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Sigfox has hit new milestone in IoT interoperability!

Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that it has hit a new milestone in IoT interoperability with a development which sets to enable Internet applications interoperating over different IoT technologies. Sigfox demonstrated over its live network that, using this new compression technology, Internet applications can communicate with Low Powered Wide Area Network (LPWAN) devices.

IoT interoperability remains one of the greatest challenges for the IoT industry. By achieving true interoperability between applications, sensors and the network, the technology open-ups the possibility for the development of new applications and value creation.

The development of this specification puts the industry one step closer to developing future LPWAN enabled IoT applications. To achieve the milestone and enable Internet protocol applications to communicate over its network, Sigfox and Acklio implemented Static Context Header Compression (SCHC), a new compression scheme which is being standardised by the IETF LPWAN Working Group.

Microsoft opens Its first European Lab for Internet of Things!

Microsoft’s state of the art IoT & AI Insider Lab will be launched in April. Following the success of existing labs in the US and China, the new Munich-based lab will be perfectly placed to connect with every major tech hub and capital in EMEA. Microsoft’s IoT and AI Insider Labs enable users to bring their early stage projects or solutions to an environment which allows rapid design, prototyping, and testing, with a team of dedicated Microsoft experts on hand every step of the way to provide guidance and assistance. The new Munich lab will offer 24/7 secure on-site access to users, and will be split up into separate, functional sections, including private office space for four customer groups for idea generation, designing, and problem solving in privacy.

Three Group signs deal with Cisco on IoT !

Three Group has announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper which extends Three Group’s capabilities in the global Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. From mid-2017, Three Group’s enterprise customers wanting to launch IoT services will be able to do so using Cisco Jasper’s powerful connectivity management platform, Control Center. Customers will be able to access Control Center locally through Three Group’s national networks, while global customers will have the option of accessing Control Center through Hue, Three Group’s mobile enabling services division. The Three Group sees significant demand for the Control Center platform in all of its markets and particularly from the following segments: connected car, building security and automation, transportation and logistics.

Huawei announces collaboration with Honeywell to develop smart building offerings

At CeBIT 2017, the world’s largest ICT exhibition, Huawei announced that it is collaborating with Honeywell to bring to market smart building offerings that take advantage of the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to help make buildings more sustainable, secure and energy efficient. An important building block of the collaboration is a new IoT gateway Huawei is working on. It is built on Tridium’s Niagara Framework and collects and analyzes data from buildings to provide detection, deduction, determination and decision-making capabilities to customers. The solution will greatly improve building intelligence by providing functions such as access control, intrusion monitoring, and disaster detection in the security and safety field. The Gateway offers energy saving features, with functions like cooling and heating control, natural resource usage, and electric appliance management. It also provides illumination, transportation, and communication control for efficiency and convenience, while also providing customers with an innovative solution for more sustainable, secure and energy efficient connected buildings.

Trusted Objects and Sigfox bring security to Internet of Things applications

Trusted Objects, a security expert for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the release of its Secure Element (SE) designed for connected solutions on the Sigfox network. A Secure Element brings significantly better security than a simple software solution, which is often the target of hackers. In this application, the Secure Element securely stores Sigfox device ID, Network Authentication Key and Encryption Key with the same security level as banking smart cards. Thanks to these security features, the Secure Element performs a strong authentication of a device on the Sigfox network and allows to encrypt the payload on the device.

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