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Swiss Company PlantCare Makes Breakthrough in Digital Farming

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Can you imagine being able to determine the fertilizer content in the soil without taking samples and then having to have them analyzed in a chemical laboratory? PlantCare Ltd., a company based in Switzerland in the field of soil sensors and intelligent self-learning irrigation controls, has succeeded to enable exactly this. Agriculture has been waiting […]

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Swiss Company PlantCare Makes Breakthrough in Digital Farming

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Can you imagine being able to determine the fertilizer content in the soil without taking samples and then having to have them analyzed in a chemical laboratory? PlantCare Ltd., a company based in Switzerland in the field of soil sensors and intelligent self-learning irrigation controls, has succeeded to enable exactly this. Agriculture has been waiting […]

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Garmin and NXT-ID Subsidiary FitPay Announce Garmin Pay Now Live on Garmin vívoactive 3 Smartwatch

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Garmin International, Inc. and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. recently announce that the Garmin PayTM contactless payment feature is now live on Garmin’s vívoactive 3 smartwatch and available to cardholders of issuing banks supporting the new service. The new feature on Garmin’s latest smartwatch enables consumers to make highly secure […]

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Garmin and NXT-ID Subsidiary FitPay Announce Garmin Pay Now Live on Garmin vívoactive 3 Smartwatch

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Garmin International, Inc. and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. recently announce that the Garmin PayTM contactless payment feature is now live on Garmin’s vívoactive 3 smartwatch and available to cardholders of issuing banks supporting the new service. The new feature on Garmin’s latest smartwatch enables consumers to make highly secure […]

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Huawei and University of Edinburgh to research potential of AI robotics systems operating over 5G networks

By Zenobia Hegde

At the 2017 Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei and the University of Edinburgh signed a research cooperation to investigate the potential for AI robotics systems to operate over next generation 5G wireless networks.

Researchers at Huawei’s Wireless X Labs and University of Edinburgh’s new Bayes Centre will investigate together how AI systems can inform and adapt wireless 5G networks to provide optimum wireless support to meet the needs of connected robotics and systems. Areas of initial focus include healthcare robotics and mobile video.

The project will build on the University of Edinburgh’s existing research into AI and autonomous systems to provide new insights into how these systems will use AI to collaborate with mobile broadband networks. This can enhance the performance of both networks and applications to enable greater levels of interaction between people and systems. This new research project extends the existing relationship between Huawei and the University of Edinburgh following the announcement in June of a joint lab hosted at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics.

This new research cooperation was signed by Peter Zhou, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Wireless Solution, and Professor Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice Principal, University of Edinburgh.

This new research cooperation was signed by Peter Zhou, chief marketing officer, Huawei Wireless Solution, and professor Charlie Jeffery, senior vice principal, University of Edinburgh. Also in attendance were professor Jon Oberlander, assistant principal data technology, who has joined the Advisory Committee of Huawei’s Wireless X Labs, and Mr. David Richardson, director of Partnerships for the Bayes Centre.

Professor Charlie Jeffery said, “We are thrilled to have deepened our relationship with Huawei to researching 5G within AI applications. Our ambition is to utilise the knowledge of our world-leading experts to fully understand the interaction of AI and robotics systems with mobile networks. This new research agreement gives our team the opportunity to apply their 5G networking expertise into solving real-world problems – helping to transform industries including healthcare and emergency services.”

Peter Zhou at Huawei said: “We are delighted to continue working with the world-leading team at the University of Edinburgh to help understand how improvements within mobile broadband can foster innovation within wireless robotics systems. AI is a key feature of 5G networking, and we are excited to deepen our understanding of how the interaction between applications and networks can create new benefits and enhancements.”

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Huawei and University of Edinburgh to research potential of AI robotics systems operating over 5G networks

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By Zenobia Hegde

At the 2017 Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei and the University of Edinburgh signed a research cooperation to investigate the potential for AI robotics systems to operate over next generation 5G wireless networks.

Researchers at Huawei’s Wireless X Labs and University of Edinburgh’s new Bayes Centre will investigate together how AI systems can inform and adapt wireless 5G networks to provide optimum wireless support to meet the needs of connected robotics and systems. Areas of initial focus include healthcare robotics and mobile video.

The project will build on the University of Edinburgh’s existing research into AI and autonomous systems to provide new insights into how these systems will use AI to collaborate with mobile broadband networks. This can enhance the performance of both networks and applications to enable greater levels of interaction between people and systems. This new research project extends the existing relationship between Huawei and the University of Edinburgh following the announcement in June of a joint lab hosted at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics.

