The headline on August 20, 2020
Microsoft adds Telit modules to Azure IoT catalogue. Microsoft has added several Telit modules to its Azure Certified for IoT device catalogue, providing developers with a selection of LTE-M, NB-IoT, LTE Cat 1-4, wifi and Bluetooth modules for fleet telematics, industrial automation, security, video, wearables and more. Read more at Telit’s Microsoft Azure Pre-Certified IoT Plug-and-Play Portfolio
South Korea expressways adopt Semtech LoRa technology. Korea Expressway, a government-affiliated company building and managing expressways in South Korea, has built a network based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol for its expressways as the first stage in its four-year IoT deployment plan in the country. Read more at Semtech Press Releases > Semtech Deploys LoRa®-based Network for South Korean Expressways
Verizon opens IoT marketplace. Verizon Business has launched the ThingSpace IoT Marketplace, a digital portal that helps users – from small and medium-sized businesses to large enterprises – purchase, activate and manage customised IoT products and services. Read more at Verizon Business Solutions News > Verizon Business ThingSpace IoT Marketplace, a new simple way to manage the IoT journey
Kerlink appoints Microlink to expand in South America. French IoT specialist Kerlink has appointed South American telecommunications distributor Microlink to bring LoRaWan to growing IoT markets in Colombia and Peru. Read more at Kerlink Blog > 18.08.2020 | Kerlink Signs Microlink to Be its LoRaWAN®-Solution Distributor in Colombia and Peru
Skylo and Sony form partnerships enable 5G-ready NB-IoT over satellite. California-based Skylo is working with Sony Semiconductor’s Israel subsidiary, formerly known as Altair Semiconductor, to enable 5G-ready NB-IoT over satellite. Read more at SpaceNews > Skylo forms partnership with Sony Semiconductor Israel
Deutsche Telekom certifies Ceva NB-IoT IP. Deutsche Telekom has certified California-based Ceva’s Dragonfly NB2 turnkey NB-IoT IP for use on its networks worldwide.
Lori Cunningham to lead digital development at Vodafone. Vodafone has appointed former Net-A-Porter executive Lori Cunningham (pictured) to lead digital and business development for its consumer smart technology business. Read more at telecomlead > Vodafone names Lori Cunningham to head digital business
O2 IoT products help UK businesses back to work. O2 Business has launched a suite of IoT products to help UK businesses enable fast, secure and safe access to the workplace as they return during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more at O2 The Blue Blogs > COVID-19 safe workplaces: the tech you need to know
Start-up Sightbit AIoT spots swimmers in distress. Alumni from the Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Israel have used artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT technology to develop Sightbit to help lifeguards monitor thousands of swimmers and identify risky situations and other water hazards. Read more at SmartCitiesWorld > AI-based lifeguard system aims to bring smart city tech to the beach
Swittons IoT devices connect pharmaceutical labs. New Jersey-based Swittons has announced IoT enabled smart devices for pharmaceutical labs. The customisable devices align with Lab of the Future (LotF) initiatives and help automate laboratory workflows between people and existing digital lab equipment.
Edge computing drives IoT test market, says F&S. The proliferation of edge computing and M2M test products will drive the IoT test and measurement market by 2025, according to Frost & Sullivan. But because of Covid-19, the proliferation of M2M devices will decrease during 2020.
The headline on 13 Aug 2020
AWS partners Verizon to reduce latency on 5G. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of AWS Wavelength on Verizon’s 5G network, allowing developers to build low latency applications for mobile devices.
Telit turns IoT into subscription service. Telit has introduced IoT-as-a-service subscription plans including modules, software, services and connectivity, enabling system integrators and businesses with fast, trial and large-scale IoT deployments.
EC probes Google’s takeover of Fitbit. The European Commission is investigating the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google under the EU’s merger regulations.
Arkessa acquires Dutch IoT firm Sim Services. UK firm Arkessa has acquired Dutch IoT connectivity services provider Sim Services.
Laird expands cellular antenna range. Laird Connectivity has expanded its rapidly deployable portfolio of internal cellular antennas for 5G, NB-IoT, and LTE-M and Cat-M applications.
Renesas Bluetooth LE module for low-power IoT. Japanese electronics company Renesas has introduced a Bluetooth Low Energy module for low-power IoT applications. It provides multi-standard wireless communications supporting Bluetooth Low Energy 5 and IEEE802.15.4 standards.
Arrow supplies Exor module for IoT edge use. Arrow Electronics and Exor Embedded have announced the availability of NanoSoM nS02, an energy-efficient system on module (SoM) for IoT edge deployments.