IoT is buzzing Worldwide market forecasted to exceed this figure by 2020
7 trillion $ USD
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.
Powerful satellite HotSpot debuts