ENTERPRISE IOT

IoT Building Blocks: AWS Launches Edge Computing Technical Building Blocks

AWS | December 21, 2020

Amazon Web Services at its re:Invent 2020 gathering dispatched a progression of administrations and devices that adequately give it the structure blocks for different edge figuring and Internet of things use cases.

Dirk Didascalou, AWS VP of IoT, said the organization has its "mechanical base set up" for edge and IoT and now it's tied in with connecting those devices to the basic cloud administrations ventures as of now send.

"We do have the crucial fundamental structure blocks with scale and abilities of cross breed edge," said Didascalou. He likewise noticed that clients aren't thinking as IoT and edge processing as isolated classes. Clients like Carrier are discussing enhancement more than not explicit innovations.

AWS IoT Greengrass 2, another variant of AWS IoT Greengrass that is currently an open source edge run-time with highlights for overseeing armadas. Clients can add and eliminate programming segments for different gadgets. AWS IoT Greengrass 2 incorporates joining with AWS IoT thing gatherings, another order line interface and a pack of qualified gadgets from Nvidia and NXP.

AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN with help for low-power, long-range wide zone organizing with AWS Cloud. LoRaWAN will supplement other network alternatives, yet prove to be useful for ventures that need to send information from somewhere in the range of 1 mile to 10 miles.

AWS Fleet Manager, which oversees assets across cloud and on-premise gadgets including the edge.

Long haul uphold for FreeRTOS, an open source working framework for microcontrollers. FreeRTOS empowers little low-power edge gadgets and is utilized by unique gear producers. AWS will give bug fixes and security refreshes.

Spotlight

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to revolutionise society in much the same way as the arrival of the Internet. While not all the technology is yet in place, the signs are clear. The IoT is on its way. The IoT is the connection of a multitude of devices to the Internet and each other. Beyond the obvious smart TVs and cars, devices that none of us thought needed any level of awareness will be installed with sensors ushering in the era of big data. The connections between these data streams and their analysis will allow for huge advances in intelligent systems.


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SmartSense by Digi Forms Food Service Advisory Board to Amplify Customer Success

SmartSense | September 26, 2022

SmartSense by Digi, part of Digi International a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions, today announced the formation of the Food Service Advisory Board to support continuous improvement of the company’s production, distribution, and customer-success processes. As regulations in the food sector continue to evolve, the FSAB will advocate for strategies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness within the food supply chain while also promoting public health. Featuring a diverse collection of the best and brightest minds across food service, the board will provide critical insights and expert recommendations that enable SmartSense by Digi to enhance its IoT solutions to amplify business outcomes, operational efficiency, loss prevention, compliance, and food safety. The FSAB will be led by John Deane, Managing Director of Clipper Advisory Group. He specializes in advising IT organizations regarding function management, practical strategic planning, operational process improvement, and achieving returns from technology investments. Previously, Deane was Chief Operating Officer at Wendy’s; Chief Information Officer at Abercrombie & Fitch; and Chief Information Officer at Ascena Retail Group. Dean will be joined by the following inaugural members: Victor Vercammen is the Vice President of Risk and the Chief Compliance Officer at Giant Eagle, Inc., America’s leading regional food, pharmacy, and convenience store retailer, where he is dedicated to protecting guests, team members, assets, and products across all operations. David Steck is the Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Application Development at Schnuck Markets, Inc., where he provides leadership and strategic planning for innovations in store technology — including robotics, app development, electronic shelf labels, RFID, and supply chain process improvements — aiming to empower a seamless customer experience at the company's 112 stores. Tom Mueller is the President and Partner at Mueller Consulting, where he provides expertise to clients on restaurant management and franchising, strategic planning, menu development, P&L management, and quality store operations. Earlier, Tom served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Wendy’s and Senior Vice President of Operations for Burger King. Mike Tobin is the Director of Operations Administration at Charleys Philly Steaks, where he leads organizational transformation through innovative training programs and continuous process improvement. Mike is skilled in identifying and improving process and system operations to drive revenue growth and organizational effectiveness. Laura-Zelda Villarreal is President of Nutrition Core Services and a Professor in the School of Nutrition Program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is a registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN), School Nutrition Specialist (SNS), and licensed dietician (LD). “As our customers continue to navigate unprecedented volatility, this board will arm us with actionable business insights, perspectives, and guidance that are invaluable in today's market, We are grateful to this group of distinguished individuals for their continued support and look forward to working with them to support our customer communities in food services.” Guy Yehiav, President of SmartSense by Digi “Many businesses are unaware of the opportunities that digital technologies can bring to the food services industry,” said Deane. “I look forward to meeting other members of the board and the SmartSense team to collaborate on the best ways to provide food safety through IoT solutions.” About Digi International Digi International is a leading global provider of IoT connectivity products, services, and solutions. It helps companies create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, Digi has helped customers connect more than 100 million things and counting. For more information, visit www.digi.com. About SmartSense by Digi SmartSense by Digi®, a business unit of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), is a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) Sensing as a Service solutions that deliver dynamic and personalized asset monitoring, process digitization, and digital decisioning across key verticals. The company enables business customers to leverage the power of IoT automation, prescriptive workflows, and insightful analytics to ensure compliance, workforce productivity, brand loyalty, loss prevention, and reduced waste, and lower energy consumption. Combining new and innovative data-driven approaches with world-class IoT tools, SmartSense partners with enterprises to elevate their business outcomes and asset protection to new heights.

