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Internet of Things News Headlines Update on October 08, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced Timestream, a time-series database for IoT and operational applications that can scale to process trillions of time series events per day up to 1000 times faster than relational databases, and at as low as a tenth the cost.

T-Mobile Netherlands launched IoT Easy Connect, a service for IoT connectivity via mobile-cellular networks on 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and LTE-M with only one SIM card, using the cloud-native IoT platform developed by 1NCE.

Adoption of IoT projects has speeded up during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Vodafone Business’ 2020 IoT Spotlight report which focuses on the impact IoT is having on businesses during COVID-19 pandemic, responses from 1639 businesses globally, exploring how they are using the IoT and how the IoT is helping them be ready for the future.

Telit and Sequans worked together to launch CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) modules that can support a wide range of applications including industrial IoT and M2M devices, gateways, and broadband consumer devices.

U-Blox has announced to launch the IoT security-as-a-service offering on Sara-R4 and Sara-R5 LTE-M cellular IoT modules, managed via the U-Blox Thingstream service delivery platform, optimised for low power wide area (LPWA) deployments that use resource-constrained IoT devices.

Inpixon acquires Nanotron Technologies for $8.7m, expected to increase Inpixon revenues by over $5m a year.

Twilio has introduced Microvisor, an IoT connectivity and device management platform that offers embedded developers a one-stop-shop for building connected devices.

Senet has been awarded two patents for cloud-based IoT network architecture and service delivery methods. The US Patent & Trademark Office has issued US Patent 10,735,521 entitled “IoT Network Controller/Server” and US Patent 10,778,752 for entitled “System and Method for Low Power Wide Area Virtual Network for IoT”.

Renesas has launched Arm Cortex-M33-based MCUs for IoT applications, combining Arm TrustZone technology with Renesas-enhanced secure crypto engine, octa memory interface and innovations that enable secure designs. The expansion of Renesas’ RA6 microcontrollers sees nine more RA6M4 group MCUs, increasing the RA family to 42 MCUs. These 32bit MCUs boost operating performance up to 200MHz using the Cortex-M33 core based on Arm v8-M architecture with TrustZonetechnology.

AT&T and Microsoft are streamlining cloud connectivity for IoT devices, enabling the secured and effortless deployment of the IoT worldwide through AT&T powered guardian device with Azure Sphere. Read more at Microsoft Stories > AT&T and Microsoft to streamline cloud connectivity for IoT devices worldwide

AT&T and Microsoft are streamlining cloud connectivity for IoT devices worldwide

The 11th-generation Intel Core processors, Atom x6000E series, and Pentium and Celeron N and J series with enhancement to increase performance, artificial intelligence (AI), security, functional safety and real-time capabilities to edge users, providing robustness for the $65bn edge silicon market opportunity by 2024, announced during this month’s Intel Industrial Summit. Read more at Intel Newsroom > IoT-Enhanced Processors Increase Performance, AI, Security

Intel Core, Atom, Celeron and Pentium processors with announced enhanced IoT capabilities

Vodafone’s research and development engineers have built the prototype product recall IoT platform which can monitor the performance of devices and shut down the faulty goods remotely should safety be compromised. Read more at Vodafone Newscentre > Vodafone builds remote monitoring and product recall IoT platform and Press Release > Vodafone ‘Smart’ product recall system allows manufacturers to warn consumers of faulty goods

Is your tumble dryer on the blink?🔧

With @VodafoneIoT’s Safety Alert tech, your washing machine will tell you if it’s being recalled. If there’s a serious problem, the manufacturer can even shut it down remotely!

Read more about the technology below⬇️

— Vodafone UK News Centre (@vodafoneuknews) September 25, 2020

u-blox has announced the NORA-B1 Bluetooth module based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF5340 Bluetooth low energy chipset, designed to meet the needs of performance-oriented applications in areas such as industrial, medical, smart building and smart city markets. Read more at u-blox press release > u‑blox announces high performance NORA-B1 Bluetooth module for advanced applications

u-blox NORA-B1 Bluetooth module based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF5340 Bluetooth low energy chipset

Schneider Electric, StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have launched Edge in a Box using Schneider Electric’s 6U wall-mount EcoStruxure Micro data centre, StorMagic SvSan software and HPE ProLiant servers to deliver simplified, pre-integrated and cost-effective IT systems specifically designed for edge computing environments, help IT professionals overcome problems with distributed environments.

Schneider Electric, StorMagic and HPE have launched Edge in a Box

Nokia has selected Equinix as a supplier for its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (Wing) managed service, aims to bring the latest edge architectures and services to market. Wing allows operators without an IoT footprint to gain fast entry to the IoT market or to help operators expand an existing IoT business. Read more at Equinix press release > Equinix Collaborates with Nokia for Global IoT Platform and Edge Enablement

The IoT can play a key role in efforts to combat climate change, according to an online survey of experts at Deutsche Telekom. IoT technology can influence smart supply chains, smart parking systems in smart cities, smart buildings and so on, all of which can be used to reduce emissions. Read more at Telekom Media information > Sustainable with Deutsche Telekom’s Internet of Things > Achieving climate targets via the Internet of Things

VIA Technologies announced to launch the VAB-950 smart board powered by the MediaTek i500 AIoT platform for use in smart devices for home, commercial, industrial and educational use cases. VIA VAB-950 Board combining high-performance AI technology for display, object recognition and voice with rich wireless and I/O connectivity functions. Read more at VIA News > VIA Launches VIA VAB-950 Board Powered by MediaTek i500 AIoT Platform

Antenova released Lepida SR4L054 wideband antenna with high performing 5G SMD design to achieve high efficiency and performance across the spectrum from 600 to 3800MHz. Read more at antenova blog > Antenova adds high performer to its 5G antennas

Antenova released Lepida SR4L054

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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