Wi-NEXT in partnership with IBM makes smart manufacturing a reality

  Wi-NEXT®, the global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) edgeware hardware and software provider, has announced a partnership with IBM® for the delivery of predictive and quality analytics for manufacturers. The companies’ combined solution offers an advanced analytics platform that is especially useful in the fast-moving consumer goods and food service industries.

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Antenova announces two new flexible antennas for positioning with GNSS and 2.4 – 2.5 GHz applications

Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is adding two new positioning antennas, Bentoni and Asper, to its range of flexible FPC antennas.

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u-blox releases u blox 8, a new GPS/GLONASS receiver platform for low-power devices

u-blox has announced the release of the u‑blox 8 GPS/GLONASS receiver platform. It complements the u-blox GNSS platform portfolio by addressing power sensitive usage, whereas the existing u-blox M8 platform continues to serve applications where navigation performance and highest accuracy are paramount.

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Telefónica partners with Cattle-Watch providing IoT connectivity solutions to the cattle industry

Telefonica Business Solutions, a provider of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, and Cattle-Watch, experts in cattle and livestock management, have signed an exclusive partnership to provide IoT connectivity solutions to the cattle industry in Latin-America and North America.

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Telit powers new Intercel modems in Australia

Telit will power SAM3T, the latest smart modem product from Intercel Pty Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of GSM, GPRS, 3G and 4G industrial modems for machine-to-machine applications. Telit‘s HE910 IoT module will integrate the smart modem delivering the required technical approvals to support 3G connectivity required in the Australian market.

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Here’s some terrible news for journalists – IoT is making the world nicer

The year has got off to a good start. In the same week that Toyota unveiled plans for an IT infrastructure to support a global fleet of connected cars, ISIS showcased its latest driverless car bomb and North Korea set off an earthquake inducing Hydrogen bomb. Three events guaranteed to give the population the willies.

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Gemalto Cat 1 LTE connectivity solution wins ‘Most Innovative Application’ award

Gemalto has won the Most Innovative LTE Application and Service Award for its Cinterion® Cat 1 LTE wireless module.

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The inexorable rise of M2M roaming

An evaluation jointly carried out by Starhome Mach and Machina Research has concluded that mobile network operators need to pay more attention to the impact of M2M roaming on their networks as M2M’s share of roaming doubled in the last 12 months.

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How secure is your IoT ‘home security’ system?

Following news this week that vulnerabilities have been found in the Xfinity Home Security system provided by Comcast, the world’s largest broadcasting and cable company* it is fair to ask how secure ‘IoT security’ systems really are. As Jeremy Cowan asks, who guards the guardians? 

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Doom and gloom get the headlines, but fact is the smart home market is growing big time

Smart home technology is taking centre stage again at this year’s CES with the introduction of new smart devices, software and business partnerships. The big tech giants – Apple, Google and Samsung – have launched major initiatives in the market as have Amazon and a score of service providers and utilities.

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Lebanese Red Cross selects Globalstar SPOT Gen3 to enhance safety of volunteers

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and provider of satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, has announced that the Lebanese Red Cross, the provider of emergency medical services in Lebanon, is deploying 125 handheld SPOT Gen3 safety devices to enhance the safety of its workers.

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Volvo lets you have your Christmas shopping delivered directly to your car

With just days to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the busiest online shopping days of the Christmas season – Sweden’s Volvo Cars has unveiled a brand new way to take some of the hassle out of Christmas shopping.

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Growth projections and smart thermostats: What makes sense?

With the introduction of the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011, many manufacturers have brought connected and smart thermostats to the market, in an attempt to capture or maintain market share.

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There is a better way to market the smart home and consumer Internet of Things: Part 2

Sell services – Not connected things Imagine the concept of a butler. The reason rich people hire someone like a butler is that service professionals are trained to recognise what is happening in the home and to provide the appropriate services. They don’t need to be programmed to open the door or turn on the

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Sierra Wireless claims industry’s lowest-power LTE industrial gateway

Sierra Wireless has announced the launch of the AirLink® Raven RV50 gateway—the  LTE successor to the market’s most widely deployed cellular gateway solution for energy and industrial applications, the AirLink® Raven X.

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Lenovo selects Infineon Secure Element chip for Vibe P1 and Lenovo X3 smartphones

Enabling secured mobile payment based on NFC technology: Infineon Technologies AG has announced that it supplies the embedded Secure Element (eSE) chip for the latest Lenovo smartphones.

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