Category Archives: IoT

GraspLet Uses floLIVE to Expand into IoT Sector

LONDON, UK, May 20, 2024 – GraspLet, a UK-based telecommunications and information technology company, announces that by utilizing floLIVE, the creator of the world’s first and largest hyperlocal global cellular network and a leading provider of global connectivity and network services for IoT, it has expanded its services into the Internet of Things (IoT).

“By 2027, 29 billion IoT connections are expected, creating a significant market value for connectivity and connectivity-management solutions. Understanding that value, global organization GraspLet has diversified its services to deliver global connectivity and support to this rapidly growing technology sector through its partnership with floLIVE.

“floLIVE is excited to help GraspLet enter the very promising IoT market,” floLIVE’s MVNO partner lead Europe & Middle East Kieran Chury said. “Connectivity service providers are the lifeblood of IoT and it’s a very high growth industry – but not without its challenges. The more seamless connectivity providers can deliver these vital communications, the greater their success is in the market, and that’s what we are helping to provide to GraspLet.

”Delivering connectivity that meets the critical, complex demands in IoT can be incredibly complex, challenged by a fragmented ecosystem of connectivity providers, hundreds of use cases with varying requirements, and the management of significant numbers of device fleets.

“Ecosystem collaboration is crucial for enabling IoT success, as numerous important elements must be highly interoperable to deliver key results. GrapLet is thrilled to embark on this journey through strategic collaboration with floLIVE, paving the way for a more connected future where IoT connectivity is seamless, scalable, and tailored to the unique needs of each industry.” says GraspLet director Arunkumar Ramaswamy said.

By utilizing floLIVE’s global network and management platform, GraspLet is able to achieve:

  • Global Coverage with a Single SKU SIM: Instead of managing multiple SIMs from different network operators, GraspLet can simplify logistics using a single SIM that provides worldwide connectivity. This is made possible through access to a robust library of top-tier network operators.
  • Flexibility with Multi-profile SIMs: GraspLet can deploy Multi-IMSI SIMs, allowing for the utilization of multiple network profiles. This flexibility enables devices to autonomously switch networks for enhanced availability and fault tolerance. Additionally, GraspLet offers eUICC SIM cards, where the floLIVE Multi-IMSI serves as the primary profile, combining the advantages of both technologies.
  • Comprehensive Network Visibility: Through floLIVE’s connectivity management platform, GraspLet gains full visibility into network traffic from various devices and endpoints. This proactive monitoring capability empowers GraspLet to optimize network performance, enhance security measures, and troubleshoot issues promptly, thereby improving operational efficiency and minimizing downtime.
  • Customization to Suit Diverse Industries: GraspLet caters to a range of industries such as payment solutions, transportation, healthcare tech, banking, and travel, each with unique requirements. Customization plays a crucial role in meeting the diverse needs of IoT applications across these sectors.
  • High-Security Standards: floLIVE SIMs offer robust security features, including secure OTA updates and the utilization of external HSM for key management, ensuring a high level of protection for GraspLet’s operations and data.

About GraspLet

GraspLet, an innovative and customer-driven telecommunications and information technology company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, specializes in delivering cutting-edge solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of both consumers and businesses. With a strategic emphasis on Cloud Digital Transformation, bespoke software solutions, and Telecom Consultancy Services, GraspLet is dedicated to driving sales, satisfaction, and success for its clients. Backed by the expertise of its founders, who collectively boast over 30 years of industry experience, GraspLet offers unparalleled insight and capabilities to empower clients to achieve their objectives. Expanding its horizons, GraspLet is now poised to venture into the burgeoning realm of IoT, providing connectivity solutions to facilitate the advancement of IoT sectors across the globe.

For more information, visit www.grasplet.com.

About floLIVE

floLIVE designed and developed an elastic, robust core cellular infrastructure that is the largest connectivity infrastructure in the world. Through this powerful infrastructure, the company offers numerous services to mobile operators, IoT MVNOs and Global Enterprises seeking seamless, compliant, high-performance and regulatory-compliant connectivity, anywhere in the world.

With a global carrier library that is based on interconnected local core mobile networks, floLIVE ensures low latency, high performance, and full compliance with privacy acts, data regulations, and roaming restrictions. As of today, more than 20 mobile operators are on board the platform, giving companies multi-tier connectivity access.

