ENTERPRISE IOT, INFRASTRUCTURE
emnify | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, emnify, a renowned cloud-native enabler of IoT cellular connectivity, announced its strategic partnership with Skylo, a Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) service provider. This collaboration will avail emnify users with 3GPP Rel-17 NTN-compliant radio user equipment for satellite IoT and terrestrial cellular connections. The solution will be supported by Skylo's global technology and will be managed using emnify's unique web portal and APIs.
This collaboration places emnify at the cutting edge of an emerging IoT connectivity revolution. To integrate satellite and terrestrial mobile communications systems into a unified 'network of networks,' the companies will deliver more resilient, accessible, and flexible connectivity solutions. Furthermore, drawing on the latest 3GPP standards launched in March 2022, it will be among the first to provide dependable NTN support for IoT device fleets.
emnify's IoT SuperNetwork offers a seamless service experience to customers worldwide, providing them with a single intuitive and responsive user interface to configure, manage, and update their devices. This reliable terrestrial mobile network coverage is now supplemented by satellite IoT connectivity to ensure constant connectivity of devices, regardless of location. emnify's partnership with Skylo elevates its solutions, reinforcing its position as the ultimate provider of cost-effective, dependable, and flexible network connectivity.
VP of Network Access at emnify, Alexander Schebler, shared, "Today, most enterprises are limited to using terrestrial mobile networks for wireless IoT solutions, unless they opt for costly and proprietary satellite network services from an additional service provider." He added, "With this collaboration, we're changing that forever and redefining the future of IoT connectivity. There's no need for hybrid or proprietary solutions and patchworks of IoT service subscriptions: by bringing emnify and Skylo together, we're providing cost-effective universal connectivity and enabling customers to realize the full value inherent in their device fleets via their existing emnify cloud infrastructure."
(Source – Business Wire)
emnify is a leading cloud building block for cellular communications in the IoT stack, providing secure and scalable connectivity for millions of IoT devices worldwide. Its cloud-native integrations and no-code workflows ensure easy scalability for deployments of all sizes. The company's IoT SuperNetwork is the largest globally distributed mobile cloud core network, supporting local network access in over 180 countries through partnerships with leading cloud providers, system integrators, and radio network operators. Founded in 2014 and based in Berlin, it is trusted by thousands of the world's most innovative companies.
ENTERPRISE IOT, INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVICES
prnewswire | June 05, 2023
Tenstorrent and LG Electronics Inc. (LG) are pleased to announce that they are collaborating to build a new generation of RISC-V, AI, and video codec chiplets to potentially power LG's premium TV and automotive products of the future and Tenstorrent's data center products.
Through this collaboration, LG, a global leader in the production of innovative consumer electronics and home appliances, will receive from Tenstorrent artificial intelligence and RISC-V CPU technology that is ideally suited to drive AI-enhanced features and high-performance computing in LG's future premium TV's, high-performance automotive chips and other smart products.
Tenstorrent's innovative and industry-leading AI and RISC-V CPU technology will enrich LG's portfolio of technology and eventually enable LG to differentiate their chip solutions in their competitive market segments. Led by industry veteran and legendary CPU architect CEO Jim Keller, Tenstorrent is the only company with the right technology that enables LG to take control of their own silicon roadmaps.
LG's video codec technology has consistently been a crucial part of the TV SoCs that have been employed in premium TVs for more than 10 years. Tenstorrent and LG will collaborate at chiplet-level and/or IP-level to deliver video processing capability into Tenstorrent's future data center products. Video is responsible for 65% of all internet data volume and increasing rapidly (in 2022, Sandvine).
"It is increasingly important for industry leaders to own their silicon future," said Jim Keller, CEO of Tenstorrent. "LG is a giant in our industry, and this collaboration will strengthen their portfolio of technologies for their future chip solutions, providing greater flexibility to differentiate their products."
"This collaboration is just a beginning. Tenstorrent's market leading AI and RISC-V CPU technologies will strengthen SoC competitiveness of LG's future products while our long-time proven video codec technology will help Tenstorrent take control of data center high-performance processor markets," said Byoung-hoon Kim, CTO of LG. "Chiplets will be tested through this collaboration to see whether they can become a technology platform of collaboration. Tenstorrent and LG will share technology roadmaps and keep extending the scope of collaboration."
