Innovative ways to use IoT-enabled drones in the near future

Global research and development budgets for drones is expected to hit 4 billion dollars by 2020 according to Statista. This, says freelance writer Jocelyn Brown, signals the increased application of drones, across various industrial sectors.

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New Arrow ARIS-EDGE-S3 kit simplifies development of battery-powered applications with compact TFT display

Arrow Electronics has extended its convenient and flexible ARIS (Arrow Renesas IoT Synergy) platform for developing Internet of Things (IoT) devices by introducing the ARIS-EDGE-S3, which packs extra compute performance and the opportunity to add a compact user interface for richer interactions.

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Trials begin for first IoT tech tracking drones at airports, prisons and hospitals

Vodafone has announced the start of trials of the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone’s approach uses 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals.

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Italian scaleup Stamplay joins EIT Digital Accelerator

Italian scaleup Stamplay is joining the EIT Digital Accelerator to further expand and enlarge its customer base. Legally headquartered in the UK, but with the development team based in Rome and a strong presence in San Francisco, Stamplay was founded in 2015 by Giuliano Iacobelli and Nicola Mattina.

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CEVA and LG Electronics partner for smart 3D camera solution

CEVA, Inc., the licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, announced a partnership with LG Electronics, a provider in consumer electronics and appliances, to deliver a high-performance, low-cost smart 3D camera solution for consumer electronics and robotic applications.

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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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Arrow Electronics signs global agreement with Bosch Sensortec to address IoT

Arrow Electronics, Inc. has signed a global distribution agreement with Bosch Sensortec to supply Bosch Sensortec products. Bosch is a leading supplier of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensors worldwide.

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SK Telecom, Ericsson and BMW Korea claim world’s fastest 5G speed for connected car doing 170km/h

SK Telecom has announced that, together with Ericsson and BMW Korea, it has achieved a peak rate of 3.6Gbps for a connected vehicle travelling at a speed of 170 kilometers per hour.

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u-blox launches the ZOE-M8G, an ultra-compact GNSS receiver module

u-blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, has launched the ZOE-M8G, an ultra-compact GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver module, especially designed for markets where small size, minimal weight and high location precision are essential.

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Digital Catapult and partners launch IoT network to drive London’s open innovation

Digital Catapult has launched Digital Catapult Things Connected, an innovation support programme that will ensure London is open and ready to innovate with the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Autonomous drone launched to help you focus on your work, not on flying

Following two years of intensive development, Swiss civil drone producer, senseFly, has introduced eXom, a rotary drone designed to offer professional users unprecedented situational awareness.

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Drones: Are they set to become IT departments’ new nightmare?

Drones, also known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), previously used only by the armed forces or security forces, are becoming increasingly popular.  For example in France, after proving their use in farming, they are now gradually being adopted by an array of companies, including production companies.

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