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    Zigbee vulnerabilities

    This post documents a recent paper detailing the security holes in the Zigbee Light Link protocol and uses a hack against Philips Hue light bulbs. It aims to show how the security problems in the Hue bulbs plus the Zigbee Light Link vulnerabilities could lead to bricking bulbs or even jamming Wi-Fi networks on the 2.4 GHz band. https://blog.acolyer.org/2017/06/22/iot-goes-nuclear-creating-a-zigbee-chain-reaction/
  2. Sending data to the cloud is becoming increasingly ubiquitous for consumers and smaller companies. Larger companies even embrace the cloud for more and more of their IT operations. But in the industrial world, the cloud can still be a dirty word. That's why there is so much emphasis on edge computing where sensor or device data is sent to a gateway somewhere on the premise for computing and analysis. This article breaks down why cloud computing falls short in supporting certain businesses, which I imagine will just make engineers more eager to figure out ways around these problems. https://www.rtinsights.com/industrial-iot-at-scale-what-is-really-needed/
  3. Samsung has announced a new service as part of its ARTIK IoT platform to monetise the data shared by IoT devices and enable an IoT data economy. The service, ARTIK Cloud Monetization For IoT, allows companies to tap into the data on their IoT devices to create service plans and generate revenue. Manufacturers can use it to create a brokering, metering and payments system. Full announcement: https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-launches-new-data-monetization-solution-for-iot-using-samsung-artik-cloud
  4. Telstra, in partnership with Cohda Wireless, has conducted Australia’s first test of Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) technology over a mobile network in South Australia. The trial demonstrated vehicles interacting directly with pedestrians’ and cyclists’ mobile phones providing early-warning collision detection and alerts via an app installed on their mobiles. Full report: https://exchange.telstra.com.au/making-australian-roads-safer-meet-the-tech-connecting-cars-with-the-people-around-them/
  5. Bluetooth announced a big upgrade aiming to raise its game to be the one and only wireless standard to connect all the smart devices in your home. After releasing today the specification for Bluetooth Mesh, Bluetooth is making a good case for itself. It is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: it allows low-power Bluetooth devices to create and act like a mesh network. If you’re not familiar with mesh networking, here’s what it means: most wireless communications go straight from one point to another - say, from your router to your laptop and back again. If your laptop is too far out of range, then you’re just out of luck. Official announcement: https://blog.bluetooth.com/introducing-bluetooth-mesh-networking
  6. Imagine visiting your cardiologist and rather than being attached to a clunky machine to do an electrocardiogram test, the doctor just sprays on a conductive wearable mesh that can track your heart for a week. That's one possibility based on this new conductive mesh technology that researchers at the University of Tokyo have built. Full article: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/uot-bwe071217.php
  7. Microsoft said we’d find Cortana in more places going forward and last week it announced a second IoT device, known as GLAS, made by a Johnson Controls. The company is well known for making HVAC equipment and controllers, and are the makers of the first electric room thermostat. It appears that GLAS will include a translucent touchscreen display that will allow owners to alter room temperatures, check energy usage and air quality, and see calendar information. More details on https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/19/16000474/microsoft-cortana-thermostat-johnson-controls-glas
  8. "More than half of Australians would prefer to use fingerprints, voice or retina scans in place of PINs when making payments and a quarter are ready for artificial intelligence to do their shopping. According to new research commissioned by Visa, more than a quarter (29%) of Australians are ready to use an internet-connected device, like a smart home virtual assistant or connected fridge to make payments on their behalf." Full report: https://www.visa.com.au/about-visa/newsroom/press-releases/australians-ready-for-iot-and-ai-in-commerce.html
  9. Dicker Data has launched an enterprise data business unit and signed a distribution deal with Hitachi Data Systems, focusing on providing new products for IoT and digital transformation solutions in the midmarket and enterprise sectors. More on https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/621862/dicker-data-launches-enterprise-data-business-unit-digital-transformation-drive/
  10. Australian smart water meter company WaterGroup has signed a five-year partnership with IoT network operator Thinxtra to use IoT to enable large water users to detect water leaks. Full press release: https://www.thinxtra.com/2017/07/watergroup-joins-forces-with-thinxtra/
