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With more cyberattacks reported in the first half of 2020 than the whole of 2019*, the security of IoT devices – or the lack of it - is an issue we can no longer afford to ignore. In this latest TechTalk, Mia Rolf, CEO of Ideon Science Park in Lund, interviews Markus Knigin, Head of Secure Provisioning, to find out how Sony’s IoT provisioning solution gets to the root of the device security problem.
Smart tracking is becoming an essential requirement of asset owners and companies transporting critical or high-value goods. In logistics, this is leading to the construction of a new value chain in which location tracking is complemented by condition monitoring via sensors. Visilion from Sony, through its collaboration with Telenor Connexion, is able to offer superior worldwide connectivity.
A recent article, published by UNCTAD, explores the opportunities and challenges associated with greater supply chain visibility – enabled by digital technologies and information-sharing networks. A team of co-authors from several world-leading organisations states that sharing supply chain data openly would have far-reaching positive consequences for business, society and the environment. The question is how to overcome the hurdles and make this a reality.
In a recent article, Ericsson explains the symbiosis between Sony’s intelligent connected services and the communication technologies that power them. Read a summary of the article and learn more about two Sony services that leverage cellular connectivity and cloud management to provide a great user experience.
Chronic conditions cost the U.S. healthcare system $3.1 trillion dollars in 2019, and the burden of ongoing treatment and compliance impacts patients and providers alike. A recent mSafety study shows that U.S. consumers would be interested in using more remote health monitoring devices. Find out what else we learnt from our survey.
COVID-19 is making health providers think differently about the use of remote monitoring services. It is challenging the idea that such services are only relevant for the elderly or those living with chronic conditions. And it is shining a light on the need for early detection – not only for use in triage by healthcare providers, but also to avoid further spreading of the virus.
When we emerge from the corona pandemic the business landscape will have changed. We can expect a restructuring of supply chains, greater localisation, more automation and a shift in the balance between human capital and artificial intelligence. In order to prosper, companies will need to do things differently. What can they do now to become more ‘future-fit’?
Hospitals around the world are currently suffering from acute shortages of vital medical supplies. The other scarce resource is time. Hospital staff, who are pressed for time under normal circumstances, are now working harder than ever as patient numbers swell. Visilion services help alleviate both these problems.
Studies show that hospital staff spend up to 20% of their working time looking for equipment and people. This negatively impacts hospital efficiency and ultimately, patient care. To tackle this problem, Sony is cooperating with international medical and safety experts, Dräger, to finetune its real time location system (RTLS) Visilion for healthcare.
Poor security on construction sites causes a whole host of problems - from losses of valuable materials and capital equipment to illegal or underage workers going undetected. The cloud-based access management service, Criotive, provides a discreet and effective way of tackling these problems.
Cloud-based access management systems are peeling back the limitations of traditional lock technologies and opening up for a new type of access control. Instead of the old go/no go dichotomy, they allow for all the options in between.
The main purpose of the new SafeTrx application with mSafety wearable from Sony is to help locate and rescue water sports enthusiasts who run into trouble at sea. We tested it with groups of professional and amateur volunteers in Norway and The Netherlands to find out just how much salt water and bad weather it can handle.
Companies in the logistics industry struggle with managing cargo and mitigating lost cargo, delays, de-tours, location and general overview and control issues. Today, although many operators have acceptable control on vehicle location and routing, there is still a lot of guesswork when it comes to parcel and package level. This is about to change.
Many once-fatal conditions can now be successfully managed. That’s obviously good news. The only downside is that an increasingly large number of people now require continuous health monitoring, which is expensive for healthcare providers. To manage this situation, the healthcare segment is moving towards a more proactive approach.
Healthcare providers urgently need an effective way to support the elderly and those with chronic health conditions in their home environments. We’ve been examining what it takes to solve this challenge…and solving it!