Internet of Things (IoT) Hardware
With improved interoperability, control and security, smart lighting is poised to become the next killer app for the internet of things.
3D printing is now being used to revolutionize construction. Using a printer, a speedier and smarter solution is being used to make smart homes.
In 2013, bring your own wearable was all the rage. In 2017, we're moving into a new revolution, one of augmented reality and augmented humans.
IoT's spaghetti junction makes it hard for IoT to truly transform our world. Learn why we must bring order to the spaghetti and get on the path to success.
Wireless charging is becoming critical in the workplace, especially more work is conducted digitally and more devices than ever are connecting to IoT.
When it comes to developing IoT products, it's critical that design and technology are carefully, deliberately and seamlessly integrated.
Only after you have separated the FHSS myths from reality will it be possible to see the value of FHSS for networks now and in the future.
To be effective and efficient, IoT PCBs must be ultra-clean and virtually free of any contaminants or chemical residues.
As a society, we're better off embracing future changes in terms of AI and bots, looking at how they can serve us rather than fearing them.
As vendors step up industry platforms, businesses are enthusiastic about the opportunities; but there's a long road before domain-based IoT is ubiquitous.
In today's connected world, we probably shouldn't be as concerned about the smart robots as we should be about the dumb ones.
Successful IoT product design must be a cross-functional effort spanning everyone from strategy to sales to support and beyond.
More families are considering a smart home system to support caregiving plans, using sensors to help seniors safely and comfortably age in place.
By boosting the productivity of human and capital assets, IoT location-based services can drive new business opportunities.
The EIU IoT Business Index 2017 found the internet of things is driving business, but is not without challenges that must be addressed.
We can now treat the centralization of IoT smarts and data as an architectural decision, not one forced by economics or physical limitations.
As devices become smarter and more connected, it is only natural that location enters into the equation for better contextual experiences.
As IoT becomes mainstream, businesses are responding. However not taking a strategic approach to designing IoT products and services can be risky.
A sensor does not make a product or technology part of the "internet of things," it's all about creating a holistic experience for the end user.
Fog-based drone package delivery will extend the reach of delivery to inaccessible places and reduce the customer wait time between order and delivery.
Building security into embedded system hardware helps regulators lock down specific functions while allowing consumers to tweak other parts of their product.
The three tiers of the IoT technology stack -- sensors, gateways and the data center/cloud tier -- need to integrate and communicate with each other.
Collaboration in IoT is key; companies that take a collaborative approach better positioned to succeed with their IoT solution in whatever field they play.
These best design practices will help developers maximize the ability to update configurations or add new functionality after IoT devices leave the factory.
In IoT, start small and demonstrate return; don't attempt to implement the internet of everything. Instead shoot for the "internet of (some) things."
Simplifying your network topology by deploying distributed digital edge nodes will help organizations embrace IoT and succeed in digital transformation.
Autonomous drones have the limelight, but cannot fly in most places because they lack command and control and identification needed by regulators.
Get clarity around acronyms related to the internet of things and IoT devices from Blue Hill Research's Ralph Rodriguez and Charlotte O'Donnelly.
Hardware device businesses must work intelligently and diligently to control, secure and monetize their devices and deter grey market production.
IoT complexity can be mastered using a building-block approach built upon a platform whose solid basis is an OS that is both configurable and modular.
There is a tremendous amount of potential in wearable technology to collect data from the foot; enter textile pressure sensor applications in socks.
Geolocation mapping -- which enables us to use maps in revolutionary ways -- will become increasingly important to IoT.
There are five qualities and skills essential to being a successful IoT developer in today's fast-paced age of "connected everything" -- do you have them?
Businesses of all shapes and sizes are investing in smart LEDs, as intelligent buildings are helping cut energy costs -- and the way the business operates.
Many people consider automation and intelligent systems as ways to save a company money, but the benefits go much further than that.
To become a smart city prepared for disaster, cities should take every opportunity to leverage smart technology in ways that will make citizens safer.
The IoT-enabled smart home of the future will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to run the dishwasher -- and end domestic violence.
Check out a list of the top 10 hot topics and buzz phrases witnessed at Mobile World Congress 2017, including hearables, eSIMs and, of course, IoT.
The future of IoT in healthcare is a reality, with experimentation of IoT entering the body increasing as healthcare and miniaturization advances.
Cisco Jasper announced its Narrowband IoT foray at Mobile World Congress, along with new partnerships with Honda, Korea Telecom and Jupl.
To realize the full benefits of IoT, stakeholders must rely on three critical components: reliable connectivity, trusted security and an agile monetization framework.
In the future, the agriculture industry can help accelerate IoT development as data from the field holds valuable insights for smart precision farming.
2016 saw some of the largest individual funding rounds for commercial and industrial internet of things companies. Review a list of some of those companies.
With an IoT platform and smart streetlight software, Oklahoma Gas and Electric is ready to throw new light on customer service.
Testing smart device performance is one piece of the puzzle; IoT requires a paradigm shift in the way products and solutions are developed and tested.
There are four strategies for the IoT industry to consider as it seeks to connect and realize the full potential of connected home.
Take a look at some of the innovative concepts witnessed at the National Retail Federation's Big Show, including four major wins and misses.
Learn how IoT can be an effective tool in cognitive science research and help effectively proctor online courses to impart credibility for online education.
