From Otonomo’s partnership with Audi on connected vehicle data to Digi-Key’s new global distribution agreement with SPARK Microsystems and everything in between, here are the latest deals and partnerships happening in the Internet of Things.
Audi and the Otonomo team on connected vehicle data
Otonomo associates with Audi to share the vehicle data of the latter’s connected vehicles. The company mObile car intelligence platform will aggregate and process data from Audi vehicles to enable its partners and customers to take advantage of new experiences. These will include pay-as-you-go and insurance services, general vehicle status updates and alerts in the event of potential vehicle loss. Audi’s vehicles will provide various data points for the intelligence platform, ranging from odometer readings to crash information, location and severity.
IBM and SAP strengthen their partnership
IBM teamed up with SAP to make it easier for customers to adopt a hybrid cloud approach and move critical workloads from SAP solutions to the cloud. The launch of the premium vendor option with IBM for RISE with SAPgives customers the tools they need to accelerate and securely migrate on-premises SAP software workloads to IBM Cloud.
Körber acquires the mail and parcel business of Siemens Logistics
Korber acquired Siemens logistics‘ global mail and parcels business, to complement the company’s supply chain offering. Siemens Logistics provides advanced mail and parcel technology and software for global logistics providers. The acquisition is beneficial for both companies. Körber says this complements the company’s existing supply chain offering and can create new partnership opportunities, while Siemens Logistics expects to benefit from the end-to-end supply chain and the comprehensive system integration of Körber.
Digi-Key Enters into Global Distribution Agreement with Spark Microsystems
Digi Key entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Spark Microsystems to offer ultra-low-power wireless communications for high-performance home networks and IoT-connected devices. Spark Microsystems is set to release its next-generation ultra-wideband wireless transceiver that enables the next generation of wireless products.
Autodesk expands cloud film production portfolio
Autodesk is about to acquire Moxionthe film production platform of for an undisclosed sum. New Zealand-based Moxion’s cloud-based platform enables film producers to upload post-production-ready, on-set content on mobile devices. The technology has been used for major film and television productions such as “The Matrix Resurrections” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. Autodesk expects the acquisition to accelerate its vision for cloud film production, building on its purchase of Tangent Labs in November.
Verizon partners with Atos on 5G predictive analytics
Verizon is integrating predictive analytics functionality into its private 5G edge computing nodes through a partnership with Atos. The 5G edge solution will provide an end-to-end architecture for predictive analytics encompassing hardware, connectivity, applications, automation, field services and service desk support. Verizon expects the collaboration to attract big data analytics and cloud-based AI projects.
IoT Seals DHL Seals IoT Contract
DHL purchased 32 connected tracking lock units for use in Singapore from t42 IoT tracking solutions. The deal comes after t42 received an official Certificate of Excellence from DHL. DHL expects to order more tracking locks from t42 after the product outperforms competitors in the company’s pilot program. The product is said to have excelled in capabilities, big data analysis, system readouts, and service levels.
ARM’s Cassini Project Expands as Advantech and NXP Join
ARMThe Cassini Project welcomed new members Advantech and NXP Semiconductors in the program. The Cassini project aims to deliver seamless cloud-native software experiences for devices powered by ARM’s Cortex A processorr. The open, standards-based initiative is designed to reduce deployment complexity and make it easier to scale IoT projects. The Cassini project integrates other elements of the ARM system, including its SystemReady certification program, the PSA-certified security assurance framework, and the Platform Abstraction for Security open-source root-of-trust authentication initiative.