Skylo | March 20, 2023
Cloud-based cellular network provider Monogoto today announced a new roaming agreement with Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) service operator Skylo Technologies. This new agreement lowers the barrier for developers to add satellite connectivity to existing public and/or private networks already available on Monogoto Cloud, delivering the world's most affordable and accessible solution for NB-IoT Satellite connectivity for asset tracking products.
In addition, low-power tracking and sensing solutions provider SODAQ will launch a new asset-tracking trial kit, using Monogoto connectivity and network.
"Using Monogoto Cloud developers can now add satellite connectivity with a single API call, without worrying about expensive setup or training and for just a dollar per month. The advent of satellite NB-IoT technology, coupled with the maturity of 5G and 3GPP standards is game-changing for developers," says Monogoto CTO Maor Efrati. "For the first time, they can seamlessly connect their products, built for the regular cellular model, to satellite networks and add satellite coverage at a significantly lower cost."
Efrati illustrates the potential of the Monogoto/Skylo/SODAQ solution by outlining a use case of a global logistics provider that is reliant upon cellular connectivity only to monitor driver behavior and/or assets.
"Imagine the ability to add satellite connectivity when cellular or other networks are not available, giving developers the ultimate resiliency that devices will always be connected," he notes.
"Skylo is excited to partner with Monogoto as its wholesale NTN operator partner," said Eric DaVersa, Vice-President of Business Development for Skylo Technologies. "The Monogoto focus on addressing the developer community where IoT solutions are conceptualized is ideal for the rapid integration of terrestrial/satellite roaming. This offering will help fleets obtain ubiquitous connectivity, which is becoming essential for their businesses."
"Having the possibility to use the same hardware for both terrestrial and satellite communication is a real breakthrough. We can now offer connectivity with our hardware in places where it was never possible before and we can still benefit from the great throughput of the terrestrial networks to, for instance, do software updates," says Jan Willem Smeenk, Co-founder & Senior Solutions Architect, SODAQ.
Skylo Technologies is an NTN service provider based in Palo Alto, CA, offering a service that allows cellular modems and devices to connect directly over existing satellites. Devices connected over satellite are managed and served by Skylo's commercial NTN vRAN, featuring a 3GPP standards-based cloud-native base station and core. Skylo works with existing satellite operators, terrestrial mobile network operators, and device makers to provide subscribers with an anywhere, anytime connectivity solution that seamlessly roams between terrestrial and satellite networks. Skylo's focus is on enabling connected services for people outdoors and connected workflows for machines at work across critical industries such as agriculture, maritime, logistics, mining, and others, in addition to mass-market consumer devices.
ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
prnewswire | March 23, 2023
Ordr, the leader in connected device security, today announced it has joined the ServiceNow® Service Graph Connector Program by integrating its ServiceNow Connector for Ordr with Service Graph, helping customers to quickly, easily, and reliably load third-party data into the system, enabling data quality, timeliness and scalability.
Connectors validated by ServiceNow's Service Graph Connector Program integrate the expertise of the ServiceNow partner ecosystem into Service Graph.
"The Service Graph Connector for Ordr enables tighter integration between two essential solutions that multiple teams and tools depend on to manage and secure connected device deployments," said Jim Brady, Vice President, Cybersecurity & Risk Management and CISO at Fairview Health Services. "With this new integration, security and HTM teams can operate with high confidence that the asset data they are working with is accurate and complete, so they can operate efficiently, react quickly, and more effectively manage risk at the hospital."
"The ServiceNow CMDB is a critical component in our connected device strategy," said Shawn Fletcher, Sr. Enterprise Architect, Cybersecurity and Digital Solutions, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. "ServiceNow integration with Ordr lets us leverage Ordr's automatic asset discovery and rich device insights to streamline our asset inventory efforts. This has a direct impact on the ability to manage and secure our devices at scale and support the hospital's goals to deliver outstanding patient care and innovative treatments."
"Asset inventory is often step one and is at the core of so much that we do with our customers. Without an accurate inventory, helping our customers meet their goals can be challenging, especially when it comes to security," said Matt Leclair, CEO, Advanced Cybersecurity Experts LLC. "The ServiceNow Connector for Ordr will help us accelerate that first step of achieving accuracy in the ServiceNow CMDB, so we can deliver value faster and ultimately help put them on a path to improve how they manage and reduce risk for their connected devices."
