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Automotive companies move forward on car-to-cloud data standard

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Berlin, Germany – HERE, the location cloud company, have announced a significant step forward in efforts to drive a global standard for vehicle-to-cloud data – a development which in turn brings the promise of automated vehicles closer to reality.

 

Following successful months-long discussions with international automotive and mapping companies in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, HERE has now submitted the design for a universal data format called SENSORIS to ERTICO – ITS Europe, the European public/private partnership for intelligent transport systems, which has agreed to continue as an Innovation Platform to evolve it into a standardized interface specification for use broadly across the automotive industry.

 

To date, more than 10 major automotive and supplier companies have already joined the SENSORIS Innovation Platform now under the coordination of ERTICO, including AISIN AW, Robert Bosch, Continental, Daimler, Elektrobit, HARMAN, HERE, NavInfo, PIONEER and TomTom. More organizations are expected to join in the coming weeks.

SENSORIS was initiated by HERE in June 2015 when the company published the first open specification for how vehicle sensor data gathered by connected cars could be sent to the cloud for processing and analysis. Currently, vehicle sensor data exists in multiple different formats across automakers.

HERE believes that pooling analogous vehicle data from millions of vehicles will be a key enabler for highly and fully automated driving, ensuring that each vehicle has a near real-time view of road conditions and hazards that can lead to better driving decisions. HERE is developing the required location cloud technology that can detect and process changes in the real world as they happen – including on roads in dozens of countries – on an industrial scale and at high quality. HERE is putting this infrastructure in place ahead of anticipated new streams of vehicle sensor data it will be processing in its location platform in future.

“Our goal was always to find a home for this specification that is open, accessible to all and global. This is a vital step along the path to creating a shared information network for safer roads,” said Dietmar Rabel, head of autonomous driving product management at HERE. “If a car around the next corner hits the brakes because there’s an obstruction, that information could be used to signal to the drivers behind to slow down ahead of time, resulting in smoother, more efficient journeys and a lower risk of accidents. But that can only work if all cars can speak and understand the same language.”

Hermann Meyer, Chief Executive Officer at ERTICO, said: “Defining a standardised interface for exchanging information between the in-vehicle sensors and a dedicated cloud as well as between clouds will enable broad access, delivery and processing of vehicle sensor data; enable easy exchange of vehicle sensor data between all players, and finally enable enriched location based services which are key for mobility services as well as for automated driving.”

“Standardized vehicle data exchange will enable the crowdsourcing paradigm to spread across the fragmented automotive ecosystem, leveraging the synergies between connectivity and sensor data to provide smart mobility services such as real-time traffic, weather and parking spaces in the short term while holding the promise to power self-driving cars with critical high accuracy real-time mapping capabilities in the future,” said Dominique Bonte, Managing Director and Vice President, B2B ABI Research.

 

ERTICO – ITS Europe is a body which has a long track record of successfully overseeing the development of globally-adopted standards relating to future automotive and transportation technologies. This includes in particular ADASIS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Interface Specifications), a forum that defines how maps connect and interact with the advanced driver assistance systems of a car. ADASIS was originally borne out of technology patented by HERE in 1999 called ‘Electronic Horizon’, which enables a vehicle to, for example, adapt cruise control or be more fuel efficient based on road attributes included in a map, such as the slope and curvature of the road, traffic signs and lane information.

Source: Here

Chinese machine-to-machine market is set for explosive growth

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China leads the global machine-to-machine (M2M) market and will continue to see explosive growth over the next five years, according to the EY report: M2M in China: Opportunities to build on global leadership. M2M – which means direct communication between connected devices – is an essential component to enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). Several advantages unique to China will aid in extending its global leadership in M2M, most notably, its large smartphone base and ambitious government plans for IoT.

Steve Lo, Greater China Technology, Media & Telecommunications Market Segment Leader, Ernst & Young, says:

“Support from the Chinese Government and its mandate for China to become a nation of smart cities has been crucial to building the necessary critical mass for M2M to drive the country’s future mobile internet era. Together, Chinese operators and the Chinese Government have enabled the market to grow dramatically in a relatively short time, laying the foundation for further expansion and accelerated development of the IoT.”

