ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
Nozomi Networks | March 24, 2023
Nozomi Networks, the leader in OT and IoT security, today announced a new content pack for organizations working toward ISA/IEC 62443 compliance and certification. The ISA/IEC 62443 Content Pack makes it possible for Nozomi Networks platform users to quickly create custom queries and reports that help confirm their industrial automation and control systems (IACS) meet ISA/IEC 62443 standards. The Content Pack can also be used to assess an IACS’ security posture against ISA/IEC 62443 standards, identifying areas that align with the standards and areas that must be addressed in order to be compliant.
“Nozomi Networks’ ISA/IEC 62443 Content Pack technology brings everyone together around a set of reports and queries that helps users access the details they need to reach compliance,” said Chris Grove, Nozomi Networks Director of Cybersecurity Strategy. “Rather than reinvent the wheel each time a customer needs this data, a user can create and distribute a single file where it can then be imported into a Guardian, run as-is or edited, and then re-distributed to the public, across Guardians, or to partners, collaborators, user groups, wherever you want to share it.”
The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards, developed by the International Society of Automation 99 committee (ISA99) and adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), provides a framework to address and mitigate current and future security vulnerabilities in IACSs. The committee draws on the input and knowledge of security experts across the globe to develop consensus standards that are applicable to all industry sectors and critical infrastructure.
Nozomi Networks’ Content Packs are owned by Nozomi Networks’ user community and make it possible to export a combination of queries and reports into a single JSON file that can be shared in a completely separate environment. Content Packs do not contain any proprietary information and are safe to share. This allows Nozomi Networks and its customers to quickly share custom reports or queries internally or with the Nozomi Networks user community. The new ISA/IEC 62443 Content Pack covers parts 2-1 (security program best practices) and part 3-3 (definitions for system security requirements and security capabilities levels).
About Nozomi Networks
Nozomi Networks accelerates digital transformation by protecting the world’s critical infrastructure, industrial and government organizations from cyber threats. Our solution delivers exceptional network and asset visibility, threat detection, and insights for OT and IoT environments. Customers rely on us to minimize risk and complexity while maximizing operational resilience.
ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
businesswire | April 13, 2023
Energous Corporation, a leading developer of RF-based intelligent wireless power networks, and InnoTractor — a European provider of IoT-based solutions for logistics and supply chain applications — today announced a partnership to integrate wireless power solutions for real-time asset tracking across various industries witnessing significant IoT growth. The partnership will enable InnoTractor to integrate and deploy Energous’ PowerBridge technology and Wiliot’s IoT Pixel tags, providing customers with a solution featuring lower costs, increased mobility and improved sustainability
As IoT continues its rapid growth, including in the asset tracking market, deploying cost-effective and reliable solutions is critical to cost optimization efforts among supply chains. A complex ecosystem, asset tracking infrastructure features multiple subsystems interacting with each other to uniquely identify items such as finished goods or raw materials, and to provide end users with real-time information on stock status. Deploying complete asset tracking solutions requires extensive effort and collaboration from different parties, in particular system components suppliers and system integrators. Through this partnership, Energous will provide its wireless power technology and Wiliot IoT Pixel labels which InnoTractor will integrate into different asset tracking subsystems to deliver customized, wirelessly powered IoT solutions for logistics and supply chain customers.
“The asset tracking market is exploding alongside the growth of IoT, driving the need to provide internet-connected asset tracker deployments with reliable and consistent power,” said Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous. “Our partnership with InnoTractor expands our reach into the European market, enabling them to provide customized wireless power solutions to their end customers.”
Founded in 2018, InnoTractor implements digital technologies for a better world. Using IoT, blockchain, cloud and the latest wireless technologies, InnoTractor reduces emissions and waste, including waste of time, operational inefficiencies, loss of opportunity and wasted physical goods due to insufficiently controlled conditions during transport. It provides IoT-based solutions for logistics and supply chains to track assets like RTI (Returnable Transport Items), ownership and monitor goods and conditions, supporting customers from business needs to complete solutions over the lifetime of the solution. InnoTractor’s solutions enable customers with actionable insights and control over their supply chain, monitor service level agreements and connect parties in the end-to-end supply chain. Wiliot products and services, such as its IoT Pixel tags, provide an essential part of the complete customer solution for asset detection and goods condition monitoring.
“This partnership is a tremendous example of system suppliers like Energous and Wiliot working with IoT platform providers and integrators like InnoTractor to develop solutions to solve one of the most pressing challenges in asset tracking: how to provide reliable power to IoT devices in large deployments,” said Frank Hermans, CEO at InnoTractor. “We share with Energous a vision of enabling a new generation of IoT devices free from the burden of replaceable batteries and power cables and with lower costs, increased mobility and sustainability.”
