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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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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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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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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How to make the most of IoT in the restaurant business

restaurant iot

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been dominating the headlines lately, unfolding on many fronts across the globe. This post from Vikash Kumar Chaudhary of Tatvasoft.com sums up how a restaurant owner, purveyor, or grower can make the most of this tech to automate all the tedious tasks and focus on something else. If we take a close look at the hospitality sector, I am sure you will find it entirely driven by the customer service. The only challenge is how to harness the power of digital transformation in the…

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Nokia intros IoT starter packs for operators to target agriculture, livestock, logistics

Nokia IoT agriculture

Nokia has introduced four ready-made IoT packages to help mobile network operators go after the agriculture, livestock management, logistics, and asset management markets. Its new IoT packages – available “off-the-shelf” and “as—a-service” – will drive new revenues for operators, with “minimal investment and less risk”, it said. The four new IoT solutions make use of Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) infrastructure, which bundles global IoT connectivity, devices, applications, and support. WING is available to operators on a “pay-as-you-grow” basis, said Nokia. Its new smart agriculture solution includes sensors and…

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Intelligent service robots define exciting new direction for LG

LG CLOi Robots

At CES 2019, LG Electronics (LG) will debut an updated version of its wearable CLOi SuitBot alongside a lineup of improved service robots which are nearing commercialisation.The wearable LG CLOi SuitBot supports the lower body to reduce stress when lifting and bending while the enhanced CLOi service robots – PorterBot, ServeBot and CartBot – will demonstrate their more advanced capabilities made possible by LG’s continuously evolving AI and robotics knowhow. Originally unveiled last fall in Berlin, the updated LG CLOi SuitBot supports the user’s waist and augments their own muscle…

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Microsoft, Tencent, Intel race to develop autonomous greenhouses

autonomous greenhouses

The world’s population is expected to increase by another two and a half billion to 10 billion by 2055. At the same time, the amount of arable land is expected to shrink as increased urbanisation takes hold. And that’s before other issues such as climate change are factored into the equation. The end result is a lot of mouths to feed and no obvious way to provide the substantial increase in food production required. However, one potential solution is vertical farming: something being explored by several startups. The list includes…

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AT&T and Prevas team up on IoT for industrial automation

AT&T and Prevas

US telecommunications company AT&T has partnered with Swedish IT and engineering firm Prevas to create IoT solutions for industrial and healthcare environments. The three-year deal will see AT&T’s IoT products combined with the industrial design and engineering experience of Prevas. The joint offerings will be shaped to help customers get their connected products and services to market more quickly. These customers include companies in the automotive, defense, energy, healthcare, engineering and technology sectors. For over 30 years, Prevas has served these industries with asset management, product development and IT services.…

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Intel partners with Arm on IoT chips, Rolls-Royce on autonomous ships

IOT NETWORK NEWS Arm

Rival semiconductor producers Intel and Arm have agreed to collaborate to manage networks of connected devices based on their chips. Reuters reports that Britain’s IP giant Arm – acquired by Japanese tech investment conglomerate SoftBank in July 2016 for $24.3 billion – said last night that it had signed a strategic partnership with its rival to use standards developed by Intel for managing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, networks, and data. Arm’s agreement to use Intel standards for securely managing networked devices that deploy both companies’ chips is a major…

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Dell launches smart vision IoT solutions in edge computing push

Dell Technologies IoT Solution for Surveillance

Dell Technologies has announced new solutions to support computer vision and machine intelligence applications from edge to cloud. The first target? Surveillance. Dell has collaborated with its partner ecosystem – particularly Intel – to develop surveillance solutions based on advanced computer vision and analytics technologies. These are ready to be applied to use cases in public safety, customer experience, and product inventory management, the company confirmed in a statement. Intel has a number of computer vision acquisitions and investments, including Movidius, the startup whose technology is used in leading autonomous…

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Perch secures $1.7 million in funding to help enhance retail through IoT technologies

perch iot

Perch, a provider of interactive retail marketing through the Internet of Things, has raised more than $1.7 million in a recently held seed funding round that was led by The Visuality Corporation, Corigin Ventures and leading angel investors. The company announced a new augmented reality campaign management system, enhanced computer vision and sensing capabilities within its platform. It has also expanded the list of its retail clients, which include Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Coty, Kate Spade New York, Bumble and bumble, Red Bull, and Beam Suntory. Former CEO of…

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Microsoft unleashes Windows 10 IoT Core Services

Windows 10 IoT Core

Following an unveiling at Computex last month, Microsoft has announced it’s unleashing Windows 10 IoT Core Services into public preview. IoT Core Services enables solutions running on Windows 10 IoT Core to be commercialised and companies to create long-term business models for ongoing value. One of the most important components of the service is the Device Update Center, where an overview of all devices can be seen and updates scheduled for when appropriate. All updates are delivered using the same CDN (Content Delivery Network) as Windows Update. For security, the…

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