ENTERPRISE IOT

Avnet Announces Cellular Module for Rapid Development of Internet of Things Applications

Avnet | December 09, 2020

Driving worldwide innovation arrangements supplier Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) today extended its product offering for fast Internet of Things (IoT) improvement with the dispatch of the AVT9152 module, intended for a scope of implanted applications requiring cell availability yet requesting low force utilization and insignificant segment size. This expansion to the Avnet environment utilizes driving innovation from Nordic Semiconductor to furnish architects and designers with NB-IoT/LTE-M, GPS and Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) remote availability in perhaps the littlest bundle available.

The AVT9152 module has been created to help an assortment of utilizations, including signals for COVID-19 contact following, coordinations and resource following, candy machines, booth terminals, clinical gadgets and brilliant structure computerization. These applications request remote network and force productivity without relinquishing a gadget's scale. Avnet conveys this total bundle by utilizing Nordic Semiconductor's nRF9160 low force System-in-Package (SiP) and nRF52840 Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth LE progressed multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC).

"To tap the genuine capability of IoT, engineers must have the option to limit the size and force use of their gadgets without settling on usefulness," said Andy Wong, senior VP, Design and Solutions Services, Avnet Asia. "Our new module exploits a portion of the business' best SiP and SoC innovation from Nordic Semiconductor to find some kind of harmony for engineers. The AVT9152 is ideal for IoT applications when low force and little size are at a higher cost than expected and is the most recent expansion to Avnet's powerful innovation biological system."

The nRF52840 Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth LE progressed multiprotocol SoC highlights a 64MHz, 32-cycle Arm® Cortex® M4 processor with coasting point unit (FPU) which, close by the nRF9160 SiP's Arm Cortex-M33 processor, guarantees the module can offer plentiful computational capacity to help a scope of complex and processor-serious IoT applications.

The module offers a serious level of adaptability and versatility for IoT item improvement while shortening time to advertise. Finishing an IoT configuration can be as direct as associating a force source, sensors and a recieving wire to the module.

The AVT9152 Evaluation Kit furnishes improved IoT application advancement with a start to finish cloud association stage by means of Avnet's venture prepared IoTConnect Platform. It additionally incorporates Avnet's worldwide eUICC SIM with 50MB/three-month preliminary help. The assessment pack is accessible all around the world and highlights a three-hub accelerometer, three-hub whirligig, just as weight, temperature, relative moistness, encompassing light and movement inactive infrared (PIR) sensors. For more data, visit http://avnet.me/AVT9152NPI.

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As each terrifying scenario demonstrates, the increase in connected devices brings a number of advantages-increased operational efficiency, customized user experiences and improved communication, to name a few — but the IoT also brings with it a number of new challenges. Organizations in any industry leveraging the Internet of Things need to plan for these challenges by enhancing their data security strategies to avoid the IoT Nightmares.


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SECURITY

Xiaomi Strengthens Its Position on Consumer IoT Security with Proposed Global Common Standards

