IoT News Roundup

Research shows industrial organizations increasingly focused on IoT adoption, but most still in early stages ••• Telia Estonia launches commercial testing of 1oT platform ••• PrismTech becomes ADLINK's IoT solutions and technology group ••• Afero, D-Link partner on smart IoT products ••• Gemalto launches IoT module to provide global LTE connectivity ••• Radley announces cloud deployment option for MES, WMS solution platform ••• Senet launches global low-power wide-area virtual network for IoT connectivity and service delivery ••• Raytheon, MetTel establish alliance to secure government, industry communications networks ••• Cisco announces $1 billion program for smart cities ••• Libelium releases programming cloud service for Internet of Things.
By IOT Journal


Afero, D-Link Partner on Smart IoT Products

Afero, a leading provider of an innovative, ultra-secure edge-to-cloud Enterprise IoT platform, has announced a partnership with D-Link. A global leader in networking and communications products for the home and enterprise, D-Link has selected the Afero IoT Platform to bring a new class of secure smart products to market.

"We are especially happy to be working with Afero, one of Gartner's Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things. The D-Link Smart Water Sensor system leverages the Afero IoT Platform for its security, reliability, and ease-of-use," stated Jack McGuigan, VP of Sales at D-Link. In addition to the elegant on-boarding, Afero provides a scalable, cloud platform for an array of solutions to address the needs of insurance customers."

"For over 30 years, D-Link has delivered award-winning communication solutions to the home and to the enterprise," said Afero CEO Joe Britt. "We are tremendously excited that D-Link has partnered with us to combine our technology innovation with their trusted brand, which will enable their customers, both enterprise and consumers, to rapidly onboard devices and deploy rich IoT solutions easily and rapidly."

Gartner estimates that over 8.4 billion "connected things" will be in use worldwide in 2017 and that figure is anticipated to reach more than 20 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services is expected to reach close to $2 trillion in 2017. Afero and D-Link uniquely remove friction and complexity around both endpoints and services, supporting rapid and secure connected product and service deployments.

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