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Telefónica and ASTI Mobile Robotics come together to accelerate the digitalization of industrial environments with IoT

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Telefónica and ASTI Mobile Robotics come together to accelerate the digitalization of industrial environments with IoT

Madrid, 21 June 2018.- Telefónica and ASTI Mobile Robotics signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate the digital transformation through the Internet of Things (IoT) in industrial environments where the automation and digitalization of processes is critical. As a result of this collaboration, companies will be able to benefit from comprehensive solutions for the digitalization and industrialization of their industrial processes in the so-called “Logistics 4.0” field, and other lines of work of the new smart factories themselves.

The agreement includes two fundamental frameworks. A technological one that includes the development of joint products in the field of LTE networks for companies, and another commercial one with which Telefónica and ASTI will jointly develop business aimed at companies in sectors such as the automotive industry, ports, airports, the petrochemical industry, food companies, pharmaceutical companies, and e-commerce with activity in the countries where Telefónica operates. “Practically all productive industries and sectors rely on the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve their processes, to be more efficient and safe, and to even have better predictability in terms of business needs. At Telefónica we are promoting a change in the productive systems of all industrial sectors, accompanying companies in their journey towards digital transformation”, say Vicente Muñoz, Chief IoT Officer at Telefónica.

Telefónica and ASTI will identify the uses and fields of LTE connectivity for automatically guided vehicles (AGVs), very common in industrial work environments, and will jointly develop the technological and commercial proposal. On the one hand, ASTI will develop equipment that works in the scope of the public-private networks deployed by Telefónica. While Telefónica will integrate the necessary connectivity that makes it possible for the AGVs connect to private networks, in the most efficient way possible.

The vision of an entrepreneurial network infrastructure under the LTE standard guarantees maximum reliability, performance, and security in a private environment, preparing for the arrival of IoT solutions in 5G. However, to support the communications requirements associated with the functioning of the AGVs, networks must provide certain benefits in terms of reliability, latency, and performance, none of which is feasible with the current technological solutions.

“The technological solution will make it possible to store the data generated by machines in a server, making it possible to consult the information on the production and maintenance of machinery, with failure prediction before they occur, avoiding stoppages, as well as improving the real time control of the AGVs”, explained the Head of R&D&r Development of ASTI, Enrique Sierra.

The use of these technologies would allow the centralization of the guidance algorithms which are now implemented in each AGV, thus achieving more intelligence and providing support to new coordination mechanisms that are impossible with the current solutions for AGVs which would optimize manufacturing processes.

The initial tests have been performed at 5TONIC, the 5G open innovation and research laboratory founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks, in which ASTI Mobile Robotics is the first industrial partner.

About Telefónica IoT

Telefonica IoT, is the IoT global business area within Telefónica, dedicated to the development and implementation of IoT solutions across all industry verticals.  It offers end-to-end global solutions to its customers around the world relying on its best-in-class connectivity that extends beyond their footprint enabled by Roaming agreements and partnerships.  The main areas of Telefónica IoT include Smart Mobility, Smart Retail and Smart Energy.

For more information about Telefónica´s IoT business, visit iot.telefonica.com  or follow us on twitter at @telefonicaIoT andLinkedIn.

About ASTI Mobile Robotics

ASTI Mobile Robotics, transforming the future together, designs, engineers, manufactures, implements and maintains automated intralogistics solutions. ASTI Mobile Robotics specialises in automated guided vehicles (AGVs) used to move materials and products from place to place in factories and warehouses. It offers the widest range of AGVs on the market and is an expert in industrial connectivity and processes.

ASTI Mobile Robotics forms part of the ASTI TechGroup technology and digital transformation holding comprising five organisations whose scope extends from talent development through to mobile robotics.