Xiaomi Corporation | January 18, 2022

Xiaomi, a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company that established the world's leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, has published a new set of proposed global standards to support and reassure consumers about the security of their data while using IoT products. The guideline entitled "Cyber Security Baseline for Consumer Internet of Things Device Version 2.0" *[1] aims to protect security and user privacy with a comprehensive set of requirements covering guidelines from device hardware, device software to device communication. It also states the requirements on data security and privacy, which include communication security, authentication and access control, secure boot, data deletion, etc. It is a security baseline that all Xiaomi smart devices should follow. The guideline of Xiaomi meets the need of the consumer IoT industry as there is no such general standard that can be publicly queried and implemented. Now companies can use this guide to avoid some basic security and privacy protection risks, and to quickly improve the security and privacy protection capabilities of their IoT products. Xiaomi owns the world's leading consumer AIoT platform. As of November 2021, Xiaomi's AIoT platform has connected more than 400 million devices, excluding smartphones and laptops, and there are more than 8 million users with 5 or more Xiaomi IoT devices around the world. Xiaomi offers the most comprehensive security protection to its users and explores the best industry solutions and common standards for other stakeholders. The guideline comes as the British Standards Institution (BSI) confirmed that Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000 has obtained the BSI IoT Kitemark™ Certificate, which has undoubtably proved the high degree of consistency between the Cyber Security Baseline for Consumer Internet of Things Device of Xiaomi and the international IoT security standards held by BSI. "Users' security and privacy is the top priority of Xiaomi, and we promise that this applies to all markets where we operate. I'm delighted to see that Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000 has also successfully joined the BSI Kitemark™ certification. Over the years, we have made great efforts to protect users' security and privacy. I'm confident and proud to say that Xiaomi is in the leading position of IoT security policies and practices in the world, and we will continue to work hard to build a better IoT ecosystem for our users." said Cui Baoqiu, Xiaomi Vice President and Chairman of Xiaomi Security and Privacy Committee. "Connected devices can bring huge benefits to society, but it is imperative that their function and security can be trusted throughout the required device life. By achieving the BSI Kitemark™ for IoT Devices for its product and having its systems regularly and independently tested and monitored, Xiaomi is demonstrating to consumers their commitment to safeguarding information. Congratulations to the team at Xiaomi for this achievement." David Mudd, BSI Global Digital and Connected Product Certification Director The BSI IoT Kitemark™ is a product and service quality certification owned and operated by BSI. It conducts technical testing and security audits for IoT systems, giving consumers reassurance and confidence of secure and trust-worthy IoT devices under the highest standards. Obtaining the BSI IoT Kitemark™ Certificate means that Xiaomi products are in compliance with multiple cybersecurity standards, including the ETSI/EN303645 standard issued by European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), as well as the Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP) Top 10 security requirements. It is the third time that Xiaomi received this international security accreditation, following Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K and Xiaomi Home App, which achieved the BSI Kitemark™ Certificates in July 2021. These are only a small part of the bigger picture of what Xiaomi has achieved on IoT security. In June 2021, Xiaomi published the Xiaomi IoT Privacy White Paper *[2], explaining the security and privacy policies and practices of Xiaomi's IoT products, gaining trust by increasing the transparency. In November of the same year, in The Contemporary Use of Vulnerability Disclosure in IoT (Report 4: November 2021) *[3] published by the Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF), Xiaomi was listed as one of the 21 IoT device suppliers that met the extended threshold test, namely received the highest rating for security vulnerability disclosure policy, which demonstrates Xiaomi's leadership in IoT security. In the future, Xiaomi will keep improving its IoT security framework, while strengthening its security management and technical testing capabilities to fulfill the responsibility of a global industry leader and let everyone in the world enjoy a better and smarter life through innovative and safe technology. About Xiaomi Corporation Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. Embracing our vision of "Make friends with users and be the coolest company in the users' hearts", Xiaomi continuously pursues innovations, high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. Xiaomi is one of the world's leading smartphone companies. The company's market share in terms of smartphone shipments ranked no. 3 globally in the third quarter of 2021. The company has also established the world's leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, more than 400 million smart devices connected to its platform as of September 30, 2021, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2021, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the third time, ranking 338th, up 84 places compared to 2020. Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.

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THEORY AND STRATEGY

Facilio, Airmaster, and NEJAVI Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate IoT Digital Transformation in Property Operations

