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More than 40% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a smart home device in next 12 months

By Parks Associates

Parks Associates recently announced new research showing 41% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a smart home product in the next 12 months, including 27% with high purchase intentions. The most popular devices include smart smoke/CO detectors, thermostats, and lightbulbs. The international research firm, which predicts U.S. broadband households will buy almost 55 million […]

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New Report Outlines How Businesses Can Benefit from the Internet of…

Softtek Defines Three Keys to Driving Results with Internet of Things in latest white paper

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Seagate launches first drive for artificial intelligence enabled surveillance

By Zenobia Hedge

Seagate Technology plc announced its SkyHawk™ AI hard disk drive (HDD), the first drive created specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance solutions. Building on Seagate’s 10-year track record of delivering surveillance optimised storage performance, SkyHawk AI provides unprecedented bandwidth and processing power to manage always-on, data-intensive workloads, while simultaneously analysing and recording footage from multiple HD cameras.

Analytics on video surveillance hardware is growing exponentially, forecasted to increase from 27.6 million shipments in 2016 to 126 million shipments in 2021 (Cropley, 2017), as hardware manufacturers continue to include analytics sensors on network video recorders (NVRs). This will only increase as AI – particularly deep learning and machine learning applications, such as facial recognition and analysing irregularities in behavior – become increasingly prevalent. In parallel, the need for fast video analytics will continue to rise, increasing the workload burden on NVR storage.

“The use of AI technology in surveillance is steadily increasing – both in the edge and backend installations such as retail fronts and large city traffic management. Seagate has led the surveillance storage market since its early days, a decade ago, by delivering industry leading HDD products that have enabled more than 5X increase in exabytes during this time period,” said Sai Varanasi, vice president product line management at Seagate Technology.

“We are excited to introduce smart, purpose-built SkyHawk AI solutions that expand the design space for our customers and partners, allowing them to implement next-generation deep learning and video analytics applications.”

SkyHawk AI is ideal for intensive computational workloads that typically accompany AI work streams, as its high throughput and enhanced caching deliver low latency and excellent random read performance to quickly locate and deliver video images and footage analysis. This enables on-the-edge decision making, eliminating the latency of exchanging cloud-based data and processing.

Equipped with Seagate ImagePerfect™ AI firmware, the drive reliably records high quality, sharp video footage with no dropped frames, while simultaneously facilitating AI-enabled NVR analytics – ensuring that intelligence gathered through video surveillance footage is not lost.

“As smart cities, smart transportation, and other surveillance programs become more prevalent, the number of surveillance nodes has reached the hundreds of thousands. Due to the widespread use of high-definition monitoring, the amount of data required in security surveillance has dramatically increased. The efficient collection, analysis, and application of data is becoming ever more critical,” said Guo Xudong, deputy general manager of domestic sales & marketing, Hikvision.

“We are excited that Seagate will launch the industry’s first AI optimised surveillance drive which will enable us to efficiently manage data storage and processing challenges, including, but not limited to, our DeepinMind NVR series.”

Sai Varanasi

“Video analytics has been evolving over the past 10 years and is garnering a lot of attention these days due to the use of AI. Dahua Technology made an early start in AI applications and has since made several achievements in the industry, for example, the newly launched IVSS series,” said Yang Shengwei, products and solutions director, Domestic Sales Operation Centre […]

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BlackBerry launches new cybersecurity services to safeguard people, privacy and assets

By Zenobia Hedge

BlackBerry Ltd has introduced new cybersecurity consulting services aimed at enabling enterprise GDPR compliance and mitigating security risks in connected automobiles that threaten personal and public safety.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Set to go into effect May 2018, and applicable to any enterprise controlling or processing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of European Union residents, GDPR demands major changes to the ways organisations may collect, use, and store PII about customers and employees.

BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting will guide organisations through the process of understanding how to manage company data, how GDPR applies to the organisation, and how to achieve a competitive readiness posture.

“Having been engaged with the EU Justice Directorate-General since 2012, we understand the GDPR requirements and have developed expertise to help address the full range of GDPR implications for enterprises, from situational assessment to offering DPO (Data Protection Officer) -as-a-service,” said Carl Wiese, global head of sales, BlackBerry. “In addition to consulting services, we provide many necessary software solutions, making BlackBerry a one-stop shop for GDPR compliance.”

Article 37 of the GDPR requires organisations to have a dedicated DPO to oversee the company’s data protection strategy. The IAPP estimates over 27,000 DPOs will be needed to address that requirement.

Information about BlackBerry’s new GDPR consulting services is available here.

Automotive cybersecurity consulting services

Cybersecurity is top of mind for automakers as new technology and more connectivity is introduced to modern cars. According to Automotive Cybersecurity and Connected Car Report from IHS Automotive, there are nearly 112 million vehicles now connected around the world and the global market for automotive cybersecurity is expected to grow to $759 million (€644.45 million) in 2023.

Carl Wiese

BlackBerry will now offer new services directly and through a new partner program aimed at helping to eliminate security vulnerabilities within connected and autonomous vehicles.

“When it comes to connected cars, there is no safety without security,” continued Weise. “BlackBerry’s cybersecurity consulting practice builds on decades of experience in information security, data protection and cyber-resilience to support our clients in protecting their most valuable assets. As hacking evolves and new threats arise, our new cybersecurity consulting services will help play a critical role in the development of secure connected and autonomous vehicles.”

