What’s Needed to Secure the Industrial IoT | EE Times


Last September, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published last a manufacturing profile providing details for implementing its Cybersecurity Framework in the plant.

Also last year, the agency published a draft revision of its SP 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, focused on how public and private sector organizations can maintain security and privacy in interconnected systems and devices such as their IoT and IIoT networks.

Although the controls were developed for use by the federal government, industry organizations are also adopting them.

Source: What’s Needed to Secure the Industrial IoT | EE Times

5 Trends to Watch from Embedded World 2018 | Design News

.. I noticed several trends that will assist developers working with microcontroller-based solutions. These trends include:

  • Embedded Security
  • Real-time Visualization
  • Cloud Connectivity and Bluetooth Mesh Networking
  • Deep Learning
  • Low Power Consumption and Optimization

Source: 5 Trends to Watch from Embedded World 2018 | Design News

Cyclicality in the Age of IoT | EE Times


Some parts — particularly memory chips — are in short supply, lead times are getting longer across the board, and chip suppliers have found amid boom times a swagger that seemed to have been missing for years.

What’s more, even as PC shipments continue to spiral downward, prospects for the future look bright, with evermore semiconductor content being designed into cars and technologies associated with artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things opening up whole new swaths of applications.

It’s the best of times, right? Except that anyone who has been around the semiconductor industry for any length of time is just kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop. Inevitably, healthy cynicism tells us, euphoria will lead chipmakers to expand production capacity too fast, lead times will shrink, market drivers will stall, and the industry will suddenly find itself in that dreaded state of overcapacity. The sunlight of prosperity will slip below the horizon, plunging the industry into another dark, dreary downturn.

Source: Cyclicality in the Age of IoT | EE Times

Motor Maker Revs Up for IoT | EE Times


A startup designing a new kind of smart, networked motor provides a view into the state of the Internet of Things. So far, Software Motor Company (SMC) has found that lowering costs through integrated designs may be one key to success in an IoT market that has not yet lived up to its hype.

SMC makes switched reluctance motors that it claims are more efficient and reliable than traditional inductance motors. It currently sells a 5-horsepower motor for five- to 15-ton HVAC systems that draw nearly half a building’s energy use. Test customers include national retail grocery and restaurant chains and biomedical and professional offices.

Source: Motor Maker Revs Up for IoT | EE Times

IoT Rewards to Outweigh Risks for NSA | SIGNAL Magazine


Where some see challenges, others see opportunities. It sounds like a motivational poster, but that is exactly how researchers at the National Security Agency view the Internet of Things, or the IoT.

“We approach IoT a little differently than everybody else. Everybody’s talking about all the security problems. That’s certainly fair, but we look at IoT as an opportunity in terms of the security goals we can accomplish,” says George Coker, chief, Information Assurance Research Group, National Security Agency (NSA).

Source: IoT Rewards to Outweigh Risks for NSA | SIGNAL Magazine

IoT Connex Virtual


IoTConnex Virtual: Solving Business Problems in a Connected World moves beyond speculative discussions about technology to show you what’s working in the real world—helping you discover more opportunities, make smarter IoT decisions and save money.

Where: Wed, April 25, 2018
When: Online

Source: IoT Connex Virtual

A Satellite Partner for the Internet of Things | Globecomm


Since 2016, Globecomm has served as AT&T’s partner for integrating satellite connectivity into the global carrier’s Internet of Things (IoT) deployments around the world.

Businesses and government customers often have assets spread across the globe. It can be challenging to pull data from devices in remote areas with limited connectivity.

Last week, AT&T introduced its cloud-based platform, Multi-Connect, which supports Globecomm’s satellite IoT platform and enables businesses to manage devices across multiple cellular and satellite networks, operators and regions.

Source: A Satellite Partner for the Internet of Things – Globecomm

What We Can Learn From China About IoT | the internet of things

When I first visited Beijing 25 years ago, the streets and sidewalks overflowed with people, bicycles and trucks. I just returned from my 14th visit, and while the bustle of traffic remains, there’s a tangible difference. Today, smart fleets of bicycles, buses and trains embedded with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are making urban transportation smarter, more accessible and efficient.

I was struck by signs all around that China is no longer a tech imitator — it has matured into a tech innovator, solidifying its place as an IoT leader.

Source: Maciej Kranz: What We Can Learn From China About IoT | the internet of things

IoT creates M&A hotspots as firms forced to transform  | Internet of Business


Internet of Things (IoT) or Industry 4.0 technologies are driving a new wave of mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector, says a report from M&A consultancy, Hampleton Partners.

Technologies such as sensors, blockchain, AI, machine learning, and big data analytics are the key hotspots across a range of industry verticals, including automotive, fintech, healthtech, and high-tech industrial applications.

Traditional companies are under pressure to quickly and effectively integrate these technologies into their product and service offerings.

Source: IoT creates M&A hotspots as firms forced to transform – report | Internet of Business

Industrial Robotics Rental Market Trends: Remote Services And The Internet Of Things | The Financial


Industrial Robotics Rental Market report provides vital information on every parameter which is required for making strategic decisions and development of every business in Industrial Robotics Rental industry. It would come handy to understand Americas, APAC, EMEA market situations, top competitors with their focused segments, regions etc.

Industrial Robotics Rental Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.58% from 2017 to 2021. The Industrial Robotics Rental Market report explains why and how it is going to achieve this growth.

The report helps to pinpoints emerging trends, opportunities, performing as well as leading key countries and respective product segments in the market.

Source: Industrial Robotics Rental Market Trends: Remote Services And The Internet Of Things – The Financial