KW 26: building IoT offers video package of all keynotes, Vulnerability Ripple20 threatens millions of IoT devices, Cooperation for easier IoT integration


building IoT offers video package of all keynotes: Experts and speakers from the industry came together at the building IoT conference in the German town of Essen in March. Those who were unable to attend the conference can purchase a complete package with all the keynotes. The building IoT offers all 38 keynotes and sessions in one package for €149.99.

Vulnerability Ripple20 threatens millions of IoT devices: A series of 19 different vulnerabilities, four of them critical, are affecting hundreds of millions of internet of things (IoT) and industrial-control devices. The issue is based in the supply chain and code reuse, with the bugs affecting a TCP/IP software library developed by Treck that many manufacturers use. Researchers at JSOF uncovered the faulty part of Treck’s code, which is built to handle the ubiquitous TCP-IP protocol that connects devices to networks and the internet, in the devices of more than 10 different manufacturers — and it is likely present in dozens more.

Cooperation for easier IoT integration: Alpha-Omega Technology is working with The Things Industries (TTI) to make it easier to integrate data from a Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) into an IoT ecosystem. One possible application example in which the cooperation should lead to improvements is smart farming. In agriculture, more and more sensors are being used for efficient and resource-saving operations. The existing infrastructure should be easier and more transparent to use thanks to the offer from Alpha-Omega and TTI.

Nordex introduces IIoT platform for wind farms: One of the largest wind turbine manufacturers, Nordex, is introducing an IIoT platform for wind farms. The wind energy industry is changing and is becoming increasingly digital. The new platform aims to deliver reliable amounts of data about the capacities of wind farms. Real-time access to the machines could also represent a competitive advantage in the competitive field.

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For 19 percent of small and medium-sized companies, the Internet of Things has become more important due to the coronavirus crisis, according to a Microsoft study.


Three reasons why IoT is becoming increasingly popular: There has long been speculation about the breakthrough of IoT in the corporate world – but the hoped-for development has yet to materialize. Technological progress is gradually favoring the success of IoT. There are three trends that accelerate the use of IoT: First, the 5G expansion favors the networking of smart sensors – this opens up new possibilities for practical uses. Second, reliable IoT standards are formed that simplify integration. The number of protocols that have so far made it difficult to network different providers is decreasing. Third, IoT is becoming increasingly user-friendly – IoT systems are becoming cheaper and more transparent.

IoT made in Germany: The newly founded company IoTmaxx wants to create IoT solutions for small and medium-sized companies. The company develops gateways and routers to offer a safe alternative to international competitors on the market. Christian Lelonek, one of the three founders, explains: “We adapt our IIoT solution and our service package exactly to the needs and the hardware and software environment of the customer. Our credo: less complex, but just as powerful.” IoTmaxx’s IoT systems are designed to ensure stability and user-friendliness.


Telekom wants to launch an open IoT platform: In an effort to simplify the IoT world, Deutsche Telekom is spinning out its Internet of Things unit and launching what it calls the world’s first open platform for IoT. The open, global IoT hub is intended to act as a new industry meeting place for the Internet of Things. The operator’s platform combines connectivity, devices, cloud services and solutions for data analysis, and will be launched in the second half of this year.


“The household of the future is networked. In the future, smart everyday objects will independently carry out commands or take control while the residents are on vacation. This makes the apartment smarter, more comfortable, safer and more environmentally friendly – but also prone to malfunctions.”
Dr. Holger Rommel, Head Research & Digital Transformation at Ti&m, on household risks involving IoT devices.


Microsoft bugs are fixed slowly: Several bugs have been discovered in Windows 10 version 2004. These also affect IoT Core. But the company is taking its time with automatic patches. Affected people have to install updates manually.

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