The latest products from the world of IoT

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 25, 2024

6 Min Read
The latest deals and partnerships from the world of IoT
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From Deloitte’s partnership with Onapsis to help customers accelerate digital transformation, to Sateliot’s collaboration with Turkish telecommunications company Turkcell to roll out terrestrial and satellite infrastructure to connect remote regions in Turkey, here are some of the latest products from the IoT industry.

Deloitte, Onapsis Partner to Accelerate Digital Transformation  

Deloitte is partnering with enterprise cybersecurity provider Onapsis to help their shared clients “transform and secure” their Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) digital transformation projects. 

The alliance will combine Deloitte’s SAP cyber risk management capabilities with Onapsis’ platform focused on securing clients’ enterprise resource planning systems. 

“We look forward to offering Deloitte and Onapsis’ shared clients a path to adopting SAP’s latest enhanced capabilities,” says Mariano Nunez, Onapsis’ CEO. “By helping our clients safeguard their critical SAP systems, we can also help them continue to prioritize their cybersecurity and regulatory compliance programs while being operationally efficient.” 

The partners have already developed solutions that Deloitte will provide to shared clients, such as vulnerability management – which includes cyber assessment, strategy, design, configuration, and integration services – threat detection and monitoring, and secure software development.  

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“By incorporating vulnerability management and secure coding as standard services, we offer our clients services and solutions that can help them mitigate cybersecurity threats and safeguard their digital assets,” said Kevin Heckel, Deloitte’s risk & financial advisory application security solution leader.

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Sateliot, Turkcell Partner on Connectivity Roll Out in Turkey 

Sateliot, a satellite connectivity provider, and Turkish telecommunications company Turkcell are partnering to roll out terrestrial and satellite infrastructure in Turkey, enabling “unseen rates” of digitalization in critical industries such as agriculture, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, and transportation.

The companies said the new project would lead to the widespread adoption of millions of IoT devices in the coming years. 

Sateliot is launching the first low-Earth orbit satellite constellation based on the 5G standard, enabling unmodified commercial cellular narrowband IoT non-terrestrial network devices to connect from space. 

The company said it is the first time in history that terrestrial cellular telecommunications can seamlessly merge with satellite connectivity. 

“Our standard approach allows any Mobile Network Operator to integrate satellite connectivity to their offering, just by a simple roaming agreement,” said Gianluca Redolfi, Sateliot’s chief commercial officer. “We proudly announce that Turkcell is among the pioneers in adopting and experimenting with this cutting-edge technology.”

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Comau, Leonardo Develop Self-Adaptive Robotic Solution for Aeronautical Inspections

Comau and Leonardo are collaborating to develop a self-adaptive robotic solution to autonomously inspect helicopter blades measuring up to 22 feet. 

The smart inspection solution has been developed as a joint pilot project and was tested on-site in Anagni, Italy, over the past year. 

The solution combines cognitive robotics, advanced vision systems and AI to enable autonomous inspection services. It also includes advanced path planning to allow the robot to see and respond to its surroundings, as well as a data acquisition and processing infrastructure for sound and image recognition. 

Operators can program the robot using simple, human commands such as look for the blade, find the position and execute the action required.

“[We developed] a smarter, data-driven inspection system that provides an objective assessment of key structural elements within a standardized, automated and highly accurate process,”  said Nicole Clement, Comau’s chief of advanced automation solutions.

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Bridewell Acquires Arculus Cyber Security

U.K. cybersecurity firm Bridewell has completed its first acquisition of public sector cybersecurity specialist, Arculus Cyber Security. 

Bridewell said the deal will “triple” its public sector revenue and strengthen its critical national infrastructure (CNI) focus. 

“Arculus' reputation and growth in cybersecurity across the public sector is truly remarkable,” said Anthony Young, Bridewell’s CEO. “The decision to bring Bridewell and Arculus together felt absolutely right from a strategic standpoint. It's a perfect fit for expanding our pool of expertise, skills, and accreditations, not to mention boosting our revenue in the public sector space.”

Bridewell is the cybersecurity partner for many leading CNI organizations, including some of the largest airports, utilities and energy companies, government entities, financial services and insurance companies. 

In 2022 Bridewell announced its expansion to the US market, opening an office in Houston’s Energy Corridor in Texas. 

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DoorBird, Homematic IP Partner on Smart Home System

Homematic and DoorBird have announced a new partnership to connect DoorBird video door stations to a Homematic IP smart home system, creating a more holistic smart home solution.

The announcement was made during the Light + Building 2024 trade fair. 

The Homematic IP App sends out push notifications to users’ smartphones, letting them know when someone is at the door. Audio and video signals are transmitted from the DoorBird door station to the Homematic IP App in real time so users can communicate directly with visitors, and even open the door remotely.  

“Security is the top priority for both partners here,” the companies wrote in a statement. “All communication in both systems is only transmitted in encrypted form in accordance with the latest standards.” 

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Itron Selects Cumulocity IoT to Expand Smart Utility and City Solutions

Itron has selected Software AG’s IoT platform Cumulocity to expand its advanced utility and city management capabilities to more customers, particularly in low-power, low-bandwidth, or cellular-connected scenarios. 

The partners said they will achieve this by broadening the adoption of Lightweight M2M (LwM2M) – an open protocol designed for IoT – to facilitate a structured, vendor-neutral framework for device data integration and lifecycle management. 

“By combining Itron’s expertise in intelligently connected networks, software, services, meters and sensors with Software AG’s proven Cumulocity IoT platform, we can better deliver dependable city and utility services even in areas with intermittent connectivity and limited access to power sources,” said Ty Roberts, Itron’s vice president of marketing. 

“Itron’s experience and market reach make it an exemplary company to collaborate with to advance LwM2M adoption,” said Ricky Singh, Software AG’s vice president of IoT. “By leveraging LwM2M through Cumulocity, one of the few full-featured commercial IoT platforms that support the protocol, Itron can connect and manage more devices and enable more use cases for its customers in a modern, scalable, and cost-effective way.” 

 

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Jersey Telecom, RoamsysNext Collaborate on IoT Solution for Network Optimisation 

Jersey Telecom (JT Group) is working with RoamsysNext to introduce JT’s IoT Certification Manager (ICM), designed to certify IoT devices and streamline network performance for mobile network operators MNOs). 

The partners say they are responding to the “explosive growth” of IoT devices, which has led to network congestion and a proliferation of unregistered devices. 

They said ICM effectively reduces network issues stemming from IoT devices, allowing operators to identify uncertified or unfamiliar devices that may pose security risks, safeguarding the customer experience.  

ICM also ensures that only trusted and secure devices connect to the network. 

"As an MNO, we're well aware of the challenges posed by the existing and growing number of IoT devices,” said Marcus Irwin, JT’s head of product innovation. “With ICM, we're offering operators worldwide a groundbreaking solution that not only optimizes network performance but also strengthens cybersecurity. It's the game-changer we all need to stay ahead in this rapidly evolving landscape." 

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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