Industrial Internet of Things takes centre stage, but FreeWave says wireless M2M drives its success

According to multiple analyst reports, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to see at least 10 times growth between now and the year 2020 – forecasts based on both market size and the number of connections across the globe. The adoption of IoT technology is resulting in significant advancements across all kinds of industries,

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The IoT needs M2M

The M2M platforms used to support the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market are now playing centre stage with a number of key technologies and alliances springing up to widen development. Writing for M2M Now, Antony Savvas looks at some of the main platform players.

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Maritime ICT Cloud enables ships to join the Networked Society

Despite the fact that ships carried an estimated total of 9.6 billion tons of cargo in 2013 – around 80 per cent of global trade by volume and over 70 percent of global trade by value – the maritime industry lags behind alternative transport industries in terms of its use of information and communications technology.

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Alpha Micro sets new benchmark for GNSS precision timing with two new modules from u-blox

M2M and IOT communications expert Alpha Micro Components has launched the NEO-M8T and LEA-M8T precision timing modules, ideal for mission-critical infrastructure systems including mobile communication networks, power generation and distribution systems and seismic measurements. Highly compact, these new surface-mount modules are able to generate a precise reference clock with <20 ns accuracy.

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Olea announces Intelligent Sensor Analytics IoT architecture

Olea Sensor Networks has announced the upcoming demo of its suite of new cloud-based sensor analytics solutions along with its current-model OS-3001 Intelligent Multi-Sensor Data Acquisition Platform, which promises to revolutionise mobile and cloud-based service solutions over the “Internet of Things” (IoT) machine-to-machine (M2M) communications infrastructure for a wide variety of applications. Olea will be

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Semtech Partners with Link Labs on New Radio Module Featuring Long Distance LoRa™ Technology

Semtech Corp. has announced it has teamed up with Link Labs, a wireless connectivity product design company based near Washington, D.C., for the LL-LP-20 radio module featuring Semtech’s LoRa™ long distance radio transceiver technology.

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NEC brings the oneM2M standard to smart cities

NEC has announced that it is the company to test the new global oneM2M service layer standard in its Cloud City Operation Centre (CCOC) solution to enable M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) device interoperability in a live smart city programme. The news comes a few days after Korean network operators LG U+ and SK

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KORE Wireless teams up with Four Faith

KORE Wireless, has partnered with Xiamen Four-Faith Communication Technology Co Ltd, to promote its cellular M2M solutions.

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Shipments of connected wearables will reach 168mn in 2019

According to a new report from the research firm Berg Insight, shipments of connected wearables reached 19.0 million in 2014, up from 5.9 million devices in the previous year. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 54.7 percent, total shipments of smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness & activity trackers, people monitoring & safety devices and

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Kontron: A long history of embedded systems for the future of the Internet of Things

The momentum of the Internet of Things is growing strongly and its transformative power starts to appear clear to many industries. Certainly, there are challenges to be faced in terms of technologies and business models, but the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is committed to unveiling the enormous potential of the IoT vision. Saverio Romeo of Beecham Research

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Lantech™ range of high performance industrial managed Ethernet switches for rail and offshore marine applications now available from M.A.C. Solutions

A range of high performance industrial managed Ethernet switches that are certified for use in trackside and onboard rail, as well as offshore marine applications, are now available from Industrial Data Communication and M2M specialist M.A.C. Solutions (UK) LIMITED.

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Orange’s Mobistar M2M connections surpass 1mn, make up 20% of total SIMs

Mobistar, a subsidiary of Orange at the recent M2M event in Brussels, has announced that it has already connected more than 1 million M2M machines or objects – ranging from vending machines to vehicles. 55% of its M2M SIM cards are installed on machines within Belgium while the remaining are installed on machines operated across the

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UK-wide Internet of Things network launches

Arqiva and SIGFOX, has launched the first sites in the rollout of their IoT network across ten of the UK’s largest cities. The network will make it simple and affordable to connect millions of “things”, helping cities and businesses to improve services, reduce costs and protect property and people.

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Aeris joins International M2M council to extend global reach

The International M2M Council (IMC), has announced  that Aeris Communications, a Silicon Valley-based machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and service provider, has become the latest member of the new trade association and will also be joining the IMC Board of Governors. The IMC mission is to increase the number of M2M communications technology driving the growth of

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How women are impacting on the IoT

Anna Vega discovers how women are contributing to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Autodesk PLM 360 helps power the companies behind the “Internet of Things”

Autodesk, Inc., has announced that Autodesk® PLM 360, a cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) service, is enjoying strong uptake among companies creating the network-connected devices that are powering the Internet of Things (IoT).

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