Facilio | April 19, 2022

Facilio, a leading global property operations software platform; Airmaster, an Australia-based award-winning building services company, and NEJAVI, a sales advisory and delivery service focusing on digital transformation and business process, today announced a strategic partnership. The partnership will help real estate portfolio owners and operators realize next-level operational savings, energy efficiency, and improved building performance. Leveraging the combined power of Facilio's unified cloud operations software platform, Airmaster's intelligent building products, and engineering services, and NEJAVI's experience in IoT service delivery, the partnership will accelerate smart building projects and solve portfolio-level IoT deployments without redundant site-level integrations. Joint customers are benefiting from immediate value across: Portfolio Monitoring and Visibility: focused on portfolio-level performance benchmarking, sustainability reporting, and operational savings via FDD & business intelligence capabilities. Enterprise O&M Efficiency: that goes beyond analytics to tie operations intelligence with automated real-time workflows including condition-based and predictive maintenance, conference & meeting room automation, occupants' apps and kiosk interfaces, customer self-service scheduling, and independent data layer capabilities Energy Optimization: to exceed sustainability goals and meet savings targets via cloud-based remote setpoint optimization, automated demand response, ramp up/ramp down the optimization, occupancy-based setback, etc. The partnership with Facilio was an obvious fit. It is the best of both worlds for our customers who will be able to use our intelligent/smart products and services to optimize the whole O&M lifecycle, energy performance, and customer experiences—within a single platform." Noel Courtney, CEO of Airmaster. "The NEJAVI team has always focused on strategies that help drive customer growth and the partnership with Facilio and Airmaster will further strengthen this offering and help customers effectively capitalize on IoT technology and solutions, linking technology, vendors and customers through a holistic business model," comments Matthew Smith, Managing Director of APAC, NEJAVI. "With a unique approach to property operations, a powerful technology stack, and strong industry experience, Facilio and Airmaster help us to develop winning IoT projects that meet the modern O&M needs of customers and enable a fully data-driven portfolio." We are committed to creating a seamless, smarter way to connected building operations as more and more customers embrace cloud-based portfolio performance management," added Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder & CEO, of Facilio. "By teaming up with proven ecosystem players, our customers can see multi-fold value by leveraging their existing supervisory controls infrastructure to deploy IoT-led high-performance portfolio operations with Facilio, Airmaster, and NEJAVI." About Airmaster Airmaster is an award-winning building services company, providing HVAC&R management, smart building solutions and fire services across Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. Founded in Melbourne in 1988 and with 14 branches across Australia and New Zealand, Airmaster's holistic approach to building management makes for a comprehensive range of service offerings. As a leader in the building services industry, Airmaster prides itself on delivering sustainable, cost effective and energy efficient products, services and solutions. As the built environment landscape changes, Airmaster has adapted, ensuring every service and solution offered aligns with best practice in building services management. About Nejavi NEJAVI is a sales advisory and delivery service focusing on digital transformation and business processes, powered by an extensive global ecosystem of suppliers and partners. Bridging the gap between the physical and digital world, IoT offers a huge opportunity for companies. We help clients effectively capitalize on IoT technology and solutions, linking technology, vendors, and customers through a holistic business model. About Facilio Facilio's AI-driven property operations platform allows real estate owners to aggregate building data, optimize performance, and control portfolio operations - all from one place. Customers in the commercial office, healthcare, retail, education, and other real estate categories across the world use Facilio to reduce operations costs, increase net asset value, and de-risk operational liability. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Dubai, Chennai, Singapore, and Sydney, Facilio is a global company backed by leading investors including Accel India, Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Brookfield Growth.

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Scope AR Unifies the Digital Thread with Industrial IoT Capability

Scope AR | June 03, 2022

Scope AR today announced the launch of WorkLink IoT, a platform service that enables real-time data connectivity within industrial environments for augmented reality experiences. The service enhances WorkLink, its end-to-end enterprise AR platform, with Internet of Things- (IoT-) enabled devices and real-time data fabrics. The launch marks the first-ever offering of IoT connected data in a no-code AR platform. WorkLink IoT will become a critical component of the AR-enabled digital thread for manufacturing and field service use cases. Now, real-time data from smart tools and a wide array of industrial edge devices can be aggregated into augmented reality work instructions. “Our customers are absolutely thrilled to integrate machine data into their AR work instructions. Imagine measuring the torque of each fastening operation as you build a product, with instant feedback provided to the technician in augmented reality. That data can also be sent to any manufacturing or service systems of record in real time, This completely changes the quality control and compliance landscape for our customers, offering unprecedented traceability, insights, and human error avoidance.” Scott Montgomerie, CEO and founder of Scope AR WorkLink IoT is the result of a pioneering collaboration between Scope AR and Litmus Automation, a flexible and scalable edge platform for Industrial IoT data connectivity. The collaboration also involved fastener expertise by Click Bond, smart tools by Atlas Copco for precision torque measurement capabilities, and advanced 3D AR wearable devices including the Microsoft Hololens 2. “We are pleased to partner with Scope AR to provide access to all industrial data at the edge from any type of machine or tool,” said John Younes, Co-founder and COO of Litmus. “Our technology allows WorkLink IoT to connect to any device in minutes, normalize the data for easy consumption, and integrate the data with the AR platform. Now customers can focus on getting value out of their data and the AR solution rather than spending time solving operational complexity since we’ve done that work.” Click Bond President and CEO Karl Hutter commented, “As a pioneer of advanced assembly solutions for aerospace, Click Bond recognizes the opportunity to unlock technicians’ talents using XR and IoT tools, expanding their capabilities and raising the value of their work. We are proud to partner with Scope AR in bringing this to reality!” “Previously, customers were forced to hard-code their own data pathways or manage disparate systems in order to enable smart factory data into augmented reality experiences,” said Montgomerie. “This has limited production use cases at scale. Instead, we partnered with Litmus and built a system to allow any available edge data feed to be accessed from within our code-free AR environment, removing any compatibility or development inhibitors to scale.” WorkLink IoT is another pillar of Scope AR’s digital thread offering, with the goal of providing real-time data to technicians and systems of record throughout the physical product lifecycle.

