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Motorola Certifies Six Additional Android Devices with ioXt Alliance

ioXt Alliance, Motorola | August 24, 2021

The ioXt Alliance, the global standard for IoT security, today announced that Motorola certified six additional Android devices through the ioXt Certification Program, with more devices to be added later in the year, as part of its continuous efforts to prioritize security and privacy.

With an emphasis on security, upgradability and transparency, the ioXt Alliance certified Motorola’s devices against its eight pledge principles that include clear guidelines for quantifying the highest level of security needed for each device. As each device met or exceeded the testing requirements, they received the ioXt SmartCert label.

The Motorola suite of Android devices that are now certified with the ioXt Alliance include:
  • motorola one 5g UW Ace
  • motorola edge 20
  • motorola edge 20 pro
  • motorola edge 20 lite
  • moto g(60)s
  • motorola edge 20 fusion

“We applaud Motorola for taking this proactive step to keep its devices secure by certifying an array of its smartphones with our industry-backed standards,” said Brad Ree, CTO of the ioXt Alliance. “Motorola has always built its devices with the consumers’ safety in mind and this certification further validates the manufacturer’s commitment to security, privacy and transparency, providing an enhanced peace of mind and confidence to end-users.”

About the ioXt Alliance
The ioXt Alliance is the Global Standard for IoT Security. Founded by leading technology and product manufacturing firms, including Google, Amazon, T-Mobile, Comcast and more, the ioXt Alliance is the only industry-led, global IoT product security and certification program in the world. Products with the ioXt SmartCert gives consumers and retailers greater confidence in a highly connected world.

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Sisvel Launches Its Cellular IoT Patent Pool

Sisvel | November 11, 2022

Sisvel International S.A. (Sisvel) announced today the launch of its Cellular IoT (C-IoT) Patent Pool consisting of 20 patent owners. The C-IoT patent pool offers a single solution to license standard essential patents (SEPs) that are essential for the use of the cellular LPWAN standards LTE-M and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). Sisvel is joined in the pool by ASUSTek, Datang, Ericsson, ETRI, Innovative Sonic, JVCKENWOOD, KDDI, MediaTek, Mitsubishi Electric, NTT DOCOMO, Optis Cellular, Optis Wireless, Orange, Pantech, Shanghai Langbo, Sony Group Corporation, Telefónica, Unwired Planet and one additional company to be announced soon. The pool remains open for new participants that hold relevant patents. The C-IoT pool’s initial main focus will be on smart meters and asset trackers. “The IoT market has been in development for about a decade, however only now we see clear early signs of widespread roll-out. The LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies are an obvious pick to connect products and services, and with this pool, available already in an early phase of technology adoption, we will remove a lot of questions and concerns by giving easy, transparent and reasonable access to the patents that the creators of the technology hold.” Mattia Fogliacco, President of the Sisvel Group. “It has been a pleasure putting this pool together, as so many parties with diverse background and business models showed resolve and common interest in creating a pool in the LPWAN IoT space.” said Sven Törringer, the program manager of the Sisvel C-IoT patent pool. He added: “This has been a harmonious process and we are convinced that the offer we bring to the market will not only reduce friction and concerns, but rather boost the interest in the adoption of the LTE-M and NB-IoT standards in IoT products, allowing for swift investments in this sense.” LTE-M and NB-IoT are cellular LPWAN IoT standards that followed out of the 4G LTE standard. They offer a solution for low power connectivity of IoT products, that may compete with the functionality offered by a number of other technologies, such as LoRaWAN, Sigfox, WiFi, MIOTY, Bluetooth, various mesh network technologies, etc, and combinations thereof. By offering a clear framework for obtaining licenses under the pool’s portfolio of LTE-M and NB-IoT SEPs, Sisvel is making it easier for manufacturers of IoT devices to make a balanced choice between the available technologies. The Sisvel pool has committed itself to make the terms of LTE-M and NB-IoT competitive, to encourage the use of the LPWAN cellular IoT standards, helping to achieve a level playing field. About Sisvel Sisvel International S.A. is the holding company of the Sisvel Group. Sisvel is a world leader in fostering innovation and managing IP. The group identifies, evaluates and maximizes the value of IP assets for its partners around the world, providing firms with a revenue stream which can be reinvested in innovation for the generation of future revenues. Sisvel has 40 years’ experience in the management of successful patent portfolios, including those relating to audio compression standards (MP3 and MPEG audio), as well as broadcasting and digital terrestrial television standards maintained by the Digital Video Broadcasting Project. Currently Sisvel operates patent pools and joint licensing programs in the fields of mobile communication, wireless local area networking 802.11, video coding and digital video broadcasting.

