Why IoT doesn’t have to be complex

Why IoT doesn’t have to be complex

By Johan Jonzon, CMO and co-founder of Crosser.

How IoT buzzwords are hampering technology’s potential

In the words of American author and motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, “complexity is the enemy of execution”. Translating even the most complicated of topics into clear, understandable language is vital to getting things done. Leading low-code platform for streaming analytics, automation and integration for the industrial IoT, Crosser, is designed with this philosophy in mind. Here, Johan Jonzon explains why the company battles against IoT buzzwords.

Industrial IoT projects are complex engagements. OT (Operational Technologies), IT and Data Science businesses are working together on the same projects, adding buzzwords, abbreviations and technical terminology to the jargon. All, of course, with the same goal — but different angles, meanings and preunderstandings.

Academic research around the use of science and technology jargon indicates that it impairs a person’s ability to process scientific information, which can result … Read the rest

FIDO Alliance Creates New Onboarding Standard To Secure Internet of Things (IoT)

FIDO Alliance Creates New Onboarding Standard To Secure Internet of Things (IoT)

Secure ‘Plug-and-Play’ Functionality Unlocks Potential of IoT for Industrial Use.

The FIDO Alliance today announced the launch of the FIDO Device Onboard (FDO) protocol, a new, open IoT standard that enables devices to simply and securely onboard to cloud and on-premise management platforms.

Through this standard, the FIDO Alliance addresses challenges of security, cost and complexity tied to IoT device deployment at scale.

FIDO Device Onboard furthers the fundamental vision of the Alliance, which has brought together 250+ of the most influential and innovative companies and government agencies from around the world to address cyber security in order to eliminate data breaches, and enable secure online experiences.

IDC expects the IoT market to maintain a double-digit annual growth rate and surpass the $1 trillion mark in 2022. Despite this projected growth, a recent survey of both providers and enterprise users, has found a majority of businesses have serious concerns about … Read the rest

Sierra Wireless introduces its new XR Series of multi-network 5G routers

Sierra Wireless introduces its new XR Series of multi-network 5G routers

XR Series Solutions architected for mission and business-critical applications that require 5G performance and end-to-end security.

Sierra Wireless, today launched the next evolution in market leading routers with its new XR Series of multi-network 5G routers.

In addition to the previously launched world’s first multi-network MG90 5G vehicle router, the first two routers in the XR Series, the XR90 and the XR80, enable customers to leverage the higher data speeds and lower latency of 5G, required for real-time video streaming and voice communications in mission-critical environments and high performance business-critical 5G applications. The XR Series delivers the full performance of 5G across any network (5G, Wi-Fi 6, Ethernet) whether used for mobile applications or primary, temporary, or backup fixed wireless connectivity.

“The performance, capability and reliability of the XR Series complements our award-winning network, and it’s been great to see the positive feedback from our customers who are trialling the Read the rest

Jeeva Claims World’s Lowest Power Wireless Chip for IoT

Jeeva Claims World's Lowest Power Wireless Chip for IoT

Jeeva today announced the world’s lowest power wireless chip for streaming real-time sensor data.

Jeeva’s Parsair™ chip consumes 100 times less power than typical Bluetooth and enables many novel use cases previously out of reach due to cost, size and power constraints.

The low power nature of this new wireless chip can enable densely deployed sensors to communicate at unprecedented scale.

As the demand for “connected things” continues to grow exponentially, low-power radio and battery technologies have failed to keep up with large scale of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

Scott Bright, CEO of Jeeva, said:

“Until now, devices could continuously stream wireless data, rapidly draining their batteries, or could transmit data intermittently to try and stretch battery life. Parsair™ makes it possible to truly stream data without draining the battery, which will be game-changing for a lot of different industries and applications.”

Jeeva’s Parsair™ chip achieves this breakthrough capability … Read the rest

Quectel announces Marelli collaboration and deals to supply European automotive OEMs

Quectel announces Marelli collaboration and deals to supply European automotive OEMs

Quectel Wireless Solutions, the leading global supplier of IoT and automotive communication modules, has announced it has been collaborating with Marelli, one of the world’s leading global independent suppliers to the automotive sector, on a broad range of projects over the last five years.

During this fruitful co-operation, Quectel has supported Marelli’s migration from its existing network access device (NAD and this was followed by important business awarded to Marelli by two European automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) which use Quectel’s AG35 LTE-NAD. The first of these will achieve start of production (SOP) this year.

In addition, Marelli and Quectel have established a joint basis to advance further work in progress on 5G and cellular vehicle-to-x (CV2X) platforms. The two companies’ broad collaboration has seen them work together on many projects in the automotive industry, including enablement of evolved LTE connectivity utilizing the Quectel AG520R and AG55xQ platforms. The relationship, … Read the rest

How to fight Data Privacy challenges while building an IoT solution?

