Vodafone advances Gigabit UK with 5G trial in seven cities

Vodafone UK unveiled seven cities that will become 5G test areas, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year.

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IIoT as an enabler of MRO in the industry 4.0 era: Part 2

IIoT and MRO In the previous article the background and scope of MRO was discussed, along with the growing pressures placed on organisations, within the context of Industry 4.0, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their maintenance models.

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Kyocera designs and manufactures new ultra-small robust ceramic UHF RFID Tag to trace surgical instruments for the Medical Market

Kyocera offers small and robust UHF RFID tags consisting of ceramic packages with a proprietary multilayer structure including a built-in RFID antenna that can increase the read range up to 2X as compared with conventional tags of the same size.

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Techstars continues European expansion with new mentorship-driven accelerator program in Munich

Techstars, the worldwide network that aims to help entrepreneurs succeed, announced a new partnership with BSH, a global appliance manufacturer.

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Engineering simulation firm ANSYS and 3D CAD company PTC to offer integrated solution

ANSYS and PTC announced at LiveWorx 18 digital transformation conference that they are partnering to accelerate product innovation by providing customers a new simulation-driven design solution.

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PTC puts renewed focus on industrial augmented reality with new products and acquisitions

PTC announced at the sold-out LiveWorx 18 digital transformation conference a wide range of new initiatives for augmented reality (AR). These are coming out of its new business unit dedicated to the advancement and application of augmented reality in industrial settings.

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Tessian raises $13mn to make enterprise email safe with machine learning

Tessian, the UK-based machine intelligence start-up transforming the way enterprises secure email, announced that it has raised $13 million (£9 million) in a Series A round led by Balderton Capital and existing investors, Accel.

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IIoT as an enabler of MRO in the Industry 4.0 era: Part 1

Government-led industrial automation initiatives such as Industry 4.0 and the broader approach of the Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), are having a profound effect on manufacturing, says Darren Hobbs, of S3 Semiconductors.

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Streamlining IT support with smart lockers

IT support plays a vital role in modern business, with the need to get equipment fixed and employees up and running again as soon as possible being essential to keeping up with today’s 24/7 mobile business environment.

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Telcos admit IoT is failing to meet expectations, as they are urged to understand customers’ business

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Three leading European telcos admit at the 6th IoT Forum CE, that many customers are still not aware of the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). As one enterprise tells the C-Level operator panel, “You must show customers you understand their business, not just your own.”

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Third-party IoT CMPs had 120 million devices under management in 2017, reports Berg Insight

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices managed on third-party connectivity management platforms (CMPs) will grow at a CAGR of 30.3% from 120 million in 2017 to reach 440 million by 2022. This accounted for about 18% of the total installed base of cellular IoT

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78% of Brits willing to use augmented reality through smartphones for assistance with basic tasks

Despite being in its infancy, augmented reality (AR) technology has enormous potential. AR is already enabling individuals to seamlessly project virtual images/objects through their smart devices onto the physical world. With such capabilities, AR is set to redefine the ways in which consumers intend to interact with brands.

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Renesas Electronics updates model-based development environment for multicore automotive control microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced an update to its “Embedded Target for RH850Multicore” model-based development environment for multicore microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive control applications.

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Veea acquires Virtuosys to advance edge computing platform, IoT-enabled devices and smart applications

Veea Inc., a global provider in smart applications, announced the acquisition of the UK-based Virtuosys Ltd., a company delivering Smart network solutions at the network edge.

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Simple, interoperable and secure – realising the IoT vision

IoT (the Internet of Things) is the prime driver of digital transformation for the enterprise, and IDC predicts that IoT market spend will reach $1.4 trillion (€1.19 trillion) by 2021. That’s a big number – but it’s in contrast to the statistic that shows as many as a quarter of all companies quit transformation projects

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Wi-Fi standards every engineer should know about

In just 19 years (starting in September 1998), Wi-Fi has evolved from an inactive technology to one that’s robust and versatile. It now also plays an integral role in the lives of hundreds of millions of people, it is being improved almost constantly.

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