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Could your IoT solution survive on Silk Road 4.0? Submit your ideas now

Regular readers will remember our exclusive article on the madcap, multinational, multilingual scheme to ride deep into the heart of China along the old Silk Road. (See: Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?) Well, now it’s getting serious, says Jeremy Cowan. (more…)

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Connected and autonomous: The future of transportation

Whether we realise it or not, we are already in the era of ‘connected’ vehicles and have been for a few years. The vehicle has already become a thing and just as pretty much everything around us does likewise and starts to communicate, cars have been communicating with the car manufacturers (more…)

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Billund Airport expands BlipTrack technology to provide passenger flow visibility

Billund Airport in Denmark joins Amsterdam, Auckland and Bristol airports by implementing passenger flow solution from BLIP Systems. The open platform, which previously covered only the security process, now measures passenger flow, queue and dwell time throughout the entire airport area. (more…)

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Who’s making money in IoT? They’re probably not network operators. They probably are in industry

Do providers of Internet of Things services view the IoT as a new revenue stream or a cost-saving exercise? This is one of the key questions Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now put recently to long-time communications industry observer Robin Kent, director of Adax. (more…)

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Contextual-aware driving behaviour: What is it?

The traditional way to assess driving behaviour is to combine quantifiable events such as acceleration, braking, swerving, cornering, etc. with data on the vehicle’s location. That’s the way usage-based insurance operates, says Bob Emmerson, a freelance writer and telecoms industry observer. (more…)

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The Internet of Things? You’ll find it in your car

Do you remember how simple cars used to be? A dashboard with analogue dials and gauges that measured basic functions such as fuel, temperature and speed? If something was amiss with the engine, the oil light came on so you took your car to the garage (or even fixed it yourself if you were a good enough mechanic). (more…)

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Actility, Abeeway, Cisco and Tracktio pioneer state of the art IoT geolocation in the Port of Barcelona

Actility provides the inside story on the deployment and testing of a location and tracking solution for IoT devices in the Port of Barcelona, Spain, using a low power wide area network. (more…)

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Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?

You probably remember the Ancient Silk Road from geography and history lessons at school. And you may be wondering what this has to do with the Internet of Things. Well, grab a coffee says Jeremy Cowan, and settle back for a few minutes while I tell you about two delightfully wacky modern adventurers and their very serious IoT journey along Silk Road 4.0. (more…)

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‘Bespoke’ tracking solution for express delivery fleets launched by Ctrack to go beyond COTS telematics

Ctrack, an Inseego company, has launched a vehicle tracking solution aimed specifically at the courier and express delivery marketplace. Ctrack Courier has been developed to help tackle some of the most common and difficult challenges facing businesses (more…)

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Dell EMC finally finds its mojo in IoT with edge computing for security, cold chain and transport

INTERVIEW – Prior to Dell’s October 2015 acquisition of EMC in a cash and stock deal worth US$67 billion, the company’s profile in the Internet of Things (IoT) was modest, writes Jeremy Cowan. That’s changing now. (more…)