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ICYMI Through March 7, 2022

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 03/15/2022
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Is the Metaverse ready to go? Are you ready for it? Is it MetaVerse, Metaverse, or metaverse? No matter which, what will you see first when you enter via monitor, headphones, or mushrooms? Advertising, of course.

Audi of America and Verizon Business teamed up to include 5G embedded connectivity in select 2024 vehicles. Better movies during road trips? Officially, no, it’s for better autonomous vehicle support.

M2Cloud and Thales developed an IoT-based LTE monitoring system. First use is biopharmaceutical monitoring with a focus on bio-cold chain systems.

South African readers might keep an eye on the new IoT incubation center, a partnership between Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science-Warangal (KITSW) and Aizatron.

In a different hemisphere, the Scottish IoT accelerator Filament STAC added two new companies to reach a total of 14. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (Mosti) and Sabah Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (KSTI) launched the first accelerator in East Malaysia. Tag is the Digital Internet of Things Sandbox.

Over in North Dakota in the Red River Valley region, the Emerging Prairie non-profit hopes to accelerate digital transformation in agriculture, and IoT will be key.

Digital twin technology originated on factory floors to mimic and monitor complicated manufacturing processes. But good things spread, as CIO Dive discusses how digital twins are spreading to pharmaceuticals, supply chains, and even Lowe’s home improvement stores.

All the smart folks keep telling us that the IoT systems in the future will be controlled at the edge and will become the fastest-growing data segment globally.

Is it the open source influence? Whatever’s pushing companies to share the industrial data they’re gathering from IoT and other sources, kudos to them.

Healthcare IoT is a big, big deal, but continued issues drive calls for better industrial control system (ICS) security, according to a new report from Claroty. Known security gaps in 75% of infusion pumps sound unhealthy.

The next site of the U.K. government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials program (5GTT) with 5G-enabled IoT devices will be the country’s largest container port, Felixstowe.

Samsung will expand their home automation SmartThings to the multi-family market with tools for tenants and property managers. Connect to thousands of devices from hundreds of brands, Samsung tells residents, and smart locks make it easier to flip for the next tenant. Working with CommScope’s RUCKUS.

AutomationWorld compared the top 3 cloud platforms for industrial use. Read and cheer for your favorite between Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

Of course the IoT is becoming a big deal in the veterinary industry with items like wearables and pet med monitors. Want to track Miss Kitty’s trips to, and time in, her litterbox? Done.

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The Orange Pi 4 has become a popular option for makers starting with a single board computer. The new Orange Pi 4 LTS SBC might sound like a Linux software distribution, but it’s really an update of the Pi 4 with better support for to work around component shortages.