Walla Walla plugs 2,000 water leaks with smart utility network

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The city upgraded its infrastructure in the face of 30 per cent annual water losses. The City of Walla Walla in Washington has detected 2,000 water leaks in the first year of deploying a smart utility network. “As our pipes failed and water meters aged, we began to see a 30 per cent annual water loss, which is significant given that we distribute about three billion gallons of water each year,” said City of Walla Walla water distribution supervisor, Adrian Sutor. The city implemented residential and commercial water meters from…

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Shipments of cellular IoT gateways to reach 8.0mn by 2023

IoT gateways

Berg Insight, has released findings about the market for cellular IoT gateways, routers and modems. More than 3.4 million cellular IoT gateways were shipped globally during 2018, at a total market value of approximately US$921 million (€826 million). Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5%, annual shipments are expected to reach 8.0 million in 2023. Cellular IoT gateways are standalone devices intended for connecting machines to a cellular network. These include general-purpose cellular gateways, routers and modems that are enclosed in a chassis and have at least…

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Kerlink signs IoTdc as Internet of Things solutions distributor into South Africa

Globe World Earth

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), announced its expansion into South Africa and a distribution agreement with IoTdc, a distributor of connected hardware and device-related applications for the IoT in that country. Kerlink, a provider of solutions for designing, launching, and operating public and private LoRaWAN IoT networks, offers a comprehensive product portfolio of industrial-grade network equipment, best-of-breed network-core, operations, and management software, and value-added applications. Serving solutions integrators, IT/IoT resellers and telcos, IoTdc focuses on primary verticals such as agriculture, mining, smart cities,…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Festo aims for simpler visual inspection configuration with new SBRD smart camera

SBRD smart camera

The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system that opens up new perspectives in automation and robot technology. High-resolution cameras and a powerful controller form the core of the SBRD smart camera system, while high-performance image-processing software delivers fast, process-reliable results. Lightweight and compact in design, the system makes carrying out inspections from several perspectives or with a large field of view very simple and intuitive. Equipped with two camera interfaces, the fanless remote head controller is suitable…

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China, India, Japan and South Korea set to surpass 1bn installed smart electricity meters in 2025

smart electricity meters

According to new a research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in the Asian markets China, India, Japan and South Korea will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% from 613.4 million in 2018 to reach 965.9 million in 2024. Over the next six years, smart meter penetration among electricity customers in the region is projected to increase from around 67% in 2018 to 94% by the end of 2024. At this pace, Berg Insight anticipates the markets will…

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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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