5G and Industrial Automation: An Ideal Combination

February 19, 2019 | 83 views

While scalability is a common consideration for several manufacturing companies, getting it right requires a combination of the right strategy and enabling solutions. With the emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), edge analytics, and additive manufacturing inspiring new production techniques, the manufacturing industry is perfectly positioned to embrace wireless 5G industrial networks. The fifth generation network provides extremely reliable low-latency connectivity that manufacturers can leverage to address diverse, high-performance use cases associated with industrial automation.

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8 Epic App Innovations that Help Your Business Stand Out

Article | July 26, 2022

Contents 1. The Market for Mobile Application Development 2. Innovations in Mobile Application Development 2.1 In-App Paid Features: Android and iOS Development 2.2 Augmented and Virtual Reality 2.3 Beacon Technology 2.4 Al and Ml 2.5 Wearables 2.6 Predictive Analytics 2.7 Blockchain Technology 2.8 On-Demand Applications 3. Long-Term Benefits of Mobile App Development Innovations for Your Small Business: 4. Tying Everything Together Increased use of the internet and smartphones demands better mobile applications be developed. Innovation is the key driving force that can make or break the market regarding mobile app development. A fantastic team of mobile app developers and smart innovation employing the latest technology produce a huge hit app. Let us learn more about how the mobile app development market grows. 1. The Market for Mobile Application Development The mobile application development market is projected to grow at a 13.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2030, with a value of $187.58 billion recorded in 2021. This is due to the increased use of the internet and smartphone platforms, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The app's algorithms learn and understand user interests to deliver refined results that generate better user engagement. As Ericsson and the Radicati Group forecasted, 6.64 billion people own a smartphone today, which is around 83.32% of the world population, and by 2025, 7.33 billion people will own a smartphone. As a result, there is a substantial rise in demand for better smartphone apps, for which creative and innovative mobile application development is the need of the hour. Innovation will give your business a competitive edge it's never had before. It will also open up new ways to grow your business. Discover the top innovations in mobile app development. 2. Innovations in Mobile Application Development Some of the technological breakthroughs in mobile app development will greatly improve the user experience in the future. These focus mainly on the implementation of the latest technological innovations to realize functionality that has never been seen or done before. Let us now delve into their specifics. 2.1 In-App Paid Features: Android and iOS Development While Android has a market share of 70%, iOS has grabbed a market share of around 28% in the mobile operating systems market as of 2022. In-app advertising and in-app purchases generate the major ROI from mobile applications on both mobile operating platforms. A great UI and UX go a long way toward boosting your app and business, and they also help you rank highly in the respective app markets, i.e., the Google Play Store and the App Store. Rolling out constant updates and adhering to the security standards of the marketplace keeps your business app ranking at the top. 2.2 Augmented and Virtual Reality With the AR kit, you can design and make 3D mobile apps for your customers that use virtual reality. AR and VR are constantly changing the business of making mobile apps. You can use these trends to give mobile users really great experiences. A few of the sectors making successful use of these technologies include gaming, e-commerce, retail, interior design, real estate, tourism and travel, education, training, healthcare, manufacturing and construction, advertising and marketing, and entertainment. Your AR and VR mobile apps are more valuable if you can meet your expectations for maximum ROI with a minimum budget. You can do this by making constant improvements to your minimum viable product. 2.3 Beacon Technology The beacon technology uses a smartphone's Bluetooth to identify any store, museum, or other business in the vicinity. As mobile devices get more powerful, IoT and edge sensors will be used more and more. Because of that, beacon technology will change the way we interact with the world. This technology sends notifications to your customer’s phone about your product when the customer passes by, sends content and descriptions about an ongoing event at your location to your customers, and more. Proximity marketing and indoor navigation notifications are the few ways retail is using this technology. With the help of beacon technology, your business can track assets, keep track of contacts, offer access to loyalty programs, gather advanced data, and send mobile tickets. 2.4 Al and ML The versatility and power of innovations in Al and ML keep them relevant. For example, they let you turn pictures into animations that look real. These animations provide real-time analytics and other valuable insights. As an AI learns from its own experience, providing a better customer experience based on the data you feed it helps create intelligent chatbots. Personalized shopping assistance, fraud prevention, task automation, smart content, voice assistants, and autonomous vehicles are a few of the examples where you will see AI implemented. An AI trains itself through machine learning, or ML. ML forecasts future data trends using available historical data. This invaluable addition to your existing apps transforms the way they interact with customers. We are one step closer to a super-personalized experience. 