Smart home payments transaction value to exceed $164bn globally by 2025

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total transaction value of smart home payments, payments that occur via smart home devices, will exceed $164 billion (€138.21 billion) in 2025, from $22 billion (€18.54 billion) in 2020.

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OCF members certify universal cloud Interface platforms

Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) , has announced one of the first OCF Universal Cloud Interface (UCI) platforms has been certified as part of its Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) certification program. The OCF UCI C2C certification program, announced in July 2020, represents the first initiative of its kind in the IoT industry.

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Connected home evaluation kit unveiled: Infineon prototyping platform supports Zigbee Alliance’s new CHIP standards

Infineon Technologies AG simplifies the design and implementation of secured smart home devices with a new evaluation kit based on an OPTIGA™ Trust M security solution for Raspberry Pi.

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Why the intelligent edge is central to tomorrow’s IoT

We’ve all seen the projections about how many devices will soon be connected to the internet of things (IoT), says Gowri Chindalore, head of Strategy, Edge Processing, NXP Semiconductors. IDC, for example, predicted the figure will exceed 41 billion by 2025. Much has been written about the opportunities this will unlock to make our homes,

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Lansweeper to acquire Fing for device recognition

Lansweeper, the IT Asset Management platform, today announced the acquisition of Fing, a network scanning and device recognition app. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Virtualised 5G security solution helps operators protect subscribers’ handsets and IoT devices

Avast, a global provider of digital security and privacy products, has launched Avast Smart Life for 5G, its smart home security solution for 5G, delivered as a virtualised network function (VNF).

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Artificial intelligence plays a major role in the IoT

Businesses across the globe are leveraging the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in various industries to create new and optimised business opportunities.

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Equinix data centres to connect Nokia to mobile, IoT and cloud ecosystems

Digital infrastructure company, Equinix, Inc., has been selected as a strategic supplier for Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service, in a collaboration to bring next-generation edge architectures and services to market. WING allows operators without an Internet of Things (IoT) footprint to gain fast entry to the IoT market or to help operators expand an existing

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Atmosic and SMK partner together to bring forever-battery life to IoT devices

Atmosic Technologies, an innovator in ultra-low-power wireless technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), and SMK Electronics Corporation, a global designer and manufacturer of advanced OEM electronic components, announced a strategic partnership to integrate Atmosic’s M3 system-on-chip (SoC) into a range of connected devices from SMK.

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ADTRAN enables IoT market to scale for network operators

ADTRAN, Inc, a provider of innovative business and residential connectivity solutions, announced at its 2020 Virtual CONNECT Press & Analyst Event that it is leveraging its expertise in carrier-grade broadband access network reliability to address specific Internet of Things (IoT) scale challenges.

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Standards hold the key to unlocking the connected home

In light of the current pandemic, global technology market advisory firm ABI Research estimates that Connected Home devices could see a 30% year-on-year sales surge in the coming months. Not only this, says Daniel Egger, Axiros GmbH and Project Stream Lead for Broadband User Services (BUS) Data Modeling Project Stream, smart home devices are expected to

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Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs among partners with ioXt Alliance to secure IoT devices

The ioXt Alliance, which describes itself as the global standard for IoT Security, announced today that major technology companies and manufacturers including Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs, have certified a wide range of devices through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program.

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Google spends $450mn on ADT to integrate Nest-based home security

Google’s Nest hardware is to be combined with ADT’s security, professional installation and monitoring service. The goal is to create a fully integrated set of devices, software and services for the secure smart home.

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Handy AV appoints Oram as CTO

Handy AV has appointed Ben Oram as its chief technology officer (CTO). Handy AV is welcoming him to the team to develop and drive innovation for their cloud-based Blue River platform and range of digital retail products.

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Education, eldercare and COVID prevention to benefit from open platform robot

Lantronix Inc., a global provider of intelligent edge and secure data management solutions for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has teamed with Misty Robotics, to create Misty II.

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Exploring IoT’s top five challenges through the 5 Cs – Part 1

IoT deployment is happening rapidly. According to IoT Analytics, the number of connected devices in 2019 is expected to surpass initial forecasts by 14% to reach 9.5 billion. The three main drivers are explosive growth of consumer devices, much stronger than expected cellular IoT/M2M connections, and strong device connectivity growth in China due to government

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