Through direct access to their network, customers can monitor their devices, access real-time network events and usage, switch operators remotely, and troubleshoot failures ahead of time, providing a seamless experience that keeps devices connected at all times. Through one integration, one SKU and one platform, customers have a world of connectivity and endless possibilities.

ITRI, Arm Launch Certification Center for AIoT Applications

HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 1, 2024 – The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has established the ITRI・Arm SystemReady Lab in Taipei, in partnership with Arm, the global semiconductor and software design company. This certification center is the fourth of its kind globally, following the ones in the United States, Europe, and India. The lab combines ITRI’s R&D strengths with the Arm SystemReady compliance program to deliver comprehensive certification services for the AIoT industry. This initiative is poised to drive Taiwan’s industrial integration of AI and IoT ecosystems.

ITRI and Arm celebrate the establishment of the ITRI・Arm SystemReady Certification Center in Taiwan.

Pei-Zen Chang, ITRI’s executive vice president, elaborated on the genesis of this partnership: “In 2021, ITRI and Arm jointly established a new IC design platform for startups, which not only facilitated startups in integrating key IPs to accelerate the launch of globally competitive products but also bolstered Taiwan’s IC design industry’s global market share. ITRI has again joined forces with Arm to establish the lab, which is expected to closely mesh Taiwan’s semiconductor supply chain with Arm’s global ecosystem, ensuring the high quality of Taiwan’s equipment manufacturers’ products while adhering to international standards.”

“Arm is the world’s most pervasive computing platform, and this new collaboration with ITRI demonstrates our commitment to the Taiwan market,” said CK Tseng, president of Arm Taiwan. “Through the Arm SystemReady Labs already in operation, globally, we have achieved over 130 certifications, and with this fourth lab, we aim to further advance not just Taiwan’s but Asia’s AIoT industry, particularly in device manufacturing, through standardization. We look forward to further collaboration with ecosystem partners like ITRI as we build the future of IoT on Arm.”

About ITRI

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan’s industries from labor-intensive into innovation-driven. To address market needs and global trends, it has launched its 2035 Technology Strategy and Roadmap that focuses on innovation development in Smart Living, Quality Health, Sustainable Environment, and Resilient Society.

Over the years, ITRI has been dedicated to incubating startups and spinoffs, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the US, Europe, and Japan in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote international cooperation across the globe.

For more information, please visit https://www.itri.org/eng.

Qt, Qualcomm Partner for IoT Development

ESPOO, Finland, Apr 15, 2024 – Qt Group, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. are collaborating to streamline development of advanced graphical user interfaces (GUI) and software quality assurance for industrial IoT devices.

The combined force of Qt’s cross-platform development tools and Qualcomm Technologies’ means IoT manufacturers could significantly accelerate their devices’ time-to-market.

Qualcomm Technologies, one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, has long provided processors for devices in industries spanning smartphones, automobiles, Extended Reality, and IoT. Porting Qt Group’s platform on Qualcomm Technologies’ software significantly streamlines how software vendors develop and test UI solutions with Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced processors. It also greatly increases the ease and speed with which hardware vendors can, at scale, develop Systems on Modules (SoM) – tiny computer systems with ready-made components that can be used to easily create embedded electronic devices (from robots to security cameras).

In addition to these UI capabilities, OEMs accessing Qualcomm Technologies’ processors that support Qt can also access Qt Group’s intuitive, user-friendly software development and quality assurance tools, drastically lowering production barriers for manufacturers.

“When you tune out the noise surrounding tech innovation today, what is it really at the end of the day that impacts end users the most? It’s the user experience – specifically the user interface,” says Roger Mazzella, senior product manager at Qt Group. “At Qt Group, our team has been proud to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies in the automotive industry over the years. Now, we get to expand the benefits of all that groundwork to the IoT market, to which Qualcomm Technologies is well suited. Their high-powered processors handle data-heavy communication while providing ultra-fast performance that developers and end users expect.”

“The benefit of Qt’s technologies is that they already have a history of implementation across 70 industries,” says Juhapekka Niemi, senior vice president, product management at Qt Group. “We will give hardware and software vendors for IoT the UI/UX development and QA tools they need right out of the box. Since these vendors don’t have to perform any integrations themselves, the ease of developing GUIs significantly cuts down the time it takes to launch their products.”

