It’s confirmed: IoT is under cyberattack

A WEEK IN IoT — Hosting a lively webinar debate yesterday on LTE-M with Aeris and IoT Analytics, I couldn’t help noticing, says Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now, how often the audience asked questions on how to secure the Internet of Things. It bore out the results of a new five-country survey.

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Trump and Huawei exert opposing pressures on US allies’ 5G telecom investments

THE WEEK IN 5G – The ding dong battle over the acceptability, or otherwise, of Huawei’s involvement in national 5G infrastructure projects is intensifying, says Jeremy Cowan.

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Sensors, sensors everywhere – Building blocks of the IoT

Gadi Lenz, chief scientist at AGT International, gives the lowdown on the sensor revolution and where it is taking the Internet of Things (IoT).

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LPRS chosen by Link Labs to distribute LoRa-based IoT connectivity products, names new MD

LPRS (Low Power Radio Solutions), worldwide radio specialists supplying high reliability wireless solutions, has been appointed by Link Labs to sell its market leading LoRaTM  range of wireless modules and gateways.

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Connected wearable device aims to help medics save lives in disaster zones and on the battlefield

Innovative technology and design consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership has developed the world’s first wearable device designed to measure and monitor the vital signs of multiple trauma patients for emergency response in disasters and battlefield situations.

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Intel spends US$25m for a 30% stake in Vuzix Corp to expand the Google Glass rival

Rochester, NY, USA — Intel Corporation has made a US$24.8 million investment in the loss-making Vuzix® Corporation, a supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets.

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M2M sensors help US and Rio police locate shootings and warn responders on the number of shooters

San Francisco, California, USA — M2M sensor networks are helping US and Brazilian law enforcement agencies to pinpoint the location of shootings, confirm the number of rounds fired and even identify the number of shooters. As Jeremy Cowan reports, California-based SST Inc.’s ShotSpotter Flex℠ gunfire detection and location technology can inform the authorities of all this

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New French electronic driving licence combats fraud with Integrity Guard security chips

M2M Innovation World Congress, Nice, France & Neubiberg, Germany – Security chips for the new electronic driving (eDriver) licence issued in France from this month, are being supplied by Infineon Technologies. The new polycarbonate smart card replacing the traditional paper document contains an embedded SLE78 microprocessor with ‘Integrity Guard’.

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ECW's 'next generation' E9-1-1 call management and mapping system selected in Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — Emergency CallWorks Inc., a provider of 9-1-1 (emergency) and incident management software for public safety, reports that Jefferson County has chosen Emergency CallWorks® (ECW) to supply advanced 9-1-1 call management and call mapping.

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British troops deploy toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan to locate Taliban threats

British Army forces in Afghanistan are now using 10-centimetre-long, video-linked spy helicopters to survey Taliban firing spots. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to buy 160 of the drones in a contract worth more than €23 million.

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Saft lithium batteries to power Sensile Technologies’ smart telemetry devices for oil and gas storage

Paris, France – Saft, a designer and manufacturer of advanced batteries for industry, has agreed to supply Sensile Technologies, the Swiss machine-to-machine (M2M) equipment specialist, with over 20,000 primary lithium batteries to power smart remote GSM telemetry and level-monitoring systems for oil and gas storage tanks.

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Illegal Amazonian logging traced by Cargo Tracck™ and Gemalto’s M2M modules

Amazon rainforest, Brazil. 15 January, 2013 –- Digital security specialist, Gemalto reports that its Cinterion M2M business is providing wireless connectivity for Invisible Tracck™, a device used in a pilot programme to thwart illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.

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ORBCOMM agrees US$45m term loan financing with AIG for growth capital

Fort Lee, New Jersey (BUSINESS WIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc., a global satellite data communications company specialising in two-way M2M communications, has announced that it has completed a debt financing deal in the form of a five-year term loan through a Senior Secured Note Agreement for US$45 million with AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC.

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Numerex and Alcohol Monitoring Systems expand 'breakthrough' wireless monitoring for criminal justice

Atlanta, Georgia and San Diego, California, USA. (PRNewswire) — Numerex Corp, a provider of on-demand and interactive M2M enterprise solutions, is collaborating with Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. (AMS) to develop “ground-breaking” new continuous alcohol monitoring products for criminal justice use.

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