IoT News Roundup

By IOT Journal

Accelerite concert IoT orchestrator now available on AWS Marketplace ••• IBM X-Force Red launches new services for automotive industry, IoT ••• Industrial Internet Consortium announces Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report v.2.0 ••• Microcontrollers help developers tackle complex IoT applications ••• Flutura, JAG Group partner to foster digital AI, IIoT in oil and gas marketplace ••• Globetouch, Verizon Telematics to work with General Motors for OnStar Expansion ••• Mocana teams up with Gemalto to secure IoT from end to end ••• Parkmobile launches integrated automated on- and off-street reservations parking into all new BMW vehicles ••• Softbank Technology announces strategic IoT security partnership with Rambus ••• NetBurner intros serial-to-Ethernet server with secure Wi-Fi for IoT, industrial controls.

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The following are news announcements made during the past week:


Accelerite Concert IoT Orchestrator Now Available on AWS Marketplace

Accelerite, a provider of software for digital transformation infrastructure, has announced the availability of its IoT visual design tool, Concert IoT Orchestrator: Starter Edition, on AWS Marketplace.

To simplify and speed development of enterprise-grade IoT applications, coders, non-coders, or anyone with a basic understanding of web service APIs now can drag and drop components to build applications that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for virtually any IoT use case — from smart cities and Industry 4.0 manufacturing to smart consumer devices.

“As one of the first IoT application development platforms on AWS Marketplace, Accelerite’s Concert IoT Orchestrator adds tremendous value to the selection for IoT services,” said Barry Russell, General Manager of Global Business Development, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services. “Accelerite’s Concert IoT Orchestrator is the latest addition to the growing list of services critical to IoT application development offered on AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to try a variety of solutions without upfront investment and find the best product for their needs.”

Customers are already experiencing the value Concert IoT Orchestrator provides. “While many of our customers are in the quarrying and mining space, each has its own preferences in terms of responding to machine-generated IoT alerts. With Accelerite’s Concert IoT Orchestrator, we now have the ability to visually create IoT service flows without the need for software developers. This is a great advantage for us as a hardware-oriented firm,” said Larry McGoldrick, CEO of JMG Systems, specialists in the design, manufacture and support of electrical control panels, displays, remote controls and wiring systems for engine-based machines.

Visual drag and drop logic composition makes the developer experience more efficient, enabling faster and more cost-effective IoT application delivery. Seamless integration with the customer’s enterprise CRM or ERP systems extends the capabilities of the IoT applications.

Software developers and non-coders with a basic proficiency in web service APIs can create IoT solutions to meet operational goals, reducing the burden on IT. The ability to visually compose logic flows by selecting components from a ready-made library extends the pool of people who can create services — shifting the focus to innovation, not the technical ability to code.

Ready-to-use components available on AWS Marketplace include IoT message brokering with Amazon Kinesis; messaging channels—email, SMS and mobile notification services; IoT persistent data—Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3); and proprietary and third-party enterprise system integration.

The Concert IoT Orchestrator Starter Edition’s free version is available on AWS Marketplace now at Concert IoT Orchestrator for AWS Marketplace. Additional information is available at Concert IoT Orchestrator Product Information

“Concert IoT Orchestrator Starter Edition on AWS Marketplace presents an easy to install application development accelerator for those seeking to leverage AWS services. In addition to Orchestrator, Accelerite’s other Concert IoT portfolio offerings on AWS will include ‘low code’ accelerators for modeling device data schemas, user roles and developing insight from sensor data. Going beyond the rapid creation of IoT services, Concert IoT offers a complete ecosystem management and monetization solution for organizations that wish to expose their services and data to interested developers and partners,” said Dean Hamilton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Accelerite’s IoT Business Unit.


IBM X-Force Red Launches New Services for Automotive Industry, IoT

IBM Security has announced the launch of two new security testing practice areas focused on automotive security and the Internet of Things (IoT). The new services will be delivered via an elite team of IBM X-Force Red researchers focused on testing backend processes, apps and physical hardware used to control access and management of smart systems.

The new IoT services will be delivered alongside the Watson IoT Platform to provide security services by design to organizations developing IoT solutions for all industries. With 58% of organizations testing their IoT applications only during the production phase1, the potential for introducing vulnerabilities into existing systems remains unacceptably high. The Watson IoT Platform provides configuration and management of IoT environments, and the IBM X-Force Red services bring an added layer of security and penetration testing.

