Internet of Things News Headline Updated on 07 May 2020 – IBM edge, Intel, Moovit, AWS, Vodafone, Telit, and more

The headline on 07 May 2020

IBM launches IoT edge computing for 5G era. IBM and its subsidiary Red Hat have launched edge computing offerings for the 5G era that pave the way for enterprises and telcos to deploy and manage AI, IoT and analytics workloads at the edge. Source: IBM News Room > IBM and Red Hat Launch New Edge Computing Solutions for the 5G Era

Intel acquires Moovit for $900m. Intel has acquired Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company, for approximately $900m. Moovit is known for its urban mobility app that offers travellers around the world multimodal trip planning by combining public transportation, bicycle and scooter services, ride-hailing, and car-sharing. Source: ETtech.com > Intel buys Moovit transit app for $900M to help develop robotaxis

AWS makes human review easier for machine learning. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced Augmented Artificial Intelligence, a managed service that makes it easier to add human review to machine-learning predictions to improve model and application accuracy by continuously identifying and improving low confidence predictions. Source: Introducing Amazon Augmented AI (A2I) for human reviews of machine learning predictions

Vodafone heat detection camera aids Covid-19 return to work. Vodafone has launched a heat detection camera to help UK organisations get back to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The camera combines thermal imaging and Vodafone’s IoT connectivity to screen the temperature of people as they enter buildings. Source: TelecomTV > Vodafone helps get UK back to work with camera that can sniff out Covid-19 infection

Telit module supports CBRS private networks. Telit’s LM960A PCI Express Mini Card family is available in a version supporting the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to applications that can benefit from private networking, such as warehousing, industrial manufacturing, and public and enterprise venues. Source: Private LTE (CBRS) Network Solutions

Telit module supports CBRS private networks
Telit module supports CBRS private networks

GCF and 450MHz Alliance partner on interoperability. The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the 450MHz Alliance have signed a memorandum of understanding so global wireless carriers, equipment manufacturers, and IoT and M2M device makers can access a programme to increase confidence in interoperability in this spectrum. Source: GCF and 450 MHz Alliance sign MoU to drive the certification in the 400 MHz device ecosystem further

Zoo uses Nominet IoT tools to protect endangered species. International conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is using IoT tools from internet infrastructure firm Nominet to protect endangered animals from the illegal wildlife trade by preventing and detecting criminal activity. Source: ZSL adopts Nominet’s open source IoT Tools to help wildlife conservation

Zoo uses Nominet IoT tools to protect endangered species
Zoo uses Nominet IoT tools to protect endangered species

Brain raises $36m to expand robotics AI business. California-based robotics AI company Brain has raised $36m in series D funding to help meet the growing demand for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in retail, healthcare, airports, education and other industries on the front lines of the Covid-19 health crisis. Source: SoftBank-Backed Robotics Firm Brain Raises $36 Million For Expansion Beyond Autonomous Scrubbers During Coronavirus Crisis

Brain raises $36m to expand robotics AI business
Brain raises $36m to expand robotics AI business

Silicon Labs completes Redpine acquisition. Texas-based electronics company Silicon Labs has completed its acquisition of Redpine Signals’ wifi and Bluetooth business, development centre in Hyderabad, India, and patent portfolio for $308m in cash. Source: Silicon Labs Acquires Redpine Signals for $308 million

Silicon Labs completes Redpine acquisition
Silicon Labs completes Redpine acquisition

Senet enables LoRaWan AMI for water across USA. New Hampshire-based LoRaWan firm Senet says it has established a leadership position in enabling advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for water supplies across the USA. Source: Enabling Advanced Water Metering Infrastructure Across the United States