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Semtech’s LoRaWAN technology for smart building platform

Semtech Corporation has announced that Intent Technologies and Nexity Group have integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN (low-power wide-area network) standard into its IntentPlatform to optimise performance, improve quality of service, and reduce the carbon footprint in residential and…

Support for automation & robotics implementation

The case for robot automation has always focused on the benefits of improved productivity, consistent quality, improved health and safety, and flexibility. However, a significant new factor is driving increased interest – labour shortages, which has emerged across the economy…

IoT in agriculture and 10 agritech startups in India

IoT in agriculture has always been a hot topic since food is the basic essential element of people’s survival. TECHDesign has previously pointed out the rapid growth of the smart agriculture market to $15.3bn by 2024 from the article of…

IoT implementation in smart farming

The IoT systems in smart farming have been depicted in six main sections by EET India, which are processors, sensors, signal conditioning, power management, connectivity, and positioning. Common use cases like automatic fertilisation, automatic irrigation, crop management, precision farming, and…

ISA introduces Digital Transformation Training Series

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced the release of its Digital Transformation Training Series. The training series is a set of courses that cover emerging technologies associated with digital transformation. The goal of the series is to increase…

Price is more important than security for smart devices say Brits

 BlackBerry Limited has revealed research exposing the cybersecurity risks created by cost-conscious home workers who prioritise security behind price. Despite 77% of smart devices in the home being purchased in the past two years, less than a third (32%) of British home…

Cheshire & Warrington SMEs invest £90k in digital technologies

The first SME businesses to benefit from the Cheshire and Warrington 4.0 (CW4.0) digital transformation programme have gone on to invest a combined £91,390 in adopting new technologies in addition to launching new products and processes.  The cohort of businesses – ranging from a Daresbury-based life sciences startup, to a maritime engineering company in Tattenhall – have received free, hands-on R&D support through the ERDF-funded project, led by the University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering…

Robots with human-like precision

According to Wendy Tan White, CEO of the robotics software company Intrinsic: “We’re on the cusp of an industrial robotics renaissance, driven by software-first solutions, cheaper sensing, and more abundant data.” Here, Nigel Smith, CEO of industrial robot specialist TM Robotics,…

Artificial intelligence on the railway track: AI Railway Computer RML A3 

A partner of the NVIDIA Partner Network, Syslogic, is offering AI-assisted embedded computers. The company’s AI Railway computers are the first NVIDIA Jetson-based systems certified and approved for the railway industry. They are particularly suitable for use in railway vehicles…

Lack of IT support negatively impacts attitude towards technology

A lack of support from their company’s IT department is having a detrimental impact on manufacturing field workers’ attitudes towards – and confidence with – technology, while also endangering the success of digital transformation initiatives, research has found. With the…