The Innovative World of Wireless

Wireless Technology Magazine

Subscribe to Wireless Technology Magazine: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Wireless Technology Magazine: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories

"What is the next step in the evolution of IoT systems? The answer is data, information, which is a radical shift from assets, from things to input for decision making," stated Michael Minkevich, VP of Technology Services at Luxoft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Internet [email protected], taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with 20th [email protected] and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most pr... (more)

2017 #IIoT Predictions | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #AI #DigitalTransformation

Predictions can be enlightening as we round out the end of the year, and industry analysts covering the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have begun forecasting what to expect in 2017. In the ever changing digital business landscape, companies need to keep a pulse on the technology and regulatory environments to have direction on where to focus their efforts. Over the past few years, IIoT has taken on the shared title of industry 4.0, as new ways of connecting businesses and consumers impact systems infrastructures and technology integrations across many, if not all. business lines. In honor of reigning in 2017 as a strong year for the industrial internet, we have dedicated this week's round up to highlight some of the top IIoT analyst predictions in the coming year. Gartner Predictions: Surviving the Storm Winds of Digital Disruption By Daryl C. Plummer, Martin... (more)

M2M Certificate Standard | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here M2M Certificate Standard The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Brian Romansky is VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation where he advises the US DOT on V2X security infrastructure. He has over 20 years of experience in embedded security for financial, medical, and industrial applications. He was part of the R&D team that developed the first large-scale deployment of PKI-based financial terminals at Pitney ... (more)

IoT and ML | @ThingsExpo #BigData #MachineLearning #CognitiveComputing

Machine-to-machine (M2M) learning is an integral apart of the expanding world of Industrial IoT. Over the past few months we have given attention to manufacturing and its current digital disruption, but have failed to show the direct impact smart M2M and IoT technology is having on the industry. So, this week we are diving deeper into the term machine learning and how it connects to manufacturing both today and in the future. Before we get to our news round up let's start by re-defining M2M, to ensure we are all on the same page with its purpose and meaning. Gartner has defined machine-2-machine communications as "something used for automated data transmission and measurement between mechanical or electronic devices." Now, that we have defined M2M, its time to check out our top news round up for the week on how M2M applies to both manufacturing and IoT. 10 ways machi... (more)

Drones and Emergency Response Teams – Friend or Foe?

The drone business has been flying high for the last few years, especially as they became popular consumer devices as regulatory and technological frameworks continue to take shape for greater implementation into the National Airspace (NAS).  Much has also been written though about the possibilities of drones igniting the next wave of innovation for enterprise specific applications in precision agriculture, oil and gas, construction, asset monitoring and delivery, and mining. However, it's clear that the military sector will continue to lead all other sectors in drone spending for the foreseeable future, thanks to worldwide demand of this technology. But perhaps the most intriguing applications for drones in the coming years are those related to safety - public safety, that is. State and local governments are certainly beginning to take their SWOT (Strengths, Weakn... (more)

Where the Fog Meets the Edge

As 2017 kicks into full gear and a particularly interesting 2016 fades into the rearview mirror, we at FreeWave took a look around the industrial IoT landscape to see what this year might potentially have in store. It’s become increasingly difficult to ignore the importance of cybersecurity. From the role it played in the 2016 presidential election to the recent revelation that in 2013, more than one billion Yahoo accounts were breached, cybersecurity is no longer a problem unique to Sci-Fi thrillers. Of course, the two examples mention here are simply the most egregious of recent memory, but they pale in comparison to the threat of a cyberattack on actual infrastructure. Cybersecurity for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) began as a minor headache and quickly grew into a full-blown migraine. Data is the perhaps the most important “currency” in the world toda... (more)

Manufacturing Disruption with #IIoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #API #BigData

Industrial IoT continues to cause disruption; not just in manufacturing, but across many other industries as well. In the last few months we've been keeping a pulse on the state of digital transformation across the business landscape and have been discovering exciting new implementations of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This week we're highlighting the disruption Industrial IoT is instigating as product development and lifecycle management continues to evolve. Overcoming Three Key Barriers to Industrial IoT Industrial IoT has the potential to capture data in real-time, leverage big data analytics and streamline efficiency to name a few. So what's hold back the industry? A major barrier has to do with culture of the operational technology (OT) organizations within the industry. The OT have a risk-averse way of thinking and see change as disruption, "Whereas ... (more)

Judge Finds Google Copied More Java Code than Jury Said

District Court Judge William Alsup, who refused last week to decide whether Google had fairly used the Java IP a jury said Android infringed, had no trouble Friday deciding that the jury made a mistake in finding Google only copied nine lines of Java's rangeCheck code as well as infringing the sequence, structure and organization of 37 Java APIs. In a judgment as a matter of law the good judge said Google directly copied eight other Java files and that it wasn't a petty little thing. FOSS Patents had said when it came out that the jury's verdict was odd since "there are code files in there that are much larger than the rangeCheck function, and infringement was so clear that it shouldn't even have been put before a jury." The judge effectively said the blog was right. In his decision Judge Alsup said: The evidence at trial showed that Google decompiled eight Java file... (more)

Apple Smothers Samsung Widgets in Infringement Claims

Apple claims six more Samsung products, including the Galaxy Note II, infringe eight of its patents and wants to add them to its other California suit against the Korean giant, the one that doesn't go to trial until March of 2014. Its first California suit against Samsung resulted in a jury verdict awarding it $1.05 billion in damages. The decision will be reviewed by presiding District Court Judge Lucy Koh on December 6. She could ban the Samsung products that were found to infringe or throw the verdict out. Since they are older products, Samsung's biggest risk is to its pride and reputation. The other widgets Apple wants added to the suit it filed in February are Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III as well as its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system; the Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi model; the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1; the Rugby Pr;, and the Galaxy S III Mini according to a cou... (more)

Our Digital World | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Manufacturing is in the midst reinventing itself on the heels of the latest IoT innovations. The industrial automation paradigm, which some say also gave rise to the lean manufacturing management philosophy, continues to influence organizations that wish to find new ways to capitalize on business opportunities in the digital age. Through that lens we gathered the top articles from the week and found some interesting perspectives. Some reports started suggesting manufacturing is in a time of trouble, both in the U.S. and around the globe, namely in places like China. But upon further investigation, we also find exciting trends that are shaping the evolution of manufacturing. We hope you enjoy this week's roundup, and be sure to comment on your top articles of the week below! Chinese manufacturing fall adds to evidence of sharp global downturn (The Guardian) As the ... (more)

M2M and #MachineLearning | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #IIoT #API #BigData

Time and again, those keeping a pulse on the Internet of Things (IoT) space frequently hear about the "rise of the machines." Humanity is not only discovering fascinating ways to integrate machines into our daily lives, but also finding new uses for machines as well. How? Machines are now "internet-connected" just like the smartphones we carry around in our pockets. And this isn't just on the commercial side with the likes of smart thermostats or connected vehicles - even tractors and oil and gas machinery are industrial examples of where new "things" are now on the digital network. In fact, there are more M2M or 'machine-to-machine' communication devices on this planet than humans. As GSMA Intelligence reported in 2014, there are 7.2bn M2M devices versus 7.19bn humans. Stuart Taylor from Cisco also wrote a prediction that "The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world w... (more)