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Qualcomm Helps to Accelerate IoT Ecosystem Growth Through Breakthrough Innovation and Expanded Channel

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Qualcomm Helps to Accelerate IoT Ecosystem Growth Through Breakthrough Innovation and Expanded Channel

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), will today discuss the growing momentum across many Internet of Things (IoT) business verticals at its IoT industry analyst workshop. It also announced that it has expanded the distribution channels for its products and now reaches more than 9,000 customers, nearly 20 times the number of customers compared to 2014, through indirect sales channels including more than 25 global distributors. This expansion complements direct sales activities to help a broad range of customers develop new and exciting consumer and industrial IoT solutions using Qualcomm Technologies system-on-chips (SoCs), modems and connectivity solutions. To further help its customers, Qualcomm Technologies makes available more than 30 production-ready reference design platforms through a network of original design manufacturers (ODMs) for products including voice-enabled home hubs and smart displays, smart speakers, connected cameras, appliances, smart watches and more – all as part of Qualcomm Technologies’ core strategy of driving its technologies into higher growth industries.

“We are committed to providing innovative technologies to help expand the IoT ecosystem. We are looking to make it easier for companies of all sizes to succeed in designing and commercializing innovative IoT solutions and to participate in this huge opportunity,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “The strategy we set a few years back of taking our leading-edge technologies into growth opportunities is delivering results. We expect IoT revenues in excess of $1 billion this fiscal year after solid double-digit growth over the last couple of years, driven by our ability to reuse our investments and R&D in mobile technology to make this a very healthy business.”

Ecosystem momentum

At the analyst day, Qualcomm Technologies’ executives will discuss overall IoT momentum and highlight some specific areas of growth. Qualcomm Technologies’ traction in IoT spans across a variety of ecosystems supported by direct sales activities and the expanded indirect sales channels.

In Industrial IoT segments, including enterprise, manufacturing, retail, supply chain and utilities, Qualcomm Technologies’ modems and SoCs are providing vital connectivity and edge processing for products such as point of sale terminals and industrial handhelds. As a result, revenues are growing rapidly and are on track to double this fiscal year versus two years ago. Qualcomm Technologies anticipates its addressable opportunity in the Industrial IoT will grow at an approximately 20 percent CAGR over the next few years, and it expects to exceed that growth with its Industrial IoT revenues.

In smart homes, Qualcomm Technologies’ innovations in mesh Wi-Fi and 11ax solutions are helping solidify the Company’s leading Wi-Fi position in retail including home access points and routers, with major manufacturers of mesh Wi-Fi relying on Qualcomm Technologies’ solutions to help provide whole-home wireless connectivity. This strength in home connectivity, coupled with recent product introductions featuring edge computing, on-device artificial intelligence (AI) and voice control, is designed to help the Company grow its footprint in connected and smart home devices such as appliances, lighting, and more recently smart displays including an award-winning product launch from Lenovo. Qualcomm Technologies expects four-fold revenue increases in SoC chipsets from the Home Entertainment segment in fiscal 2018 versus a year ago.

In cameras, Qualcomm Technologies’ products feature superb image quality and support for on-device AI and as a result have been selected by major enterprise and consumer camera brands such as Lighthouse, Ricoh THETA, Cisco Meraki and KEDACOM, and the Company expects about 120 percent revenue growth in SoC chipsets for connected cameras in fiscal 2018 versus the prior year.

In voice and music, more than 1,300 products feature the popular Qualcomm® aptX™ wireless audio technology, including nearly 100 products using the flagship aptX HD codec which supports crisp, high definition sound over Bluetooth. Premium brands using aptX and aptX HD include Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, Bowers & Wilkins and LG, with more high-quality wireless speakers, headsets, hearables and earbuds to come, such as the OPPO O-Free, which is based on Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Bluetooth audio SoCs.

In smart wearables, more than 200 wearable devices are based on Qualcomm Technologies’ solutions and the number of devices continues to grow at an average rate of one new customer design-win per week. Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ platforms are designed to meet the performance, power, sensors, and connectivity requirements across smartwatches, kid watches and smart tracker segments. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), as of Q1 2018, Snapdragon Wear platforms power an increasing majority of Wear OS device shipments. Qualcomm Technologies is also driving the transition to 4G in kids watches including a dedicated platform for this segment launched in June 2018.