IBM X-Force Red marked its first-year anniversary with the addition of security specialists such as Cris Thomas (aka Space Rogue) and Dustin Heywood (aka Evil_Mog with Team Hashcat), who add to the team’s impressive roster of talent globally. To further optimize their engagements, IBM X-Force Red has also built a password cracker called “Cracken” designed to help clients improve password hygiene.

“Over the past year, we’ve seen security testing further emerge as a key component in clients’ security programs,” said Charles Henderson, Global Head of IBM X-Force Red. “Finding issues in your products and services upfront is a far better investment than the expense of letting cybercriminals find and exploit vulnerabilities. Our own investments in people, tools and expertise have more than tripled our security testing capabilities in the first year of IBM X-Force Red, making our offense our clients’ best defense.”

Gartner estimates that the production of new automobiles equipped with data connectivity, either through a built-in communications module or by a tether to a mobile device, is forecast to reach to 61 million in 2020.2 With the current and future challenges in mind, IBM X-Force Red created an automotive practice dedicated to helping clients secure hardware, networks, applications, and human interactions.

IBM X-Force Red worked with more than a dozen automotive manufacturers and third-party automotive suppliers to build expertise and programmatic penetration testing and consulting services. The formation of the automotive practice aims to help to shape and share industry best practices and standardize security protocols.

The new automotive practice is also applying some of the findings from research disclosed by IBM X-Force Red early this year that notified consumers and theautomotive industry of security pitfalls inherent in connected cars. The research looked at the insecure transfer of ownership between owners of some connected cars, which may create an opportunity for a malicious takeover of the functions of the vehicle, such as locking and unlocking of doors, remote start, light and horn control, and the ability to geo-locate the current owner through a mobile app. When these findings were revealed at RSA 2017, Henderson and IBM X-Force Red also disclosed that these security loopholes were also identified across four major auto manufacturers.

The interconnected components and systems in a modern vehicle can number in the hundreds or thousands, each with their own security controls and vulnerabilities. As these components are combined and connected to mobile applications and external servers, the total amount of potential vulnerabilities for the vehicle climbs above the sum vulnerabilities of its parts. With this in mind, IBM X-Force Red performs discrete security testing of the components and solution-based security testing for the complete system of the vehicle.

Gartner forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020.3 While the insights gained from IoT data help drive revenue streams and forge lasting customer relationships, demand and shortened production cycles often leads to rushed or non-existent security testing for these new products and services.

IBM X-Force Red has changed the delivery of security testing due to the perceived gaps in security of emerging technologies such as IoT and connected cars. Programmatic and on-demand security testing through the entire lifecycle of the products is emerging as the best way to find vulnerabilities in a proactive fashion. Watson IoT Platform customers will now be able to leverage the security expertise of IBM X-Force Red to assist throughout development and deployment.

“It’s not just about the technology, it is also about the global reach, investment, and collaborative approach which make IBM a trusted IoT partner for enterprise IoT solutions,” said James Murphy, Offering Manager, IBM Watson IoT Platform. “With IoT technologies permeating the farthest corners of industry, IBM is bringing our Watson IoT Platform and X-Force Red security talent together to address present and future concerns.”

The Watson IoT Platform approach is security by design, with security controls built-in, delivered as a cloud-based service with industry-recognized ISO27001 compliance. The Watson IoT Platform also has advanced security IoT service capabilities that extend Watson IoT Platform with Threat Intelligence for IoT. These features help customers visualize critical risks in the IoT landscape and create policy-driven automations to help prioritize operational responses for IoT incidents.

The skills and experience of the X-Force Red team alongside the Watson IoT Platform provide the vital components to help get clients off to the right start from design all the way through to go-live of their IoT solution.


Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report v.2.0

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced version 2.0 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report. The report provides IIoT vocabulary terms and definitions that enable all stakeholders in the IIoT ecosystem, from system architects to IT managers to plant managers to business decision makers, to communicate with each other effectively.

The IIC Vocabulary Technical Report v2.0 is the foundation for the collective body of work from the IIC, ensuring that consistent terminology is used throughout all IIC publications. This includes the Industrial Reference Architecture (IRA), Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF), Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) and the Business Strategy and Innovation Framework (BSIF) that collectively comprise the IIC IIoT suite.

