Nokia intros IoT starter packs for operators to target agriculture, livestock, logistics

Nokia IoT agriculture

Nokia has introduced four ready-made IoT packages to help mobile network operators go after the agriculture, livestock management, logistics, and asset management markets. Its new IoT packages – available “off-the-shelf” and “as—a-service” – will drive new revenues for operators, with “minimal investment and less risk”, it said. The four new IoT solutions make use of Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) infrastructure, which bundles global IoT connectivity, devices, applications, and support. WING is available to operators on a “pay-as-you-grow” basis, said Nokia. Its new smart agriculture solution includes sensors and…

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5G multi-mode chipset and 5G CPE Pro launched by Huawei

Huawei 5G CPE Pro launch

Huawei has launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro. The company claims that together, these two new products provide “the world’s fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go”. Be that as it may, this chipset supports a broad range of 5G products in addition to smartphones, including home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices, and 5G modules. “The Balong 5000 will open up a whole new world to consumers,”…

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Zeppelin cuts factory engine failures with predictive IoT maintenance

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Inc, reports that Zeppelin GmbH, is using Splunk Enterprise to reduce the risk of factory shutdowns and predict machinery and equipment maintenance. Zeppelin provides solutions in the following areas: construction machinery, mining machinery, agricultural machinery, rental machinery, construction logistics, construction site management, drive, propulsion, traction and energy, engineering, and plant engineering. It also develops new digital business models for the construction sector. The Zeppelin Group has 190 sites in 35 countries and generated a sales volume of 2.75 billion euros in the 2017 financial year; more than 8,000 employees…

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ETSI CIM group releases full spec for context information exchange in smart cities

wireless IoT applications

The ETSI Industry Specification Group for cross-cutting Context Information Management (ISG CIM) has just released its main specification GS CIM 009 for NGSI-LD API. It is particularly targeting smart city applications and government services (use cases available in GR CIM 002). This concludes two years of work, including industry feedback on the preliminary release made in April 2018. The name “NGSI-LD” refers to early work of the Open Mobile Alliance in defining high-level NGSI interfaces as well as advances from the Linked Data community. A significant amount of the data…

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The Linux Foundation launches new LF Edge to establish a unified open source framework

LF EDGE

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organisation enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the launch of LF Edge, an umbrella organisation to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system. LF Edge is initially comprised of five projects that will support emerging edge applications in the area of non-traditional video and connected things that require lower latency, faster processing and mobility. LF Edge includes Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry, and Open Glossary of Edge Computing, formerly stand-alone projects at The Linux Foundation.…

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Exploring wireless IoT applications within industrial automation

wireless IoT applications

The technologies associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) connectivity are enabling a new wave of wireless networking applications within the industrial automation sector. According to the latest global market study by Berg Insight, annual shipments of wireless devices for industrial automation applications reached 4.6 million units worldwide in 2018, accounting for approximately 6 percent of all new connected nodes. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.3 percent, annual shipments are expected to reach 9.9 million in 2023. Moreover, the installed base…

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Water utilities forecast to propel growth with global smart meter revenue to reach US$14bn by 2026

Water IoT

Water and gas meter shipments will see double-digit revenue growth over the next five years. If this market forecast comes true it will be welcome news in a market where smart electricity shipments are contracting and greatly slowing growth of overall revenues across the entire metering segment. According to ABI Research, energy and water utility meter installations will result in annual shipments of 151 million smart meters in 2018 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2% to reach 193 million units by 2026. The figures…

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IQRF Summit 2019

IQRF Summit 2019

The fourth edition of IoT conference with the IQRF® wireless network technology will bring news from the world of industry, smart cities and buildings. Members of the IQRF Alliance face new challenges from a wide range of areas of life, such as healthcare, breeding or farming. At the conference, you can personally meet with representatives of companies providing for example parking, lighting or air quality monitoring, and find out which solutions are already available on the market. In an informal setting of afternoon networking, you can easily discuss your ideas…

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Iguazio powers the intelligent edge for smart retail and IoT solutions with Google cloud

