What is the Internet of Things? (A personal view)

by Richard Gate - Jan 01 2022

This is a personal view of the Internet of Things (IoT) which may not be shared by others, but is my experience of how IoT has developed over the last…

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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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Sensing

by Andy Slote - Feb 01 2021

Sensors may be “at the heart” of the Internet of Things fundamentally. But, in practice, they are usually detecting events or changes in the physical environment in remote locations (“the…

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Wi-Fi Positioning Systems

by Andy Slote - Jan 01 2021

Wi-Fi connectivity has become widespread, particularly in urban areas, to a point where many sites have multiple active networks. When looking for available Wi-Fi connections while out in public, we…

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