IoT News Roundup

Nedap morphs phones, badges for security app; Apple expands HomeKit compatibility, adding Home app; Allure, Thinaire powering location-based marketing apps; Marken to Help Green Cross expand beyond Korea; Exosite upgrades IoT platform; Honeywell debuts new IIoT services; IoT news from RFID Journal.
By Mary Catherine O'Connor

Exosite Announces New, Improved IoT Platform
Exosite, a Minneapolis-based provider of cloud services designed to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate IoT connectivity and applications into their products, has released a new Internet of Things platform known as Murano,. The platform features a new streamlined infrastructure designed to better assist OEMs in designing and deploying connected devices, starting at the firmware level, up to managing and servicing consumers when they purchase connected devices. Specifically, Murano hosts both static application files and custom application programming interfaces (APIs). This means OEMs can now have their complete application stack hosted with Exosite, while Exosite's technical support team can offer assistance 24 hours a day.

With Murano, Exosite is also introducing advanced security features that, according to the company, go beyond basic protections against man-in-the-middle and spoofing attacks. "Murano includes features whereby information is routed [between the device and our cloud-based platform] with an identifier associated with it," says Paul Anderson, Exosite's VP of software product, in order to ensure that only authorized services or applications consume that information.

Murano is now generally available for purchase on a monthly subscription basis. Interested customers can evaluate the product through a free trial.

New Industrial IoT Products From Honeywell
As part of its industrial IoT product offerings, Honeywell this week made two product announcements.

The company launched an analytics platform called the Uniformance Suite, which includes four products: Uniformance OHD, which collects process and event data from manufacturing systems; Uniformance Asset Sentinel, to assess the health and performance of manufacturing equipment; Uniformance KPI, to compare business metrics against targets in order to improve decision making and enhance productivity; and Uniformance Insight, a visualization tool designed to help users increase productivity and reduce the amount of time spent investigating performance or productivity issues. The software suite is cloud-based and accessible from any web browser on an end user's network.

For the natural gas industry, Honeywell also announced a natural gas measurement and data-management solution. Billed as an end-to-end smart metering solution for Honeywell's North American gas transmission and distribution customers, it comprises five Honeywell components: the EC 350 PTZ gas volume corrector, the Elster rotary gas meter, the Cloud Link 4G low-power wireless modem (which connects to the volume corrector and includes a Bluetooth Low Energy radio for onsite wireless connectivity), the MasterLink configuration and calibration software, and the PowerSpring meter data-management software.

More IoT News from RFID Journal:
Bluvision and Airside Mobile Enable New Airport Features for Android Users
MicroStrategy's Usher Platform Can Locate, Track Personnel
T.A.P. Tag Technologies NFC-enables RealTimeRental's App

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