Analyst Blogs

Securing IoT Devices: Regulate Now or Die Trying

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Michela Menting , Research Director

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler published an interesting letter addressed to Senator Mark Warner, in response to his questions asking what the FCC is planning to do regarding the well-publicized IoT DDoS attack powered by Mirai & co botnets. Mr. Warner puts it well when he states that “Mirai’s efficacy ...


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Kontakt.io Just Made Low Cost Asset Tracking a Reality for Everyone

Aug. 30, 2016, 12:03 p.m.

Kontakt.io hs just announced a new rnge of hardware platform on which a new generation of start-ups and applications around asset tracking and RTLS can be built. Kontakt.io offers gateway infrastructure, cloud platform and a range of different tag formats, which will enable low cost indoor asset tracking ...


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New York International Auto Show

April 12, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Susan Beardslee, Senior Analyst

The New York International Auto Show is the 1st and largest in North America.  Over 1,000 vehicles were displayed this year.  Multiple Auto OEM’s from GM to Renault-Nissan acknowledge the industry disruption and expect greater changes over the following five years than the previous twenty.  Industry and ...


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CES 2016 Showcases Auto Reveals

Jan. 13, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Susan Beardslee, Senior Analyst

CES 2016 has grown again from its noticeable presence last year.  This year brought 10 auto OEM’s, over 115 auto electronic tech companies, 25% more floor space and two OEM keynotes (GM and VW).   Auto presence was up 17% YoY (Consumer Tech Assoc.) and the press buzz was hard ...


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The Full Realization of 802.11ac Requires MU-MIMO

Oct. 23, 2015, 6:25 p.m.
Philip Solis, Research Director

ABI Research has been covering 802.11ac and 802.11ad (WiGig) for about 6 or 7 years now.  These standards started to take off commercially a few years ago.  802.11ac is much more complex than previous standards, so it was broken up into two waves of certification by the ...


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