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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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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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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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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Orange claims to perform the first AI test with Huawei on its DWDM network in Spain

Build DWDM over CWDM Network

Orange Spain and Huawei announced recently that the pilot deployment of a 400G/wavelength WDM link in Orange network was completed successfully. The completion marks the first pilot deployment of 400G/wavelength both in Spain and inside Orange Group. In addition, Orange Spain has been one of the very first Service Providers to test innovative AI-based tools to help and enhance their Operation and Maintenance in the Optical Domain while providing the foundation towards Automation in its Transport Network. Orange Spain is a telecom operator in Spain, providing high-quality fixed and mobile…

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Síminn and Ericsson ramp up move towards 5G and massive IoT in Iceland

Island IoT

As part of its 5G preparations, Síminn will modernise and expand its radio network and continue to deploy the 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System. The two companies will also conduct 5G trials enabled by Ericsson 5G New Radio and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing. Síminn is eyeing the introduction of new IoT services on its 4G network – including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and Cat-M1. The agreement aims to accelerate the growth of Iceland’s IoT ecosystem across diverse use cases. NB-IoT enables low data rate applications in extremely challenging radio conditions, for example, connecting…

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LoRaWAN Pioneer Senet Expands Business with New Focus

Senet’s most-recent network coverage map

The first firm to get FCC certification for LoRaWAN sensors and gateways is finding growing traction for an array of applications. “Senet” is the name of an Ancient Egyptian board game dating back to at least 3,000 B.C., which eventually gave rise to backgammon. The company Senet, however, which is a finalist in the IoT World Awards, derives its name from its description of being a “Sensible Network Company.” Founded roughly a decade ago as “EnerTrac,” the company’s initial focus was on using an end-to-end IoT technology to optimize propane…

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How is IoT shaping enterprise mobility?

iot mobility

The world of technology is coming out with new future concepts like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the list goes on. Also, says business analyst Elisha Swisten, there are some ingenious technologies that have a practical aspect of how the world runs. The widespread adoption of the IoT has already made a serious impact on the way organisations are using connected devices to drive the business. Among these, the enterprise mobility is becoming more modernised as a result of IoT involving a mixture…

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Exploring wireless IoT applications within industrial automation

wireless IoT applications

The technologies associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) connectivity are enabling a new wave of wireless networking applications within the industrial automation sector. According to the latest global market study by Berg Insight, annual shipments of wireless devices for industrial automation applications reached 4.6 million units worldwide in 2018, accounting for approximately 6 percent of all new connected nodes. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.3 percent, annual shipments are expected to reach 9.9 million in 2023. Moreover, the installed base…

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Rolls-Royce & Finferries test world’s first fully autonomous ferry

Rolls-Royce & Finferries

Finnish ferry operator Finferries has demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry, thanks to a collaboration with engineering giant Rolls-Royce. A car ferry, by the name Falco, used Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence technologies to navigate autonomously between Parainen and Nauvo in Finland, before the return journey was carried out over remote control. The ferry’s sensors worked alongside its AI and collision avoidance technology to complete the journey, even berthing using a newly-developed autonomous navigation system, without any intervention from the crew. Falco is equipped with a range of advanced sensors, which…

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Renault unveils autonomous concierge concept for last mile delivery

EZ-PRO concept-car

Renault has unveiled the EZ-PRO, an autonomous delivery concept that could provide a modular, last-mile option for logistics operators. Renault launched the futuristic concept at the Hannover Motor Show this week, highlighting the company’s confidence in this potentially lucrative market. The ‘last mile problem’ is a critical challenge for cities, as the boom in online and mobile commerce has caused an influx of petrol- and diesel-powered vans into crowded centres and suburbs, ramping up pollution. Companies are exploring a range of solutions, from autonomous electric vehicles to electric bikes and…

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Liege gets smart parking through NB-IoT technology – and a new partnership

Liege

Belgium-based CommuniThings has partnered with Orange to launch the first smart-parking solution over NB-IoT technology for commercial use. Dubbed as “Shop & Drive”, the solution assists commuters to find available parking space via a mobile application at the same time as stimulating shopping activities through increased vehicle rotations at each spot. This Shop & Drive smart parking solution running on Orange Belgium’s Mobile IoT network introduces low-power wireless sensors and open-data applications serving residents, retailers and municipalities. CommuniThings has been selected by Orange Fab BeLux – an accelerator programme for…

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US regulator repeals net neutrality rules, threatening future of IoT

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to dismantle net neutrality, granting internet service providers (ISPs) the power to prioritise and hinder web traffic at will – with worrying implications for the future of IoT. The FFC voted three to two, on Thursday, to undo rules regulating companies that provide consumers and businesses with access to the internet. The result sees the net neutrality regulations introduced in 2015, prohibiting ISPs from blocking content or charging a premium for certain services, repealed. The move also means the federal government will no…

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