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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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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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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Adoption of TALQ Smart City protocol widens as nine companies and 10 products certified

TALQ

The TALQ Consortium certifies 10 smart city products as TALQ compliant. Following a successful plug-fest event in Valencia, Spain, three Central Management Software (CMS) and seven Outdoor Device Networks (ODN) have demonstrated interoperability by implementing the TALQ Version 2. With an increasing market demand for interoperable systems, many other manufacturers are working to integrate the TALQ Smart City Protocol into their solution and should undertake the Certification procedure soon. The list of all certified TALQ-compliant products can be found on the TALQ website. In 2012 the TALQ Consortium started to…

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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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Berg Insight says 18mn North Americans used connected care solutions in 2018

Berg Insight connected care solutions

A new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight has found that around 18.0 million people in North America were using connected care solutions at the end of 2018.The figure refers to users of medical alert systems, connected medication management solutions and remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions in Canada and the US. RPM is the largest and most mature segment having a total of 16.1 million users at the end of 2018. The market for medical alert systems is considerably smaller with an estimated total of 3.1 million users,…

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Global digital twin market size to exceed $20bn by 2025

Global digital twin market

Digital Twin Market size is set to exceed US $20 billion (€17 billion) by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The digital twin market growth is attributed to the increasing adoption of the IoT and IIoT and the rapidly growing digitalisation in manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare industries. The continuously rising adoption of the IoT that is empowered & backed by 3D simulation, deep learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and big data analytics will help in the cost-effective implementation of digital twin in aerospace & defense,…

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Taiwan Star Telecom prepares for 5G migration with Nokia portfolio

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Nokia announced that TST (Taiwan Star Telecom) has chosen the Nokia end-to-end (E2E) solution to expand the coverage and capacity of its LTE network to support subscriber growth. The new solution will also enable TST to offer narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) services, as well as prepare TST to migrate to 5G services in the future. The expansion will enhance network quality and improve the user experience. With their open and transparent mobile rates and highest price-to-performance scores, TST continuously invests in the performance of their mobile network in order…

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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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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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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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