Tag Archives: iot

If your toothbrush calls you, it might not be for dental hygiene: the importance of securing the Internet of Things

By | October 25, 2018

Our world is hyper-connected now. Current estimates are that there are around 10 billion electronic devices with access to the internet and that number will have at least doubled by 2020. In addition to the many advantages and opportunities, the emerging ability of connected devices to impact the physical world has also created a new set of vulnerabilities… Read More »

GigSky Acquires Simless to Help Drive Global eSIM IoT Adoption

By | September 6, 2018

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GigSky, Inc., a leading provider of global cellular connectivity solutions for consumers, businesses and manufacturers today announced it has acquired Simless, Inc., a subscription management platform and integrated SIM (iSIM) solution provider founded in 2014 by a team of world-class SIM-technology experts.  With the Simless acquisition, GigSky can now provide tailored solutions for IoT manufacturers… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Becomes First Chip Maker Accredited by the GSMA to Personalize eSIMs for Mobiles and Connected IoT Devices

By | June 25, 2018

Geneva, June 25, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is accelerating progress towards a more convenient and secure connected world as the first embedded SIM (eSIM) manufacturer to be accredited by the GSMA for loading eSIM chips with connection credentials such as certificates and operator profiles before shipping. The… Read More »

Westpac and NXT-ID Subsidiary Fit Pay to Extend Contactless Payments to Devices

By | June 20, 2018

MELBOURNE, Florida, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Westpac, Australia’s oldest bank and company, and one of four major banking organizations in Australia and New Zealand, and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) and a provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, have today announced an agreement to extend contactless payment capabilities to a range of new devices, including… Read More »

NXP, Mastercard and Visa Transform Mobile Payments for Billions of IoT Devices

By | June 7, 2018

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) in collaboration with Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Visa today announced the launch of its new mWallet 2GO, a white label wallet service developed on the NXP Secure Service 2GO Platform. With the new service, NXP is first in the industry to offer the full scope of mobile wallet development in… Read More »

Gemalto launches world’s first “all-in-one” IoT module delivering global LTE connectivity

By | November 9, 2017

​​​Amsterdam, November 9, 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is expanding Industrial IoT connectivity with a significant breakthrough in wireless engineering – the industry’s first IoT module to provide global connectivity on 12 LTE bands plus, 3G and 2G cellular coverage all from a single device. This greatly simplifies logistics and distribution and lowers the cost of global IoT… Read More »

Gemalto LTE-M IoT technology paves the way for widespread adoption

By | October 31, 2017

Verizon certifies Gemalto LTE-M platform that delivers highly efficient 4G IoT connectivity  Provides compatibility with Gemalto’s On Demand Connectivity for simplified IoT remote subscription management Amsterdam – October 31st, 2017 – Billions of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected before 2020[1] but the majority of these do not require the full capabilities of 4G cellular networks. Emerging Low-Power… Read More »

Switzerland becomes first European country to allow Visa payments on Fitbit smartwatch

By | October 11, 2017

Visa is introducing its mobile payment function for the Fitbit smartwatch in Switzerland, the first European country to get the service, reported Inside-IT.ch. The card company enables the payments via the Visa Token Service. To pay with Fitbit Ionic, the Visa card of a partner card issuer must be loaded into the Fitbit Companion application. Currently, this is… Read More »

HARMAN, IBM, G+D Mobile Security and Irdeto to Demonstrate Multi-Vendor Automotive Cybersecurity System at IAA New Mobility World

By | September 13, 2017

HARMAN, IBM, G+D Mobile Security and Irdeto to Demonstrate Multi-Vendor Automotive Cybersecurity System at IAA New Mobility World FRANKFURT, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 – HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced its collaboration with IBM, G+D Mobile Security and Irdeto, to present a multi-vendor… Read More »

OnKöl remote patient monitoring uses Gemalto IoT connectivity to support ‘age in place’ individuals

By | September 11, 2017

Amsterdam, September 11, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces the use of its IoT connectivity technology in OnKöl’s mHealth solution. Enabled byGemalto’s wireless module, the smart hub connects the elderly and those with special needs to their family and caregivers, allowing them to live in their own home safely, independently and comfortably. With… Read More »

Sherlock Connects Anti-Theft Device for Bicycles to Global IoT Network from Orange Business Services

By | September 7, 2017

Security device works out-of-the-box with limitless tracking. Orange to supply Sherlock with worldwide seamless connectivity. Sherlock, an Internet of Things (IoT), bicycle security startup based in Turin, Italy, has signed a deal with Orange Business Services to support its global business with IoT connectivity and a management portal over the next three years. Sherlock will use Orange embedded… Read More »

Bank of America and NXT-ID Subsidiary FitPay Collaborate to Accelerate Wearable and IoT Payment Adoption

By | September 7, 2017

MELBOURNE, Florida, September 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of America (NYSE: BAC ) and FitPay, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), today announced an agreement to extend contactless payment capabilities to a range of new devices, giving Bank of America customers more payment options and accelerating the adoption of new payment devices. This collaborative effort enables Bank of America… Read More »

Top Tech Players Invest $47M in Dublin-Based Cubic Telecom Series C Round

By | August 24, 2017

Cubic’s largest investment round to date includes major technology players Qualcomm and Valid, as well as Audi Electronics Venture GmbH and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund DUBLIN, IRELAND–(Marketwired – Aug 24, 2017) – Cubic Telecom, a global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform company, today announced the close of a $47M Series C investment round. The new investment, which… Read More »

Nxt-ID’s Strategy to Conquer IoT and Digital Payments is Proving Out

By | August 8, 2017

The burgeoning Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystem is growing by the nanosecond. Gartner estimates that there will be 8.4 million connected devices in 2017, a 31% increase from last year. One company that is stretching its IoT muscle is Nxt-ID (NXTD), an innovative tech company that introduced the world to smart wallets and has since expanded deeper into digital payments… Read More »

Telefónica launches ‘out of the box’ mobile connectivity for consumer devices with latest Gemalto cloud service

By | August 1, 2017

  Leading telecoms operator offers remote subscription management for consumer IoT devices  such as tablets, connected PCs and wearables • Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity cloud service available to Telefónica Group companies across 17 different countries • Consumers can conveniently add new devices to their subscription plans • Fully compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications to ensure compatibility… Read More »

OT-Morpho receives CSPN certification for its embedded secure element for IoT

By | July 20, 2017

OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announced that its embedded secure element designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), IoThrive Tiny SE+, has obtained the highest level CSPN* security certification. IoThrive Tiny SE+ is the first embedded secure element of its kind to receive this certification awarded by the French security agency ANSSI**.… Read More »

ARM, Still Targeting Regular Remote Updates, Pays $15 Million For Simulity

By | July 11, 2017

In the last sixteen years, ARM has built a stronghold of low power chips for smartphone, cars, and sensors. But now it wants to make connecting and updating wireless devices more flexible for customers. The company has paid around $15 million for Simulity, a supplier of embedded operating systems and SIM cards for Internet of Things devices, according to… Read More »

Telit and OT-Morpho Partner for Opportunities in the New Era of Device Provisioning on a Global Scale for the Internet of Things

By | June 29, 2017

London, June 29, 2017 – Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), together with OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security & identification technologies, announced today that the companies are partnering together to solve the challenges facing the mass adoption of IoT via today’s traditional deployment methodology.  As the cellular Internet of Things market is maturing… Read More »