IoT is buzzing World­wide mar­ket fore­casted to ex­ceed this fig­ure by 2020

7 tril­lion $ USD

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In­ter­est around the IoT, hav­ing grown steadily in re­cent years, seems to be com­ing to fruition.

Ac­cord­ing to new re­search from In­ter­na­tional Data Cor­po­ra­tion ( IDC), a trans­for­ma­tion i s un­der­way that will see the world­wide mar­ket for IoT ( In­ter­net of Things) so­lu­tions grow from $ 1.9 tril­lion i n 2013 to $ 7.1 tril­lion i n 2020. The com­pany de­fines the IoT as a net­work of uniquely i den­ti­fi­able end­points ( or ‘ things’) that com­mu­ni­cate with­out hu­man in­ter­ac­tion us­ing IP con­nec­tiv­ity ~ be it lo­cally or glob­ally. Busi­nesses are in­trigued by the ef­fi­cien­cies, busi­ness process i mpli­ca­tions, and rev­enue op­por­tu­ni­ties that IoT so­lu­tions can gen­er­ate. " Tech­nol­ogy ven­dors are evolv­ing their so­lu­tions in a sup­ply- driven mar­ket that's edg­ing to­ward be­com­ing a more de­mand- driven mar­ket," said Ver­non Turner, SVP of IDC's en­ter­prise i nfras­truc­ture, con­sumer, net­work, tele­com and sus­tain­abil­ity re­search. Ad­di­tional find­ings from IDC's re­search i nclude: world­wide IoT i nstalled base will ex­pe­ri­ence a com­pound an­nual growth rate of 17.5% from 2013 to 2020; and, i ncreas­ingly over the fore­cast pe­riod, IDC ex­pects prod­uct of­fer­ings will be dif­fer­en­ti­ated and com­pe­ti­tion will gen­er­ally in­ten­sify, par­tic­u­larly around holis­tic so­lu­tion of­fer­ings that in­cor­po­rate smart an­a­lyt­ics and ap­pli­ca­tions.

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Imag­i­na­tion and Or­a­cle col­lab­o­rate to en­hance Java for em­bed­ded & IoT

Imag­i­na­tion Tech­nolo­gies i s col­lab­o­rat­ing with Or­a­cle Corp. with i ntent to en­hance Java for em­bed­ded & IoT ap­pli­ca­tions, and op­ti­mise Java for the MIPS CPU ar­chi­tec­ture. The pair are work­ing to­gether to bring the Or­a­cle JDK ( Java Devel­op­ment Kit), Or­a­cle Java SE Em­bed­ded, and other such prod­uct sup­port to MIPS32 and MIPS64 sys­tems. Java is the foun­da­tion for a broad range of net­worked ap­pli­ca­tions and is a global stan­dard for de­vel­op­ing and de­liv­er­ing em­bed­ded, web- based and en­ter­prise con­tent, and ap­pli­ca­tions. MIPS li­censees can make use of highly por­ta­ble lan­guages and plat­forms for a broad range of ap­pli­ca­tions i nclud­ing routers, wire­less ac­cess points, res­i­den­tial gate­ways, next- gen­er­a­tion con­sumer premises equip­ment ( CPE), other net­work­ing equip­ment, mo­bile de­vices, IoT, em­bed­ded, and more. Nan­dini Ra­mani, vice pres­i­dent, Java and

