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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Mobile e-commerce businesses to enhance platforms through IoT and predictive analytics

With the growth of mobile e-commerce, the number of online communication channels and the volume of customer data is multiplying, prompting software developers to design platforms that can collect and analyse data from all channels.

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How many smart lightbulbs does it take to make a connected home?

By all accounts, the vision of the connected home is still alive and well. That futuristic home where appliances are self-aware and interconnectivity between the physical and online worlds is seamless. But despite all the hype and grandiose predictions, that vision is still a bit blurry.

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Driving virtual interactions with new science park hub

A new virtual/augmented reality hub to drive technology has been launched by two PhD students at Liverpool Science Park. This innovative technology sector is projected to be worth $150 billion by 2020.

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Juniper Research announces Technology & Innovation winners of Future Digital Awards 2016

The winners of this year’s Future Digital Awards for Technology & Innovation were announced.

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AR and wearable tech is a marriage made for the enterprise, says Beecham Research

While much of the hype around augmented reality (AR) and wearable devices has been focused on consumer technology, a new report from Beecham Research suggests that it will be business applications that drive growth over the next five years.

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