Verizon Lowers Cost, Technology Barriers to IoT Development

The telecom provider has rolled out a new Internet of Things development platform called ThingSpace and has halved the cost of a cellular modem for IoT devices. Early next year, it will also launch a bespoke IoT network infrastructure.

  • Sigfox Launches U.S. Network With San Francisco Pilot

    The low-power, long-range IoT network covers the entire city, but applications that will leverage it have yet to be announced.

  • Nymi Puts Its Heart Into IoT Authentication

    Using its proprietary heartbeat authentication system, Nymi is rolling out wristbands that serve as physical and logical access-control devices, and, in the future, may double as MasterCard payment cards.

  • IoT News Roundup

    MicroStrategy updates its IoT-based Usher access-control platform; ams offers wearable device makers a path for NFC integration; Juniper expects strong growth in smart home market; Marvell announces transceiver for connected cars; privacy checklist for smart-home sellers, buyers.

  • In Mexico, Fueling a Fix for Gas Refills

    For gas companies in Mexico, the process of refilling a customer's liquefied petroleum gas tanks is a guessing game. A startup called Nube plans to use IoT technology to change that.

  • Blulog Launches NFC Temperature Datalogger, Service

    The company's battery-powered device, currently being used in pilot projects, features a passive NFC RFID inlay for downloading temperature data via an NFC-enabled Android smartphone.

  • IOT News Roundup

    PTC sees bright future with Vuforia acquisition; Beecham Research predicts robust growth for Low-Power Wide Area Networks; HyperCat Consortium launches smart city project incubator; Renesas Electronics America adds Icon Labs' Floodgate security to its IoT-focused platform.

  • Smart Home Dividend: Utility Finds Connected Homes Conserve More Energy

    Smart meters and connected home energy devices are fun and flashy, but can they actually help homeowners save energy and money? One utility company says they do.

  • The IoT Weaves Service, Marketing and Inventory at House of Blue Jeans

    A small retail store in The Netherlands is using a range of technologies to help shoppers find what they're looking for—and have fun doing so.

  • Beacon Technology Teaches International Students About Their Surroundings

    The University of Lodz has adopted the SmartUni app, which enables its 1,200 international students to better understand their surroundings and receive updates, announcements and schedules based on their location on campus.

  • IOT News Roundup

    Amazon Web Services announces IoT platform; Wipro joins Georgia Tech's IoT research center; Acuity Brands Lighting, Silver Spring Networks partner on smart lighting platform; Digi gobbles up bluenica.

  • A New Leaf for Precision Farming

    Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed sensor-based technology that helps farmers optimize crop irrigation. A wireless communications company is now licensing the technology as an IoT solution.

  • HyperCat Seeks to Grow Specification Through Collaborations

    The HyperCat Consortium, which has developed a specification to make it easier to discover and search for data from connected things via the Internet, wants to band together with other IoT interoperability and standards groups.

  • At Xively Xperience, Advice on Building IoT Connected Product Businesses

    Keeping a long-term focus, listening to feedback from end users, and embracing tech support as an opportunity rather than a burden were among the recommendations from executives in the trenches of Internet of Things product development.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Pitney Bowes expands collaboration with GE; Infosys testbed seeks root cause for part failure; new IoT starter kits from Texas Instruments; LoRa expanding into France, Russia; Sensara, Greenpeak creating smart home platform for seniors.

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