Sysmex America Expands Use of ThingWorx Platform to Transform the Patient Experience

Sysmex America Expands Use of ThingWorx Platform to Transform the Patient Experience

Sysmex America Expands Use of ThingWorx Platform to Transform the Patient Experience

Remote Monitoring Enables Test Results at Point of Care in Minutes Driving Efficiencies in Health Care Services.

PTC and Sysmex America today announced that Sysmex has expanded its use of the ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform to enable Sysmex to revolutionize the delivery of blood test results with the Sysmex XW-100™ automated hematology CBC analyzer.

The XW-100 is the first automated hematology analyzer developed for CLIA-waived use. Instead of sending blood samples to outside laboratories and awaiting the results, the XW-100 makes it possible for one of the most frequently requested blood tests, the CBC, to be performed in medical offices where patients are first treated. On-site blood test results are available to patients in as few as three minutes.

The pursuit of IoT innovation led Sysmex to adopt ThingWorx. The Industrial Innovation Platform enabled Sysmex to greatly expand the availability of product data and implement transformative connected solutions that were previously beyond reach. Prior to the XW-100, virtually all hematology analyzers required skilled clinical personnel to perform blood sample analysis and validate results. This ground-breaking innovation enables blood tests to be safely performed by a broader range of practitioners, improving access to and speed of care.

Sysmex blood analyzer“The Sysmex Innovation team continues to deliver exceptional value by leveraging the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform,” said Ralph Taylor, chief executive officer, Sysmex America.

“The combination of the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform with the XW-100 enables Sysmex to revolutionize the delivery of common blood test results by reducing time to diagnosis, enabling faster treatment plans, and improving the efficiency of health care delivery.”

“Sysmex has embraced continual innovation as an integral part of its core business model,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “Leveraging ThingWorx enables Sysmex America to continue to deliver high-value IoT-enabled solutions to its customers and help retain its leadership position in an intensely competitive market. We congratulate Sysmex on this breakthrough technology.”

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Europe and North America will reach 65.2 million active insurance telematics policies in 2021

Europe and North America will reach 65.2 million active insurance telematics policies in 2021

Europe and North America will reach 65.2 million active insurance telematics policies in 2021

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of insurance telematics policies in force on the European market reached 6.8 million in Q4-2016.

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.8 percent, this number is expected to reach 30.0 million by 2021.

In North America, the number of insurance telematics policies in force is expected to grow at a CAGR of 38.2 percent from 6.9 million in Q4-2016 to reach 35.2 million in 2021. The European insurance telematics market is largely dominated by hardwired aftermarket black boxes while self-install OBD devices represent the vast majority of the active policies in North America. Several major US insurers have however recently shifted to solutions based on smartphones. Berg Insight expects a rapid increase in the uptake of smartphone-based solutions in all markets in the upcoming years.

Martin Svegander M2M/IoT analyst at Berg Insight, said:

“The US, Italy, the UK and Canada are still the largest markets in terms of insurance telematics policies.”

In North America, the market is dominated by US-based Progressive, Allstate, Liberty Mutual and State Farm as well as Intact Financial Corporation and Desjardins in Canada. The Italian insurers UnipolSai and Generali together accounted for around 50 percent of the telematics-enabled policies in Europe. Insurers with a strong adoption of telematics-enabled policies in the UK moreover include Admiral Group, Insure The Box and Direct Line. Several insurers in the rest of Europe have also shown a substantial uptake of telematics in 2016–2017.

“Insurers are increasingly expected to embrace every aspect of telematics to reduce the cost of claims, improve the underwriting process and add services to increase the customer value through differentiated telematics offerings”, continued Mr. Svegander.

He added that several attempts to reduce distracted driving and increase consumer engagement using smartphone-based insurance telematics have been seen in both Europe and North America. “Consumer engagement is now the focus for most insurance telematics programmes and will continue to be an important topic in the near term”, concluded Mr. Svegander.

Berg Insight chart: insurance telematics policies in force Europe and North America 2016-2021The insurance telematics value chain spans multiple industries including a large ecosystem of companies extending far beyond the insurance industry players. Automotive OEMs are showing an increasing interest in insurance telematics. Examples include General Motors, Ford, BMW, Daimler, PSA Group and Fiat. The vehicle manufacturers are expected to drive the long-term development of insurance telematics by offering the possibility to utilise connected car OEM data in pay-how-you-drive offers.

Notable aftermarket telematics service providers with a focus on insurance telematics include Octo Telematics with over 5.3 million active devices in Q4-2017 and other end-to-end solution providers such as Vodafone Automotive and Viasat Group. LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, Cambridge Mobile Telematics, Modus, The Floow, Scope Technologies and TrueMotion are also important players on the insurance telematics market.

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IoT Tech Expo North America 2017: Highlights from the event in Silicon Valley

The North America 2017 event welcomes 10,500+ attendees to Silicon Valley!

