IoT - Internet of Things

The first week of November is done and over it. Election day in America is right around the corner and I personally doubt its outcome will affect the momentum IoT and especially IIoT already have. This is definitely not a place to talk politics, so let’s get you caught up on everything that took place last week in the Internet of Things world!

TrackingWe start off with the CEO and Co-founder of the Carlock Anti-Theft Tracking Device who reached out to us and asked if we would like to review their product. We love doing reviews (and covering conferences), so if you have an IoT product / platform / service that you’d like us to write about, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If interested, check out the 2 things I personally covered last week:

Latest conferences added to IoT Events:

  • IoT Tech Expo – the world leading IoT conference will arrive in London on January 23-24th, with keynote speakers from the likes of Shell, Rolls-Royce, SSE, Maersk, Thyssenkrupp, Sky, Nest, Ford, Heathrow Airport and more. The 2-day event will cover a range of industries from manufacturing to healthcare, transportation to government, logistics to retail, with a total of 7 conference tracks covering the entire Internet of Things ecosystem.
  • For those of you in Asia, the IoT Asia conference in Singapore on March 29-30th, will provide insights for 4,500 attendees across the entire Internet of Things value chain, addressing the interests of technology solution providers and enablers as well as end-user and potential Internet of Things technology adopters across multiple industries.

A couple of IoT headlines from this past week:

  • Following the October 16th Mirai botnet DDoS attack, which recruited over a half-million devices in a coordinated strike that brought down a large swath of popular internet services, Aerohive announced an IoT security solution to protect networks from attacks
  • Arrow Electronics teamed up with Samsung to bring the SAMSUNG ARTIK IoT Platform to customers
  • Silicon Labs introduced a complete sensor-to-cloud development kit that provides all the hardware and software developers need to create battery-powered wireless sensor nodes for the Internet of Things (IoT). Silicon Labs’ new feature-packed Thunderboard Sense inspiration kit includes six onboard sensors, a Wireless Gecko SoC for multiprotocol cloud connectivity, 8 MB of external flash for over-the-air updates and a built-in SEGGER J-Link to simplify programming and debugging.
  • Essence’s Care@Home™ Family Home Monitoring system for seniors is to be the core technology powering medical alert company Medical Guardian’s upcoming Family Guardian service. Essence is a pioneer of IoT, cloud-based connected living solutions. Industry leader Medical Guardian has been a long-time Essence partner.Medical Guardian
  • Telit introduced the world’s first Hybrid IoT Modules combining 3G cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GNSS
    Telit IoT modules
  • NB-IoT vs LoRa: Nokia conducted a trial using NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) technology on Finnish operator Sonera’s commercial 4G network to accelerate the creation of an IoT ecosystem, and provide support for the ever-growing number of IoT-connected devices.
  • IoT Insurance? Relayr announced it is partnering with HSB, part of Munich Re, to craft customized insurance products to provide financial confidence for relayr’s customers making IoT investments.
  • The United States, South Korea, and the United Kingdom ranked as the three countries most ready to generate and benefit from the IoT in 2016, based on IDC’s updated index ranking the Group of 20 (G20) nations on their preparedness for IoT development.
    IDC G20 IoT Development Opportunity Index
  • Kandy.io, Collaborizm and myDevices announced a virtual global hackathon inviting developers to invent the future by combining Kandy’s real time communications API and developer platform with the myDevices Cayenne IoT Project Builder. The event is being hosted on Collaborizm’s global community, which has grown to more than 40,000 active engineers and developers since its inception earlier this year.

Have a great week!