Internet of Things News Headlines Update on December 09, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and BlackBerry partner to develop and market jointly BlackBerry’s Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform, IVY., boost the development of IVY, and provide a global platform to bring it to market. Read more at:

BlackBerry IVY
BlackBerry IVY

U-Blox has signed a deal with Focal Point Positioning to integrate Supercorrelation technology that will improve the accuracy and reliability of GNSS devices, aim to enhance positioning performance and security for applications such as smart cities, location-secure IoT, and health & fitness wearables. Read more at u‑blox signs deal with UK start-up for cutting-edge GNSS technology

Map plot from live tests in London that show the route of a vehicle driven through Canary Wharf, the difference between performance of the position provided by a standard smartphone GNSS chip (red line), and the same data run through Focal Point Positioning's Supercorrelation software (blue line).
Map plot from live tests in London that show the route of a vehicle driven through Canary Wharf, the difference between the performance of the position provided by a standard smartphone GNSS chip (red line), and the same data run through Focal Point Positioning’s Supercorrelation software (blue line).

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added new capabilities to SageMaker machine-learning service for developers to automate and scale all steps of the end-to-end machine-learning workflow. Newly added capabilities including faster data preparation, a purpose-built repository for prepared data, workflow automation, greater transparency into training data to mitigate bias and explain predictions, distributed training capabilities to train large models up to two times faster, and model monitoring on edge devices.

Zalando will use AWS SageMaker machine learning services to reduce the time to design launch and scale features for the eCommerce platform. Zalando also used Amazon EMR to capture, store, and analyze large volumes of customer purchase data to improve customer experience by creating more personalized online shopping features such as individual product and size recommendations and to predict a customer’s future outfit preferences. Read more at Machine Learning and Sagemaker at Zalando – Amazon AWS

Using Amazon SageMaker, Zalando can steer campaigns better, generate personalized outfits, and deliver better experiences for our customers.
Using Amazon SageMaker, Zalando can steer campaigns better, generate personalized outfits, and deliver better experiences for our customers.

STMicroelectronics has released an Amazon-qualified reference design package for smart-home devices and smart appliances leveraging Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Integration for AWS IoT Core, which can be used to create Alexa Built-in products using simple microcontrollers (MCUs). Read more at the ST blog > Alexa Voice Service: New Reference Design for STM32 Embedded Systems

STEVAL-VOICE-UI Amazon™ qualified evaluation kit
STEVAL-VOICE-UI Amazon™ qualified evaluation kit

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is migrating over 20 SAP Hana-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS) before the end of 2021. Moving these business-critical processes to AWS will enable Siemens to shorten hardware refresh cycles, increase agility to test, deploy new systems, and prepare to transform to use SAP S/4 Hana technology.

Vodafone is helping Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA” digitalize Qatar’s utility industry to roll out 600,000 IoT-connected smart meters located in homes and companies nationwide. The smart meter equipped with Vodafone IoT SIMs will transmit real-time metering data remotely to Kahramaa’s systems via Vodafone managed IoT connectivity platform. Read more at Electricity and water smart meters powered by the Internet of Things to roll out soon

Vodafone is helping Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation "KAHRAMAA" digitalize Qatar’s utility industry
Vodafone is helping Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA” digitalize Qatar’s utility industry

Fractus Antennas of Barcelona has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) board of governors as a sustaining company to promote its virtual antenna technology.

Fractus Antennas of Barcelona has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC)
Fractus Antennas of Barcelona has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC)

Vodafone partnering with IoT.nxt to remove barriers to IoT adoption for UK businesses by providing IoT sensors and devices, create a single data management platform, and offer on-going professional services to integrate old and new devices in one system. Read more at:

Vodafone partnering with IoT.nxt to remove barriers to IoT adoption for UK businesses
Vodafone partnering with IoT.nxt to remove barriers to IoT adoption for UK businesses

Boom Technology has selected Amazon Web Services to build an Advanced Manufacturing Platform for design, development and manufacturing, using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), AWS IoT Core, machine learning, compute, storage, security, managed database, analytics, and data lake technologies. Read more at Boom Supersonic Goes All-In on AWS

Boom Technology has selected Amazon Web Services to build an Advanced Manufacturing Platform
Boom Technology has selected Amazon Web Services to build an Advanced Manufacturing Platform