What SmartHome device developers need to know
Hundreds of millions, dozens of billions? The estimates of how many connected devices will constitute the Smart Home market are all over the map. The only agreement is that this sector is going to be big and will be extremely important to the future of the electronics industry. By Cees Links, CEO of GreenPeak.
Metering faces the costs of being smart
The smart meter market is awash with different standards and technologies and, as Steve Rogerson found, there is little sign of any light at the end of the tunnel.
Smart grids must also be streetwise
The use of sophisticated information technology to control nation-wide utility delivery increases efficiency but introduces new hazards. There are lessons to be learnt from those with long experience of testing such critical infrastructures, according to David Hill, Vice President, EMEA, Spirent Communications.
Module enables ultra long-range & low-power IoT
Microchip Technology has announced the first in a series of modules for the LoRa technology low-data-rate wireless networking standard. LoRa technology enables IoT and M2M wireless communications with a range of more than 10 miles, a battery life of greater than 10 years, and the ability to connect millions of wireless sensor nodes to gateways.
Autonomous mobile beacon is SIGFOX Ready
The first autonomous mobile beacon for the protection of property and objects, designed to optimise the potential of the SIGFOX network, has been introduced by TRAQUEUR. NANO, which has been in development for several years, provides the opportunity for new Track & Trace markets.
IoT data to revolutionise productivity, says modular solution provider
Telit has announced that its ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. offering is enabling a new era of enterprise productivity gains, through advancements in data acquisition and management. In the 1980s, the PC disrupted Information Systems Management at the enterprise level, resulting in a significant jump in economic productivity. Telit says the IoT will constitute another such leap in productivity.
Identity management device provides secure IoT connection
At embedded world 2015, Infineon presented a device identity management solution for smart home applications. iBadge is a plug and play solution for secure connection of devices in the IoT. Thanks to iBadge, users can comfortably and securely access home networks via smartphone apps and cloud-based services to remotely switch on heating on the way home or access video surveillance while travelling.
Wind River enhances portfolio to address IoT challenges
Wind River has enhanced and expanded its Helix product portfolio to address the system-level opportunities and challenges of the IoT. The company has also created an IoT professional services offering to assist customers with the creation and deployment of IoT applications.
Reference design combines FPGAs & SoCs for high-security IoT applications
Microsemi has announced a reference design with Escrypt GmbH that utilises the security features of SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs along with Escrypt's CycurKEYS cloud-based Certificate Authority (CA). The collaboration with Escrypt reinforces Microsemi’s position as a secure SoC FPGA leader and enhances its strategy for providing crucial solutions that secure the IoT.
Modular IoT platform aims to reduce time-to-market
Connect One has introduced an IoT end-to-end platform to help customers bring IoT products to market faster. The iChipNet includes all the building blocks required for IoT product design, hardware, software and connectivity. Since industry IoT standards are not yet in place, end-to-end solutions from a single vendor can ensure interoperability so that components seamlessly ‘talk’ to each other.