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Phosphorus and Mission Critical Systems Announce New Partnership to Deliver xIoT Security to US Enterprises

Phosphorus | October 07, 2022

Phosphorus, the leading provider of advanced and full-scope security for the extended Internet of Things (xIoT), today announced a partnership with Mission Critical Systems. The information technology security reseller and integrator will act as a value-added reseller (VAR) for Phosphorus in the US market. The new partnership will see the two companies jointly delivering a new generation of xIoT security solutions in the US to meet growing enterprise demand for xIoT attack surface management and remediation capabilities. “We are excited to join forces with Mission Critical Systems to deliver important xIoT security solutions so that companies can prevent a wide range of serious threats to their IoT, OT and network devices, Mission Critical is a trusted reseller with a strong reputation and we will work closely with their team to integrate our xIoT attack surface management platform into companies’ existing security solutions.” Kal Gajera, Director of North America Channels at Phosphorus Phosphorus’s Extended Enterprise xIoT Security Platform is the world’s first and only automated security platform capable of delivering xIoT Attack Surface Management, xIoT Hardening and Remediation, and xIoT Detection and Response across the full range of IoT, OT, and Network-connected devices—spanning both new and legacy devices. This enables large organizations to scale xIoT technologies (which can amount to millions of devices per organization) without having to add any additional employees to secure them. ABOUT PHOSPHORUS Phosphorus Cybersecurity® is the leading xTended Security of Things™ platform designed to secure the rapidly growing and often unmonitored Things across the enterprise xIoT landscape. Our Extended Enterprise xIoT Security Platform delivers Attack Surface Management, Hardening & Remediation, and Detection & Response to bring enterprise xIoT security to every cyber-physical Thing in your enterprise environment. With unrivaled xIoT discovery and posture assessment, Phosphorus automates the remediation of the biggest IoT, OT, and Network device vulnerabilities—including unknown and inaccurate asset inventory, out-of-date firmware, default credentials, risky configurations, and out-of-date certificates. Follow Phosphorus on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube, and learn more at www.phosphorus.io. ABOUT MISSION CRITICAL SYSTEMS Mission Critical Systems is a leading Information Technology Security Solutions Integrator focused on IT/OT/IoT security solutions. Our mission is to provide best-in-breed data and network security products and expert services that will reduce our clients’ exposure to information theft and destruction. With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia, we have been providing top quality security products and consulting services throughout the Southeast United States and the Caribbean since 1997.

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Sateliot, the world's first satellite operator to provide standard 5G NB-IoT connectivity, joins IMC

IoT M2M Council | September 12, 2022

Satellite connectivity provider Sateliot has joined the largest trade organization serving the IoT sector – the IoT M2M Council (IMC) – to raise awareness of its novel technology that seamlessly combines low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity with more traditional cellular networks and for the first time in history under standard 5G protocol. Sateliot provides connectivity for off-the-shelf, unmodified 5G NB-IoT devices covering 100% of the Earth. The IMC is comprised of 25,000 product makers/designers and enterprise users that deploy IoT solutions in a wide range of vertical markets around the globe. "Our solution allows the same few-dollars NB-IoT RF module that works over cellular to connect, without any change in hardware, to our constellation of satellites, allowing basically seamless everywhere connectivity" says Sateliot CCO Gianluca Redolfi, who will represent the company on the IMC Board of Governors, "We look at the IMC as an ideal platform to establish thought leadership in crucial vertical markets – IMC membership will drive awareness among buyers of IoT technology." The combined connectivity service allows for ubiquitous global coverage at a fraction of the cost for traditional satellite connectivity. Sateliot's Early Adopters Program (EAP) is still open and offers early access to the technology at better conditions, already attracting hundreds of companies interested in deploying the services. The company's first satellite was launched in March of 2021 and plans call for the launch of a broader constellation by first quarter of next year via the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (also known as the SpaceX program), with an eye towards commercialization in mid-2023. "We welcome Sateliot and its unrivaled new technology to the IMC Board of Governors, and we expect to be hearing a lot more about it – and LEO technology in general – in the coming months," IMC Chairman Romil Bahl, President & CEO of KORE For its part, the IMC provides template RFPs to help its rank-and-file membership source IoT technology, organizes educational events, and provides tools to help assess IoT readiness. About the IoT M2M Council The IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT sector. Board companies include 1NCE, Aeris, Airgain, Astrocast, AVSystem, BICS, Blues Wireless, Digi International, Fibocom, floLIVE, Ground Control, Gurtam, iBasis, Ignion, IoT Launch, Keyfactor, KORE, Losant, Microsoft Azure IoT, MultiTech, Pelion, Pod Group, Quectel, RevX Systems, Sateliot, Somos, Tata Communications, Telit, Utimaco, Vodafone.

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Velodyne Lidar Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Stanley Robotics

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.

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Spotlight

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to revolutionise society in much the same way as the arrival of the Internet. While not all the technology is yet in place, the signs are clear. The IoT is on its way. The IoT is the connection of a multitude of devices to the Internet and each other. Beyond the obvious smart TVs and cars, devices that none of us thought needed any level of awareness will be installed with sensors ushering in the era of big data. The connections between these data streams and their analysis will allow for huge advances in intelligent systems.

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