Connectibity vendor D-Link and chip and IoT firm Silicon Labs have partnered to ‘accelerate smart home technology development and deployment’.The collaboration brings D-Link’s strength in consumer networking devices with Silicon Labs’ expertise in developing semiconductors and the Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking technologies, such as ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi.
In Part One of this Cybersecurity for IoT Blog Series, I noted that we should assume that everything will someday be connected—even those “things” designed without any networking capability. However, we should also be deliberate when deciding what to attach and what to isolate. When a link is established, we should know not only that a connection has been created, but also why, what risks will result, and how those risks will be managed. If connections must be made with care—or in some cases not at all—then why should we assume “things that can be connected will be connected?” It might initially appear that my proposed first and second laws of IoT contradict one another. I would argue against this conclusion.
Seeking to secure a dominant position in the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market, Samsung announced Tuesday that it’s teaming up with SK Telecom to deploy a nationwide IoT-dedicated network in South Korea by the middle of this year.The network will use the LoRa wireless networking standard, and Samsung says this will make it the first IoT-dedicated LoRaWAN network ever deployed on a national scale. LoRaWAN IoT networks use an unlicensed, public spectrum called the Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM) frequency band. To prevent degradation of other industrial communications using the ISM band, the network will support the Listen Before Talk (LBT) function, Samsung noted.
The roll out of 5G networks is coming and it will radically change the Internet of Things. Low latency networks will empower connected and self-driving cars; make remote surgery robots safer and smart cities more responsive… Halo Neuroscience built headgear for athletes that deliver small electric impulses to the part of the motor cortex responsible for coordinating movement. That’s taking the idea of super-charging to the next level… One of the co-founders of Zipcar has a far-out idea called “mesh networking,” which she believes will be a cost-effective way to build an Internet of Things for connected cars…
SK Telecom said Sunday it has teamed up with Cisco Systems International, the U.S. networking giant, to develop new solutions for the Internet of Things technology that connects all machines via the Web.The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding at SKT’s Seoul headquarters on Friday.
As the battle for IoT connectivity continues to rage in the smart home, the pervasiveness of Bluetooth is an undeniable advantage for the standard. Notwithstanding current development efforts around Bluetooth mesh networking that could strike a serious blow to other competitors in the smart home, the plug n’ play nature of Bluetooth has made it a go-to for electronic products of all kinds.At the Discover Blue[tooth] event before the night before the CES show floors officially opened, the above was obvious. Here are a few of the highlights from this reception.
The Internet transformed networking not because of IP, but because it presented a new model for consumer communications. Before the Internet, “communication” was among connected sites, something like calling even for data applications. After the Internet, it was all about resource access. This is important, because the Internet of Things, or IoT, will bring about its own transformation, making networking all about answering questions. That might prove more important in the long run than the revolution of the Internet itself.We have already taken a small step toward transformation in the use of mobile devices. Remember Siri, and the now-famous most-asked question, “What’s that?” There are two levels of innovation reflected in that simple question. First, the next step technology has to take is to move from just providing decision support to providing answers as well. Second, to take that step, we have to be able to assimilate an almost-human understanding of the context of the person asking the question. IoT has no clearer mission.
Like all computing revolutions (thus far), the semiconductor is the backbone of the IoT. It allows all the other computing functions and facilitates the analytics upon which all of the Big Data collections processes rely upon for intelligent value.MegaChips Technology America Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company and a leader in the industry, is focusing on the development of products that incorporate original algorithms and architecture to help customers automate building operations, improve networking and meet storage needs for imaging, audio, home networking, power management, security and communications environments.
The Internet of Things is moving to the forefront of home networking as the variety of devices that can go online rapidly expands.Reflecting this trend, the Open Interconnect Consortium is acquiring the assets of the Universal Plug and Play Forum, an organization formed about 15 years ago to standardize discovery and control of networked devices.
The IoT Edge Router enables cities and utilities to integrate an array of devices and applications into existing Silver Spring IoT networks.Silver Spring Networks unveiled its IoT Edge Router, expanding the capabilities of its Internet of things networking platform.The IoT Edge Router enables cities and utilities to integrate an array of devices and applications to their existing Silver Spring IoT networks.