Festo technical paper demonstrates how to maintain network security while applying Industry 4.0 techniques

Industrial automation provider Festo has published a new technical paper entitled Using the Festo IoT Gateway in Enterprise Networks. Network security is paramount to ensure the integrity of data when implementing Industy 4.0 principles in the manufacturing industry.

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Sheer volume of messaging app users provides unlimited potential for chatbots, finds Strategy Analytics

Messaging is a semi-natural mode of communication that has evolved with the ascent of smartphones. The immense volume of users who communicate through messaging apps represents a valuable feature for chatbots geared towards services and support with virtually no barrier to entry.

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Skills shortage holding back IoT innovation for 60% of firms in the agritech sector, Inmarsat research finds

The potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity in the agricultural sector is at risk, as agritech businesses must urgently upskill current employees and embark on recruitment drives to ensure they have the capabilities to deliver the technology.

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Grid networking options expected to be dramatically enhanced by 5G communications technology

A new report from Navigant Research examines the 5G technology standard and its use cases, focusing on smart grid applications and possible business model opportunities. 5G communications technology is expected to underpin the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the confluence of ubiquitous mobile broadband,

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Berg Insight says pure-play PLC smart meter shipments in Europe will peak in 2017

Annual shipments of smart electricity metres in Europe will grow by 71% in 2017 to reach 23.1 million units, according to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. Growth is driven by accelerating deployments in France, Italy and the UK that coincide with the final phase of the nationwide rollout in

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AI-Powered chatbots to drive dramatic cost savings in healthcare, saving $3.6 billion by 2022

A new report from Juniper Research has found that annual cost savings derived from the adoption of chatbots in healthcare will reach $3.6 billion (€3.04 billion) globally by 2022, up from an estimated $2.8 million (€2.36 million) in 2017. This growth will average 320% per annum, as AI (artificial intelligence) powered chatbots will drive improved customer experiences

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Bomgar Remote Support improves enterprise scalability, security and manageability

Bomgar, a provider of secure access solutions, released the latest version of its Remote Support solution. Bomgar Remote Support enables IT service desks and customer support centres to access and fix nearly any remote device, running any platform, located anywhere in the world.

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Mining poised for rapid IoT adoption as it seeks to eliminate workplace hazards, new research finds

The health and safety of staff stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the mining industry’s move towards automation and the Internet of Things (IoT), new research by Inmarsat has found.

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Ericsson enables voice calls for wearables

Ericsson releases new network functionality to enable Multi-SIM for voice calls and is deploying it in more than 10 operator networks. Now anyone can make and receive calls on certain cellular smartwatches with a mobile phone number, and leave the smartphone behind.

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Leveraging IoT based technologies at the construction jobsite

The Internet of Things is ubiquitous, disrupting every aspect of how we live, work and play. With smart home, for example, a home owner can communicate with their IoT-connected thermostat as they leave the office, ensuring that they can come home to a cool house on a hot summer afternoon. Now, homeowners can optimise air

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oneM2M to host third Industry Day in India to advance worldwide IoT adoption

The global Internet of Things (IoT) standards initiative oneM2M and its partner Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI) bought the third oneM2M Industry Day to India.

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Smart cities thinkers and practitioners gather in Yinchuan for TMF’ Smart City InFocus 2017

Smart City InFocus, a three-day smart cities event hosted in the Chinese city of Yinchuan, begins tomorrow. Now in its third year, Smart City InFocus is run by TM Forum in collaboration with the City of Yinchuan, and ZTE, a operational technology software provider.

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Three new ‘co-presidents’ for Advantech will adopt ‘co-creation strategy’ in IoT era’s sharing economy

Advantech, a global provider of intelligent systems, held an investors conference and announced the appointment of Eric Chen, Miller Chang, and Linda Tsai as “co-presidents.”

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Tata Power Mumbai places follow-on orders with L&T for a further 10,400 CyanConnode smart meters

CyanConnode Holdings plc, a provider of narrowband radio mesh networks, reports new purchase orders for 10,400 smart meters from Larsen & Toubro. These expand the deployment of CyanConnode’s smart metering solution at Tata Power Mumbai.

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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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CyanConnode wins US$150,000 order for smart metering software licences from India’s Innologix Consulting

CyanConnode, a provider of narrowband radio mesh networks, has received a purchase order for approximately $150,000 from Innologix Consulting Pvt Ltd in India for its smart metering software solution.

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