Networked Globe briefs – 10 January 2014

With the CES show winding down, the focus of IoT matters moved back to security issues and industrial applications. Huawei showed they, along with most other tech vendors, are now focused on the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Securing the Internet of Things

Security training institute SANS Released a survey on securing the internet of things survey that queried 391 IT professionals on the current and future security realities of the technologies.

Author of the survey, John Pescatore made an important point about the findings that should be noted by smart device vendors, security managers will hold the manufacturers of “Things” to higher levels of responsibility for security than they required for PCs and servers.”

Huawei to release ‘smart ring’ at Mobile World Congress

AdAge reports that Chinese vendor Huawei is on track to release a ‘smart ring’ at next month’s Mobile World Congress.

While the comments from Huawei’s VP-device marketing Shao Yang sound a little ‘me too’ about the company’s wearable device, the claim that the company intends releasing high end handsets into the US market in 2014 should worry vendors likes Samsung.

M2M Brings Value to Oil Recycling Market

Sensor vendor Camigan Microsystems announced a partnership to manage tracking, forecasting, collection and accounting of used oil materials generated at 57 Gateway Tire outlets in seven US states.

Along with improving reporting and reducing theft, Gateway expect the technology will assist the company with spill prevention.

Alpha Networks releases a range of wireless equipment

Taiwanese white label vendor Alpha Netwroks announced a new range of wireless devices ranging from sound systems to surveillance equipment and routers.

What’s particularly notable is the LTE/WiFi Enterprise Small Cell that allows businesses to set up heterogeneous networks on their own premises.

Now the CES International show is winding down at Las Vegas, the focus for the M2M industry is now looking towards the Mobile World Congress for major industry announcements.

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Paul Wallbank is the founding editor of Networked Globe and has nearly twenty years experience of working in and reporting on computers, the internet and the future of our connected society.