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game changer in connected devices - leroux Spirent & Oasis collaborate on two-click IoT activation

IoT devices connected anywhere globally through joint offering

Two companies - Spirent Communications and Oasis Smart SIM have marked their entry into the connected Internet of Things
[IoT] business by collaborating on a unique two-click device activation and global subscription provisioning  service. This will mean that customers have the freedom to choose whatever cellular service provider they wish worldwide. So it’s a case of a single installation and global activation for IoT connected devices.  Typical applications would be connected products and devices – such as cameras, smart vehicles, logistics and production goods. Continue reading

control tiny, low power sensors - hegenderfer Bluetooth SIG announces architecture to connect billions of devices to the IoT

Supporting toolkit enables developers to create Internet gateways for Bluetooth sensors

Press release

February 10th 2016. The Bluetooth SIG has introduced a new architecture and supporting set of educational tools that enables developers to quickly create Internet gateways for Bluetooth products. Bluetooth gateways allow any Bluetooth sensor to relay data to the cloud and back again. This architecture expands the potential functionality of the Internet of Things (IoT) by giving anyone the ability to monitor and control fixed Bluetooth sensors from a remote location, like turning off your lights while on vacation or unlocking your front door for a pet sitter. Continue reading

smarter products for a connected world - poulsen Spirent & Oasis partner to accelerate IoT connected devices

Collaboration will create unique two-click device activation & global subscription provisioning for Internet of Things’[IoT] connected devices in consumer and enterprise markets

Press release

February 10th 2016. Spirent Communications, the leading provider of device intelligence solutions, and Oasis Smart SIM, a global Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) connectivity and management provider, have announced a strategic partnership aimed at removing connectivity and network provisioning barriers for the rapid development of connected products and devices, such as cameras, smart vehicles, logistics and production goods. Continue reading

important to ensure interoperability - JaeSeung TTA to host oneM2M Interop 2

Press release – 2nd IoT & M2M interoperability event

February 4th 2016.  oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT),  has announced it will host its second interoperability event following the success of its inaugural test session last year [2015]. Co-organised by oneM2M‘s founding partners TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute – the body which gave us GSM), oneM2M Interop 2 will give organisations implementing oneM2M standards the opportunity to validate interoperability and check end-to-end functionality via oneM2M interfaces. It is also expected to include a Conformance Testing Tool Demo in order to help companies understand oneM2M conformance testing, which aims to determine to what extent a single implementation of a particular standard conforms to the individual requirements of that standard. Continue reading

oneM2M_Logo oneM2M Interop 2 Korea

[ May 10, 2016 10:00 am to May 13, 2016 10:00 am. ] ~
Organisers: TTA/ETSI
Venue: TTA Premises, Gyeonggi-do 463-824
Location: Seongnam, South Korea
Web: www.etsi.org
Hashtag: #

Registration: here (free)

This event is co-organised by the TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). oneM2M is the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine [M2M] communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). The purpose of this event is to verify the primitive’s interoperability as defined in the oneM2M standards and to check end-to-end functionality on oneM2M interfaces Mca and Mcc. The implementations will have to support CoAP, HTTP and MQTT protocol binding. Interoperability test scenarios from TS-0013 (interoperability testing) will be proposed to participants. Continue reading

IoT-Slam-2016-_Logo IoT Slam virtual conference 2016

[ April 28, 2016; 8:04 am to 6:04 pm. ] Organisers: IoT Community
Venue: Online [Virtual]
Web:  http://iotslam.com
Hashtag: #IoTSlam

Register here

The Second International IoT Slam 2016 virtual conference will commence on April 28th 2016 – in the cloud. The aim of the event is to accelerate the adoption of IoT by bringing together leading practitioners and authorities. They can then share their experiences and best practices in developing, launching and operating IoT devices, networks and applications and to discuss solutions to critical challenges. Continue reading

intel's genevieve bell is speaking Samsung opens registration for Samsung developer conference 2016 in San Francisco

Developers, creators and builders alike will come together to discuss the latest technologies and share future innovations

Press release

February 3rd 2016. Samsung Electronics has announced that registration for the Samsung Developer Conference 2016 (SDC 2016), which will be held from April 27 to April 28 2016 at San Francisco’s Moscone West Centre, is now open. Centred around the theme of ‘Connecting the Future Everywhere You Look’, the this year’s SDC will offer more than 60 technical sessions, interactive workshops, keynotes and hands-on device experiences across 10 different topics. These will include: – the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR), mobile, wearables, business opportunities, enterprise, smart tv, games & entertainment, Tizen and health & medical. Continue reading

- o'shead IoT antennae come back to USA courtesy of Taoglas

IOTx design centre is complete with 2 anechoic chambers & team of engineers

What is claimed to be a unique facility for North American wireless device manufacturers and mobile network operators [MNOs] has just opened up in San Diego, California. Taoglas‘ IoTx facility brings back to the USA the manufacturing of small runs of antennas. Hence M2M and IoT module manufacturers can now source, build and test products quickly in the States – thus saving money and speeding time to market. The Taoglas IoTx Centre is unusual because such facilities are usually private. Continue reading

