IoT News – LTE Cat 1 Makes a Strong Comeback with SIMCom’s New Lineup

While recent headlines have focused on the latest NB2 or Cat-M1 IoT technologies in LPWA, or touting the gigabit speeds promised with 5G- demand for Cat 1 has been quietly on the rise. One reason is that IoT product developers are always looking to “future proof” their solutions by anticipating their bandwidth requirements down the road, and Cat 1 is the clear successor to Cat-M1. Since the cost of product certifications is another important consideration, many customers prefer to go down this road only once to avoid the headache of later having to do it again with a different (faster)…

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Variety starts digital subscription offering aimed at industry execs

Variety has launched a digital subscription offering aimed at media industry professionals called Variety Intelligence Platform, or VIP, reports  Sara Guaglione of Publishers Daily.Guaglione reports, “Content on Variety.com will not go behind a paywall.“Instead, VIP subscribers will get additional benefits: a monthly long-form special report, daily short-form commentary, a weekly newsletter, data charts and video content from Variety’s summits and conferences.“VIP content is produced by a team that operates separately from the newsroom. Coverage will range from core businesses like TV and film to new technologies, such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence.”Read more here.

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IoT News – RoboAds, a New Breed of Service Robots to Combat COVID-19

Social distancing has become a necessity to curb the spread of COVID-19. Yet, a group of heroes are jeopardizing their own health by doing just the opposite. These heroes are healthcare and security staff who have been working relentlessly and in direct contact with the public. As the world embraces itself for an unprecedented era, there is a vital need for the development of new technologies to limit physical interaction without compromising human interaction.Robotics startup, RoboAds Inc., has developed a new breed of telepresence robots.RoboAds is an all-in-one mobile kiosk which is equipped with four 55-Inch screens in 4K resolutions,…

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Penske Media to launch sports biz publication Sportico

Penske Media Corp. said Thursday that it would launch a sports business publication called Sportico.It will launch this summer and have offices in New York and Los Angeles.Its editor and head of content will be Scott Soshnick, a former Bloomberg News sports business reporter. The president and CEO will be veteran sports and entertainment executive Dick Glover.“There couldn’t be a better team than Dick and Scott to launch Sportico and provide the leadership needed to create a successful digital media business,” said Penske CEO Jay Penske in a statement. “The strength of PMC’s financial standing allows us to be in…

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Football stars told to play their part and take wage cut

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, has urged Premier League footballers to “play your part” in the coronavirus crisis and take a reduction in wages. Football clubs have been accused of operating in a “moral vacuum” after a number of them put non-playing staff on furlough leave without asking their superstar players to accept a pay cut. Speaking at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing, he said: “I think everybody needs to play their part in this national effort and that means Premier League footballers too. “Given the sacrifices that many people are making, including some of my colleagues in the NHS…

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IoT News – Nokia launches AVA 5G Cognitive Operations to help telcos enter the 5G era

Nokia AVA 5G Cognitive Operations to help communication service providers (CSPs) transform their network, service and business operations through extreme automation enabled by AI and machine learningAI insights utilized to inform network slice creation and help CSPs comply with committed service level agreements (SLAs) for massively scaled 5G networks and enterprise servicesService degradations can be predicted and prevented up to seven days in advance and solved up to 50 percent faster through AINokia has today announced the launch of a complete AI as a service offering: Nokia AVA 5G Cognitive Operations.The framework and its underlying AI-based solutions enable CSPs to…

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Canada biz reporter Little dies at 74

Bruce LittleBruce Little, a reporter whose “Amazing Facts” column in The Globe and Mail tracked Canada’s political leaders, central bankers and their economic policies, died earlier this month at the age of 74 after a brief illness.Peter Tym of the Globe and Mail writes, “In 1976, Mr. Little joined the CBC in Halifax as producer of the morning radio show. He only stayed nine months, but set the tone for mornings in Nova Scotia for two generations. Mr. Little decided to hire Don Connolly as a host on the show, starting a highly successful 42-year run on the airwaves. Ms.…

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IoT News – MachineSense® Releases FeverSense™ an IoT-Based Automated Body Temperature Scanning

MachineSense is releasing a beta version of FeverSense™, a low-cost, infrared temperature scanning system that can be installed in the form of a gate or retrofitted to be installed at any entrance location for the automatic scanning of human body temperature.The system doesn’t require human intervention to hold a temperature gun allowing for proper social distancing and, therefore making its operation safer and less expensive. It’s high-speed scanning capabilities also allow for a faster process.FeverSense™ can be installed in a gate or retrofitted into an existing entrance. The machine scans the temperature of each individual as they come close to…

