Smart Transportation

Transport and logistics were one of the earliest use cases for cellular connected devices and in many countries, remain the largest application areas. Suppliers initially targeted the market with IoT solutions focused on high-value assets, such as containers and the heavy good vehicles that carried them, where the return on investment was easily demonstrable. The next stage of the market will be to move beyond simply tracking the location and state of the vehicles, to closer monitoring of the assets themselves, writes Tom Rebbeck, the research director of enterprise and IoT at Analysys Mason.

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Smart Agriculture

Global demand for agricultural products is on the rise. By applying advanced technologies in agricultural production, farmers are able to measure and manage the variability of crops in the fields and animals within the herds. Connected equipment, sensors and controllers are being deployed across farms worldwide to increase yield in order to meet the growing demand for food driven by population growth and urbanisation. According to analyst firm Berg Insight’s latest research in the space, the agricultural sector is significantly underpenetrated by IoT technologies but set to experience a wave of technology adoption, writes Fredrik Stålbrand, a senior analyst at Berg Insight.

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Tips on how to ramp up the security of industrial networks

It is inevitable that the adoption of the Industrial IoT (IIoT) is going to continue to grow, facilitating more and more devices to be connected to networks. The momentum driving this trend is a strong desire from asset owners to enhance operational efficiency. However, achieving enhanced operational efficiency is not without problems. It is forcing asset owners to start to give serious consideration to the dangers posed by cybersecurity threats.

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Smoothing out the interoperability issues in smart factories

Data mining is transforming the face of factory automation. As factory automation is all about faster, smarter, and more efficient production, unlocking the vast, untapped potential of data on shop floors has been the driving force behind factory automation’s transformation for some time now. The most striking change on factory floors is the evolution of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication into system-to-system communication. M2M communication still propels automation significantly when it comes to point-to-point communication between hardware, but it takes a backseat to system-to-system communication when data needs to be transferred from sensors and devices to the cloud. Consequently, establishing connections between subsystems in network architectures adds new communications paths and network platforms, bringing new complexities and challenges.

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1NCE to showcase revolutionary IoT connectivity at four events this February

With global volumes of IoT connected devices set to rise from 7.5 billion in 2017 to 22 billion in 2025, according to GSMA Intelligence, it’s clear huge numbers of IoT devices need to get connected in the coming years. It’s equally clear that traditional connectivity deployment will be too slow, too expensive and too inflexible

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