From Intel’s acquisition of cloud optimization startup Granulate to Nauto adding new partners to its channel program and everything in between, here are the latest deals and partnerships happening in the Internet of Things.
AI Vehicle Safety Tech Group Nauto Adds New Partners
Nauto, a provider of AI vehicle safety technology, is adding new partners Brandmotion and Advantage Asset Tracking to its channel program. With these additions, Nauto now has 15 channel partners, including fleet management company Donlen and leasing company Orix. The program will allow Nauto’s partners to resell the group’s vehicle safety technology to both existing and new customers, designed to reduce distracted driving and collisions by up to 80%.
IoT Platform Provider Partners with Memfault on IoT Device Development
Software company Dimension Four has announced a partnership with cloud device monitoring specialist Memfault to offer more streamlined infrastructure for IoT device development. Combining the solutions of the two companies, the partnership aims to solve the challenges faced by IoT device manufacturers, which are often halted in the product testing phase due to inadequate infrastructure. According to the partners, they can “optimize access to data from devices and sensors for both application and device management,” and accelerate a device’s time-to-market.
Dack integrates with Smart Home Platform Yonomi
Digital stay SaaS provider Dack has partnered with Allegion’s home integration platform Yonomi. The partnership will combine the groups’ offerings to create a unified system for short-term tenants to access and control all aspects of their stay, from contactless check-in to digital key management. Allegion is also bringing its pipeline of digital locks to the partnership, such as Wi-Fi lock Schlage Encode, which will be included in the rental properties.
Connected Safety Brand Acquires IoT Design Firm
Connected safety brand Blackline has announced the acquisition of IoT design and engineering firm Swift Labs, in a deal that Blackline says will “accelerate its pace of innovation by expanding its product development capacity.” The group plans to add Swift Lab’s range of monitoring products to its own portfolio of wearable devices, to bring a stronger range of workplace safety products to the industrial workforce.
SPYR Enters Smart Home Market
Tech company SPYR has entered the smart home market through the acquisition of Applied Magix, a developer and reseller of Apple ecosystem-compatible products. The group says the purchase marks the shift to a “laser focus on smart-home and smart-car capabilities,” particularly in Apple-owned products. The group expects continued expansion into the market, saying it plans to develop its AI and smart technology footprint through future purchases.
Intel Acquires Israeli Cloud Optimization Startup Granulate
Intel plans to acquire Granulate and “scale up quickly,” an Israeli cloud optimization startup that uses AI software to streamline operations in cloud and data centers. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2022, after which Granulate’s team will be integrated into Intel’s Datacenter and AI business unit. According to Intel, the purchase will enable: its cloud and data center customers “maximize compute workload performance and lower infrastructure and cloud costs.”
Lumentum, Ambarella develop new design for presence sensors
Photonic product manufacturer Lumentum and AI software company Ambarella have designed an occupancy sensor that combines edge AI with privacy, developed for occupancy monitoring, intelligent space management and smart retail. The new product, dubbed ‘Vision-D’, combines Lumentum’s floodlight module with Amarella’s AI Security Operating Center, which the groups say “meets the key requirements of building automation and resident monitoring systems, while being unobtrusive in terms of both size and privacy.”
Sarcos to acquire robotics company for $100 million
Robot exoskeleton developer Sarcos has reached an agreement to purchase Pittsburg-based RE2 Robots for $100 million. RE2’s pipeline of autonomous and remote-controlled robotics is currently used in industries such as aerospace, construction and medicine. This portfolio is expected to be added to Sarco’s existing range of Guardian robots, designed to reduce injuries and accidents on construction sites.
Senet, Helium Network Partner for Network Expansion
Cloud-based software provider Senet is partnering with the Helium Network to expand roaming integration capabilities in an effort to simplify the rollout of IoT technology. Under the scheme, Senet partnering solution providers will be able to onboard and operate their IoT devices using Helium-enabled hotspots, delivering what the companies say the highest levels of reliability and responsiveness for scaled IoT applications.
Security firm acquires Autonomous Threat Hunting Group
Security analytics group Devo Technology has announced the acquisition of Kognos, an autonomous threat detection company, to establish what Devo calls the “Autonomous Security Operation Center (SOC)”. Under the partnership, Devo will collect data from alert stories and feed it into Kognos’ AI engine to investigate potential attacks and automate threat lifecycle stages – detection, triage, investigation and hunting – reducing the pressure. on analysts is alleviated and increasing cases of analyst burnout are prevented.