A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

MIT-Battery-Free-Sensing

To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface — an underwater “internet of things.” But how to supply constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long durations in the ocean’s deep? MIT researchers have an answer: a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data. The system could be used to monitor sea temperatures to study climate change and track marine life over long periods…

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Photovoltaic-powered sensors for IoT

MIT Solar Sensor

By 2025, experts estimate the number of “internet of things” devices — including sensors that gather real-time data about infrastructure and the environment — could rise to 75 billion worldwide. As it stands, however, those sensors require batteries that must be replaced frequently, which can be problematic for long-term monitoring. MIT researchers have designed photovoltaic-powered sensors that could potentially transmit data for years before they need to be replaced. To do so, they mounted thin-film perovskite cells — known for their potential low cost, flexibility, and relative ease of fabrication…

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Study: Enterprises not prioritising PKI security for IoT

2019 global encryption study

IoT is one of the fastest growing trends in technology today, yet enterprises are leaving themselves vulnerable to dangerous cyberattacks by failing to prioritize PKI (public key infrastructure) security, according to new research from nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company. The 2019 Global PKI and IoT Trends Study, conducted by research firm the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by nCipher Security, is based on feedback from more than 1,800 IT security practitioners in 14 countries/regions, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. According to the study, 56 per…

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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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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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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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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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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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New vulnerability found in internet-connected building automation devices

New vulnerability found

Critical internet-connected smart building devices used in many commercial and industrial properties, have been found to be vulnerable to a new malicious attack. This is according to a report from cybersecurity researcher Bertin Bervis. The vulnerability exploits the properties in the building automation protocol (Bacnet) which enables technicians and engineers performing monitoring, setup changes and remote control of a wide range of key smart systems that impact temperature control, and other monitoring systems. Bervis analysed several building automation devices with built-in web applications for remote monitoring and control. They were…

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Deutsche Telekom and Software AG partner to create global Cloud of Things platform

Deutsche Telekom IoT

Deutsche Telekom and Software AG have announced a strategic partnership to deliver IoT services on a global scale. Deutsche Telekom and its enterprise customer unit T-Systems will expand their Cloud of Things offering, using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform. The partnership for “IoT made in Germany” allows both parties to make a bold play for an emerging multi-billion international market in IoT. By pooling expertise and resources, the two will expand their presence across the United States, Germany and wider European markets. Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of T-Systems and board member…

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Velodyne highlights advanced lidar sensor technology at the automated vehicle symposium

Velodyne Alpha Puck

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. introduced its intelligent and effective auto -sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ADAS) at the Automated Vehicle Symposium, July 15-18 in Orlando. The Velodyne booth will feature the Velodyne Alpha Puck, a handle sensor specifically produced for standalone driving and advanced vehicle safety at road speeds, and the Velodyne Velarray directional view , a vital component of ADAS. Velodyne’s handle sensors will showcase its combination of long-range, high-resolution and field-wide field-wide vision. Velodyne is a large-volume supplier of…

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Nokia adds new products and features to whole-home Wi-Fi portfolio to enhance consumer experience

Nokia WiFi Beacon 1

Nokia announced it is adding a new beacon and several new features to its whole-home Wi-Fi portfolio. The new Beacon 1 complements Nokia’s premium Beacon 3 solution, while new Intelligent Channel Selection, pre-pairing and bridging features help to simplify network setup and enhance the overall Wi-Fi experience. Despite more than 9 billion Wi-Fi-enabled devices in use, many homes suffer from poor Wi-Fi. This can be attributed to the number of connected devices on the Wi-Fi network, the amount of high bandwidth activities — such as video streaming — taking place, or…

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