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Arrow joins IMC to support broad IoT offerings

By Zenobia Hedge

The IoT M2M Council has announced that Arrow Electronics, one of the suppliers of electronic hardware, software, and connectivity services for the “Internet of Things” sector, has joined its board of governors as a sustaining member-company. With 25,000 enterprise users, OEMs, and applications developers as members, the IMC claims to be the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the nascent technology sector.

“The IMC is gathering IoT buyers at a tremendous scale,” says Aiden Mitchell, VP of IoT Global Solutions at Arrow, who will represent the company on the IMC board, “The community the IMC has built covers 24 different vertical markets with a truly global footprint. At Arrow, our offerings cover everything related to device connectivity – from individual sensors to comprehensive turnkey systems – so the breadth and diversity of the IMC membership is a great fit.”

Aiden Mitchell

To ease the purchase of IoT technology, the IMC has just published its first template RFP for IoT buyers, specifically covering IoT software platforms. The document was forged in an open-source, wiki-based development process with input from numerous software vendors and over 100 self-identified IoT buyers. The group has retained a third-party consultancy to begin assessing platforms from participating software vendors against the RFP, and is making the document available to its rank-and-file members. Future topics for the IMC’s RFP program will include hardware connectivity services.

“To ease the deployment of connected devices, Arrow provides solutions for specific market applications – from retail to agriculture to industry. We see our IMC membership as the next logical step in accelerating the adoption of pre-integrated IoT application solutions, while driving broader collaboration with the IMC ecosystem,” says Mitchell.

The IMC will hold its Annual General Meeting on 9 November 2017 at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston, where it will elect new officers, decide on new projects for the coming year, and offer an afternoon conference programme.

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By Zenobia Hedge

The IoT M2M Council has announced that Arrow Electronics, one of the suppliers of electronic hardware, software, and connectivity services for the “Internet of Things” sector, has joined its board of governors as a sustaining member-company. With 25,000 enterprise users, OEMs, and applications developers as members, the IMC claims to be the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the nascent technology sector.

“The IMC is gathering IoT buyers at a tremendous scale,” says Aiden Mitchell, VP of IoT Global Solutions at Arrow, who will represent the company on the IMC board, “The community the IMC has built covers 24 different vertical markets with a truly global footprint. At Arrow, our offerings cover everything related to device connectivity – from individual sensors to comprehensive turnkey systems – so the breadth and diversity of the IMC membership is a great fit.”

Aiden Mitchell

To ease the purchase of IoT technology, the IMC has just published its first template RFP for IoT buyers, specifically covering IoT software platforms. The document was forged in an open-source, wiki-based development process with input from numerous software vendors and over 100 self-identified IoT buyers. The group has retained a third-party consultancy to begin assessing platforms from participating software vendors against the RFP, and is making the document available to its rank-and-file members. Future topics for the IMC’s RFP program will include hardware connectivity services.

“To ease the deployment of connected devices, Arrow provides solutions for specific market applications – from retail to agriculture to industry. We see our IMC membership as the next logical step in accelerating the adoption of pre-integrated IoT application solutions, while driving broader collaboration with the IMC ecosystem,” says Mitchell.

The IMC will hold its Annual General Meeting on 9 November 2017 at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston, where it will elect new officers, decide on new projects for the coming year, and offer an afternoon conference programme.

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Avnet joins IMC to speed IoT deployment

By Zenobia Hedge

To help expedite Internet of Things (IoT) technology deployment, Avnet, a global technology distributor, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC). The IMC’s 25,000 rank-and-file members are comprised of enterprise users, OEMs, and applications developers from numerous vertical markets around the globe, making it the largest organisation serving the IoT sector, and uniquely positioned to reach those that deploy IoT solutions.

“We look forward to helping set the direction for the IMC, to make it easier and faster to guide IoT applications from idea, through to design prototyping, and production,” says Lou Lutostanski, Avnet’s vice president of IoT, who will represent the company on the IMC board of governors. “The group’s emphasis on providing hands-on help for buyers, as well as template RFPs and software widgets, is integral to moving IoT technology forward.”

Lou Lutostanski

In further efforts to reach IoT buyers, the IMC has just signed an exclusive agreement to organise the first-ever IoT Infrastructure Pavilion & Conference at the massive Consumer Electronics Show, to be held at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas, 9-12 January 2018. Avnet will take part as a cornerstone exhibitor. The dedicated technology area at the show will be directly adjacent to CES’s new demonstration areas for Smart Cities and Smart Energy, and close to its driver-less car demonstrations.

