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December 2015

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Feature Article

 

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You Talking to ME? Vendors Seem Skeptical About IIoTs Value

Varun Nagaraj,President and CEO - Sierra Monitor

 

Some weeks ago, I attended a technical conference where the speakers all highlighted the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the use of big data, and the potential to change business models and add new revenue streams. They talked about how products would evolve from being not-so-smart and not-so-connected to being very smart and very connected. It was all the typical stuff you hear at conferences. But what was out of the ordinary was the reaction of the 200 or so attendees representing 150+ companies. The thought many of them seemed to be sharing was, What does this have to do with me?

 

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Advanced Geospatial Software Helps Cities Manage What They Measure

Application Feature by Trimble

 

Although the many benefits of trees are well-documented, urban forests continue to steadily decrease in significant numbers. The U.S. alone loses four million urban trees per year. Over the past decade, a number of ambitious million-tree initiatives have been launched to try to stem the urban loss of green. However, at the root of these planting campaigns is the million-dollar question: How can cities achieve the goal?

 

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  Sponsored Announcement
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IoT North America Preliminary Program Announced
The Internet of Things North America conference has announced its preliminary program. The brightest minds from companies such as Google, Intel, Oracle, IBM, Schneider Electric, NXP, Honeywell and Parker-Hannifan will provide technical and practical insight on the future of the connected world. Sign up to attend at our early bird rate and learn about important industry trends, the IoT value chain and the overall Internet of Things ecosystem and markets.

 

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  Industry News
 

Smart Home Automation Hardware Growth to Exceed 1000%, as Installed Units Surpass 300 million by 2020

New data fromJuniper Researchhas found that home automation hardware, sold as standalone units rather than as part of a subscription package, will exceed 300 million in 2020. This represents growth of over 1,000 percent from an estimated installed base of 28 million units in 2015. - click here to read more

 

Daikin Applied Acquires Minority Stake in Cloud-Based Building Automation Company

Daikin Applied Americas is acquiring a minority ownership stake in Riptide IO, a California-based software company that focuses on helping building owners connect, manage and automate building equipment by bringing the full benefit of the Internet of Things (IoT) to commercial buildings. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. - click here to read more

 

How to Make Batteries Flexible

Thin, flexible and printed batteries have the potential to be widely used in wearable and medical devices and will reach a market of over $400 million in a decade, according to IDTechEx report Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2015-2025: Technologies, Forecasts, Players. - click here to read more

 

4.9 Million Patients Worldwide are Remotely Monitored

The number of remotely monitored patients grew by 51 percent to 4.9 million in 2015 as the market entered a growth phase fuelled by rising market acceptance in several key verticals. This number includes all patients enrolled in mHealth care programs in which connected medical devices are used as a part of the care regimen. - click here to read more

  New Products
 

Antenova M2M Releases Lucida a Novel Surface Mount Antenna for LTE, Cellular and MIMO Systems

Antenova Ltd has announced the arrival of Lucida, an SMD antenna for all LTE applications, including MIMO systems.LTE is the fastest developing mobile system technology ever. - click here to read more

 

Nordic-Powered Bluetooth Smart Controllers Transform Appliances into Smart Connected Devices

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that OORT, a company specializing in connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), has selected Nordic’s nRF51822 BluetoothSmart System-on-Chip (SoC) for its OORT Bluetooth Smart controllers. - click here to read more

 

European Company Granted US Patent for Nanodiamond-Containing Polymers

Carbodeon has been granted a US patent for its technology which enables detonation-synthesized diamond particles (nanodiamonds) to be combined with polymers for use in fields such as personal electronics, LED lighting, automotive and machine tools. - click here to read more

 

Bat Blue Awarded Network Feature Virtualization Patent

Bat Blue Networks has been awarded a patent on Network Feature Virtualization (NFV) technology that enables its Cloud/Sec offering to be the most agile and adaptive security solution available today. The patent is titled “System and Method for Providing a Single Global Borderless Perimeter Through Distributed Points of Presence,” and is assigned U.S. Patent No. 9,197,601B2. - click here to read more

 

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Event Listings

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IoT Tech Expo Europe – 10-11 February 2016, Olympia London
IoT Tech Expo will be bringing together over 5,000 attendees, 100+ exhibitors and 200+ speakers to London’s Olympia, February 2016, for two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena.
This year’s IoT Tech Expo will be highlighting the most innovative advancements in technologies effecting Developers in a variety of IoT use cases with dedicated tracks covering the entire Internet of Things ecosystem including; Developing for the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Connected Living, Wearables, Connected Health, Connected Industry as well as Data & Security.


Find out more and register today at: www.iotttechexpo.com/europe

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