  11. Australian startup Matter has announced an intelligent energy meter named 'Faraday'. It is a Power Line Communication (PLC) energy sensor that is used for monetization of energy applications. The company expects it to improve reliability and reduce the cost of installing intelligent solar energy meters. Read the full press release: https://prwire.com.au/pr/71671/matter-announces-faraday-a-new-genre-of-solar-energysensor-for-the-internet-of-things-that-also-fixes-wireless-dead-zones
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    Nest launches in Australia

    Google's subsidiary Nest is launching in Australia today. The smart home pioneer enters the local residential market offering smoke detectors and security systems, but its most popular device, a machine-learning powered thermostat, is not being sold yet. More details: https://nest.com/press/leading-connected-home-brand-nest-launches-in-australia/
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    http://wfiot2018.ieee-wf-iot.org/about/ The 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on The Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2018) Is the premier conference for the IEEE IoT Initiative and consists of the most outstanding participants from the research community, the public sector, and industry. The theme of the Conference is “Smart Cities and Nations” in recognition of strides and leadership that the host location of Singapore has made in the deployment of “smart” technologies, operating principles, and policies. The theme also underscores the importance of IoT technologies in making Smart Cities and Nations a reality. The papers, presentations, and events at the conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society. In the past year the Internet of Things has experienced significant growth in the number of deployments, in the resource investment from both industry and governments, and in attention from technologists in almost every discipline. The term IoT captures the vision of a connected world where things, people, and their institutions can interact purposefully to create better lives and sustainable stewardship of the planet. The 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on The Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2018) brings the latest from the research and academic community. It includes a broad program of papers and presentations on the latest technology developments and innovations in the many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications. After extensive peer review, the best of the proposals are selected for the conference program, which includes technical papers, tutorials, workshops and industry sessions designed specifically to advance technologies, end-end solutions, systems and infrastructure, processes, and operating methods, that are contributing to how IoT can reshape the world and overcome the challenges we face, so that all individuals can participate in and enjoy life to the fullest. The program also contains strong involvement from the public sector and industry aimed at deepening the understanding, the necessary dialog, and actions needed to accelerate the adoption and deployment of IoT. We have selected well-known Chairs, who can be contacted directly, to create sessions on issues of regional and global importance and to seek prominent and knowledgeable speakers and panelists for the program. For the subjects of interest at the conference we have picked five Vertical and five Topical Areas: Verticals Smart Cities and Nations Logistics IoT for Agriculture Industrial IoT Law enforcement, Emergency Response, and Humanitarian Technologies Topical Areas Security and Privacy Blockchains Policy and Regulations Best Practices, Open Source, and Standards Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation Hundreds of participants will gather to present research results, share visions and ideas, obtain updates on latest technologies and expand professional and social networking. These activities are realized through IoT Initiatives multiple diversified and exciting programs. This 4-day event includes many keynote speeches by distinguished speakers from industry, academia and the public sector; panels and forums; technical sessions featuring technical papers extensively reviewed by peers; workshops focusing on the latest trends in various technology; tutorials delivered by experts in respective disciplines; sessions for practitioners, policy makers, and executives; exhibits; luncheons; and a relaxing and entertaining banquet. The 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum onThe Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2018) will be held in the beautiful Garden City of Singapore. Singapore is a modern city-state known for her effi­cient policies and management in keeping up with advanced technology. This diamond-shaped island is the confluence of several major ethnic cultures in Asia, and simultaneously an international hub for residents and visitors from different corners of the world.
