INDUSTRIAL IOT

Swift Navigation and Taoglas Announce Partnership to Bring Integrated Precision GNSS Solutions to Automotive and Industrial Customers

Swift Navigation | March 02, 2022

Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based tech firm redefining GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and Taoglas®, a leading provider of advanced technology for a smarter world, have announced a strategic partnership to integrate Taoglas and Swift technologies to deliver pre-tested, low-risk, high-precision GNSS solutions to a broad customer base, including autonomous vehicles, automotive, mobile and mass-market applications.

Starting with the Taoglas EDGE™ Locate IoT platform and EDGE RTK Starter Kit pre-integrated with Swift’s Skylark™ precise positioning service, this partnership will provide seamless positioning solutions for automotive, micromobility, delivery, robotic and industrial customers. Bringing pre-integrated, high-accuracy positioning products to these industries in an easy-to-implement solution will greatly improve the accuracy of the positioning data delivered, creating a multitude of operational efficiencies.

Together, Swift and Taoglas deliver high-precision GNSS solutions to customers around the globe by utilizing Taoglas’ IoT platforms and Swift’s Skylark seamless, cloud-based corrections—available in advanced SSR (State Space Representation) or industry standard formats. The proven performance of Taoglas products with Skylark, allows customers to bypass module-level validation, integration and engineering efforts; Swift and Taoglas have done the work to deliver an out-of-the-box solution.

“Swift Navigation is excited to begin this partnership with Taoglas and align our visions of making accurate positioning easily accessible across industries. We look forward to offering our products as an integrated solution to make it easier for customers across the globe to benefit from affordable and accurate positioning.”

Swift CEO, Timothy Harris

Commenting on the partnership, Ronan Quinlan, Co-Founder and Joint CEO of Taoglas said “We are delighted to be partnering with Swift Navigation to enable companies to overcome the challenges of delivering their high-precision positioning based IoT solutions.” He added “our worldwide team of design, development, test and manufacturing engineers is dedicated to delivering IoT software and hardware solutions on time, the first time for leading technology enterprises.”

ABOUT SWIFT NAVIGATION
Swift Navigation is changing the way we navigate and understand our planet. Swift’s precise positioning technology platform improves location accuracy from several meters to centimeter-level and is used by millions of devices across the globe. Swift’s technology is trusted by users across industries, enabling safer driving, improving efficiency for last-mile delivery and commercial transport operations, increasing accuracy for mobile devices and creating new possibilities for rail, robotics and machine control. 

ABOUT TAOGLAS
Taoglas is a leading provider of advanced technology for a smarter world. Our solutions include advanced components and technologies and help OEMs, enterprises, and communities to resolve the complexities of bringing digital transformation solutions to market quickly and cost effectively. Focused on best-in-class, high-performance antenna and RF design with advanced positioning, imaging, audio and artificial intelligence technologies, Taoglas has unique expertise in integrating and commercializing highly complex technology solutions. We utilize this expertise for our home-grown connected smart services such as Taoglas Waste Insights™ as well as being a trusted advisor to OEMs and enterprises regardless of where they are on their digital transformation journey. With world-class design, consultancy and engineering expertise, along with support and test centers globally, Taoglas has proven expertise across the transportation, waste management, connected healthcare, smart cities and smart building industries.

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When mobile healthcare devicse are shared within a family or at public offices, they are primarily used for measuring healthcare data and checking them temporarily. However, if the devices can recognize the user and transmit the measured data to a healthcare service platform in real time, it becomes possible to continuously manage and monitor personal healthcare information as opposed to being used for temporary purpose at public offices or hospitals as it is the case today. In particular, use of smart phone or wearable devices can create opportunities for new services and businesses. Accordingly, this paper proposed a service model that allows user recognition function and transmits/manages the measured data to a healthcare service platform when simple medical devices such as blood pressure meter or weight are used and shared among many users on IoT-based healthcare service platform. This model can also be used as technology that allows patients with chronic illness to perform self-diagnosis with convenience.

Spotlight

When mobile healthcare devicse are shared within a family or at public offices, they are primarily used for measuring healthcare data and checking them temporarily. However, if the devices can recognize the user and transmit the measured data to a healthcare service platform in real time, it becomes possible to continuously manage and monitor personal healthcare information as opposed to being used for temporary purpose at public offices or hospitals as it is the case today. In particular, use of smart phone or wearable devices can create opportunities for new services and businesses. Accordingly, this paper proposed a service model that allows user recognition function and transmits/manages the measured data to a healthcare service platform when simple medical devices such as blood pressure meter or weight are used and shared among many users on IoT-based healthcare service platform. This model can also be used as technology that allows patients with chronic illness to perform self-diagnosis with convenience.

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DEVICES

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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ENTERPRISE IOT

Eseye Launches Global Professional Services Organisation to Accelerate Enterprise IoT Adoption