Smart-city pilots accelerate growth across industries

Deployment of smart-city pilots has accelerated adoption of M2M solutions in several key industries. China’s telecoms operators, in particular, are set to capitalize on the IoT opportunity by leading the development of services related to IoT and engaging with the smart-city projects initiated by many Chinese city authorities to expand their M2M and IoT businesses.

Energy and transport also stand to benefit with new network technologies supporting future market growth. At the same time, logistics, securities and health care are increasingly using M2M technology to deliver services, such as fleet management, asset tracking, surveillance and smart health. Going forward, the wearables and connected-car markets also will see significant growth potential.

Collaboration and partnerships form path to growth

The report identifies third-party collaboration, alliances with competitors and cross-sector partnerships as critical success factors for telecoms operators to develop and deliver targeted M2M solutions effectively across industries.

While partnership provides a fast route to market, bold acquisition strategies can bring a mixture of customers, vertical expertise and development capabilities to operators and service providers. Utilities and transport are two priority sectors where, according to the report, operators may need to consider investment.

Holger Forst, Global Telecommunications Assurance Leader, Ernst & Young says: “To succeed in the long term, operators must also look at revamping their organizational model to increase agility. Engaging in partnerships and alliances is vital to delivering robust and innovative solutions. Pursuing acquisitions can also position service providers for a greater share of M2M industry revenues. Meanwhile, sharper focus on big data analytics also provides opportunities for further differentiation by delivering greater insights for customers.”

Source: EY

 

Nokia launches new IMPACT platform for fast and secure delivery of IoT services

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  • Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT) is for service providers, enterprises and governments wanting a secure application-independent IoT platform to quickly bring services to market
  • IMPACT includes a new release of the industry-leading Motive Connected Device Platform, which has connected and securely managed more than 1.5 billion devices

Nokia is extending its device management leadership into IoT with the launch of the Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT), which gives operators, enterprises and governments a secure platform on which to scale new IoT services. IMPACT handles data collection, event processing, device management, data contextualization, data analytics, end-to-end security and applications enablement for any device, any protocol and across any application.

The new platform, which reflects Nokia’s increasing focus on the fast-growing IoT market, includes Nokia’s Motive Connected Device Platform, the industry’s leading converged device management platform. It provides lifecycle management for more than 80,000 models of broadband, home and IoT devices. The latest edition, released today, integrates all Nokia mobile and IoT device management software.

Nokia IMPACT comes with comprehensive capabilities for all things connected:

  • Scalability: Being cloud-based, customers can add on-demand server capacity to support massive numbers of connected devices. Scaling capacity is also enhanced by the platform’s internal architecture, built from the ground up for extreme scale, security and reliability.
  • Total security: IoT security is under-addressed by the market. As IoT data increases, the more security matters. IMPACT has factored in the increasing security requirements including network, cloud and end-point security. It also implements the latest Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) security model for IoT device management and is backed by Nokia’s extensive security portfolio. This is important as you can’t trust data from an unmanaged source.
  • More devices: Along with supporting 80,000 device models from 100 of the world’s top manufacturers, Motive CDP can detect new device formats that come on the market. It is flexible enough to support multiple deployment and business models including private, public cloud, private cloud, SaaS and transactional. This provides a lower entry cost and ability to scale both up and down. Furthermore, MotiveSmart(TM) certifies how the device and service are used together on an operator’s mobile network.
  • Better devices and network management: Nokia’s services expertise encompasses both devices and networks, allowing issues to be pinpointed back to either the device or the network for comprehensive root cause analysis.

Bhaskar Gorti, president of the Applications & Analytics Business Group at Nokia, said: “Our new IMPACT platform with Motive CDP is particularly strong in device management, security and analytics. These matter because as we work to collect and derive meaning from IoT data, it becomes more valuable to everyone involved – and more crucial to protect.”

IMPACT adds to Nokia’s rapidly expanding IoT portfolio that now contains the four major building blocks of every IoT solution:

  • Applications: Vertical solutions for connected cars, healthcare, first responder, smart cities, smart homes, and utility deployments
  • Platforms: IMPACT IoT platform with Motive Connected Device Platform
  • Infrastructure: Extensive network infrastructure portfolio including leading capabilities in narrow-band and low-power IoT radio solutions
  • Devices and Sensors: Connected devices like the recently acquired Withings and the home gateway announced today.

In February, Nokia announced its IoT Community to help customers develop, test, and implement new IoT business models and launched a USD 350 million IoT investment fund.

