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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Structural Health Monitoring

by Andy Slote - Dec 01 2020

When structures built by humans experience issues affecting their integrity, early detection and remediation can improve safety, reduce financial impact, and increase useful life.  Singular events like hurricanes, earthquakes, and…

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IoT Device Design Skill Sets

by Andy Slote - Nov 01 2020

When starting a company or introducing a new product in the Internet of Things space, beginning with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is advisable. When the offering includes hardware, consider…

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Device Management

by Andy Slote - Oct 01 2020

Device Management for IoT may bring to mind some obvious functions for monitoring and maintaining devices (status inquiries, firmware updates, etc.), but what does device management encompass when the most…

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Will 5G be an Enabler for IoT?

by Andy Slote - Sep 01 2020

By now, you may have heard about the advancements 5G wireless service is promising. Marketed as a significant leap forward in wireless technology, it should be a considerable improvement for…

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Why IoT Projects Fail

by Andy Slote - Aug 01 2020

Statistics on organizations reporting their progress implementing the Internet of Things show numbers as high as 80 percent where results significantly miss expectations. Industry articles describe the most common reasons…

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Machine Learning for IoT

by Andy Slote - Jul 01 2020

So often, IoT applications are dealing with time-series data processing where prompt, effective decisions are essential. Machine learning can be a contributor, with the ability to replace the human element…

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