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ICYMI through February 25, 2019

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 03/04/2019
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Isn’t it strange how the anticipation often satisfies more than the result? Yes, the Oscars just happened. Enjoy the arguments across social media about how right or wrong the Academy voters were this year. Weather continues to be weird, with tornadoes somewhere else than Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Guess winter tornadoes get confused. And while we were counting the days until Spring Break, some IoT news snuck by, so time to catch up.

MWC Barcelona announcements flood the IoT world.

How big is the automotive IoT market? Big enough that AT&T and Vodafone Business felt the need to team up to help play in the safety, security, and entertainment parts of your next car.

If anyone doubts IoT sits squarely in the mainstream, take a look at this new edge server from Lenovo, the ThinkSystem SE350 from the Data Center Group. The high-performance half-width 1U server tolerates hot and dusty environments for all you Industrial IoT integrators.

Speaking of mainstream, Intel debuted a new system-on-chip for edge devices and field-programmable gate arrays. The Intel Hewitt Lake processor-based N3000 Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) should handle 100 Gpbs of network traffic.

Here are the rest of Intel’s MWC announcements and the official “IoT at MWC” video and agenda.

The IEEE weighs in on “A New Era of Testing for the IoT.

Sprint Curiosity IoT and Mapbox want you to know where your devices are with precise mapping and location services.

IoT Factory will demo its IoT software platform and LoRaWAN and NB-IoT sensors.

Use SAP software? Use Microsoft Azure IoT services? SAP announced cloud-to-cloud interoperability of SAP Leonardo IoT with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub.

Networking company D-Link also now collaborates with Microsoft Azure IoT for intelligent edge solutions.

If you’re interested in 5G fixed wireless support for IoT or other networking, NetComm has a new 5G Self-Installation antenna family. Best for those in Australia.

Always good to hear Ericsson’s Cellular IoT plans.

MultiTech jazzed up some of its LoRaWAN-compliant MultiConnect mDot and xDot long range RF modules.

We are legally forced to include at least one security item per ICYMI (kinda). Forbes offers “10 Smart Ways To Secure Your Smart Devices Against Hacks.” Handy for your noobie IoT customer packet.