This new research cooperation was signed by Peter Zhou, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Wireless Solution, and Professor Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice Principal, University of Edinburgh.

This new research cooperation was signed by Peter Zhou, chief marketing officer, Huawei Wireless Solution, and professor Charlie Jeffery, senior vice principal, University of Edinburgh. Also in attendance were professor Jon Oberlander, assistant principal data technology, who has joined the Advisory Committee of Huawei’s Wireless X Labs, and Mr. David Richardson, director of Partnerships for the Bayes Centre.

Professor Charlie Jeffery said, “We are thrilled to have deepened our relationship with Huawei to researching 5G within AI applications. Our ambition is to utilise the knowledge of our world-leading experts to fully understand the interaction of AI and robotics systems with mobile networks. This new research agreement gives our team the opportunity to apply their 5G networking expertise into solving real-world problems – helping to transform industries including healthcare and emergency services.”

Peter Zhou at Huawei said: “We are delighted to continue working with the world-leading team at the University of Edinburgh to help understand how improvements within mobile broadband can foster innovation within wireless robotics systems. AI is a key feature of 5G networking, and we are excited to deepen our understanding of how the interaction between applications and networks can create new benefits and enhancements.”

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China Telecom and China Unicom certify u-blox NB-IoT modules

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u-blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced that its SARA-N2 NB-IoT modules have successfully completed AVL certification with China Telecom and validation with China Unicom.

This process includes the SARA-N200 (900 MHz) and SARA-N201 (850 MHz) product variants, which were both designed to meet China market requirements.

The certifications offer greater flexibility to manufacturers of end devices integrating u-blox NB-IoT modules, guaranteeing optimal performance of the devices under China Telecom and China Unicom networks and full compliance to all operator requirements. Both modules are now commercially available.

“We are glad to announce that our SARA-N2 NB-IoT modules have been approved for use in China,” says Perry Zhang, principal strategic partnerships at u-blox. “We can now offer full NB-IoT connectivity to our customers in this market.”

The u-blox SARA-N2 series NB-IoT modules feature extremely low power consumption delivering 10+ years of battery life and have been designed explicitly for the needs of applications that need to communicate for long periods of time in challenging radio propagation conditions, such as in buildings and underground, achieving a maximum coupling loss (MCL) of 164 dB. Measuring only 16 x 26mm, the modules are industrial grade, offering an extended temperature range of -40 to +85º C and ISO/TS16949 manufacturing.

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China Telecom and China Unicom certify u-blox NB-IoT modules

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By Zenobia Hegde

u-blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced that its SARA-N2 NB-IoT modules have successfully completed AVL certification with China Telecom and validation with China Unicom.

This process includes the SARA-N200 (900 MHz) and SARA-N201 (850 MHz) product variants, which were both designed to meet China market requirements.

The certifications offer greater flexibility to manufacturers of end devices integrating u-blox NB-IoT modules, guaranteeing optimal performance of the devices under China Telecom and China Unicom networks and full compliance to all operator requirements. Both modules are now commercially available.

“We are glad to announce that our SARA-N2 NB-IoT modules have been approved for use in China,” says Perry Zhang, principal strategic partnerships at u-blox. “We can now offer full NB-IoT connectivity to our customers in this market.”

The u-blox SARA-N2 series NB-IoT modules feature extremely low power consumption delivering 10+ years of battery life and have been designed explicitly for the needs of applications that need to communicate for long periods of time in challenging radio propagation conditions, such as in buildings and underground, achieving a maximum coupling loss (MCL) of 164 dB. Measuring only 16 x 26mm, the modules are industrial grade, offering an extended temperature range of -40 to +85º C and ISO/TS16949 manufacturing.

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Combining cellular and Wi-Fi for cost, connectivity, reliability — A Webinar

By Zenobia Hegde

When we think of the applicable functionality that a hybrid connectivity solution would provide, multiple use cases come to mind. Everything from connected solar panels to smart cities to point of sale monitoring to security benefit from a lower cost, more reliable hybrid connectivity solution. For example, within the trucking industry (or for any roadway vehicle), cellular connections would work best while the vehicle is in motion, needing GSP or emergency services. While in the depot, however, Wi-Fi would be a fiscally sound (lower cost) pathway for transmitting static data, such as driver logs, says Carmi Brandis of Aeris.

Singular issues, single solution

The rapid expansion of the Aeris hybrid solution is a direct result of the multiple connectivity issues that exist today. Individually, cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity each have some drawbacks, but with a hybrid connectivity solution, specific problems can be resolved.

