IoT News Roundup
IBM, Cisco binding together to provide edge computing services; Belgrade growing smart parking capabilities; VMWare enters IoT market; LoRa starter kit available for developers; feds investing more in IoT; new, tiny NFC chip from SAG, ST.
Jun 03, 2016—
IBM and Cisco Collaborating
The companies have also revealed three early collaborators and customers:
• Cisco and IBM are working with Canadian telecommunications firm Bell Canada to serve data analytics solutions to Canadian businesses. By working together, the three companies will provide Bell's customers with IBM's Watson IoT and Cisco's analytics services, as well as real-time data-collection services, via Bell's 4G LTE network. In a statement, Stephen Howe, Bell's chief technology officer, said many of his firm's largest customers operate remote systems, "requiring continuous availability and access to data to monitor critical performance factors and avoid downtime."
• The Port of Cartagena, in Colombia, will use IBM's and Cisco's services to improve the utilization of its assets, including rubber tire gantries, cranes and trucks, by better monitoring the temperature, speed and run hours of the engines in these assets. The port will utilize the Watson IoT platform with Cisco streaming edge analytics to perform predictive maintenance techniques, in an effort to keep machines running more efficiently, as well as to avoid failures.
• SilverHook Powerboats, which designs high-speed racing watercraft, is working with IBM and Cisco to enable the collection and analysis of data to help race pilots react immediately to changing conditions in real time, and to prevent damage to the boat's control systems and engines.
Smart Parking in Belgrade
Once they find a spot, drivers can pay for parking via a mobile phone app that Parking Servis provides. Initially, the company will deploy the Sensit sensors at 850 on-street parking spots on the city's Njegoševa Street. Eventually, Parking Servis plans to install the sensors in 3,500 parking spots throughout Belgrade, and to enable drivers to use their mobile phones to navigate directly to an open spot, though an integration between Nedap's sensor network and Parking Servis' mobile app.
VMWare Enters IoT Market With Liota
In a blog post, Bask Iyer, VMWare's CIO, wrote, "Liota Open Source SDK provides the libraries to develop applications that connect and orchestrate data and control flows across things, gateways and the cloud."
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