By leveraging Qt’s development tools and framework, IoT manufacturers can apply advanced 3D graphics capabilities to their device’s UI, except in a much leaner package. Other frameworks, such as game engines, also cater to high-fidelity graphics, but these normally include features that are not necessary for creating GUIs on IoT devices. Since the Qt framework instead tailors its features to these IoT devices, developers can build and run the UIs on far lower hardware requirements.

“At Qualcomm Technologies, we strongly believe in building an industry ecosystem that allows manufacturers to create excellent hardware and software solutions for vertical markets using our chipsets,” says Manvinder Singh, vice president of strategy and partner solutions development of IoT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This collaboration gives developers a ready-made solution to build their creative solutions on top of.”

Qt Group’s tools for designing, developing, and assuring the quality of products aim to promote closer alignment between developers and designers, streamlining workflows by letting them work simultaneously within the same framework. The tools are ideal for cross-platform development, particularly for low-powered and embedded devices.

About Qt Group

Qt Group is a global software company, trusted by industry leaders and over 1.5 million developers worldwide to create applications and smart devices that users love. They help customers to increase productivity through the entire product development lifecycle: from UI design and software development to quality management and deployment. Their customers are in more than 70 different industries in over 180 countries. Qt Group employs some 800 people, and its net sales in 2023 were 180.7 MEUR.

To learn more, visit www.qt.io.

Nozomi Networks Named in CRN 2024 Internet of Things 50 List

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Apr 2, 2024 – Nozomi Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in OT and IoT security, has been recognized by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, on the 2024 Internet of Things (IoT) 50 list in the security category.

Each year, this list highlights vendors at the cutting edge of advancements in IoT hardware, software, and services. The commitment to innovation among the CRN IoT 50 empowers the IT channel to build and deliver groundbreaking IoT solutions that propel growth across the industry.

The 2024 IoT 50 honors the most influential vendors leading innovation in five categories, including IoT hardware, security, software, industrial IoT and networking and connectivity.

IoT devices are typically unmanaged, connected across healthcare, transportation, energy, building automation, manufacturing and other critical infrastructure applications and networks, and have minimal built-in security controls for their lightweight operating systems. Nozomi Networks’ platform uniquely combines network and endpoint visibility, threat detection and AI-powered analysis for fast, effective incident response so users have control of their IoT devices, from thermostats to security cameras.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by CRN for our achievements in IoT security,” said Andrea Carcano, co-founder and chief product officer of Nozomi Networks. “The explosive use of IoT devices in our critical infrastructure, coupled with the ever-changing threat landscape, creates unique security challenges for businesses today. Since day one our solutions have been rooted in addressing the complex requirements of industrial and critical infrastructure environments, and we will continue to pave the way with record innovation, market leadership and unmatched product excellence.”

“IoT continues to be an exciting driver of channel growth, and the companies recognized on the 2024 CRN IoT 50 are helping pave the way with innovations that lead to groundbreaking IoT solutions,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content, and executive editor, CRN, The Channel Company. “It’s an honor to showcase these vendors for their unwavering commitment to strengthening the IT channel and driving continuous transformation that delivers new opportunities to partners.”

The 2024 CRN IoT 50 list will be featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/IoT50 beginning April 1, 2024.

About Nozomi Networks

Nozomi Networks protects the world’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Their platform uniquely combines network and endpoint visibility, threat detection, and AI-powered analysis for faster, more effective incident response. Customers rely on them to minimize risk and complexity while maximizing operational resilience.

For more information, visit www.nozominetworks.com.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by nearly 40 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

For more information, visit www.thechannelcompany.com.

Remote.It Launches Channel Partner Program

PALO ALTO, CA, Mar 12, 2024 – Remote.It, a leading SaaS-based network connectivity management platform, today announced the launch of its channel-focused full reseller program for businesses looking to leverage its remote networking service capabilities. Remote.It’s technology allows companies to replace manual network management with instant, secure, and code-based networking that provides seamless network connectivity across all IoT devices and services.

The channel-focused model enables resellers to provide industry leading networking solutions to their customer base while also customizing the branding as their own.

