Embedded computer firm congatec appoints Technagon as sales technology partner

congatec, works for embedded computer modules, single board computers (SBCs) and embedded design & manufacturing (EDM) services, has appointed design services company Technagon as sales technology partner to strengthen its portfolio of customer-specific system design & manufacturing services for point-of-sale (POS) and ticketing systems, vending machines and systems, digital signage and eMobility applications.

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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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oneM2M to discuss IoT standards framework at IoT Tech Expo Europe in London

The Internet of Things (IoT) Tech Expo Europe 2016 event are expected to bring together key industries — including Manufacturing, Transport, Health, Logistics, Government, Energy and Automotive – from across Europe for two days of top-level content and discussion.

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IoT Global Network launches to promote business development for the Internet of Things

A new online resource dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) has been launched to provide transparency and promote business development for the IoT market. The IoT Global Network is described as “The definitive global M2M company, product and services showcase”,  listing more than 600 specialist companies worldwide, and over 500 M2M communication enabler products.

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Acquisition of Broadcom by Avago for $37bn ‘will create new semiconductor powerhouse’

Merger activity in the semiconductor industry  has reached a new level with the announcement of the agreement for Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom, says IHS. The deal, which is valued at US$37 billion in cash and stock, will create a new company valued at $77 billion.

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Case Study: ThyssenKrupp Elevators uses rich data insight to drive predictive maintenance

CASE STUDY: Using rich data insight to drive proactive, predictive maintenance. ThyssenKrupp Elevator (TKE)  Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, providing and maintaining more than one million elevators around the world.

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Energy sector tops list of US industries under cyber attack, says Homeland Security report

Washington, DC. March 12, 2015 — A report issued today by the US Department for Homeland Security says that in 2014 the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) responded to 245 incidents reported by asset owners and industry partners.

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Digital technology hits the Shop Floor in the 4th Industrial Revolution

“You have to go back to the dotcom boom to match the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) today.” So says Aidan Quilligan, global managing director at Accenture Industrial Software Solutions (AISS), presenting the Cambridge Wireless (CW) Prestigious Lecture, on The 4th Industrial Revolution – when Digital Technology meets the Shop Floor.

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Ericsson and Swisscom announce the 24 finalists of IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2015

Barcelona / Zurich / Munich – The international jury of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup has now selected ‘the most innovative IoT solutions worldwide’. The winners in each of the six categories will be announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on March 3, and the official award ceremony will follow at

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Highly integrated micro PLC aims to enable ‘Factory of the Future’

Munich, Germany. February 10, 2015 – Industry 4.0 is creating new opportunities in the equipment market, as manufacturers transition from traditional programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to Micro PLCs and Embedded PLCs. 

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Disruption from Thailand factory fire restricted to short-term as Digi International redirects production

Minneapolis, MN, USA — Digi International reported on November 12 that a fire had significantly impacted the operations of SVI Public Company Ltd, a contract manufacturer near Bangkok, Thailand that it utilises. Digi has now provided an update on the situation and its anticipated impact on the company’s results.

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The Why of IoT

Over the past year, I have had the privilege of speaking with businesses around the world about their plans, hopes and fears for the Internet of Things (IoT). These conversations are always different, always interesting and always underscore the vastness and at times confusing nature of IoT.

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M2M financial predictions finally begin to garner greater respect for smart manufacturing

(Blog) — According to the Cisco white paper, Increase the Value and Relevance of Data in Motion, by 2017 there will be 1.7 billion wireless M2M (machine-to-machine) connections across the supply chain. As Thomas R. Cutler says, embedded in this estimate is the calculation that smart factory technology will create US$1.95 trillion in value by

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