Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57mn by 2024

Smart home automation

New data analysed by Juniper Research indicates that automation revenues will exceed US$57 million (€50 million) by 2024. This is up from $18 million (€16 million) in 2019, and is driven by smart security solutions. Juniper’s new research, Smart Homes: Strategic Opportunities, Business Models & Competitive Landscape 2019-2024, found the ‘Do It For Me’ model, with vendors offering advice, installation, maintenance and cloud storage on monthly/yearly subscriptions, is gaining ground. More players, such as Hive, Vivint Smart Home and TP-Link, now offer subscription packages, which broaden the value proposition with…

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5 Benefits of Commercial IoT and Automation

Commercial IoT and Automation

Some of the current applications of the Internet of Things feel more trivial than others. Humans have been outrunning each other for a hundred thousand years without the aid of internet-connected sneakers, for instance. And using telephones to close the blinds in our homes often feels like more, not less, work. But commercial IoT is a different beast. It’s distinct from consumer IoT and arrives with different challenges and a separate set of benefits and opportunities. Here’s a look at five of them. 1. Make Your Buildings More Efficient Optimizing…

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Next Generation Miniaturized IoT Asset Security

Corekinect

The Kudelski Group, the world leader in digital security, and CoreKinect, a leader in scalable hardware design & manufacturing which allows clients to achieve scale rapidly without compromising on quality or customization, today announced an agreement to create a joint solution enabling companies and organizations to securely and economically track their assets at scale, in sizes and form factors that have not been seen to date in the industry. The solution combines the custom hardware engineering expertise of CoreKinect with Kudelski’s more than thirty years of developing security technologies to…

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The IoT Solutions World Congress 2019 Announces its First Speakers and Sessions

The IoT Solutions World Congress 2019

IoTSWC 2019, which will be held from 29th to 31st October in Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue, will be based around nine core themes: open industry; technologies enabling IoT, connected transport; manufacturing; energy and supplies; healthcare; construction and infrastructures; artificial intelligence; and blockchain. There will be over 200 sessions including talks, round tables and presentations, and more than 400 speakers are expected to participate. Among the first confirmed experts is Joe Barkai, analyst and author of “The Outcome Economy: How the Industrial Internet of Things is Transforming Every Business”.…

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Soracom Backs Smart Tracking Technology Innovator Pebblebee

www.soracom.io

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of smart connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced it has funded a substantial investment in smart tracker developer Pebblebee. This investment contributes to an ongoing $10M funding round and marks the third publicly-disclosed investment through the Soracom IoT Fund. Pebblebee, based in Seattle, designs feature rich location tracking solutions and will benefit from Soracom’s support in ongoing research and development efforts, new product development and further expansion of its IP portfolio. First established in 2012, Pebblebee has grown from a dramatically successful Kickstarter…

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Sectigo acquires Icon Labs, claiming industry-first end-to-end IoT security platform

Sectigo IoT Manager

Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA), which is said to be the world’s largest commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a specialist in web security solutions, has acquired Icon Labs. Icon Labs is a provider of cross-platform security solutions for embedded original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers. Sectigo’s expanded IoT Security Platform aims to provide device manufacturers, systems integrators, enterprises using connected IoT, and entire interoperable ecosystems, with the industry-first ability to use purpose-built IoT issuance from a trusted third-party CA. The platform will seamlessly harden device security…

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Blockchain billing pilot project with Orange Group and MTS proves a success, say Syniverse and IBM

IBM blockchain

Syniverse and IBM have joined forces with the goal of advancing mobile roaming solutions with a pilot program that uses open-source blockchain technology. The solution is designed to instantly validate new wholesale billing and charging processes for clearing and settlement services. The Syniverse and IBM pilot is designed to enable “smart contracts” to be coordinated and executed between mobile operators. The smart-contracts capability of blockchain technology helps determine the rules and processes governing each transaction between parties. This capability will help improve customer efficiencies and reduce the friction of doing…

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BrainBox AI claims to launch first AI technology for autonomous buildings

BrainBox AI

BrainBox AI announced the launch of its unique technology combining deep learning, cloud-based computing and algorithms to support a 24/7 self-operating building. BrainBox AI is the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology designed specifically for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC) in commercial buildings. Its vision is to redefine building automation and to be at the forefront of the green building revolution. BrainBox AI’s solution leverages AI to predict a building’s thermal load and enables the HVAC system to operate autonomously, in real-time, leading to significant energy and cost savings,…