Tenstorrent is a next-generation computing company that builds computers for AI. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with U.S. offices in Austin, Texas, and Silicon Valley, and global offices in Belgrade, Tokyo, and Bangalore, Tenstorrent brings together experts in the field of computer architecture, ASIC design, advanced systems, and neural network compilers. Tenstorrent is backed by Eclipse Ventures and Real Ventures, among others.
ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
prnewswire | May 05, 2023
Wiliot, the Internet of Things pioneer whose IoT platform is enabling trillions of "things" to gain intelligence, today announced that it's debuting at Shoptalk Europe 2023 the latest version of its ambient IoT Data Platform, which provides a baseline and path to the new ambient IoT standards that will revolutionize retailing.
Wiliot, in partnership with the world's largest technology and retail companies, is creating an ambient IoT that connects all products and packaging to the internet. This addresses some of the retail industry's biggest problems, across omnichannel, sustainability, and food safety.
Already, many of the world's largest retailers are now implementing ambient IoT standards and technologies within their retail operations and the implications are proving to be profound.
"The retail industry is being challenged like never before. Supply chains are constrained; society is demanding greater carbon accountability; consumer shopping preferences are shifting; and governments are instituting new traceability regulations," stated Steve Statler, Wiliot's CMO. "To tackle these challenges, and to thrive in this new, more dynamic marketplace, retailers require an entirely new technology paradigm – the ambient IoT – that can deliver what's never before been possible."
As the pioneer of ultra-high volume low-cost battery-free sensors, Wiliot provides the best path to capitalize on the emerging ambient IoT standards with its IoT Data Platform. The platform features the company's breakthrough IoT Pixels, stamp-sized compute devices that cost pennies and feature a fundamental breakthrough in ambient computing technology – or computing that's self-powered, harvesting power from radio waves that are all around us.
These battery-free IoT Pixels can attach to any product or packaging to connect it to the internet; not just expensive things like cars, appliances, and shipping containers, but the things inside them: fruits, veggies, vaccine vials, clothes, crates, and just about everything else.
Once attached, products push out item-level information about their location, temperature, carbon footprint, and more – equipping retailers with the high-definition real-time data they need to make more profitable, sustainably-minded decisions.
IoT Pixels also enable retailers to track the carbon footprint of their entire supply chain in real-time – offering an effective alternative to today's annual reporting cadence, which is proving insufficient for retailers looking to make more rapid progress and a material impact on their carbon footprint.
Furthermore, IoT Pixels are also used by retailers to generate the traceability data that will soon be mandated by the FDA as part of its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), designed to save lives in the event of food chain contamination.
"With real-time tracking, instant traceability, and embedded intelligence, food is safer and fresher, carbon footprints can be tracked and managed, and pallets and cases don't get lost," continued Statler. "The ambient IoT is illuminating what was once in the dark by providing retailers with real-time high-definition visibility into the status of every product at every moment – and the implications for people, profits, and the planet are profound."
Three complementary ambient IoT standards are now being defined by the Bluetooth SIG, IEEE, and the 3GPP (as part of what will be 5G Advanced). Wiliot is contributing and committed to supporting them all.
At Shoptalk Europe Booth #D41, Wiliot will demonstrate the world's first applications powered by the ambient IoT. The apps, which are currently being piloted by some of the world's largest retailers, stream data from IoT Pixels to show the real-time location, traceability data, and carbon footprint of inventory within a store.
Even today's most sophisticated tracking systems deliver only an imperfect picture of inventory location, which makes omnichannel and BOPIS retailing a challenge. However, with these ambient IoT apps, inventory is tracked in real-time with 100% visibility, allowing retailers to more effectively deliver on their omnichannel, food safety, and sustainability business objectives.
Wiliot is a SaaS company whose platform connects the digital and physical worlds using its IoT Pixel tagging technology, computers the size of a postage stamp that power themselves in revolutionary ways.Our mission is to make every single thing an agent of change, enabling ambient IoT by adding intelligence and automation to reusable packaging, pharmaceuticals, food, and other products. Connecting trillions of things to the internet is transforming manufacturing, distribution, and product use to deliver on our vision: a minimum waste, full trust, perfectly timed world where people, profits, and the planet remain aligned.