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Increasing Implementation of IoT in Several End-use Verticals to Set Stage for PIR Sensors, States Fact.MR

FACT.MR | December 14, 2022

As per this new study by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global PIR sensor market is set for a valuation of US$ 647 million in 2023 and is projected to surge ahead at a CAGR of 12.3% during the forecast period (2023-2033). The market is predicted to grow rapidly with the expanding semiconductor industry and its applications in various countries. PIR sensors have a more complex nature than any of the other sensors such as FSRs, photocells, and tilt switches. The sensor's input and output results are affected by multiple variables. These are basically pyroelectric sensors that detect infrared radiations in the surrounding environment. PIR sensors (PIRs) use heat radiation from bodies to identify the presence of people and animals. This can be used for unlocking doors or starting a video recording. PIRs are commonly utilized because of their less power consumption feature. PIR sensors have previously been used to generate binary events, such as whether a person or animal is present or not. Since then, the employment of PIR sensors has been seen in numerous advanced applications. Download a Free Sample Copy of this Report – https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=8000 The worldwide automobile sector has seen significant transformations as a result of IoT technology. The need for PIR sensors is expected to rise as autonomous and connected cars become more common since they enable vehicles to detect impediments in their path. Throughout the projection period, they will be crucial in revolutionizing the automotive industry through advancements in transportation planning and vehicle automation, leading to the high usage of PIR sensors. Key Takeaways from Market Study The global PIR sensor market is projected to grow 3.2X and reach US$ 2.06 billion by 2033. The market expanded at 6.2% CAGR between 2018 and 2022. Under measuring range, outdoor PIR sensors dominated the market with US$ 326.1 million valuation in 2022. Smart home and IoT application is expected to reach a market valuation of US$ 168.9 million by 2023-end. North America dominated the global market with 27.2% share in 2022. “Technological advancements in the semiconductor industry will support the market growth for PIR sensors,” says a Fact.MR analyst. Segmentation of PIR Sensor Industry Research By Connection : Wired Wireless By Measuring Range : Indoor PIR Up to 3 m 3-6 m 6-10 m Above 10 m Outdoor PIR Below 20 m 20-50 m 50-100 m Above 100 m By Output : Analog Digital By Application : Lighting Controls Thermostats and HVAC Systems Smart Home and IoT IP Cameras and Surveillance Systems Digital Signage Others By End-use Vertical : Consumer Electronics Automotive Industrial & Manufacturing Aerospace & Defense Healthcare BFSI Residential Others By Region : North America Latin America Europe East Asia South Asia &Oceania Get Customization on this Report for Specific Research Solutions – https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=RC&rep_id=8000 Market Development Pyroelectric infrared (PIR) sensor technology has been one of the fastest-developing technologies in recent years. Infrared sensors have been widely used in many fields such as civil, aerospace, military, astronomy, industry, and meteorology. More technological advancements and the introduction of latest trends such as IoT, industry 4.0, etc., will increase the productivity of the device in different applications. Integration through collaborations with some R&D industries may also lead to robust improvements, thereby augmenting the sales of PIR sensors. Key Companies Profiled:- Adafruit Ecosens Lighting Pvt. Ltd KEMET Corporation. Knightsbridge Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. NINGBO ENERGYLUX OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD Ningbo Haishu Kaiau Electronics Co., Ltd. Panasonic Industry Co., Ltd PIR Motion Sensors Seeed Technology Co., Ltd Sensinova Shenzhen Asia Bright Industry Co., Ltd. ShenZhen HaiWang Sensor Co., Ltd Shenzhen Sumring Technology Co., Limited. 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Former GM Mobility, IoT and AI at Microsoft, Jim Hudak, Joins MCE’s Advisory Board

