Intel IoT Asia Mark the Arrival of IoT Era

As the trend of Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding and the market is rapidly evolving, Intel has been aggressive driving this industry transformation and working with partners to grasp huge business opportunities. At the “Intel IoT Asia” Conference held in Taipei recently, Intel teamed up with leading partners, including Chunghwa Telecom, Tatung, and Advantech, to unveil the latest development trends and solutions for IoT.

http://www.digitimes.com/supply_chain_window/story.asp?datepublish=2014/10/24&pages=PR&seq=201

Industry experts gathers at Intel IoT Asia to unveil the latest market trends

The arrival of IoT (Internet of Things) era will bring unprecedented opportunities across industries and create new business models, which may have profound impact on global economics. Eyeing on the huge potentials of the emerging trend, Intel is making efforts to work with the eco-system in delivering comprehensive IoT solutions focusing to provide services that speak value for customers. At the “Intel IoT Asia” event held in Taipei recently, Intel invited important partners and Intel executives to introduce and demonstrate the latest development trends and various solutions for IoT.

http://www.digitimes.com/supply_chain_window/story.asp?datepublish=2014/10/23&pages=PR&seq=202

TZ Limited positioned for further growth, from AS

TZ Limited (ASX:TZL) has developed enabling technology that makes the exchange and synergy between objects a reality and the first patents were lodged by TZ in this space in 1998. Today, with over 180 patent applications in process, the distributed intelligence of TZ SMArt Devices™ and SMArt Systems™ in the context of the Internet of Things has made TZ technology even more relevant and more vital to new business strategies that are changing the global commercial landscape.

http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/58305/tz-limited-positioned-for-further-growth-58305.html

Draft ‘Internet-of-Things’ policy sees business worth $15 billion

BANGALORE|NEW DELHI: The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) on Friday laid out a draft policy on Internet-of things in India, envisioning the IoT industry to be worth $15 billion by 2020. “We had a meeting on July 31 in Delhi where we called different stakeholders – academia, industry – and we had a discussion on what is the approach for IoT. We decided why should India lag behind and came up with this document after the workshop,” a DeitY official told ET.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/draft-internet-of-things-policy-sees-business-worth-15-billion/articleshow/44865824.cms

Pioneer becomes the first to support Apple CarPlay

Japanese company Pioneer is rolling out a firmware update to add Apple CarPlay support in its NEX 2014 series dashboard panels. Post update, the owners of iPhone 5 or above need to simply plug-in their device in the CarPlay supporting dashboard to launch the iOS-like user interface. With Apple CarPlay, users can make calls, send and receive text messages, and explore compatible apps from the dashboard panel. Drivers will be able to use Siri voice controls for getting directions as well. Earlier today, music streaming service Spotify updated its official app to support the Apple CarPlay.

http://www.techinasia.com/194619/

Huawei Acquires British IoT Technology Provider

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei acquired Neul, a Britain-headquartered Internet of Things technology provider, for USD25 million. As a company focusing on the research and development of Internet of Things technologies and products, Neul is known for its “Weightless” platform, which offers super-low energy consumption air interfaces for products like smart testers and street lights. It is a new wide-area wireless networking technology designed specifically for the Internet of Things, achieving coverage, battery life, module cost and efficiency goals that far out-reach today’s GPRS, 3G, CDMA and LTE WAN solutions.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/09/30/20996-huawei-acquires-british-iot-technology-provider

Chinese ‘Spike’ DDoS botnet targets Windows, Linux and IoT devices

Akamai’s Prolexic division has warned of the growing threat from a Chinese toolkit that has started infecting Linux, Windows and embedded systems in order to launch DDoS attacks peaking at hundreds of Gigabits per second. Dubbed the ‘Spike’ toolkit, the malware started life targeting Linux servers earlier in 2014 but now seems to have been ported to run on Windows (both PCs and servers), consumer and SME routers, and even Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as thermostats.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/networking/chinese-spike-ddos-botnet-targets-windows-linux-and-iot-devices/

IoT and cloud computing big opportunities for Taiwan’s youth: Google Taiwan chief

New technology, especially the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, will bring Taiwan huge business opportunities in China, Southeast Asia and other emerging market, Taipei’s Want Daily reports, citing comments from Google Taiwan managing director Chien Lee-feng. Chien made the comments at an innovation forum for youth held in Taipei yesterday to encourage young people to be brave in innovation and to start their own businesses.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1202&MainCatID=12&id=20140928000002

Research and Markets: Analysis of the Asia-Pacific Internet of Things Market – Analysis of the $50+ Billion Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Analysis of the Asia-Pacific Internet of Things Market” report to their offering. The Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the technology industry in Asia-Pacific. Total Asia-Pacific IoT spending is forecast to be $9.96 billion in 2014, at a CAGR of 34.1%, reaching $57.96 billion by 2020. More than 80 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3200485

