Skylo Emerges From Stealth With $116M in Funding and World’s Most Affordable Satellite Network for IoT Data

IoT Business News | January 21, 2020

Skylo, maker of the world’s most affordable and ubiquitous network that connects any machine or sensor, today announced that the company has emerged from Stealth with $116 million in total funding.The company previously raised $13 million in a Series A round that was co-led by DCM and Innovation Endeavors, and joined by Moore Strategic Ventures. The new Series B round raised $103 million, led by SoftBank Group and joined by all existing investors. Skylo will bring instant, affordable and ubiquitous Internet of Things connectivity to millions of machines, sensors and devices, even in the most remote geographies. It is the world’s first company to leverage the cellular Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) protocol via satellite, making it possible to instantly connect billions of sensors on objects and machines in remote areas.

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Much is being made of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and the associated need for wireless connectivity for industrial sensors. But the networking needs of industrial devices and applications are distinct from the consumer world, with reliability and security high on the list. This white paper highlights some of the key network requirements specific to industrial wireless sensor networks.

Spotlight

Much is being made of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and the associated need for wireless connectivity for industrial sensors. But the networking needs of industrial devices and applications are distinct from the consumer world, with reliability and security high on the list. This white paper highlights some of the key network requirements specific to industrial wireless sensor networks.

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PLATFORMS

Megaport Announces Partnership with TD SYNNEX as Leading Network as a Service (NaaS) Vendor Partner

Megaport | January 18, 2022

Megaport Limited ("Megaport"), a global leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, today announces a partnership with TD SYNNEX, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator, to make Megaport’s global, private Software Defined Network (SDN) platform available to TD SYNNEX customers. “Bringing Megaport’s leading Network as a Service platform into the TD SYNNEX portfolio makes it easier for customers to modernize their network connectivity and connect quickly to leading cloud service providers,” said Rodney Foreman, Chief Revenue Officer at Megaport. “TD SYNNEX’s global scale and reach, combined with their expertise in IT solutions, makes them an ideal partner to expand our channel relationships.” "TD SYNNEX is committed to delivering IT solutions to our customers that unlock their growth. Adding Megaport’s Network as a Service offerings to our vast portfolio of IT solutions enables our customers to do great things with technology and will help accelerate their digital transformation initiatives." Cheryl Neal, vice president of New Vendor Acquisition, TD SYNNEX The benefits of this partnership for TD SYNNEX customers include: Improved network performance with reduced jitter and latency. Reduced cloud egress costs to cloud on-ramps when compared to internet rates. Point-and-click network provisioning to support interconnection between branch locations, data centres, cloud providers, and IT services without any hardware requirements. Real-time provisioning of virtual network infrastructure and interconnections. Secure, private hybrid cloud and multicloud connections to more than 360 service providers, 700+ enabled data centres, and 230+ cloud interconnect points. Megaport enhances the TD SYNNEX portfolio of networking services by enabling customers to deploy a global, high-availability network in minutes, not months. Megaport’s NaaS platform provides private, scalable, on-demand connectivity to the world’s leading cloud services providers, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. The company’s solutions enable agile, flexible, high-performance networking for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. About Megaport Megaport is a leading provider of Network as a Service (NaaS) solutions. The company’s global Software Defined Network (SDN) helps businesses rapidly connect their network to services via an easy-to-use portal or our open API. Megaport offers agile networking capabilities that reduce operating costs and increase speed to market compared to traditional networking solutions. Megaport partners with the world’s top cloud service providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as the largest data centre operators, systems integrators and managed service providers in the world. Megaport is an ISO/IEC 27001-certified company. About TD SYNNEX TD SYNNEX is a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. We're an innovative partner helping more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX' 22,000 co-workers are dedicated to uniting compelling IT products, services and solutions from 1,500+ best-in-class technology vendors. Our edge-to-cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, IoT, mobility and everything as a service. TD SYNNEX is committed to serving customers and communities, and we believe we can have a positive impact on our people and our planet, intentionally acting as a respected corporate citizen. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice for talent across the IT ecosystem.