The addition of Avnet to the IoT M2M Council underscores the company’s broader commitment to help scale the delivery of IoT solutions to market, through each stage of the product lifecycle. Avnet’s connected ecosystem includes Premier Farnell‘s element14 community, Makersource.io and Hackster.io. Avnet provides demos, prototype kits, and technical support to customers, ranging from makers and startups to large enterprise companies, to further their IoT initiatives.

The IMC will also hold its Annual General Meeting on 9 November 2017 at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston, where it will elect new officers, decide on new projects for the coming year, and offer an afternoon conference program.

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Avnet joins IMC to speed IoT deployment

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By Zenobia Hedge

To help expedite Internet of Things (IoT) technology deployment, Avnet, a global technology distributor, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC). The IMC’s 25,000 rank-and-file members are comprised of enterprise users, OEMs, and applications developers from numerous vertical markets around the globe, making it the largest organisation serving the IoT sector, and uniquely positioned to reach those that deploy IoT solutions.

“We look forward to helping set the direction for the IMC, to make it easier and faster to guide IoT applications from idea, through to design prototyping, and production,” says Lou Lutostanski, Avnet’s vice president of IoT, who will represent the company on the IMC board of governors. “The group’s emphasis on providing hands-on help for buyers, as well as template RFPs and software widgets, is integral to moving IoT technology forward.”

Lou Lutostanski

In further efforts to reach IoT buyers, the IMC has just signed an exclusive agreement to organise the first-ever IoT Infrastructure Pavilion & Conference at the massive Consumer Electronics Show, to be held at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas, 9-12 January 2018. Avnet will take part as a cornerstone exhibitor. The dedicated technology area at the show will be directly adjacent to CES’s new demonstration areas for Smart Cities and Smart Energy, and close to its driver-less car demonstrations.

The addition of Avnet to the IoT M2M Council underscores the company’s broader commitment to help scale the delivery of IoT solutions to market, through each stage of the product lifecycle. Avnet’s connected ecosystem includes Premier Farnell‘s element14 community, Makersource.io and Hackster.io. Avnet provides demos, prototype kits, and technical support to customers, ranging from makers and startups to large enterprise companies, to further their IoT initiatives.

The IMC will also hold its Annual General Meeting on 9 November 2017 at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston, where it will elect new officers, decide on new projects for the coming year, and offer an afternoon conference program.

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Digi International acquires TempAlert

By Zenobia Hedge

Digi International, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services, announced that it has acquired TempAlert, a provider of automated, real-time temperature monitoring and task management solutions for the healthcare, industrial and food-service industries. TempAlert will join the Digi Smart Solutions team. Digi purchased Boston-based TempAlert for $45 million(€38.03 million) in cash plus future earn out incentives.

With its origins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, TempAlert is now in use at more than 20,000 customer sites including Walmart, CVS Health, SpaceX, Apple, Coca-Cola, McDonald‘s, and the U.S. Department of State.

With its fourth strategic acquisition in 24 months, Digi is a leader in the space with nearly 35,000 customer sites and a deep presence in the healthcare, transportation, industrial and foodservice markets. In aggregate, the Digi Smart Solutions team offers more than 25 years of condition-based monitoring experience gained through managing more than 6 billion sensor readings.

Digi Smart Solutions improves the integrity of product quality and safety while simultaneously lowering costs, achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction and improving brand reputation. Digi’s automated, real-time monitoring solutions combined with task management software also address the needs of customers with unique challenges that span operational and safety regulatory requirements.

Harry Schechter

The TempAlert solution will not only be supported and enhanced, but also leveraged within Digi’s existing products and services to expand its advanced portfolio of solutions. Digi is excited to welcome TempAlert CEO Harry Schechter and the TempAlert team as employees of Digi Smart Solutions. Schechter will play a leading role in the IoT strategy going forward. Schechter will report to COO Kevin Riley.

“The acquisition of TempAlert doubles our Smart Solutions team to over 100 professionals, allowing us to offer our customers unprecedented domain expertise and support,” said Ron Konezny, president and chief executive officer, Digi International. “This acquisition firmly establishes Digi as a leader in condition-based monitoring, such as temperature and vibration, task management solutions and analytics.”

“This is a perfect match of expertise and a shared vision of the market opportunity in front of us,” said Schechter. “The combination of Digi’s market presence and complementary technology in conjunction with the TempAlert customer base presents a fantastic opportunity for Digi Smart Solutions.”

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Digi International acquires TempAlert

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By Zenobia Hedge

Digi International, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services, announced that it has acquired TempAlert, a provider of automated, real-time temperature monitoring and task management solutions for the healthcare, industrial and food-service industries. TempAlert will join the Digi Smart Solutions team. Digi purchased Boston-based TempAlert for $45 million(€38.03 million) in cash plus future earn out incentives.