“The Industrial Internet comprises a diverse set of industries and people with various skill sets and expertise. Often, concepts and terminology in one field will have different meanings in another, leading to confusion,” said Anish Karmarkar, IIC Vocabulary Task Group Chair, and Director, Standards Strategy & Architecture at Oracle. “Industrial Internet projects succeed when participants can communicate using common vocabulary terms and definitions. The IIC Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report v2.0 ensures all IIoT stakeholders are speaking the same language, avoiding what would otherwise be an IIoT ‘Tower of Babel.'”

The Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report v2.0 was developed by members of the IIC Vocabulary Task Group, which is part of the IIC Technology Working Group, comprised of software architects, business experts, and security experts. The group analyzed the previous version of the report and made the following updates: Interdependent terms were aligned to create a cohesive whole. Terms were eliminated if they did not have a specific meaning in IIoT, if the dictionary meaning was already sufficient or if there were other terms that were better replacements. Terms were added following the publication of the IIC IISF and the IIC IRA V1.8.

“The IIoT is changing quickly and as such, the meaning of specific words and phrases has also changed,” said Marcellus Buchheit, member of the IIC Vocabulary Task Group, and co-founder of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, President and CEO of WIBU-SYSTEMS USA. “The vocabulary team reviewed nearly every first edition term, removing 11 unnecessary terms, adding 16 terms and redefining 11 terms. Our goal was simplicity, clarity, and relevancy to the IIoT.”

New to version 2.0, the IIC Vocabulary Task Group voted to add the prefix “IoT” to terms such as device, sensor, actuator and connected their interdependencies with endpoint, component and interface to align these terms as part of a cohesive whole. A definition for “trustworthiness” was added following the publication of the IISF and several terms, such as application domain, operations domain, implementation viewpoint and usage viewpoint were added following the publication of the IIRA V1.8.

“Vocabulary is where stakeholders come together from Working and Task Groups to discuss and agree on the commonality across their interests,”said Eric Harper, IIC Steering Committee Member and Senior Principal Scientist, ABB. “The IIC Vocabulary 2.0 release continues this process by generalizing architecture concepts to prepare the way for contributions focused on edge computing and interoperability.”

The full IIC Vocabulary Technical Report 2.0 and list of IIC members who contributed to version 2.0 can be found here on the IIC website.


Microcontrollers Help Developers Tackle Complex IoT Applications

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) has expanded its energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko portfolio with industrial-strength microcontrollers (MCUs) delivering higher performance, more features and lower power. The new EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko MCU family offers the most advanced feature set available in the low-power MCU market, targeting smart metering, asset tracking, industrial/building automation, wearables and personal medical applications. Giant Gecko MCUs combine peak 72 MHz processing performance, large memory options, peripherals and hardware accelerators, and comprehensive software tools including the industry-leading Micrium OS.

Internet of Things (IoT) applications are growing increasingly complex, driving the need for multiple sensors, sophisticated end-user displays, advanced algorithms and wireless stacks. As power budgets shrink, MCUs must excel at sleep mode to maximize battery life. Giant Gecko MCUs address these challenges by pushing the boundaries of integration, performance and energy efficiency.

“Giant Gecko MCUs provide a no-compromise user experience previously available only on more power-hungry MCUs,” said Tom Pannell, Senior Marketing Director for IoT products at Silicon Labs. “The culmination of ten years of Gecko evolution, the Giant Gecko family gives developers a tremendous leap forward in performance, features and design capabilities.”

The Giant Gecko family offers the following features: ARM Cortex-M4 processor core supporting performance-intensive applications; largest internal memory footprint in its MCU class (up to 2 MB flash and 512 KB RAM) to accommodate more code, debugging capabilities, over the air (OTA) updates, data logging and rich graphics; SD/MMC and Octal/Quad-SPI memory interfaces to support additional memory expansion capabilities for memory-intensive applications; fast wake-up/sleep transitions and a low-energy fabric allowing autonomous access to sensor inputs and enabling low-power peripherals to operate autonomously; and ultra-low power consumption: 77 μA/MHz in active mode and 1.6 μA in deep sleep mode

Giant Gecko MCUs integrate a wealth of communication interfaces and controllers: 10/100 Ethernet media access control (MAC) for IP-based industrial control; secure digital input output (SDIO) Wi-Fi interface for IP-based wireless cloud connectivity; single or dual CAN bus controllers for industrial applications; crystal-free USB controller for cost-effective, ultra-low-energy universal connectivity; thin film transistor (TFT) display hardware acceleration with per-pixel alpha blending and ultra-low-energy segment LCD driver, enabling richer user interfaces; current-based capacitive sense engine providing robust touch input and ultra-low power wake-on-touch, simplifying the development of cap-sense applications

The Giant Gecko family provides a safe, secure platform for building applications with best-in-class cryptography. The MCUs feature an energy-efficient security accelerator that runs advanced algorithms with higher performance and lower power than conventional software methods, a security management unit (SMU) supporting fine-grained security for peripheral access, and a NIST-certified true random number generator (TRNG) for higher security randomization.

