Inmarsat and Actility partner to deliver single, global platform for Internet of Things

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is partnering with Actility, providers in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, to enable an end-to-end IoT solution to connect assets over public and private networks, anywhere in the world.

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NEXT Biometrics and Arrow Electronics introduce turnkey biometric security for Windows 10 IoT platform

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA, a provider in high-quality low-cost fingerprint sensors, and Arrow Electronics, a global electronics distributor, are targeting the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT) market with a new turnkey biometric solution for Windows 10, NEXT announced at the annual Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, this week.

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Sequans partners with Gemalto on narrowband LTE Cat M1 and Cat M2 technology

LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. partnered with digital security provider, Gemalto in the LTE category 1 (Cat 1) market by developing a new set of narrowband LTE MTC solutions.

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ACADINE Technologies releases v1.0 of HTML5-based, commercially ready OS for mobile devices and IoT

ACADINE™ Technologies, a provider of operating systems software / service platforms for a new generation of smart devices, announced the release of H5OS, a scalable HTML5-based and commercially ready Operating System (OS) created for mobile devices and the IoT. H5OS’s design has two key products – H5OS CORE and H5OS Feature Packs – which together

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Sequans claims the industry’s first LTE Cat M Chip for the Internet of Things

LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. introduced Monarch, the industry’s first LTE Cat M chip, compliant with the 3GPP Release 13 LTE Advanced Pro standard that defines new narrowband capabilities of LTE for machine-type-communications (LTE MTC).

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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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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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Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 1

Connected safety and security systems and devices with remote monitoring capabilities are expanding their share of the global smart home market. A survey in the UK in July 2015 identified security as the second most important of five key drivers for the connected home, after smart energy. The BI Intelligence research company estimates that by

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MEMSIC launches MTLT family of inclination and tilt sensors to stop heavy equipment falling over

MEMSIC Inc. announced the launch of a new product family, the MTLT series of Inclination and Tilt Sensors.

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8th Future of Wireless International Conference focuses on boardroom impact of connected world

Now in its 8th year, the 2016 Future of Wireless International Conference will turn its attention to the boardroom and explore how industry leaders are planning to transform and build new business models to harness a world with ubiquitous wireless.

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Biometrics: Physical attributes vs. behavioural patterns – the privacy debate

Account takeovers are increasingly affecting a growing population of online user accounts due to a confluence of threats, such as weak consumer password practices, frequent mass data breaches and brute force attacks against web properties. The scope, scale and frequency of these online attacks against user accounts has demonstrated time and again that companies can

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Pulse oximeter and heart rate sensor module provides ultra-low power solution for wearables

System designers can speed time to market for wearable and healthcare products with the MAX30102 pulse oximeter and heart rate integrated sensor module from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

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Fruitless search for a parking space could be at an end for drivers in the New Zealand capital

Smart Parking has concluded negotiations with Wellington City Council and has been awarded the $1.4 million 5 year contract for the provision of 3,000 parking sensors in the Wellington CBD street parking areas.

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How to breed success in the Integration of Things

Despite rapidly increasing usage of the Internet of Things (IoT), many adopters of the technology are finding the massive amounts of data gained to be of little practical use.

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Sensors, sensors everywhere – Building blocks of the IoT

Gadi Lenz, chief scientist at AGT International, gives the lowdown on the sensor revolution and where it is taking the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Telensa deploys smart city wireless control system for 33,000 LED streetlights in Doncaster, UK

Telensa has announced that a major new deployment is underway covering 33,000 LED streetlights in Doncaster, UK. The deployment is part of Doncaster Council’s Smartlight project that will see existing lights replaced by LED luminaires from Urbis Schréder.

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