L-com | August 25, 2022
L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, recently announced it has expanded its line of sensors that address IoT applications. The new IoT sensors offer pinpoint accuracy in measuring pressure, temperature, humidity, dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity, pH, chlorine and turbidity.
L-com's new pressure and temperature sensors feature a micro-fused silicon strain gauge, a leak-free elastomer structure, integrated temperature compensation, independent pressure and temperature outputs, and robust resistance to shock, overload and vibration. Their applications include industrial process and control, automated detection, hydraulic and full-motion control, pumping stations and water treatment systems.
Additionally, L-com has added more than two dozen new temperature sensors. Some feature a sensitive platinum resistance element inside a 316L stainless steel probe, and a laser-welded housing that is compatible with both gas and liquids. Some models have infrared sensors that offer continuous measurement without contacting the measured object, a 32-bit CPU, and an optimized lens for a more uniform beam and measurements within milliseconds. Also new is a selection of temperature switches, digital temperature transmitters, and compact infrared sensors for tight spaces. These products are useful in ventilation, hydraulic, pneumatic, HVAC, water treatment and automation system applications.
The new, IoT-friendly temperature and humidity sensors include a duct-mount model for air stream measurements, and two wall-mount sensors with RS-485/Modbus RTU output. Their applications include building automation, greenhouses, pharmaceutical manufacturing and chemical production.
In its new SRWQ series, L-com offers five new sensors for gauging dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity, pH, residual chlorine and turbidity. These IoT sensors can be used in chemical production, food and beverage processing, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, desalination plants, petroleum refining, cooling towers and boilers, and treatment of water, sewage and industrial waste.
"There is a big demand for IoT-connected sensors in just about every industry. L-com is meeting this need with IoT sensors that are not only extremely accurate but rugged enough to deliver day in and day out even in harsh environments. By offering a wide range of sensors off-the-shelf with same-day shipping, we can meet our customers' urgent demands,"
Tim Houghton, Product Line Manager
L-com's new IoT sensors are in-stock and available for immediate shipment.
L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. Headquartered in North Andover, Mass., L-com is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.
About Infinite Electronics:
Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics is a global electronics supplier offering a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Its brands are Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, ShowMeCables, NavePoint, INC Installs, Integra Optics, PolyPhaser, Transtector, KP Performance Antennas, RadioWaves and Aiconics. Infinite serves its customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment, fulfilling unplanned demand for engineers and technical buyers. Infinite Electronics is a Warburg Pincus portfolio company.
Velodyne Lidar | September 29, 2022
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced a multi-year agreement to provide its lidar sensors to Stanley Robotics for an automated valet parking solution. The innovative service uses autonomous handling robots to help car parks to improve the customer experience and increase the number of vehicles that can be stored.
Stanley Robotics is working with Velodyne’s Puck and Velarray M1600 lidar sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities that enable its all-electric Stan robot to operate autonomously and safely. The sensors provide real-time 3D perception data for localization, mapping, object classification and object tracking. Velodyne’s power-efficient sensors support Stan robots in a wide range of challenging environmental conditions, including varied temperature, lighting and precipitation.
The Stanley Robotics automated valet parking solution equipped with Velodyne sensors is already in operation in airports and finished vehicle logistics in Europe and Japan, with further deployments expected in 2023, including North America.
“High-performance sensors are key to enabling our autonomous mobile robots to reliably navigate and maneuver in narrow parking lanes, Velodyne’s lidar sensors deliver the performance for Stanley Robotics’ innovative solutions. This agreement reflects Velodyne's ability to serve the unique nature and high-level requirements of our use cases. This partnership with Velodyne also provides Stanley Robotics privileged access to best-in-class technology in the field of lidar sensors.”
Mathieu Lips, COO, Stanley Robotics
“Stanley Robotics is transforming logistics for vehicles with its autonomous mobile robot technology,” said Laura Wrisley, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Velodyne Lidar. “Equipped with Velodyne’s lidar sensors, Stan robots provide the precision needed to safely move, park and deliver cars where and when customers need them. This advanced system aligns with efficiency and sustainability goals of car park operators, parking cars in dense blocks and relieving the need to add costly new parking areas.”
Stanley Robotics is partnered with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to deliver business opportunities in Japan and Asia-Pacific and collaborate on future industrial projects. The initiative combines Stanley Robotics’ advanced expertise in autonomous mobile parking robots and MHI’s industrial power. Also, MHI invested in Stanley Robotics technology to accelerate the delivery of value to customers.
Transforming Car Parks with Advanced Technology
Using the Stanley Robotics parking service, equipped with advanced autonomy technology utilizing Velodyne’s lidar, drivers leave their vehicles at a dedicated drop-off/pick-up area where the robot takes the car to a secure parking area not open to the public. When customers return, the car is waiting in the designated area, providing drivers with significantly enhanced convenience. The Stanley Robotics automated valet parking service, powered by Velodyne’s lidar, enables efficient use of limited parking space at airports, shopping malls and more, fitting more vehicles in a single line just centimeters apart. Car parks can then increase the number of cars in a given area by up to 50 percent.
About Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne Lidar ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, the global leader in lidar, is known for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including robotics, industrial, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.