Giant Gecko MCUs are available in a wide range of QFN, QFP and BGA package options with up to 192 pins, including many packages that are footprint-compatible with existing EFM32 MCUs. Software compatibility across the entire EFM32 MCU and EFR32 Wireless Gecko SoC portfolio enables broad software reuse and reduced design time and cost for developers.

Silicon Labs’ Simplicity Studio development tools support the Gecko MCUs, giving developers one-click access to everything needed to complete projects in a unified Eclipse-based environment. Simplicity Studio includes graphical configuration, advanced energy monitoring, network analysis and capacitive touch configuration tools, as well as software examples and documentation. Giant Gecko MCUs natively support Micrium OS, and developers have easy access to Micrium tools through Simplicity Studio.

Engineering samples of the EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko MCUs are available, and production quantities are planned for Q1 2018. Pricing for EFM32GG11 MCUs in 10,000-unit quantities begins at $5.66 (USD). The SLSTK3701A Giant Gecko Starter Kit is available now and priced at $99.99 (USD MSRP). To order EFM32GG11 engineering samples and starter kits, visit


Flutura, JAG Group Partner to Foster Digital AI, IIoT in Oil and Gas Marketplace

Flutura, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up focused on impacting outcomes in the energy, manufacturing and engineering industries, has announced that it is partnering with the Jerry Allen Group (JAG Resources) in Houston, Texas to accelerate its growth. The partnership will focus on utilizing Flutura’s flagship Cerebra IIoT platform for the benefit of the strategic oil and gas industry.

Given today’s evolving economic landscape, the oil and gas industry has begun looking at next generation digital tools such as AI to transform upstream, midstream and downstream operations. Flutura’s Cerebra allows advanced diagnostic algorithms for equipment health episode detection and provides OEMs the ability to scale value added offerings across varied equipment classes.

“The next generation of competitive advantage in the energy marketplace will go to forward thinking players who invest a lot on digital IoT and artificial intelligence capabilities like Cerebra from Flutura,” said Archie W. Dunham, JAG advisor, Chairman Emeritus and former Independent Non-executive Chairman of Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City and Retired Chairman of ConocoPhillips. “For upstream, midstream, downstream and the machinery manufacturers the risk of digital inaction is greater than the risk of digital failure. IoT & AI are the future and it is coming.”

Flutura, with its Artificial Intelligence led IIoT platform Cerebra, is counted as one of the leading IIoT solutions across the globe and is used by customers such as Henkel, Stewart & Stevenson and Sodexo. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms Vertex Ventures of Singapore, Lumis Partners of Connecticut and Silicon Valley’s The Hive.

“In the energy industry, we have seen a lot of innovations that gave American companies superior competitive advantage over others. AI capabilities will define the next frontiers in innovation,” said Jerry Allen, Chairman of JAG Resources LLC, designated Chairman of the Flutura-JAG partnership and a veteran in the energy space. “We evaluated various solutions in the market and found Flutura’s Cerebra unique in that it is far more advanced than other providers in this space. The next-generation functional features, rapid implementation approach and the ‘scale-as-you-go’ pricing model are game changers in today’s world of reduced barrel prices.”

JAG Resources LLC, based in Houston, the energy capital of the world, boasts a wide array of esteemed leaders in the energy space as its core advisors. JAG counts Archie Dunham, Gordon Bethune, former CEO of Continental Airlines and board member at Sprint and Honeywell, Duane Wilson, ex-VP RMS&T ConocoPhilips among other industry luminaries listed on its roles.

“JAG brings extensive knowledge of the energy industry,” said Krishnan Raman, CEO of Flutura. “Cerebra was envisioned and developed as a revolutionary AI led IIoT platform. Leveraging the power of Cerebra in concert with the extensive and broad-based industrial experience of JAG, will create a strong and game changing solution to enable the inevitable digital transformations on the horizon for energy companies.”


Globetouch, Verizon Telematics to Work With General Motors for OnStar Expansion

Globetouch and Verizon Telematics are planning to launch upgraded network solutions that will be used by General Motors in connection with the continued global expansion of OnStar’s industry-leading connected vehicle services.

