ClearBlade launches IoT Core to replace Google’s retiring offering

Edge and IoT software company ClearBlade has launched its ClearBlade IoT Core as an alternative to the soon to be discontinued Google IoT Core.

With Google’s IoT Core offering scheduled for termination in August 2023, ClearBlade is providing an alternative that is easy to migrate to and has been approved by Google.

The ClearBlade IoT Core connects and manages data from various devices worldwide. It includes multiple features, such as:

Device registry and...

Netskope acquires Infiot to bolster edge security services

Cybersecurity platform Netskope has acquired Infiot, a cloud-based infrastructure company focused on the IoT industry.

The acquisition will give Netskope customers access to a complete secure access service edge (SASE) platform that integrates with security service edge (SSE) services.

As part of the deal, Netskope’s Borderless WAN group will now incorporate Parag Thakore and the Infiot product team. The Infiot sales team has also joined Netskope’s sales...

Critical edge security issues across industries: Cyberattacks on the rise

The digital footprint and increasingly distributed IT infrastructures of edge computing are larger than ever.

According to IDC, more than 50% of new enterprise IT infrastructure will be deployed at the edge instead of through data centres by 2023. The global edge computing market will reach $250 billion by 2024 at a compound annual growth rate of 12.5% in the next couple of years.

With so much data flowing and being generated by the millisecond, companies find it...

NEXCOM and Telco Systems launch 5G/IoT edge management solution

Virtual Management

NEXCOM has partnered with edge solutions provider Telco Systems to release a commercial-ready solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to run virtual workloads at the network edge.

The joint solution is based on network appliance supplier NEXCOM’s DTA 1164W, a 5G-ready desktop uCPE, combined with Telco Systems’ Edgility smart edge computing software for virtual edge services management installed.

Built with full support for 5G and IoT...

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 sees commercial release

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2

The Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 server is now commercially available on Microsoft’s Azure Edge Hardware Centre.

Described as an “AI-enabled edge computing device offered as a service”, the Pro 2 brings compute and processing power to edge locations such as retail and remote office branches.

The short depth, 2U server comes in a compact size with flexible mounting options and multiple configurations optimised for edge workloads.

Organisations can use Azure...

Thundercomm launches three new edge AI products at CES 2022

Thunder and Lightning

Thundercomm, an IoT product and solution provider, unveiled three new edge computing products at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

The line-up includes two new EBX edge AI boxes, the EB2 and the EB6, as well as an AI training platform called ModelFarm.

Building on the back of Thundercomm’s EB5 launch, which has seen usage in smart city and manufacturing use cases, the EB2 and EB6 are designed to meet demands at different market segments.

The EB2 Edge AI box focuses on...

New South Wales taps Cisco Australia for edge transport solution

Sydney, New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is trying to improve transport reliability and reduce congestion by using IoT sensors and edge computing.

The state’s transport department, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), has partnered with Cisco Australia to trial the project in cities Sydney and Newcastle.

A number of buses, ferries, and trams in each city will be kitted with sensors to track their movements in real-time, thanks to edge compute...

JFrog acquires Upswift to bring DevOps closer to the edge

JFrog Upswift Acquisition

Software company JFrog has acquired Upswift, a device management platform for IoT, for an undisclosed amount in an effort to bolster its edge compute offering.

Upswift develops software that is deployed as a binary file on an edge computing platform to make it possible to continuously deliver software across multiple edge devices.

This approach means organisations can deploy software regardless of if the target platform is only running Linux, containers, or a virtual...

Verizon and Mastercard use 5G to reimagine payments

Contactless Payment

Mastercard has shed further light on its recent partnership with Verizon Business, which aims to spur 5G-based innovation within the payments industry.

The partnership plans to use real-time edge computing and IoT sensors to deliver innovations ranging from contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to cloud-based point-of-sale systems.

Joel Henckel, senior VP of US market acceptance at Mastercard, told PYMNTS that Verizon and Mastercard's respective...

CyberLink AI and ASUS edge computing unite for retail IoT solution

CyberLink FaceMe

CyberLink Corp., an AI and facial recognition company, has integrated its FaceMe AI facial recognition engine with ASUS's Tinker Board 2 computer to help improve security and contactless experiences in retail, public services, and hospitality.

CyberLink’s FaceMe developer kit is a cross-platform AI facial recognition engine ranked as one of the most accurate in the world. Optimised for IoT hardware, FaceMe seeks to bring highly accurate and flexible facial recognition...