Spring Cloud, a supplier of autonomous driving AI platforms in South Korea, will be the first partner to work with BlackBerry to provide the new cybersecurity consulting services to a range of automotive technology providers.

BlackBerry has provided cybersecurity solutions to clients in government and banking since the mid-90s. With the acquisition of QNX in 2010, the company’s expertise expanded into safety-critical systems in automotive, healthcare, energy and manufacturing. Today, BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting provides a holistic cybersecurity approach to help all enterprises manage complex security structures and mission-critical systems around the world.

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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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IoT set to fuel the next Green Revolution in the farming industry, finds Inmarsat

By Sheetal Kumbhar

With pressure on land and food resources set to increase, the Internet of Things (IoT) will play an increasingly important role in helping the agriculture sector become more efficient, productive and sustainable. This is according to new independent research commissioned by global mobile satellite company Inmarsat which found that spend on, and interest in, IoT is set to rocket over the next five years within agritech.

Market research specialist Vanson Bourne interviewed respondents from 100 large agritech companies across the globe for Inmarsat’s ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017′ report, and found that the sector is rapidly taking to IoT technologies. 62% had already fully or partially deployed IoT-based solutions, far outweighing the adoption levels seen in the mining, transport and energy sectors, and a further 27% had plans to do so within the next six months.

Moreover, the spend on IoT-based solutions is set to increase dramatically over the next few years. Today, about five per cent of agritech businesses’ IT budgets are spent on the technology; a figure that is expected to more than double to around 12% by 2022, indicating how important IoT will be for the sector going forward.

Commenting on the findings, Ayan Jobse-Alkemade, director of Sector Development Agriculture, Inmarsat Enterprise, said: “With the planet estimated to reach a population of 10 billion people by 2050, humanity will face challenges with sustainable water sources, food production, and the best use of land to get the maximum yield from crops. Additionally, using the most efficient method to deliver the resources will increasingly feature on the global agenda. In short, farmers, with the help of the agritech sector, need to get smarter, leaner and faster from field to fork.

Ayan Jobse-Alkemade

“The only way to really do this is with the clever application of new technologies like IoT, and our research demonstrates how quickly agritech businesses are embracing this technology. IoT will fuel a revolution in the farming sector and bring gains that completely eclipse those made in the first Green Revolution in the 1970s, continued Ayan Jobse-Alkemade”

Working with its partners, Inmarsat is at the forefront of this movement, delivering effective solutions for agritech businesses globally. By combining its heritage in critical connectivity with LoRaWAN technology and data analytics platforms that allow for the free-flow of data across organisations, Inmarsat are helping to ensure agritech businesses get ahead of the competition and meet the food production needs of tomorrow.

Many of the locations that would benefit most from IoT technologies are remote and are situated where terrestrial networks do not reach, or do not work well, all of the time. Inmarsat’s L-band network provides global satellite connectivity with up to 99.9% uptime, allowing IoT projects to thrive, even in the most remote and hostile environments.

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IoT Sensor analytics platform Sixgill banks $27.9M Series B

Sixgill, a platform-as-a-service for managing sensor-data raised a $27.9M Series B round at an unknown valuation. DRW Venture Capital led the round with participation from Mobile Financial Partners.

Sense brings the scattered pieces of IoT together

The company previously raised venture funding of $6M in March last year. Its total equity funding has reached $33.9M in two rounds from three investors. Existing investors led the previous round as well. The platform’s primary use case is helping to collect torrents of new sensor data, originating from multiple sensors, at one place.

“Cheap and plentiful sensors are penetrating every corner of the enterprise, generating valuable data and creating a vast opportunity to make any organization smarter and more responsive.” Sixgill is building the foundation data services that can help every industry tap the next leg of productivity growth,” said Harry Hopper, founder & managing partner at Mobile Financial Partners.

Sixgill Sense

Products include Sixgill Sense, Sixgill mobile SDK called Reach, an API, and a companion app called Sixgill Sync.

The Sense software has a sensor intelligence engine that collects sensor and location data. The platform’s mobile SDK can be added to an existing mobile app to provide the 3rd party mobile app with sensor data intelligence capabilities. Using the mobile app Reach, users can access data from multiple sources such as GPS, a cellular network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and beacons.

Typical scenarios supported by the Sixgill platform include sensor data analysis, triggering rule-based actions, context-specific messaging, and track people and things via a cloud dashboard.

Sixgill markets itself as an end-to-end platform providing acquisition, analysis and action capabilities.

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Digitalization Summit in Automotive Industry

By IoT Now Magazine

Event date: October 26-27, 2017 Barcelona Curtis & Wyss Group specialize in organizing high-quality business events, which provide only need-to-know information from leading industries’ experts. Our long-term research of industries’ needs and special selection of speakers ensure that we will bring the best content with latest techniques into your company. Each event provides you with the […]

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Telink Semiconductor to demonstrate smart applications at Bluetooth Asia 2017 in Shenzhen

By Sheetal Kumbhar

Telink Semiconductor, developer of highly integrated low power radio-frequency and mixed signal system chips for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, will be demonstrating a number of applications for smart lighting, smart home, retail and logistics based on its devices at the Bluetooth Asia 2017 conference taking place in Shenzhen, China on 26-27 September 2017. Bluetooth […]

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