COMPRION and P3 develop solution to test mobile payment services at point of sale

Mobile payment is starting to revolutionise the way we pay. But, regardless of already existing contactless communication standards such as NFC and EMVCo, payment service providers and terminal vendors are still coping with teething problems.

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Geotab and Cummins Connected Diagnostics aim to optimise engine maintenance and repair

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, and Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions, report that Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab’s fleet management solution.

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Why the ‘Internet of Things’ is an outdated – and potentially damaging – term

In October 1989, a Sunbeam Deluxe Automatic Radiant Control toaster was hooked up to the internet and unveiled at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. Nearly ten years after that, the term ‘Internet of Things’ was coined – and has been in widespread usage ever since.

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Renesas Electronics releases R-Car D1 series of automotive SoCs specialised for 3D graphics clusters

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of the R-Car D1 Series, as the first member of system-on-chips (SoCs) in the R-Car Family specialised for 3D instrument cluster systems.

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Open Interconnect Consortium helps developers tackle IoT with new toolkit and now has over 150 members

The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) has announced the availability of an important update for developers that will help organisations swiftly navigate the OIC’s resources.

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Why the Internet of Things is a can of worms and how to keep it sealed

Innocuous devices that the Internet of Things search engine Shodan recently found to be vulnerable to cyber attacks include a teddy bearable to remotely send voice messages and a doorbell with a video monitor that can be remotely accessed by a phone. Unchanged default passwords and poor app configuration were discovered as the most prominent

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How important is predictive maintenance to your business?

What is Machine Learning? Machine Learning can be described as the study and construction of algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data, rather than follow programmed instructions. IoT and Machine Learning are said to go hand in hand.

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Three new snapdragon processors from Qualcomm bring advanced modem, imaging and sensors to mainstream devices

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has introduced three new next-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors: the Snapdragon 625, 435 and 425.

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scriptr.io raises US$4m in Series A funding for platform connecting devices to the cloud

scriptr.io, the cloud platform for IoT solutions, has raised US$4 million in Series A funding led by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Berytech Fund, and Insure & Match Capital (IM).

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Ease of Use and Mobile First are at the heart of Digi’s new M2M strategy

With IoT Now granted sole access to Digi’s normally closed customer conference, we ask the CEO and COO their strategy for growing an M2M hardware provider. In Part 2 of Jeremy Cowan’s report the new emphasis is on service and scalability.

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Digi-Key gives its customers access to Aeris Neo platform to ease purchasing and connectivity

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and Aeris, that works in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, has announced the availability of cellular connectivity through Neo SIM cards along with an innovative self-service portal designed for connectivity management.

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MicroEJ to introduce Operating System for IoT at Embedded World show in Nuremberg

MicroEJ will unveil the latest version of its MicroEJ Operating System (OS), at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany (February 23-24, 2016).

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Microsoft makes Azure IoT hub generally available, adds new device partners for developers

Microsoft’s new Azure IoT Hub is reportedly designed to provide an easy, secure way to connect, provision and manage billions of IoT devices sending and receiving trillions of messages per month.

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Up to 70% of global population will be mobile users, says 10th annual Cisco VNI mobile forecast

Since 2000, when the first camera phone was introduced, the number of mobile users has quintupled. By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users, representing 70% of the global population, according to the release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020).

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Global Telesat Communications awarded contract with UK’s Forestry Commission for emergency response system

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and provider of satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies and Global Telesat Communications (GTC), a value added reseller of Mobile Satellite Solutions (MSS) and a subsidiary of Orbital Tracking Corp, announced that the Forestry Commission in England and Scotland is deploying Globalstar’s SPOT

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Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 2

Active Assisted Living Elderly people represent an ever-growing proportion of the population. By 2025, there will be 820 million people aged 65 and older globally. The shift in demographics towards an ageing population will make it impossible to keep everyone who needs care in hospital. Fortunately, advanced bio‑monitoring systems and remote monitoring technologies make it

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