With its origins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, TempAlert is now in use at more than 20,000 customer sites including Walmart, CVS Health, SpaceX, Apple, Coca-Cola, McDonald‘s, and the U.S. Department of State.

With its fourth strategic acquisition in 24 months, Digi is a leader in the space with nearly 35,000 customer sites and a deep presence in the healthcare, transportation, industrial and foodservice markets. In aggregate, the Digi Smart Solutions team offers more than 25 years of condition-based monitoring experience gained through managing more than 6 billion sensor readings.

Digi Smart Solutions improves the integrity of product quality and safety while simultaneously lowering costs, achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction and improving brand reputation. Digi’s automated, real-time monitoring solutions combined with task management software also address the needs of customers with unique challenges that span operational and safety regulatory requirements.

Harry Schechter

The TempAlert solution will not only be supported and enhanced, but also leveraged within Digi’s existing products and services to expand its advanced portfolio of solutions. Digi is excited to welcome TempAlert CEO Harry Schechter and the TempAlert team as employees of Digi Smart Solutions. Schechter will play a leading role in the IoT strategy going forward. Schechter will report to COO Kevin Riley.

“The acquisition of TempAlert doubles our Smart Solutions team to over 100 professionals, allowing us to offer our customers unprecedented domain expertise and support,” said Ron Konezny, president and chief executive officer, Digi International. “This acquisition firmly establishes Digi as a leader in condition-based monitoring, such as temperature and vibration, task management solutions and analytics.”

“This is a perfect match of expertise and a shared vision of the market opportunity in front of us,” said Schechter. “The combination of Digi’s market presence and complementary technology in conjunction with the TempAlert customer base presents a fantastic opportunity for Digi Smart Solutions.”

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G+D Mobile Security and Senet are partnering to strengthen LoRaWAN security

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By Zenobia Hedge

G+D Mobile Security and Senet Inc. plan to cooperate to strengthen security of LoRaWAN connectivity across the whole IoT ecosystem. The collaboration between the two companies provides a full integration of G+D Mobile Security’s Key Management System (KMS) with Senet’s global LoRa®-based networks.

This results in a flexible and secure cloud-based provisioning solution which enables the necessary levels of security required for various use cases, ensuring a reliable and robust infrastructure for global IoT deployments. G+D Mobile Security’s KMS solution provides security with efficient scaling from initial implementations through mass rollouts based on hardware protection.

The HSM (Hardware Security Module) appliance ensures long term LoRa key protection in the infrastructure and increases reliability and robustness. With the joint solution, device vendors and solution vendors can now provision one set of security credentials in their end device at the time of manufacture and deploy it confidently anywhere in the world.

LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery-operated devices in regional, national or global networks. LoRaWAN enables new opportunities and connectivity options for applications that require low power consumption and low bandwidth.

At the same time, the massive growth in connected devices increases the risk of cyber-attacks. G+D Mobile Security protects both LoRaWAN end-devices with end-to-end IoT security solutions – from onboarding, secure key provisioning, identification, and data transmission to device lifecycle management.

The entire network infrastructure is protected by integrating keys securely into the endpoints. Endpoints then connect securely to a LoRaWAN network, and the application data can be only read by the application provider. This mechanism significantly increases the protection against different cyber-attacks intending to tamper with the data or the network.

Dave Kjendal

The joint solution enables IoT system providers to protect LoRaWAN endpoints, while meeting cost requirements for the different use cases. LoRaWAN service providers, application enablers and equipment manufacturers can reduce their liability and security risk exposure by applying key management and security technologies.

“This cooperation between G+D Mobile Security and Senet helps IoT solution providers and enterprises to easily integrate security and avoid flaws during the whole lifecycle of LoRaWAN equipment, starting from when they are produced,” stated Bernd Müller , head of Product Management at G+D Mobile Security.

“Security is a critical element of any communication technology and with the hyperconnected world of the Internet of Things, everything about data security and data privacy becomes that much more important,” said Dave Kjendal, CTO for Senet. “Our Partnership with G+D Mobile Security helps ensure device makers, solution providers and end users are following best practices that simply and cost-effectively address the complex security challenges of deploying IoT at massive scale.”

G+D Mobile Security will be demonstrating this integration with Senet at the LoRa Alliance All Members Meeting Open House and Marketplace in Suzhou, China, October 18-19 and at their booth #414 at the Competitive Carriers Association Annual Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, October 25-27.

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G+D Mobile Security and Senet are partnering to strengthen LoRaWAN security

By Zenobia Hedge

G+D Mobile Security and Senet Inc. plan to cooperate to strengthen security of LoRaWAN connectivity across the whole IoT ecosystem. The collaboration between the two companies provides a full integration of G+D Mobile Security’s Key Management System (KMS) with Senet’s global LoRa®-based networks.

