1NCE | June 24, 2022
At Embedded World Nuremberg, 1NCE, the exclusive supplier of connectivity and software for IoT at a global flat charge, today announced a significant extension of its global IoT network coverage. As a result, the company now has one of the broadest NB-IoT coverage maps accessible at a single price globally, having doubled its Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) coverage footprint.
Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United States, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are now among the countries where 1NCE provides NB-IoT.
Algeria, Andorra, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Gabon, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Togo, and Uruguay are just a few of the new locations accessible via 2G, 3G, and 4G.
"The demand for cross-border availability of low power networks is increasing as more companies and cities realize the power that IoT-driven intelligence can have in creating a strong impact in their field. Network availability without the hassle of multiple vendors is critical for large scale, multinational IoT deployments in every industry,"
Ivo Rook, COO at 1NCE
IOTech Systems | June 24, 2022
IOTech, the edge software company, has announced the general availability of Edge XRT v2.0. This is a major release of its open software platform designed for time-critical and embedded OT applications at the industrial IoT edge.
Edge XRT 2.0 greatly simplifies the development of OT applications and enables faster time-to-market for new edge systems. It is hardware agnostic, independent of the silicon provider (Intel or ARM) and operating system. Users have complete deployment flexibility. They can deploy it as a native application, containerized and/or into a virtualized environment.
With its small memory footprint and efficient use of computing resources, Edge XRT 2.0 is also suitable for microcontroller-based applications where CPU and memory resources are limited. This makes it ideal for use cases such as connected commercial or consumer electronic devices (e.g., refrigeration unit), medical device applications or automotive engine management systems.
The product's open APIs make third-party application integration very easy. Major industrial OEMs and ISVs are leveraging the product's multi-vendor OT connectivity, cloud interoperability and high-performance, real-time edge processing capabilities to create a new generation of protocol-agnostic edge solutions.
"As a configurable, embeddable, high-performance OT platform, Edge XRT 2.0 is unique, It provides a rich set of OT and IoT capabilities that our customers can easily use to create their own edge solutions. In most cases, this is through simple configuration without the need for lots of custom code."
Andrew Foster, Product Director at IOTech
The new release adds a number of important features including:
OT connectivity: In addition the existing pluggable OT connectivity for Modbus, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT, BACnet and OPC UA protocols, the platform now supports PROFINET, S7, GPS and BLE.
For protocols that support device discovery such as OPC UA, BACnet and EtherNet/IP, devices can be discovered and then onboarded easily without any manual configuration.
A new MQTT API allows Edge XRT clients to easily manage the lifecycle of connected device/sensors, support read/write OT data access, control device discovery and resource scheduling.
When deployed on an Azure Sphere device, an Edge XRT application can now be dynamically configured and reconfigured via a Device Twin running on Azure IoT Hub.
IOTech has made scalability and performance improvements to address customer demand for concurrent access to an increasing number of OT devices and their data.
Edge XRT is designed for high-performance edge computing use cases, such as industrial control and real-time signal processing applications across a variety of vertical markets. These include factory automation, renewable energy, building management, retail and hospitality. It also enables integration between the real-time edge applications and higher-level enterprise IT, SCADA and cloud applications.
IOTech builds and deploys vendor neutral software platforms and tools to support the rapid development, deployment and management of applications at the IoT Edge helping drive IoT innovation, global market adoption, velocity and scale. The company's products address the full spectrum of secure hard and soft real-time edge computing needs, dramatically reducing time to market, development and system integration costs for its partners who are the supply chains to multiple vertical IoT market domains. IOTech leverages an open-source ecosystem to collaboratively improve time to market, develop global channel partnerships and achieve pervasive adoption of its software products.
Digi | June 23, 2022
Aetina Corporation, a developer of high-performance GPGPU and edge AI computing solutions, and Fibocom, a world leader in IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solutions and wireless communication modules, announced their partnership at Embedded World 2022. By integrating Fibocom's 5G R16-compliant module FM160-EAU with Aetina's AN810-XNX AI edge computing platform, the two companies want to enhance robots, UAV, industrial IoT, smart healthcare, and other applications.
AIoT, or artificial intelligence and the internet of things, has created new opportunities for a day when people can make decisions more quickly and intelligently. AIoT's quick response times are the result of moving computational power to the edge. The world's top platform for high-performance and energy-efficient AI computing is Aetina AN810-XNX, which is based on NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX. This edge computing platform fully supports M.2 devices with extension slots, which help developers rapidly and easily increase their systems' I/O connection and communication capabilities.
While analyzing and learning from data with lightning-fast precision, 5G enables AIoT to get over the data-transmission barrier. Fibocom FM160-EAU is a high-performance 5G M.2 module that complies with 3GPP Release16 (R16) standards and supports NR Carrier Aggregation (CA), which improves the 5G user experience with lightning-fast speed, expanded coverage, higher throughput, and increased capacity. The FM160-EAU offers increased 5G R16 capabilities to the edge through integration with Aetina's AN810-XNX AI edge computing platform, enabling enterprises and industry to take advantage of intelligent and autonomous decision-making.
Future collaboration between Fibocom and Aetina will focus on improving AI edge computing solutions built on the Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin platform with a high-performance 5G module that adheres to the most recent 3GPP standards. Fibocom and Aetina are dedicated to advancing the development of 5G AIoT in cooperation with industry partners.
"Aetina has been building a wide and strong ecosystem network in global edge AI industry. This partnership with Fibocom benefits our clients with their growing demand of developing reliable AI platforms with real-time connectivity at the edge," said Austin Lin, Jetson Series Product Division Head, Aetina.
"Our collaboration with Aetina reflects Fibocom's commitment to building out the AIoT world. By bringing 5G capacities to the edge, AIoT can deliver on the full promise of its potential, ushering in a new era of massive connectivity that will revolutionize how we live, work and play,"
Simon Tao, General Manager of MBB Product Management Dept., Fibocom