COLLOQUY’s Survey Shows 63% of Americans are Leery of Wearable Tech Price Tags

35% Say Wearable Devices are Nerdy, but “Cool Nerdy”

Cincinnati, OH

A COLLOQUY nationwide survey of 1,060 American consumers shows that 63% say wearable devices are too expensive. Just over one out of every two Americans, 52%, say they don’t know enough about wearables and don’t understand them.

On the other hand, 35% of consumers said wearable technology is nerdy, but “cool nerdy.” In a stat that retailers undoubtedly will embrace, one in four Americans, 27%, said they “used to hate shopping but with my wearable I love it.” And just 8% said wearable devices are uncomfortable.

Semtech LoRa Wireless RF Tech Picked by Quantified Ag for Smart Agriculture Apps

LoRa-based wearable technology for tracking cattle helps improve animal welfare and productivity on feedlots

Camarillo, CA
 
Semtech Corporation , a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that after extensive testing its Internet of Things (IoT) LoRa wireless RF technology has been selected by Quantified Ag to help improve the welfare and productivity of feedlot cattle through the ingenious use of a connected health tracker that attaches as an ear tag on the cattle.

Altice, SFR and SIGFOX Announce Strategic Partnership for Internet of Things Services

Customers and divisions in France and internationally will benefit from SIGFOX Connectivity

Altice N.V. (Euronext: ATC, ATCB), an international telecom and media group, its subsidiary SFR, the second-largest French global telecommunications operator, and SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of global communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced they will integrate SIGFOX connectivity in the group’s service offering in France and internationally. Altice customers and divisions in France and internationally will benefit from SIGFOX Connectivity, which complements the group’s telecom offer.

SecureRF Announces Veridify

Provides Cloud, PC, Reader, and Smartphone Apps for rapid solution deployment

Shelton, CT

MultiTech’s MultiConnect mDot Awarded LoRaWAN Certification by LoRa Alliance

LPWAN RF Module Recognized as Exceptional Across All Testing Criteria

Santa Clara, CA

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced its MultiConnect® mDot™ a  LoRaWAN™ ready, LPWAN RF module, is now fully certified by the LoRa® Alliance through its LoRaWAN certification process conducted at the Espotel’s laboratory in Jyväskylä, Finland. New certification ensures that MultiConnect mDot formally complies with the LoRaWAN specifications and is compatible with LoRaWAN networks.

PLK selects Telit GNSS IoT Module for Advanced Driver Assistance System Product

Combines the features of an Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) and a high-end automotive black box

Seoul, Korea

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that PLK Technology (PLK) has selected Telit’s SL869-V2 GNSS IoT module to deliver positioning functionality for Optian, a new product combining the features of an Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) and a high-end automotive black box.

Connectivity Challenges in Smart Textiles

Nick Langston, Jr., TE Connectivity, Menlo Park, Calif

Microwave Journal

In the emerging, amorphous Internet of Things (IoT), we find many expressions of technology: smart home, connected car, even the smart factory. Of all of the nascent markets in which low cost sensors and wireless connectivity are making new products and services possible, none have the potential to impact as many people in such a profound way as smart fabrics. The connected car can make your commute more efficient or productive via autonomous driving; the smart home can improve energy efficiency dramatically and illuminate new ways of improving our use of resources and time; the smart factory can enable faster, more efficient and safer work environments that in turn produce more advanced products at steadily declining costs. Smart fabrics, however, offer the opportunity to measure, analyze and inform the trajectory of our lives.

KORE Acquires Wyless: Connectivity for IoT Takes Centre Stage

Beecham's Duke-Woolley provides comment on this week's announcement from KORE

KORE’s announcement today of its acquisition of Wyless has been a while in the making, but is hugely significant now it is here. The combined business will have considerably more direct M2M connections than most Mobile Network Operator (MNO) M2M business units worldwide and will be the largest independent M2M network provider worldwide, certainly in terms of revenue. Among other statistics, the combined company has more than 350 staff, a customer base of more than 3,000 B2B companies globally and over 6m direct M2M connections that are significantly revenue generating.

Orbcomm Announces Commercial Service for OG Satellites

Improves network performance and increases coverage at higher latitudes

Rochelle Park, NJ

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced it has launched commercial service for its final 11 second generation OG2 satellites. ORBCOMM’s advanced OG2 satellites are providing both M2M messaging and Automatic Identification System (AIS) service for its global customers. ORBCOMM successfully launched the 11 OG2 satellites on December 21, 2015, aboard a dedicated SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.

Giesecke & Devrient supports Vodafone’s implementation of eSIM specification

eSIM will be a key component for the Internet of Things

Munich

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has delivered the embedded SIM (eSIM) management solution for Vodafone Group’s first implementation of the industry-agreed Remote SIM Provisioning specification.

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