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

The Industrial Internet Consortium has Launched an IoT Patterns Initiative

Industrial Internet Consortium | May 31, 2021

Today the industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) announced the IIC IoT Patterns Initiative to crowdsource, review, revise, and publish a library of high-quality and well-reasoned IoT patterns for use and reuse across industries. A pattern describes a recurring design or architectural problem in a specific context and offers an established scheme for its solution. IoT patterns include architectural designs to represent essential cohesive components and their assembly; and design patterns that illustrate solutions to specific problems. “Patterns capture and condense teachings from developer and system architect experiences that others can use to tackle new problems,” said François Ozog, Director Edge & Fog Computing Group, Linaro, and Co-chair, IIC Patterns Task Group. “The IIC is also developing application notes to describe how to use patterns effectively in various contexts and to assist identify the best patterns for solutions.” Use-cases describe various perspectives of a system based on user roles by defining user requirements and identifying essential functionalities. “Many patterns are technical,” said Daniel Burkhardt, doctoral student, Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut, and Co-chair, IIC Patterns Task Group. “But by focusing on end-user concerns and requirements, developers and system architects will use patterns effectively, and solution designs will improve.” “Patterns enable industries to succeed through collaboration on best practices,” said Dr. Jason McC. Smith, OMG vice president, and Technical Director. “IIC is leading the way in IoT by building a pattern repository that developers can use to solve new problems.” IIoT developers and system architects can access the IIC IoT Patterns repository on the IIC Resource Hub. Developers can also join the IIC Community Forum to discuss patterns. Workshops to educate the IIoT developer community will follow. For more information about the IIC IoT Patterns Initiative, please read our blog. About Industrial Internet Consortium The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIC delivers a trustworthy IIoT in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG).

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SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

Prescient Devices, an IoT Development Platform, has Secured $2 million

Prescient Devices | April 27, 2021

Prescient Devices, a platform for Internet of things (IoT) programming and administration advancement, today reported that it brought $2 million up in seed subsidizing. The organization says it'll put the returns toward item ideation and sloping up its deals and advertising programs. Worldwide IoT income hit an expected $1.7 trillion every 2019, when the number of edge gadgets associated with the web surpassed 23 billion, as indicated by CB Insights. Be that as it may, despite the business' development, not all associations believe they're prepared for it. In a new Kaspersky Lab overview, 54% said the dangers related to availability and joining of IoT environments stayed a critical blocker. Insightful offers a low-code programmable stage that permits framework integrators, IT architects, and information researchers to fabricate IoT and edge figuring arrangements. The stage, which can send the firmware to armadas of IoT gadgets, conveys formats that interface sensors to the cloud, empowering far-off observing and modern computerization. Insightful clients access intuitive graphical programming interfaces, modules, and plans that they can use to program edge gadgets, edge and cloud dashboards, and cloud capacities. They're additionally given a library of reference answers for famous sensors and gadgets. There's a wealth of apparatuses promising to improve on IoT advancement and the board at the edge including Google's Cloud IoT Edge's, Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT, Microsoft's Azure Sphere, and Baidu's OpenEdge, just as Zededa, Particle, and Balena. However, CEO Andy Wang states that Prescient has a benefit in the adaptability of its methodology. "We remarkably center around eliminating the innovation boundary for designers, integrators, and information researchers to assemble, and speed up IoT applications, conveying new business applications to the business market. The developing interest and dynamic commitment from our clients have been astonishing," Wang said in an official statement. Pandemic-filled development In what's been a help for Prescient, the pandemic has added to the development of the bigger IoT market. Microsoft's 2020 IoT Signals report demonstrates that 33% of chiefs plan to up their IoT speculations, while 41% say their current ventures will continue as before. In the meantime, a new Deloitte review found that respondents trust IoT will largely affect their associations contrasted and AI and cloud framework. "Our developing local area has effectively evolved dynamic IoT applications for prescient upkeep, machine vision, and test mechanization not long after idea and changing the whole way to deal with IoT business computerization and edge knowledge applications," Wang proceeded. "This round of subsidizing will help speed up our capacity to more readily uphold our clients while extending [the Prescient platform's] usefulness." Z5 Capital drove Boston, Massachusetts-based Prescient's most recent financing round, which had cooperation from private backers at MIT and the Harvard Business School.

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