Amazon | September 25, 2023
Amazon launched Echo Hub, a smart home control panel with support for over 140,000 IoT devices
It detects when a person is around and accordingly shifts its display
With an eight-inch display, it features voice control through Alexa
Amazon is set to provide a solution to simplify and streamline the management of multiple IoT devices
Amazon has introduced the Echo Hub, a sleek, smart home control panel featuring an eight-inch display and compatibility with over 140,000 IoT devices. Priced at $180, this hub offers voice control via Alexa and utilizes infrared technology. Notably, it automatically adjusts its display when someone approaches, simplifying smart home management.
This product is designed for use in smart homes, allowing users to centralize control of their IoT devices. The Echo Hub can be mounted on a wall or placed on a flat surface using an optional stand. It incorporates Alexa for voice control and supports infrared technology for added convenience. The device is also compatible with Sidewalk, Bluetooth, Thread, Zigbee and Matter, making it versatile for various smart devices.
Equipped with Infrared technology, it is a rare brand product with a slim design. Together with Amazon's third-party support, this factor makes the newly launched Echo Hub an ideal control panel for smart homes. The growing popularity of smart home management solutions has intensified competition within the market. Amazon, for instance, is set to introduce its Echo Hub later this year, which includes a Power over Ethernet (PoE) adapter. However, this expanding landscape also ushers in increased options for consumers. Recently, Home Assistant unveiled its budget-friendly Home Assistant Green, a plug-and-play smart home management device priced at $99.
As tech giants like Amazon enter the fray, consumers soon find themselves spoiled for choice. Nevertheless, this abundance of options may also pose a challenge as consumers navigate various products to address a common concern. While it is positive that smart home manufacturers are acknowledging the issue, developers must remain cautious about oversaturation. It is crucial to remember that consumers are discerning enough to recognize redundancy and may choose to retain their funds rather than make unnecessary purchases.
As the smart home market continues to grow, Amazon aims to provide a solution to streamline the management of multiple IoT devices. Amazon has introduced the Echo Hub as part of its smart home product lineup. It offers convenience and compatibility with various smart home products. Users interested in centralizing the control of their smart devices may find this product appealing.
EchoStar Corporation | September 22, 2023
EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has partnered with The Things Industries to offer hybrid satellite and LoRa Internet of Things solutions for businesses in Europe. This collaboration integrates EchoStar's satellite IoT capabilities into The Things Stack, a cloud-based LoRaWAN network server, enabling IoT devices to have seamless, real-time, two-way communication over satellite or terrestrial networks through a single, dual-transport, generic node.
The collaboration will benefit businesses and organizations across Europe by extending the reach and reliability of their IoT devices, particularly in challenging and remote areas. EchoStar Mobile's LoRa-enabled IoT network, launched last year, provides bi-directional, real-time LoRa connectivity across Europe. Integration with The Things Stack Cloud elevates this offering to a global scale, offering multi-country service continuity for sectors such as utilities, logistics, transportation and agritech.
The partnership allows for plug-and-play integration of satellite and terrestrial transports into the same node or module for IoT applications, offering cost-effective and reliable IoT deployments with continuous coverage, even in remote locations. It breaks the limitations of terrestrial infrastructure by introducing satellite connectivity to The Things Stack LoRaWAN Network Server and its Generic Node Concept Edition. It offers businesses the flexibility to expand their IoT deployments to areas previously considered inaccessible.
The partnership will be showcased at The Things Conference, a premier LoRaWAN event, where attendees will witness the capabilities of hybrid satellite-terrestrial IoT connectivity along with The Things Industries' Generic Node Concept Edition.
EchoStar Corporation is a global leader in satellite communication solutions, serving consumer, enterprise, operator, and government needs worldwide under its Hughes, HughesNet, and EchoStar brands. Operating in Europe as EchoStar Mobile Limited and in Australia as EchoStar Global Australia, the company provides a comprehensive suite of services. EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. owns and operates a fleet of 10 satellites, offering vital communication infrastructure to media, enterprise, and government clients. Hughes Network Systems, LLC leads the global satellite broadband market with HughesNet, catering to diverse budgets. EchoStar fosters innovation and seeks passionate individuals dedicated to shaping the future of communications.
PR Newswire | September 29, 2023
Telit Cinterion, a global enabler of the intelligent edge, today announced an enhanced secure-by-design products and services offering that builds on Thales' legacy of secure solutions for critical industry. Following the acquisition of Cinterion Internet of Things (IoT) assets from Thales at the end of 2022, this partnership is the next logical step in Telit Cinterion's strategic growth and evolution.
Prior to the Cinterion portfolio acquisition, both Thales and Telit Cinterion (formerly Telit) were actively implementing their respective security strategies. After the acquisition, the Thales and Telit Cinterion product management and product security teams spent time aligning those strategies and the corresponding execution plans, regarding:
Research and design policies
Product and services roadmap
The outcome of the analysis and effort is the adoption or continuation of a revised set of processes and policies within Telit Cinterion that builds on both companies' shared commitment to security.
"In an interconnected world powered by the Internet of Things, the need for cybersecurity is paramount. The increasing number of IoT devices has created a vast digital landscape, ripe for innovation but also vulnerable to malicious intentions," said Philippe Vallée, EVP Digital Identity and Security at Thales. "We are totally allied with Telit Cinterion in putting our best collective efforts and expertise into securing data, privacy, and critical infrastructures within the IoT ecosystem. This is essential to ensuring that innovation and security coexist for a safer digital future."
At a time when cyber security in the Internet of Things is finally taking center stage with governments and regulators, we are elated to join forces with Thales, our partner and shareholder, to provide the world's most secure IoT modules, connectivity plans and platforms, said Paolo Dal Pino, CEO at Telit Cinterion. For decades the security of IoT has largely gone unchecked and unregulated and that has been a contributor to the protracted adoption of the technology. We are happy to bring that to an end now.
The Telit Cinterion product portfolio blueprint combines the best aspects of existing product lines and roadmap items. The blueprint also serves as a reference for new platforms and products to integrate best practices and important security features and functions. For more information on IoT security, visit https://www.telit.com/iot-security.
About Telit Cinterion
Telit Cinterion is a global enabler of the intelligent edge providing complete solutions that reduce time to market and costs, delivering custom designed, ready for market connected devices in addition to maintaining the industry's broadest portfolio of enterprise-grade wireless communication and positioning modules, cellular MVNO connectivity plans and management services, edge-cloud software and data orchestration, and IoT and Industrial IoT platforms. As the largest western provider pioneering IoT innovation, Telit Cinterion delivers award-winning and highly secure IoT solutions, modules and services for the industry's top brands.