For more information about Qualcomm Technologies’ IoT solutions please visit www.qualcomm.com/IoT.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes and communicates. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our inventions are the foundation for life-changing products, experiences, and industries. As we lead the world to 5G, we envision this next big change in cellular technology spurring a new era of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected cars, remote delivery of health care services, and the IoT — including smart cities, smart homes, and wearables. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, the QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Ayla Networks Announces New IoT Platform Release With Improved Wireless Module and IoT Application Development Capabilities

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Ayla Portable Agent Device and Enhanced Application Enablement Will Speed Time to Value and Add Flexibility for Building IoT Solutions, Especially at Scale

Ayla Networks, whose Internet of Things (IoT) platform-as-a-service (PaaS) delivers industry-leading device management and application enablement, today announced new capabilities to its IoT platform that will further simplify the ability to gain business value from IoT. This new Ayla IoT platform release overcomes restrictions on choosing wireless modules to connect to the Ayla IoT cloud and streamlines the creation of enterprise applications that use IoT device data.

A new Ayla portable software agent significantly cuts the time needed to get to market with IoT initiatives, by allowing manufacturers to select essentially any cellular or Wi-Fi module and have it connect easily to the Ayla IoT cloud. For makers of IoT solutions and service providers, the Ayla IoT platform has added new application enablement capabilities that make it faster and easier to build both mobile and web-based enterprise applications that take advantage of IoT data.

“IoT applications and use cases continue to grow in size and complexity, and Ayla Networks is committed to keeping our IoT platform technology a step ahead of what the market needs,” said Jonathan Cobb, CEO of Ayla Networks. “Our new portable device agent allows business priorities, rather than connectivity technology, to dictate the basis for choosing hardware modules to connect devices to the IoT cloud. And our expanded application enablement capabilities will be particularly useful for enterprises, service providers and manufacturers that are getting started on IoT projects and want to scale quickly and innovate faster.”

Ayla Portable Agent Overcomes Restrictions on Module Choice

To connect to an IoT cloud, devices use an embedded cellular or Wi-Fi module, comprising both a hardware chip and a software agent, that provides wireless cloud connectivity. Until now, IoT software agents had to be built and certified to work with a specific chip and module type, an expensive process that could take a year or more and involve significant certification overhead.

The new Ayla portable agent circumvents this problem by enabling connectivity to the Ayla IoT cloud from any cellular or Wi-Fi module—without the lengthy process of certifying a different software agent for each chip or module variation, and without having to generate source code to port the agent to a chosen module. As a result, IoT solution providers that want to connect to the Ayla IoT cloud are no longer restricted to a list of certified cellular or Wi-Fi modules; instead, they can take a bring-your-own (BYO) approach to IoT modules.

“The Ayla portable agent will help companies with the development of new IoT products by reducing the burden on module hardware selection, allowing them to concentrate on differentiating their offerings to serve rapidly expanding markets,” said Jessica Yu, director of WP1 PLM for Universal Global Scientific Industrial Co. Ltd.

“As a world-leading communications module manufacturer, LITE-ON appreciates partners with Ayla Networks to make it easier for our customers to complete the ‘last mile’ of their IoT applications,” said Steven Wu, General Manager for the Internet Communication Modules (ICM) Business Unit of LITE-ON. “With growing demand for low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) chips, enabling easy access to the Ayla IoT cloud will expand the markets for our comprehensive communications modules.”

“We believe that the Ayla portable agent will allow us to offer a more diverse range of modules to a wider range of industries,” said Antony Chen, marketing director of AMPAK Technology Inc. “The combination of our modules and easy Ayla IoT cloud access will help our customers win in the smart device market by offering more creative and cost-effective products.”

“The Ayla portable agent will help manufacturers save significant amounts of time and effort in developing and connecting their IoT solutions,” said Patrick Lin, product marketing director of AzureWave Technologies Inc.