2.5 Wearables Wearables let you make calls, find your way to your destination, measure and analyze your vital signs in real time, and look at your own personal insights. So, app developers and businesspeople should focus on making apps that give people who use wearables a great digital experience. Getting better apps for wearable devices can greatly enhance their functionality and the user experience. From listening to your favorite music to tracking your fitness goals, taking notes, finding a parking spot, and adhering to your health and fitness regimen, a wearable device does it all. If developing your company’s wearable app delivers more value, this technology is not just a game changer but a lifesaver for many. 2.6 Predictive Analytics Predictive analytics is essential to e-commerce. When it comes to making mobile apps, predictive analysis can help improve both the process and the user experience. By putting together information from many developers, it can help predict problems and suggest solutions. Your predictive analytics will be better if you use artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, machine learning, modeling, and statistics. The data that your small and medium-scale businesses have gathered over a period of time becomes one of the most valuable sources of information that helps predict and forecast future market trends. Unexplained market rises and falls will now have an explanation, as will mobile apps that can precisely tell what, when, and where needs to be changed, replaced, or repaired. Using constants and variables that are already known, predictive analytics and data modeling can help make accurate predictions about the future. 2.7 Blockchain Technology The world of blockchain has innumerable possibilities. Applications backed by blockchain technology benefit from end-to-end encryption. This means no one but you can retain data ownership rights. Blockchain technology is used for a lot of important communication and financial transactions because it is safe and private. Blockchain holds promise for better efficiency, productivity, and performance, as well as for elevating the user experience. Blockchain is more secure and reliable, offers better transparency in financial transactions, makes you go password-free using an SSL certificate (Secure Sockets Layer), promotes simplicity, protects your identity, safeguards access to your digital data and information, and helps transmit and receive accurate data with the help of balanced data transfer using several nodes at once. 2.8 On-Demand Applications As lockdowns and quarantines went on for a long time, many delivery apps started to appear. There were apps for taxis, grocery stores, and even medicine delivery. The on-demand model is likely to grow as more service-based companies shift their focus towards on-demand apps. Technology is always changing, and every year, new versions of technology hit the market. That's why we need to keep up with the latest updates and use them to make applications that are both new and full of features. That's a must for a successful launch of a mobile app. Making the software development process easy for the developers reduces the time it takes to develop applications using the software. There are options like rapid application development software, no code, and low-code application development software. These can include mobile app development, SaaS (software as a service), cloud apps, on-premise standalone apps, desktop apps, and web-based apps for many devices, including IoT devices. Using AI to power the application development process speeds up development, testing, and deployment, which helps a lot with scaling from small to medium to large and beyond. 3. Long-Term Benefits of Mobile App Innovations for Your Small Business: Creating a winning product doesn’t have to be a long process. Improvements on the product offered by competitors and finding competitor product shortcomings, along with using innovative technologies, help add value to your mobile app as a product. Mobile app development innovations help in many ways, such as: Improve your brand's relationship with your customers Offer 24/7 access to your business Get excellent customer insights Efficiently market your product online Save on additional marketing costs Boost employee efficiency by increasing engagement Improve communication shreds down the busy work and Streamline the data Generate a new revenue stream from ads targeted at in-app purchases. As a result, you meet customer expectations efficiently, allowing you to expand your business and attract potential customers. Your customers and potential customers are always looking for something new and exciting to experience and adopt. Sooner or later, they make habits of seeing something, and then they start thinking of that mobile app as a standard benchmark to look up to. Talking about the scalability of a mobile application, there is a lot of scope to improve using innovative technologies, and all minor to major updates take you from where you are to where you want to be. Finding the right mix of technologies will help your business grow and expand. 4. Tying Everything Together Business growth for small-scale businesses starts with new inputs and strategic technological investments in mobile app development. Although they sound promising, striking the right balance to implement innovative technologies relies heavily on rigorous predictive analysis. Tools and technologies help meet customer expectations at scale and grow the business beyond imagination with the power of innovation.

