IoT Newsflash No. 05/2018
The fifth Internet of Things (IoT) newsflash covers recent news affecting the IoT industry, collecting updates from IoT@CEBIT 2018, Windows 10 IoT security, IoT packages from Deutsche Telekom, Rockwell automation and its $1bn IIoT investment in PTC as well as results from the Ericsson Mobility Report 2018.
From Dr. Konstantin Dörr
At CEBIT 2018 – from June 11 to June 15 in Hannover – international companies are introducing exciting developments in IoT at “Europe's Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization”.
For example, IBM is highlighting two IoT use cases. One of them is Rotterdam harbor as well as the IoT platform Watson that is used to perform predictive maintenance for escalators and elevators. In Rotterdam, IBM is building a digital twin to connect clearance services automatically.
Vodafone is presenting the NarrowBand-IoT-Development-Kit. This kit allows connecting operational processes. Together with Continental – a leading automotive supplier – Vodafone also developed and IoT concept where fleet managers are able to track the readiness of all cars.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) showcases solutions how – for example – production machines are able to self-repair.
And the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT is presenting the intelligent platform TeLiFIT. This platform designed for telemedicine services analyses measured values, which are transferred via mobile device.
Windows 10 IoT: Providing ten 10 years of updates
Microsoft announced at Computex 2018 its “Windows 10 IoT Core Services“. They guarantee IoT device manufacturers – based on Windows 10 – IoT Core software updates over a 10-year period, allowing industrial buyers to rely on security as well as on software updates to the latest OS. Microsoft strategy is to address the growing concern regarding IoT device security and longer lifespan of such devices providing customers with long-term support.
Telekom is providing full-service packages IoT solutions
The IoT packages presented by Deutsche Telekom (Telekom) focus particularly on small and medium-sized companies and include hardware, mobile connectivity, cloud storage and a web portal for easy use. Businesses should be able to run the solutions quickly and without expensive installation. The packages include “asset tracking”, a solution for companies to track mobile goods or machines as well as “Industrial machine monitoring” where companies can automatically monitor their machines and get real-time, reliable information about their condition. With the "IoT Service Button" Telekom is also advertising another solution. At the touch of a button, you can order spare parts, pick up full containers or report technical malfunctions.
Rockwell Automation makes $1bn IIoT investment in PTC
The industrial automation company Rockwell Automation forms strategic partnership with software company PTC, including a $1bn equity investment. The agreement is expected to accelerate growth for both companies who plan to target potential customers wanting to transform their physical operations with digital technology.
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