Despite all the potential that we are already seeing from the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ever increasing number of devices (aka “things”) that are connected to it, there is a much bigger world out there just waiting to be connected. Samsung Electronics announced a plan for a dedicated wireless IoT network that will be available across Korea by the middle of the year. The recently announced contract with SK Telecom will test the network in Korea’s fourth largest city, Daegu, next month. The test will
The Samsung Group selected ten candidate technologies that are expected to lead the Internet of Things (IoT) era. They are about new techs that can connect to smart sensors and mobile devices, which are essential for continued growth of Korean industry, including Samsung.On July 13, Samsung announced this year’s 10 support projects to nurture future technology. Smart sensors and system software were designated as two major themes for this year, and five projects were selected for each theme. The company is going to throw its full support behind 10 projects through the Samsung Science & Technology Foundation and the Future’s Technology Nurturing Center inside Samsung Electronics.
About a year ago (July last year), Nest, along with several other companies, joined together to form the Thread Group consortium, in an effort to bring a more secure low-power networking protocol for IoT devices.The founding members included Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Samsung Electronics, Nest Labs, Freescale Semiconductor, Big Ass Fans and ARM, but now the group contains over 120 new members.
The other shoe has dropped in the race to define the conceptual framework called the Internet of Things as technology juggernaut Samsung Electronics unveiled its vision that is built around a cloud-based development platform
SmartThings, the home automation company that Samsung Electronics acquired last August, has delayed the launch of its new home hub and sensors to the third quarter, as it works to improve performance and stability.
Even though the products have been built and are being tested, SmartThings felt it necessary to postpone the launch from the second quarter to what will most likely be the third quarter, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
The Thread Group announced that it has opened membership and will begin accepting applications from companies interested in using the Thread protocol in their products. The Thread Group was established in July by seven companies including Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, Big Ass Fans, Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Freescale® Semiconductor, and ARM, to develop Thread, a new IP-based wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home.
Telecommunication companies, faced with local market saturation and stunted growth, have rolled up their sleeves to seek a new growth spurt via different business fields.
Their plan is to find a breakthrough by stepping into the Internet of Things (IoT) market while diversifying into non-telecommunication areas such as smart grids, bio-pharmaceuticals, games, and security.
An industry expert said, “Once telecommunication companies’ new businesses take off, their competitions will be switched to wide-ranging industries including bio-pharmaceuticals and games, not to mention electronics companies such as Samsung Electronics. Their diversification is likely to accelerate.”