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Empowering Industry 4.0 with Artificial Intelligence

Article | July 13, 2022

The next step in industrial technology is about robotics, computers and equipment becoming connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and enhanced by machine learning algorithms. Industry 4.0 has the potential to be a powerful driver of economic growth, predicted to add between $500 billion- $1.5 trillion in value to the global economy between 2018 and 2022, according to a report by Capgemini.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Businesses

Article | August 2, 2022

Whilst there are many people that associate AI with sci-fi novels and films, its reputation as an antagonist to fictional dystopic worlds is now becoming a thing of the past, as the technology becomes more and more integrated into our everyday lives. AI technologies have become increasingly more present in our daily lives, not just with Alexa’s in the home, but also throughout businesses everywhere, disrupting a variety of different industries with often tremendous results. The technology has helped to streamline even the most mundane of tasks whilst having a breath-taking impact on a company’s efficiency and productivity

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The advances of AI in healthcare

Article | February 11, 2020

With the Government investing £250 million into the project, the Lab will consider how to use AI for the benefit of patients – whether this be the deployment of existing AI methods, the development of new technologies or the testing of their safety. Amongst other things, the initiative will aim to deliver earlier diagnoses of cancer. It is estimated that in excess of 50,000 extra patients could see their cancer being detected at an early stage, thus boosting survival rates. More specifically, a study has shown that AI is quicker in identifying brain tumour tissue than a pathologist.This would have a positive knock-on effect in other areas, such as enabling money to be saved (that otherwise would have been spent on further treatment) and reducing the workload of staff (at a time when there is a crisis in NHS workforce numbers).

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L&T Technology Services Chosen by NVIDIA and Mavenir as Engineering Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Industry’s First Converged AI-on-5G Platform

L&T Technology Services | November 17, 2021

L&T Technology Services Limited , a leading global pure-play engineering services company, announced that it has been selected as an engineering partner by Mavenir and NVIDIA, to accelerate adoption of the industry’s first converged AI-on-5G. LTTS will support Mavenir with customization, integration and deployment of AI applications for deployment on NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G Platform AI is already transforming many industries across the globe. When combined with the power of 5G networks, the two technologies will enable powerful new use cases in a quick, secure, and cost-effective manner. NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G platform is a unified platform that brings together developments at the edge to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises across all industries. 5G provides the underlying connectivity for billions of devices, extending AI’s reach to all connected objects and enabling new use cases and new markets. AI-on-5G is supported by a large ecosystem of partners offering a range of GPU-optimized applications and by NVIDIA SDKs, toolkits, and APIs. “5G and AI are two inseparably linked technologies - both poised to significantly improve the performance of applications and solutions and enabling huge amounts of data to be processed in real-time. We are delighted to support NVIDIA and Mavenir on this transformative initiative to offer powerful AI solutions that unlock the true potential of 5G.” Abhishek Sinha, Chief Operating Officer & Member of the Board, L&T Technology Services Soma Velayutham, Industry General Manager, AI & 5G, NVIDIA said, “NVIDIA is building platforms to bring the power of AI to the edge to support enterprise transformation. LTTS’ expertise in digital engineering will help accelerate the adoption of AI-on-5G platforms at the edge globally.” BG Kumar, President, Communication Services Business Group, Mavenir said, “With the recent launch of Mavenir’s Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and Enterprises can take advantage of seamless, hyperconverged AI-on-5G applications enabled by Mavenir’s deep knowledge in AI coupled with broad solutions expertise serving a diverse customer base. Selecting L&T Technology Services as an engineering partner will enable the technology to reach organizations on a global level and unleash the endless possibilities provided by 5G.” About L&T Technology Services Ltd L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a listed subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services. We offer consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle. Our customer base includes 69 Fortune 500 companies and 57 of the world’s top ER&D companies, across industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process industries. Headquartered in India, we have over 17,900 employees spread across 17 global design centers, 28 global sales offices and 72 innovation labs as of September 30, 2021.

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Chrome to gradually block insecure downloads on HTTPS page

9to5Google | February 06, 2020

Chrome 80 this week began efforts to make sure secure pages serve HTTPS audio and video. Google now wants to protect users from insecure files by gradually blocking mixed content downloads. Non-HTTPS downloads started on secure pages are a “risk to users’ security and privacy,” with Google citing how “insecurely-downloaded programs can be swapped out for malware by attackers, and eavesdroppers can read users’ insecurely-downloaded bank statements.” At the moment, the browser provides no indication of insecure downloads started on HTTPS pages. Chrome 82 in April will provide such a warning, starting with executables like APKs and EXEs. Appearing in the downloads bar, Google will note when a file “can’t be downloaded securely.”

