Internet of Things News Headlines Update on September 15, 2020

Intel is collaborating with Baidu in artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, data centre and cloud computing infrastructure. Intel and Baidu executives (Zhenyu Hou and Rui Wang) discussed the trends of intelligent infrastructure and intelligent computing, and shared details on the two companies’ strategic vision to drive the industry’s intelligent transformation within the cloud, network and edge computing environments, during Baidu World 2020 this week. Developments including:

  • Developing a future autonomous vehicle architecture platform and intelligent transportation vehicle-road computing architecture.
  • Exploring mobile edge computing to provide users with edge resources to connect Baidu AI operator services.
  • Expanding Baidu smart cloud in infrastructure technology.
  • Improving the optimisation of Xeon Scalable processors and PaddlePaddle.
  • Bringing benefits to Baidu online AI businesses, thus creating technology that enriches lives.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added six insights to the NFL’s machine-learning-based Next Gen Stats platform, will appear in live broadcasts and online throughout the 2020 season including Expected rush yards, Route classification, Expected points, Win probability, Expected yards after catch, and Field goal probability.

AWS has added six insights to the NFL’s machine-learning-based Next Gen Stats platform
AWS has added six insights to the NFL’s machine-learning-based Next Gen Stats platform

Semtech’s LoRa devices are boosting crop yield on connected avocado farms in Australia. ICT International and Definium Technologies are using an array of products based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol to improve crop yield in Australian avocado plantations with a data-centric approach to farming.

1NCE launches flat-rate with NB-IoT roaming and 4G coverage service in China, available for €10 for ten years, including 500Mbyte data and 250 SMS.

Digi has announced the latest release of Remote Manager aims to ensure network uptime and security and provide IoT network management.

Aeris and Kore Wireless have consolidated their positions as leading players in the North American IoT managed services market. Berg Insight latest report says IoT managed service providers have more than 50 million IoT subscribers worldwide. In Europe and North America, these players hold a combined market share of 15% to 20%.

Orbi is using Telit FN980 5G data card for an American football helmet with 360˚ video cameras shooting in 8K at 60 frames per second (fps), let fans experience the game from the player’s perspective and highlight how Telit is enabling companies to add 5G to create breakthrough products and services.

Orbi using Telit FN980 5G data card for an American football helmet with 360˚ video cameras
Orbi using Telit FN980 5G data card for an American football helmet with 360˚ video cameras

The Australian government has released a voluntary code of practice to improve the security of the IoT in the country, includes everyday devices such as smart fridges, smart televisions, baby monitors and security cameras.

Australia released a voluntary code of practice to improve the security of the IoT
Australia released a voluntary code of practice to improve the security of the IoT

PSA Certified and ioXT Alliance certify Silcon Labs for IoT security technology, dedicated to securing IoT devices against growing and evolving threats. Secure Vault achieved PSA Certified level-two certification, which is based on an assurance framework co-founded by Arm that helps IoT security standardisation and removes security as a barrier to time to market.

PSA Certified and ioXT Alliance certify Silcon Labs for IoT security
PSA Certified and ioXT Alliance certify Silcon Labs for IoT security

Synopsys is working with Nestwave to build a complete low-power GNSS system for integration into IoT modems. This combines Nestwave’s soft-core GPS navigation IP with the Synopsys DesignWare Arc IoT communications IP subsystem to provide designers with power-efficient, high-accuracy GPS for battery-operated devices without the additional cost of a dedicated GNSS chip.

Synopsys working with Nestwave to build a complete low-power GNSS system for integration into IoT modems
Synopsys working with Nestwave to build a complete low-power GNSS system for integration into IoT modems

Electronica latest Covid-19 victim: Goes online only. The Electronica trade fair set for November in Munich has been cancelled and will be replaced with an online version including an industrial IoT conference. Organiser Messe München blamed increasingly stricter travel restrictions in Europe for the decision. It hopes the digital format will give exhibitors the opportunity to book digital trade fair booths. Read more at Electronica press release > electronica 2020 to be held digitally

Electronica latest Covid-19 victim: Goes online only.
Electronica latest Covid-19 victim: Goes online only.

AWS helps Eseye with IoT device deployment. Eseye claims to be revolutionising device deployment through integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Eseye’s AnyNet Iris application can simplify management across AWS regions for IoT projects. Additional features include SIM card management from within users’ AWS accounts and faster-automated setup of the global AWS IoT environment for Marketplace users.

MultiTech special offer to enable remote learning. MultiTech Systems has announced a special offer in the USA to help teachers, students and families optimise pandemic-related federal grant money to secure a remote connection for entire student populations.

MultiTech special offer to enable remote learning.
MultiTech special offer to enable remote learning.

Kerlink partners Radio Bridge for private LoRaWans. Kerlink and Radio Bridge, are introducing a way to design, deploy, provision and manage private IoT networks. The two firms are integrating their technologies for enterprises.

Ursalink integrates devices into Switzercloud IoT platform. Ursalink has completed the software integration of its devices and gateways with Brunata’s Switzercloud IoT platform. The partnership is designed to combine the diversity of Ursalink’s LoRaWan IoT hardware portfolio with the versatility of the Switzercloud IoT platform to simplify the creation and deployment of smart city, utility and other IoT projects in Switzerland.

Ursalink integrates devices into Switzercloud IoT platform.
Ursalink integrates devices into Switzercloud IoT platform.

Open Cosmos to build Sateliot nanosatellites. Open Cosmos is to build and operate satellite communications operator Sateliot’s nanosatellite constellation, enabling continuous global connectivity for IoT under 5G architecture. Open Cosmos is already underway in the manufacturing, mission management and launch of the first satellites, out of the one hundred that will comprise the full constellation that Sateliot has scheduled for construction before the end of 2022.

Open Cosmos to build Sateliot nanosatellites.
Open Cosmos to build Sateliot nanosatellites.

TSMC unveils process technology for IoT use. TSMC has unveiled its N12e process technology for IoT applications in the 5G and AI era. The technology now in risk production is optimised for edge AI applications by providing powerful computing performance and power efficiency.

Carnegie spins off autonomous robotics company. Carnegie Robotics has created a spin-off company Thoro to focus on the commercialisation of its autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) technology for the cleaning and disinfection equipment industry. Thoro is the result of development by Carnegie Robotics of perception and intelligent navigation technology that safely navigates machines around people in public spaces to perform useful work.

Carnegie spins off autonomous robotics company.
Carnegie spins off autonomous robotics company.

NB-IoT chipset market to grow at 40% CAGR. The NB-IoT chipset market is expected to grow from $461m in 2020 to $2484m by 2025 at a CAGR of 40%, according to ReportLinker. Increasing demand for wearable devices due to Covid-19 and growth in connected devices, followed by widening penetration of IoT devices are the key drivers for the growth of this market. Increasing participation of industry players in the development of NB-IoT and widening applications of NB-IoT technology are the other factors fuelling growth.

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