About Stanley Robotics
Stanley Robotics is a deep tech company that combines hardware and software to provide solutions for outdoor logistics. The technology lies in a robot lifting and moving cars autonomously and in an intelligent storage management software. Robotics has transformed indoor logistics (e.g., in warehouses), resulting in a spectacular increase of productivity. Stanley Robotics’ ambition is to bring this transformation to outdoor logistics with their proprietary technologies. Founded in 2015, the SME is headquartered in Paris, France, and is also behind the world's first outdoor robotic valet parking service.
Telit | August 23, 2022
Telit, a global leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announces that Verizon certified its LN920 global M.2 modules for use on its mobile broadband network. Powered by the Snapdragon® X12 LTE Modem, the LN920 quickly leverages Verizon's network to enable high-throughput connectivity for industrial and consumer applications including enterprise routers, industrial gateways, public safety, private networks and mobile computing. With certification from Verizon, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users gain verification and assurance that their LN920-based devices will achieve optimal performance on Verizon's network. For more information on the LN920 visit: https://www.telit.com/ln920/.
The high-speed LN920 compact M.2 (NGFF) data card is available in LTE Cat 6 and Cat 12 versions, with a smooth evolution path toward 5G technology, and supports global cellular bands between 600 MHz and 3.7 GHz, including CBRS (band 48). Ideal for both public and private LTE applications worldwide, the LN920 is certified by major regulators and Tier 1 operators in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe — enabling rapid development of global SKU devices.
"Verizon's nationwide LTE and 5G networks deliver reliable high-speed connectivity, critical for all IoT devices, Certifying Telit's LN920 data card provides our business customers the confidence that their IoT devices will achieve their performance requirements in both industrial and consumer applications."
Shamik Basu, executive director & product head, IoT and automotive at Verizon
"Designed in M.2 (NGFF) form factor, the LN920 global data cards are the natural evolution toward 5G technology," said Jitender Vohra, senior director of carrier relations, Telit. "By supporting several next-generation features such as LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation and CBRS, the Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem-based LN920 represents the ultimate in LTE connectivity—and our collective and longstanding commitment to provide solutions that give vendors and systems designers a competitive and financial edge."
"Innovation is at the heart of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. By equipping operators and OEMs with industry leading technologies, end consumers are able to reap the benefits of best-in-class cellular connectivity," said Gautam Sheoran, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "We are excited to collaborate with Telit to power their LN920 with the Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem to give IoT devices the ability to utilize Verizon's mobile broadband network."
Both versions of the LN920 include global bands, WCDMA fallback, on-board GNSS receiver, industrial-grade operating temperature durability (-40 to +85°C) and support for Telit AppZone embedded application development environment. It also supports enhanced security features suitable for enterprise applications including secure boot and secure environment SE Linux with latest kernel 5.4 security updates.
Telit simplifies onboarding of connected 'things' with a portfolio of enterprise-grade wireless communication and positioning modules; cellular MVNO connectivity plans and management services; edge and cloud software; and data orchestration, IoT and Industrial IoT platforms. With over two decades of pioneering IoT innovation experience, Telit delivers award-winning, secure, integrated IoT solutions for many of the world's largest enterprises, OEMs, system integrators and service providers, so they can connect and manage IoT at any scale.
AMTSO | September 06, 2022
AMTSO, the cybersecurity industry's testing standard community, today announced it has published its first Guidelines for Testing of IoT Security Products. Comprised of input from testers and vendors, the guidelines cover principles for the testing of IoT security products providing recommendations on test environment, sample selection, testing of specific security functionality, and performance benchmarking for testers.
The guidelines include the following sections:
General principles: All tests and benchmarks should focus on validating the end result and performance of protection delivered, instead of how the product functions on the backend.
Sample selection: The guidelines provide guidance for challenges with choosing the right samples for IoT security solution benchmarking. For a relevant test, testers need to select samples that are still active, and that actually target the operating systems smart devices are running on.
Determination of "detection": IoT security solutions work very differently than traditional cybersecurity products when it comes to detections and actions taken; for example, some solutions will simply detect and prevent a threat without notifying the user. The guidelines suggest to use threats with admin consoles that can be controlled by the tester or to use devices where the attack will be visible if conducted.
Test environment: In an ideal case, all tests and benchmarks would be executed in a controllable environment using real devices. However, the setup can be complex, and if the tester decides against using real devices in the testing environment, it is advised that they should validate their approach by running their desired scenario with the security functionality of the security device disabled and checking the attack execution and success.
Testing of specific security functionality: The guidelines embrace advice on different attack stages, including reconnaissance, initial access, and execution. They outline the possibility to test each stage individually vs. going through the whole attack at the same time. Choices on this should be documented in the testing methodology.
Performance benchmarking: The guidelines also provide considerations on performance benchmarking, e.g. suggesting to differentiate between various use cases such as consumers vs. businesses, or the criticality of latency or reduced throughput per protocol, which depends on its purpose.
The guidelines were approved by the AMTSO membership in June 2022.
AMTSO is the cybersecurity industry's testing standard community, consisting of over 60 security and testing member companies from around the world. The organization offers a platform for knowledge-sharing and collaboration on objective standards and best practices for anti-malware testing and assessment of other cybersecurity products. The AMTSO standard raises the bar for cybersecurity tests, contributing to more fairness in the industry, and creating transparency for consumers and businesses looking for the best digital protection.