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    Wednesday, July 5, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Cathara Consulting Offices Level 3, Centrepoint Tower, 123B Colin Street, West Perth (map) Our Perth IoT Communications Network project was launched on 31 May 2017. http://piotcn.org This meetup is to invite new volunteers, sponsors and partners to meet the team of 57 and hear about the outcomes of the planning phase. If you are already on the project and have received a direct email invite from Chris Marshall, please do not RSVP using this meetup. This is to allow additional people only. We're building out a free long-range low-power Internet of Things data network for for anyone to use to innovate, learn and demonstrate the value of IoT. Run by the community for the community to future-proof Perth with relevant skills for the fourth industrial era. Follow the journey so far and watch the video of the launch at: https://twitter.com/TTN_perth http://piotcn.org Thanks Tom Zorde That Perth IoT Guy
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    Digital business models and IoT

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-business-models-and-iot-tickets-35855072487 Internet of Everything (IoE) Community invites you to the next event on Digital business models and IoT. We are very excited to have this event hosted by SAP as well as featuring fantastic speakers on how new business models disrupt companies. We will update with further details as they become available and please note that attendance numbers are limited so we require that you register through Eventbrite prior to attending. Please show your ticket in the Eventbrite app on your mobile phone at the entrance. We look forward to meeting with you. Best regards, IoE Community Sydney organisers Program 5.30pm - Registration and networking 6.15pm - Welcome and IoE Community update 6.30pm - "Business model innovation delivered by digital and IoT" - Anton Kroger, Senior Director Natural Resources SAP 7.10pm - IoT-in-a-box demo, XMPro 7.30pm - Networking 8.30pm - Close Anton Kroger Anton will be discussing new business models, business processes and how companies are re-imagining the way people work. His presentation will cover a range of industries and expand on the work of Dr Chakib Boudhary - digital transformation officer at SAP. Anton will also discuss fundamental theory about how companies create and capture value and how new digital business models typically disrupt these value chains. DATE AND TIME Tue. 11 July 2017 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEST LOCATION SAP level 7, 168 Walker Street North Sydney, NSW 2060
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    LoRa Vs NB-IoT

    Good article with a point-by-point LoRa vs NB-IoT analysis, read it and try to find which of these LPWAN protocols has more to offer: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lora-vs-nb-iot-hussain-fakhruddin
  17. Australian wireless broadband equipment provider NetComm Wireless has secured an IoT Device Supply Agreement with Spain-based global telco Telefónica. The agreement expands NetComm Wireless' presence in the US and Europe; which it claims extends its IoT reach to more than 2500 enterprises worldwide. For more, read the press release: http://www.netcommwireless.com/press-release/netcomm-wireless-and-telefónica-announce-global-iot-supply-agreement
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    IoT Cluster for Mining & Energy Resources Analytics Webinar - July 6th Register Now & Guarantee Your Place Diary: Webinar, 6th July, 2.30pm ACST Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analysis, and Information Management loom extremely large on our current Technology horizon, particularly in the Mining, Petroleum & Energy Industries. This webinar is the first event in the series AIIA IoTMER is hosting to the end of 2017 to help the industry in getting the best from their data resources, and looking into best practice and what's achievable: Act Locally, Learn Globally Industrial IoT is currently transforming how businesses capitalize their data. Changes in how business is done combined with multiple technology drivers make geo-distributed data increasingly important for enterprises. These changes are causing serious disruption across a wide range of industries, including mining and manufacturing. Be on the positive side of this disruption. Join us to learn: • How proliferation of IoT devices are driving computing at the edge of the network. • The business and technical drivers for geo-distributed data and edge computing • How the right architectural design can make geo-distribution a very manageable problem Economics, Frameworks & Case Studies Learn from specific IoT narrative and examples from Tesla (car data) and additional practical IoT examples in the Cattle Industry (RFID tags), Healthcare (Patient and Equipment IoT live tracking), and Grocery sales prediction, plus VISUALISATION as well This Webinar brought to you by Logi-Tech, MapR and Zoom Data Registration & Details: http://info.mapr.com/Smarter_Mining.html 6th July, 2pm ACST (2.30 AEST) Hear from Industry leaders Ridhav Mahajan and Martin Spratt as they explain the opportunities this discipline can bring to your business, and how you can capture and enhance value. Martin Spratt: For 35+ years Martin Spratt has worked at the innovation-edge of the Information Management industry. Today, he is a respected contributor in an emerging fraternity of global specialists in the complex intersection of IP Law, Finance, Accounting and Technology, in the area of Information Value (sometimes referred to as Infonomics). His pioneering research and approach to the automated capture and measurement of commercial metrics that drive Information Governance and Strategy has been lauded by clients and peers. He is a former IBM Director of Lab Services in Asia and IBM Silicon Valley Lab resident, with experience in Data Service Commoditisation, Data Product Licensing, Data Monetisation and Asset-backed Crypto-currencies. He operates a global Information Value advisory practice for Business, Government and Start-ups with operations in Atlanta and Melbourne. Ridhav Mahajan: Ridhav Mahajan is a Solutions Architect at MapR Technologies with a background in assisting customers evaluate, architect and build Operational and Analytical Applications on the MapR Converged Data Platform. Prior to MapR, Ridhav was a Big Data Architect at Software AG, helping customers in the APAC region with Streaming Analytics and IoT use cases. Having over 10 years of experience in the industry, he has spent majority of his time building enterprise grade data platforms working with leading Big Data and NoSQL technologies. Event partners: Keeping in Touch As always you can keep in contact with the IoTMER Cluster through our website and member section. Or contact me directly through email. And please come and visit the Living Laboratory @ 263 Sturt Street, Adelaide, SA 5000.
