November 2014



Feature Article



The Industrial Internet of Things – Decisions for the Future

Most people yearn for the marvels and opportunities the future will present.  We are always anticipating the “next great thing” and at times can barely contain our excitement when it is finally within reach. The latest device, the coolest new app, and the next big internet sensation capture our attention and prod us to imagine what possibilities lay just beyond the horizon.  Technology is evolving at rates unparalleled in human history, and this trend appears to be continuing in exponential leaps.


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT North America Preliminary Program Announced


The Internet of Things North America conference has released details on its 2015 preliminary program. Headed by companies such as Oracle, Intel, Dell, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and B&B Electronics, the program will delve into several key market areas for IoT and educate attendees on turning the Internet of Everything into a reality. Register today.


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  Industry News

How to Resolve the Upcoming ZigBee – Bluetooth War

GreenPeak Technologies has posted a white paper regarding the oncoming war between ZigBee and the new version of Bluetooth – Bluetooth Mesh. The white paper explores the confusion and damage created by previous battles between home networking standards and how this damage can and should be avoided in the near future. - click here to read more


Internet of Things: Resolution of Key Challenges Enables Mass Implementation in the Future

The influx of wireless technologies and intelligent devices has resulted in the rapid evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), a disruptive cross industry force expected to transform the manufacturing value chain into a state of hyper-connectivity. While it is only a matter of time before end users see the compelling benefits of real-time data collection and in-depth analysis of multiple process variables from diverse distributed assets, several roadblocks remain to enforce high-level business continuity. - click here to read more


Orbcomm to Acquire SkyWave Mobile Communications

Orbcomm, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SkyWave Mobile Communications (SkyWave), the largest M2M service provider on the Inmarsat global L-band satellite network, for $130 million. - click here to read more


GSMA Releases Device and Application Connectivity Efficiency Guidelines to Accelerate the Internet of Things

The GSMA has announced the publication of guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT) market that outline how devices and applications should communicate via mobile networks in the most intelligent and efficient way. The report, ‘IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines,’ has received the backing of mobile operators. - click here to read more

  New Products

Digi International Launches the XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit

Digi International has launched the XBee ZigBee Cloud kit, an all-in-one kit that allows anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control it from the cloud. - click here to read more


PowerVR Series7 GPUs Target Applications from Wearables to Servers

Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) has introduced PowerVR Series7, the latest generation of the PowerVR Rogue GPU architecture and an entire line-up of GPUs that scale from 16 to 512 arithmetic logic unit (ALU) cores, providing scalability, efficiency and performance. - click here to read more


Portable Telemedicine Videoconferencing Kits from DigiGone Provide Medical Lifeline for Remote Locations

DigiGone has introduced remote telemedicine kits for marine, aviation and land-based applications. Based on DigiGone’s SecureChat video encryption and compression software, the DigiMed kits provide real-time teleconferencing with emergency medical service professionals using satellite or terrestrial wireless links. - click here to read more


Laird Delivers Intelligent Dual Mode Bluetooth Modules Featuring smartBASIC Programming Language

Laird has released the BT900 series, intelligent dual-mode modules for classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The fully approved, programmable module features Laird’s event-driven smartBASIC programming language. - click here to read more



Event Listings


PlantComm World Conference Announced

PlantComm World, an innovative new trade fair focused on communications and control technology for industrial and manufacturing operations, has been announced by Webcom Communications. The event will be held May 13-14, 2015 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. It will consist of one day of in-depth workshops and a two-day conference and an exhibition of related industrial networking and telemetry products and services.


The event is designed to serve the needs of managers, engineers and technical professionals involved in communication and control networks at manufacturing plants, industrial operations, buildings and facilities, and critical infrastructure facilities such as hospitals, airports, transportation systems, government sites and utilities.


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