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Telefónica Launches The First Mainstream Consumer Internet of Things Product

Telefónica Launches The First Mainstream Consumer Internet of Things Product

Telefónica today launched ‘Thinking Things’, the first Internet of Things (IoT) product that enables mainstream consumers to connect almost any device wirelessly to the internet. Highlights: ++ Thinking Things is a simple plug-and-play solution based on stackable Lego®-type modules with 2G connectivity that enable users to develop their own smart solutions without any programming knowledge or having to install additional infrastructure. ++ The first pack, with a starting price of €90, allows users to remotely control and manage [...]

33 Billion Internet Devices By 2020: Four Connected Devices for Every Person in the World, Says Strategy Analytics

33 Billion Internet Devices By 2020: Four Connected Devices for Every Person in the World, Says Strategy Analytics

Internet of Things, Smart Home and Wearables Will Drive Next Growth Wave. Nearly 12 billion internet-connected devices will be in use worldwide by the end of 2014, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics. That is equivalent to 1.7 devices for every person on the planet, a ratio which will rise to 4.3 by 2020, when 33 billion devices will be in use. The report, "Connected World: The Internet of Things and Connected Devices in 2020", quantifies the scale of the connected device opportunity across the Internet of Things (IoT), [...]

Libelium Launches Hydroponics and Aquaponics Sensor Platforms for Makers

Libelium Launches Hydroponics and Aquaponics Sensor Platforms for Makers

Open Aquarium and Open Garden IoT solutions use Arduino and Open Source APIs. Today, at Dreamforce 2014, Libelium launched two new sensor platforms that automate control and maintenance tasks in aquariums and in gardens through wireless connectivity and using open source APIs. Designed for Makers, the new IoT solutions are based on Arduino, and include specialized sensors to measure parameters vital to aquatic life in ponds and fish tanks, or for indoor and outdoor gardening. Open Aquarium monitors factors in water such as temperature, pH, [...]

TomTom Extends Product Portfolio with the Launch of Online Navigation

TomTom Extends Product Portfolio with the Launch of Online Navigation

TomTom has extended its location-based services product portfolio with an online turn-by-turn navigation service for customers who want to offer a navigation application on a connected device, without having to store a large offline map. As well as integrating TomTom’s existing navigation software and service products, such as NavKit, NavKit Worker and NavCloud, customers and developers can now integrate TomTom’s online turn-by-turn navigation. This also includes TomTom’s latest maps, real-time traffic, best-in-class routing, a [...]

GSMA Announces Device and Application Connectivity Efficiency Guidelines to Accelerate the Internet of Things

GSMA Announces Device and Application Connectivity Efficiency Guidelines to Accelerate the Internet of Things

Global Operators Agree New Guidelines to Define How Internet of Things (IoT) Devices and Applications Should Connect to a Mobile Network, Ensuring Optimal Performance and Aiding Growth of IoT. The GSMA today announced the publication of guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT) market that outline how devices and applications should communicate via mobile networks in the most intelligent and efficient way. The report, ‘IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines’ has received the backing of leading mobile operators including AT&T, China [...]

Telit LN930 Data Card Now Certified for Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

Telit LN930 Data Card Now Certified for Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

New device facilitates the deployment of tablets, notebook computers, e-readers and other devices on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, today announced its LN930 LTE data card, based on the new PCIe M.2 standard, has received approval to operate on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Intel has validated Telit’s data cards for use in Intel based PC (e.g. Ultrabook and 2 in1) and Tablet platforms. LN930, based [...]

O2 Car Connection: M2M Remote automobile diagnostics via smartphone app

O2 Car Connection: M2M Remote automobile diagnostics via smartphone app

At the IAA’s carIT congress “Connected Car – the future of mobility” Telefónica announced the next step towards the connected car: O2 Car Connection is another ground breaking digital M2M product that upgrades even older cars to state-of-the-art vehicles that are at all times connected to their drivers via the mobile network. Munich – Available from October, O2 Car Connection by Telefónica provides drivers with an entirely new service. The company is one of the first to offer a full package for improved safety, efficiency and [...]

Logic PD Teams with Maxim Integrated to Develop Wearable Devices

Logic PD Teams with Maxim Integrated to Develop Wearable Devices

Proof-of-concept Wellness Watch demonstrates technology integration and accelerated product development. Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company for connected devices, has teamed up with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.™, a pioneer in analog integration, to develop proof-of-concept products for the $70 billion wearable device market. Collaboration leverages Logic PD’s Internet of Things (IoT) expertise and Maxim’s technology to accelerate wearable product development. The first concept resulting from the collaboration [...]

Belkin International and OSRAM SYLVANIA Announce Partnership for WeMo Home Automation and LIGHTIFY Smart Connected Lighting Ecosystems

Belkin International and OSRAM SYLVANIA Announce Partnership for WeMo Home Automation and LIGHTIFY Smart Connected Lighting Ecosystems

Belkin International, a leading Internet of Things company, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, a leading global lighting manufacturer, today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on residential solutions with the OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ smart connected lighting ecosystem and Belkin’s WeMo® home automation ecosystem. OSRAM SYLVANIA will first add WeMo compatibility to the SYLVANIA ULTRA iQ™ BR30 LED light bulb, followed by a broader portfolio of connective lighting products for the home shortly after the [...]

Low-Power, Wide-Area (LPWA) Networks Address a ‘Sweet Spot’ in IoT according to Strategy Analytics

Low-Power, Wide-Area (LPWA) Networks Address a ‘Sweet Spot’ in IoT according to Strategy Analytics

Over 5 billion connections using LPWA networks forecast, with $13.4 Billion in revenue by 2022. Low-Power, Wide-area (LPWA) networks are opening new M2M use cases where connectivity costs are expressed in dollars per year rather than dollars per month. LPWA networks seek to address a sweet spot of high coverage with minimal power consumption and low coverage, impacting industry verticals such as advanced healthcare and utilities according to a new Strategy Analytics report "Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Networks - Technologies, Players, and [...]

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