Pulse Secure Announces New Features to NAC Solution

Pulse Secure | August 26, 2020

Pulse Secure today announced new features to its Network Access Control (NAC) solution, Pulse Policy Secure (PPS), that enhance endpoint and IoT device visibility, compliance, remediation, and threat response as organizations embrace expanded remote work flexibility with employees and their devices returning to a hybrid workplace.

Available separately or as part of Pulse Access Suite Plus, Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) is an enterprise-class NAC solution that is easy to deploy, manage and scale. The update release includes over 30 new features and enhancements such as support for additional endpoint detection and response (EDR) and IoT / OT vendors including McAfee and Nozomi.

With businesses slowly opening up more modified and social-distanced work settings and accelerating multi-cloud and hybrid IT resource use, organizations are experiencing increased attack vectors and exploits stemming from endpoint and IoT device exposures. What’s required to ensure user productivity and information security in today’s hybrid work environment is greater managed and unmanaged device oversight, expanded endpoint compliance and remediation capability, and means to unify remote and on-premise access control.

Spotlight

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is on the rise. Most mobile network operators (MNOs) are turning to M2M for growth in revenues buoyed by the significant growth projections for number of connected devices. With voice revenue reaching saturation and significant margin pressure on consumer data services, MNOs are attracted by the high margins involved in M2M connections.
Estimates for number of M2M devices in the future are in the billions of devices.
An oft quoted figure is from Ericsson: 50 Billion connections by 2020 [1], which is roughly ten times the number of cellular connections today. MNOs are investing a significant amount of resources in infrastructure platforms, partnerships, and marketing and sales to grow their M2M business.


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INDUSTRIAL IOT

Omnispace and Lacuna Announce Collaboration to Deliver Global LoRaWAN® IoT Service

Omnispace | March 10, 2022

Omnispace, the company reinventing mobile communications, today announced an agreement with Lacuna Space to collaborate on the distribution of a ground-breaking internet of things (IoT) service. The collaboration will enable the commercial launch of a first-of-its-kind, global, open standards-based IoT network. The service will employ the LoRaWAN® protocol to support direct-to-satellite communications for a broad range of IoT devices. The protocol will utilize the LR-FHSS technology -- specifically designed for high-capacity IoT networks -- with on-orbit operation validated by Lacuna through several years of non-geostationary satellite testing and optimization. Leveraging Omnispace's licensed, 2GHz S-band spectrum rights, and integrating Omnispace and Lacuna infrastructure, the service will allow devices to connect seamlessly between existing terrestrial networks and previously un-connected regions around the globe. "Omnispace is reimagining mobile communications for users by employing standards-based solutions to deliver global, real-time connectivity," said Ram Viswanathan, president and CEO for Omnispace. "We're pleased to be working with Lacuna to introduce this new enterprise-class service, which is part of our broader vision to deliver seamless terrestrial and satellite communications." We are happy to announce this agreement with Omnispace which accelerates getting our technology to market and enables us to start delivering our IoT services around the globe. Our customers will be able to access Lacuna's IoT service directly from inexpensive, battery-powered LoRa® devices to extend connectivity to even the most remote areas of the world." Rob Spurrett, CEO of Lacuna This joint Omnispace and Lacuna effort will begin serving customers and distribution partners in Q3 2022, powering asset tracking, fleet management and data collection across industries globally. The two companies will leverage the LoRaWAN standard that is capable of bridging terrestrial networks with worldwide satellite coverage to offer low power ubiquitous connectivity. The initial set of Lacuna sensors are smaller than the palm of a hand and can connect over satellite for several years off a single battery charge, providing customers with affordable and simplified communications. About Omnispace, LLC Headquartered in the Washington D.C. area, and founded by veteran telecommunications and satellite industry executives, Omnispace is redefining mobile connectivity for the 21st century. By leveraging 5G technologies, the company is combining the global footprint of a non-geostationary satellite constellation with the mobile networks of the world's leading telecom companies to bring an interoperable "one network" connectivity to users and IoT devices anywhere on the globe.

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ENTERPRISE IOT

Anelto RemoteCareLive! Video Remote Patient Monitoring Platform Powered by AT&T IoT Connectivity Helps Improve Patient Outcomes

