Software-defined WLANs do IoT

At the beginning of the decade the mobile enterprise was a hot topic, writes Bob Emmerson. Mobilising applications and processes had and still have the proven ability to: boost productivity by capturing data at source; enable the delivery of enhanced services,

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Dumb thermometer shows why there’s a chill in the smart home market

There are significant challenges facing the smart home market, and perhaps the most visible is being caused and perpetuated by market fragmentation, says Thomas Rockmann, VP of Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG.

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Vizzia IoT lab connects business, education and technology in New Mexico and recruits with UNM

VIZZIA Technologies, a provider of technology solutions for healthcare organisations, has partnered with the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) School of Engineering to launch the Internet of Things Laboratory (The Lab) and the beginning of a unique Internet of Things (IoT) curriculum.

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What does the future of wearable devices look like?

Many experts claimed that the wearable tech industry is maturing, especially since ownership of smartwatches and smart headsets are projected to increase in the coming years.

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Ask not what we can do for the Things, but what the Things can do for us

If you believe the hype and optimistic predictions, the number of connected devices will be anywhere between 10 billion and 50 billion by 2020, with potential to generate up to $19 trillion of value.

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Netclearance launches mBeaconSense IoT sensor that offers new possibilities for IoT devices

Netclearance, providers of the world’s biggest network of smart beacons, have unveiled the mBeaconSense, aBluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device that integrates five distinct sensors – temperature, vibration, accelerometer, magnetic, light.

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CPI-led consortium aims to develop world class NFC packaging capability for the UK

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a provider of consortium creating a world class UK manufacturing supply chain that will enable the widespread adoption of packaging incorporating Near-field Communication (NFC) based technology.

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ThingBlu selects Smartrac’s IoT platform Smart Cosmos for legal cannabis industry solutions

Data analytics provider ThingBlu has selected Smartrac’s IoT platform Smart Cosmos to provide a managed set of solutions to their clients.

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Internet of Things will place greater pressure on companies to modernise

One of the hottest trends in tech right now is IoT. Morgan Stanley projects that within the next five years, as many as 75 billion smart connected devices will be communicating with each other via the Internet of Things, or IoT.

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ORBCOMM launches new cargo security and condition monitoring solution

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced the new release of CargoWatch® Secure, a powerful, real-time cargo security and condition monitoring solution that provides complete shipment lifecycle awareness and visibility of dry and refrigerated cargo in transit and in storage.

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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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Growing out the ‘smart bubbles’ of LPWA connectivity

Any observer of the relationships between business and technology over the years will recognise those slightly awkward periods between the first emergence of a new technological concept and its eventual acceptance as a part of everyday life.

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Embedded Office supports elobau sensor technology in developing IEC61508-compliant software

For many years, Embedded Office has been a partner of elobau sensor technology, a provider of non-contact sensor technology and operator controls. During the development of a new electronic safety switch (ESS) for the protection of employees in industrial environments, the Wangen-based specialist for safety-critical embedded applications supported Elobau in developing IEC61508-SIL3-compliant software.

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Elatec opens secure production facility in Bosnia for SIM cards and smartcards

The Elatec Group has opened a new factory in Gračanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Group’s Card Solutions and RFID Systems departments are serving in the capacity of manufacturers and ELCO is acting as distributor. Elatec’s new facility with more than 1,600 m² – produces SIM cards and packaging as well as RFID chips.

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Roll up, roll up… for the IoT terminology zoo!

Last month I attended the IEEE Pervasive Computing 2015 and one of the interesting panel discussions revolved around the difference between Pervasive Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Clearly, there is overlap but there was no agreement on the extent of it.

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Building Customer Loyalty using IoT

As we’ve seen through store closures from the likes of B&Q, brick-and-mortar stores have suffered in comparison to e-commerce sites from having limited space for products, high overheads and less personalisation. The result is that these physical stores have to some extent turned into showrooms while orders and transactions are often made online.

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