The Ayla portable agent includes source code, reference implementation, a porting guide, and a test suite for both cellular and Wi-Fi solutions. In addition, Ayla Networks can recommend development partners able to perform porting work for enterprises that lack in-house IoT firmware development expertise.

Ayla Application Enablement Capabilities Streamline IoT Application Development

The Ayla Mobile App Foundry is Ayla’s next-generation mobile application platform, designed primarily for large enterprises and service providers.

Introducing a template-based approach that reduces mobile app development costs, the Ayla Mobile App Foundry speeds both the development and maintenance of mobile apps. It allows enterprises to quickly develop and update derivative versions of an app, such as consumer, field service, dealer, retail staff and geographically localized versions. The ability to generate apps from a common template—without managing multiple code bases—radically shortens the innovation and release cycles as enterprises expand and scale their IoT businesses.

The Ayla Web Software Development Kit (SDK) reduces development cycles for applications that leverage IoT device data in conjunction with an enterprise’s other cloud or data integrations. A new product, the Ayla Web SDK makes it easy for developers to create business applications on top of the Ayla IoT platform. It provides pre-packaged functionality for user management, device monitoring, session management and rule-based access control (RBAC) management.

The new release of the Ayla IoT platform is available now. Contact Ayla Networks for more information.

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks, a leading provider of digital twinning, device management and application enablement for the Internet of Things (IoT), enables the world’s largest companies to connect and ingest data from nearly any sensor, system and cloud. By leveraging Ayla’s Agile IoT™ platform, customers are able to quickly productize future-proofed, connected products, while making device data usable for ongoing analytic insights and support for advanced business applications. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.

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Intrinsic ID to Demonstrate Root-of-Trust-based IoT Security at Arm TechCon with NXP

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Intrinsic ID to Demonstrate Root-of-Trust-based IoT Security at Arm TechCon with NXP

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 – Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading provider of digital authentication technology for Internet of Things security, today announced it will exhibit during Arm TechCon, October 17-18 in San Jose. Intrinsic ID will offer demonstrations in partnership with NXP Semiconductors N.V., showing technology for creating unclonable identities to secure any IoT-connected device.

Intrinsic ID will demonstrate device-to-cloud authentication and encryption of flash data with NXP, which last week announced its i.MX RT600 family of processors and the LPC5500 series of microcontrollers. They are based on the Arm Cortex-M33 processing core and utilize Intrinsic ID’s QuiddiKey, hardware IP which delivers hardware root of trust for IoT security.

In addition to QuiddiKey, Intrinsic ID products include BroadKey, a software IP which delivers hardware root of trust for creating, wrapping and managing secure keys for IoT security, and which enables security deployment at any point in an IoT-connected product’s lifecycle.

For more information on the conference please visit the Arm TechCon website.

WHEN:
Arm TechCon exhibits will be open October 17-18, 2018

  • October 17: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PDT
  • October 18: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT

WHERE:
San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, Calif. 95113

Intrinsic ID will exhibit with NXP in booth #620.

About Intrinsic ID

Intrinsic ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company, providing the Internet of Things with hardware-based root-of-trust security via unclonable identities for any IoT-connected device. Based on Intrinsic ID’s patented SRAM PUF technology, the company’s security solutions can be implemented in hardware or software. Intrinsic ID security, which can be deployed at any stage of a product’s lifecycle, is used to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors, and protect sensitive government and military systems. Intrinsic ID technology has been deployed in more than 100 million devices. Award recognition includes the Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award and the EU Innovation Radar Prize. Intrinsic ID security has been proven in millions of devices certified by Common Criteria, EMVCo, Visa and multiple governments. Intrinsic ID’s mission: Authenticate EverythingTM. Visit Intrinsic ID online at www.Intrinsic-ID.com.

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Intrinsic ID, the Intrinsic ID logo, BroadKey, QuiddiKey and “Authenticate Everything” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intrinsic ID, Inc., and are protected by trademark laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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