MCE Systems Ltd | December 19, 2022

MCE Systems Ltd., the global leader in digital Device Lifecycle Management (dDLM) for mobile and IoT devices, announces today it has appointed Jim Hudak, a senior executive formerly focused on Mobility, IoT and AI at Microsoft, to the MCE advisory board. Jim joins a group of world-renown MCE advisory board members including Dr. Il-ung (IU) Kim (former President of SK Telecom), Mike Sutcliff (former Accenture Digital Group CEO), Scott Rice (former Sprint CIO), Teresa Ostapower (former AT&T SVP Technology Transformation), and John Elliott (former McKinsey Partner), who was announced earlier this week. Jim is a proven senior executive with a successful history of structuring, managing, and leading sales, business development and partnership programs. He has a demonstrated ability to identify, develop, and drive new revenue through strategic growth initiatives by applying new and emerging technologies coupled with innovative GTM and partnership programs. His breadth of experience includes industries such as: energy, federal government (U.S.), healthcare, industrial (discrete and process manufacturing), and retail/CPG, service provider/telco, smart city/building/home, transportation and logistics. “It is a privilege to be appointed to MCE’s advisory board at a time when we are seeing exponential growth in adopting digital-first customer experience transformations,” says Jim, MCE Advisory Board Member. “The pandemic advanced the demand for digital solutions and MCE has found a way to digitize Device Lifecycle Management through an innovative platform that puts intelligence in the hands of the users to solve device-related requests quickly. This has created a great opportunity for telco companies to accelerate digital transformation for device-related journeys to improve CX, costs to serve and revenues.” "Jim is a consummate professional whose keen insight into AI and business will help lead MCE as it grows strategically” says Yuval Blumental, MCE Co-Founder & CEO. “We really see Jim’s capabilities in developing revenue-accelerating partnerships and advising MCE on key expansion areas. By appointing Jim to the MCE Advisory Board, we are continuing our tradition of gaining leading business expertise to support our mission of providing disruptive digital transformation solutions to the telco industry ecosystem.” Jim most recently came from Microsoft and Accenture. He has spent his career in mobility, IoT and AI. Jim is also an active investor and advisor. MCE is the pioneer in digital-first mobile device lifecycle management (dDLM) for operators and their partners since 2005. MCE’s industry-leading dDLM platform solutions mobilize operations, increase revenues, and decrease inefficiencies. Specific solutions range from device diagnostics and trade-in management with a price guarantee, to handling device returns. All are omnichannel-ready with world-class virtualization and provide fully integrated data management to anticipate customer needs around device-related customer issues (e.g., device health, upgrade timing, trade-in instead of repair). Over its more than 17 years of experience, MCE has become the trusted mobilizer of extraordinary customer experiences for Tier-1 operators and their partners. Visit www.mce.systems

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Connecting Industry and Talent at Alberta IoT Demo Day

Alberta IoT | November 21, 2022

Alberta IoT seeks to support industry in several ways, including building talent within the province. Through roundtable discussions, industry partners of Alberta IoT identified a need for: More opportunities to meet with student talent; and Educating students on opportunities for technology related careers across different industry sectors In response to these industry needs, Alberta IoT has launched the Demo Day initiative with support from Calgary Economic Development and SAIT School for Advanced Digital Technology. Demo Day seeks to showcase the impact and opportunity technology has across various industry sectors with a focus on traditional industries such as construction or telecommunication. The event is open to industry as well as students at SAIT to explore the technologies leading to impactful transformation in these more traditional sectors. “Alberta IoT’s Demo Day at SAIT is an excellent opportunity for students to gain insight into the range of careers available in Alberta’s emerging technology market and to connect industry with their future talent pool. As we continue to experience significant growth in the tech sector, working closely with industry partners to create work-integrated learning opportunities will further prepare students for successful careers.” - Dr. Raynie Wood, Dean of SAIT's School for Advanced Digital Technology. By bringing together 20 industry exhibitors, students can expect an immersive experience in the heart of the SAIT main campus to explore career opportunities and technology applications that they may not have previously considered. “Our goal as an Association really is to be a connector. The Demo Day event on November 23 is about connecting industry to talent, and to one another, while educating all participants on the impact emerging technologies are having across various sectors,” Brenda Beckedorf, Executive Director of Alberta IoT Association. ABOUT ALBERTA IOT Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology. ABOUT SAIT SADT The School for Advanced Digital Technology (SADT) is committed to preparing our students to thrive in the borderless, global economy. We offer an exciting range of media and technology programs built on a foundation of applied, technology-immersed experiences and enhanced with work-integrated learning opportunities. Sait.ca ABOUT CALGARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Calgary Economic Development is an opportunity-maker, helping to spark Calgary’s economic growth and diversification. Our job is to connect people with resources to help them grow their careers or businesses, thrive in new locations or markets, and feel at home in our welcoming and inclusive community. We offer a wealth of information to help everyone succeed and we tirelessly promote Calgary, in Canada and around the world. We’re exhilarated about our role in shaping and sharing Calgary’s story.

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