Source: Nokia

Telefonica suppy connectivity for Belgian smart metering project

Ores selects Telefonica for a Smart Metering project in Belgium

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ORES and the SWDE together with Telefonica will help local authorities to control energy and water consumption of municipal buildings through regular monitoring, based on Smart Metering systems.
Telefonica Business Solutions, a leading provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, has recently been selected by ORES, the main player for electricity distribution networks and natural gas in Wallonia (Belgium), for a Smart Metering pilot project conducted with the City of Charleroi (Belgium) and the SWDE, Société Wallonne des Eaux. By this means, ORES and the SWDE together with Telefonica will help local authorities to control energy and water consumption of municipal buildings through regular monitoring, based on Smart Metering systems.
Telefonica will provide for 5 years its leading Smart m2m solution, the platform to manage and control IoT communications developed by Telefonica. Nowadays more than 1,500 customers trust their global communications on Smart m2m. The solution incorporates best in class features for real time consumption monitoring, supervision, global tracking, fraud detection, whilst also providing flexible communication plans and securing the communication end-to-end.
Anne Perrin, CEO of Telefonica Business Solutions France, a Telefonica & Bouygues Telecom company: “We are proud to partner with ORES for this IoT project, which illustrates Telefonica Business Solutions European Smart Metering expertise, both in terms of technology and services.”
An innovative project
The project, based on Telefonica’s technological expertise in smart metering, aims to improve the energy performance of municipal buildings, as part of a multi-fluid metering device (electricity, gas, water). On the territory of the Municipality of Charleroi, about 900 smart meters will be equipped with this smart metering technology in 250 buildings.
Source: Telefonica

Deutsche Telekom Launch Cloud-of-Things Starter Kit at Hannover Messe

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Hannover Messe 2016: Deutsche Telekom presents plug-and-play digitization package

  • “Cloud of Things Starter Kit” provides entry-level digitization solution
  • Package comprises hardware including sensors, SIM card, data rate plan and data processing
  • No integration overhead and simple installation

At the HANNOVER MESSE 2016, Deutsche Telekom will be presenting a new “Cloud of Things Starter Kit” that provides a simple entry-level digitization solution. It enables companies of any size to monitor their machinery remotely without any time-consuming installation. Whether construction machinery, transport box or refrigerated truck: The combination of ready-to-run device and service from the cloud facilitates machinery and device monitoring.

To provide rapid access to the Internet of Things, the Starter Kit includes hardware in the form of a gateway and various sensors, a SIM card, the compatible data rate plan as well as access to the “Cloud of Things.” This IoT platform run by Deutsche Telekom in a secure German data center processes the received data, which customers can then access via an online portal.

Sensors measure a series of values such as GPS data, temperature and humidity, which are then transferred to the Cloud of Things. Here various algorithms process the measured data to provide information, which can then be visualized. In this way, threshold values, for instance, can be defined for certain statuses of machinery and devices. If a value exceeds the defined threshold, the customer receives a warning and can immediately take remedial action.

“With the Cloud of Things Starter Kit our customers can, among other things, network machinery, devices or vehicles without a major integration overhead and also monitor these remotely,” says Hagen Rickmann, Director for Business Customers at Telekom Deutschland. “Companies can try out and test the solution at an affordable price before they migrate large parts of their production and can even leverage the garnered insights to develop new business models which allow them to set themselves apart from the competition.”

T-Systems and Telekom Deutschland Sales will market the Cloud of Things Starter Kit to corporate customers and small and medium-sized enterprises in the course of the summer.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines and around 18 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2015). The Group provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet and Internet-based TV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has around 225,200 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of 69.2 billion euros in the 2015 financial year – around 64 percent of it outside Germany.

About T-Systems
As one of the leading global ICT service providers, T-Systems supplies integrated solutions for business customers. These are based on global offerings in fixed-network and mobile communications, highly secure data centers, a unique cloud infrastructure built around standardized platforms and global partnerships, and top security in line with the strictest German data protection regulations, as demanded by our customers. With a footprint in more than 20 countries, 46,000 employees, and external revenue of 7.1 billion euros (2015), T-Systems is the ideal partner for digital transformation. Alongside traditional ICT services, T-Systems‘ portfolio also offers cloud access, custom infrastructure, and platforms and software from the cloud, alongside innovation projects in future business areas such as big data, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and Industry 4.0.

