The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

Altair Offers Qualified Startups Preferential Pricing For Simulation, CAD, Cloud And IoT Software

TROY - Altair is providing its simulation-driven innovation software to qualified startup companies through its newly formed Altair Startup Program offering preferential pricing for its simulation-driven design, computer-aided engineering, cloud computing and Internet of Things software solutions.  The program also provides no-cost expert consulting to quickly ramp-up startup organizations with its multi-physics optimization platform, Altair HyperWorks™,

By |2018-07-31T10:03:03+00:00July 31st, 2018|IoT|

Plex Systems Buys DATTUS To Add Industrial Internet Of Things Connectivity

TROY – Cloud ERP developer Plex Systems announced Tuesday it has acquired Industrial Internet of Things connectivity technologies provider DATTUS. Terms were not announced. DATTUS solutions connect manufacturing equipment and sensors to the cloud, manage high-volume data streams, and analyze in-motion equipment data to optimize performance, reduce costs, and ensure uptime. The acquisition is expected

By |2018-07-31T09:49:14+00:00July 31st, 2018|Featured, IoT|

Controversy Looms Over FCC Net Neutrality Comments Submitted With Stolen IDs

SAN FRANCISCO - Net neutrality may be dead, but questions remain about how seriously the Federal Communications Commission considered comments from the public. The FCC's system for submitting those comments was a hot mess. Two million of the 22 million comments submitted used stolen identities, some for people who were dead, including actress Patty Duke, who died in

By |2018-06-29T10:30:12+00:00June 29th, 2018|IoT, Politics|

California Lawmakers Gut Net Neutrality Bills Under Pressure From Big ISPs

SACRAMENTO - California will not be the poster child for the nation's strongest set of net neutrality protections, as lawmakers in the State Assembly voted to cut many of the bill's most powerful provisions. The vote on Wednesday in a State Assembly committee hearing advanced a bill that implements some net neutrality protections, but it scaled back

By |2018-06-20T18:08:17+00:00June 20th, 2018|Internet, IoT|

Comcast Offers xFIPods To Spread WiFI Coverage Throughout The Home

DETROIT  – Comcast on Tuesday  announced the national availability of xFi Pods, small adaptive pods that plug into any electrical outlet, pair with either the xFi Wireless Gateway or the xFi Advanced Gateway, and help customers extend reliable WiFi coverage to hard to reach areas of their home. “Our gateway devices are incredibly powerful, but we

By |2018-05-22T19:43:54+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Announcements/New Products, IoT|

Supported Intelligence Unveils AI Smart Speaker Application

ANN ARBOR – Supported Intelligence on May 15 unveiled its voice-enabled artificial intelligence application at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium. The new application uses a “smart speaker” of the type that can be purchased for $100 or less and installed in homes and offices, and allows a user to conduct a short dialogue that solves

Altair Acquires IoT Smart Building IP, Releases New HyperWorks Software

TROY — The Troy-based engineering technology developer Altair Engineering Inc. announced the acquistiion of the intellectual property of Oakland, Calif.-based Candi Controls Inc., a developer of technologies that connect Internet of Things devices and data to the services that create smart buildings. Altair also said it had hired Candi’s experienced software and technology team. Other

By |2018-05-08T18:20:12+00:00May 8th, 2018|ESD, IoT|

Comcast Offers 1-Gig Internet Service In Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing

PLYMOUTH- Comcast announced that its new 1 Gigabit-per-second internet service is now available to residential and business customers in Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing and their surrounding areas. Comcast’s new 1 Gigabit Internet service uses DOCSIS 3.1 technology that makes it possible for Xfinity and Comcast Business internet customers to receive gigabit speeds over the communications

By |2018-04-26T15:39:06+00:00April 26th, 2018|IoT|

FIRST Robotics World Championships In Detroit This Week

DETROIT – As more than 35,000 students descend on Detroit this week for what has become known as the Super Bowl for nerds, FIRST Robotics participants and spectators from near and far will get their chance to experience the people and products that move Michigan during the 2018 FIRST Robotics World Championships in Detroit. And while

By |2018-04-23T11:19:14+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Featured, IoT|

AvidCor Wins $50,000 IoT Techconnect Pitch Competition

TROY - AvidCor, a Michigan startup that had been incubated at the Conquer Accelerator in East Lansing, won the $50,000 pitch contest at IoT TechConnect. AvidCor is a health technology company that will enable inexpensive and disposable, remote cardiac monitoring via a Bluetooth-connected smart device. The data the device collects can then be analyzed, an

By |2018-04-11T16:16:22+00:00April 11th, 2018|Featured, IoT|