The IoT – Harbinger of Change

In a 2013 white paper about the Internet of Things (IoT) Cisco estimated that there were 10 billion connected devices at that time and that there will be 50 billion by 2022. The paper cites Smart Grids, Smart Buildings and Connected Healthcare among the areas where most value will be gained from the IoT.

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Telstra Health acquires health analytics firm Dr Foster

Telstra Health has announced a key development in its health analytics capability with confirmation it has acquired UK based firm Dr Foster.

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Smart meter specialists report a 24% cut in fuel costs with behaviour monitoring telematics

Trojan Utilities, a smart meter installation and maintenance company, has reduced its fuel usage by 24% after implementing a telematics system from Europe-based telematics providers, Masternaut.

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LoRa™ Alliance to display standardised water conservation solutions to ease US water crisis

With 40 of the 50 U.S. states facing water shortages in the next decade, according to a U.S. General Accounting Office report, it is time to accelerate the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to help conserve water.

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PIL launches new P53 Steel Head ultrasonic sensor for use in harsh environments

PIL announces the availability of its new P53 Steel Head ultrasonic sensor for use in demanding medical, food processing and other industrial applications.

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G.hn market adoption takes major step forward as new products achieve HomeGrid Forum certification

HomeGrid Forum and Allion Labs, the organisation’s Accredited Testing House in Taiwan, has announced that a new tranche of products has passed the testing required to be awarded HomeGrid Forum’s coveted G.hn Certification.

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City of Groningen signs agreement with Huawei on Smart City concept

The City of Groningen in the Netherlands signs an agreement with Huawei, the ICT solutions provider, to explore implementing the company’s Smart City concepts. A three party Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed between Huawei, Groningen City Government and the University Medical Center Groningen (one of the largest medical groups in Europe).

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devolo launches Business Solutions unit

Powerline manufacturer devolo has launched a business unit focused on improving internet connections within professional environments.

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Tollgrade and DTE Energy issue second Predictive Grid Report

Tollgrade Communications, Inc., has shared its latest findings on its grid modernisation project with DTE Energy to predict power outages before they occur, in a second Predictive Grid Quarterly Report now available for download.

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Eurotech wins award as Intel® Technology Provider: Smart City Building Solutions Partner of the Year

Eurotech, has announced it was recognised as a winner of the Intel® Technology Provider’s Smart City Building Solutions Partner of the Year Award at the 2015 Intel® Solutions Summit (ISS) North America.

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Ericsson and KT strengthen collaboration to develop 5G and IoT technologies

Chang-gyu Hwang, CEO of South Korea’s telecom provider KT, visited Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 29 to meet Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg. The two have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in leading the 5G evolution and to extend this to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Maritime increases investment in telematics to sharpen competitive edge

Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime), has increased its investment in telematics with its long-term provider Microlise to include a fully integrated transport management system and intelligent in-cab communications.

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AT&T helps cities save water with new technology

AT&T, IBM and Mueller Water Products have developed a new solution to help cities save water. The solution uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology that can be installed quickly to help cities manage water and prevent leaks.

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Teradata accelerates JSON data query performance for improved business agility

To enable business users to more quickly extract insights from Java Script Object Notation (JSON) data, Teradata , the big data analytics and marketing applications company, has announced it is the first to allow customers to natively store three key JSON data formats in a single database providing faster querying performance. The enhancements to the

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Sierra Wireless and PSA Peugeot Citroën collaborate to deliver new applications and services to connected cars

Sierra Wireless has announced a new milestone in its collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroën, with a next-generation design win for Sierra Wireless using AirPrime® AR Series smart automotive modules, the Legato™ platform, and the AirVantage® cloud.

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Cryptocurrency, Payments Accelerator and Payments Security at PayExpo 2015

A host of new features and products highlighting the latest innovations and developments influencing the future of payments will be revealed at PayExpo 2015, the UK’s largest payments technology event, taking place at ExCeL, London on 9 and 10 June.

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