Enterprise, automotive IoT to grow 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020

automotive IoT

The enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, a 21 per cent increase from 2019, according to a forecast by Gartner, a leading research and advisory company. By the end of 2019, 4.8 billion endpoints are expected to be in use, up 21.5 per cent from 2018, said a statement. Utilities will be the highest user of IoT endpoints, totalling 1.17 billion endpoints in 2019, and increasing 17 per cent in 2020 to reach 1.37 billion endpoints. Peter Middleton, senior research…

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Dewa inks deal with Alibaba for blockchain, IoT

Dewa Alibaba blockchain IoT

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has signed a MoU with Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group as part of the utility’s ongoing efforts to enhance its digital services. As per the MoU, the two sides will co-operate in presenting the challenges related to algorithms, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, Internet of Things , IoT, and Cloud Computing through Alibaba Cloud’s Tianchi innovation platform. The two sides will also collaborate in organising workshops, training courses and conferences to enhance the digital services provided by…

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IMS Evolve and Current partner to deliver IoT-enabled energy and financial savings

IMS Evolve

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company, IMS Evolve, has announced a strategic partnership with Current, powered by GE, the digital engine for intelligent environments, to deliver IoT solutions to the food retail sector. The partnership leverages IMS Evolve’s integration and automation capabilities and Current’s Daintree wireless controls infrastructure to offer a proven solution that is helping food retailers reduce operational costs and improve the customer experience. The new partnership aims to achieve significant savings across energy, waste and maintenance by leveraging real-time data from assets across the enterprise. A popular…

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Verizon lights the way for future smart grid technology with Peninsula Light Company

Grid Wide Utility Services Intelligent Energy platform

Verizon has been chosen to update Washington State’s Peninsula Light Company (PenLight) power distribution system with Verizon’s Grid Wide Utility Services Intelligent Energy platform. Electric meters equipped with Verizon cellular connectivity will replace end-of-life meters in the homes and businesses of over 33,000 PenLight members.The meters can then be managed using Verizon’s Grid Wide platform. Grid Wide is a managed, cloud-based, Internet of Things (IoT) platform-as-a-service solution developed by Verizon to help utilities modernise their systems. The solution allows utilities to remotely configure, monitor and manage end-points within their service…

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ABB creates intelligent football stadium for FK Austria

FK Austria

ABB, a technology provider, was appointed to transform the Generali Arena, originally built in 1925, into an intelligent, future proofed venue that incorporates the latest in smart building technology and energy efficient power distribution, so that it is more intuitive to control and better suited to the needs of visitors. These IoT solutions are part of the unified, cross-industry digital offering, ABB Ability, which extends from device to edge to cloud and combines deep domain expertise with unmatched proficiency in web-enabled connectivity to optimise operational performance and efficiency. This is…

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Seoul Robotics releases SENSR, smart 3D perception software platform for all LiDAR sensors

SEOUL ROBOTICS

Seoul Robotics, a dynamic provider of perception software for autonomous systems introduced SENSR, a 3D perception software platform compatible with major 3D LiDAR sensors. With the release of SENSR, Seoul Robotics is now the only company to commercially provide a high-performance 3D perception software solution that is compatible with multiple brands of LiDAR manufacturers – enabling automotive-grade perception AI for any industry with any LiDAR. While cameras provide dense colour information, LiDAR provides depth and shape information which greatly aids autonomous vehicles to navigate by providing an additional level of…

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Semtech releases new LoRa smart home device for IoT applications

Semtech LLCC68

Semtech Corporation, a provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products and advanced algorithms, announces the launch of the new LoRa Smart Home Devices (LLCC68d) extends LoRa’s market applications from industry-class low-power wide area networks (LPWANs) to smart home, community and consumer applications. The transceiver provides low power and extensive coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) devices in indoor and adjacent areas to connect sensors and actuators for security, environmental monitoring and convenience applications. “With its simple and flexible network architecture, Semtech’s LoRa devices offer consumers a unique opportunity to accelerate…

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GetWireless expands IoT product portfolio

