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Apr 07,2020

Telit Enables Kumpan’s Telematics Ridesharing e-Scooter Solution

*Full range of Telit products including modules, connectivity and platform provide an all-in-one solution, simplifying internal processes *Kumpan’s telematics solution ensures worldwide network coverage, with the ability to switch between networks and prioritize network providers Telit today announced a new partnership with Kumpan, the electric scooter designer and manufacturer on a mission to ensure the next wave of classic European scooters are completely electric, silent and connected. Providing a full range of best-in-class products, Telit is equipping Kumpan with an all-in-one solution to ensure its new 1954 Ri electric scooter delivers on its promise to make ridesharing simple. Kumpan’s e-scooter sharing solutions includes front and backend management systems: Live tracking with free floating and stationary sharing locations User registration, booking of scooters and payment processing via the app Rentals and returns, as well as, service planning and management Ridesharing, fleet tracking and optimization of utilization analyses Open APIs for connection to any fleet-management software The overall growth in the shared mobility market has exponentially increased in the past three years. Multiple reports from 2019 indicate an increase from 2018 in the number of countries and cities that implemented scooter sharing systems, with the number of registered users jumping significantly worldwide. Telit’s solution includes: Cellular and Bluetooth modules – form factors designed to fit any project to use anywhere. Telit simWISE connectivity – provides greater flexibility and functionality than a standard SIM card at a much lower cost with added convenience. With integrated cryptographic capabilities, it connects to any carrier network. Telit IoT Platform – allows for connecting, integrating and managing, with visibility, control, interoperability and intelligent insights across the global IoT value chain. Philipp Tykesson, co-founder and chief sales and marketing officer at Kumpan, said: “We have long envisioned e-scooter sharing as a steppingstone in the mobility revolution and needed a partner to help us realize our goal of designing and producing a tailor-made electric scooter perfect for the sharing market.” “Telit offered us a full range of products in an all-in-one solution that not only simplified our internal processes but also opened for us new horizons while enabling overall growth and expansion as we work toward tackling critical transportation and sustainability challenges.” “We are proud to partner with a visionary company like Kumpan, whose e-scooters are improving—directly and indirectly—the everyday lives of its customers,” said Carlos Perez, president sales at Telit. “It also validates our leadership in providing forward-thinking and environmentally conscious enterprises with embedded, secure connectivity solutions that enable them to enter and compete in emerging markets.”

Apr 07,2020

Deutsche Telekom Group's security division and new partner plan to offer joint solutions to enterprise customers.

The aim is to better protect companies from attacks on cloud, network and mobile phones. Palo Alto Networks already protects more than 70,000 customers. 

 The head of Telekom Security and VP, Dirk Backofen said, "Hackers massively try to infiltrate the cloud, network and mobile phones of companies. And the attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated. With Palo Alto Networks, we are working with an innovative leader in the cyber security technology. So, we will better fend off attacks on companies in real time.” Deutsche Telekom recently counted a peak of 71 million daily attacks on its digital honeypots. Attackers are also increasingly targeting the corporate cloud, hence Telekom Security reckons the market for cloud security is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 14% up to 2022. Employees' phones are also a possible gateway for hackers. In the clouds Palo Alto Networks states it offers a 360-degree view of security: Telekom Security will integrate cloud security based on the Prisma Cloud, mobile access via Prisma Access, and managed threat detection and response based on Cortex. The solutions rely on artificial intelligence to predict attacks as well as responding to them. Christian Hentschel, President, Palo Alto Networks EMEA, remarked, “The enterprise and service provider markets require comprehensive, integrated, end-to-end and highly automated security solutions and services. This partnership with our suite of technology solutions delivers just that.”

Apr 05,2020

Google reveals global user mobility data during Covid-19

Google began employing location data to compile reports covering the mobility of specific communities across the world, in a bid to help public health officials tackle the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. In a joint blog Jen Fitzpatrick, SVP of engineering and product management at the company’s Geo unit, and chief health officer at Google Health Karen DeSalvo said from today (3 April) the company will issue a series of reports showing movement trends in recreation locations such as parks; retail outlets including grocery stores and pharmacies; transportation networks; workplaces; and homes. Google noted its reports will use “aggregated, anonymised sets of data” from users who have switched on the location history setting in their Google account. The internet giant pledged not to disclose any identifiable information about individuals’ location, movement and contacts. Google said it was doing that by using “differential privacy, which adds artificial noise to our datasets”. It aims to highlight broader tendencies across a span of several weeks, with the most recent information covering a range of 48 hours to 72 hours. Google will, however, only present details of changes to the percentage of visits to specific locations, rather than a total number. Google is initially covering 131 countries and regions, but plans to add more in the coming weeks. Fitzpatrick and DeSalvo explained the company’s move followed feedback from public health officials that the data “could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat Covid-19”. Google said it was also working with epidemiologists on an anonymised dataset designed to predict the spread of the pandemic.

