New Globalstar satellite IoT solution safeguarding reindeer in Nordics and beyond

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. reports that farmers have deployed its new IoT technology solution to track and protect thousands of reindeer in the north of Finland and Sweden.

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Network – not an obvious problem that hinders today’s smart home development

Spoiler: GSM networks will slowly replace Wi-Fi. I have personal experience of living in one of the most modern smart homes, says Ruslan Vinahradau, CEO of Zorachka Inc., or more accurately ‘smart apartment’, in which there are more than 60 devices for controlling lighting, heated floors, locks, air conditioning and more.

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Commercial drones: 7 rules for securing data in the ecosystem

Drones are no longer just for hobbyists. Their soaring commercial popularity has led to the International Standards Organisation (ISO) announcing the first ever worldwide drone standards for the industry; a move that will inevitably provide the framework for global regulation and legislation moving forward.

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IoT module caters to sustained European demand for GSM / GPRS compact form factors

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has launched the GE310-GNSS. It is claimed to be the first IoT module with GSM/GPRS, multi-constellation satellite positioning and Bluetooth functionality, all in a 270mm2 form factor.

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The future is wireless: Should we still care about cables?

As the world goes wireless, Indi Sall, technical director, NG Bailey’s IT Services division asks if the days of the wired network are numbered. Compared to a few years ago, plugging things in has started to feel like a major hassle.

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u-blox introduces LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT multimode module with quad band 2G fallback

u-blox, a provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the SARA-R412M, an LTE Cat M1, NB-IoT, and quad band 2G (EGPRS) module with worldwide coverage. Measuring just 16 x 26 mm, the module is the world’s smallest to provide both LTE and quad band EGPRS support in a single design.

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Antenova introduces terminal antennas in three designs for ISM and cellular bands

Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules, is introducing two brand new antennas for the ISM and cellular frequencies. These antennas are designed to be used on the exterior of a product, and are built to an ergonomic blade design to blend well into the outside of the design.

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Thingstream launches IoT Starter Kit to simplify global IoT connectivity without the need for the internet

IIoT connectivity provider Thingstream has launched its own IoT Starter Kit, enabling device manufacturers to rapidly develop globally connected devices and accelerate IoT projects.

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Orange launches ‘Live Booster’ programme to accelerate the adoption of cellular connectivity for object makers

As part of Orange’s Essentials2020 strategy to diversify and succeed in the field of connected objects, Orange announces the launch of a new programme to ease and accelerate the adoption of cellular connectivity for object makers.

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u‑blox runs NB‑IoT lab and field trials in Brazil with Huawei, Vivo, CAS Tecnologia and PinMyPet

u‑blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced that it is partnering with key players of the IoT ecosystem, Huawei, Vivo, CAS Tecnologia and PinMyPet running lab and field tests inside new Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT or Cat NB1) networks in Brazil.

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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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Delivering connectivity securely – why a new approach is required to secure IoT

Industrial device makers have in recent years continually looked to connect to the cloud in order to perform tasks such as predictive maintenance, streamlining processes and improving performance of systems.

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Powered by Aeris IoT Services, In-car Cleverness provides innovative, end-to-end telemetry solutions

Fleet telematics has evolved. Automotive personnel realise that the focus now is on understanding what the car can tell you. The issues have moved beyond simple tracking and fuel consumption data offered by most telematics providers. Today’s systems can accurately, cost-effectively, and remotely extract and present data from the engine management systems of a vehicle

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The challenges of designing UX for IoT – Part 1

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting people and physical things to change the way business is done. There are a lot of aspects in IoT where innovation is happening from data processing to security to firmware to storage.

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u-blox announces ‘World’s smallest’ quad‑band LTE Cat M1 module for IoT and M2M applications

u‑blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, has claimed to offer the world’s smallest quad-band LTE Cat M1 module, the u-blox SARA‑R410M.

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Aeris expands Neo to help businesses with IoT connectivity

Aeris, has expanded its Neo™ by Aeris® service and streamlined the way businesses can access cellular connectivity that enables them to easily turn their unconnected products into connected devices.

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