Internet of Things

Is your battery ready for the IoT boom?

There will be 8.4 billion connected “things” in 2017 and 20.4 billion by 2020 according to research firm Gartner. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager for Ultralife Corporation, explains the challenges this will pose for batteries and what original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to consider when choosing batteries for IoT …

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RS Components introduces high-quality web-based access-control system for buildings and facilities

Innovative award-winning system from ABUS provides access-control management for private, commercial and industrial facilities RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of an award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) web-based system from ABUS that delivers superior access-control management for small- to …

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Anatomy of a 5G smart city

As smart city technologies begin to emerge in volume, their network requirements will have to cope with 5G workloads, and will need to do that in a 5G way. In this article, Riot takes an in-depth look at an award winning smart city approach which is built around the municipality’s …

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RS Components announces availability of compact and high-performance industrial Ethernet interface from Hirose

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of the ix Industrial range from Hirose, which sets a higher standard for Ethernet interfaces and responds to future challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). There has …

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Digi International’s performance-focused TransPort routers enhanced for demanding IoT solution environments

Digi International, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, has announced the availability of the newly enhanced Digi TransPort family of routers. Equipped with advanced RF modules, users can easily migrate their IoT solutions from legacy 2G and 3G networks to high-speed 4G networks with …

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Cypress brings superior infotainment experience to connected cars with new wireless combo solution

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., the leader in advanced embedded system solutions, has announced production availability of a combo solution that delivers robust 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to vehicles, enabling multiple users to connect and stream unique content to their devices simultaneously. The new Cypress CYW89359 combo solution is …

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Digi XBee Cellular 3G Global now available – provides unmatched flexibility for connected solutions worldwide

Digi International, a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, has announced the immediate availability of the Digi XBee Cellular 3G Global embedded modem, providing Original Equipment Manufacturers with global deployments the flexibility to easily implement solutions in regions currently offering 3G …

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Stop positioning yourself using Industry 4.0

I recently read this description about a common writing faux pas while searching for examples of mixed metaphors: “In Garner’s Modern American Usage, Bryan A. Garner offers this classic example of a mixed metaphor from a speech by Boyle Roche in the Irish Parliament: ‘Mr. Speaker, I smell a rat. …

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Sigfox SDR dongle developers’ platform available globally from Digi-Key

The Sigfox SDR dongle, designed for device and solution makers to speed up development and tests, is now available globally through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor. The SDR dongle allows for development of Sigfox devices independent from Sigfox public network coverage. The Sigfox SDR dongle is the hardware platform …

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Inmarsat and Pessl Instruments to deliver IoT solutions to the agriculture sector around the world

Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications provider, has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with Pessl Instruments, a leading provider of advanced agriculture technology solutions, to become its sole connectivity and platforms provider. The partnership promises to speed up the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in the agricultural sector …

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