ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
businesswire | April 17, 2023
MachNation, a global leader in testing and benchmarking Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, has completed a comprehensive evaluation of the newest IoT software from 1NCE, a global IoT connectivity and software company.
1NCE engaged MachNation’s Tempest to provide independent analysis of the resiliency, reliability, and quality of 1NCE OS, its enterprise-grade IoT software that’s available complimentary to customers using the company’s Lifetime Flat connectivity. In 2018, 1NCE set out to address the gap in the marketplace for low-data IoT use cases, which is estimated to be as high as 80 percent of all IoT projects. In 2023, the company expanded its software business with the launch of 1NCE OS, which was designed to deliver powerful IoT software tools that accelerate customers’ time-to-market without vendor lock-in or paying for unnecessary features packaged into most IoT platforms.
MachNation conducted a variety of tests that realistically simulate connected devices using 1NCE’s software to process tens of millions of data messages to customers’ cloud accounts. MachNation’s Tempest tested 1NCE OS using multiple protocols: CoAP (for low-data, low-power devices) and CoAP with DTLS security (for low-data, low-power devices with encryption).
In the latest test, in March 2023, 1NCE OS was observed to reliably allow the delivery of binary-encoded payloads to the cloud up to 750 messages per second (the equivalent to one message being sent by all 10,000 testing devices every 13.3 seconds) with a 0.000685 percent failure rate.
And for JSON-encoded payloads, 1NCE OS reliably delivers up to 1,000 messages per second (the equivalent to one message being sent by all 10,000 testing devices every 10 seconds) with a failure rate of 0.000442 percent. Both types of payloads offer five nines of reliability (99.999%).
For enterprises that place the strongest emphasis on security, the addition of Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) is a must for any connected device, but issues frequently happen with data leakage and slow performance. In Tempest testing, MachNation determined that the application of DTLS, combined with the use of binary instead of text payloads, would have minimal impact on latency to the cloud.
Steve Hilton, Co-Founder at MachNation, said: “1NCE OS software demonstrates enterprise-grade reliability and scalability for IoT devices, especially devices speaking useful protocols like CoAP. It has some of the best self-recovering code we have seen in the industry.”
Ivo Rook, Chief Operating Officer at 1NCE: “With 1NCE OS, our software team set out to deliver clever tools that make IoT easier to use. MachNation’s testing results validate our work. It proves that we’re onto something big with our approach to exposing data to our customers and enabling them to manage the lifecycle of their connected products.”
1NCE is the only connectivity and software company providing IoT at a lifetime global flat rate. Our mission is to deliver true cross-border, future-proof IoT without uncertainty or hassle over the lifetime of a device. In 150+ countries, 1NCE turns connectivity into electricity ready for consumption – opening the world of IoT to innovators who will dramatically improve the environment, cities, healthcare, public safety, the supply chain and more. The company, founded in 2017 by CEO Alexander P. Sator together with Deutsche Telekom AG, is headquartered in Cologne, Germany and has 300+ staff across 20 countries.
INDUSTRIAL IOT, PLATFORMS
Businesswire | May 11, 2023
MaxLinear, Inc., a world leader in connectivity technologies, today announced that MWave Consulting, Ltd. (a UK-based RF & Microwave design facility) has selected the MaxLinear G.hn technology for use in its industrial IoT (IIoT) devices. G.hn technology is well suited for a full range of industrial IoT networks and connects any device through Ethernet PHY, MII, SGMII or RGMII interfaces.
According to a 2023 MarketsandMarkets™ research report, the industrial communications market is predicted to grow to US$26.8B by 2027 as companies increasingly turn to technology to deliver significant business improvements. With its products, MWave addresses the expanding demand for machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity that requires resilience and real-time synchronization – applications for smart buildings, autonomous robots, and factory automation processes such as smart lighting control, smart elevators, smart traffic lights, charging stations, airport navigation systems and fire alarms.
“With G.hn's capability to handle real-time two-way traffic and high bandwidth, this technology is naturally well-suited as a backhaul for a complete range of smart buildings and automated factory devices,” said Richard Welland, Director, International Sales & Marketing of MWave. “Partnering with MaxLinear provides a modular G.hn solution that we can easily embed into our products that provide superior IIoT solutions, allowing the transport of multi-gigabit-per-second IP data reliably over any existing wire.”
“MaxLinear is committed to bringing our customers a competitive advantage through engineering excellence. Our solutions, such as the high-speed G.hn networking solution, make our customers more competitive by enabling shorter design cycles and significant design flexibility,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President of the Broadband Group at MaxLinear.
“Most new products must be connected to the Internet or a network to boost efficiency and productivity,” said ShengYang Electronics General Manager Robert Xu. “Providing products to meet this global market demand for IIoT offers new growth market opportunities for our organization. We are pleased to have MaxLinear as our partner for G.hn technology.”
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for access and connectivity, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.
About MWave Consulting Ltd. and Shengyang Electronics:
MWave Consulting Ltd is a world leader in the design of RF & Microwave solutions with its facility based in the UK, spearheading the launch of a range of G.hn products in Europe. Shengyang Electronics (SY-E) is the latest new division of and wholly owned by Zhejiang Shengyang Science & Technology, a publicly-traded company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Shengyang Electronics manufactures high-quality, cost-effective, advanced electronics solutions for the most demanding customers, including many of the world’s largest satellite broadcast and mobile operators and their associated OEM suppliers.
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.