Author: Andy Slote

People Tracking

by Andy Slote - Jul 01 2022

One of the many applications where the Internet of Things delivers significant value is “people tracking,” which primarily refers to monitoring a physical persona rather than a digital one in…

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Camera as a Sensor

by Andy Slote - May 01 2022

When thinking of devices for the Internet of Things, cameras may not immediately come to mind. However, a camera may be the most effective sensing device for some applications because…

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Look to the skies – Satellites for IoT

by Andy Slote - Mar 01 2022

Satellites provide another option for Internet of Things connectivity, contributing significantly to the goal of worldwide coverage. Recently, companies are deploying significant numbers of new satellites for IoT, with many…

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Can IoT help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

by Andy Slote - Dec 01 2021

As the threat from COVID-19 continues to persist, close contact between people remains a concern for virus transmission. Internet of Things solutions can detect and alert human activity in indoor…

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What is “the Edge”?

by Andy Slote - Nov 01 2021

One of the trending topics in the technology world today is the concept of “the Edge,” but does it mean the same thing to everyone? Varying descriptions imply this term…

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Low-Code Platforms

by Andy Slote - Oct 01 2021

There is much recent attention to low-code software platforms. A deficit of programmers is a catalyst for some of these ventures in addition to potential benefits of lower solution development…

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Autonomous Vehicle Risks

by Andy Slote - Sep 01 2021

When I was a junior-high age kid living in rural New England, some kids in my neighborhood came up with a plan to lessen the boredom of a summer evening….

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5G Fiber Backhaul

by Andy Slote - Aug 01 2021

The architecture of 5G cellular technology enables the rollout of “small cells,” proliferating in locations where the installation of previous generation cellular arrays was not practical. Large numbers of small…

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What is an IoT Platform?

by Andy Slote - Apr 01 2021

In the tech world, the word “platform” is everywhere. It’s so common; in fact, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to see consistency in use and context. The dictionary definitions of the…

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Machine Vision for Manufacturing

by Andy Slote - Mar 01 2021

For manufacturing, the Internet of Things promises to improve the performance of many aspects of the process of creating products. A concept known as Machine Vision (MV) can contribute by…

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