The joint solution will include Energous PowerBridges along with Wiliot IoT Pixel tags by leveraging its inlay-assembly and tag-conversion partners. InnoTractor will provide its Gravity IoT platform, Orbitz trackers and gateways and its integration services in various operational environments, tailoring the implementation to the customer need at competitive costs.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT) is the Wireless Power Network global leader. Its award-winning WattUp® solution is the only technology that supports both contact and distance charging through a fully compatible ecosystem. Built atop fast, efficient, and highly scalable RF-based charging technology, WattUp is positioned to offer improvements over older, first-generation coil-based charging technologies in power, efficiency, foreign device detection, freedom of movement and overall cost for industrial and retail IoT, smart homes, smart cities and medical devices. Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs, and provides worldwide regulatory assistance, a reliable supply chain, quality assurance, and sales and technical support to global customers. The company received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance wireless charging and has been awarded over 200 patents for its WattUp wireless charging technology to-date.
ENTERPRISE IOT, INDUSTRIAL IOT, PLATFORMS
Globenewswire | May 10, 2023
Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics division of Etihad Airways, has further automated air cargo processes using Descartes’ next generation Internet of Things (IoT) Bluetooth® Low Energy solution integrated with Jettainer’s unit load device (ULD) management services. The combined solutions expand Etihad Cargo’s ability to improve ground processes at cargo and ULD handling and to gain data-driven insights into the transport and ambient conditions of air cargo in transit.
“At Etihad Cargo, we’re continuing to invest in technology and innovation to make air cargo handling more efficient, smarter and faster, and this includes the usage and management of our ULD fleet,” said Thomas Schürmann, Head of Cargo Operations & Delivery at Etihad Cargo. “The addition of Descartes’ next generation IoT devices to our ULD fleet provides true operational value for us. Etihad Cargo expects to reduce the number of lost ULDs—those that lose their trail somewhere at the airport, at the ground handling agent or the forwarder—by being able to tell exactly where they were last seen. We furthermore expect to simplify ground processes, for example, by reducing the time and effort spent on stock take.”
“As part of our premium product, ULD Select, the combination of our sophisticated ULD management solution with Descartes’ next generation IoT devices can be a powerful boost to our service. The technology can provide our valued customers like Etihad Cargo insights into the conditions of their freight, give access to detailed location information, facilitate ULD processing on the ground, and thus further improve asset utilization,” said Ram Krishnaswamy, General Manager Middle East, Africa, & Indian Subcontinent at Jettainer. “Jettainer embraces innovation and digitalization, and this is exactly what we experience with Descartes as the leading technical provider in the field of Bluetooth® Low Energy tracking solutions. Potential benefits are not limited to ULD processing; we also see value in streamlining export, transit and import cargo processes and will explore this further with our customers and partners.”
Descartes’ next generation IoT Bluetooth® Low Energy ULD tracking uses Bluetooth® tags affixed to containers or pallets, mobile applications and mesh networks to automate end-to-end tracking of assets. Bluetooth® tags affixed to ULDs prior to loading enable easy access to real-time location information, shipment-level condition data, such as temperature, light, humidity and movement, and chain of custody detail that indicates whose custody assets are in at any given time. Tags can also be added to any ground service equipment, like dollies, for full control over a carrier’s equipment.
“We’re pleased to help Etihad Cargo optimize the use of its ULD fleet with richer visibility at both the asset and shipment level,” said Scott Sangster, General Manager, Logistics Service Providers at Descartes. “ULDs are the backbone of the air cargo supply chain and, with coverage in over 1,300 reader locations and 200 airports worldwide, Descartes’ innovations in IoT-based tracking and advanced network capabilities are helping airlines access the status of their ULDs anytime, anywhere—through any internet-enabled device.”
About Etihad Cargo
Etihad Cargo is the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways. Since its establishment in 2004, Etihad Cargo has grown rapidly to become one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, offering customers a range of cargo products and services to five major continents. Its hub in Abu Dhabi is strategically located at the centre of the world's busiest trade lanes, providing an integral link between Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and Africa.
In addition to general cargo, Etihad Cargo offers a wide range of specialty products including live animals, dangerous goods, valuables and vulnerables, personal effects, as well as its market leading cold chain products (the latter holding IATA's stringent Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators certifications for both Pharmaceutical and Perishables Logistics, as well as Live Animals Logistics).
For more information, please visit www.etihadcargo.com.
About Jettainer GmbH
With more than 100,000 Unit Load Devices (ULDs) in 500 locations worldwide, Jettainer operates the world`s most efficient ULD fleet. Through its unique combination of dedicated teams and leading IT landscape, using big data and artificial intelligence, the industry expert guarantees steering and positioning as well as maintenance and repair with 100% availability of containers and pallets. A strong partner and independent repair network, close to the customer’s processes, completes Jettainer’s global setup with local presence. Meaningful innovation and digitization for highest efficiency at lowest cost are key for the transparency driver. Its continuously enhanced service and product portfolio is complemented with ULD leasing services, cool management and temperature chain solutions. Jettainer GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG. Learn more at www.jettainer.com.
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, security and sustainability of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, track and help improve the safety, performance and compliance of delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.