At the basic level, cellular connectivity has several challenges, such as poor indoor penetration, but coverage improves with Wi-Fi. Cellular power consumption expenses come down with a hybrid solution, as do high data usage costs. Additionally, Wi-Fi brings its own issues, including coverage, security, device provisioning, diagnostics, and minimal visibility and control.

The Aeris hybrid solution overcomes these by using just a single platform for provisioning, billing, reporting, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and traffic policy configuration. And with a hybrid implementation, deployment is easy and operational complexities are radically reduced.

So, as a business owner, presently paying for connectivity, the questions you need to ask should revolve around coverage, cost, and ease of use. The Aeris solution prevents carrier lock-in, thereby affording many more choices for your connectivity needs.

Why hybrid?

The key value propositions of an Aeris hybrid solution include lower cost with higher reliability, improved coverage, and ease of deployment. The Aeris solution reduces operational complexities via a single platform to manage both cellular and Wi-Fi devices; provides enhanced coverage with a layered Wi-Fi and cellular solution that increases connection consistency while improving indoor reception; provides secure connections and authentication controls over cellular and Wi-Fi connections; provides secure connectivity by VPN to the Aeris data center; and provides cost optimisation for the entire IoT device deployment.

Join us

Want to learn more about the implementation and advantages that an IoT hybrid connectivity solution can bring to your business? This Aeris webinar delves into today’s IoT market drivers, challenges, and new opportunities; the pros and cons of each technology; combining cellular and Wi-Wi into a single subscription; hybrid use cases; and the value and key considerations for this new hybrid connectivity model.

Join subject matter experts (451 Research VP Brian Partridge and Aeris product marketing executive Evan Whitelock) in this webinar as they discuss the merits of IoT hybrid solution viability. Register now.

The author of this blog is Carmi Brandis of Aeris

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Combining cellular and Wi-Fi for cost, connectivity, reliability — A Webinar

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By Zenobia Hegde

When we think of the applicable functionality that a hybrid connectivity solution would provide, multiple use cases come to mind. Everything from connected solar panels to smart cities to point of sale monitoring to security benefit from a lower cost, more reliable hybrid connectivity solution. For example, within the trucking industry (or for any roadway vehicle), cellular connections would work best while the vehicle is in motion, needing GSP or emergency services. While in the depot, however, Wi-Fi would be a fiscally sound (lower cost) pathway for transmitting static data, such as driver logs, says Carmi Brandis of Aeris.

Singular issues, single solution

The rapid expansion of the Aeris hybrid solution is a direct result of the multiple connectivity issues that exist today. Individually, cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity each have some drawbacks, but with a hybrid connectivity solution, specific problems can be resolved.

At the basic level, cellular connectivity has several challenges, such as poor indoor penetration, but coverage improves with Wi-Fi. Cellular power consumption expenses come down with a hybrid solution, as do high data usage costs. Additionally, Wi-Fi brings its own issues, including coverage, security, device provisioning, diagnostics, and minimal visibility and control.

The Aeris hybrid solution overcomes these by using just a single platform for provisioning, billing, reporting, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and traffic policy configuration. And with a hybrid implementation, deployment is easy and operational complexities are radically reduced.

So, as a business owner, presently paying for connectivity, the questions you need to ask should revolve around coverage, cost, and ease of use. The Aeris solution prevents carrier lock-in, thereby affording many more choices for your connectivity needs.

Why hybrid?

The key value propositions of an Aeris hybrid solution include lower cost with higher reliability, improved coverage, and ease of deployment. The Aeris solution reduces operational complexities via a single platform to manage both cellular and Wi-Fi devices; provides enhanced coverage with a layered Wi-Fi and cellular solution that increases connection consistency while improving indoor reception; provides secure connections and authentication controls over cellular and Wi-Fi connections; provides secure connectivity by VPN to the Aeris data center; and provides cost optimisation for the entire IoT device deployment.

Join us

Want to learn more about the implementation and advantages that an IoT hybrid connectivity solution can bring to your business? This Aeris webinar delves into today’s IoT market drivers, challenges, and new opportunities; the pros and cons of each technology; combining cellular and Wi-Wi into a single subscription; hybrid use cases; and the value and key considerations for this new hybrid connectivity model.

Join subject matter experts (451 Research VP Brian Partridge and Aeris product marketing executive Evan Whitelock) in this webinar as they discuss the merits of IoT hybrid solution viability. Register now.

The author of this blog is Carmi Brandis of Aeris

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