MWC 2019: SAP unveils Leonardo Internet of Things for industrial IoT

ZDNet | February 26, 2019

MWC 2019: SAP unveils Leonardo Internet of Things for industrial IoT
SAP has used its time at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona to announce SAP Leonardo Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities and an extension of its partnership with Microsoft on IoT interoperability. The software giant touted SAP Leonardo IoT as an "all-encompassing technology that generates and drives digital transformation for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0". With a focus on Industrial IoT, the new offering will allow customers to gather insights from machines, products, supply chains, consumers, and partners, with SAP saying Leonardo IoT provides three "paths to innovation" for customers. The first is combining IoT data with business process data to enable IoT-embedded business applications, such as S/4HANA, the  C/4HANA suite, SuccessFactors solutions, Ariba solutions, and Digital Supply Chain offerings.

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KMC Controls sought to develop a cost-effective solution to connect buildings, make them more energy efficient and safe, and help managers and owners intelligently understand and manage their properties. It worked with Dell OEM Solutions to create KMC Commander, an integrated building-control product based on the Dell Edge Gateway that secures and processes data at the edge of the network and sends it to the cloud or data center for further analysis and action.

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KMC Controls sought to develop a cost-effective solution to connect buildings, make them more energy efficient and safe, and help managers and owners intelligently understand and manage their properties. It worked with Dell OEM Solutions to create KMC Commander, an integrated building-control product based on the Dell Edge Gateway that secures and processes data at the edge of the network and sends it to the cloud or data center for further analysis and action.

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Keysight and CTC advanced GmbH Collaborate to Test First Wi-Fi 6E Device

Keysight | December 07, 2021

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, and CTC advanced GmbH, a testing and certification laboratory, have collaborated to certify the first Wi-Fi 6E device. The device, a broadband home gateway, was tested against the most recent version of the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) standard EN 303 687, introduced to regulate usage of the new Wi-Fi frequencies (from 5.9 to 6.45 GHz), a mandatory procedure to gain market access. As a certification laboratory, CTC advanced GmbH is facing demand for Wi-Fi 6E since the beginning of summer 2021. But up to now, no test solution was available on the market. Keysight enhanced the company’s IoT Regulatory Compliance Test Solution (IOT0047A) to simplify precompliance testing and post-test analysis with purpose-built test-automation software. Keysight’s IoT Regulatory Compliance Test Solution addresses the requirements of ETSI and FCC regulatory standards for IoT devices operating in Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) frequency bands, delivering the following key customer benefits: Flexible and scalable system configuration generating accurate, reproducible results. Scalable configuration and reconfiguration to easily divide a full system into separate test stations that can be used in parallel to address different standards and test cases. Improved system performance with uncertainty reports of each hardware instrument used in the system. Expandable based on test requirements for better capital planning. Simplified test and automation of regulatory testing and report generation. Regulatory certification is a critical aspect when it comes to optimizing time-to-market of a wireless device. Keysight works closely with regulatory bodies like ETSI and FCC to enable all players of the ecosystem to test their design as early as possible against the new standards. We are proud of this successful collaboration with early adopters, which makes new technologies like Wi-Fi 6E a reality for the mass market. Boon Juan Tan, vice president and general manager, General Electronics Measurement Solutions at Keysight Technologies. About CTC advanced GmbH CTC advanced GmbH, based in Saarbrücken, Germany, provides competent consulting and highly precise testing and certification services across nearly any industry and product range for an international market access. In the field of Radio Systems, CTC advanced GmbH offers the complete range of compliance testing and development-related measurements according to the requirements for Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and further worldwide standards. In addition to radio tests (up to 500 GHz) for any established technology, such as Bluetooth, WLAN, 2G/3G/4G/5G, UWB, satellite and radar applications, CTC advanced GmbH covers measurements of electromagnetic compatibility, electrical safety and assessments of potential health impairments through SAR and EMF testing. CTC advanced GmbH is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and operates with diverse test laboratories, 7 absorber halls, 8 shielded rooms, an OTA-measuring hall, a lab for electrical safety, a SAR-lab and furthermore with a modern battery testing center for high-performance li-ion batteries. About Keysight Technologies Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9 in fiscal year 2021.

