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ICYMI Through December 2, 2019

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 12/09/2019
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Welcome back, physically and maybe mentally, from the Thanksgiving break. If you’re reading this in a snowed-in airport, good luck to you. Since the holiday was so late in November, we have only three and a half weeks before Christmas. Three full weeks of workdays until the unofficial holiday starts at about noon on Friday, December 21. Fingers crossed the tech gremlins pass you by until after the holidays.

Last week, Amazon Web Services announced eight new features and declared it AWS IoT Day (not yet an official holiday). These features will be highlighted at the re:Invent show that started Sunday. Bottom line: Alexa becomes more important to AWS IoT projects and cloud-processing will do more of the heavy lifting.

Sea Coast Online in Portsmouth, N.H., interviews Bruce Chatterley, CEO of local company Senet, about that company’s Low Power Wide Area Virtual Network (LPWAN) and other IoT networking products.

Hospitality Net gives a good overview of all the IoT products in hotel rooms.

Huge shipping company Maersk is backing Onomondo, a Danish startup and global cellular operator, to track its operations across 185 countries.

Forbes’ article “Detecting Wastewater Leakages With The Internet of Things,” illustrates why the Industrial IoT might actually save the world. Or at least better monitor the 900 billion gallons of untreated sewage that leaks out of systems every year.

Another great IIoT area is security, as illustrated in Security Magazine’s article on IoT helping airport security.

Two new states have laws regulating some parts of IoT starting on January 1, 2020. RFID Journal has an overview.

CNBC and VMware Carbon Black have “7 tips for smart home safety.” Yes, for all those items your family, friends, and customers bought on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The Australian government is getting involved as well with their Draft Code of Practice to secure IoT for consumers.

Segue alert: Aptilo Networks believes they have a better way to securely auto-connect IoT devices in the home and explains it in Wi-Fi Now.

Insurers are big into IoT, meaning a new market may be in your future. The Hartford just expanded its IoT Innovation lab. The lab has installed more than 1,000 IoT devices over the past three months.

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