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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Human Fall Detection

by Richard Gate - Apr 01 2022

It is the first of April, but this is not an opportunity for me to prank you for comedic effect, it’s actually a serious subject. It has nothing to do…

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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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The Public Perception of IoT

by Richard Gate - Feb 01 2022

This blog post came about as the result of a question to my wife. To be fair to her, she has never had any involvement in IT, so the answer…

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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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