IoT Newsletter

Twice a month, BearingPoint’s IoT Business Hub compiles all the latest IoT news and innovations to create a concentrated must-know in the IoT field.

November 4, 2020


November 12 at 9am: IoT Time – New uses of work environments: IoT solutions

Faced with this uncertain context and the new expectations of their employees, our clients are wondering about the paradigm shift and the impact on their real estate. Thus, the IoT Business Hub (BearingPoint) is organizing an IoT Time Smart Office focused on IoT solutions for managing workspaces and occupant services as part of the return to the office but also with a view to structurally changing uses within work environments.

To enlighten us, we will welcome 2 actors specialized in these issues:

  • Fabien Girerd: CEO and Founder of Jooxter
  • Gabriel Chegaray: Manager Smart Cities at Orange Business Services

To register, click here.

Smart Home

Ericsson and Orange use IoT to help seniors stay connected – 15.10

Ericsson and Orange have teamed up to help seniors stay connected with family, friends and caregivers during the Covid19 crisis. GrandPad is a tablet designed specifically for seniors to connect with the outside world through simple video calls, voice, text and email, and easy photo sharing.

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Leroy Merlin starts selling connected objects under its brand – 19.10

Leroy Merlin is enriching its Enki ecosystem with its own connected objects with the release at the end of October of a range of connected light bulbs under its brand, Lexman. The goal is to develop the user experience in the connected home and not to depend solely on products from other brands. The release of a range of connected objects dedicated to security is planned for 2021.

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Google tests a feature to activate Nest Hub’s voice assistant without a wake-up phrase – 23.10

Google’s teams are testing a new feature that enables the voice assistant on its Nest Hub smart screen to be activated without voice. It could be triggered by the person’s approach and not by a wake-up call. No need to say “Hey Google” before asking about the next day’s weather.

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Renesas and Sequans to collaborate on 5G/4G cellular IoT – 22.10

Japan’s Renesas Electronics and Paris-based Sequans Communications, a provider of 5G/4G chipsets and modules for the IoT, will partner to develop IoT modules based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform. These modules are designed to provide IoT companies with an integrated microcontroller (MCU) and connectivity platform that together streamline and simplify the design of IoT systems for many applications, including smart cities, smart homes and industrial IoT.

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Cisco expands its IoT portfolio for industrial and IT monitoring – 26.10

Cisco has announced two new IoT solutions to add to its portfolio. The first one: Meraki aims to protect IT infrastructures by detecting temperature changes, water leakage or other problems that could lead to serious failures. The second solution, Industrial Asset vision, allows to manage and visualize data in industrial environments or public sector related facilities through an application.

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Countering IoT vulnerabilities with the Vulnerable Things platform – 20.10

The Vulnerabel Things platform is the latest addition to the IoT Security Foundation, a foundation supported by Vodafone, Xiaomi and Samsung, among others. This specialized platform for detecting vulnerabilities affecting connected devices and objects is primarily intended to help consumer IoT manufacturers manage the coordinated process of reporting and disclosing vulnerabilities. It also allows security researchers and users to report their problems.

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Orbcomm and Inmarsat: the next generation of global IoT service – 27.10

Orbcomm and Inmarsat have announced the extension of their strategic partnership through an agreement until 2035. The goal is to drive the distribution of next-generation IoT satellite services, telematics devices and end-to-end solutions that offer the best combination of high-speed bandwidth and low-cost terminals.

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