While batteries and wires have been the basis of connectivity for years, new sources of energy are proving that the IoT (Internet of Things) will not be tied down to a chord or plug, but instead powered by the world around it.
Samsung Electronics, www.samsung.com, a provider of advanced component solutions, aims to advance smart lighting with a new lineup of chip-scale LED packages and a new smart lighting module that will simplify IoT (Internet of Things) lighting applications.
Nuance Communications, www.nuance.com, a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers, wants to create a “conversational connection” between cars and the IoT (Internet of Things) that will enable growth in the space.
An Italian startup company and mobile app developer called Movibell, www.movibell.com, is extending its mobile application with new features that enable interactions with smart objects at home or around the city.
Keeping data safe and secure is a constantly evolving juggling act. As consumers and businesses adopt more connected devices and systems, more balls are thrown into the air.
Two recent announcements from IBM, www.ibm.com, include a new Bluemix Garage in Nice, France, alongside an alliance with a software developer that will leverage the IBM Watson IoT (Internet of Things) Platform to help engineers leverage data from the IoT.
The ability for machines to become “smart” by collecting and even interpreting data is enabling the IIoT (industrial Internet of Things). A new smart sensor that offers the additional benefits of 3D imaging is now available from ifm USA, www.ifm.com.
Category M-capable LTE (long-term evolution) chipsets will help boost innovation for M2M and IoT (Internet of Things) devices with low data rates and low power requirements, such as wearables, asset trackers, smart meters, and industrial sensors.
As more organizations understand the benefits of adopting IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, Eurotech, www.eurotech.com, and FSI, www.fsifm.com, are collaborating to reduce the complexities facility-management companies face when integrating distributed devices and assets in buildings or in the field.
The IoT (Internet of Things) is being further legitimized by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce through the department’s continued effort to promote the IoT, which it defines as a “broad category of devices, appliances, and objects that can be connected via the Internet.”