IIC and OpenFog join forces

22 February 2019

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and OpenFog Consortium have agreed in principle to combine.

The combined memberships will continue to drive the momentum of the industrial internet including the development and promotion of industry guidance and best practices for fog and edge computing. The organisations expect the details to be finalised in early 2019.

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Ordnance Survey and Mobileye to deliver roadside infrastructure data

05 February 2019

By enabling a stronger view into overground and underground assets, the partners say companies can more efficiently plan and manage maintenance needs, service upgrades or other necessary work.

By enabling a stronger view into overground and underground assets, the partners say companies can more efficiently plan and manage maintenance needs, service upgrades or other necessary work.

Ordnance Survey and Mobileye have teamed-up to deliver high precision road network location data to enable a fully connected digital Britain.

The mapping agency says its “world leading” geospatial and technology expertise will be paired with Mobileye’s automotive camera-based mapping capabilities to offer a new, accurate location information service to customers from many markets, including the energy and infrastructure sector.

 

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LoRaWAN protocol now supports OTA firmware updates

31 January 2019

The LoRa Alliance has introduced new specifications for its open LoRaWAN IoT protocol. In what’s said to be a unique capability among low power WANs, LoRaWAN now supports firmware and standardised updates over the air (FUOTA). The three new specifications include: Application layer clock synchronisation v1.0; Remote multicast setup v1.0; and Fragmented data block transport v1.0.

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Insurer uses AI for MoJ claims

31 January 2019

Allianz's Munich headqaurters 

Allianz's Munich headqaurters 

Injury claims handlers at Allianz Insurance can now action UK Ministry of Justice Stage 3 claims using a new digital platform launched in partnership with law firm Keoghs.

Defendant Hub, described as the “first truly” automated end-to-end digital system for Stage 3 claims, puts an end to case handlers will checking and responding to a court proceedings pack, while having to manually download documents which are then forwarded to legal personnel. Under the old system, the results were then shared with handlers who would manually update the system once the Stage 3 hearing had taken place.

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