The Internet of Things

Review: PoochPlay is your dog’s very own fitness tracker

We’ve covered a wide range of connected devices on IoT News, but the PoochPlay marks the first wearable designed for our canine friends. The best way to describe PoochPlay is a Fitbit for dogs. It’s a simple device which attaches to your dog’s collar and tracks activity/rest per day. Using a replaceable CR2032 battery, the device lasts six months – beating many human fitness trackers. Data is transferred seamlessly to an accompanying smartphone app which ...

Twilio’s new ‘super SIM’ allows developers to confidently deploy IoT devices globally

Twilio has launched a new ‘super SIM’, built upon the company’s mobile core infrastructure, along with an expanded set of tier-one carrier relationships with Singtel, Telefonica and Three Group. The super SIM allows developers to confidently deploy IoT devices globally via using a single API so that the company can optimise network performance on tier-one carriers based on the location the device is deployed in. The product is a combination of Twilio’s mobile core infrastructure, ...

Crypto Quantique claims launch of first quantum-driven secure chip on silicon to strengthen IoT security

UK-based Crypto Quantique has announced the launch of what is being claimed as the world’s most advanced security product for IoT devices – with a quantum edge. The technology behind this solution includes world's first quantum driven secure chip (QDSC) on silicon which, when combined with cryptographic APIs, provides highly scalable, easy-to-implement and seamless end-to-end security for any connected device. Quantum computing differs from classical computing in that it has the potential to find patterns ...

Why the next ‘uncarrier’ needs to be the automotive industry

As mobile operators speed towards 5G, automotive companies are in a race of their own. Autonomous and connected vehicle initiatives have become priorities for established and emerging players alike - Uber, Waymo, Volvo, Tesla, GM, Ford, BMW - the list goes on. Successful connected and autonomous-vehicle strategies will require bulletproof wireless connectivity. Stakeholders in this expanding industry have stars (and dollar signs) in their eyes when they dream about where 5G and edge computing can ...

How integrated SIM will be a game changer for cellular IoT

There were numerous innovations demoed and discussed at this year’s MWC Americas. However, AT&T’s announcement with G+D and Altair of the development of the first MNO-grade integrated SIM, for deployment across cellular LPWA networks, generated particular excitement among OEMs and ODMs. Avishay Shraga, head of security technologies for Altair, provides five reasons why IoT device manufacturers are eagerly anticipating the introduction of an integrated SIM: It simplifies the supply chain Device manufacturers today have to ...

Arm PSA IoT API? BRB… Toolbox of tech to secure net-connected kit opens up some more

One year on from launching its Platform Security Architecture – a recipe book and ingredients for securing Internet of Things gizmos – Arm has opened it up some more to get more manufacturers and developers involved. The PSA is not Arm specific, we're told: it can be used on any architecture. It's a set of programming interfaces (APIs), best practices, threat models to consider, and open-source reference firmware. The aim is to create a hardware ...

Software AG and Eurotech join forces over new IoT solutions

Software AG has partnered with Eurotech, with the latter’s Everyware Software Framework (ESF) adding out-of-the-box connectivity with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT. This integration of ESF and Cumulocity IoT is now available in all Multiservice Industrial IoT Gateways and High-Performance Edge Devices offered by Eurotech and certified by Cumulocity IoT. The assimilation of these solutions will aim to provide customers with the combined functionality of Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT and Eurotech's Everyware Software Framework (ESF), including ...

UK government launches IoT security code of practice – HP and Centrica Hive sign up

The race to standardisation in the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly when it comes to security, is a long and knotted one. Getting security baked in at the design stage is increasingly important – and it is with that goal in mind that the UK government has announced a Code of Practice around consumer IoT. HP and Centrica Hive are the first two companies to have signed up to the agreement to help manufacturers bolster ...

Enterprise IoT security sucks so much, it’s made Intel and Arm work together to tackle it

Intel on Monday joined hands with Arm, its occasional rival, in an attempt to make the notoriously dismal state of Internet-of-Things security less so. The two chip designers aren't concerned with consumer IoT devices, which can be expected to remain a hot mess; rather they hope to provide corporate customers with a way to efficiently and securely adds sensors and the like to their networks. The device provisioning process turns out to be rather involved, ...
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