  19. The cellular carriers have been touting two standards for low power wide area networks. LTE-M has higher data rates, consumes more power and is in the middle of rollouts in Europe and the U.S. NB-IoT has a smaller payload and is reportedly cheaper. The idea is that instead of using a technology such as Sigfox or LoRA, a device manufacturer needing a cheaper low power network option would stick with cellular. The reality is proving to be different. Both articles have European operators discussing some of the challenges associated with the cellular LPWAN tech so far. Price, security and interoperability concerns are apparently slowing adoption. Articles: Light Reading, The Register
  20. Discovery Ag and National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) have launched a joint venture, Connected Country, designed to provide LoRaWAN for rural areas and announced at last week’s Australian Farm Institute’s Harvesting the Benefits of Digital Agriculture conference in Melbourne. Until now, the widespread use of sensors has been constrained by the cost of transmitting data over existing networks — and the fact significant areas of agricultural land did not have adequate network coverage. https://www.nnnco.com.au/news/commsday-nnnco-forms-jv-discovery-ag-new-nationwide-agriculture-iot-net/
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    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/everything-iot-global-leadership-summit-2017-tickets-34782970802?aff=es2 The Business Value of IoT The 3rd annual Everything IoT Global Leadership Summit will share insights to the true value of IoT, moving from high level concepts to implementation. There is a lot of promise in the Internet of Things, as a means to create business value, but there is also a lot of hype! Global and local experts will address key topics across multiple sectors to cut through the hype and deliver real ‘how to’ methodologies for you to implement in your organisation. Bringing together Corporates, start-ups, research, academia and Government – the Global Leadership IoT Summit provides the perfect platform to support the type of collaboration needed for organisations and economies to thrive. Over two days, you will hear insightful presentations, panel discussions and real world case studies from people who are doing, not just talking about the potential of the Internet of Things! We’re excited and looking forward to seeing you, 11-12 October at the ATP! Only the first 200 tickets will receive the Early bird price. So register now, so not to miss out. Early Bird Two Day Conference Ticket: $795 inc GST (Limited to first 200 tickets and Expires 3 July) Standard Two Day Conference Ticket: $995 inc GST To find out more, please click here: 2017 Everything IoT global Leadership Summit Summit Partners Association Partner
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    Smart Cities Expo World Forum 2017 [Sydney]

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/smart-cities-expo-world-forum-2017-sydney-australia-tickets-26679344638?aff=es2 SMART CITIES EXPO WORLD FORUM 2017, Sydney, Australia www.SmartCitiesExpoWorldForum.com Smart Cities Expo World Forum (SCEWF) 2017 is organized by Smart City Experts with a mission to combine the power of the collocated Smart City conference along with state-of-the-art IoT expo on a single floor in order to educate people towards smart cities and urban planning technologies. We aim to provide a platform where Govt. Officials, City Council Representatives, Business managers, Directors, urban administrators, and researchers brainstorm ideas about the cities of the future. You can see the highlights of successful Smart Cities Expo World Forum 2016 in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThTqSaxW_xs The Keynote speakers for Smart Cities Expo World Forum 2017 are: Sponsoring and Participating Companies: Event Details: We have been working for the development of Smart Cities across the globe. It would be worth to mention about SCEWF 2016, Sydney which was a huge success. The Australian Government also appreciated our efforts and supported SCEWF 2016 throughout. The Hon. Angus Taylor, MP, Federal Member for Hume, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister of Australia, with responsibility for Cities and Digital Transformation represented Prime Minister of Australia at SCEWF 2016, Sydney and shared his thoughts about Australian Govt. Smart Cities Plan. The Conference program will cover Smart City Vertical Applications such as Smart Water Smart Grid Smart Transportation Smart Health Smart Building Management Systems Smart Home Industrial IoT Enterprise IoT Fog computing Big Data Analytics Smart Governance The conference program details can be found from the link given below: http://smartcitiesexpoworldforum.com/conference-programme/ At SCEWF 2016, there were 50+ world renowned keynote speakers from leading technology companies like Cisco, IBM, Telstra, Thinxtra (SIGFOX Network Operator), IBB Consulting Group, ThingWorx (A PTC Business), REDtone IOT, HoustonKemp Economists, Vault Systems. Furthermore Researchers from University of Toronto, The University of Sydney, University of New South Wales was also be attended this event. Moreover, this year Government Officials from Smart City Regulation, Australian Capital Territory, (ACT) Governmentand Secretary for Telecommunications, Cyber security and Digital Society, Government of Catalonia, Kingdom of Spain will