March 2017



Feature Article



The (R)evolution of PLM, Part 1: Enabling Live R&D and Engineering

John McNiff, VP Solution Management, Line of Business R&D/Engineering


We often think of evolution as a linear process: starting with amoebas, proceeding to fish, progressing to four-legged animals, and culminating in humans. But we know that’s not how it works. Instead, evolution is the continual adaptation of each organism to its particular environment and, possibly, behaviors.


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT North America Online Registration Closes March 22nd

Online registration for the Internet of Things North America conference will close on March 22nd. Secure your full conference pass before the rates increase $200. Core topics for the event will include: Big Data & Data Analytics, IIoT/Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, IoT Security, and Connectivity. The event will also host a new session track covering emerging trends for the Smart Home.


Confirmed speakers from Cisco, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, IBM Watson IoT, Nokia, Deere & Co., Navigant Research, and many others will help educate attendees on the newest developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities, features, application trends and performance improvements in the IoT industry. View the Sessions

  Industry News

IT Security Professionals Expect an Increase in Cybersecurity Attacks on Industrial IoT

Tripwire, Inc. has announced the results of a study conducted in partnership with Dimensional Research. The study looked at the rise of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployment in organizations, and to what extent it is expected to cause security problems in 2017. - Read More


Fujitsu Sensor Beacons with Wirepas Connectivity offer an Easy-to-Use IoT Module

Fujitsu and Wirepas have partnered to enable secure, scalable and flexible IoT solutions. The Fujitsu sensor beacons with Wirepas Connectivity offer a connected module for various IoT application areas, such as healthcare, industrial automation and smart building. - Read More


Ayla Networks and Develco Products Join Forces to Create IoT Gateways

Ayla Networks has established a partnership with Develco Products, a white-label product development company based in Denmark. Develco Products will integrate Ayla IoT platform technologies into its IoT gateway solutions, with the goal of reducing time to market and costs for smart home, smart lighting and smart energy management manufacturers worldwide. - Read More


C3 IoT Closes New Financing at a $1.4 Billion Valuation

C3 IoT has announced a Series E financing round at a $1.4 billion pre-money valuation. Led by Breyer Capital, a global firm with investment interest in long term-oriented entrepreneurs and teams working in artificial intelligence (AI), the funds will be used to fuel C3 IoTs growth by expanding its product footprint and customer service capacity globally. - Read More

  New Products

TrackNet Launches Tabs IoT Home and Family Monitoring Solution for Busy Families

TrackNet, Inc. has unveiled Tabs at Mobile World Congress (MWC). Tabs combines a Wi-Fi / LoRa hub with Internet parental control and a broad range of sensor devices using long-range wireless technology with an easy-to-use mobile app to monitor child safety, home security, and home health. - Read More


CEVAs Bluetooth 5 Low Energy IP Powers ON Semiconductors Ultra-Low-Power Radio SoC for IoT

CEVA, Inc. has announced that ON Semiconductor has licensed and deployed the RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5 low energy technology in its RSL10 radio System-on-Chip (SoC). Capable of supporting the advanced wireless functionalities emerging in IoT and Connected Health and Wellness markets, RSL10 is one of the first Bluetooth low energy 5.0 chips to achieve certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. - Read More


Industry's First ZigBee PRO with Green Power Certified Platform Unveiled by Microchip

The industry’s first ZigBee Alliance certified ZigBee platform with ZigBee PRO and Green Power features (formerly known as zigbee 3.0) from a semiconductor company is now available from Microchip Technology, Inc.  - Read More



Event Listings


ConnectedCitiesUSAConnected Cities USA

The conference program for Connected Cities USA has been announced. Led by industry leading organizations such as Argonne National Labs, Cisco, Commonwealth Edison, Libelium, Ingenu, Phillips Lighting and many more, these educational sessions will teach attendees the strategies and technologies to bring smart cities to fruition. View the Program


Conference Sessions Include:

  • Creating an Intelligent Foundation for Smart Cities - Cisco

  • Array of Things: A Sensor-Based Fitness Tracker For Cities - Argonne National Lab

  • Developing New Smart City Projects - Commonwealth Edison

  • Building Smarter, Safer Cities with the IoT - ON Semiconductor

  • Real Solutions for IoT and Smart Cities - Libelium

  • Empowering Smart Cities Through Network Outsourcing - Ingenu

  • Rethinking the Path to Gaining Insight When Smart City Data Gets Too Big - InfoBright

  • The Benefits of Industry Standards from Smart Lighting to Smart Cities - TALQ Consortium

  • Harnessing Connected Lighting to Empower Smarter Cities - Phillips Lighting

  • Smart Green Buildings - CCJM Engineering

  • Smart Cities: Is Your City Ready? - Digi International

  • A Case Study of Location Aware Device Data Analysis and its Impact on Smart Cities and the IoT - ESI Group



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