Cellnex Telecom and Everynet Launch New IoT Networks in Ireland, Italy and UK

Cellnex, Everynet | October 07, 2020

The networks will use Everynet’s LoRaWAN technology, deployed across Cellnex’s mesh of infrastructure. Spain’s infrastructure operator Cellnex Telecom and Everynet, provider of IoT connectivity services, have agreed to the roll-out of new IoT networks in Ireland, Italy and the UK.

They will deploy multiple IoT solutions on the Cellnex infrastructure to serve utilities, agriculture, transport, manufacturing and smart cities. Industry 4.0 solutions can track or monitor assets throughout supply chains, smart cities and smart parking solutions to help digitalise mobility and optimise the use of public highways and urban space.

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DimOnOff is a pioneer in IoT for smart cities. Using Azure IoT, they have created the ultimate smart city management system based on a complete end-to-end wireless control and monitoring system. Cities can now remotely control and monitor assets, access highly accurate and customizable built-in reports and improve the efficiency of operations in every aspect of urbanization.


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ENTERPRISE IOT

Belden Bridges IT-OT Divide with a Next-Gen Edge Gateway Device

Belden | August 30, 2022

Belden, a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, introduced the Hirschmann OpEdge-8D device to further advance Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity in large, complex industrial networks with edge computing to put operational data to better use. The powerful new OpEdge-8D meets the fast-growing need for a seamless, secure and reliable way to connect operational systems with information systems. The advanced solution gives organizations a new way to run applications that manage and analyze large amounts of data and create actionable insights that can optimize production processes and improve efficiency. OpEdge-8D is uniquely designed to: Deploy applications (containers and virtual machines) at the network edge to leverage insights in the field that provide a value to the business, such as for operational efficiency and predictive maintenance. Simplify application deployment across edge devices, no matter the quantity or location, to enable scalability and drive productivity with Belden Horizon™ console. Ensure a protected link to the cloud with its secure remote access capability. “As the number of connected devices increases, driven by the IIoT, many organizations struggle with a way to leverage massive volumes of data for smarter, more effective management of operational processes, The OpEdge-8D leverages the latest IT technologies to streamline the process of bringing local operational data to where it can be integrated quickly in a variety of applications that will produce insights that ultimately improve efficiency, maximize uptime and enable continuous process improvement.” Jeremy Friedmar, senior product manager, Edge Solutions at Belden Suitable for any industrial setting, the OpEdge-8D is ideal for manufacturing, energy and transportation companies looking to unite IT and OT data – from the sensor to the cloud. About Belden Belden Inc. delivers the infrastructure that makes the digital journey simpler, smarter and secure. We’re moving beyond connectivity, from what we make to what we make possible through a performance-driven portfolio, forward-thinking expertise and purpose-built solutions. With a legacy of quality and reliability spanning 100-plus years, we are headquartered in St. Louis and have manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

Flowfinity Announces new IoT Sensor Integration Capabilities to Help Firms Achieve Situational Awareness

Flowfinity | August 04, 2022

Flowfinity, a leading platform for business process automation, today announced new capabilities to help utilities and enterprises with complex physical assets achieve situational awareness to avoid unexpected downtime or major service disruptions via new Internet of Things (IoT) sensor integrations. Tech-savvy operators across a variety of industries, including major utilities, are recognizing that situational awareness is the key to understanding the context of operational events as they occur to ensure successful sustained service delivery. Now, Flowfinity has invested in an array of necessary technologies that will help bring about digital transformation to the broader utilities sector so operators can take full advantage of situational awareness IoT capabilities to drive business intelligence. You can leverage the Flowfinity platform to configure and install IoT devices that will gather all the operational information you need to make informed decisions. These devices can function on a continuous basis, generally compatible with Modbus protocols and GIS location data, to go well beyond what humans could perceive. Sensors can pick up temperature, power consumption, water flow, liquid levels, vibration, and other relevant metrics, while GIS technologies track movement across the environment. All this data feeds into a central database for humans to view or workflow automations to react. Since a few high-profile utility and service provider outages have recently affected ratepayers in North America Flowfinity believes the announcement of these new technological advances is well timed. "With all the attention on service continuity we see right now many software vendors are promising situational awareness, but many simply collect and transmit data," says Alex Puttonen, Marketing Manager at Flowfinity. "On the other hand, Flowfinity is a no-code platform that can be configured to integrate with your core systems to trigger corrective action through workflow automations. This ensures that events that meet designated criteria will immediately trigger a specific automated preventative response." By combining the simplicity of no-code application development with IoT driven workflow automation and interactive data visualization dashboards Flowfinity has put the ability to achieve meaningful situational awareness within the grasp of most utilities large or small. About Flowfinity Flowfinity is a no-code platform used to create, automate, and integrate custom business process applications. For over 20 years, Flowfinity has empowered business leaders and IT professionals to build flexible, scalable data collection apps and automate workflows without committing the extensive resources required to write and maintain custom code. Our intuitive platform combines a web-based app editor, SQL database, process automation robots, advanced data collection including IoT compatibility, edge computing, interactive reporting dashboards, and reliable system integrations.

