Intel launches new IoT platform to make ‘things’ smarter and more connected

Intel Corporation has announced a new Intel® IoT Platform reference architecture and new hardware and software products as part of its effort to build out one of the most comprehensive offerings for the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.

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‘Meds Companion’ aims to improve patient health and cut healthcare costs

The Advanced Digital Institute (ADI) has launched Meds Companion, a product designed to help patients to take their medication on time and develop an effective routine.

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HKT and Huawei demonstrate ‘world’s first’ 4.5G 1Gbps network

HKT and Huawei have successfully demonstrated the world’s first 4.5G (4.5th generation) 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) mobile network at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.

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Sierra Wireless AirPrime modules selected by Itron for smart gas metering deployments in Europe

Sierra Wireless has announced that Itron has selected AirPrime HL Series modules to enable cellular connectivity in its latest line of smart gas meters. The point-to-point residential meters will begin shipping later this quarter to support smart metering initiatives across Europe, beginning with a deployment in Italy.

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Bluetooth shapes up for the Internet of Things as 3bn enabled devices ship in 2015

The recent Bluetooth Europe 2015 event in London was not only a chance to assess the technology’s successes in recent years but to explore its growing role in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Ayla has Innr success and extends IoT products platform from US and China to Europe

Sunnyvale, California-based Ayla Networks, whose Internet of Things platform provides connectivity for all kinds of product, has launched its platform for manufacturers in Europe and announced its first European customer, Innr for its smart home lighting system.

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Smart factory productivity boosts of 20% are achievable, new video shows

A new video from factory shop floor management experts Forcam packs powerful insights into the benefits of Industry 4.0. It shows how their pioneering Forcam Force software will help manufacturers achieve shop floor transparency and the ultimate goal of integrated digital manufacturing – the smart factory.

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Don’t be fooled, this M2M report isn’t just a case of ‘Small earthquake far away, not many hurt’

Sometimes we hacks (and probably some readers too) are swayed by a big headline. So when there isn’t an eye-popping conclusion, says Jeremy Cowan, a report can be dismissed as inconsequential. That might have been the temptation with yesterday’s Vodafone M2M Barometer 2015, but it would have been a mistake.

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2015 IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup – let the games begin!

There is a burgeoning maker community within M2M and every day we see new people emerge with fresh, creative and awe-inspiring ideas.

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Businesses boost supply chain visibility with IoT technology

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are powerful tools for managing a supply chain.  Whether businesses are shipping a container overseas, moving an excavator to a new jobsite or carrying valuable equipment on an airplane, they want to know the location and health of their assets.

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Nest redesigns its entire connected living product line adding safety, security and intelligence

Nest Labs, Inc. has announced sweeping redesigns across the company’s entire product portfolio with the introduction of Nest Cam, the second-generation Nest Protect, new features for the Nest Learning Thermostat, and a brand new app.

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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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Never mind Fibre to the Kerb, Powerline WiFi range extender kit carries it up the stairs

PRODUCT REVIEW: If you have high ‘net dependency proto-adults (let’s call them teenagers) at home you may recognise this conversation, says Jeremy Cowan. It starts with an expression close to bereavement.

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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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Weightless-N open standard v1.0 is published based on low power wide area star network

The Weightless SIG (special interest group) has published version 1.0 of the new Weightless-N open standard based on a low power wide area star network architecture.

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Compatibility and energy consumption are the keys to new smart home solutions

From new wireless solutions to intelligent door intercoms for the existing telephone system and wine refrigerators that can be monitored using an app, innovative smart home products were one of the highlights at CeBIT 2015.

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