In IoT’s early days, challenges, opportunities revealed

| June 09, 2016

In IoT’s early days, challenges, opportunities revealed
Challenges of deploying an Internet of Things use case outweigh the potential opportunities for many companies...

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Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of M2M Now, looks at what lies in store in 2015 for the Internet of Things.

Spotlight

Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of M2M Now, looks at what lies in store in 2015 for the Internet of Things.

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Cartesi Joins Forces with IoTeX to Take IoT Into the Future

Cartesi | December 03, 2021

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This week an exciting partnership was forged between IoTeX and Cartesi, a platform that integrates the world renowned Linux and other standard programming environments to blockchain. As “The Blockchain OS” Cartesi bridges the gap between mainstream software and blockchain, welcoming millions of new startups and their developers to a rapidly expanding industry, offering them a home for their code. This collaboration will, in the near future, see implementations of some of the first use cases with Cartesi’s pioneering technology and the IoTeX infrastructure, performing technical integrations that will enable both teams behind the partnership to address much more sophisticated IoT-oriented solutions. Cartesi and IoTex will kick off their partnership with an Ideathon during The Dutch Blockchain Week, which runs from December 6th until December 10th 2021. The Ideathon will invite participants to come up with a use case for the IoTeX pebble that will solve a problem or interesting challenge experienced in everyday life. Participants will ideate a Web3 use case that uses real world data from IoTex's Pebble Tracker and the off-chain computing resources from Cartesi; using real-time data, public datasets, and Cartesi's Linux-based blockchain OS, they design a "if-then statement" that executes a smart contract depending on insights gleaned from the data type of choice. Example use cases are plentiful: Weather insurance could take real-time temperature data from a Pebble Tracker which is cross-referenced against the 10-year historical average temperature within Cartesi's off-chain compute environment, or real-time GPS data from a vehicle equipped with a Pebble Tracker could be cross-referenced against public map datasets within Cartesi's off-chain compute environment to provide a trusted trip for millions of travellers. Alongside a public community vote, the panel has a jury that will help in deciding on a winner. Empowerment for developers, new possibilities for end-users of IoT devices By bringing a Linux OS to blockchain, Cartesi has already unlocked a rich set of possibilities for what can be developed for people and businesses in future years. With this new collaborative effort, new experiences will be created for users of IoT technology; Cartesi OS has the potential to add a layer of privacy as well as more sophisticated data ownership management to IoT, giving users the option to choose when, where, and with whom their data is shared. With the reduction of environmental impact of blockchain technology a hot topic this year, both teams are planning to combine their expertise to create sustainable yet impactful future solutions for decentralized IoT; Through the partnership, both projects want to bring their respective communities of developers up to speed on the potential of their combined technologies. “IoTex is an environmentally friendly-oriented blockchain. We combine their blockchain technology, expertise on IoT, and hardware devices with our Layer-2 environmentally friendly blockchain agnostic technology. The integrated framework will promote a more powerful development framework for our communities, developers, and any companies interested in building fully trusted IoT solutions.” Cartesi CEO Erick de Moura About Cartesi Cartesi is the first OS on the blockchain, and their Layer-2 solution integrates Linux and standard programming environments to blockchain. 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TD SYNNEX | December 02, 2021

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ENTERPRISE IOT

Otonomo Collaborates with AWS to leverage AWS IoT FleetWise

Otonomo | December 01, 2021

Otonomo Technologies Ltd. (Otonomo), a leading mobility intelligence platform provider, today announced its plans for building on its Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) membership and existing integration with AWS Connected Mobility Solution by adding support for AWS IoT FleetWise, a new AWS service launching today. “Today’s connected cars are already data centers on wheels, each generating GBs of data per hour,” said Mike Tzamaloukas, GM IoT Automotive, AWS. “The collaboration between Otonomo and AWS Kaleidoscope will accelerate automakers and their partners capabilities to put this massive amount of data to use creating new and innovative solutions that will advance the entire mobility industry.” AWS IoT FleetWise’s advanced capabilities include the efficient collection and transfer of select automotive data to the cloud in near real-time from any vehicle. These capabilities, combined with AWS IoT FleetWise’s intelligent filtering capabilities, will make it even easier for Otonomo to process and deliver the massive quantities of vehicle data it manages daily into AWS workloads. Otonomo expects the resulting, increased velocity to enable its customers to build the next-generation of connected car applications. “At Otonomo, we’re committed to driving smarter decisions and services for our customers through the utilization of connected vehicle data. Today’s Kaleidoscope announcement helps automakers collect and transfer data to the cloud more easily and efficiently than ever before. We are thrilled to expand our work leveraging AWS and are excited about the additional capabilities made possible through Kaleidoscope.” Ben Volkow, CEO and Co-Founder, Otonomo About Otonomo Otonomo fuels a data ecosystem of OEMs, fleets, and more than 100 service providers spanning the transportation, mobility, and automotive industries. Our platform securely ingests more than 4 billion data points per day globally from over 40 million vehicles licensed on the platform as well as mobility demand data from multimodal sources, then reshapes and enriches it to accelerate time to market for new services that improve the mobility and transportation experience. We provide deeper visibility and actionable insights to empower strategic data-driven decisions – taking the guesswork out of mobility and transportation planning, deployment and operations. Privacy by design and neutrality are at the core of our platform, which enables GDPR, CCPA, and other privacy-regulation-compliant solutions using both personal and aggregate data. Use cases include emergency services, mapping, traffic management, EV management, subscription-based services, micro-mobility, parking, predictive maintenance, insurance, media, in-vehicle services, and dozens of smart city solutions. Otonomo has an R&D center in Israel and a presence in the United States and Europe.

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