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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Software AG received highest use case scores by Gartner for Industrial IoT platforms report

Software AG received highest use case scores

Software AG announced that Gartner, Inc., in its new Critical Capabilities for Industrial IoT Platforms report1, has given Software AG the highest score in every use case in the report – Monitoring Use Case, Predictive Analytics for Equipment Use Case, and Connected Industrial Assets Use Case for its IoT Platform Cumulocity IoT. “The research is intended to help organizations shortlist vendors that match their IIoT platform requirements,” says Gartner. ”It evaluates vendor effectiveness in supporting enterprise needs in three use cases: monitoring, predictive analytics for equipment and connected industrial assets.”…

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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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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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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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Smart factory market to cross US$155 bn by 2025

U.S. smart factory market, by application, 2018 & 2025

Global Smart Factory Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $75 billion (€66 billion) to over $155 billion (€138 billion) by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The smart factory market is driven by the growing demand for intelligent industrial solutions that organise output and save huge labour & operational costs. These factories are digitally advanced & connected facilities that enhance the manufacturing performance along with replacing human workers in a variety of operations. Several technologies including IoT,…

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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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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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Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57mn by 2024

Smart home automation

New data analysed by Juniper Research indicates that automation revenues will exceed US$57 million (€50 million) by 2024. This is up from $18 million (€16 million) in 2019, and is driven by smart security solutions. Juniper’s new research, Smart Homes: Strategic Opportunities, Business Models & Competitive Landscape 2019-2024, found the ‘Do It For Me’ model, with vendors offering advice, installation, maintenance and cloud storage on monthly/yearly subscriptions, is gaining ground. More players, such as Hive, Vivint Smart Home and TP-Link, now offer subscription packages, which broaden the value proposition with…

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