Simple, pragmatic response to a high-tech issue

The high-tech issue is the early identification of performance degradation of machinery in production processes.Vibration coming from component wear in the bearings and rotating shafts

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Ultra-small 15×15 cm cells transmitting at 100 Gbps to individual entities in dense groups

A seriously, disruptive low-latency, high-speed, high-density wireless technology known as ATTO is being developed by researchers at iMinds, the digital research center of Flanders, Belgium, and Ghent University.

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Smarter cities are evolving, according to iMinds professor

The smart city concept goes beyond the use of information and communications technology to provide better use of resources and minimise emissions.

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Eurotech and Hitachi High-Tech Europe partnership delivers innovative Industrial IoT solutions

The partnership, an extension of earlier joint ventures, is based on Eurotech’s device & data management technology and Hitachi High-Tech Europe’s data analytics solutions, which address predictive maintenance requirements.

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Microsoft Azure goes open source in IoT, as Eurotech partners with IBM

Microsoft is normally associated with proprietary technology that becomes a de facto industry standard. Therefore, the recent announcement that MS will support Kura and the open source Eclipse community came as a surprise, says Bob Emmerson, a freelance writer.

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Real-time intelligence: The ultimate IoT prize?

The concept of big data analytics has been around for several years. It has allowed businesses to examine large amounts of historic data in order to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, customer preferences and other useful business information. This process originally took place in a data centre, but now it is often conducted

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Enterprise IoT: Two disparate worlds unified in the Cloud – Pt 2

Cloud edge computing Clouds are moving to the edge of the network. That may sound like an oxymoron since the cloud is basically a centralised facility where IoT data transmitted from the edge is aggregated and processed into real-time information.

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Enterprise IoT: Two disparate worlds unified in the Cloud – Pt 1

Applications are created and deployed in OT domains. They operate in IT domains, alongside or incorporated in mainstream business processes like ERP. Seamless integration between these disparate worlds is a mandatory IoT requirement.

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LoRaWAN™ looks good to go: Part 2

Bob Emmerson went to a recent LoRa Alliance event in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to assess the current state-of-play. Part 1 looked at application development, the architecture and KPN’s network. This article focuses on LoRaWAN™ gateways and network management.

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LoRa looks good to go

A spread-spectrum, bi-directional technology that transmits sensor data over several miles and through buildings has to be a winner. Bob Emmerson went to a recent LoRa® Alliance event in Rotterdam to assess the current state-of-play.

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Are enterprises behind the curve?

Bell Labs have published an amazing book titled “The Future X Network”.  It’s not for the faint hearted, but if you want a hype-free, authoritative view on where we’re heading you should get it.

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How many things? Nobody knows

IoT predictions for 2020 are unrealistic and there are wide variations: Morgan Stanley has 75B, Cisco pegs it at 50B, as did Ericsson, but in June they brought it down to 26B.  Proof that these figures are nothing more than guesstimates. They’ve driven IoT to the peak of inflated expectations in Gartner’s Hype Cycle, so

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LTE’s flexible spectrum causes confusion

Cellular wireless has evolved from 2G through to 2.5G and on to 3G, but the technology employed in LTE is significantly different to those earlier generation networks and the result is a quantum jump in performance and efficiency.

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M2M & The IoT: What’s the Difference?

There is no commonly accepted, precise, unambiguous definition of the IoT, which is unfortunate: it comes, in my opinion, from the complexity and breadth of the concept as well as the difficulty of combining B2B and B2C since they are related but separate developments.  This is one reason why the term becoming entangled with that

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Business growth in M2M and IoT outstrips the global economy

The global economy is picking up, even though a dark cloud still looms over the Euro zone. The financial results that Telit and others have reported recently are very positive and there are further indications that M2M /IoT is bucking the trend. 

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'The Wonderful World of M2M Communications': App report added to M2M Now Resource Centre

(Exclusive Report): Kings Hill, UK. July 11, 2013 – A 27-page, vendor-neutral paper called ‘The Wonderful World of M2M Communications’ has just been published online in the M2M Now Resource Centre. It is available for free download.

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