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ENTERPRISE IOT

Critical Infrastructure Builds Resilient Systems with Paige Wireless, a Leading IoT Company

Paige Wireless | July 29, 2022

Paige Wireless is solving fundamental problems amplified by aged critical infrastructure by providing affordable, reliable, and accessible solutions that leverage the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced sensor technology, and the largest carrier-grade LoRaWAN network in North America. The company maintains its leadership position by helping customers tackle current and future challenges often not addressed by solutions providers. Over the past few months, governments, businesses, and citizens have grappled with new internal and external threats. Paige Wireless exemplifies the standards that should be required to connect critical infrastructure; setting the standard for redundancy, network up-time, and security. They have incorporated several architectural methods and countermeasures to ensure consistent, dependable service. "Working with customers, I see firsthand how Paige Wireless is integral to critical systems that affect people like the producers we rely on to provide us nutritious and safe food and the water professionals we depend on to deliver the most critical resource for life, We are committed to maintaining the highest standards so that the critical infrastructure our society depends on is resilient, redundant, and secure." Julie Bushell, President While many communities in America are struggling with aged infrastructure, some are implementing new technology and seeing results. Water District 63 in Idaho saw the potential for IoT, LoRaWAN®, and advanced sensor technology to change the way they serve the surrounding communities. In a recent case study, the Water District was able to increase efficiency and save water thanks to a partnership between Paige Wireless and Cisco. They estimate water savings of 9,000-15,000 acre-feet within a six-month season or nearly 32 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water per day. The District now has real-time data to make regular adjustments to the system, leading to significant daily savings. To support critical infrastructure, Paige Wireless has built highly redundant cybersecurity protocols that include both an intrusion detection system (IDS) and an intrusion prevention system (IPS). There is also end-to-end data encryption using cryptographically-secure keys and encryption algorithms; additional sophistication allows only authorized users to have access. Secure software-enabled access to all network elements is a key benefit for critical infrastructure, as Paige Wireless seeks to help customers predict emergencies and increase resilience. For added reassurance, the company provides 24/7 active monitoring of the entire network infrastructure. "We are driving innovation in communities, on farms, along waterways, and across North America," said Bushell. "Paige Wireless will maintain market leadership in IoT and LoRaWAN as we continue to expand our offerings and our network." About Paige Wireless Paige Wireless is the largest contiguous carrier-grade LoRaWAN®, network in North America with a focus on bringing connectivity and IoT solutions to critical infrastructures. The company helps businesses and communities leverage technology for remote monitoring and data collection, automating tasks, security and asset management, resource control, observation, installations, and much more. By delivering fully integrated solutions, Paige Wireless allows rapid adoption of the latest technological advances and the realization of its benefits. The company consistently exceeds SLAs by delivering 99.9% network uptime since launching in 2019. Dedicated to providing meaningful solutions, Paige Wireless deploys, owns and operates its network hardware and cloud-based network server, allowing for rapid adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) through the acceleration of carrier-grade services and advanced sensor technology.

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ENTERPRISE IOT

Blueforce Introduces Demographics Plugin for Stream IoT Sensor Processing and Cueing

Blueforce Development Corporation | July 14, 2022

Blueforce Development Corporation, a leader in edge-based IoT sensor fusion, cueing, and autonomous orchestration, today launched Blueforce Demographics Plugin, a composable service that delivers ultra-low latency gender and age group identification for use alongside of other sensors and services for enhanced recognitional support. The Blueforce Demographics Plugin runs as a composable service within BlueforceEDGE and is powered by Suspect Technologies, a recognized leader in cognitive services and redaction technology, and was founded by Jacob Sniff and Srikanth Parupati. Blueforce has partnered with Suspect Technologies given their successful record in public safety, but more importantly, their world-class auto-redaction technology that ensures privacy and anonymity while providing data-driven autonomous triggering of content, data workflows, and sensor cueing. The Demographics Plugin, combined with Suspect Technologies' CJIS-compliant platform, provides industry-leading accuracies of over 80% with sub-100 millisecond image processing, enabling quick response time and large-scale processing. "Jacob and the team at Suspect Technologies have a stellar reputation for AI that ensures privacy and anonymity. The Blueforce Demographics Plugin is an essential component for our entry into retail, sports and spectaculars, and other verticals where enhancing the customer experience and loyalty is paramount," Michael Helfrich, CEO at Blueforce The Blueforce Demographics Plugin for BlueforceEDGE was built based on customer requests for specific IoT orchestration use cases to include: Content and Ad Targeting: By providing accurate gender, ethnicity, and age group data, targeted content and ads on displays can be delivered to the right people at the right time with a more personalized experience for each and every customer. Impressions and Impression Time: Demographics can serve as validation that an ad impression occurred for a specific gender/age group and for how long, providing additional insights for out-of-home advertising and more. BlueforceEDGE software from Blueforce is an autonomous mobile edge compute software platform for forward IoT sensor fusion with edge-based processing for unattended ground sensors, AI/ML information services, and data interoperability. The Blueforce Demographics Plugin for BlueforceEDGE provides core demographics services while enabling disparate sensors and intelligent displays to interact with each other and leverage demographics across a wide array of autonomous operations. "The BlueforceEDGE sensor fusion product, combined with Suspect's leading video analytics, will have a large impact across smart city and commercial use cases. We feel honored to partner with a market-leading sensor fusion organization such as Blueforce to bring cutting-edge technology to so many organizations, which will help drive marketing operational efficiencies and safety," said Jacob Sniff, CEO at Suspect Technologies, Inc.

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Spotlight

DimOnOff is a pioneer in IoT for smart cities. Using Azure IoT, they have created the ultimate smart city management system based on a complete end-to-end wireless control and monitoring system. Cities can now remotely control and monitor assets, access highly accurate and customizable built-in reports and improve the efficiency of operations in every aspect of urbanization.

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