Author Archive for Bob Gill

The Digital Factory: Seeing is Believing

The fact that manufacturing constitutes 20 percent of Singapore’s economy (by GDP) often comes as a surprise to visitors flying into this 277-square-mile tropical island for a vacation or to attend one of the many conferences and exhibitions that take place here. But indeed, drive a short distance away from the retail palaces on Orchard Road and […]

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Saying Goodbye to 2G Connections

So last Saturday was April 1, which as everyone knows is April Fool’s Day. But if you woke up in Singapore and wondered why you could no longer use your mobile phone, it was not down to someone playing a prank. Rather, April 1 was the date selected by Singapore to terminate its 2G GSM […]

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Mercedes Moves to Smart Manufacturing

The automotive industry is currently undergoing its most dramatic changes since the invention of the automobile. That’s according to Eckart Mayer, president and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Taiwan, who spoke at this month’s inaugural TIMTOS Summit, themed Connecting to the Future and which was held in Taipei as an accompanying event to the TIMTOS exhibition, the second largest machine […]

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Industrial IoT at Mobile World Congress 2017

Taking place in Barcelona this week (Feb 27 – March 2) is Mobile World Congress (MWC), the largest and most important event each year for the mobile telecoms industry. While the show may be primarily perceived as a marketing platform for mobile handset makers touting shiny new devices replete with sharper screens and yet more […]

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Sigfox IoT Network Spreads Across the Globe

Sigfox is growing. Founded in France in 2009 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company behind the eponymous low power wide area network (LPWAN), now counts a staff of more than 200, numerous partnerships with operators and integrators, and offices across Europe, USA, and Asia. The latest (Series E) funding round  in November 2016, which […]

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