Inmarsat provides satellite IoT connectivity for rural hydroelectric power stations

Satellite operator Inmarsat is providing IoT connectivity for rural hydroelectric power stations in Wales.

The RWE-owned power stations in the mountainous region of Snowdonia in northwest Wales harness water to generate renewable electricity.

Snowdonia is the wettest area in Wales, with average annual rainfall totals exceeding 3000mm—making the region comparable to the English Lake District or the western Highlands of Scotland.

The region is an ideal location...

Editorial: 10 predictions for the IoT in 2022

As we begin wrapping up the year, it’s time to predict what the IoT industry will look like in 2022.

Seamlessly connected homes

“The US market has seen substantial year-over-year growth in the number of connected homes, and this is expected to continue in the years to come,” analysts from McKinsey said in a recent report.

“However, we're still far from the vision of seamlessly connected homes.”

The emergence of Thread as a widely-backed...

Nokia helps Volkswagen embrace Industry 4.0 digital transformation

Nokia is deploying a private 5G network for Volkswagen at the carmaker’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany to help the company embrace Industry 4.0 digital transformation.

Chris Johnson, Head of Global Enterprise Business at Nokia, said: “Nokia is a worldwide leader in private wireless technology for Industry 4.0 digital transformation proven by over 380 large enterprise customer deployments, of which more than 75 incorporate 5G.”

Compared to nimble startups, large...

AWS IoT FleetWise simplifies fleet management

Amazon has announced AWS IoT FleetWise at its re:Invent conference, a service that aims to make fleet management simpler and more cost-effective.

“Today’s connected cars are already data centres on wheels, each generating GBs of data per hour,” explains Mike Tzamaloukas, GM IoT Automotive, AWS.

Automakers can use IoT FleetWise service to manage this vast amount of vehicle data in the cloud in near real-time.

Intelligent filters can be applied to reduce...

Taking Microsoft’s Azure Digital Twins to the next level in IoT

As countless IoT applications track live systems, real-time analytics plays an essential role in identifying problems or finding opportunities and then responding fast enough to make a difference. How can digital twins create leverage for implementing real-time analytics in IoT?

Consider a software telematics application that tracks a nationwide fleet of trucks to ensure timely deliveries. Dispatchers receive telemetry from IoT connected trucks every few seconds...

Matterport democratises access to digital twins with major UK and US expansion

Spatial data firm Matterport is democratising access to digital twins by expanding its UK and US coverage by 55 percent.

Digital twins are supporting the digital transformation of the built world by enabling businesses to manage their assets using real-time virtual counterparts.

Research has found that digital twins have led to real estate listings closing 31 percent faster, increased vacation rental conversions by up to 12 percent, and reduced the time to design,...

Installed fleet management systems in Europe to hit 22.5M by 2025

Research from Berg Insight suggests the installed base of fleet management systems in Europe will hit 22.5 million by 2025.

The analysts forecast a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4 percent, showing the growing interest in systems for monitoring fleets.

Berg Insight estimates the current number of management systems deployed for commercial vehicle fleets in Europe to have reached 11.5 million at the end of 2020.

Webfleet Solutions is named as the...

ScaleOut Software gives real-time analytics to Azure Digital Twins

ScaleOut Software is extending its Digital Twin Streaming Service to help customers get powerful real-time analytics from Azure Digital Twins.

Digital twins can be deployed using the solution on a highly scalable, in-memory computing platform in the cloud.

“We are excited to combine our in-memory computing technology with the popular Azure Digital Twins platform to deliver fast, scalable insights that help address real-time challenges across industries,” said Dr...

Haier gets a hand from Huawei and China Mobile to build smart factories

China’s largest consumer electronics producer, Haier, is getting a helping hand from Huawei and China Mobile to build smart factories.

The trio of industry titans announced the successful combination of 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC) to deliver innovative manufacturing solutions.

5G offers bandwidth of up to 20Gbps while lowering latency to as little as one millisecond. MEC further lowers latency, improves security, and enables new applications by supporting...

GTC 2021: Nvidia gets serious about the metaverse with Omniverse updates

Nvidia has announced several updates to its Omniverse simulation platform that brings the metaverse closer to reality.

The metaverse can be seen as the next step of the web, providing a virtual, persistent world where users can socialise, work, and play with actions that could have real-world effects.

Facebook recently changed its company name to Meta to reflect its new focus on building a metaverse. During Meta’s recent Connect conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was...