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ICYMI Through May 24, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 06/01/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Sorry if this seems like another story about a middle-aged white male doing something special, but Phil Mickelson, 50 years old, just won the PGA Championship. Since golf is called a “sport,” it’s a big deal when someone out of their twenties wins major championships. Fans of Serena Williams, playing a real sport at almost 40 years old, might object, as will fans of Tom Brady, 43 years old when he won his seventh Super Bowl game, including his fifth Super Bowl MVP trophy. But Phil’s the story this week, so congrats to him.

Dig into the Azure Percept DK product and the reasons behind the choices made when building the dev kit in the latest episode of The IoT Show on Microsoft’s Channel 9.

Of course, IoT will infiltrate sports, because fans want more and more data. Among many tracking details covered in “European Initiative for the Internet of Things,” is how the French Rugby Federation tested Geonav IoT chips on player’s jerseys.

The bad guys already know about these, so here’s a list of the “Top 5 Internet of Things (IoT) Hacking Tools,” for the good guys to do some ethical hacking.

If you need a new 5G modem for your IoT products, Qualcomm just released one.

If you’re close to Auckland, check out the new Spark Innovation Studio for all things IoT and 5G.

Railroads await better IoT security and expect that 5G and new protections will boost IoT to the next level.

MIT News profiles two alums who co-founded Everactive, a company developing IoT sensors that don’t need batteries.

If you have 17 minutes, Toby Gouker gives a video interview on dealing with security in the “Medical Internet of Things.”

Which smart home protocol made it to Mars to let NASA communicate between the new Ingenuity drone copter and the Perseverance rover? Zigbee.

Enterprise IoT projects do best when they can be managed by existing tools. That’s why ClearBlade integrated with IBM Maximo Application Suite to support its Intelligence Assets Application for IoT and Edge SaaS offering.

M2M solution provider IoTerop will integrate its IOWA LwM2M device management tools with a range of Cinterion IoT products from Thales.

SAP users trying to digitally transform may find some help with the new EdgeReady Cloud from Pillir. The rapid application dev platform powers SAP-centric companies accelerating ERP modernization.

WITHmyDOC, a European remote health provider, chose Telit’s OPTIMUS connectivity tools.

How do you know IoT remains in high-growth mode? Signs like Senet adding more connected devices in the first quarter this year than all of last year. Big jump in multi-location business adoption.

Wirepas, an IoT connectivity company in Finland, developed what they call the first non-cellular 5G network standard. Uses the free global 1.9 GHz spectrum.

TI and BehrTech partnered for the first mioty and Bluetooth Low Energy dual stack on a single multiprotocol chip. Low down: Use the free 2.4 GHz spectrum to connect Bluetooth LE devices.

Of course, IoT is improving the quality and lowering the cost of various new products to support those in assisted living.

ZDNet offers advice for those planning a global IoT deployment.

Cincinnati International Airport now deploys IoT to improve the customer experience.

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Augmented reality will be a big deal real soon now, say the experts, so this project using Marker-Based Augmented Reality on Avnet’s Ultra96-V2 development board should put you ahead of the trend.