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ICYMI Through June 29, 2020

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 07/07/2020
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

July 4th, this coming Saturday, marks the unofficial mid-point of the year. People are working hard to get things back to normal as shown by plans to restart baseball and basketball. NASCAR has done a pretty good reboot, but those are events where the goal is to get as far away from everyone else as possible. Who knew we’d look to NASCAR for our new guiding philosophy? And while watching people turn left, we missed some interesting IoT newsbits. Drivers, start your catch up!

In India, Cyient has joined the Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things program to provide customers IoT solutions that can be up and running quickly.

If you like the idea of “CIoT” (Commercial IoT), here’s a nice video interview with Lenovo’s President of the Commercial Internet of Things John Gordon. Many of the products discussed are detailed in, “Lenovo Launches Internet of Things Solutions To Make the Workplace Safer During COVID-19.”

If you’re researching digital twins for your IoT projects (many say you should), Microsoft’s Channel 9 has a new show discussing Bentley iTwin and iModel.js integration with Azure Digital Twins.

Microsoft, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and QuEST Global are teaming up to better connect fleet vehicles. The goal of UNDP is to save money and reduce the carbon footprint while tracking UNDP’s 17,000 staff members and employees in 170 countries.

Lawfare tries to address, “Cascading Security Through the Internet of Things Supply Chain,” by examining international cybersecurity regulation efforts.

The National Law Review discusses the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) security standards for IoT device manufacturers. You know, NISTIR 8259.

Here’s a nice security overview chaser for IoT users from Security Magazine.

IoT devices are popping up all over colleges and universities, so here’s some security details about those projects.

Sixgill’s Sense 3.0 helps developers integrate machine learning into IoT cameras and sensors.

Monnit’s all-new ALTA Wireless Food Probe replaces manual temperature checks (where your data repository is paper on clipboard) with IoT automation, regularity, and reliability.

Deutsche Telekom launched what they say is the first open platform for IoT. A new “hub” brings all the important connectivity, devices, cloud services, and data analysis tools together to make projects easier. Starts rolling out in July.

People in Turkey are pushing that country to follow guidelines from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and become one of the early countries to focus on “smart agriculture.”

SmartCone created a Telecom-grade mobile industrial backplane for Industrial IoT system integrators. Modular and scalable, and contains Ethernet, USB, and power connections.

The ThermalPass mass fever detection system we’ve discussed before has launched its pre-sales program.

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Children at home have far more energy than you? If so, set up this “Chrome Dinosaur Game Controlled in Real Life,” from Hackster. Attach some sensors to a child and let them become the T-Rex onscreen who must jump over or duck under various obstacles. Wearing the little darlins’ out makes naptime much better.