July 2017



Feature Article



Smart Cities: Evolution or Inevitable?

Wiren Perera, IoT Strategy
ON Semiconductor


The higher population densities now being envisaged will put considerable strain on what are already limited available resources, as well as causing more intense traffic congestion on roads and placing greater demands on communication networks. They will also impact the local environment. All this poses serious challenges for municipal governance, utility companies and numerous other service providers. The resulting problems are certain to be most acute in what are referred to as mega-cities. The application of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, now becomes inevitable and essential as opposed to simply driving improved life and work styles.


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT West 2017 Final Program Announced

The final program for the IoT West Conference have been announced. Already in its 4th year, IoT West will pick up and head to Denver, Colorado for 2017. The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations, an interactive exhibit hall, and pre-conference technical workshops.


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New for 2017 - The Low Power Networking Summit
IoT West will host a new event covering all manners of low power wide area networking. LPWAN is taking the IoT market by storm, enabling a wide range of IoT and M2M applications with low-bandwidth connectivity. The applications are as endless as the technologies rush to gain dominance in the marketplace. Attend to learn more about: LoRa, zigbee, Bluetooth, RPMA, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ultra Narrow Band, LTE-MTC, Narrowband IoT and more. Learn More


  Industry News

The Number of Smart Homes in Europe and North America Reached 30.3 million in 2016

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 30.3 million in 2016. North America is the worlds most advanced smart home market and the region had an installed base of 21.8 million smart homes at the end of the year, a 47 percent year-on-year growth. - Read More


Connecthings Joins AustinCityUP to Consolidate and Facilitate Proximity and Mobile Location Data on Smart 2nd Street

Connecthings has joined AustinCityUP(ACUP) to provide integrated mobile communications, data management and SDK integration of partner apps within an open beacon network as part of the Smart 2nd Street Project. ACUP is a smart city consortium of companies, organizations, and individuals collaborating on activities that advance Austin, TX through digital technologies, data collection, analytics, and modeling. - Read More


IoT is Accelerating the Globalization of Food Production and Processing

A new Internet of Things (IoT) research study from Inmarsathas found that agritech businesses are helping many food producers to meet increasingly stringent import requirements by monitoring production, food hygiene, and sustainability through the use of IoT. This will accelerate the globalization of food production by enabling developing country food producers to export to developed economies, where these regulations originate from. - Read More


Telit and OT-Morpho Partner for Opportunities in the New Era of Device Provisioning on a Global Scale for IoT

Telit together with OT-Morpho have announced that both companies are partnering together to solve the challenges facing the mass adoption of IoT via today’s traditional deployment methodology. - Read More

  New Products

u-blox Announces Worlds Smallest LTE Cat M1/NB1 Multimode Module with Global Support for IoT and M2M Applications

u-blox has announced the SARA-R410M-02B, a configurable LTE Cat M1/NB1 multi-mode module with worldwide coverage. It is the industrys smallest module available in the market today, measuring just 16 by 26 mm, to offer both LTE Cat M1 and Cat NB1 in a single hardware package. - Read More


Nordic Semiconductor Launches Accessible Bluetooth 5 SoC

Nordic Semiconductor has extended its nRF52 series of high-performance Bluetoothlow energy Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) with the addition of a peripheral and memory-optimized variant, the nRF52810, that represents the most accessible, single-chip Bluetooth 5 solution available on the market. - Read More


Hillcrest Launches High Performance AHRS/IMU Module

Hillcrest Labs has launched the FSM300, a cost effective and low power AHRS/IMU module that delivers the sensor fusion accuracy of industrial-grade sensor technologies at a price point suitable for consumer applications. - Read More


Bosch Announces High-Performance MEMS Acceleration Sensors for Wearables

Bosch Sensortec has released a new family of MEMS acceleration sensors for wearable devices, offering high performance and ease of integration in compact packages: The BMA456 and BMA423 are specifically designed for motion and fitness tracking in wearables. - Read More



Event Listings


SCADA Technology Summit Announced

The dates and location for the 2017 SCADA Technology Summit have been announced. This event is focused on the latest advancements in SCADA and its supporting ICS technologies that provide control, connectivity, security and data acquisition to critical infrastructure and industrial environments.


With the advent of “smart” SCADA, networking, IoT and security technology, control system designers, managers and operators must improve their systems to enable them to better monitor/control equipment, optimize value, and harness valuable data to optimize processes. With the explosion of smart connectivity, many organizations are going to be forced to change their way of thinking when it comes to SCADA.


To help you navigate these changes, the SCADA Technology Summit will bring together a cross-section of SCADA and ICS end-users to present, educate and analyze the latest advances in the rapidly changing market of control and automation.



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