ETSI report aims to enable MEC deployment in a multi-operator environment

The ETSI MEC Industry Specification Group has just released a new Group Report ETSI GR MEC 0035 to enable inter-MEC system deployment and MEC-Cloud system coordination. This Report was motivated by the mobile network operators’ interest in forming federated MEC environments and enabling information exchange in a secure manner, in the event that MEC platforms

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Vuforia instruct SaaS simplifies CAD-based AR

On stage at the Vuforia Live Virtual Event, PTC has released the new Vuforia Instruct out-of-the-box offering from the Vuforia Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) Suite.

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AR helps Stannah bring virtual stairlifts into homes worldwide

Augmented reality (AR) is helping prospective stairlift customers get a clearer picture of how a stairlift might fit into their home, thanks to a new development from Stannah.

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Augmented and virtual reality tools can really benefit from training

What is reality? Some doctors say if you perceive it to be real your body will fill in the blanks to make it a reality. By now we have all seen this, says Joseph Zulick, a writer and manager at MRO Electric and Supply.

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AR & VR revenue growth to be driven by increasing demand in gaming

Some of the key players in the global augmented reality and virtual reality (AR & VR) market include names such as Microsoft Corporation, Google Inc., Apple Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. among others.

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OPPO launches cellular patents to the IoT industry through Avanci

OPPO announced that it would license its worldwide 3G and 4G standard-essential patents to the IoT and automotive markets through leading patent licensing platform Avanci. The company that has been at the forefront of innovation in the smartphone market is diversifying its portfolio to include frontier technologies such as IoT, 5G and Augmented reality (AR), to provide

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Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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Back to IoT basics: Automating outcomes to improve customer experience

The application of IoT is booming with new use cases arising near enough daily. But, contrary to its growth, the sector risks inertia if businesses lose sight of the key objectives digitisation was founded upon – improving day-to-day experiences.

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78% of Brits willing to use augmented reality through smartphones for assistance with basic tasks

Despite being in its infancy, augmented reality (AR) technology has enormous potential. AR is already enabling individuals to seamlessly project virtual images/objects through their smart devices onto the physical world. With such capabilities, AR is set to redefine the ways in which consumers intend to interact with brands.

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Bring augmented reality to life with rapid prototyping

Epson’s Moverio BT-300, the augmented reality (AR) glasses from the Japanese technology giant, are said to enable their wearers to access online video and even view HD images broadcast from a remote aerial drone.

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ETSI launches new group on Augmented Reality

ETSI has just launched a new Industry Specification Group called Augmented Reality Framework (ISG ARF). This new group aims to synchronise efforts and identify key use cases and scenarios for developing an Augmented Reality (AR) framework with relevant components and interfaces.

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IoT platforms can expose the data needed to augment realities and generate real value for industrial enterprises

Mike Campbell is the general manager of the ThingWorx business at PTC. The company has recently launched ThingWorx 8, which is a purpose-built platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that enables you to quickly build and deploy new apps and augmented reality (AR) experiences.

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Zappar closes US$3.75m in Series A funding round to power creative suite for AR/VR and MR

Zappar, a developer of augmented reality (AR) experiences and creative tools, has raised a US$3.75 million Series A round. The round has been led by London investment house Hargreave Hale, with participation from trade investors You & Mr Jones and Chinese independent app developer, iDreamSky.

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ASUS uses Infineon REAL3 image sensor chip to bring Augmented Reality into compact smartphones

The REAL3™ image sensor chip from Infineon Technologies AG has been incorporated in the new Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone by ASUS.

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IoT Now Magazine – December 2016 / January 2017

IoT Now Magazine (ISSN 2397-2807) explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs across this sector. Our exclusive interviews pass on the key lessons learned by industry leaders in next gen Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) services. In December2016/January issue: TALKING HEADS: Be secure from the edge to the core for the lifetime of an

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How will we pay in 2020?

The history of payments is best described as a search for simplicity, security and convenience. Coins, banknotes, cheques, payment cards have all been introduced with the

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