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Google details ‘Biometric API’ for Android which enables Pixel 4’s face unlock

9to5Google | October 31, 2019

Biometric authentication has been a part of Android for a few years at this point, but times are changing and so is the way we log into our phones. Face unlock is the next big thing, and Google is urging developers to add support for the “Biometric API” for Android which makes biometrics better for everyone. In a blog post targeted at developers, Google explains why it shifted over to this new API as well as detailing how developers can shift over to it. Back in Android Marshmallow, Google introduced support for fingerprint sensors with the “FingerprintManager” class, but it was a very basic solution. Developers had to create their own UI for fingerprints and it only supported fingerprints. Things started changing in Android Pie when “BiometricPrompt” was added. It delivered a common design that developers could use which also worked across more types of biometric authentication. Now, with Android 10, Google is making further changes with the “Biometric API.” The company explains.

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L&T Technology Services Chosen by NVIDIA and Mavenir as Engineering Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Industry’s First Converged AI-on-5G Platform

L&T Technology Services | November 17, 2021

L&T Technology Services Limited , a leading global pure-play engineering services company, announced that it has been selected as an engineering partner by Mavenir and NVIDIA, to accelerate adoption of the industry’s first converged AI-on-5G. LTTS will support Mavenir with customization, integration and deployment of AI applications for deployment on NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G Platform AI is already transforming many industries across the globe. When combined with the power of 5G networks, the two technologies will enable powerful new use cases in a quick, secure, and cost-effective manner. NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G platform is a unified platform that brings together developments at the edge to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises across all industries. 5G provides the underlying connectivity for billions of devices, extending AI’s reach to all connected objects and enabling new use cases and new markets. AI-on-5G is supported by a large ecosystem of partners offering a range of GPU-optimized applications and by NVIDIA SDKs, toolkits, and APIs. “5G and AI are two inseparably linked technologies - both poised to significantly improve the performance of applications and solutions and enabling huge amounts of data to be processed in real-time. We are delighted to support NVIDIA and Mavenir on this transformative initiative to offer powerful AI solutions that unlock the true potential of 5G.” Abhishek Sinha, Chief Operating Officer & Member of the Board, L&T Technology Services Soma Velayutham, Industry General Manager, AI & 5G, NVIDIA said, “NVIDIA is building platforms to bring the power of AI to the edge to support enterprise transformation. LTTS’ expertise in digital engineering will help accelerate the adoption of AI-on-5G platforms at the edge globally.” BG Kumar, President, Communication Services Business Group, Mavenir said, “With the recent launch of Mavenir’s Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and Enterprises can take advantage of seamless, hyperconverged AI-on-5G applications enabled by Mavenir’s deep knowledge in AI coupled with broad solutions expertise serving a diverse customer base. Selecting L&T Technology Services as an engineering partner will enable the technology to reach organizations on a global level and unleash the endless possibilities provided by 5G.” About L&T Technology Services Ltd L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a listed subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services. We offer consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle. Our customer base includes 69 Fortune 500 companies and 57 of the world’s top ER&D companies, across industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process industries. Headquartered in India, we have over 17,900 employees spread across 17 global design centers, 28 global sales offices and 72 innovation labs as of September 30, 2021.

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Chrome to gradually block insecure downloads on HTTPS page

9to5Google | February 06, 2020

Chrome 80 this week began efforts to make sure secure pages serve HTTPS audio and video. Google now wants to protect users from insecure files by gradually blocking mixed content downloads. Non-HTTPS downloads started on secure pages are a “risk to users’ security and privacy,” with Google citing how “insecurely-downloaded programs can be swapped out for malware by attackers, and eavesdroppers can read users’ insecurely-downloaded bank statements.” At the moment, the browser provides no indication of insecure downloads started on HTTPS pages. Chrome 82 in April will provide such a warning, starting with executables like APKs and EXEs. Appearing in the downloads bar, Google will note when a file “can’t be downloaded securely.”

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Google details ‘Biometric API’ for Android which enables Pixel 4’s face unlock

9to5Google | October 31, 2019

Biometric authentication has been a part of Android for a few years at this point, but times are changing and so is the way we log into our phones. Face unlock is the next big thing, and Google is urging developers to add support for the “Biometric API” for Android which makes biometrics better for everyone. In a blog post targeted at developers, Google explains why it shifted over to this new API as well as detailing how developers can shift over to it. Back in Android Marshmallow, Google introduced support for fingerprint sensors with the “FingerprintManager” class, but it was a very basic solution. Developers had to create their own UI for fingerprints and it only supported fingerprints. Things started changing in Android Pie when “BiometricPrompt” was added. It delivered a common design that developers could use which also worked across more types of biometric authentication. Now, with Android 10, Google is making further changes with the “Biometric API.” The company explains.

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