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19 Dec, 2018

Episode 45-- Weekly IoT News Update

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IoT news for this week…

GE spins off digital assets to form internet of things company

The restructuring of GE continues with the industrial conglomerate (less of one, but still really big) saying that it will create a $1.2 billion business focused on industrial IoT.

Cognitive, Plume and Qualcomm Partner With Stanley Black & Decker for Home Security Product Omni

A quartet of companies have introduced a new security product that will use Wi-Fi signals in the home to detect motion.

Industrial IoT startup MachineMetrics raises $11.3 million in funding

Boston-based MachineMetrics has raised $11.3 million to continue developing and selling its predictive analytics software.

The future of automated ports

The challenges are significant, but careful planning and implementation can surmount them.

With New Cash, Sensemetrics Aims to Take Industrial IoT Tech Global

Thinking about Internet-connected devices often brings to mind “smart” home appliances and consumer gadgets.

Industrial grade cellular comms SIM is 2.5 x 2.7mm for IoT and M2M

Infineon is claiming a first, with an industrial-grade embedded SIM (eSIM) in a 2.5 x 2.7mm wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP).

Emerson Acquires iSolutions Inc

Helping companies transform their operations is not a simple task. That’s why we’re seeing so many industrial IoT platforms fold or focus as they realize customers don’t want to build things on their own.

Apple HomePod prices drop as cheap smart speakers take off

Turns out most consumers aren’t willing to invest more than $200 in a smart speaker. Thanks to deals, the HomePod is now within $50 of that price range.

Ayla Networks Adds New Low-Power Cellular IoT Capabilities to its IoT Device Management and Application Enablement Platform

Even if NB-IoT or other cellular technologies don’t gain huge adoption, all of the platform companies are prepping for them.

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

Finnish ferry operator Finferries has demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry, thanks to a collaboration with engineering giant Rolls-Royce.

 

 

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