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ICYMI Through May 3, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 05/10/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Football fans are busy cheering or crying over their team’s picks in the NFL Draft Day extravaganza last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Yes, once again, the NFL marketing department turned seven draft rounds into three nights of wall-to-wall TV coverage. This year’s draft drew more eyeballs than the Oscars, so maybe the Oscars should draft an NFL marketing exec. Distract yourself from crying over that missed quarterback by reading these highly rated newsbits.

Next IoT video from Channel 9 at Microsoft? “Applied Nested Edge in an industrial environment.” Roll out IoT devices at scale in an ISA-95 industrial network.

The Microsoft Security Response Center outlined memory allocation and remote code execution vulnerabilities in a range of commercial, medical, and operational technology IoT devices. At least 25 products from more than a dozen makers are listed, but at least 17 have available patches.

The newish Thread smart home communication standard is based on IP, and Google, Eve, and Apple are fans. The mesh network protocol connects devices without a hub and promises faster response than Bluetooth of Wi-Fi.

Tired of fighting onboarding problems with your IoT devices? The FIDO Alliance launched the FIDO Device Onboard (FDO) protocol. The new and open standard simply and securely onboards devices to cloud and on-premises management platforms.

This week’s edition of surprise IoT locations comes from Sanitary Maintenance, and is titled, “Benefit of Restroom IoT Products.” Smart restrooms already include IoT-enabled dispensers for soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and toilet paper. New? Internet-enabled flush valves and faucets. Can they improve phone reception?

AgTech IoT has been around awhile. From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, two students won a Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for the Grain Weevil, a small robot designed to monitor grain silos, since entering those can be dangerous for farmers.

Everactive, a tech company developing battery-less wireless IoT devices, got a contract to develop sensors without batteries for the U.S. Air Force.

HostReview believes the IoT is a blessing for entrepreneurs.

Senet and SenRa Tech Pvt. Ltd., in India announced their partnership has hit multiple milestones, including reaching 74 cities, 10,000 water meters connected in one of those locations, and 8,000 residential and commercial gas meters online.

The LoRa Alliance says its LoRaWAN standard makes deployment easier and supports mass scaling. Check out the new Gateway Test and Measurement Guidelines.

Peachtree Corners, the Atlanta-area innovation hub for IoT and 5G, announced a team-up with Inseego to deploy 5G networks across the research city.

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