OFCOM announce more radio spectrum for the Internet of Things


Ofcom-HQUK Telecommunications and broadcasting regulator Ofcom, has announced measures to help ensure adequate spectrum is available for the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), and to encourage investment and innovation in this developing technology.

Ofcom is allocating 10 MHz of VHF spectrum which will enable certain IoT devices to connect wirelessly over long distances. Access to spectrum in this range could open new opportunities and bring benefits to consumers, especially those in remote and rural parts of the UK. The frequencies being made available span the 55-68 MHz, 70.5-71.5 MHz and 80.5-81.5 MHz bands.

These frequencies could be used by Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications to enable wireless operation over long distances and will help deliver valuable new services for the benefit UK consumers and businesses. The allocation will boost innovation across a number of different verticals including: agriculture, smart farming and an array of coastal and maritime industries.

According to the regulator, there are already more than 40 million devices connected via the IoT in the UK alone. This is forecast to grow more than eight-fold by 2022, with hundreds of millions of devices carrying out more than a billion daily data transactions.

The news follows the regulator’s release of a consultation document in September 2015, which invited stakeholders to comment on proposed changes the existing Business Radio licence to accommodate the IoT.

Sources: IoT Business News/Ofcom/ GSMA

 

 

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Altice, SFR and SIGFOX Announce Strategic Partnership For Internet of Things Services

Altice N.V. (Euronext: ATC, ATCB), an international telecom and media group, its subsidiary SFR, the second-largest French global telecommunications operator, and SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of global communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced they will integrate SIGFOX connectivity in the group’s service offering in France and internationally. Altice customers and divisions in France and internationally will benefit from SIGFOX Connectivity, which complements the group’s telecom offer.

 

This strategic partnership launches a collaboration of three players that share the same ambitions: to offer complementary connectivity solutions starting today that democratize the IoT in all sectors of the economy and expand the offer of connected solutions for businesses and consumers.

With its focus on investing in growth, Altice is building an international group based on the convergence of mobile and fixed high-speed networks with media, content and platform services in Western Europe (comprising France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland), the United States, Israel, and the Overseas Territories (currently comprising the French Caribbean, the Indian Ocean regions and the Dominican Republic).

SIGFOX, whose network is deployed in 14 countries and already registers more than 7 million devices, offers an energy-efficient, two-way global communication solution for the millions of sensors waiting to be connected.

“We are convinced that the IoT market is an opportunity to seize now, with a global vision,” said Michel Combes, COO of Altice, Chairman and CEO of SFR. “We are talking about billions of connections. We share the same entrepreneurial vision with SIGFOX and the will to conquer new markets. The availability of the SIGFOX network allows us to bring new Internet of Things solutions to our B2B clients.”

“SIGFOX has always been convinced that the IoT requires a new type of connectivity solution, and that our offer would not compete with services offered by cellular operators,” said Ludovic Le Moan, CEO of SIGFOX. “We are excited and proud to join Altice and its founder Patrick Drahi, to share this vision, and especially to realize the ambition to make the IoT a major activity for the development of both companies.”

In France, where the network already covers 92% of the population, this partnership will allow the customers of SFR, the first operator to launch the fourth generation (4G) of mobile telecom technology in France and an expert in M2M solutions, to benefit from the best of the two offers: high bandwidth and low bandwidth. SFR clients will use SIGFOX connectivity as a complement to existing connectivity solutions, such as 4G or WiFi.

In 2016, SIGFOX plans to cover more than 30 countries with its network. The partnership with Altice will extend in all territories where the group is present, including Portugal with Portugal Telecom, the U.S. and Israel.

The Internet of Things addresses all business sectors and has opened a new space that will help launch many startups. This collaboration will extend this innovation ecosystem and will help develop the supply of connected solutions in multiple sectors, such as industry, agriculture, healthcare, transportation and security.

In France, SIGFOX supports a startup community within the IoT Valley and its accelerator, the Connected Camp, which has around 30 startups today. This community is getting stronger everyday through meetings with developers organized by SIGFOX, and the Makers Tours in France and internationally.

Today, there are more than 100 connected devices compatible with the SIGFOX network and Altice will help grow this portfolio with the help of its industrial clients and the startups supported by SIGFOX.