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PLATFORMS

Identiv Announces Hirsch Velocity Software 3.8.4 with New Networked Global IO and Data Centricity Features

Identiv, Inc. | April 06, 2022

Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE), a global leader in digital security and identification in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the release of Hirsch Velocity Software version 3.8.4. The latest version of the company's complete security management system provides security teams with networked global integrated operations (IO), holistic data centricity across the system, and a thin web client. This transforms the way data is collected throughout the entire physical access control system (PACS), making the solution more intelligent and enabling PACS artificial intelligence (AI). Identiv's Hirsch Velocity Software is an integrated security management system managing access control and security operations across facilities worldwide, from single high-security rooms to multi-building, multi-location campuses. Velocity provides the security and functionality expected from high-end systems with the ease-of-use found in entry level platforms. It delivers stringent security compliance, interoperability, and expansion and flexibility options. The platform is designed for use with the Hirsch family of controllers, uTrust TS Readers, uTrust TS Cards, and Velocity Vision intelligent video management system (VMS). It also integrates with the industry's leading intrusion detection, video surveillance, visitor management, and security services Velocity 3.8.4 adds global IO, data centricity, and a refreshed web client to the industry-leading platform. Networked global IO provides edge computing capabilities and allows panels to share information between themselves and readers. In the event of a software failure, the panels remain functional and do not rely on the host server. With data centricity, the software now supports more data holistically across the system, creating a path to synthesize that data. The thin web client simplifies access control without requiring a full installation, improving user interface (UI), and moving towards a software as a service (SaaS) model. With the latest release of Velocity, we're making our controllers more intelligent, providing a platform where they communicate with each other. As the physical security industry deploys artificial intelligence, controllers at the edge are no longer managed by the host server and need to think for themselves. The networked intelligence of global IO represents that step towards AI. Before controllers can begin to interpret, track trends, and react to data, they need to master data gathering. We're really excited to support this evolution in the industry." Mark Allen, Identiv GM Premises. Velocity allows administrators and operators to access real-time system information, enrollment, and control functionality through a compatible browser on almost any device. It controls doors, gates, turnstiles, elevators, and other equipment, monitors users as they move around a facility, prevents unwanted access, maintains compliance, and provides a robust audit trail. The system also allows contact tracing and lockdown features, providing security operators and dispatchers across an entire campus an affordable, integrated platform for emergency physical security, campus lockdown, and after-event forensic reporting. About Identiv Identiv, Inc. is a global leader in digitally securing the physical world. Identiv's platform encompasses RFID and NFC, cybersecurity, and the full spectrum of physical access, video, and audio security. Identiv is a publicly traded company, and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC in the U.S. under the symbol "INVE."

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Spotlight

As each terrifying scenario demonstrates, the increase in connected devices brings a number of advantages-increased operational efficiency, customized user experiences and improved communication, to name a few — but the IoT also brings with it a number of new challenges. Organizations in any industry leveraging the Internet of Things need to plan for these challenges by enhancing their data security strategies to avoid the IoT Nightmares.

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