Connected objects


Smarter society / Innovation

Extended reality for learning, designing, visiting, etc.

The term “extended reality” (XR) refers to all environments that combine real and virtual elements with various levels of interactivity with and between these elements. This includes augmented reality (AR), which superposes virtual 2D or 3D elements onto a real environment, virtual reality (VR), which completely immerses the user in a virtual universe, and mixed […]


Better me / Internet of things

The best of fine watchmaking and connectivity, together in one watch

Montblanc is among such high-end smartwatch pioneers. In 2017, the maker with the snowy cap logo launched the Summit, its first luxury smartwatch. It was the watchmaker’s way of showing it could, by joining forces with Google and its wearables-dedicated OS, reinvent itself and equip its chronograph with Bluetooth and a Wi-Fi connection. Summit 2+, […]


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

A word of innovation: Edge computing

Edge computing is a new stage in the evolution of cloud computing. It consists in shifting remote data storage and processing from distant servers to the edge of the network. Thus, the data no longer systematically pass through the “cloud”, but are processed locally, close to the people or machines that produce and/or consume them. […]


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

OS and connected objects: ever-changing ecosystems

Orange shares its expertise with OS designers and the players involved in connected object ecosystems in order to deliver an optimum user experience.


Better me

Viktor: smart cushion tackling isolation among seniors

Viktor, a decorative sofa cushion and smart device, enabling seniors to keep in touch with friends, family and carers, while enjoying access to entertainment content.


Smarter society / Artificial Intelligence

Podcast: What about free will in a world that is assisted by data and connected objects?

The point of view of Christine Balagué, full professor of the Good in Tech Chair, on the question of free will in a world of data and connected objects.


Smarter society / iot

Health applications and wearables: impacts on the medical ecosystem and practices

Smart health objects have an impact on the medical ecosystem and practices.


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

The race is on to make smart devices safe

Orange has a hand in every aspect of the IoT chain of services: in networks, via its investments in LoRa and LTE-M, in device and data management, via its Datavenue service and its Live Objects and DataShare platforms, but also in the devices themselves, having established a position in the smart device market in partnership […]


Augmented Planet / Prospective

The hologram: four examples of a revolutionary technology

Holographic technology associated with smartphones, the smart city, virtual assistants, or augmented reality, could revolutionise several industry sectors.


Better me / Internet of things

e-SIM supports and accelerates the development of IoT

What is the e-SIM? What does it offer that the traditional SIM card doesn't? What does it tell us about the mobile uses of the future?


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

Did you know?

The number of connected things worldwide is set to rise from 8.4 billion in 2017 to 20.4 billion in 2020. Source: Gartner, January 2017


Better me / Internet of things

Connected objects past… and future

Born from the "connection" of objects to a communication network, for the past decade the Internet of Things has not stopped widening the field of possibilities.