Gemalto launches IoT solution to monitor smart objects in real time

Demo of the new LinqUs IoT QoS platform to occur at Mobile World Congress 2016

Amsterdam:

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces the launch of its LinqUs IoT Quality of Service (QoS) offer, a comprehensive solution that enables mobile operators to monitor the cellular QoS of smart objects in real time. This ensures the most reliable connectivity, which is essential for any successful Internet of Things and M2M application. LinqUs IoT Quality of Service provides instant network status and analysis, and immediately highlights any issue by ensuring a rich array of data is readily available and accessible.

GlobalPlatform Announces Publishing of Latest White Paper

GP's simplified end to end framework speeds up deployment of contactless payment solutions

Industry association GlobalPlatform has published its latest white paper, ‘End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework: Streamlining Payment Service Management Using GlobalPlatform Technologies’. The paper introduces the End-to-End Simplified Framework and educates readers on how to use the document. The framework provides a template of the relevant specifications, both from GlobalPlatform and other industry bodies, needed to deploy a GlobalPlatform service on a near field communication (NFC)-enabled mobile device, with an initial focus on contactless payments.

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc.

Acquisition brings together a complete IoT service solution

San Jose, CA:

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today its intent to acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Santa Clara that delivers a cloud-based IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $1.4 billion in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention based incentives.

Big Pharma's bet on Big Data creates opportunities and risks

Swiss drugmaker Novartis teams up with Qualcomm to develop Internet-connected inhaler

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis wants every puff of its emphysema drug Onbrez to go into the cloud.

The Swiss drugmaker has teamed up with U.S. technology firm Qualcomm to develop an internet-connected inhaler that can send information about how often it is used to remote computer servers known as the cloud.

This kind of new medical technology is designed to allow patients to keep track of their drug usage on their smartphones or tablets and for their doctors to instantly access the data over the web to monitor their condition.

Critical Upgrade: Preparing Networks for 5G and the Internet of Things

Recent advancements in radio transmission technologies have taken a big step in the right direction

As the Internet of Things ushers in a new era of connectivity, service providers have found themselves in a race to bolster their existing infrastructure in order to meet the growing demands of bandwidth-hungry end users and their connected devices. At the same time however, the mobile nature of IoT-enabled devices means that fiber, which has long been viewed as the foundation of modern high-capacity networks, is often no longer an option for introducing the necessary high bandwidth and lower latency to these networks.

Mobileye wants automakers to share maps for autonomous cars: chairman

Mobileye mapping system is designed to use less bandwidth in mobile Internet connections

Reuters

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Mobileye NV wants automakers to join its project to create crowd-sourced maps to share data, producing a constantly updated, global digital map to guide self-driving cars, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Amnon Shashua said.

"We'll encourage them to cross-license maps and cooperate with each other," Shashua said Wednesday on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show.

Aspenta Showcasing Vectu Location-tracking Products at CES 2016

GPS tracking devices allows consumers and businesses to keep track of people, possessions and vehicles in real time

CES 2016

LAS VEGAS – January 4, 2016 – Aspenta, a U.S. based fully-integrated mobile operator and IoT solutions provider, will showcase a suite of new products, including its innovative vehicle tracking products, at CES in Las Vegas. The company will feature live product demonstrations at booth #80953 at the Sands Convention Centre, from January 6-9, 2016.

The company’s Vectu line of GPS tracking devices allows consumers and businesses to keep track of people, possessions and vehicles in real time through a web or mobile app. At CES, Aspenta will showcase:

Connected Devices Seen as Building Blocks of Smart Cities

Local government spending on Smart Cities may reach 25% of all government external spending on IoT by 2018

One of the key limiting factors to growth of IoT beyond existing objects is that many envisioned use cases involve low value. There is a need for improvements in both on the demand side (higher valued use-cases) and the supply side (lower cost of inputs for IoT by way of less expensive components and service costs). >> Read more
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Internet of Things (IoT) in Public Infrastructure: Smart Cities

We see great synergy coming in public and commercial IoT initiatives, but it will take up to twenty years fully develop

We believe that Smart Cities represents an opportunity in the public sector as we expect IoT to support various infrastructure initiatives including Smart Grids and other critical areas. Major IoT initiatives will begin to be impactful starting in 2020 as critical adoption points are reached and major issues, such as interoperability and security, are solved initially through preliminary solutions. >> Read more
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Understanding and Capitalizing on Smart City Opportunities

Smart Cities Opportunities - Exclusive Market Research ReportSmart City solutions providers are taking a more integrated approach to the design and implementation of infrastructure and service capabilities. Features and functionality must be blended to work efficiently across many industry verticals, and to address the needs of disparate market segments with multiple overlapping, and sometimes mutually exclusive, requirements.

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TomTom winning streak continues with Uber deal

Latest in series of deals including Volkswagen and renewed contract for Apple's built-in iPhone navigation app

Reuters

AMSTERDAM/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Dutch navigation company TomTom announced on Thursday a multi-year contract to provide Uber with digital maps and traffic data for the software used by its drivers.

It is the latest in a series of deals for the Dutch company, which also signed agreements this year to provide maps for Volkswagen and renew a contract to supply maps for Apple's built-in iPhone navigation app.

TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn said Uber had chosen the Dutch company because the ride-hailing app company wanted to have "total control" over its own products.

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