Adelaide City, Australia To Build Internet Of Things Innovation Hub

Adelaide City is developing an innovation space to enable entrepreneurs to develop and test new ways for everyday devices to communicate via the internet. The Internet of Things Innovation Hub will focus on trialling and then installing new services to improve transport, healthcare, education, utilities and energy sectors. Adelaide will be the first Australian city to set up such a hub.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/sep/16/adelaide-city-australia-build-internet-things-inno/

Taizo Son: “We are at the start of a new paradigm shift in technology, to the Internet of Things”

Taizo Son, the founder of startup accelerator Movida, was one of the most anticipated guests at Startup Asia Tokyo. His keynote talk addressed changing trends in technology development as well as the relationship that Japan and Southeast Asia’s respective ecosystems have. For Son, the Internet of Things will is the next big inflection point in technological development, following the advent of smartphones.

http://www.techinasia.com/taizo-son-startup-asia-tokyo-2014/

Google tests drone delivery in country Queensland

Google has been secretly working for two years on a drone-based delivery system for both dispatching products to customers and assisting in disaster relief situations. The web giant today unveiled “Project Wing” – its latest effort in the autonomous vehicle space alongside experiments with self-driving cars – which sees it working to create a delivery system using self-flying vehicles.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/391525,google-tests-drone-delivery-in-country-queensland.aspx

Intel, Chunghwa Telecom team up on Internet of Things

US chipmaker Intel Corp and Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest wireless carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday on the development of technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software-defined networking. At a press conference, the two companies said they will jointly explore the software-defined infrastructure to optimize energy efficiency at cloud data centers.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140822000069&cid=1204

Foxconn taking aggressive moves to enter IoT industry

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is interested about the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and has been investing in related businesses as well as looking at its existing businesses to make connections with the IoT industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, Foxconn does not plan to only become a maker of IoT products, the company is also looking to acquire technologies, IC design capability and the ability to conduct back-end transmission, data collection and analysis, the sources said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140820PD217.html

Intel, Chunghwa Telecom team up on Internet of Things technology

Taipei, Aug. 21 (CNA) U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. and Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan’s largest wireless carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday on the development of technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software-defined networking . At a press conference, the two companies said they will jointly explore the software-defined infrastructure to optimize energy efficiency at cloud data centers.

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/ast/201408210015.aspx

Samsung to buy US tech firm SmartThings EmailPrint

SEOUL: Samsung said on Friday (Aug 15) it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation startup SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics giant aims to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market. The world’s top smartphone maker said it had entered into a deal to buy the US app maker, which allows people to monitor and control their home appliances via mobile devices.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/samsung-to-buy-us-tech/1314488.html

APAC leading mkt growth in home automation

CALIFORNIA, USA: A new market research report on Home Automation, shows that the United States represents the largest market worldwide, followed by Europe. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 29.5 per cent over the analysis period. Growing employment opportunities, steady economic development, easy availability of housing finance, strong residential construction activity, increasing urbanization, rising standards of living, and increase in consumer spending for lifestyle products, represent key factors driving growth in the region.

http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/218806/apac-leading-mkt-growth-home-automation

Middle East, Africa and Asia will win the Smart City market

Research and consulting firm MarketsandMarkets, Inc. released a new report entitled “Smart Cities Market – Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 – 2019)” which defines and categorizes smart cities into various sub-segments of technologies, solutions, services and regions with in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues.

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/08/06/middle-east-africa-and-asia-will-win-the-smart-city-market/

Silver Spring Networks Expands Smart Infrastructure Partnership with EDMI

Today at the Asian Utility Week conference, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) announced an expanded relationship with EDMI Ltd., a global smart meter solution provider, to offer smart city and smart energy solutions in several new regions. Following the successful first phase of deployment with the Singapore Power Group, Silver Spring and EDMI will offer their integrated solutions in Australia and New Zealand, Europe and Southeast Asia. Through the expanded relationship, Silver Spring will also leverage EDMI devices as control nodes to help manage and monitor intelligent street lights as part of the Silver Spring Smart City Solution.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3135100

SMRT installs devices to monitor how bus captains drive

SINGAPORE: SMRT is looking to enhance the commuter experience on its buses by installing real-time tracking devices that can leverage Big Data to analyse the performance of its drivers. The transport operator said on Monday (Aug 4) that it began trials on telematics technology since early 2014 and following their success, SMRT installed telematics devices on its bus fleet from May. Telematics is the branch of IT that deals with the long-distance transmission of computerised information.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/smrt-installs-devices-to/1295784.html