This results in a flexible and secure cloud-based provisioning solution which enables the necessary levels of security required for various use cases, ensuring a reliable and robust infrastructure for global IoT deployments. G+D Mobile Security’s KMS solution provides security with efficient scaling from initial implementations through mass rollouts based on hardware protection.

The HSM (Hardware Security Module) appliance ensures long term LoRa key protection in the infrastructure and increases reliability and robustness. With the joint solution, device vendors and solution vendors can now provision one set of security credentials in their end device at the time of manufacture and deploy it confidently anywhere in the world.

LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery-operated devices in regional, national or global networks. LoRaWAN enables new opportunities and connectivity options for applications that require low power consumption and low bandwidth.

At the same time, the massive growth in connected devices increases the risk of cyber-attacks. G+D Mobile Security protects both LoRaWAN end-devices with end-to-end IoT security solutions – from onboarding, secure key provisioning, identification, and data transmission to device lifecycle management.

The entire network infrastructure is protected by integrating keys securely into the endpoints. Endpoints then connect securely to a LoRaWAN network, and the application data can be only read by the application provider. This mechanism significantly increases the protection against different cyber-attacks intending to tamper with the data or the network.

Dave Kjendal

The joint solution enables IoT system providers to protect LoRaWAN endpoints, while meeting cost requirements for the different use cases. LoRaWAN service providers, application enablers and equipment manufacturers can reduce their liability and security risk exposure by applying key management and security technologies.

“This cooperation between G+D Mobile Security and Senet helps IoT solution providers and enterprises to easily integrate security and avoid flaws during the whole lifecycle of LoRaWAN equipment, starting from when they are produced,” stated Bernd Müller , head of Product Management at G+D Mobile Security.

“Security is a critical element of any communication technology and with the hyperconnected world of the Internet of Things, everything about data security and data privacy becomes that much more important,” said Dave Kjendal, CTO for Senet. “Our Partnership with G+D Mobile Security helps ensure device makers, solution providers and end users are following best practices that simply and cost-effectively address the complex security challenges of deploying IoT at massive scale.”

G+D Mobile Security will be demonstrating this integration with Senet at the LoRa Alliance All Members Meeting Open House and Marketplace in Suzhou, China, October 18-19 and at their booth #414 at the Competitive Carriers Association Annual Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, October 25-27.

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Caltrans District 7 to Deploy Sensys Networks IoT Platform to Pioneer…

The Pacific Coast Highway AMS Project is a critical element of the Caltrans Dynamic Corridor Congestion Management program

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Intelligent Telematics makes senior management appointment

By Sheetal Kumbhar

Intelligent Telematics, the provider of connected camera solutions, has strengthened its senior management team to support the rapid growth of the business within the fleet, road transport and insurance sectors. Vince Cane has joined the company as operations director and will be responsible for managing all support and implementation processes to ensure the efficient delivery of 3G vehicle camera products and services to customers.

In his new position, Cane will be tasked with managing Intelligent Telematics’ day-to-day operations and ensuring the needs of a rapidly expanding portfolio of corporate clients are met. He will use a breadth of experience, spanning more than 25 years, to establish and maintain systems that make efficient use of account management, project management and technical support resources within the business.

Prior to joining Intelligent Telematics, Cane has had a variety of senior management positions for leading organisations within the telematics, fleet and vehicle hire sectors. Most recently, he was head of Enterprise Accounts at vehicle tracking specialist Ctrack where he was responsible for all project delivery, account management and retention of blue-chip customers. Before this he held roles at Reflex Vehicle Solutions, Pentagon Mercedes and UK Vehicle Rental (a Northgate group company).

Commenting on the appointment, Justin White, managing director of Intelligent Telematics said: “Vince brings considerable knowledge and expertise to this new role, which will help us achieve our strategic goals moving forward and support our growing global reach. We are committed to bringing together the right people that can drive the business forward and build on our position as the industry leader within the 3G vehicle camera marketplace.”

Intelligent Telematics’ IT1000 and IT2000 connected devices are the leading single and dual camera solutions for vehicle operations, providing increased protection against fraudulent insurance claims, false driving allegations and disputed liability. They use the most sophisticated 3G and 4G technology so that HD footage of any collision, near miss or harsh driving incident is captured and automatically transmitted within moments of it happening.

Unlike other systems in the marketplace, the videos and supporting data are uploaded to a secure server network with no user intervention required, making them the only truly effective connected vehicle cameras for First Notification of Loss (FNOL).

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