Eseye | November 19, 2021

Eseye, a pioneer of leading-edge IoT connectivity solutions, today announced a new Global Professional Services Organisation for IoT, which guides customers from ideation and proof of concept, through the design, development, and deployment of global IoT solutions at scale. By 2025, over 27.1 billion IoT devices are expected to be deployed globally. This accelerated growth also aligns with the findings from Eseye's State of IoT Adoption research, undertaken in April 2021, in which 500 decision makers in the UK and US revealed their commitment to ramping up IoT investment, with 49% planning new projects in the next two to three years and 89% planning budget increases. However, without an experienced technical team, project costs can quickly escalate into unanticipated risks which may ultimately threaten the project. Through its new Global Professional Services Organisation, Eseye's team of solution architects and technical solution consultants will ensure that any IoT initiative has the required rigour in place and is delivered to market on time and on budget, helping customers to realise their desired business outcomes from IoT. Eseye's dedicated professional services team leads customers through a proven methodology to define their appropriate IoT strategy to support the development of a solution that meets the goals of the business. Eseye Global Professional Services enable organisations to deliver enterprise-scale global IoT solutions that work, every time, everywhere and include: IoT Advisory Services – to help customers identify risks and implement best practices when embarking on their IoT project. Device Design Services – enabling customers to leverage Eseye's hardware and software expertise and perfect their global IoT strategy. Device Onboarding – including behavioural and resilience testing of the device. Device Certification – which ensures that all devices are certified for industry, regulatory, and carrier compliance. Brian Casto will head up this new global division and brings with him more than 25 years' experience, helping customers turn complex, fragmented Wireless and IoT offerings into compelling solutions that are designed for simplicity and scale. In 1993, Brian was part of the early-stage start-up Aironet Wireless, which developed 802.11 WLAN technology and was acquired by Cisco for $800m. At KORE Wireless, an IoT Connectivity Provider, Brian successfully built and led a high-performing global IoT Professional Services function, significantly growing its brand profile internationally. Brian will be supported by Vernon Brown, Director of Professional Services Development. Vernon will be responsible for the creation, maturation, and growth of new and existing professional services for global enterprise customers. With a decade of experience in delivering complex IoT solutions, notably 7 years at AT&T and 2 years at KORE Wireless, Vernon brings a wealth of IoT implementation knowledge to Eseye. Commenting on his appointment Brian Casto, SVP, Global Professional Services said: "Eseye has experienced robust sales growth in 2021 which underlines the acceleration of demand for enterprise-level IoT solutions powered by true global connectivity. With this heightened demand and predicted growth, we can expect to see many more enterprise-scale IoT projects underway. However, in my experience all too often companies lack the expertise internally to successfully develop and deploy scalable IoT-based solutions. Often, they don't have the resources to manage multiple vendor relationships for various components of the solution they are deploying, and they don't understand the complexities associated with these projects. There are security issues, logistics challenges, and the management and co-ordination of multiple vendors to consider. "Our new IoT service offerings are designed to take all that pain away and ensure these challenges are overcome so that projects are delivered to the market on time and don't get derailed or delayed, or worse still, don't realise the benefits or ROI specified at the outset." One Eseye customer, Michael Madsen, Senior Technology Lead at South African ecommerce business, Yoco, has recently implemented an IoT project that utilised Eseye's technical advisory and connectivity services: "The onboarding process was very thorough and really impressed me. Eseye ran through a very exhaustive list of technical checks. This highlighted some issues which we were able to put right before deployment and this gave us a lot of confidence in our security going forward. No other supplier has given us the same degree of technical support as Eseye." Eseye has witnessed increasing enterprise demand for reducing the complexity of global IoT deployments, a key barrier to large-scale project rollouts. These Global Professional Services further strengthen its end-to-end managed consultancy services. Additionally, Eseye has prioritised partnering with mobile network operators (MNOs), global system integrators and technology partners, to help enterprises overcome project obstacles. "This year Eseye has undertaken numerous strategic activities to position the company for a dynamic future, expanding headcount and investing in our technical expertise. I am delighted that Brian and Vernon have joined Eseye to spearhead our Global Professional Services, they both have deep experience having built and led high-performing global IoT service functions for a multitude of global companies. With our technical team, we are solving security challenges, guaranteeing reliability, simplifying device design and management, and delivering true global IoT device connectivity – IoT that works – every time, everywhere." Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye About Eseye Eseye empowers businesses to embrace IoT without limits. We help them to visualise the impossible and bring those solutions to life through innovative IoT cellular connectivity solutions that enable our customers to drive up business value, deploy differentiated experiences, and disrupt their markets. Our pioneering technology allows businesses to overcome the complexity of IoT deployment and develop, deploy, and manage IoT projects without the fear of getting it wrong. We guide them every step of the way. Supported by a powerful partner ecosystem, we seamlessly connect devices across 190 countries, agnostic to over 700 available global networks.

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Sigfox Announces Strategic Alliance with Cube in IoT Infrastructure

Sigfox, Heliot, Cube Infrastructure Managers | September 21, 2020

Sigfox, the global 0G network1 and cloud provider for industrial data, is proud to announce a new strategic alliance with Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube), through the sale of its German 0G network to Cube. Sigfox has grown its 0G IoT services by rolling out 0G networks across 72 countries and regions, which was largely achieved with partners called Sigfox Operators. These operators are the owners of the 0G networks, which they operate as exclusive connectivity providers of Sigfox IoT services, offering worldwide connectivity to customers. The sale of the German network to Cube will allow Sigfox to finance its continued innovation efforts in data value extraction and improvements in cloud algorithms to reduce energy consumption and allow the implementation of even more cost-effective devices and sensors. Cube Infrastructure Managers, the European infrastructure fund manager, is proud to announce its strategic alliance with Sigfox with the acquisition of a majority stake in Heliot Europe, the owner and operator of the Sigfox 0G networks in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein and the acquisition of Sigfox’s 0G network in Germany, which it is acquiring through Heliot Europe. Cube is therefore bringing together the 0G networks of all these four countries, which will together form the largest 0G network in Europe. Cube’s objective is to accelerate the growth of this essential and exclusive IoT infrastructure in the region in joint venture with the operating management of the networks, which retains a minority stake in Heliot Europe.

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