Source: Sigfox

 

 

Wireless Logic unlocks IoT for customers with Arqiva SIGFOX partnership

 

Wireless Logic M2M/IoT Managed Services Provider set to be first UK resewl-logoller of Arqiva’s SIGFOX network

 Arqiva, the UK’s leading communications infrastructure and media services company, has today announced a new partnership with machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider Wireless Logic.  The partnership, which will see Wireless Logic become Arqiva’s first UK reseller of SIGFOX low power, wide area connectivity, represents another step in Arqiva’s journey of enabling organisations to unlock the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Arqiva and Wireless Logic will work together to introduce SIGFOX connectivity and solutions to Wireless Logic’s extensive customer base, as a further enhancement to its award-winning existing portfolio of connectivity and IoT offerings.

SIGFOX connectivity helps remove the barriers to large scale rollouts by delivering low cost, low power connectivity for IoT devices.  Integrating this capability into the Wireless Logic offering opens up a wealth of new opportunities for businesses who previously deemed IoT solutions or services too costly or technically unviable to launch.

Jon-Paul Clarke, Business Development Director at Wireless Logic, said: “We are delighted to add the capabilities of Arqiva’s SIGFOX network to the Wireless Logic communications portfolio. This new addition to our service offering will complement our existing offerings and continue to deliver compelling propositions and value-added services to new and existing customers.”

With access to over 30 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and satellite carriers, as well as Arqiva SIGFOX connectivity, Wireless Logic offers a complete range of platform solutions to organisations seeking one or multiple networks with a suite of managed services to deliver resilient and secure M2M communications.

Sean Weir, Director Smart & M2M at Arqiva, said: “The Internet of Things holds vast potential for businesses looking to leverage the benefits hyper-connectivity has to offer, and we’re looking forward to seeing the market go from strength to strength. What we’ve seen so far however is that IoT clearly needs a far-reaching, low power wide area network to operate across to make this happen – just like the one we’re providing.”

Weir continued: “Wireless Logic has a strong portfolio of customers across multiple verticals, all using IoT in different ways, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them to deliver even more IoT possibilities through our SIGFOX technology.”

 The Arqiva SIGFOX network is already accessible by 30 per cent of the UK population across 11 major cities and 54 towns, including Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.

Source: Wireless Logic

Docomo Digital Partners With Swisscom To Enable M-Commerce Payments

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DOCOMO Digital partners with Swisscom to enable physical goods to be purchased through carrier billing.

DOCOMO Digital, the European based operation unit of NTT DOCOMO, has partnered with the leading Swiss operator Swisscom to enable physical goods to be purchased online and paid for directly onto a customer’s phone bill.

With a simple API integration, retailers of physical goods will be able now to offer Swisscom Direct Carrier Billing (Easypay) as a new payment method for customers. The first retailer that will use the solution is MediaShop Group, a leading TV and online merchant based in Austria.

Fernando González Mesones, COO of DOCOMO Digital Financial Services, comments:

Until now Direct Carrier Billing hasn’t really produced an effective way to purchase physical goods on mobile, so we are excited to partner with Swisscom to introduce this innovation. At DOCOMO Digital, we are constantly innovating to drive the evolution of mobile commerce, so working with Swisscom to provide consumers and merchants in Switzerland with a new faster, secure and innovative payment method, is a big step forward for mobile commerce in Europe. We expect this proof of concept to drive alignment in other markets for similar solutions that benefit end users, merchants and mobile operators.

Gerhard Schedler, Head of Sales Mobile Services & M2M/IoT of Swisscom, comments:

As an innovative telecom operator we welcome the opportunity to contribute to the future of mobile ecommerce. We believe that by working with the right partners, like DOCOMO Digital, all telcos can help to improve the way consumers buy digital and physical goods online. Direct Carrier Billing, as part of operators’ payment methods, is set to be a disruptor in the digital ecommerce and we fully support this initiative.

Philipp Nachbaur, CFO of MediaShop Group, says

We believe that Direct Carrier Billing has the potential to become a significant payment method in the ecommerce sector. We are excited to be the first to launch DOCOMO Digital and Swisscom’s innovative new service for merchants.

