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Gemalto’s new M2M development kit boosts innovation in the Internet of Things

Easy-to-use development board simplifies M2M solution design for Java community, enabling prototypes in just hours

Amsterdam, Sept 23, 2013 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is again simplifying Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology and expanding the Internet of Things (IoT) with the launch of the Cinterion® Concept Board for developers. The IoT gives physical objects the ability to automatically transfer information over a network, which creates a platform for smart decisions and continuously improved process and interactions. With the Internet of Things’ ubiquitous intelligence, people can be alerted to the nearest parking space, available taxi or cycle path all with a simple app. The Cinterion Concept Board is designed to expand these IoT possibilities through speeding up the creation of innovative solutions in digital signage1 , automated building applications, remote monitoring and control of devices2 and more.

 
The new development kit simplifies solution design by allowing the vast community of M2M developers to transform original ideas into prototypes in just hours compared to days or weeks with traditional approaches. Leveraging Oracle Java ME Embedded, Gemalto’s unique Cinterion Concept Board will provide potentially over nine million Java developers worldwide with an easy and cost-efficient method to engage in the M2M marketplace. The Cinterion Concept Board is also cloud-ready through Gemalto’s SensorLogic application enablement platform with secure wireless connectivity enabled by a Cinterion M2M module. The all-in-one kit marries the ease-of-use of Java embedded solutions with a simple open source interface for Arduino3 extension boards inspiring the creation of smarter interactive objects and environments.
 
“Java developers are an inventive and passionate group, and Gemalto’s Cinterion Concept Board gives them the ideal tool to quickly get started creating applications for the Internet of Things,” said Nandini Ramani, vice president of development, Java Platform, Oracle. “With 50 billion connected devices predicted for 20204, there is a tremendous opportunity for developers to connect and automate the IoT with the Java enabled Concept Board.”
 
“Our Cinterion Concept Board is the easiest and most cost effective way for  anyone with an interest in M2M and the IoT to create solutions like remotely controlling the temperature of your home thermostat helping to save energy and money,” said Axel Hansmann, VP of M2M Strategy and Marketing at Gemalto. “With the Cinterion Concept Board, we are tapping the creativity of Java developers, enabling them to invent cool applications that can then enhance the IoT.”
The Cinterion® Concept Board will be available starting October 2013 and can be pre-ordered here.
 
Gemalto is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).
 
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1)  Example of digital signage: a digital billboard that circulates up-to-the minute information as needed with public safety announcements
2)  Example of remote monitoring and control: connecting streetlights to an intelligent network for just-in-time lights on / off, thus reducing waste of electrical power
3)  Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments
4) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/9051590/50-billion-devices-online-by-2020.html

60% of cars will be internet-enabled by 2025, says IEEE

The IEEE has released a report saying Internet-enabled vehicles will play an instrumental role in improving the future of commuting. It is estimated that by 2025, 60 percent of the cars on the road will be internet connected, which will promote advanced safety features, upgraded vehicle software protection and the continued adoption of autonomous vehicles.

“With cars being equipped with blue tooth and the ability to interact with mobile devices, we’re already beginning to see car manufacturers implementing connected car technologies,” stated Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member and Associate Professor in the Computer Systems Engineering department at University of Alaska, Anchorage. “The widespread adoption of connected cars will allow consumers to treat their vehicles as just another one of their devices. Hosting mobile operating systems and purchasing data packages from wireless providers will be commonplace in the future.”

21st Century Safety
Internet-connected vehicles will also play a vital role in improving safety and convenience features. As technology supports the communication between people, we will also begin seeing a shift in how vehicles interact with each other, known as vehicle-to-vehicle communication. “Through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, cars will be able to travel in closer proximity at faster speeds, as well as automatically reroute to avoid hazardous weather conditions or congested roadways,” said Christoph Stiller, IEEE member and professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. “Because of these features, human error will nearly be removed from driving, therefore making it a safer and more enjoyable experience.”

Hacked on the Highway?
As vehicles become more accepting of wireless communication, connected cars will become increasingly vulnerable to software hacks. “Hackers could potentially have the ability to affect audio features, disable the vehicle’s ignition, override braking systems and infect the software with Trojans and viruses,” said Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior Member and professor of Computing and Engineering at the University of Ulster, U.K. “In order to combat this, manufacturers need to begin setting firewalls in place to restrict access from integrated systems. There is a strong presence of interconnectivity between vehicle networks, so a breach in one network may cause havoc in another.”

Autonomous Vehicles and the Internet: A More Productive Commute
The increased dependence on connected devices and the rise of the internet-enabled vehicle signifies that consumers will increase their trust and reliance on automated systems. This trend will promote increased adoption of autonomous vehicles, further justifying IEEE’s prediction made last year that 75 percent of the cars on the road would be autonomous by 2040.

“Trust in automated technology systems is the key to widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles,” said Alberto Broggi, IEEE Senior Member and professor of computer engineering at the University of Parma in Italy. “It’s amazing to think that just six years ago, smartphones did not exist and now people cannot live without them. This dependence that consumers have acquired will be the catalyst for autonomous vehicles, leading people to trust in automated technology. Within the next five years, lanes will be dedicated for the specific use of autonomous vehicles.”

In the future, Broggi believes that driving will be more of a novelty where, “people will actually pay to drive cars manually similar to go carts.”

Source: IEEE/Telematics News