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Litmus Automation steps up smart factory game with ROHM partnership

Litmus Automation, named in MachNation’s 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard, has boosted its smart factory capabilities through a relationship with ROHM Semiconductor. The partnership will see ROHM’s sensor nodes and sub-gigahertz wireless communication integrated circuits working alongside Litmus Automation’s LoopEdge gateways and LoopCloud cloud-based industrial IoT platform. The ROHM technologies, attached to machinery and other factory equipment, will essentially act as the nerve endings for Litmus Automation’s systems. More technically, ROHM sensors will process key monitoring […]

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SiteWhere open source IoT platform supports smart metering in Turin, Italy

Interest in open source IoT platforms continues to grow. The flexibility, security and support ecosystem of open source solutions provides a viable alternative to more traditional IoT platforms. This short article describes a smart cities’ use case based on an open source IoT platform from SiteWhere. With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, SiteWhere is an open-source IoT application enablement platform (AEP) offering two solutions. First, SiteWhere’s Community Edition (CE) is offered under CPAL license. For this […]

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Functional architecture for IoT platforms

Today, MachNation has created the industry’s first vendor-agnostic, functional architecture for IoT platforms. While much literature exists on the types of enterprise IoT platforms available, until now there was no independent source that described the detailed functional components that enterprises demand in an IoT platform. This publicly available document defines the 24 micro-services required by enterprises in their IoT platforms. IoT platform architecture (Publicly available): Enterprises are using this functional architecture to ensure IoT platform […]

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MachNation publishes updated IoT applications, platforms and services forecast: 2017-2026

MachNation has published its updated IoT Applications, Platforms and Services Forecast 2017:2026. This revenue forecast presents data for the technology components and sub-components making up an IoT solution over the period 2017-2026. Report (Client-only access): This forecast presents a technology-centric view of the IoT market to help our customers better understand product category revenue and regional opportunities. It provides forecasts for the technology components and sub-components making up an IoT solution including connectivity and connectivity management […]

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IoT for small and medium businesses (SMBs): requirements

Over the last 7 or 8 years, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions have generally been marketed to and purchased by large enterprises. There are hundreds of IoT solutions for countless use cases including remote asset tracking, factory automation, fleet services, energy/utilities management, parking management, facilities management, smart vehicle enablement and many others. But what about sales of IoT to the world’s 200 million small and medium businesses (SMBs)? While MachNation forecasts 24 billion connected IoT […]

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