EvLinking Weekly 2016.12.27 – 2017.01.09

# This Week’s News

AT&T strengthens Internet of Things 

AT&T strengthens Internet of Things (IoT) offerings with Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution

Thingsquare announces IoT starter kit combining wireless IPv6 meshing with Bluetooth beacons

Thingsquare has announced the availability of an IoT Sensortag starter kit, in collaboration with Texas Instruments and Weptech.

In-car Cleverness and Aeris expand global connectivity service for IoT automotive telematics 

In-car Cleverness (IcC) is collaborating with Aeris to deliver “even more consistent” IoT automotive cellular data and charge-free roaming across Europe – and the rest of the world – to its customers.

Bread cooks up ‘world’s first’ instant IoT development platform

The vision of Bread, Inc. is to make electronics development economically viable and accessible to all. The company aims to make connected hardware prototyping easy and fun for everyone – be they start-ups, makers, students, businesses or original equipment makers (OEMs).

Qualcomm Technologies announces two new important elements of the Qualcomm Network 

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced two new critically important elements of the Qualcomm® Network designed to deliver simple, consistent and seamless connected experiences.

NXP Semiconductors announces new test bed for enabling broad range of secure services 

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced a new test bed for enabling a broad range of secure services on wearables and other connected devices.

AT&T launches IoT professional services to help businesses accelerate IoT solutions 

AT&T is making it easier for businesses to succeed with the Internet of Things (IoT). Greater efficiencies, new revenue streams, lower operating costs and customer satisfaction are just a few reasons why businesses are interested in IoT.

Qorvo and ubisys deliver first IoTivity platform on multi-stack chip enabling device-to-device connectivity  

Qorvo®, a provider of RF solutions that connect the world, and ubisys, a smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) company, have developed a new ultra-compatible gateway solution.

Greenwave Systems claims a first for its voice-activated smart gateway solution for service providers 

Greenwave Systems’ AXON Platform® for Conversational IoT, announced, is a carrier-grade smart gateway that supports a hands-free, voice-activated speaker with a customisable wake-up word and open architecture.


# IoT Industry Information

Internet of things: order of the day

Internet of Things will drive growth for the internet space in future, as it holds tremendous potential, according to a report.

Five trends in IoT for 2017—and how you can profit 

The Internet of Things (IoT) will continue its phenomenal growth into 2017 and beyond, however, what does that mean for your business? The overall hype would make this seem like the gold rush days, but the reality is many companies have either failed or not achieved anticipated results.


# People in IoT

IoT M2M Council elects Digi CTO Joel Young as new chairman 

The Board of Governors of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) – with 20,000 members, the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the IoT sector –has named Joel Young, CTO of Digi International, as its new chairman.


# Investment News

2 Internet of Things (IoT) Stocks for 2017 

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, set to facilitate communication between billions of connected devices, has inspired tech companies from new startups to old-guard IT providers to move quickly in order to carve out a piece of the emerging market.


# Blog Posts and Articles

Firm aims to fuel growth with Internet of Things 

A LANARKSHIRE company is aiming for growth after launching an Internet of Things-enabled vehicle identification system that helps fleet operators, such as bus companies, hauliers and local authorities, to track crucial data.

What the IoT can learn from ’90s ERP   

The 1990s were a time of innovation within the software industry, as companies realised that they could increase productivity and streamline operations by reinvigorating business processes.

IoT – A Step Closer To The Robot Revolution 

Cozmo had taken the butter dish and pushed it off the table. His eyes lit up the same way a kid’s do when he’s done something naughty and funny. Then he did a naughty little dance.

Spectrum Powering the Internet of Things 

Leaders from the public and private sectors recently analyzed the relationship between federal spectrum policy and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the Fifth Annual Winnik International Telecoms and Internet Forum.  

Internet of Things will find its way into manufacturing, smart cities and more; here’s why

Today, technology is shaping both business and society like never before and playing an increasing role in everything we do.

Why more players are getting on board the IoT connectivity platform 

It maybe the dying embers of 2016, but in the IoT world the issue of security is burning brightly as the industry gears up for an era of intense collaboration to address the challenges ahead.

Internet Of Things (IoT) Outlook For 2017

As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s almost required, as analysts, that we put together an outlook for the year to come.

Insurance and the IoT – The opportunity and threat 

The Internet of Things has already infiltrated the consumer market with everyday smart products, such as your thermostat, remote control and alarm system.

The FTC’s Internet of Things (IoT) Challenge 

One of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2016 was the surge in online attacks caused by poorly-secured “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such as Internet routers, security cameras, digital video recorders (DVRs) and smart appliances.

ULE standard aims to make home automation affordable and help IoT solutions benefit from key features

Barely one in ten homes in Europe have a smart home system in place. One reason for these rather low figures is that manufacturers of smart home solutions used to focus on exclusive and often expensive systems that are incompatible with each other.

CES 2017 highlights 360-degree cameras, smart speakers, wearables and virtual/augmented reality themes 

As the biggest consumer electronics companies in the world unveil their latest new products, Martin Garner, SVP, Internet at CCS Insight examines some key themes at the show.

IoT costs will fall this year benefiting consumers in healthcare and utility sectors, says Taoglas CEO 

Dermot O’Shea, joint CEO of antenna specialists Taoglas, is optimistic about several key aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the year ahead.


# Conferences and Webinars

ZigBee’s Dotdot language aims for IoT harmony 

As consumers watch another wave of home IoT devices emerge from CES this week, they’ll still be waiting for one technology that can make all those products work together.

A smart home scoreboard for CES 2017 

You could just buy a smart light bulb set, but for a lot of consumers (reportedly more than 5 million of you, as of November 2016), it’s Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa that will be the entry point for controlling devices around your home.

ULE Alliance’s first multi-vendor smart home demonstration will be at CES in Vegas 

The ULE Alliance will show its first multi-vendor ULE Smart Home demonstration at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. All the latest Ultra Low Energy innovations will be showcased in one place.

FTTH Council Asia-Pacific focuses on smart cities as it announces 2017 conference in New Delhi 

Smart cities and the building of digital economies will become new areas of focus for the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, as it announced details of its next Annual Conference and new board of directors which will take the council’s successful fiber roll-out program to the next level.

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