have integrated LoRa technology with cloud-based platforms developed by Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud to deploy IoT monitoring applications for Chinese residents in quarantine. Source: Semtech and LoRaWAN Ecosystem Members Deliver LoRa®-based Solutions to Optimize Health Services in China
Deutsche Telekom expands NB-IoT roaming in Europe. Deutsche Telekom has signed its first NB-IoT roaming agreements with European operators Swisscom, Telia, and Vodafone. This brings mobile IoT roaming services to a further nine European countries. Source: Mobile IoT roaming goes live across Europe
Qualcomm claims power efficiency record with IoT modem. Qualcomm has announced what it claims is the world’s most power-efficient NB2 IoT chipset, offering performance improvements for low-power long-life IoT applications. Source: Qualcomm Announces World’s Most Power-Efficient NB2 IoT Chipset
SensiML web tool implements AI for IoT endpoints. Oregon-based SensiML, a developer of AI tools for building intelligent IoT endpoints, has released a web-based AutoML tool with a user interface that is said to make it easier for developers to implement AI for their endpoint IoT applications. Source: New Web-Based AutoML Tool from SensiML Makes AI for IoT Easier than Ever
Infineon and Sectigo protect IoT devices when they are made. New Jersey-based Sectigo is working with German electronics company Infineon to protect IoT devices with automated factory provisioning of certificates. Source: Sectigo and Infineon Partner to Protect IoT Devices with Automated Factory Provisioning of Certificates
Steute wireless network for digitalized production. The Nexy wireless sensor network from German company Steute facilitates the transmission of sensor data to the IoT or other superordinate IT systems in a production environment.