Peplink

GetWireless, a Value-Added Distributor of IoT solutions since 2001, continues to expand its IoT portfolio through its long-term relationships with industry-leading manufacturers. Peplink is one of these industry-providers, and their new expanded portfolio introduces nine new products which will grow their footprint in the public safety arena. These new products, which range from single-LTE to quad-LTE versions, are FirstNet ready and support Band 14 along with the other LTE bands operating on the leading commercial networks. With SpeedFusion technology, the multi-cellular models can aggregate and bond the data throughput of…

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The IoT Community and Certnexus partner to address global IoT skills gap

Community and Certnexus

CertNexus, the global purveyor of vendor neutral, emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials and the Internet of Things Community announced a partnership to facilitate and accelerate closing the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) skills gap. According to a report by Inmarstat, 76% of companies surveyed require additional senior, strategic-level staff with skills in IoT, and 80% do not possess the IoT skills required to ensure their current IoT solutions will work as intended. According to Bain and Company, the IoT industry is on its way to becoming a $450 billion…

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Best Transportation claims to be the first to make use of an electric vehicle

Best Transportation

Best Transportation, headquartered in Port Newark, NJ, claimed to announce its first usage of a fully electric class A tractor. The company successfully picked up a container in Maher Terminal, also headquartered in the Port, and delivered the container to a Costco Wholesale location within New Jersey without incident. Best Transportation claims to be the first trucking company to move a container from the Port of New York & New Jersey using an electric vehicle. The use of this type of vehicle is the first step in Best Transportation’s plan…

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Dover Fueling Solutions and Microsoft collaborate to provide Azure based edge to cloud IoT solutions

Azure cloud IoT

Dover Fueling Solutions (“DFS”), a part of Dover that delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, fleet systems, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management, is pleased to announce a planned strategic partnership with Microsoft to bring new cloud and IoT solutions to market. Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services that let organisations build, test, deploy, secure and manage applications, services and solutions. Through this alliance, Microsoft will help enable DFS’ vision to deliver next generation retail site architecture and solutions that will digitally transform the…

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Voice assistants used to control smart homes to grow by 769%

Voice assistants

New data from Juniper Research found that the number of voice assistants used to access smart home devices will reach 555 million by 2024; up from 105 million in 2019. By 2024, Juniper Research expects more than 90% of voice assistants to be used to control smart home devices; driven by increased participation from Chinese manufacturers. The new research, Smart Homes: Strategic Opportunities, Business Models & Competitive Landscape 2019-2024, found that voice assistants are an increasingly crucial element in the smart home; providing interoperability platforms that enable seamless control of…

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Vodafone and South East Water trial narrowband IoT solution to help reduce water leaks

Lake Water

Vodafone announced that it is working with South East Water on a pilot that could revolutionise how the water industry detects and prevents leaks. The pilot is timely: water shortages are said to threaten England within 25 years and Ofwat is requiring that all water companies reduce water leakage by 15% by 2025.The trial, now underway in Kent, will run for a year and is the first in the UK to include Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) as part of a smart water network. Vodafone and South East Water worked…

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Software AG received highest use case scores by Gartner for Industrial IoT platforms report

Software AG received highest use case scores

Software AG announced that Gartner, Inc., in its new Critical Capabilities for Industrial IoT Platforms report1, has given Software AG the highest score in every use case in the report – Monitoring Use Case, Predictive Analytics for Equipment Use Case, and Connected Industrial Assets Use Case for its IoT Platform Cumulocity IoT. “The research is intended to help organizations shortlist vendors that match their IIoT platform requirements,” says Gartner. ”It evaluates vendor effectiveness in supporting enterprise needs in three use cases: monitoring, predictive analytics for equipment and connected industrial assets.”…

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Claroty extends visibility of industrial cybersecurity platform to the Internet of Things

Claroty

Claroty, the global provider of industrial cybersecurity, introduced several enhancements to Continuous Threat Detection (CTD), its award-winning operational technology (OT) security solution. The latest release of CTD now enables enterprises to discover and monitor their Internet of Things (IoT) devices,provides customers with greater network visibility, reduces deployment time, and eliminates the “noise” of non-critical alerts. The company also announced it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the organisation that transforms business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Claroty’s announcements come as enterprises…

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