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Ramon Fernandes

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  1. 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


  2. 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/


  3. 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

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  4. 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
     

     


  5. "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


  6. 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
     

     


  7. 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/


  8. 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/


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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 ReadingThe Register


  12. 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/


  13. "Dear IoT enthusiasts,

    The Computer Science and Engineering School at University of New South Wales (UNSW) is running a project based course from August to October this year, where student teams are building solutions to problems and ideas the industry brings to the table.

    You have the opportunity to provide problems and opportunities around IoT.

    If you are interested, you could play the role of a Product Owner, following an agile solution development method.

    A Smart Campus test bed is currently being built as an IoT Alliance Australia showcase and the student teams can add functionality to it. The student teams can choose the platform(s) they would like to use for the project.

    'Remote' Product Owners are also accepted.

    If you are interested or have further questions, please contact Peter at peterk@sloan.mit.edu or p.klement@unsw.edu.au.

    Kind regards,

    Peter Klement

    MIT Sloan Fellow ‘09

    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow (IoT) @ UNSW"


  14. Reekoh has partnered with Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, to offer a fully scalable and secure IoT integration platform to enterprises. With Reekoh’s vendor agnostic approach and Equinix’s rich ecosystems of cloud service providers and enterprise users, this new platform aims to provide highly scalable and secured IoT applications and solutions in interconnected environments.

    http://www.medianet.com.au/releases/release-details.aspx/?id=880674&utm_source=Reekoh+News+and+Updates&utm_campaign=5bc6d7b52d-Equinix_Announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_83ad04debe-5bc6d7b52d-141014101

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