The channel-focused model enables partners to provide industry-leading networking solutions to their customer base while also customizing the branding as their own. Further, this now enables resellers to bundle services for installation, monitoring, reporting, and managing services.

“Our clients are actively seeking simpler and more efficient network management tools to face the shortage of IT engineers,” said Eric Hsu, general manager at NetBridge, a leading network equipment distributor in Taiwan. “Remote.It simplifies account and permission management for cloud and on-premise servers, including management of IoT and OT devices.”

“Remote.It has been instrumental in enhancing our remote network management offerings at Embedded Works. Their innovative solutions have empowered us to deliver connectivity options to any IoT device throughout our customer base,” said Andy Do, CEO at Embedded Works. “With Remote.It, we’ve been able to help reduce the annual cost to manage, support, and troubleshoot end devices for our clients.”

Remote.It services apply to resellers from all industry verticals with remote or distributed users, devices, services, and resources. Remote.It customers and partners include Trimble, Arm, RaspberryPi, Docker, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Carbon Robotics, among many others.

“The world is now always connected, but private networking still lives in the legacy dark ages of manual configuration and maintenance. With this program, we are responding to the market’s requests from system integrators, resellers and device partners wanting to fundamentally integrate secure connectivity across all of their assets,” said Ryo Koyama, Cofounder and CEO of Remote.It. “In the same way that cloud computing has fundamentally replaced the data center, resellers now are able to leap ahead and offer cloud driven networking services as part of their offerings.”

Remote.It partners in the program are able to offer their customers the following benefits:

  • Simplify connectivity – connect over complex networks without networking knowledge of configuration.
  • Share private resources with employees, contractors, customers, and vendors securely – share individual resources not subnets.
  • Deployment & integration – Connectivity-as-Code builds into the deployment or device provisioning process.
  • Reduce work – remove ongoing management of IP address overlaps, subnet collisions, security groups, access control groups, and more.
  • Real time monitoring of remote devices.

To learn more about the reseller program and pricing, visit Remote.It.

About Remote.It

Remote.It was founded by networking experts who previously invented and implemented the first hardware TCP/IP stack in silicon logic (acquired by NVIDIA). Leveraging their deep knowledge of the network stack, they invented core technology that enables direct access to any specific service anywhere, while eliminating the need for any of the vulnerabilities associated with the open ports typically associated with remote access. The company has been granted seven patents on its core technology. They provide zero trust IT/OT networking as a service.

Remote.It is available via free download, to learn more visit www.remote.it.

POND IoT Partners with FrontierUS

to become Authorized Peplink & Starlink Solution Provider

LAS VEGAS, NV, Mar 11, 2024 – POND IoT, a leading provider of innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, is excited to announce that it has partnered with FrontierUS to become an authorized Peplink & Starlink solution provider. This partnership aligns POND IoT with Peplink and Starlink, marking a significant step forward in offering superior Internet connectivity globally, especially in challenging environments.

POND IoT becomes an authorized Peplink & Starlink solution provider

This collaboration leverages the strengths of Starlink’s Flat High-Performance satellite network and Peplink’s advanced SD-WAN routers, addressing the critical needs for speed, reliability, and affordability in Internet services. It represents a significant advancement for businesses operating in mobile, maritime, and remote areas.

“We are thrilled to partner with POND IoT,” says FrontierUS president & CEO Paul Wieland. “Leveraging Peplink and Starlink’s cutting-edge technologies will enable POND IoT to provide their customers with truly unbreakable connectivity anytime, anywhere.”

Through this partnership, POND IoT will provide value-added networking products and services by joining a global network of Authorized Peplink & Starlink Solution Providers, significantly contributing to the expansion of high-speed Internet access worldwide.

For further details about this partnership, visit https://www.pondiot.com/starlink.

About POND IoT

POND IoT is a premier global provider of IoT connectivity solutions, leveraging its multi-IMSI smart SIM technology to offer access to the three largest US networks on a single profile, as well as 800+ partner networks worldwide. The company is dedicated to simplifying IoT with comprehensive coverage, exceptional support, and competitive pricing. Its portfolio includes scalable wholesale and enterprise solutions, reliable internet failover, advanced asset tracking and management, eSIM technology, and more. POND IoT is committed to delivering seamless connectivity and empowering businesses of any size with the tools needed for success in a connected world.

Learn more at: www.pondiot.com.