How to fight Data Privacy challenges while building an IoT solution?
The digital world that we live in today is built up of blocks of data. It is found that around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are being generated by day across the world. This count would only keep increasing. With massive amounts of data being collected, the concerns about maintaining the collected data in a secure manner take the main stage.

With IoT, there are various connected devices in the network that connect and communicate with each other. Any vulnerability in any one of the many connected devices might compromise the entire network. Some of the major data privacy challenges associated with IoT solutions are as follows.

Common IoT security and privacy challenges

IoT, being a network of connected devices, includes various components which make up the network. This increases the chances for hackers to access the network if the network is prone to vulnerabilities. Some of the common IoT … Read the rest

Soracom Introduces ecoSIM Cards, Significantly Reducing Plastic Waste

Soracom Introduces ecoSIM Cards, Significantly Reducing Plastic Waste

New IoT SIM cards deliver advanced performance while saving over 4 tons of plastic from landfills with every million shipped.

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is shipping the majority of its SIM cards for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity as ecoSIMs, produced from 100% recyclable ABS plastic and using over three times less disposable material than traditional SIM cards.

The ecoSIM, which supports all standard form factors (2FF, 3FF, 4FF), is saving more than 4 tons of plastic for every million SIMs shipped.

As technology has progressed and device size has decreased in the IoT, the functional size of a SIM slot has also been reduced significantly but the plastic housing around the SIM card has not. Standard SIM cards are made in the size of a credit card. By reducing the amount of plastic around the … Read the rest

Fibocom’s MA510 Module to Support 450 MHz LTE-M and NB-IoT Application

Fibocom’s MA510 Module to Support 450 MHz LTE-M and NB-IoT Application

Fibocom, a global leading provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solution and wireless communication modules, announced that its LTE Cat M module MA510-GL supports 450 MHz spectrum to further satisfy the need for the global IoT market, promoting the allocation of the 450 MHz band.

The 450MHz spectrum has risen in importance in recent years, as it provides a broader scope of connectivity at a lower cost for network users. According to the Mobile IoT Deployment Map of GSMA, both LTE-M and NB-IoT are widely deployed around the world, especially in Europe and America.

Based on Qualcomm platform, Fibocom MA510 module is a high-performance IoT module not only supporting 450 MHz but also LTE Cat M1/Cat NB2/EGPRS, which is fully compliant with 3GPP Release 14. Besides, with built-in GNSS, MA510 is pin-to-pin compatible with Fibocom LTE Cat M module 510 family, allowing customer to immigrate easily between different technologies … Read the rest

The public carsharing fleet will reach 971,000 vehicles worldwide in 2025

The public carsharing fleet will reach 971,000 vehicles worldwide in 2025

According to a new research report by IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of users of carsharing services worldwide is forecasted to grow from 71.9 million people in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5 percent to reach 190.3 million people in 2025.

Berg Insight forecasts that the number of vehicles used for carsharing services will grow at a CAGR of 16.0 percent from 463,000 at the end of 2020 to 971,000 at the end of 2025. The carsharing fleet grew 10 percent worldwide in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic but the performance varied on regional level. “Several carsharing operators’ expansion plans were put on hold during 2020 but are now continued in 2021 instead”, said Martin Svegander, Senior Analyst at Berg Insight. Carsharing operators have in the past year adjusted their operations to accommodate new mobility needs during the COVID-19 pandemic such as longer … Read the rest

Sequans and AmericanPharma Technologies Team Up to Protect Covid-19 Vaccine Shipments

Sequans and AmericanPharma Technologies Team Up to Protect Covid-19 Vaccine Shipments

Sequans Communications S.A. has joined forces with AmericanPharma Technologies and is providing the cellular IoT connectivity solution for AmericanPharma Tech’s PharmaWatch™ vaccine monitoring system that is currently protecting Covid-19 vaccine shipments and storage around the country.

PharmaWatch is connected by Sequans’ Monarch technology, enabling it to upload its vaccine temperature monitoring data to the portal every 5 minutes via a secure and reliable cellular LTE-M network transmission.

“PharmaWatch provides one of the most important IoT monitoring solutions active in the world today and we are proud that our Monarch LTE-M technology is providing the network connectivity,” said Didier Dutronc, EVP and GM, Massive IoT, Sequans.

“PharmaWatch monitors vaccine temperature and other data and automates compliance reporting, and our Monarch module gives PharmaWatch the reliable, always-on network connection it needs to enable this critically important IoT application.”

“We chose Sequans’ Monarch to connect PharmaWatch because it allowed us to meet the Read the rest