Hoopo raises US$3.5mn in seed funding from GiTV, Chartered Group and TAU Ventures to enable IoT asset-based tracking

hoopo, a company that claims to be “redefining geolocation technology” with high-accuracy low-power capabilities via the Internet of Things (IoT), has secured a $3.5 million (€3.1 million) funding round from Chartered HighTech JIHTV1 fund, TAU Ventures, and Global IoT Technology Ventures (GiTV).

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Building the ecosystem to success

In the regular new column on the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, Antony Savvas looks at a number of interesting industry developments.

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Tiempo Secure joins Deutsche Telekom’s nuSIM partnering network

Deutsche Telekom has listed Tiempo’s TESIC Secure Element as a dedicated hardware enclave in the latest nuSIM Security Specification.

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Berg Insight says cellular IoT connections now exceed 1 billion worldwide

A new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight estimates that the global number of cellular IoT subscribers increased by 70% during 2018 to reach 1.2 billion. Growth was driven by exceptional adoption in China, which accounted for 63% of the global installed base.

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Kuzzle unveils its latest IoT use case for smart construction

Kuzzle, the French publisher of an open source back-end platform for mobile communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), has unveiled a new use case on smart asset tracking projects for Omniscient. Omniscient is an offshoot of Bouygues Construction Group, a global construction company.

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Annexia International selects smart IoT connectivity service from Sierra Wireless to deploy global asset tracking

Annexia International Inc., a specialist in ultra-low-power asset tracking devices, has chosen Sierra Wireless’ Smart IoT Connectivity for global deployment of its NStar asset tracking and management solution.

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Parking aids and wearable heart monitors among the start-ups in new accelerator

(A WEEK IN IoT) – All too often we, and the wider media, become a little obsessed with the activities of the corporate giants. I’m just as guilty as anyone, says Jeremy Cowan, and I can tell you I’ve given myself a stern talking to.

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Blockchain to transform retail with asset tracking revenues reaching $4.5bn by 2023

New research by Juniper Research found that annual revenues from blockchain retail asset tracking will leap to $4.5 billion (€3.9 billion) by 2023. While anything from gemstones to cars and healthcare can be tracked on blockchain, retail is a hotbed for the technology.

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Are your 5G and IoT strategies holistically aligned?

The ongoing digital transformation, powered by the advancements of Industry 4.0, is creating a unique opportunity for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to expand their offerings portfolio well beyond just connectivity.

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Kontakt.io is launching Simon AI to bring next-generation location & sensor analytics to SMBs’ operations

During MWC Barcelona, Kontakt.io, the location Internet of Things (IoT) Infrastructure provider, publicly launched Simon AI, the location and sensor analytics software suite for safety and efficiency applications in operational environments.

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IoT networks for agriculture and towns across rural US enabled by Kerlink and Internet of Things America

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Internet of Things America (IoT America), a U.S. company deploying IoT solutions across rural America, have teamed up to transform the way rural businesses work by maximising the power, ease-of-use and security the Kerlink platform brings to these businesses through Kerlink stations and core-network

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Qualys acquires software assets of cloud application management company Adya

Qualys, Inc., a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, announced it has acquired the software assets of Adya, Inc.

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Aeris and Roambee collaborate to enhance cold chain monitoring via IoT

Aeris, a technology provider in the Internet of Things (IoT), is working with the Roambee Corporation, an IoT supply chain and enterprise asset visibility company, to help enterprises improve their monitoring of shipments and assets through IoT-based technologies offered by both companies.

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How BLE indoor asset location is being deployed in healthcare, office and the military: Part 2

As Jeremy Cowan, IoT Now’s editorial director, hears from Thomas Hasselman, chief marketing officer of Finland-based Quuppa, BLE is finding a home for asset tracking in hospitals, offices, the army and via mobile network operator, Orange. Also see Part 1.

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BLE tech scoops new biz in indoor asset location for healthcare, offices and even the army: Part 1

Riddle me this. What do Finnish saunas, patient care, hot-desking and a soldier’s kit have in common? Do you give up yet? As Jeremy Cowan, IoT Now’s editorial director, finds talking to Thomas Hasselman, chief marketing officer of Finland-based Quuppa, there is a thread running through all of these. It starts with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology

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Nordic Semiconductor deploys CEVA DSP in low power cellular IoT SoC for multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT communications

CEVA Inc., a licensor of signal processing platforms and Artificial Intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, reports that Nordic Semiconductor has licensed and deployed CEVA DSP technology.

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