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Orange claims to perform the first AI test with Huawei on its DWDM network in Spain

Build DWDM over CWDM Network

Orange Spain and Huawei announced recently that the pilot deployment of a 400G/wavelength WDM link in Orange network was completed successfully. The completion marks the first pilot deployment of 400G/wavelength both in Spain and inside Orange Group. In addition, Orange Spain has been one of the very first Service Providers to test innovative AI-based tools to help and enhance their Operation and Maintenance in the Optical Domain while providing the foundation towards Automation in its Transport Network. Orange Spain is a telecom operator in Spain, providing high-quality fixed and mobile…

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Samsung introduces Exynos i T100 for secure and reliable IoT devices with short-range connectivity

Exynos 9 Series

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, a provider of advanced semiconductor technology, announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) solution, the Exynos i T100, which enhances the security and reliability of devices designed for short-range communications. Along with the previously introduced Exynos i T200 for Wi-Fi and Exynos i S111 for long-range narrow-band (NB) communications, the launch of the Exynos i T100 allows the company to cover a wider gamut of connectivity for today’s IoT devices. Based on a power-efficient 28-nanometer (nm) process technology, the Exynos i T100 is optimised to be…

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Wearable Artificial Intelligence market to exceed 30% growth by 2025, hitting US$180bn

Wearable Artificial Intelligence market

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Wearable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market will reach US$180 billion (€160 billion) by 2025. The explosive growth of smartwatches has been the primary factor propelling the wearable AI market. Continuous improvements in their design and functionality along with availability at lower prices has increased adoption among consumers. Specifically, says the analysts, the introduction of an LTE connectivity feature in smartwatches has provided customers with an alternative to bulky smartphones. Moreover, the convenience…

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Síminn and Ericsson ramp up move towards 5G and massive IoT in Iceland

Island IoT

As part of its 5G preparations, Síminn will modernise and expand its radio network and continue to deploy the 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System. The two companies will also conduct 5G trials enabled by Ericsson 5G New Radio and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing. Síminn is eyeing the introduction of new IoT services on its 4G network – including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and Cat-M1. The agreement aims to accelerate the growth of Iceland’s IoT ecosystem across diverse use cases. NB-IoT enables low data rate applications in extremely challenging radio conditions, for example, connecting…

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Delta demos IoT-based smart green solutions to enable sustainable cities

Delta IoT-based Smart Green Solutions

Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, has unveiled a portfolio of energy-efficient solutions under the newly launched brand campaign of “IoT-based Smart Green Solutions to Nurture Energy Efficiency in Cities”. At the recent Hannover Messe 2019, Delta focused on Smart Manufacturing, Smart Buildings and Smart Energy Infrastructure. A key show highlight from the company’s Smart Manufacturing offerings is the Digital Factory Monitoring solution, said to be a next-generation platform to enable the digitalised monitoring and control of machinery, operations and energy consumption in manufacturing facilities. The…

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Device Authority launches security suite for PTC ThingWorx IoT platform

IoT security platform

Device Authority, a global provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), has launched a Security Suite for PTC ThingWorx IoT platform. It combines four security extensions into one bundle for ThingWorx customers and partners. This solves customer demand for enhanced security, meeting compliance and business needs, and ensuring an end-to-end security solution is robust. ThingWorx delivers purpose-built industrial IoT applications and the market-leading technology platform, so customers can rapidly deliver solutions that solve critical challenges all designed to accelerate digital transformation. When connecting applications…

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LoRaWAN Pioneer Senet Expands Business with New Focus

Senet’s most-recent network coverage map

The first firm to get FCC certification for LoRaWAN sensors and gateways is finding growing traction for an array of applications. “Senet” is the name of an Ancient Egyptian board game dating back to at least 3,000 B.C., which eventually gave rise to backgammon. The company Senet, however, which is a finalist in the IoT World Awards, derives its name from its description of being a “Sensible Network Company.” Founded roughly a decade ago as “EnerTrac,” the company’s initial focus was on using an end-to-end IoT technology to optimize propane…

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