Firstly, we’d like to thank all those who attended the IoT Tech Expo North America 2017 which returned to the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for the final leg of the 2017 world series with an extended agenda, larger expo, brand new topics and two co-located events covering Blockchain and AI. The event attracted an audience of 10,500+ attendees with delegates from across North America and beyond to discuss the potential of IoT, Blockchain and AI across a number of industries, with top-level speakers sharing their expertise and experiences on the subject. We hope you found the event beneficial and made some new connections.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors, speakers and exhibitors for their involvement in the event and for making it a fascinating and diverse two days.

The two-day event hosted 15 conference tracks, an exhibition, AI start-up incubator, IoT meetup and an evening of networking. On the first day speakers including NASA, Halliburton, Boeing, Bluetooth, Cisco, State of Nevada, Ford, Schneider Electric and many more took to the stage to explore IIoT, manufacturing,  connectivity, smart factories, data privacy, interoperability, security, and more.

Day 2 welcomed the new conference tracks ‘Smart Transportation & Cities’ and ‘IoT in Enterprise’ with speakers from Thyssenkrupp, Shell, Federal Trade Commission, Visa, State of Utah, Toyota, Aviva, Compare, Seattle Reign FC and more sharing their knowledge and experiences across a range of industries and verticals.

Here are a few pictures of the show and you can share yours with us using @IoTTechExpo

If you missed the event, you can catch up on all the sessions by purchasing a Sessions Material Pass which allows you to download all the presentations and recordings from over the two days. These will be available before December 7th and paid pass holders will be emailed their log-in details.

You can also let us know what you think via this short survey, and be entered into a draw to enter 2 x Ultimate Passes to a future event of your choice.

The IoT Tech Expo World Series will be returning in 2018 with shows taking place in London, Amsterdam and Silicon Valley. You can find out more and register for each below:

IoT Tech Expo Global – 18- 19 April 2018, Olympia London

IoT Tech Expo Europe – 1- 2 October 2018, RAI Amsterdam

IoT Tech Expo North America – 28- 29 November 2018, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley

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New ITA report underscores IoT expansion in midwest America

The fourth edition of the Midwest IoT Inventory Report has been released by Illinois Technology Association (ITA) which aims to categorise IoT companies in the midwest of America. This edition of the Inventory consists over 145 companies, up from 120 in the June 2017 edition.

Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA, says: “The IoT Council has hit its stride with the tremendous growth in the sector all the while bringing immense awareness to the Midwest as an epicentre of IoT innovation. The addition of 24 new companies to the inventory signalling over 20% growth in less than three months and the incorporation of our Midwestern university-born IoT leaders in this release are both confirmation that IoT has taken flight here in Illinois and beyond.”

Companies included in the fourth report include Bluboard, Conduit Labs, Lystr, and Microsensor Labs.

Another report from MassTLC, a technology association covering New England, argues that Massachusetts is ‘at the forefront of innovation’ for the Internet of Things. It states that there are approximately 100 IoT-specific companies in the state, representing a transformative opportunity for the Massachusetts’ technology ecosystem. Companies mentioned in the paper who are building IoT applications include Bigbelly, a firm looking at smart waste management, Philips Lighting for smart lighting, and Powerhouse Dynamics, a company which deploys cloud-based controls and analytics for energy and operational efficiencies.

The paper also delves into how the IoT will potentially affect the state. It says that automation in majority of the sectors will result in job loss, and an even wider gap in obtaining skills. According to the report, some argue that those losses may not be regained while some claim that these are not losses at all but rather opportunities to expand existing industries or create new ones.

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Senet and Neptune Technology Group Partner to Enable Water Metering Solutions Throughout North America

Senet and Neptune Technology Group Partner to Enable Water Metering Solutions Throughout North America

Partnership delivers a highly scalable network of wireless IoT sensors for water metering applications designed to boost utility provider efficiencies.

Senet today announced that they are partnering with Neptune Technology Group, a pioneer in the development of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies, to implement wireless Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) infrastructure technology for water metering applications throughout North America.

Neptune’s new, LoRa®-enabled L900™ series of water endpoints provides a wide range of capabilities for water meter reading and sensor applications that demand low power consumption and long-range connectivity. By combining these metering units with Senet’s highly scalable and reliable LoRa LPWAN, Neptune is equipped with a connectivity solution to help water utility customers and municipalities boost efficiencies and accelerate sustainability efforts at the best possible total cost of ownership.

“Together with Senet, we are providing an innovative solution that facilitates advanced metering infrastructure for water utilities, removing the burden of having to deploy and maintain the network infrastructure themselves,” said Chuck Brunson, Neptune’s Director of Marketing.

“By implementing Neptune’s L900 system under a Senet-managed LoRaWAN network, cities and water utilities can implement Neptune’s value-added measurement, software and communication technologies – supporting their journey as Smart Cities. We are excited to engage in this partnership with Senet.”

“As utilities, municipalities and solution providers look at the total cost of ownership of IoT technologies LoRaWAN™ has key advantages that make it the preferred choice for a variety of applications, including water metering,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO & President for Senet. “We are excited to be working with Neptune to solve some of the most demanding connectivity requirements within the Internet of Things and bring real value to utilities throughout North America”.

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