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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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