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Wisconsin biz reporter Burke retires

Michael BurkeMichael Burke, a business reporter at the Racine Journal Times in Wisconsin, is retiring.Burke writes, “Most of my journalism career has been spent with The Journal Times in my hometown of Racine, and most of that time has been on the business beat, by choice. My time here has spanned the transition from newspapers being read only on paper to being read far more commonly on computers and smartphones. From the news landing at one’s doorstep once a day to landing on a screen repeatedly throughout each day.“This has been a great job. Returning to Racine and joining The…

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IoT News – IoTerop Co-Founder Joins the OMA SpecWorks Board of Directors

IoTerop Continues Support for the Open Mobile Alliance’s Lightweight M2M.David Navarro, IoTerop’s Chief Product Officer and co-founder, was appointed to the Open Mobile Alliance Board of Directors officially on March 23.IoTerop will now sit on OMA Board until 2022 joining ARM, AT&T, Ericsson, Itron, Qualcomm, and T-Mobile.“It is an honor to sit on the OMA SpecWorks Board,” states David. “Our contributions, and belief in the importance of the LwM2M Standard continue to grow with each client we engage.”Adding:“Early on we were trying to create a simple, yet powerful protocol, to address key IoT scalability challenges. Now, as IoT matures, it…

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Pittsburgh Biz Times hires Doughty as digital producer

Nate DoughtyThe Pittsburgh Business Times has hired Nate Doughty to be a digital producer.He replaces Luke Torrance, who left to become the money reporter at the Tampa Bay Business Journal, a sister publication.Doughty is a May 2018 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism news and information from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where he also obtained a minor in political science.He interned for the Business Times last summer and then spent three months working for a newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica. Doughty has also worked for the Observer-Reporter newspaper in Washington, Pa., and The…

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IoT News – How to Apply IoT in Healthcare: Best Approaches and Use Cases

An article by Vitaly Kuprenko, technical writer at Cleveroad.Healthcare is rapidly developing with tech novelties. The Internet of Things will bring significant changes to patient care. Doctors and healthcare providers already use it in their workflow.Some hospitals, like Saratoga Hospital, apply IoT technologies for remote consultations, patient monitoring, and improve health outcomes.Let’s find out how healthcare can benefit from IoT!Why Healthcare?IoT has an enormous potential in the healthcare field. Data provided by the sensors can help to diagnose diseases and constantly monitor health conditions. On top of that, IoT software can detect the precursors of illnesses and stop its progression…

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How tech reporter Lorenz develops her sources

Taylor LorenzNew York Times technology reporter Taylor Lorenz spoke with Digiday’s Kayleigh Barber about how she reports her stories.Here is an excerpt:On developing sources…“I have written about that stuff and treated people who make a living off the internet as very valid from the beginning, which most people in mainstream media weren’t doing back in 2012 and 2013.I don’t really use email. My Instagram DMs is the first [thing I check] in the morning. It’s just like email to me. It’s my main inbox. My DMs are open on every platform and I try to respond to everyone. I want them to know I’m…

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IoT News – Kerlink & ZENNER IoT Solutions Deploy Germany’s Largest LoRaWAN® Network for Energy, Gas & Water Company

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and ZENNER IoT Solutions GmbH, the leading LoRaWAN® system integrator and solution provider in Germany, have collaborated on the largest LoRaWAN® deployment in that country, including up to 3,000 Kerlink Wirnet™ LoRaWAN gateways.The network is operated by Netze BW, the largest distribution network company for electricity, gas, and water in Baden-Württemberg, Germany’s third-largest state.ZENNER IoT Solutions is a subsidiary of ZENNER International GmbH & Co. KG and part of Minol-ZENNER Group. ZENNER International applies innovative system solutions based on IoT technologies as part of its digitalization strategy, from…

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Wales based engineering company develop ventilator and make 100 a day

A family-run engineering company in Wales developed a special ventilator to help tackle coronavirus in just three days – and are now manufacturing a 100 a day. The Covid Emergency Ventilator was devised with the help of a senior NHS consultant and has already successfully treated a coronavirus patient. Engineers CR Clarke – who usually design plastic fabrication equipment for industry – were approached by Dr Rhys Thomas who was concerned at the lack of intensive care unit ventilators. It took just three days to build the device on a small industrial park in Ammanford, south Wales. On Saturday, it…

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