The DOCOMO Digital and Swisscom solution, powered by Loviit, DOCOMO Digital´s technical financing platform, is able to compete with any other payment methods and offers significant advantages, including:

  • One-click-to-buy and secure authentication
    DOCOMO Digital will manage the check-out flows and payment transactions, which will provide consumers with the option to purchase with one click and resulting in higher conversion rates. This function is powered by a multi-layer mobile authentication system to ensure complete security for customers.
  • Low commissions compared to other payment methods
    DOCOMO Digital’s technical financing platform performs favourably for merchants when compared to other payment methods, particularly for the commission fees.
  • Seven days settlement for the merchant
    DOCOMO Digital will also be able to settle the payments to the merchants in a few days, a key merchant requirement to enable carrier billing as a mainstream payment method, through its Loviit technical financing solutions, powered by a proprietary fraud and risk management engine.

Source: DOCOMO Digital

 

CeBit 2016 Showcasing The Latest IoT Technologies

 

IoT/M2M Pavilion: “We’re showing what we can already do”

CeBit 2016 at the Hannover Messe from the 14th to the 18th March is the place to see the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies from the leading companies at the forefront of this exciting and developing technology.

The IoT/M2M Pavilion is at the heart of the IoT area in Hall 13. Providers from all over the world and users from numerous industries are demonstrating what the Internet of Things is doing at the group pavilion and nearby.

“M2M communication and the Internet of Things (IoT) are driving forces behind the digitization of the economy. Numerous new business models and value chains will emerge in the near future,” says Marius Felzmann, Senior Vice President CeBIT at Deutsche Messe AG. To demonstrate what is happening in the Internet of Things, the IoT/M2M Pavilion was created for CeBIT at the heart of this cluster in Hall 13 in 2016.

Partner of the pavilion is the M2M Alliance. With 85 members in 14 countries, it is Europe’s largest independent organization in the M2M sector. It sees itself as a platform and communication channel for suppliers and users of M2M solutions. Eric Schneider, Chairman of the M2M Alliance, emphasizes that “M2M/IoT is a key issue confronting our society. Without a regular exchange between solution providers and users the market cannot develop. The M2M Alliance has therefore pledged its support to the M2M/IoT pavilion at CeBIT 2016 and is hoping for a strong response on the part of exhibitors and visitors.” From the exhibitor side, this wish has already been fulfilled: The pavilion in Hall 13 is sold out.

Corporations such as Telefónica and Matrix Electronica from Spain and Teleena from the Netherlands are using the pavilion to showcase IoT technologies and applications. The international engineering organization IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) even has two booths at the pavilion. TomTom BRIDGE is also contributing several use cases: The Dutch GPS specialist is merging navigation and business applications at the new platform. TomTom BRIDGE was developed for companies who cannot or do not want to deploy telematic services such as vehicle tracking and tracing but still want customized business applications integrated into their vehicles.

Along with other partners the Italian company Eurotech is presenting use cases from various sectors. “We and our partners want to show what’s already possible with IoT,” says Eurotech’s CMO Robert Andres. Together with OSGi Alliance it is demonstrating how portable Java-based software modules can control complex traffic systems using a Lego train. Companies such as IBM, Oracle, Deutsche Telekom and Eurotech are working together in the OSGi Alliance to develop a modular software platform that is hardware independent.

The Eclipse Foundation is showcasing the open source M2M project Kura. Eurotech wrote the source code for Eclipse Kura that will make an OSGi-based container for M2M applications available in service gateways.

Bitreactive will present its Reactive Blocks development tool at the pavilion. Its first time at CeBIT, the company will show how robust the IoT applications are that gather sensor data and process it in real time to predict disturbances. At the IoT SOLUTIONS Area an air conditioner will be controlled and regulated with Bitreactive software that is fitted with Eurotech hardware.

Along with Hitachi High-Tech Eurotech will be demonstrating a predictive maintenance system: It captures vibration data in large motors and analyzes it to predict the best time to carry out maintenance. A solution to monitor and manage PDUs in data centers will be shown with the Munich startup OmSense. In addition, Eurotech is presenting a vehicle license plate reader, a people counter and a compact, Java-programmable smart city application with integrated air sensors, Geiger counter and weather station. Another use case shows how hot water boilers can be controlled and regulated from a distance. Eurotech is also appearing with the open source software developer Red Hat, Misurio (energy management) and Bosch (PLC).

CeBit 2016 takes place at the Hannover Messe in Germany from the 14th-18th March.

Source: CeBit