also join us to share their innovative ideas in order to realize Smart City Applications. Thus making this a global event. Speaker details can be found from the link given below: http://smartcitiesexpoworldforum.com/smart-cities-expo-world-forum-2017-sydney-australia-speakers/ Start-up companies and entreprenuers are appreciated to join this event and showcase their innovations to pitch to 1000+ highly connected representatives from City Council representatives, Govt. Officials, C-level executives, Business leaders, Buyers, Consultants, Researchers and Economic Development officials from around the globe. Sponsorship Opportunities: The sponsorship opportunities for SCEWF 2017 can be found on the following link: http://smartcitiesexpoworldforum.com/sponsorship/ Keynote Speakers 2016: Sponsoring and Participating Companies:
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    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/yow-connected-2017-melbourne-sept-21-22-2017-tickets-32796629602?aff=es2 World of Mobile Development & the Internet of Things: When everything is Connected Melbourne, 21 - 22 September 2017 YOW! Connected is a two day Conference exploring the world of Mobile development and the Internet of Things (IoT). Get unbiased and technically rich talks on topics that include include native development for iOS and Android, the developing market for the IoT, UX & design, back end development and the review of several business case studies. YOW! Connected provides an opportunity for Australian Developers to learn from local thought leaders and specially invited international experts through the sharing of experiences developing mobile solutions and devices for the connected world. YOW! Connected Call for Presentation is Now Open! Now is your chance to share your knowledge and experience with you peers while gaining international exposure. Submit your proposal by July 16th! Last year the event was a fantastic success. We expect this year to be our biggest yet, with an impressive line up of speakers currently being confirmed and an exciting list of Mobile Development topics currently being reviewed. Check out YOW! Connected 2016 Videos | 2016 Photos! ALSO COMING SOON! YOW! LAMBDA JAM Sydney - 8-9 May 2017 It's Sydney's turn to feel the Lambda Jam with this event being held there for the first time. This event is perfect for those that want to ratchet up their Functional Programming skills. Improve your skills in languages like Clojure, Scala, Erlang, Haskell, or F# at YOW! Lambda Jam. YOW! DATA Sydney - 18-19 September 2017 YOW! Data returns for its 2nd year in Sydney exploring data driven technology and applications. Call for Presentation are Now Open for YOW! Data - check it out! YOW! 2017 CONFERENCE & WORKSHOPS The dates are now confirmed for our signature event and work has begun on securing another round of great speakers. Melbourne 30 November - 1 December | Brisbane 4-5 December | Sydney 7-8 December Group tickets and Sponsorship Please email info@yowconference.com if you'd like to purchase group tickets. Transfer, Cancellation and Refunds In the event that you are unable to attend, you may send another person to attend in your place provided you inform YOW! organisers of the change not less than 72 hours prior to the workshop. Please see our full terms and conditions. For more information, visit yowconference.com.au or contact info@yowconference.com
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    On Friday, 23rd June 2017, Velrada will be holding a V:Inspire event focusing on leveraging Big Data, IoT & Data Science to accelerate achieving strategic goals. Getting access to Big Data, IoT and Data Science tools and techniques used to be the domain of only large enterprise clients. Now it is accessible to all! Our V:Inspire event demonstrated how you can leverage the Microsoft technology stack to enable your organisation. Now come along and delve deeper into understanding how Big Data, IoT and Data Science can be integrated into your organisation to truly accelerate achieving strategic goals. Join Dan Hookham and Special Guest to witness real world examples, learn how you can ‘dip your toe in the water’ without over investing, and how you go from there to developing the business case for any future investment without breaking the bank! Don't miss out on this unique event! For more information please contact Niamh on:1300 835 723 or: Niamh.tohill@velrada.com
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    On Friday, 28th July 2017, Velrada will be holding a V:Inspire event focusing on leveraging Big Data, IoT & Data Science to accelerate achieving strategic goals. Getting access to Big Data, IoT and Data Science tools and techniques used to be the domain of only large enterprise clients. Now it is accessible to all! Our V:Inspire event demonstrated how you can leverage the Microsoft technology stack to enable your organisation. Now come along and delve deeper into understanding how Big Data, IoT and Data Science can be integrated into your organisation to truly accelerate achieving strategic goals. Join Dan Hookham and Special Guest to witness real world examples, learn how you can ‘dip your toe in the water’ without over investing, and how you go from there to developing the business case for any future investment without breaking the bank! Don't miss out on this unique event! For more information please contact Niamh on:1300 835 723 or: Niamh.tohill@velrada.com