Beyond the smartphone: Turning data into sound

The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we live, work and play to the point where we now rely on the ability of devices or machines to communicate in order to carry out many of our everyday tasks. However, we have only scratched the surface of connected communications to date.

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Building a global IoT network

We all talk about interoperability a lot when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT); the need for a common framework to ensure interoperability amongst the world of sensors we now inhabit.

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Bluetooth SIG announces Mesh networking capability

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that Bluetooth®technology, the global standard for simple, secure wireless connectivity, now supports mesh networking. The new mesh capability enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is optimised for creating large-scale device networks.

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Holiday in Barbados, bags in Bhutan? Find your luggage on holiday with a new wireless tracking device

Global travel lifestyle brand, TUMI, and network operator AT&T, announced the launch of the TUMI Global Locator. This wireless tracking device is designed to provide travellers with information on the whereabouts of their luggage and travel bags.

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How IoT device lifecycle management is becoming a growth factor for industries

Connected devices or IoT seem to have become the de facto solution for any industry, today. An increase in connected devices leads to increase in the amount of data transferred, stored, computed, and consumed across networks and devices.

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Internet of Things in a Box – the key to development lag

The expectation around the Internet of Things is truly amazing. The interconnectedness of the devices and services will, eventually, change the way we live and work. With estimates by IDC that we will generate 40 zettabytes of data by 2020, the question is whether there will be IoT devices there to service this data.

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Loud ringer, bright LED and long Bluetooth range aim to help you find items using TrackR app

TrackR, a provider in personal item management, has now made its TrackR pixel generally available. It is said to be one of the smallest and brightest Bluetooth tracking devices on the market.

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Midas Touch launches 9.7in tablet PC designed for fleet management

The MTB-3097, a 9.7 inch tablet, powered by an Intel® Bay Trail 2930N or Intel Core™ i5/i7 processor has been launched. It is designed specifically for fleet management.

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Franco-German start-up to launch low-power device location tracking platform

Crowdloc, has announced the launch of its reportedly affordable, low power location tracking platform. It is designed for consumer electronics and enterprise assets, using Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy).

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iDevices advised by WCP on its acquisition by Hubbell

iDevices®, a provider of connected home industry, has been acquired by Hubbell Inc. of Shelton, Connecticut for an undisclosed sum. With 2016 revenues of US$3.5 billion, Hubbell Incorporated operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world.

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Licensed LPWA vs. unlicensed LPWA: When pennies matter

I’m an “IoT guy,” and have been around since what we call IoT today was mostly wired and called SCADA or Factory Automation. Then came cellular, the cloud, and machine-to-machine (M2M).

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The connected vehicle brings seamless technological integration to roadways

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming on-the-road mobility, as the “connected car” revolutionises transportation. Through IoT-enabled innovations, drivers and rental car users can now automate and streamline parking, navigation, itinerary tracking

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Oberthur Technology’s eSIM chosen to connect Huawei Watch 2

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a global provider of embedded security software products and services, announced that Huawei has chosen OT for the worldwide deployment of OT’s DakOTa v4.0, the first eSIM (embedded SIM) compliant with GSMA Phase II standards in their newly launched Huawei Watch 2.

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Sierra Wireless acquires GNSS embedded module assets of GlobalTop Technology

Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of GlobalTop Technology’s

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A new category of IoT devices

Moore’s law has been famously increasing the computing power at our behest, and has helped power the third industrial revolution of information technology and digital services. Many suggest that we are now at the beginning of a fourth industrial revolution, powered by connecting ‘things’, other than just computers and phones.

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HPE to work with Tata to build ‘world’s largest’ IoT network in India enhancing resource utilisation

Today at Mobile World Congress Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced it is working with Tata Communications, to support the roll-out of India’s first LoRaWAN™ (LoRa) based network.

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