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Pub/Sub model could connect IoT devices without carrier networks

By Steven Max Patterson

Three characteristics of the Internet of Things (IoT) differentiate it from industrial automation.

  1. IoT devices are inexpensive.
  2. IoT devices can be ubiquitously connected everyplace and anyplace.
  3. IoT devices have inexpensive or zero-cost deployment.

It explains why we see so few IoT networks and why most of the industrial IoT forecasts are measurements of industrial automation that we have had for decades.

The first one, with the exception of the issue of strong security, is easy. The second two, though, in New Jersey parlance — says easy does hard.

Ubiquitous connectivity is talked about, and there is a glimmer of hope presented by Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) such as Senet that focus on both low-cost technology and a business model for entrepreneurial partners to deploy networks. But waiting for carriers to perfect and deploy 5G networks to build IoT solutions will delay innovators and prevent early adopters from building proof-of-concept and prototype networks essential for the iterative learning of technical methods, business cases and making financial projections of the benefits of IoT.

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Pub/Sub model could connect IoT devices without carrier networks

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By Steven Max Patterson

Three characteristics of the Internet of Things (IoT) differentiate it from industrial automation.

  1. IoT devices are inexpensive.
  2. IoT devices can be ubiquitously connected everyplace and anyplace.
  3. IoT devices have inexpensive or zero-cost deployment.

It explains why we see so few IoT networks and why most of the industrial IoT forecasts are measurements of industrial automation that we have had for decades.

The first one, with the exception of the issue of strong security, is easy. The second two, though, in New Jersey parlance — says easy does hard.

Ubiquitous connectivity is talked about, and there is a glimmer of hope presented by Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) such as Senet that focus on both low-cost technology and a business model for entrepreneurial partners to deploy networks. But waiting for carriers to perfect and deploy 5G networks to build IoT solutions will delay innovators and prevent early adopters from building proof-of-concept and prototype networks essential for the iterative learning of technical methods, business cases and making financial projections of the benefits of IoT.

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CommScope opens new advanced technology centre in Belgium

By Sheetal Kumbhar

CommScope, a provider in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has opened a new advanced manufacturing technology centre at its Kessel Lo, Belgium site.The centre will showcase a newly formed partnership with Yaskawa, the robot supplier, to determine the feasibility of adding robot technology and greater automation to manufacturing processes. The new Advanced Manufacturing Technology centre […]

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CommScope opens new advanced technology centre in Belgium

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By Sheetal Kumbhar

CommScope, a provider in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has opened a new advanced manufacturing technology centre at its Kessel Lo, Belgium site.The centre will showcase a newly formed partnership with Yaskawa, the robot supplier, to determine the feasibility of adding robot technology and greater automation to manufacturing processes. The new Advanced Manufacturing Technology centre […]

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Comcast buys Stringify to consolidate its smart home product portfolio

Comcast, a cable and television conglomerate will acquire Stringify, an automation service for the IoT products and services. The app enables people to connect all their physical products and digital services in one place.

Stringify Android App

Stringify operates in a manner similar to IFTTT, a popular web-based service that people use to create chains of simple conditional statements to automatically trigger rule-based actions. The upstart app acquired by Comcast supports over 600 physical products and digital services through its platform.

Users can either search for ‘things’ that the app supports, such as fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone, and smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Otherwise, the user may select ‘flows’ that combine different things around specific themes such as movie night, triggering the home, or smart alert. A typical flow may work this:

“Quick alarm system that turns on a light for 5 minutes and calls a phone number via IFTTT when your location is not at home and either a motion is detected or the door opens. Must be paired with the Stringify applet on IFTTT,” observes Stringify in its datasheet.

On the other hand, the acquisition of Stringify makes sense in Comcast’s case. The cable and telecom giant has been strengthening its smart home offerings with the addition of XFINITY Home and XFINITY xFi, a Comcast device that lets its internet customers set up their home WiFi and control it via a mobile app and an accompanying gateway.

Comcast also acquired iControl Networks in June last year. iControl provided smart home security solutions and was also used by Comcast to build its Xfinity Home platform.

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Synectics champions smart transport networks at Coach and Bus UK 2017

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By Sheetal Kumbhar

With increasingly complex threats facing cities, there is little doubt that smart transport networks are the future. Offering significant benefits to passengers, operators and local authorities alike, they enable key urban services to become more efficient, effective, safer and connected. Cities from London to Singapore are already building them. Madrid is leading the way with […]

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Synectics champions smart transport networks at Coach and Bus UK 2017

By Sheetal Kumbhar

With increasingly complex threats facing cities, there is little doubt that smart transport networks are the future. Offering significant benefits to passengers, operators and local authorities alike, they enable key urban services to become more efficient, effective, safer and connected. Cities from London to Singapore are already building them. Madrid is leading the way with […]

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Itron to buy IoT networking company Silver Springs Network for $830M approx

Itron, a Washington-based technology company that installs smart meters for electricity, gas, and water announced yesterday that it will acquire Silver Spring Networks, an IoT networking company.

Itron will pay approx. $830M to purchase all outstanding shares of Silver Spring at $16.25 per share, a premium of 25% to Friday’s $13 closing share price of Silver Spring Networks. The deal is expected to complete by early 2018.

Silver Spring Networks Interpreter

The deal fits well with Itron’s overall market strategy of strengthening its smart city products and services. It also provides Itron with inroads to some of the well-funded clients of IoT services. Silver Springs has clients such as the city governments of Bristol, Glasgow, Copenhagen, and Chicagoland.

Interestingly, Itron has gradually strengthened its IoT portfolio in both products and software. The company has used ‘acquisitions’ as a growth strategy since 1987 when it first acquired companies in Europe. In May this year, it paid $100M in cash to acquire Comverge, a company selling demand management solutions for electric utilities.

In context of Silver Spring Networks, it gets to keep $118M cash from its existing earnings, reports Reuters.

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Itron to buy IoT networking company Silver Springs Network for $830M approx

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Itron, a Washington-based technology company that installs smart meters for electricity, gas, and water announced yesterday that it will acquire Silver Spring Networks, an IoT networking company.

Itron will pay approx. $830M to purchase all outstanding shares of Silver Spring at $16.25 per share, a premium of 25% to Friday’s $13 closing share price of Silver Spring Networks. The deal is expected to complete by early 2018.

Silver Spring Networks Interpreter

The deal fits well with Itron’s overall market strategy of strengthening its smart city products and services. It also provides Itron with inroads to some of the well-funded clients of IoT services. Silver Springs has clients such as the city governments of Bristol, Glasgow, Copenhagen, and Chicagoland.

Interestingly, Itron has gradually strengthened its IoT portfolio in both products and software. The company has used ‘acquisitions’ as a growth strategy since 1987 when it first acquired companies in Europe. In May this year, it paid $100M in cash to acquire Comverge, a company selling demand management solutions for electric utilities.

In context of Silver Spring Networks, it gets to keep $118M cash from its existing earnings, reports Reuters.

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Itron to acquire Silver Spring Networks to accelerate smart grid and smart city innovation and growth

By Sheetal Kumbhar

Itron, Inc and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Itron to acquire all outstanding shares of Silver Spring for $16.25 (€13.55) per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $830 million (€692.16 million), net of $118 million (€98.40 million)of Silver Spring’s cash. This represents a premium […]

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