IoT, Or­a­cle, said: “The MIPS ar­chi­tec­ture i s widely used in net­work­ing, em­bed­ded and other key mar­kets. We are ex­cited to see the dif­fer­en­ti­ated fea­ture set that Imag­i­na­tion has laid out in its roadmap for MIPS, and we are see­ing in­creas­ing de­mand for op­ti­mized Java sup­port for MIPS. Through this new re­la­tion­ship with Imag­i­na­tion, we are strength­en­ing the pres­ence of Java in a range of high­vol­ume mar­kets.” It is now pos­si­ble for sub­scribers i n the oil & gas, ma­rine, nat­u­ral re­source, and emer­gency re­sponse sec­tors to use their own de­vice to stay con­nected when cel­lu­lar cov­er­age i s un­avail­able. Glob­al­star’s lat­est new­est voice and data so­lu­tion, Sat- Fi, pro­vides seam­less wire­less con­nec­tiv­ity over the world's most mod­ern satel­lite net­work. Boast­ing the fastest, most af­ford­able, mo­bile satel­lite data speeds ~ re­ported to be 4x faster than the com­pe­ti­tion ~ the of­fer­ing comes with the clear­est voice com­mu­ni­ca­tions i n the i ndus­try. A smart­phone app en­ables con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween any WiFi- en­abled de­vice and via the Sat- Fi satel­lite hot spot, al­low­ing users to send and re­ceive email, SMS text mes­sages, and make voice calls from their own de­vices. Pow­ered by the world's most mod­ern satel­lite net­work, key fea­tures i nclude: easy setup i n min­utes; af­ford­able air­time plans; the best voice qual­ity with seam­less con­nec­tiv­ity; sim­ple 10 digit di­alling; up to eight users at once; and the abil­ity to reach emer­gency re­spon­ders. Sat- Fi is avail­able for pur­chase for CDN $ 1,099. Air­time plans start at $ 39.99per month. Un­lim­ited voice and data op­tion i s priced at $ 149.99 per month.

Mo­bil­is­ing the Sky: AT& T Build­ing 4G LTE I n- Flight Con­nec­tiv­ity Ser­vice

AT& T has i nformed us of plans to launch a hi gh- speed 4G LTE - based i n- fl i ght con­nec­tiv­ity ser­vice for air­lines and pas­sen­gers i n com­mer­cial, busi­ness, and gen­eral avi­a­tion. The ser­vice, planned for late 2015, will be ca­pa­ble of pro­vid­ing i n- flight broad­band for cus­tomers i nclud­ing; fast, re­li­able WiFi, and on­board entertainment. Fol­low­ing launch, avi­a­tion cus­tomers can also ex­pect im­proved con­nec­tiv­ity so­lu­tions such as cock­pit com­mu­ni­ca­tions, main­te­nance op­er­a­tions & crew ser­vices. To de­liver this new ser­vice, AT& T plans to build an air- to- ground net­work i n the con­ti­nen­tal United States, based on global 4G LTE stan­dards, to pro­vide fast speeds and ef­fi­cient uti­liza­tion of spec­trum al­ready owned by AT& T. As the ar­chi­tect and op­er­a­tor of the na­tion’s most re­li­able 4G LTE net­work, AT& T has the ex­per­tise, spec­trum and fi­nan­cial strength to trans­form air­borne con­nec­tiv­ity.

“Every­one wants ac­cess to high- speed, re­li­able mo­bile In­ter­net wher­ever they are, in­clud­ing at 35,000 feet,” said John Stankey, chief strat­egy of­fi­cer at AT& T.

“We are build­ing on AT& T’s sig­nif­i­cant strengths to de­velop i n- flight con­nec­tiv­ity tech­nol­ogy un­like any other that ex­ists to­day, based on 4G LTE stan­dards. We be­lieve this will en­able air­lines and pas­sen­gers to ben­e­fit from re­li­able high speeds and a bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence. We ex­pect thi s ser­vice to trans­form con­nec­tiv­ity i n the avi­a­tion i ndus­try ~ we are truly mo­bi­liz­ing the sky.” Honey­well, an aero­space in­dus­try leader, re­cently i ssued a wire­less con­nec­tiv­ity sur­vey in­di­cat­ing t hat i n- flight WiFi cur­rently causes frus­tra­tions for nearly nine in 10 users world­wide, most of­ten due to in­con­sis­tent or slow con­nec­tions. AT& T will work with Honey­well, pro­vid­ing hard­ware and ser­vice ca­pa­bil­i­ties, to de­liver the i n- flight con­nec­tiv­ity so­lu­tion. It i s hoped that pas­sen­gers will be able to ex­pe­ri­ence the sort of re­li­a­bil­ity that, to date, has been on many wish- lists. It prom­ises i nter­net brows­ing, check­ing email, keep­ing i n touch with friends and fam­ily through so­cial net­work­ing and mes­sag­ing ser­vices, as well as in­creas­ing busi­ness pro­duc­tiv­ity.

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