The IoT industry is exploding, and with that explosion in everything from chipsets to devices to protocols and more, comes the push from service providers and suppliers alike to standardize, collaborate, certify and comply.It’s a natural evolution that many other communications industry segments have already gone through. While some larger industry groups have included the Internet of Things (IoT) under their umbrella of projects and committees, at Mobile World Congress 2015, the LoRa Alliance launched to tackle the standardization of a low power wide area networking (LPWAN) specification intended for battery-operated things.
Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that the company is sponsoring the IOTORAMA Web Project, which was commissioned by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and demonstrated at the 2015 Mobile World Congress. The site, which has been created by the Alpha-ville Studio, allows people to learn about the IoT in a “playful” way, and it has been designed to engage visitors in a game-like interface that allows them to explore various aspects of the IoT environment.
When Sierra Wireless first started going to the annual Mobile World Congress, it showed off wireless modems and conference-goers marvelled at “anywhere, anytime” Internet connections.
But anywhere, anytime has shifted to “everything connected,” and that spells good news for the Richmond company, which is in the forefront of the Internet of Things (IOT) revolution.
At the recent wireless conference in Barcelona, Sierra Wireless was among companies showcased at the GSMA [Groupe Speciale Mobile Association] Innovation City, a space where the more than 93,000 attendees could get a glimpse of how the Internet of Things — a world in which everything from people to gadgets to machines can be connected — is set to change how we live and work.
It was the last panel session of the Mobile World Congress, and the topic was business models for “connected” consumer packaging in the world of the Internet of Things. The moderator threw the floor open for questions, and one woman in the audience asks how this explosion of connected products could help people with disabilities?
It was a good question, and I wanted to know more about what this would mean in the IoT world.
I went up to talk to her at the end of the session and she introduced herself as Eve Andersson.
Ever since it acquired MIPS for $100 million in 2013, Imagination Technologies has grabbed attention for its efforts to grow the low-power MIPS processor architecture into a rival of ARM and Intel.
But this week at Mobile World Congress 2015, the chip maker put the spotlight back on its graphics technologies.
Imagination introduced the PowerVR G6020, a new GPU designed to bring high-performance graphics capabilities to low-cost devices such as entry-level smartphones, wearable technologies and certain Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The utilities sector offers the largest business opportunity in Latin America for applying smart technologies. However, the lack of regulation and timeframes for making infrastructure smarter is slowing adoption, Jo Arne Lindstad, VP of Ericsson’s industry and society division for Latin America, told BNamericas.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona this week, Lindstad said the Swedish company has honed its focus on three core areas to develop smart solutions in the region: smart cities (which consist of transport and public safety), utilities and financial services.
AT&T will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for internet-connected devices, a new battleground for the company and rivals ranging from Verizon to Google.
The wireless company’s home security and automation service ‘Digital Life’ and connected car service ‘Drive’ will be integrated so users can control their homes from a dashboard in their vehicles, Glenn Lurie, chief executive of AT&T Mobility told Reuters last week ahead of the company’s announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel have announced a joint Internet of Things startup accelerator at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Challenge Up! IoT accelerator is aimed at startups in the Emea region, and promises to allow startups to go to market faster with their innovations through joint projects, mentoring, networking and using the suppliers’ corporate assets. Selected companies “may also receive strategic investment” and support for “commercialising their product or service for global markets”, said the three technology companies.
Consumer gadget enthusiasts might have fawned over the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Huawei Watch at Mobile World Congress, but if you are an internet of things geek, the most interesting device at MWC was probably at the other end of the Fira Gran Via at Sigfox’s booth. The French startup, which is trying to build a global wireless network solely for the internet of things, was showing off a pill-shaped device it designed to let IoT developers test out its network.
Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) – a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery and Kinoma® software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle,” – is demonstrating this week at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain its broad portfolio of end-to-end silicon and software solutions for the IoT, mobile, connectivity and smart home ecosystems. As one of the industry’s most innovative silicon design companies, Marvell continues to lead with groundbreaking technologies and solutions to the market, announcing today it has open sourced the KinomaJS application framework; its new capabilities for LTE broadcast now with support for eMBMS technology; support for Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) and Indoor Location technologies; and design wins with global tier-one partners and manufacturers including Google, Samsung and Xiaomi. Demonstrations will also include the recently announced Marvell ARMADA® Mobile PXA1908 and PXA1936, as well as the Smart Home Cloud Center™.