ServiceNow Service Graph, the next-generation system of record for digital products and services, evolves the ServiceNow Configuration Management Database (CMDB) beyond inventory and asset management. By using ServiceNow Service Graph, IT organizations are empowered with a broad and deep data foundation for managing the entire lifecycle of digital products and services. Service Graph underpins all ServiceNow products, allowing customers to tie together technology, people, and processes into a service-oriented view. This connected approach enables customers to leverage their existing CMDB investment to rationalize portfolios, automate development and cloud operations, manage risk, and understand ROI, driving high-value business outcomes.
"ServiceNow is leading the future of work by creating great experiences for businesses," said Brian Emerson, VP & GM, IT Operations Management Business at ServiceNow. "We are pleased to have Ordr integrate its ServiceNow Connector for Ordr to help further enhance satisfaction, build trust, accelerate time to value, and reduce risk for our joint customers."
"Maintaining a comprehensive and accurate asset inventory is critical for all organizations. This can be a challenge in environments with a large number of unmanaged devices like IoT, IoMT, and OT," said Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Ordr. "Organizations depend on a comprehensive and accurate view of their environment for everything from device management, incident response, and risk reduction efforts to meeting stringent requirements for compliance and cyber insurance. We're proud to offer the Service Graph Connector for Ordr to help customers achieve the comprehensive and accurate asset inventory they need to simplify workflows, improve security, and accelerate incident response."
Ordr makes it easy to secure every connected device, from traditional IT devices to newer and more vulnerable IoT, IoMT, and OT. Ordr Systems Control Engine uses deep packet inspection and advanced machine learning to discover every device, profile its risk and behavior, map all communications and protect it with automated policies. Organizations worldwide trust Ordr to provide real-time asset inventory, address risk and compliance and accelerate IT initiatives. Ordr is backed by top investors including Battery Ventures, Wing Venture Capital, Ten Eleven Ventures, Northgate Capital, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Unusual Ventures.
ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
prnewswire | March 27, 2023
Validic Inc., a market-leading digital health and personalized care company, continues to expand its healthcare IoT platform with the integration of Smart Meter. This integration brings exclusive cellular-enabled, patient-friendly monitoring devices supplied by Smart Meter, a leading connected health solution supplier to a rapidly growing nationwide network of SmartPartners, to the Validic ecosystem.
Smart Meter's proprietary, cellular, FDA-registered monitoring devices are connected to an exclusive AT&T 4/5G private data network to ensure an engaging patient experience for improved adherence. The devices help manage the most prevalent chronic conditions, including blood glucose monitors for diabetes; blood pressure monitors for hypertension and other cardiac diseases; pulse oximeters for COPD, COVID-19, and other respiratory disorders; and weight scales for congestive heart failure and weight-related diseases.
"Our proprietary monitoring devices can only connect and transmit patient-generated data when connected to our private data network, ensuring reliable and secure delivery to Validic clients," said Smart Meter Chief Marketing Officer Bill Bassett. "And eliminating the need for patients to pair, sync or connect to Wi-Fi or an app on their phone may improve patient satisfaction and increase the use of their monitoring devices."
Validic's health IoT platform is the largest ecosystem of connected health devices and apps, which streams continuous, near-real-time personal health data from 540+ home health and wearable devices. Organizations can access blood pressure, pulse oxygen, blood glucose, heart rate, weight, temperature, sleep, nutrition, respiratory, activity data, and more through a single, endpoint connection.
"Technology should be so easy to use that it becomes invisible to the person using it," said Validic CEO Drew Schiller. "The addition of Smart Meter cellular-enabled health monitoring devices to our ecosystem offers another option to help people focus on their health and live their best lives."
Founded in 2010, Validic Inc. is a digital health and personalized care company devoted to our mission of improving the quality of human life by making personal data actionable. With the world's largest health IoT platform and EHR-embedded remote care application, we help healthcare organizations give every person tailored interventions and personalized care, improving healthcare efficiency and delivery, and empowering people to play an active role in their health and well-being.