ICYMI through April 16, 2018
Hope your hangover after IoT Day (April 9) wasn’t too severe. Cakes were eaten, beverages were consumed, tables were danced upon. Toward the end of the party, private conversations along the lines of, “I love you, man, I really love your wide angle coverage,” were heard. After a few shouts of, “More Z-Wave,” were answered by, “Zigbee forever,” the celebrants bid each other a Happy IoT Day and went home. They left behind a trashed breakroom, and a list of missed news. Here’s some of those overlooked news bits.
The glass eye
Qualcomm plans to make that wide angle camera even smarter, thanks to its new family of System-on-Chips (SoCs) built with advanced 10nm FinFET process technology just for IoT devices. On-camera processing and machine learning are two of the advantages offered by the new QCS605 and QCS603 SoCs.
Speaking of IoT cameras, Strategy Analytics’ report “Smart Home Surveillance Camera Market Analysis and Forecast“ outlines how the global camera market should exceed $9.7 billion in 2023. Leading the charge are security service providers and DIY options from Amazon, Nest, NETGEAR, and more.
IoT roams far afield
Chicago-area Zebra Technologies hopes to use its IoT devices on players and equipment on the football field to data-flood coaches and commentators. Get ready for diagrams of which players break right and which break left, and even hang time details from the football itself. Of course, Fantasy Football players will eat this up. Wonder if Zebra includes a spit-total per player and team.
Are you in the medical field? Then glove up, because WiseGuyReports, in the “Internet of Things (IoT) Healthcare Market,” expects the total market to hit $337.41 billion in 2025. That’s up from $28.42 billion in 2015.
Financial market geniuses (buyer beware) now play up IoT companies as hyped stock tips. Nasdaq has a hot tip on Texas Instruments, Microchip Technology, and Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Probably a better tip than “Silk Stockings in the fourth race,” at Pimlico.
Cox Communications already connects about six million people and businesses. The new Cox2M “Connected Asset Services” plans to work with Cox Automotive to connect more than 500,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. This could be the largest Low Power Wide Area commercial IoT deployment in North America.
Of course some security news
Gartner expects spending on IoT security to reach $3 billion in 2021, and venture capital groups read that memo. Israeli and U.S, company Armis, a provider of IoT enterprises security tools, grabbed another $30 million in financing. Total so far: $47 million.
Forbes now helps educate your customers on IoT security. Nothing new, but CEOs and CIOs need repetition to grok the security habit.
ForceShield (IoT defense) launched DeviceShield, an embedded IoT security tool that prevents hackers from taking over IoT devices. To keep the resident device footprint small (100K to 2MB), ForceShield skips signature updates.
One of the leaders at the US Army Research Laboratory wants us to get ready for the IoBT, or Internet of Battle Things. Whether the tiny IoT robots are crawling or flying, expect cameras, sensors, and AI will soon be on the battlefield. Over and under amount for the famous “five cent IoT sensor” price when the Pentagon gets involved? $875.