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New UL IoT Security Starter Kit Helps Improve Manufacturers' Cybersecurity Posture

UL | December 06, 2021

UL, the global safety science leader, announced today that it will now offer an Internet of Things (IoT) Security Starter Kit to help improve internal cybersecurity capabilities for a secure development life cycle (SDL), which will help empower secure product development and life cycle management. The IoT Security Starter Kit is based on SDL best practices and includes security-by-design training, an SDL gap analysis, a product security architecture review and penetration testing. Customers can customize these offerings based on their company's specific security needs. Industrial automation control system manufacturers and commercial, consumer and medical device product manufacturers can benefit from the IoT Security Starter Kit. With the complex nature of IoT and operational technology infrastructure, companies need to maintain the right level of security for products and systems. At UL, we can help spot potential security flaws early in the development process through a customized security design and architecture review. We can also identify potential product vulnerabilities and provide remediation advice by conducting penetration testing of a product.We work with companies to train their personnel on an SDL framework, as well as perform a gap analysis of security processes and documentation to ensure companies are equipped to prevent, identify and respond to potential cyberthreats. Olivier Laborie, business development director of the Identity Management and Security group at UL The increasing complexity of smart factories, adaptive production systems and the new Industry 4.0 business models introduces a set of safety and security-related issues for consideration. UL's full suite of advisory, testing and certification services, including the IoT Security Starter Kit, helps organizations manage their cybersecurity risks and validate their cybersecurity capabilities to the marketplace. UL possesses extensive expertise in cybersecurity, with a global network of IoT and operational technology security laboratories and more than 500 security experts and advisers who have specialized expertise in global security standards, frameworks and best practices across various consumer and industrial ecosystems. The IoT Security Starter Kit helps companies: Advance in-house security knowledge and capabilities Compare internal security processes and practices to industry frameworks and standards Prioritize processes and practices that require improvements to meet industry frameworks and standards Understand product, security architecture and design risks through testing for vulnerabilities and exploits UL empowers trust in the marketplace by helping manufacturers and brands improve the security of IoT products, devices and systems through a full suite of cybersecurity solutions. These services help companies understand and manage risks, secure products and protect their brand's integrity. About UL UL is the global safety science leader. We deliver testing, inspection and certification (TIC), training and advisory services, risk management solutions and essential business insights to help our customers, based in more than 100 countries, achieve their safety, security and sustainability goals. Our deep knowledge of products and intelligence across supply chains make us the partner of choice for customers with complex challenges.

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Cartesi Joins Forces with IoTeX to Take IoT Into the Future

Cartesi | December 03, 2021

This year has seen the near infinite applications of blockchain technology continue to positively impact the world and the thousands of businesses within it, with growth in the industry not set to pause anytime soon. Supply chain, hospitality, medical data, payment systems and more already benefit greatly from updated and decentralized systems; the blockchain devices market in particular is expected to grow to over $2,459 million by 2026; a CAGR of 38.5%. The IoTeX blockchain is a leader in this field, already powering real devices, including award-winning blockchain-powered cameras from Consumer Electronic Show (CES) and the Pebble geo device, which is perfect for supply chain optimization in any industry. A multiple award-winning EMV-compatible blockchain for the Internet of Things (IoT), IoTeX was founded in 2017 and fuels the Internet of Trusted Things, as an open ecosystem where humans and machines can interact with guaranteed trust and privacy. 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. This allows developers to code scalable smart contracts with rich software tools, libraries, and services they are used to. Cartesi bridges the gap between mainstream software and blockchain, welcoming millions of new startups and their developers to blockchain by bringing Linux to blockchain applications. Cartesi combines a groundbreaking virtual machine, optimistic rollups, and side-chains to revolutionize the way developers create blockchain applications. About IoTeX IoTeX is the leading decentralized network powering the future of web3 and machine economy (MachineFi). The platform is built for developers to connect billions of machines with web3 infrastructure, to create innovative products including DeFi, NFT, DAO, Metaverse, and MachineFi applications. 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