The Iguazio Continuous Data Platform

Iguazio, the serverless platform for intelligent applications, announced it is partnering with Google Cloud to enable real-time AI across the cloud and intelligent edge. Google Cloud and Iguazio’s hybrid cloud is enabling Trax, the provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail,to benefit from Kubernetes and a cloud-native architecture without managing its underlying infrastructure. Trax’s retail solutions leverage image recognition and predictive analytics to efficiently manage the physical shelf for consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers. “At Trax, we’re digitising the world of retail by monitoring, predicting and optimising…

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Intelligent service robots define exciting new direction for LG

LG CLOi Robots

At CES 2019, LG Electronics (LG) will debut an updated version of its wearable CLOi SuitBot alongside a lineup of improved service robots which are nearing commercialisation.The wearable LG CLOi SuitBot supports the lower body to reduce stress when lifting and bending while the enhanced CLOi service robots – PorterBot, ServeBot and CartBot – will demonstrate their more advanced capabilities made possible by LG’s continuously evolving AI and robotics knowhow. Originally unveiled last fall in Berlin, the updated LG CLOi SuitBot supports the user’s waist and augments their own muscle…

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B-Secur Sees Potential in ECG Biometrics for Cars and Wearables

@bsecurtech

The Belfast-based startup is upbeat on the potential of ECG biometrics to identify individuals as well as to gauge their health and physical state. Passwords are a pain. It is all-too-tempting to reuse the same password whenever possible, but irregular password requirements and security recommendations make it necessary to memorize or otherwise keep track of scores of passwords for everything from online commerce to banking to email accounts. And yet breached passwords are involved in many cybersecurity breaches. That was the case in the iconic 1983 Cold War science fiction…

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Smart City Project in Vienna Suburb Begins New Phase

Aspern Smart City Research

A roughly 30-minute subway ride away from Vienna’s inner core is Aspern, an emerging neighborhood that is home to one of Europe’s most-ambitious smart city projects. Launched in 2009, the project is intended to be a test lab for urban energy use, as well as to showcase a smart city initiative that points the way forward for other similarly-minded, technology-oriented urban planners. “We are working on solutions for a really renewable energy future,” said Georg Pammer, manager of Aspern Smart City Research. “The aim is to develop solutions for a…

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IIoT and Mass Customization: How Do They Fit Together?

IIoT and Mass Customization

Recent Deloitte research shows that more than 50 percent of customers expressed interest in acquiring custom products. Empowered by the development of technologies, they are willing to become co-producers and have the opportunity to shape the products they purchase themselves. To respond to the expectations of individual customers, enterprises have embraced mass customization, which allows them to create products tailored to the needs of a particular buyer while retaining high production volumes and relatively low production costs. As customers’ desires become increasingly diverse, however, mass customization can turn into mass…

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Dell EMC and Nokia Team Up on Semi-Autonomous Barges in Delft

Delft

Dell EMC and Nokia have joined as lead technology partners in a public-private smart city initiative to help the historic Dutch City of Delft reduce truck congestion in the city center using semi-autonomous, hydrogen-powered barges in existing waterways for ‘last mile’ transportation. This collaboration is intended to help reduce traffic, in turn helping the region meet carbon emission, sustainability and economic development targets. The world’s urban population is expected to double by 2050, and this only serves to increase the demand on already stretched municipal resources. City governments are adopting…

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Agtech: Waitrose to trial autonomous farming robots

Small Robot Company

UK supermarket chain Waitrose is planning to deploy autonomous robots, from Shropshire-based robotics start-up Small Robot Company, to farm its Leckford Estate. The Telegraph reports that the three-year trial, will see three types of robot, known as Tom, Dick and Harry, analyse, plant and weed crops at the 4,000 acre farm near Stockbridge, Hampshire. Tom handles crop and soil monitoring, Dick is responsible for precision spraying and laser weeding, while Harry takes care of precision drilling and planting. The robots use AI to scan thousands of pictures of a specific…

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