The connectivity and real-time analytics inherent in the internet of things could be the game changer for retailers' inventory woes.
2017 will see the emergence of true fog computing and programmable/intelligent edge devices with the strongest security measures to date.
Accurate positioning boosts functionality and flexibility in internet of things measurement, sensing and control applications.
There are a number of IoT PCB design layout, fabrication and assembly considerations and nuances companies must be aware of to launch a successful project.
Connected car services, as with any networked technology, becomes more useful as more nodes connect and share data.
Edge computing offers five immediate and measurable results, helping solve many of the real-world challenges of IoT deployments.
IoT is helping Santa -- and supply chain managers across the globe -- develop more efficient manufacturing and distribution processes than ever before.
Amazon Go is the company's attempt to disrupt the brick-and-mortar retail experience using computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence is making inroads in the healthcare industry. Explore five AI disruptions and their benefits coming soon to a hospital near you.
Your organization's most underutilized sensor is moving to the frontline in an IoT-enabled world. Get ready for video, the next big insight creator.
Smart sensors play an undeniably key role in IoT. Understanding the full set of features and capabilities associated with these sensors is essential.
Real-world examples of cities using IoT to improve existing transportation systems prove smart transit is a win for stakeholders and the patrons they serve.
The journey to IoT success may seem arduous. By managing seven building blocks, companies can accelerate time to market and reduce the risk and cost of IoT.
If IoT applications can help you grow your business, start developing distributed computing systems expertise in your business now.
With IoT technology, retailers can offer customers the same online shopping experience they enjoy in brick-and-mortar stores.
Fear alone will not yield secure devices. A different approach to incentivizing IoT security -- one that makes it easier to deploy then before -- is critical.
As the IoT market continues to grow, so does the silicon chip market -- prompting a wave of mergers and acquisitions in the semiconductor market.
To prevent future attacks and vulnerabilities, embedded security must be added to IoT devices and included in the design of IoT ecosystems.
Just as with conventional printed circuit boards, there are three types of IoT PCBS, each with their own testing standards and processes.
A flexible and agnostic platform can connect IoT devices seamlessly, making sure that data flows as it's meant to.
Implementing end-to-end trust points and countermeasures is critical to mitigating connected city threats and staying safe.
All IoT projects share the same building blocks from an architectural point of view; you need to know them to ensure IoT success.
Far East IoT PCB fabrication may seem like an attractive option, but it isn't always the best when it comes to Class II and Class III projects.
There's a multiparty face-off regarding the future of OTT and the TV ecosystem. It's clear that the consumer is going to win regardless of who triumphs.
Explore considerations for IoT maintenance and upgrades in the three distinct phases of an IoT project: development, deployment and device exploitation in the field.
A smart home system requires more than just internet connectivity to be considered smart. Learn the benefits of a system-level product design approach.
Fulfilling the role of the chief IoT officer -- a single person with the talent, skill set and understanding to drive emerging technologies forward -- is a tall order.
Smart home cloud platforms are a growing segment consisting of smart home control and automation system platform as well as smart home device platforms.
With dedicated solutions for the IT access layer, IoT data can be analyzed, acted upon and transmitted from anywhere in an industrial IoT network.
To reap the rewards of the internet of things, IoT integration is crucial. Here are eight commandments to help solve the IoT integration problem.
IoT introduces a new culture to product development, meaning the traditional question of "agile or waterfall?" isn't always an easy one to answer.
From the halls of academia to the boardroom, the internet of things is bringing distributed computing back into spotlight.
Explore the key stages of an IoT project and the IoT connectivity considerations you'll need to make as you scale from IoT prototype to production.
Engineering services company Intuitive Machines is using its employees' backgrounds to commercialize space tech for space, energy and medicine.
Common mistakes companies make when they embark on an IoT design project can delay or even cripple implementation. Learn the top six to avoid.
A number of security researchers proved at Black Hat 2016 that breaking the "things" in IoT isn't as hard as one might think -- or as it should be.
IoT-enabled physical sensors provide a goldmine of information, helping monitor and manipulate supply chain processes to derive critical business insights.
When it comes to IoT platforms, it's an all-out race for tech vendors. Take a look at the largest companies' IoT efforts by market capitalization.
Using telepresence robotics, you can have an out-of-body experience like in the movie Avatar. Learn how to build such a robotic system.
Finding the right mobile connectivity provider for an IoT project is one of the most important choices a customer can make. Determine your requirements.
Along with storing IoT data at the back-end, devices should also store data at the device itself; this will prevent outage issues and consumer frustration.
With cognitive computing, the internet of things is coming of age, enabling a new generation of buildings that are better for humans and for the planet.
Electric Imp's developer kit may not seem all too different from any other inventor board, but there's some hidden magic behind the imp and its app.
Supporting all tasks is critical to commercializing IoT, especially when it comes to shipping the physical "things" involved.
Personalization and customization are becoming increasingly important elements of smart home vendors' success, and many are vying to become to go-to smart home controller.
End of life is a reality all devices and services will face, even in the world of the Internet of Things.
Connected audio devices are supplanting traditional audio products, changing how device makers address connectivity and availability.
Air Canada's IoT initiative using RFID to tag cargo is paying off, but it took many years of planning and determination to get to that point.
The platforms space has grown so much that the term "IoT platforms" has become overused and misunderstood.