april 2015




Feature Article



The User Friendly Approach to IoT

Mike Fahrion, VP of IoT Technologies, B+B SmartWorx


I’ve had many client conversations regarding “Industrial” IoT.  As recently as early 2014, those conversations tended to focus on the possibilities.  We talked about things like asset optimization, reduction in unplanned downtime and the opportunities to transition to new business models. The advent of IoT tech was sparking the imagination of both the technical and the business communities, and for good reasons. - Read the Full Article


The Benchmarking Guide for Investing in a T&M Network Solution for M2M

Todd Cotts, Director of Product Management, Mosaik Solutions


In the second part of this series, I outlined that there are two types of network intelligence most important to an M2M solution provider: (a) network coverage, which deals with a mobile network carrier’s range of wireless coverage, including network mode and technologies, and (b) network status, which deals with the quality of the carrier’s wireless coverage. I also described several different network testing & measurement (T&M) approaches that can be implemented by M2M solution providers. - Read the Full Article

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IoT West Call for Presentations Open

Join other industry visionaries and speak at Internet of Things West. This event provides a forum to discuss new developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements in M2M, connectivity/telemetry, machine intelligence, and the IoT industry.


There are a limited number of speaking opportunities available, so it is imperative that you submit your abstract by the April 30th, 2015 call for papers deadline.


  Industry News

Smart Cities Must Protect Citizens from Emerging Cyber Security Threats

IOActive, Inc. has released a white paper that serves as a call to action for cities around the world that are facing new risks as they adopt emerging technologies. “Smart” technologies that manage things like traffic or electricity by adapting to current conditions are being weaved together to create smarter cities. - click here to read more


2014 Top MEMS Players Ranking: Rising of the First MEMS Titan

With an impressive 20 percent growth in MEMS revenue compared to 2013, and sales revenues of more than $1.2 billion, Robert Bosch GmbH is the clear #1 in the MEMS market. From Yole Développement’s yearly analysis of “Top 100 MEMS Players”, analysts have released the “2014 TOP 20 MEMS Players Ranking”. - click here to read more


SIGFOX and NarrowNet Announce IoT Network Rollout in Portugal

SIGFOX and NarrowNet have announced that NarrowNet will become the exclusive SIGFOX network operator in Portugal. SIGFOX’s global network eliminates the cost and energy-use barriers to widen implementation of IoT solutions by providing small- message communication and greatly extending the battery and service life of connected devices. - click here to read more


JLG President Calls for use of Smart Technology to Improve Safety

Imagine a work environment where smart vests can communicate with aerial work platforms (AWPs) to warn operators that their harness lanyards are not connected to the anchor points. Or picture a world where smart machines equipped with sensors can contribute to collision avoidance and detection. - click here to read more

  New Products

Clear Destination Launches New Apple Watch-Compatible Web App

Clear Destination has announced the launch of a brand new web app that customers can use to track the delivery of large household items, like furniture and appliances. It is the first home delivery tracking web app to provide such complete details on each step of the delivery. - click here to read more


Software Development Kit for SmartMesh IP Accelerates Development of Wireless Sensor Industrial IoT Applications

Linear Technology’s SmartMesh IPTM wireless sensor networking products now provide the ability to program industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications directly on the embedded ARM Cortex-M3, running Micrium’s µC/OS-II real-time operating system. - click here to read more


Sensoray Highlights Model 2600 Series Industrial I/O via Ethernet

Sensoray has released the Model 2600 series, a low-cost DIN rail mountable, modular input/output (I/O) measurement and control system for machine control, industrial process control, building automation and remote data acquisition applications. - click here to read more


GreenPeak Launches Smart PIR Sensor for Smart Home Applications

GreenPeak Technologies has announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with the launch of a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor with outstanding performance. - click here to read more


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Event Listings


Remote 2015 Conference Dates Announced


Webcom Communications is proud to announce that its Remote Monitoring and Control Conference will once again be held in Las Vegas, NV. on Nov. 5-6. This conference will cover the latest advancements for monitoring and managing distributed equipment and facilities via recent developments in SCADA, remote networks (wireless & wired), security (cyber & physical), automation, onsite and back-up power, M2M and all other manner of technology that allows for the management of remote assets.


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