Author : Justin Ruiz

  • Recap of Cisco Live 2017: Superheroes of IT Unite!

    Posted by Rod McLane , Justin Ruiz on Jul 14, 2017

    Cisco called all “Superheroes of IT” to meet in Las Vegas at the end of June for the 2017 Cisco Live conference, and Ayla Networks was among the “caped crusaders” of the Cisco ecosystem in attendance.

  • The Power of Mobile in IoT – 1 of 2 – The Challenge

    Posted by Justin Ruiz on Mar 17, 2016

    This blog comes in a two part series; outlining the challenges and solutions to solving what might be the most crucial component in the success of any connected product, the mobile application.

    The Internet of Things is changing the way consumers interact with their devices, presenting both an opportunity and a challenge for traditional device manufacturers.  Historically, the only interactions a consumer had with a manufacturer, or its brand, were confined to that single moment in time in which the end user was actually using the device -- the manufacturer’s brand was tied directly to the hardware, limiting their amount of “face” time with the customer.  However, IoT changes all of that, giving a manufacturer’s brand a new “face” and brings the primary interaction point right to the palm of the consumer’s hand, no matter where they are or what they are doing.

  • AHR 2016 Shows How Far the IoT Has Come

    Posted by Justin Ruiz on Feb 11, 2016

    The 2016 AHR Expo took place just a couple of weeks after CES 2016, but the two shows couldn’t be more different in look and feel. CES is all about who can out-dazzle whom to wow consumers with the latest and greatest technologies. The AHR Expo, billed as the world’s largest HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration) marketplace, is a professional trade show, with more emphasis on proven solutions.

  • Putting the "T" in "IoT"

    Posted by Justin Ruiz on Jun 16, 2015

    It’s easy for most people to focus on the ‘Internet’ part of the Internet of Things (IoT). After all, the Internet sounds a lot sexier than ‘things.’

    But manufacturers of things—all the products that are equipped with sensors and connected to the cloud so that they can become part of the IoT—face a daunting step as they go from making unconnected to connected products.

  • Discussing the Infrastructure of IoT

    Posted by Justin Ruiz on Mar 2, 2015

    On Friday, March 13, at SXSW 2015, representatives from Ayla Networks, Echelon Corporation and Xicato will join moderator Mike Krell of Moor Insights & Strategy for a lively, wide-ranging panel discussion on smart infrastructure, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and some rules of the game that will spell success in this high-profile market. The panel, titled Network All the Things: What About Infrastructure?, will take place from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Room 208 of the JW Marriott, 110 E 2nd St., Austin.

  • The Manufacturer's Dilemma: Build or Buy for Internet Connected Products?

    Posted by Justin Ruiz on Oct 9, 2013

    At Ayla, we talk daily to Manufacturers across a slew of product categories that are in the process of developing their next generation connected products. Controlled by smartphones and tablets, these products are typically fast-tracked for development thanks to competitive pressures from disruptors such as Nest.

    For some Manufacturers early in their product planning, the decision of how best to integrate the new connectivity, automated analytics, and mobile control capabilities into them has not been decided. For these Manufacturers, the decision dilemma is whether to develop all of these platform technologies in-house or partner with an Internet of Things (IoT) cloud solution (like Ayla)?