Technical Articles

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December 21, 2016 | Residential Systems

The concept of home systems “working together” is a fundamental expectation of the Internet of Things. Consumers assume that connected devices in their smart homes will work together easily and automatically, regardless of the manufacturer, and without needing to have specialized technology skills to make them work.

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November 28, 2016 | Manufacturing Business Technology

For manufacturers of connected products, Internet of Things (IoT) scalability means exploring a vast new wilderness. The IoT is brand new, and no one knows exactly how thousands or millions or billions of connected products will work — or not — as their numbers and interconnections multiply.

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November 8, 2016 | Sand Hill

As the world economy continues to globalize, large manufacturing and technology companies from different countries increasingly find themselves aggressively competing against one another. This is very much the case between the United States and China, especially as Chinese manufacturing companies and consumer internet services seek to extend their brands internationally.

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November 4, 2016 | Wireless Design & Development

When manufacturers look at one of their smart-home products for the Internet of Things (IoT), they see the complete product and all its capabilities—and probably view the mobile app as almost an afterthought.

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November 3, 2016 | App Developer Magazine

For manufacturers interested in developing connected products for the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile app development represents entirely new and unknown territory. And even experienced mobile app developers find that the IoT poses all kinds of new challenges.

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October 11, 2016 | International Appliance Manufacturing

To help you take a smoother path to your connected products - and to prevent a “Fire, Aim, Ready” approach - here are the 7 biggest mistakes manufacturers make when launching into the IoT market, and how to avoid them.

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September 23, 2016 | Electronic Design

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t new technology, but rather the application of well-known technologies to new situations and use cases. For that reason, it would be easy to assume that creating a connected product isn’t so difficult. That assumption would be very, very wrong.

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August 17, 2016 | CIOReview

When designing products and systems for the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturers often tend to focus on only a single aspect of the process: embedding wireless communications, or establishing a cloud connection, or writing web or mobile-based software to control an IoT device.

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January 1, 2016 | Appliance Design

Smart water heaters can save energy in a number of ways. They can allow for easier variable control by consumers, who could, for instance, lower the water heater's temperature during times when no one is in the home.

New Electronics
December 8, 2015 | New Electronics, page 35

The benefits associated with the IoT derive from greater connectivity, but without proper security mechanism, the entire connect pathway is vulnerable.

New Electronics
December 1, 2015 | Electronic Product Design and Test Page 10-11

When designing products and systems for the IoT, manufacturers often tend to focus on only a single aspect of the process: embedding wireless communications or establishing a cloud connection, or writing web- or mobile-based software to control and IIot device.

IoT Evolution
October 20, 2015 | IoT Evolution

It seems like every few days, yet another company makes an announcement about the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the latest biggies was Amazon Web Services (AWS), which announced a number of new services at the AWS: Reinvent show in Las Vegas. The new services have interesting names such as QuickSight, Kinesis Firehose, Snowball and something called AWS IoT.

The Next Silicon Valley
October 15, 2015 | The Next Silicon Valley

From our heartbeats to our genomes, anything about our bodies that can be measured can generate data. As the Internet of Things (IoT) kicks into high gear, vast networks of connected devices can receive and share sensor-enabled data. Many of these devices fall into the realm of health or medical care, ushering in a new era of personalized health care.

IoT Embedded
October 6, 2015 | JB Systems

Analytics purpose-built for the IoT and tied to IoT platform technology is the only practical way to mine the IoT data.

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September 4, 2015 | RTC Magazine

Designing and manufacturing connected products for the IoT requires a completely different mindset than making traditional, static products. Manufacturers need tools to easily provide expertise in areas previously unfamiliar, starting with embedded design and networking to the development of full-featured mobile apps.

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August 13, 2015 | Readwrite

One of the most significant benefits of the Internet of Things is the fact that it will vastly expand our ability to monitor and measure things taking place the real world.

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July 22, 2015 | IoT Evolution

We in Silicon Valley tend to think that the world of technology revolves around us. We expect innovations to emerge here first and then radiate to the rest of the world. But the truth is that there’s a big wide world out there, and technology innovation is happening all over. Nowhere is that more true than in China.

Embedded
May 22, 2015 | Embedded Computing Design

Most of the "things" connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) are produced companies not accustomed to thinking in terms of connectivity. These manufacturers are experts in water heaters or door locks or coffee makers, but they probably don't know what a really good connected water heater or door lock or coffee maker should be. And they certainly haven't had to worry about the kinds of security threats that come with IoT connectivity.