Geospatial analytics is ready for a comeback

Recognising the endless possibilities the Internet of Things (IoT) can bring to our economy, a consortium of London universities, NGOs and government agencies have pooled their resources into a £24 million IoT research hub in the capital, fortifying London as a global IoT hub.

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Who are the Smart Home early adopters?

Essence recently surveyed mobile owners in the U.S. and Europe to determine their likelihood to adopt SmartHome technology. This is what they found.

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Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 1

Connected safety and security systems and devices with remote monitoring capabilities are expanding their share of the global smart home market. A survey in the UK in July 2015 identified security as the second most important of five key drivers for the connected home, after smart energy. The BI Intelligence research company estimates that by

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Cisco fills cellular gap in IoT stack by buying Jasper Technologies, says analyst

Cisco has moved to snap up privately-held Jasper Technologies with a planned acquisition for US$1.4 billion. Frost & Sullivan believes this to be as much as 20 times the company’s annual revenue in 2015, says Frost & Sullivan’s Sheridan Nye.

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Verizon, Sequans announce LTE CAT M chipset acceleration for IoT

Sequans Communications S.A. and Verizon announced joint activities to accelerate commercial realisation of Category M (CAT M) LTE products based on the coming Release 13 of the 3GPP LTE standard. Release 13 defines new features such as extended coverage, lower data rate and lower power consumption called for by a new class of LTE applications

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Bluetooth 4.2, the local connection for IoT

As readers of this site will know, when Bluetooth was originally invented by Ericsson, Nokia, Intel and Toshiba, it was intended to act as a way of providing cable-free connections between computers with mobile phones, PDAs, printers and other computer peripherals. The story goes that Bluetooth was given its name, because of Harald Bluetooth, the

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The future of IoT, as told by those driving the revolution – Part 2

In part two of this preview, internationally renowned Smart IoT speakers share their views of the industry ahead of what is claimed to be the world’s largest IoT event.

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Enterprise IoT: Two disparate worlds unified in the Cloud – Pt 2

Cloud edge computing Clouds are moving to the edge of the network. That may sound like an oxymoron since the cloud is basically a centralised facility where IoT data transmitted from the edge is aggregated and processed into real-time information.

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GlobalPlatform updates NFC UICC configuration to align with latest GSMA specifications

GlobalPlatform has confirmed that it has extended the scope of its UICC Configuration to incorporate additional requirements from the telecom industry. GlobalPlatform worked closely with the GSMA to integrate new use cases for the deployment and management of contactless services on NFC-enabled devices from the GSMA NFC UICC Test Book.

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The future of IoT, as told by those driving the revolution – Part 1

Internationally renowned Smart IoT speakers share their views of the industry ahead of what is claimed to be the world’s largest IoT event.

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KORE redefines device segmentation, increases control for enterprises and IoT resellers

KORE, the managed wireless network services provider specialising in Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced it has enabled a new hierarchical account structure functionality in PRiSMProTM.

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Enterprise IoT: Two disparate worlds unified in the Cloud – Pt 1

Applications are created and deployed in OT domains. They operate in IT domains, alongside or incorporated in mainstream business processes like ERP. Seamless integration between these disparate worlds is a mandatory IoT requirement.

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Low latency, high performance video processing circuit block built by Renesas for autonomous driving

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the development of a new video processing circuit block for use in automotive computing system-on-chips (SoCs) in future autonomous vehicles.

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A Cambrian explosion in IoT evolution

Studying the fossil record, evolutionary biologists have theorised an event called the Cambrian explosion. During a relatively short period, the diversity of animal life seems to have rapidly increased from predominately single-cell organisms to a much wider variety of complex organisms.

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Telemetry radio receiver aims to combine ‘always-on’ convenience with long battery life

Low power radio provider, Radiometrix, said that it has delivered a boost for designers of solar or battery-powered telemetry systems with a new high-sensitivity narrow band receiver that can be kept “always on” without drawing excessive power.

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New York Waterway ferries ‘run safer and smarter’ with Hitachi Visualisation

Transportation systems stand to benefit significantly from mobile optimisation and digitalisation, placing them squarely among the frontline use cases for smart cities.

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