Globetouch will integrate its open platform GControl with OnStar to enable reliable, high-quality connectivity and regulatory compliance for OnStar services. Verizon Telematics will bring scale and network expertise to the solution.

“We are working directly with Verizon Telematics to take the complexity out of carrier and agreement management, enabling Globetouch to focus on building custom solutions that fit the needs of automotive OEMs around the world,” said Riccardo Di Blasio, CEO at Globetouch. “By providing a single point of integration for GM and other automotive OEMs, Globetouch ensures a world-class experience for end customers.”

“Verizon Telematics brings the reliability and scalability of its global network, plus decades of experience enabling built-in connectivity for automotive OEM leaders,” said Susan Heystee, senior vice president, OEM at Verizon Telematics. “Through this partnership with Globetouch, we make it easy for automotive OEM’s customers around the globe to stay connected to what’s important to them.”


Mocana Teams Up With Gemalto to Secure IoT from End to End

Mocana, a leading provider of mission-critical security solutions for industrial control systems (ICS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) and Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announce a partnership to bring connectivity, security and monetization to IoT deployments. The two companies will provide an end-to-end solution for IoT security lifecycle management, including interoperability of Mocana’s IoT Security Platform and Gemalto’s digital security products to protect data and digital identities across endpoint devices, gateways and clouds. Combining the companies’ respective areas of expertise makes it easier for manufacturers, enterprises and service providers to build strong security into IoT devices and critical infrastructure that are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

For demonstrations on the Gemalto and Mocana solutions, visit booth 1236 at Black Hat 2017 from July 26th -27th.

Gemalto and Mocana will leverage their unique solutions and global ecosystems to make it easier to embed advanced cybersecurity technologies into IoT devices, industrial control systems, and machine-to-machine (M2M) networks. Customers will have access to a complete IoT security solution including: identity provisioning—device identity provisioning and management; key and certificate management—key and certificate management for endpoints, gateway and clouds; device integrity—advanced controls for secure boot and secure update to ensure device and supply chain integrity; multi-factor authentication—ability to support multi-factor authentication across manufacturers, end users and service providers; assured interoperability—validated interoperability of Mocana’s IoT Security Platform with Gemalto’s Safenet HSMs and Cinterion secure elements; secure transport—secured communications for a wide range of industry standard networking protocols (cellular, LoRA, standard network transport protocols); security lifecycle management—key lifecycle management and crypto policies for the devices; and monetization—ability to dynamically enable and disable billable device features and service capabilities based on business policies.

“Hundreds of manufacturers and IoT companies use Mocana’s specialist endpoint security products to harden devices and improve performance,” said Sebastien Cano, Executive Vice-President of Enterprise and Cybersecurity at Gemalto. “With this collaboration, we are providing our customers with a common platform to centrally manage the security and crypto policies for devices, furthering our goal of bringing trust to an increasingly connected world.”

“Ensuring the safety and reliability of connected devices is more important than ever,” said Bill Diotte, CEO at Mocana. “Partnering with Gemalto will make it easier for device manufacturers and cloud providers to secure device identities, incorporate strong hardware-based roots of trust, and integrate proven cybersecurity software controls into applications embedded in IoT devices and critical infrastructure.”


Parkmobile Launches Integrated Automated On- and Off-Street Reservations Parking Into All New BMW Vehicles

Parkmobile, the leading provider of mobile parking and transit solutions in North America, has announced at the 2017 International Parking Institute Annual Conference the availability of its full platform capabilities as an integrated OEM offering in all new BMW vehicles. Parkmobile currently enables consumers to find, reserve and pay for parking through a single app in over 2,000 locations and 250 cities across the US and Canada. With this launch, in addition to reserving parking directly through the car navigation system or companion ParkNow app, BMW drivers can also initiate and pay for on-street and off-street +parking across the Parkmobile Network.

Leveraging the car navigation system and GPS, when parking on-street or in other Parkmobile enabled locations, BMW cars will prompt drivers to begin a parking session through the dashboard screen seamlessly and without the need to either pay a meter or initiate a session via mobile app. Similar to the Parkmobile App, the vehicle will prepopulate the zone based on GPS coordinates, enabling 1-touch parking. The offering supports the capability to preselect the amount of time a driver wants to purchase, with the ability to manage and extend sessions remotely through the companion ParkNow app or Parkmobile app while away from their vehicle. In addition, where parking rules allow, the platform supports start-stop parking sessions whereby the parking session terminates automatically when the driver returns to the automobile and commences driving.