- moore Taoglas opens North America’s first antenna & RF design centre for IoT devices

IOTx wireless design centre, complete with two 3D anechoic testing chambers and a team of antenna, RF and mechanical engineers accelerates product device designs

Press Release

January 22nd 2016. In the midst of explosive wireless device growth in the Internet of Things [IoT]/M2M market, innovative antenna leader Taoglas USA has announced it has opened a unique facility for its North American customers in San Diego, California. Quadrupling the original size of its local facility – it’s now more than 16,000 square feet – the Taoglas IoTx Centre offers a fully equipped design and test location that supports companies seeking a competitive, time-to-market advantage for M2M and IoT applications. This location offers unrivalled support for customers at all stages of their product design cycle – from concept to certification readiness. Preparation, planning, experience and the tools to test and debug issues are critical in first time success. Taoglas has founded the IoTx Centre to get that all done quickly and effectively. Continue reading

strand on IoT  & mobile payments Strand Consult’s 2016 predictions match our thinking

Especially when it comes to Nokia, the IoT and mobile payments

Although his company is Danish, it seems that John Strand’s Strand Consult appears to think on almost exactly the same lines as we do here in the UK at GoMo Towers. So it was by a stroke of luck that we managed to rescue the Stand Consult predictions for 2016 from our spam filter. Here are the three predictions which stand out for us … “2016 will be an especially bad year for Microsoft [read Nokia].” Another is that the “Internet of Things reality will arrive but prove to be no goldmine for mobile network operators [MNOs].” And finally, “Mobile payment is here – Visa and Mastercard are the killer apps.” Continue reading

IoTSlam2015 IoT Slam virtual conference 2015

[ December 9, 2015; 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: IoT Community
Venue: Online [Virtual]
Web:  http://iotslam.com
Hashtag: #IoTSlam

Register here:

The Internet of Things Community is the world’s largest CxO community of IoT practitioners consisting of 8,000 plus members. It’s organised the IoT Slam which is claimed to be the world’s first and largest virtual IoT conference and exhibition. Topics cover: – standards, interoperability, Open Source, integration, security, infrastructure, business models, research, innovation, best practices, technology, industry implementation and regulatory compliance. Continue reading

m2m_innovation M2M Innovation World Congress 2015

[ September 15, 2015 9:00 am to September 17, 2015 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia
Venue: Palais du Pharo
Location: Marseilles, France
Web: www.m2minnovationworldcongress.com

Registration: here

M2M [Machine-to-Machine] Innovation World invites both IT and vertical industries to show how M2M/IoT [Internet of Things] technologies transform business and create new business opportunities. This show will explore in particular M2M/IoT innovation applied to industry, utilities, connected cars, retail, smart cities, smart homes and healthcare. Continue reading

Jacob_Barlebo Tweakker appoints Jacob Barlebo to lead IOT sales drive

Device connectivity leader strengthens its senior management team

Tweakker – the device connectivity leader, has appointed Jacob Barlebo  as a vp for sales to lead the company’s device connectivity and IOT sales drives. These drives will encompass traditional and emerging MNO [Mobile Network Operator] and MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator] markets. Prior to taking up his new position, Barlebo was sales and marketing director for MVNO CRM & billing platform provider CDRator. In this role he was selling CRM & BSS solutions to global mobile network operators, mobile virtual network enablers (MVNEs) and mobile virtual network operators world-wide. Continue reading

ARM_Logo_hires Funny – ARM holdings looks good to us

Maybe Bernstein hasn’t heard of the IoT, then?

Cambridge based microchip designer, ARM, has come in for a bit of stick recently. Apparently a respected market analyst, Bernstein, has decided that the bottom has dropped out of smartphones. So this news affected both ARM and iconic device maker – Apple. This is intriguing because we can bet our bottom dollar that Bernstein never realised that ARM was founded as a result of co-operation between Acorn (the UK home computer maker) and Apple. Anyway, the good news is that there are plenty of positive signs for ARM. For starters, Xiaomi – the Chinese smartphone manufacturer enjoying major success in India, is a good ARM customer. And recently, Hong King based FIH Mobile (which makes the Xiaomi smartphones) forecast that its own profit will more than double. In the meantime, ARM has show that it knows the way things are going in the mobile world and is behind wearable technology as well as the IoT [Internet of Things] which we all used to known as M2M [Machine-to-Machine] technology. Continue reading

- cox Smartphone-based models are key disruptor for M2M says Juniper

India and China are expected to see rapid adoption of smart metering

Smartphone-based models have become the key disruptor for M2M [Machine-to Machine communications], as sectors such as healthcare, consumer electronics and retail continue to evolve, says Juniper Research. In its new research, ‘M2M & Embedded Devices: Strategic Analysis & Vertical Market Forecasts 2015-2019‘, the analyst firm forecasts that the roll-out of smart metering initiatives will see rapid up-take over the next six years. “Both India and China are expected to see rapid adoption of smart metering as new metering infrastructure is installed and smart cities are created,” commented Anthony Cox, the research’s author. Juniper Research predicts that the M2M sector will generate service revenues of over $40 billion globally by 2019 – doubling the size of today’s market. Continue reading