Anelto | April 26, 2022

Anelto, a leader in Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) solutions, announces the addition of the RemoteCareLive! video remote patient monitoring system to its product portfolio. RemoteCareLive! is an extension of Anelto's successful RemoteCare voice and data console, which has over 15,000 systems in service across the United States. This new solution runs on AT&T’s nationwide IoT network, known for its reliability and coverage. The RemoteCareLive! system is designed specifically for healthcare with Medicare users in mind. It is a simply elegant, easy-to-use cellular-based video console providing excellent in-home availability and a highly reliable telehealth conferencing connection. RemoteCareLive! is always on since it is plugged in and has a two-day battery backup. Unlike tablets, a notification is immediately sent to the care provider if the power source is removed. The RemoteCareLive! video consoles contain IoT SIM cards, so they automatically send the patient’s data over the AT&T IoT network to the cloud where a healthcare provider can access the data via a secure log-in. "Our collaboration with Anelto is another example of how our IoT connectivity is advancing connected healthcare," said Joe Drygas, VP of Healthcare Solutions for AT&T. "More and more healthcare providers are turning to remote patient monitoring for improved patient outcomes. IoT-enabled RPM devices provide a quicker and more convenient service for patients and give them more control over their health. For doctors, RPM solutions with IoT connectivity mean access to more complete patient data and the ability to act on that data as it’s received." RemoteCareLive! continuously monitors in real-time with loud, clear audio that is easy to understand. Unlike tablets, the RemoteCareLive! system is designed to remain on a tabletop. It has a sturdy, integrated adjustable base with simple, intuitive buttons for essential functions permanently positioned along the outside of the frame. The RemoteCareLive! audio volume and clarity are superior to a tablet experience. RemoteCareLive! uses improved Anelto device management, clinical tools, and proprietary Care-driven, Android-based, Reliable, In-Home Software, also known as CARIS, a Greek word meaning love and kindness. It seamlessly connects to Anelto-approved blood pressure, pulse oximeter, glucometer, scale, spirometer, and other vital sign monitors. The CARIS software and conversational AI allow users to answer care pathway questions with just their voice. We have been successfully delivering RPM clinical services using Anelto equipment for several years. Their equipment is robust, reliable, and easy for patients to use. For most patients, their RemoteCare audio platform is a superior choice. Their new RemoteCareLive! video platform offers many advantages over traditional consumer-grade tablets. We look forward to continuing to serve patients and providers with these types of innovative solutions." Rick Griffin, CEO, Navcare Anelto's innovative healthcare monitoring solutions keep seniors connected to healthcare providers anywhere. By strengthening the patient-doctor relationship through technology, patients can avoid trips to the doctor's office, clinic, or emergency room, turning episodic healthcare into preventative healthcare. About Anelto Founded 2012, Anelto has raised the bar in senior care with the goal of enabling a healthier, more independent aging population. Anelto's leading technology platform offers a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), keeping seniors connected to healthcare providers and emergency medical care, regardless of location. The company's solutions are scalable for healthcare organizations of all sizes and were created by a team seeking better solutions for the ever-growing elderly population.

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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

Lantronix Launches Application-Specific Industrial IoT Solutions Based on Its New G520 Series Cellular Gateways

Lantronix | February 02, 2022

Lantronix Inc., a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for intelligent IT and Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its launch of application-specific industrial IoT solutions that address concerns in Industry 4.0, Security and Transport markets with its G520 Series Smart cellular IoT devices and services. Now available are the G520 Industrial, a competitive cellular industrial protocol converter router; and G520 Security, a high-speed LTE CAT13 and 5G communication router to reduce cybersecurity threats. G520 Transport will be launched later in 2022. The G520 industrial and security gateways offer a complete solution and comes pre-configured with Lantronix’s award-winning ConsoleFlow™ cloud-based device management, which increases operational efficiency by providing a single pane from which to manage remote assets. It also comes pre-configured for Lantronix Connectivity Services, which provide North American and global cellular data plans and VPN security with an easy-to-use cloud platform to manage SIMs and services. “In response to the rapidly growing Industrial IoT market, Lantronix delivers competitive solutions that address and solve the market’s challenges. Our offerings of software, hardware and connectivity services provide our customers with the proven integration and ease-of-use needed for success in today’s IoT-driven world.” Paul Pickle, CEO of Lantronix According to Berg Insight, global cellular IoT device shipments increased by 14 percent in 2020 to reach 302.7 million units and are forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.8 percent to reach 629.6 million units by 2025. Now available are: G520 Industrial, which is an industrial-grade competitive Protocol conversion router with LTE communication, multiple interfaces and Fieldbus protocol conversions (e.g., Modbus, DNP3 and IEC) that are provisioned in minutes using the ConsoleFlow platform. G520 Security, which supports high-speed LTE cat13 and 5G, reducing the possibility of cyberattacks with its dedicated quantum Security chip and Lantronix’s proprietary InfiniShield™ software suite while its small form factor and Power Over Ethernet function simplify deployment. Coming soon is: G520 Transport, which delivers the ultimate hybrid solution based on Lantronix’s 25 years of experience in telematics gateways and Wi-Fi mobile routing. With Wi-Fi on vehicle, location base, sensor enabled and CAN bus reading, G520 Transport is an easy-to-deploy and safely managed solution. About Lantronix Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware. Lantronix enables its customers to accelerate time to market and increase operational up-time and efficiency by providing reliable, secure and connected Intelligent Edge IoT and Remote Management Gateway solutions. Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify the creation, development, deployment and management of IoT and IT projects across Robotics, Automotive, Wearables, Video Conferencing, Industrial, Medical, Logistics, Smart Cities, Security, Retail, Branch Office, Server Room, and Datacenter applications.

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Spotlight

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is on the rise. Most mobile network operators (MNOs) are turning to M2M for growth in revenues buoyed by the significant growth projections for number of connected devices. With voice revenue reaching saturation and significant margin pressure on consumer data services, MNOs are attracted by the high margins involved in M2M connections.
Estimates for number of M2M devices in the future are in the billions of devices.
An oft quoted figure is from Ericsson: 50 Billion connections by 2020 [1], which is roughly ten times the number of cellular connections today. MNOs are investing a significant amount of resources in infrastructure platforms, partnerships, and marketing and sales to grow their M2M business.

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