Parkmobile’s launch of this innovative new service in BMW cars follows the successful launch last year of in-dash reservations into the BMW 5 Series line. “We are extremely proud to partner with BMW to deliver this tremendous innovation in the automotive and parking industries alike.” said Jon Ziglar, Parkmobile’s CEO. “By embedding real-time parking payment and advanced reservations capabilities into the automobile itself, we complete the circle of delivering a truly seamless parking experience for drivers in any parking scenario, whether it be on-street, off-street, real-time or in advance. Furthermore, this is a significant step in paving the way for autonomous vehicles of the future to control and manage the end of their journey unassisted.”

Parkmobile enables consumers to find, reserve and pay for parking across the largest network of parking spaces and locations in North America, while empowering public, private and commercial parking owners and operators to maximize efficiency and revenue. The Parkmobile platform is the most robust, scalable and feature rich parking and mobility engine in the industry, powering end-to-end parking solutions for any need, and integrated into mobile, web and now vehicle-based interfaces.


Softbank Technology Announces Strategic IoT Security Partnership With Rambus

Softbank Technology, along with two of its subsidiaries, Cybertrust Japan and Miracle Linux Corporation, have announced a strategic partnership with Rambus. The partnership will see the three companies collaborate to bolster IoT security and device management using Rambus’ versatile CryptoManager platform.

“We are excited to partner with Softbank Technology Group and its subsidiaries, Cybertrust Japan and Miracle Linux Corporation, and leverage our CryptoManager platform to deliver industry-leading, secure connected device management,” said Rambus CEO Dr. Ron Black. “Our combined expertise brings an innovative, secure solution that provides highly secure, in-field device updates, safeguarding sensitive information and mitigating cyber-attacks.”

Currently, most IoT devices are vulnerable and easily compromised, as many lack even the most basic of security functionalities. This is problematic, because an unsecured IoT ecosystem introduces real-world risks that include malicious actors manipulating the flow of information to and from network connected devices or tampering with devices themselves.

This is precisely why Softbank subsidiaries Cybertrust and Miracle Linux Corporation are leveraging Rambus’ CryptoManager platform to securely manage all stages of the IoT device lifecycle. Specifically, CryptoManager will allow OEMs to secure IoT devices by facilitating secure mutual authentication between an IoT device and the cloud with an embedded security core; aAllowing only legitimate, verified cloud services to communicate with each other by detecting and thwarting unauthorized communication attempts; and verifying secure over-the-air (OTA) updates.


NetBurner Intros Serial-to-Ethernet Server With Secure Wi-Fi for IoT, Industrial Controls

NetBurner, Inc. makes networking easy. The company is proud to introduce its newest Serial to Ethernet Server, the amazingly powerful, versatile and portable SB800 EX. This model converts tried-and-true serial interface devices into modern Ethernet-enabled technology.

Each NetBurner SB800EX allows users to securely and remotely access serial devices as if they were plugged directly into their computer, with no programming or development required. Optional integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFi offers even greater flexibility for remote applications and cable-free installations. The SB800EX is extremely secure, featuring SSL/TLS, HTTPS, and SSH security, so there’s no need to worry about the safety of data or controls.

Since the hardware is preprogrammed to convert serial data to Ethernet, the SB800 EX can be used right out of the box. However, if users are looking to create custom applications, they need look no further than the NetBurner Network Development Kit found on the SB800 EX product page. Kits enable customization of any aspect of operation including dynamic web pages, data filtering, data logging or custom network applications. This new product will allow engineers and developers to take a leap when creating bespoke secure wireless networking projects with critical serial interface assets.

Highlights of the SB800 EX Serial to Ethernet device include two serial ports jumperless configuration; RS-232, RS-455 and RS-485 baud rates up to 921,600 bps; 10/100Mbps Ethernet; TCP/UDP/Telnet and DHCP/Static IP modes; Flash card interface for data logging (with dev kit); a real-time clock; custom packetization of serial data; the ability to create a serial tunnel or transparent IP connection with two serial devices; and an industrial operating temperature of -40° to 85° C.

This new product allows current NetBurner SB72EX and SB700EX users to easily upgrade and also offers the opportunity to rebrand with a custom product label. For more information, including a full list of features, options, configurations and associated kits, check out the SB800 EX product page or contact NetBurner with additional questions or for support.