The Week In Review: IoT

SAP’s IoT tool; Nodle.io launch; LP, cellular network forecast; oil & gas IoT report.

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Tools
SAP brought out an Internet of Things tool called the Leonardo IoT Bridge, meant to connect sensor data from the field with business data systems inside enterprises. Leonardo IoT Bridge makes use of the SAP Leonardo cloud-based service. The German software company said it would partner with the Bosch Group to provide an IoT Bridge dashboard for delivery companies, keeping tabs on delivery vehicles and their packages, all in real time.

Networking
Nodle.io launched this week with software-based Bluetooth networks for IoT. Open Garden co-founder Micha Benoliel is the founder of Nodle, which uses cell phones to connect with IoT devices.

Conferences
The IoT Evolution Expo takes place next week, July 17-20, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Products
The SARA-R410M-02B configurable LTE Cat M1/NB1 multimode module was introduced by u-blox. The module for IoT and machine-to-machine applications measures 16 millimeters by 26 mm.

Market Research
Mobile Experts has published a report on unlicensed low-power wide-area networks and cellular IoT networks. The report provides a five-year forecast on LTE-M, narrowband IoT, Sigfox, LoRa, Ingenu, Telensa, 802.15.4 (Silver Spring Networks), and other formats.

Visiongain forecasts the IoT market in oil and gas will be worth $16.89 billion this year. Its report, IoT in Oil and Gas Market Forecast 2017-2027, is available here.