IoT

While the Internet of Things is still something of a misnomer, low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies in combination with IoT platforms and AI can be used to leverage continuous improvements in product design and working practices

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Sector heavyweights’ Industry 4.0 agreement

Hytera has signed an agreement with Siemens on what it calls “comprehensive and sustainable strategic cooperation in Industry 4.0, lean production, and intelligent manufacturing.” The signing took place during the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai at the beginning of ...

Hexagon collaborates on Microsoft smart city patrol car

Microsoft has deployed Hexagon technology designed to improve first responder safety and efficiency, into a smart city patrol car. The car is being demonstrated at the Smart City Expo World Congress, which is taking place this week in Barcelona.

According to Hexagon, ...

Industry heavyweights plan global IoT network

Inmarsat has partnered with telecommunications provider JT Group, enabling what it calls a "holistic connectivity solution for Internet of Things technology." The planned global network will combine Inmarsat’s satellite communication infrastructure, combined with cellular data ...

Libelium partners with NEC on IoT

Internet of things specialist Libelium has integrated six NEC cloud solutions in its IoT gateway Meshlium. The solutions are: Biz4, NEC Connexive, RoboMQ, Spark Compass, Symphoni and Ubicamóvil.

According to Libelium, the reason for the move was to extend the ...

Orange Business Services and BlueTide partner on maritime comms

Orange Business Services is providing BlueTide Communications with BlueTide with managed global Ku band VSAT capacity, with the ability to switch to alternative satellite beams, providing seamless global coverage. BlueTide can provide vessels with live video surveillance, ...

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Cyber security update

Ransomware, vulnerabilities targeting Wi-Fi and IoT botnets are putting firms at risk. But new tools and techniques are emerging to help companies fight back, as Kate O’Flaherty discovers

Nearly half of all UK companies suffered a breach over the past 12 months, ...

The LPWA technology battle

The hype over the Internet of Things might be fading away, but much effort is under way to roll out low-power wide-area networks. At the same time, some question if the market’s vast potential can be realised while it remains divided between so many technologies. Sam Fenwick ...

Smart pallets

Keeping track of goods can be difficult, given the sheer size of modern supply chains. Sam Fenwick investigates the use of smart, IoT-enabled pallets which have much potential in this area

The next time you wander through a warehouse or storage yard, spare a thought ...

Tackling dementia with IoT

With average life expectancy in the UK increasing markedly in recent decades, Philip Mason explores how the Internet of Things is helping to monitor and treat age-related illness

According to the Office for National Statistics, recent decades have witnessed life ...

Autonomous trucks

Autonomous vehicle technology isn’t just about getting people from A to B. Sam Fenwick looks at the recent progress towards self-driving trucks

Much of the push for autonomous trucks comes from the huge potential cost savings. Drivers account for roughly a third of ...

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