Apr 03,2020

European coalition to develop “privacy-preserving” tech for contact tracing

In the fight against Covid-19, a European initiative is to develop smartphone proximity-tracing tools which adhere to European privacy and data protection laws and principles. The Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) coalition, launched earlier this week, has more than 130 members across eight European countries. These include Vodafone and institutes from The Fraunhofer Society, as well as other scientists, technologists and experts from international research institutions and companies. Contact-tracing apps, which alert users if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, could be key to curbing the spread of the virus and potentially relaxing lockdown measures. They have been used in China, South Korea, Singapore and beyond, and more governments globally are now said to be investigating launching similar tools. However, the approach has raised some civil liberties concerns. “A health crisis must not lead to a weakening of privacy that so many generations before us have fought for,” PEPP-PT said on its website. Standards and technology The site explains, “PEPP-PT makes it possible to interrupt new chains of SARS-CoV-2 transmission rapidly and effectively by informing potentially exposed people. We are a large and inclusive European team. We provide standards, technology, and services to countries and developers. “We embrace a fully privacy-preserving approach. We build on well-tested, fully implemented proximity measurement and scalable backend service. We enable tracing of infection chains across national borders.” The collective is working on a system which uses Bluetooth signals to detect when users are close enough to each other to transmit infection. The data is temporarily stored on phones, rather than a central server, and if users later test positive for the virus, others who have been in contact with them and therefore could be at risk can be traced. Nothing personal No geolocation, personal information or other data are logged that would allow the identification of the user and only local health authorities, deemed ‘trusted’ persons, could download data. This is similar to Singapore’s TraceTogether app but could also be used across borders through the use of country codes. PEPP-PT, which will be incorporated as a non-profit in Switzerland and funded by donations, says its members bring expertise in communication, psychology, epidemiology, proximity tracing, security, privacy, encryption, data protection, application development, scalable systems, supercomputing infrastructure and artificial intelligence. PEPP-PT’s site says the goal is to make technical mechanisms and standards available globally as soon as possible. Read the full story here: https://www.mobileeurope.co.uk/press-wire/european-coalition-to-develop-privacy-preserving-tech-for-contact-tracing

Apr 03,2020

Samea Innovation Selects Sequans Monarch Technology for New Smart Building IoT Solution

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that Samea Innovation, provider of wireless products and design services, is using Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q module to provide the LTE connectivity for its new Sensoriis Smart Building Wireless Sensor. The Sensoriis device is an advanced IoT solution designed to monitor, collect, and analyze building status information, including temperature, humidity, air quality, pressure, light, color of light, sound, noise, and movement. The Sensoriis is designed to address a wide range of applications, including smart, home, smart building, home automation, and security/alarm systems. “We selected Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q to provide the connectivity for the Sensoriis because of its ultra-low power consumption and its 17-band coverage, enabling us to deploy it globally,” said Sebastien Amiot, director, Samea Innovation. “With Monarch GM01Q’s high level of efficiency and other advanced features, we are able to address sustainable and green business applications in the smart home, smart city, and smart building market segments.” Sensoriis combines the LTE-M connectivity provided by Sequans along with Zigbee, which acts as an LTE-M gateway, and Bluetooth 5.0 that enables set up of Sensoriis using any smartphone. Among the first customers for Samea’s new IoT device is oze-energies who has adopted Sensoriis for its next generation smart building service that monitors air quality for environmental security. Didier Dutronc, Sequans CMO, said: “Samea has created the Sensoriis to be an innovative smart home/smart city device with a wide range of sensing and monitoring capabilities. We are happy to see the Sensoriis now becoming accepted in the smart home and building IoT market.” “Building facility managers are gradually leveraging multi-sensor IoT hardware to augment their existing building management systems and offer new value-added services to improve occupant experience and reduce operational expenses”, said Adarsh Krishnan, Principal Analyst at ABI Research. “This growing demand for wireless sensors and actuators in commercial buildings will drive annual revenue from field devices to exceed US$ 684 million by 2026. As a leading provider of modules that are optimized for smart building and smart home IoT, Sequans is addressing the opportunities of this market.” Sensoriis is connected by Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q module, which is optimized for smart building and smart home applications. It comprises Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete Single SKU™ RF front-end to support LTE bands worldwide, and key interfaces, all in a single compact LGA package. Monarch GM01Q provides full support for power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. Monarch GM01Q features Sequans’ proprietary dynamic power management technology that enables industry-leading, rock bottom low power consumption of 1 micro amp. Sequans is a supplier at iot2market.com, Contact them for more information about their products and services under Hardware/Devices

Apr 03,2020

Tele2 IoT Helping 9Solutions Provide Nurse Call Systems to Front Line Healthcare Workers

Tele2 IoT is supporting Finland’s 9Solutions to ensure the functionality of healthcare services in exceptional circumstances. Tele2 IoT will help 9Solutions to bring its Nurse Call Lite solution to the healthcare community. Tele2 IoT is proud to be a part of helping 9Solutions to bring its Nurse Call Lite solution to the healthcare community. Tele2 IoT will continue to support them in their efforts to enable medical personnel to work in safe and secure environments. 9Solutions has responded to the fight against Covid-19 battle by introducing Nurse Call Lite, an adaption of its Nurse Call solution. Nurse Call Lite offers a ‘plug-n-play’ solution that facilitates communication between nursing staff and patients in a secure and safe way, as well as management of urgent and non-urgent calls from patients. Nurse Call Lite is particularly suited to field hospital environments, as well as hospital hallways, where overflow patients are currently being treated. The wireless devices are equipped with Tele2 IoT SIMs. “In these challenging times, we all need to help out in any way we can. We are happy to be part of this solution and we hope that it will make a big difference for both patients and healthcare workers“, says Fredrik Stenberg, CEO of Tele2 IoT. Tele2 IoT responded to our connectivity needs within 45 minutes. The response was fast, professional, and the team helped us with whatever we needed, says Sami Herrala, CEO 9Solutions. Equally important was roaming. No one can guarantee that a specific mobile network will be working at any given time or at any particular location, so Tele2 IoT’s roaming solution is incredibly important, Sami Herrala concludes. 9Solutions is Finland’s leading provider of safety location and communication systems, as well as intelligent care systems. The 9Solutions system is used by more than 1,100 healthcare organizations, including care home, hospitals, and home care.

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