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BOE to Work With Alibaba, SAP on New Retail Ecosystem, Draws Up New IoT Strategy

BOE to Work With Alibaba, SAP on New Retail Ecosystem, Draws Up New IoT Strategy

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  • BOE to Work With Alibaba, SAP on New Retail Ecosystem, Draws Up New IoT Strategy – – (Yicai Global) Nov. 14 — BOE Technology Group Co. [SHE:000725], the leading global supplier of semiconductor display technologies, signed cooperation agreements with e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. [NYSE:BABA] and SAP SE [ETR:SAP]…
  • BOE recently started operations at Hometimes a new retail smart store established in conjunction with Alibaba at the INtime Mall, located in the West Lake district of Hangzhou, the capital of China’s eastern Zhejiang province.
  • BOE has also worked with Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest smartphones maker to develop an 8K + 5G (8K display + 5G network) industrial ecosystem.
  • Other recent successes include the creation of a new IoT port solution with state-owned China Mobile Communications Corp., one of China’s big three mobile operators.
  • BOE is transitioning from a display device manufacturer to an IoT-based company that provides smart port products and professional services for information exchange and healthcare sectors.

(Yicai Global) Nov. 14 — BOE Technology Group Co. [SHE:000725], the leading global supplier of semiconductor display technologies, signed cooperation agreements with e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. [NYSE:BABA] and SAP SE [ETR:SAP] on the creation of a new retail ecosystem at its 2017 Global Innovations Partner Conference held today.

BOE to Work With Alibaba, SAP on New Retail Ecosystem, Draws Up New IoT Strategy

(Yicai Global) Nov. 14 — BOE Technology Group Co. [SHE:000725], the leading global supplier of semiconductor display technologies, signed cooperation agreements with e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. [NYSE:BABA] and SAP SE [ETR:SAP] on the creation of a new retail ecosystem at its 2017 Global Innovations Partner Conference held today.

The firm also laid out its Internet of Things strategy at the event, identifying display, sensor, artificial intelligence, and big data as its four core technical capabilities. Three key businesses were also named as display devices, smart systems and healthcare services.

The company will also work with computing, storage and sensing chip makers, software and content providers, as well as functional equipment manufacturers and partners in all walks of life in an effort to promote innovation.

BOE recently started operations at Hometimes a new retail smart store established in conjunction with Alibaba at the INtime Mall, located in the West Lake district of Hangzhou, the capital of China’s eastern Zhejiang province.

The company has accelerated its strategic layout related to IoT over the past year and launched smart and interactive shops jointly with Intel Corp. [HKG:4335]. BOE has also worked with Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest smartphones maker to develop an 8K + 5G (8K display + 5G network) industrial…

BOE to Work With Alibaba, SAP on New Retail Ecosystem, Draws Up New IoT Strategy

Published at Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:24:24 +0000

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Open-Source NB-IoT Shield for Arduino

Open-Source NB-IoT Shield for Arduino

An open-source NB-IoT shield for your Arduino:

  • With the emergence of low-power IoT devices with cellular connectivity and the phase-out of 2G (with only T-mobile supporting 2G/GSM until 202), everything is moving toward LTE and this has left many people scrambling to find better solutions.
  • Although these 2G and 3G modules are a great starting point, it’s time to move forward and SIMCOM recently announced their new SIM7000A LTE CAT-M module at a developer’s conference.
  • NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) or “CAT-M2” technology is a Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology specifically designed for low-power IoT devices.
  • For IoT devices using radio technology (RF) there are several things to keep in mind: – – Each of these have tradeoffs (and I won’t really explain them all); for example, large bandwidth allows devices to send lots of data (like your phone, which can stream YouTube!)
  • Hence, “narrow”-band technology, ideal for low-power devices with little amounts of data but still with long range (wide area)!

This completely open-source LTE shield uses the latest and greatest CAT-M NB-IoT technology optimized for low-power IoT devices!.

With the emergence of low-power IoT devices with cellular connectivity and the phase-out of 2G (with only T-mobile supporting 2G/GSM until 202), everything is moving toward LTE and this has left many people scrambling to find better solutions. However, this has also left many hobbyists facepalming with legacy 2G technology like the SIM800-series modules from SIMCOM. Although these 2G and 3G modules are a great starting point, it’s time to move forward and SIMCOM recently announced their new SIM7000A LTE CAT-M module at a developer’s conference. How exciting! 🙂

The amazing part of all of this is that SIMCOM made it extremely easy to migrate from their 2G and 3G modules to this new module! The SIM7000-series use many of the same AT commands which minimizes the software development by miles! Also, Adafruit already has a wonderful FONA library on Github that can be used to introduce this new SIM7000 into the party!

What is LTE CAT-M?

LTE CAT-M1 is considered the second-generation LTE technology and is lower-power and more suitable for IoT devices. NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) or “CAT-M2” technology is a Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology specifically designed for low-power IoT devices. It is a relatively new technology that is, unfortunately, not yet available in the US, although T-Mobile has announced that they plan on delivering nation-wide (USA) NB-IoT coverage in 2018.

For IoT devices using radio technology (RF) there are several things to keep in mind:

Open-Source NB-IoT Shield for Arduino

Published at Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:10:21 +0000

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