Internet of Things

Funding boost for UK tech innovators to seize opportunities of 5G technology

The next wave of government-funded research and development projects aiming to put Britain at the forefront of 5G technology have been announced. Projects in Sunderland, Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Brighton and Suffolk will test what revolutionary high-speed connectivity can do for UK industries. The use of AI-controlled traffic lights to reduce …

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Registration now open for Digital AI Conference presented by Mouser

Mouser Electronics has announced its first Digital AI Conference. The free, interactive online event will offer a multitude of enlightening activities focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, specifically on how new innovations are driving intelligence and automation in robotics and smart homes. There is no charge to register for …

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£6 million award to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications

Researchers at Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have launched a project to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications. The team have been awarded a £6 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) programme grant to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications …

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Back to the future: Improving the efficiency of our hydropower network

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, tracing its usage back to the watermills that were relied on by ancient civilisations. Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at global manufacturer of motors and drive technology WEG, explains how plant managers can make today’s hydropower smarter, more efficient, and reap …

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Automation data: the misunderstood strategic asset

On 30 July 2020, at 2pm BST, Sean Robinson, service leader at Industrial IT and automation provider Novotek UK and Ireland, will join GE Digital’s David Collard for the webinar Automation data: the misunderstood strategic asset. The webinar will provide meaningful insights about how manufacturers, engineers and plant managers can take advantage of modern automation solutions. Registration for the event is available here. Despite the importance of automation …

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DORIS Group, AVEVA and Schneider Electric join forces to address digital transformational challenges for upstream oil and gas sector

DORIS Group, Schneider Electric and AVEVA have agreed to develop a strategic partnership to deliver Digital Twin technology for the upstream oil and gas markets. These new solutions will support the goals of oil & gas organisations to improve asset performance, increase sustainability and maximise return on capital on projects. The three …

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STMicroelectronics makes acquisitions to further strengthen the wireless connectivity capabilities of STM32 microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics has signed two M&A agreements related to the acquisitions of the entire share capital of Ultra Wide Band specialist BeSpoon and of the cellular IoT connectivity assets of Riot Micro. After closing of the two transactions, subject to customary regulatory approvals, ST will further strengthen its offer for wireless connectivity …

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Bringing the edge and cloud together

Data is at the heart of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Manufacturing. By setting up suitable platforms to collect and analyse data, it is possible to gain in-depth, unique insights into manufacturing processes that can lead to their optimisation. The most effective setup combines edge and cloud-based …

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CC-Link IE networking helps biomass plant automation at a different kind of dairy farm

Maximising the use of agricultural by-products to reduce waste and improve sustainability has several positives; including reducing a business’ environmental impact and maximising an important profit opportunity. This is why Italian farm Roana has invested in a biomass plant that utilises livestock manure and other organic waste to generate energy. …

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TDK’s smart multi-sensor wireless module for IoT applications relies on Sensirion’s environmental sensor

TDK is using Sensirion’s state-of-the-art humidity and temperature sensor SHTC3 in its smart multi-sensor wireless module “SmartBug”. The module has been designed for IoT (Internet of Things) applications and enables quick and easy access to reliable and smart sensor data. TDK’s SmartBug (MD-42688-P) is a multi-sensor wireless module that leverages …

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