MarketScreener | October 18, 2023
Nokia, together with BT Group and MediaTek today announced that they have successfully completed trials of 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) technology with RedCap devices.
The trial, which took place at BT Group's Adastral Park site, utilized Nokia's AirScale RAN portfolio, EE's 5G Standalone (SA) network, and MediaTek's RedCap testing platform. RedCap is a technology introduced in 3GPP Release 17 that brings 5G to devices that do not require its full capabilities. It has the potential to expand the IoT ecosystem and accelerate its deployment within the industry. BT Group is evaluating RedCap to support new 5G use cases which could benefit both EE's business and consumer customer bases.
5G devices such as smartphones often have complex hardware and power-hungry features which leads to higher cost, size, and power consumption. RedCap technology focuses on simplifying 5G devices, particularly small IoT devices such as wearables or health trackers for consumers as well as ruggedized routers, and environmental or other condition-based monitoring sensors. These devices have less demand for battery life and lower bandwidth requirements. RedCap ensures they maintain performance and optimizes their power efficiency. Nokia has played a pivotal role in advancing RedCap IoT functionality together with the telecommunications industry.
Greg McCall, Chief Networks Officer at BT Group said: 'This trial with Nokia demonstrates the potential of RedCap technology in unlocking a new wave of innovation within the 5G services ecosystem. This is especially the case as we move towards the arrival of 5G SA, bringing with it enhanced reliability, responsiveness, security, and speed which - through 5G RedCap - promises to benefit a host of new IoT devices and use cases.'
Robert Moffat, Deputy Director Europe Mobile Business Development at MediaTek, said: 'Our collaboration with Nokia and BT Group for this trial of 5G RedCap technology aligns with MediaTek's commitment to driving innovation and expanding the potential of 5G SA to include a wider ecosystem of devices and use cases.'
Phil Siveter, CEO, UK and Ireland at Nokia, commented: 'The introduction of RedCap will unlock new 5G opportunities for many industries, with potentially billions of new devices connected with 5G. Our field tests with BT Group show that Nokia 5G Standalone networks are ready to support RedCap devices.'
Lexmark | October 13, 2023
Lexmark has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Assessment
IoT solutions like Optra Edge and Optra IoT Platform, allows Lexmark to deliver business value in diverse markets
Strategically targeting customers in banking, retail, manufacturing, and federal agencies, enables the company to harness IoT
Lexmark, the global imaging and IoT solutions leader, has been recognized as a Leader in the 'IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Assessment.' This recognition highlights Lexmark's commitment to leveraging device data analytics expertise for IoT solutions.
Lexmark operates globally and is known for its strong presence in various sectors, including the top global banks, retailers, pharmacy chains, manufacturers, and federal agencies. These markets include manufacturing quality control, connected products, transportation operations, and retail. Its success is attributed to its device data analytics experience, which led to the development of IoT solutions like Optra Edge and Optra IoT Platform. By harnessing data and analytics, Lexmark has evolved its transformation strategy to drive positive business outcomes for customers.
Lexmark has a history of recognition in IDC MarketScape reports, including managed print and document services/document workflow services, Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy, highlighting their consistent leadership in the industry. This recognition by IDC reflects Lexmark's continuous commitment to emerging technologies and its ability to deliver value to customers by applying its technological expertise to address unique challenges in imaging and beyond.
Lexmark President and CEO, Allen Waugerman, remarked,
We are honored to again receive this IDC MarketScape recognition, which recognizes our early commitment to emerging technologies that enables us to deliver more value to customers in existing and new markets. Lexmark's designation as a Leader by IDC reflects our long-standing vertical market approach, enabling us to apply our technological expertise and address each customer's unique challenges in imaging and beyond.
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According to the report, Lexmark's transformation strategy evolved from the company's managed print services go-to-market strategy, referring to its device data analytics expertise. These same principles are applied to the company's adjacent entry into IoT solutions with data analytics, Optra Edge and Optra IoT platform. Also, Lexmark targeted industry opportunities where the company has an existing strong presence and knowledge as its existing customer base includes seven of the top 10 global banks, nine of the top 10 global retailers, eight of the top 10 global manufacturers, all top 10 U.S. retail pharmacy chains, and seven of the top 10 U.S. federal agencies.
The company's strength lies in its transformative approach, incorporating data analytics into IoT solutions, targeting industry opportunities where they have a strong presence, and defining clear avenues of growth in existing customers, expanded vertical and geographic targets, and new go-to-market channels.
PR Newswire | October 16, 2023
UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, today announced it issued the first Smart System Verified Platinum rating for the SIBCA Connect: Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. SIBCA is a provider of fire, life safety, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions.
"With our Smart Systems Rating Program, UL Solutions is helping the industry navigate the growing complexity of smart building systems and solidify the definition of a smart product based on features and best practices," said Sudhi Sinha, vice president of Ecosystems and Service Development at UL Solutions. "UL Solutions is pleased to announce that SIBCA has earned the Smart System Verified Platinum rating for their SIBCA Connect IoT Platform. Our Smart Systems Rating, a UL Marketing Claim Verification, helps our customers deliver confidence and peace of mind to buyers and consumers during their decision-making process, which helps them elevate their brand above competitors that self-declare their claims."
UL Solutions evaluated the SIBCA Connect platform using UL MCV 1587, Methodology for Marketing Claim Verification: Smart System Verified to level Silver/Gold/Platinum/Diamond. This assessment — along with evidence from SIBCA — enabled UL Solutions to verify SIBCA's marketing claim about its product.
UL Solutions Smart Systems Rating Program enabled us to demonstrate the level of our SIBCA Connect IoT Platform's smart system claim and differentiate our solution in a competitive and challenging market. We are honored to achieve the first Smart System Verified Platinum rating for our SIBCA Connect platform and be part of this industry-first program, said Ibrahim Lari, chairman and CEO of SIBCA.
UL Solutions evaluates building systems and products according to the Smart System Rating Program across six categories: connectivity and interoperability, control and automation, digital experience, functional value, resiliency and cybersecurity. This assessment is performed based on the specifications published in UL MCV 1587. Each category has different areas of examination reflected in sub-categories, and the examination utilizes science-based methodology against these criteria and the published specification.