Why are some smart home businesses ‘bricking’ customers’ devices?

Wink recently gave its customers a two-day deadline to pay a subscription for its services or have them ‘bricked’, digitally blocked. Mark Samuel (MS), CEO of Ezlo Innovation, believes that not only is the “buy a subscription or we brick your device” model the wrong way to treat customers, it is also the wrong revenue

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Global IoT market to grow to $1.5trn annual revenue by 2030

Transforma Insights, led by veteran Internet of Things (IoT) analysts Jim Morrish and Matt Hatton, says it has established a new benchmark for global IoT forecasts, by publishing the first iteration of its “granular” Total Addressable Market (TAM) database based on analysis of hundreds of applications.

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Real-time water utility meter platform designed to optimise cities’ revenues

Olea Edge Analytics, an intelligent edge computing platform for water utilities, has launched a solution for cities to optimise revenues associated with water meter inaccuracy. The program includes a survey, installation and access to the Olea Edge Analytics user-interface for real-time monitoring.

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Senet CTO Kjendal joins LoRa Alliance Board as LoRaWAN adoption accelerates

Senet, Inc.’s CTO, Dave Kjendal has been named to the board of directors of the LoRa Alliance. Senet provides cloud-based software and services platforms designed to enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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IoT & Industry 4.0 Online Conference & Exhibition– June 16th, 2020

In simple terms, the Internet of Things (IoT) covers all devices, ranging from basic sensors to smartphones and wearables, that are connected to the internet and which can ‘talk’ to each other. IoT allows devices to communicate not only within closed silos but across different networks, so creating a more connected IT environment.

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Cellular connectivity sets a new standard for telehealth

Remote patient monitoring has been increasing over the last few years but, with home visits from healthcare professionals minimised because of COVID-19 lockdowns, services are poised to take off into the mainstream, writes Peter Fowler, SVP of Quectel.

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Pod Group partners with Expeto to enable Enterprise First with global IoT connectivity

A strategic partnership has been announced by Pod Group, a provider of platforms, software and connectivity services for the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected enterprises working with Expeto, a platform provider of disruptive cloud and edge IoT Connectivity technology.

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Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched,  Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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Self-charging everything: Battle for the high ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. And, says IDTechEx chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, when Internet of Things (IoT) nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.

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Ambient light could power IoT artificial intelligence in the home

Ultra-efficient photovoltaics that work indoors could make charging mobile devices, plugging in routers and putting batteries in remote controls all history.

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Truphone for Things launches to ‘unlock the power of eSIM’ on the IoT

A new global connectivity solution has been launched to break down complexities in IoT connectivity. Using Truphone’s global network and eSIM technology, Truphone for Things is designed to connect devices anywhere in the world in a few clicks. This is a new solution for companies building anything from smart home devices, asset trackers to connected cameras.

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Innovation in private networking: Set up and change bandwidth and duration on the fly

Data runs at Gigabit rates on the IPX (IP eXchange) backbone network; it doesn’t touch the public internet, so it’s totally secure, says Bob Emmerson, freelance technology writer. Bob looks at private networking ahead of next week’s webinar, “Why Wait for 5G? How Private LTE Solves Enterprise Connectivity Challenges, Now“.

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Vodafone launches IoT-enabled heat detection camera

Vodafone UK, working in partnership with Digital Barriers, has launched a heat detection camera to help UK organisations get back to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The Heat Detection Camera combines thermal imaging and Vodafone’s IoT connectivity to screen the temperature of people as they enter buildings.

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Could FWA be the answer to keeping people connected during the global pandemic?

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s important to step back and recognise the huge effort being made to limit its potential for disruption. From British Gas using its logistics network to deliver supplies to food banks, to teachers using empty D&T classrooms to make face shields for NHS workers, it’s clear that while the pandemic is undoubtedly

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Women in Tech: Female leaders to watch in 2020

In the 21st century, the tech we use defines a great deal of our lives, no matter our gender. So it’s heartening to see many of today’s top female innovators following the example of tech like Grace Hopper and Katherine Johnson — women who charged ahead and made their mark on the world of technology,

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Mitigating the cyber risks of IoT and finding solutions

The last decade has seen unprecedented development of the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape, enabled by new distributed network technologies. McKinsey estimates that by 2025, the world will own 50 billion networked devices, up 400% from 2010, and contributing US$11 trillion (€10 trillion) to economies.

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