Bluetooth 4.2, the local connection for IoT

As readers of this site will know, when Bluetooth was originally invented by Ericsson, Nokia, Intel and Toshiba, it was intended to act as a way of providing cable-free connections between computers with mobile phones, PDAs, printers and other computer peripherals. The story goes that Bluetooth was given its name, because of Harald Bluetooth, the

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A Cambrian explosion in IoT evolution

Studying the fossil record, evolutionary biologists have theorised an event called the Cambrian explosion. During a relatively short period, the diversity of animal life seems to have rapidly increased from predominately single-cell organisms to a much wider variety of complex organisms.

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Telit acquires key Stollmann wireless communications assets to boost capabilities in low-power IoT market

Telit has agreed to acquire Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC) assets in hardware and software from Stollmann Entwicklungs und Vertriebs Gmbh in Hamburg, Germany.

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New smart wallet offers security and trackability with ultra-slim design

Have you ever lost your wallet? If you have, the security issues of a traditional wallet can cause irreparable harm in the form of indentify theft, stolen cash, skimmed credit card data and more.

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LPWA – broadening the spectrum of choice

The technology behind the IoT, despite the inevitable hype, still needs a lot of development work done before our experience becomes truly immersive and ubiquitous. The hype, however, is largely being generated by the ‘look at all the wonderful things we can do with our clever sensors’ camp who seem to be ignoring the fact

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Why adding mesh to Bluetooth Smart will transform the Smart Home market

Ever since the Jetsons conjured up a smart home utopia 60 years ago there has been hype around devices that can make our home lives easier. Today that hype is beginning to turn into consumer support with research recently commissioned by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) showing that almost half (46%) of consumers believe smart

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‘Why the oneM2M standard is so important’: Exclusive interview with InterDigital Solutions EVP

“We see oneM2M as the broadest standard for the services that enable IoT applications” -Jim Nolan, EVP, InterDigital Solutions

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It must be Xmas, the generations are all gathered and they’re fighting over the spectrum

It’s a bit of a flashpoint at this time. Tension mounts. All the generations and their products get together, they’re all excited and there are massive – possibly unrealistic – expectations. Having invited all these people to the party, the host suddenly starts panicking and wondering how they’re going to cater for them all. Everyone

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Bluetooth SIG demos tech for coffee-makers, modular smartwatches and lightbulb speakers

London, UK. June 4, 2015 — Bluetooth® Special Interest Group (SIG) hosted a showcase event in London last week called ‘The Future is Smart’, demonstrating some of the best Bluetooth innovation coming out of the UK and Europe.

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u-blox combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in very compact, host-based automotive client and access point module

u-blox, has announces full production availability of the ELLA-W1 series of compact, automotive-grade, multiradio modules. The modules promise predictable, reliable results and easy implementation of in-car wireless connectivity. Applications include hands-free telephony, in-car hotspots, rear view cameras and graphical user interface (GUI) mirroring.

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Exclusive: Internet of Things-related deal-making passes $14bn mark in 2014, says 451 Research

EXCLUSIVE REPORT:  Internet of Things (IoT) deal-making activity rose sharply in 2014. Acquirers spent approximately $14.1bn to acquire 60 companies during the year. That spending sets a high watermark for the IoT industry and is nearly eight times the total spent by acquirers in all of the years prior to 2014.

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CSR puts whole home voice and manual control into an Android smartwatch

CSR plc has integrated Android Wear into its CSRmesh™ Bluetooth® Smart solution to enable whole home control and monitoring directly from a smart watch or other wearable, including with voice commands. The integration, demonstrated in Las Vegas using a LG G watch to control home heating and lighting, is designed to demonstrate future opportunities for the

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GreenPeak launches GP691, next generation ZigBee radio chip and GPM6000 modules for Internet of Things and Smart Home networks

GreenPeak Technologies, has launched the new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee Modules for Smart Home and IoT networks and devices.

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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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Time for a fresh look at IoT connectivity

Jim Dunlap, CEO of Cycle30, tells Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham Research that Internet of Things (IoT) service providers are overlooking significant business opportunities if they confine themselves to mobile cellular connections.

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OCEASOFT aims for low cost, efficient cloud connection with SIGFOX network and Cobalt sensors

OCEASOFT has announced a partnership with Internet of Things networking SIGFOX, along with a new line of Cobalt sensors that can transmit data directly to cloud storage without the need for traditional cellular or Wi-Fi service.

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