The end of ownership: IoT’s role in future subscriptions

The idea of ownership is outdated, says Jamie Bennett, VP of Engineering, IoT and Devices at Canonical. Within physical and digital spaces alike, businesses are turning to subscription-based offerings to better suit the demands of their customers – software is sold in installments; renting is the de facto scenario for a young, aspirational generation; and servitisation is

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The installed base of active cargo tracking units will reach 8.9mn by 2022, says Berg insight

Berg Insight, the IoT market research provider, released a new market report covering the cargo tracking market. The number of active tracking devices deployed for cargo loading units including trailers, intermodal containers, rail freight wagons, air cargo containers, cargo boxes and pallets reached 3.7 million worldwide in 2017.

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PTC introduces new augmented reality capabilities and spatial tracking with Creo AR Design Share

PTC announced the release of the Creo® AR Design Share solution, which further expands the ability of product designers and engineers to use augmented reality (AR) in product design. AR is an essential technology for product designers, allowing them to share designs instantly, experience their product at scale,

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Acuity Brands to acquire building analytics provider Lucid Design Group

Acuity Brands, Inc reported that it has acquired Lucid Design Group, Inc., an Oakland, CA-based provider of building analytics through its industry-leading BuildingOS® business intelligence platform.

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Gemalto and Huawei claim a ‘cost-effective’ narrowband solution for mass market IoT

To help device manufacturers meet a growing demand for long-lasting low-power NarrowBand (NB) IoT modules, Gemalto and Huawei – via its semiconductor arm, HiSilicon – are working together to develop the next generation of modules that combine an extra level of security and consume very low power.

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Sherlock collaborates with Orange Business Services to support its global business with IoT connectivity

Sherlock, an Internet of Things (IoT), bicycle security startup based in Turin, Italy, has signed a deal with Orange Business Services to support its global business with IoT connectivity and a management portal over the next three years.

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Smart cities demand smart networks

The increasing urbanisation of populations is a trend that is set to continue and, while it has enhanced the economic wellbeing of millions of people, it has placed enormous demands on infrastructure and threatened the quality of life of inhabitants.

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New in-car sensing tech increases vehicle and driver safety with better gesture control and monitoring

Jabil Inc. and eyeSight Technologies announced a new partnership to develop next-generation in-car sensing technology that delivers the most advanced levels of driver monitoring and gesture control.

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Industrial IoT: Walk before you can run

Successful IoT projects are security driven and focused on business needs, says Ben Boswell, UK & Ireland director of World Wide Technology.

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Actility acquires Abeeway to create a best-in-class portfolio for IoT location services

Actility, a provider of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) has acquired Abeeway, a geolocation system provider.

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The connected vehicle brings seamless technological integration to roadways

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming on-the-road mobility, as the “connected car” revolutionises transportation. Through IoT-enabled innovations, drivers and rental car users can now automate and streamline parking, navigation, itinerary tracking

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The key to developing a successful smart city – Part 2

On a global scale, more people are moving into urban areas rather than rural. According to The United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects report, by 2050 two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities. As a result, city infrastructure has to adapt to cope with the rapid increase in population density.

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Smartwatch market boosted by basic hybrid and analogue watches, says Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that while the number of high-end smartwatches is faltering, ‘smart analogue’ or hybrid watches remain largely unaffected by the market slow-down.

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Promoting safety while protecting privacy: How geofencing can mitigate tracking concerns

A Deloitte report this week revealed that the number of people using digital navigation indoors is liable to surge in the next five year, says Mike Mulica, CEO, Actility. As it stands, one in 20 instances are already indoors, with this number expected to rise to one in four by 2022.

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Catering for the connected traveller

Travel isn’t quite what it used to be. Gone are the days when you switched off your mobile and disconnected from the world to enjoy your holiday. Today’s traveller wants to be connected – to share experiences online and keep in touch with friends and family.

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How can you ensure end-to-end interoperability between products and services?

In July Actility, a provider of low power wide area (LPWA) networking and the company behind the ThingPark LPWA IoT platform, launched the ‘ThingPark Approved’ programme. Actility also welcomed the first partners to achieve ThingPark Approved status. Here, Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now asks Christophe Francois, vice president Ecosystem at Actility how to ensure service

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