Category: Concepts and Definitions

The Humble QR Code as an IoT Device

by Andy Slote - May 01 2024

QR codes are everywhere. From signs in retail stores to Super Bowl commercials, it seems like everyone wants you to scan a code. But are those codes considered IoT devices?…

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Using IoT for Feature Validation

by Andy Slote - Mar 01 2024

As the Internet of Things becomes more prevalent, every aspect of a connected thing is potentially monitorable for performance, predictive maintenance, failure, etc. Another sometimes overlooked element of this capability,…

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Managing Updates on Large Fleets of Remote Devices

by Andy Slote - Dec 01 2023

The world of device management presents many challenges depending on a long list of factors to consider. When managing firmware, software, and configuration changes for devices in the field, successful…

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IoT and the Sustainable Building

by Andy Slote - Oct 01 2023

Sustainable buildings strive to reduce environmental impact, improve cost efficiency, and create occupant-friendly climates.

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The Human Machine Interface – Part Four

by Richard Gate - Sep 01 2023

HMI – Human Machine Interface, the link between machines and their human users. In Part Four of this series (you can check out Part One, Part Two, and Part Three…

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The Human Machine Interface – Part Three

by Richard Gate - Jul 01 2023

HMI – Human Machine Interface, the link between machines and their Human users. In Part Three of this blog (you can check out Part One and Part Two here), I’m…

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The Role of IoT in ESG

by Andy Slote - Jun 01 2023

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is a hot topic lately, trending in discussions about the changing world, including how we attempt to manage the negative aspects and influence future…

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The Human Machine Interface – Part Two

by Richard Gate - May 01 2023

HMI – Human Machine Interface, is the link between machines and their Human operators or users. Moving right to the other end of the time scale in part two of…

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HMI: The Human Machine Interface – Part One

by Richard Gate - Mar 01 2023

HMI (Human Machine Interface) is the link between machines and their humans. It is often seen as a very modern thing that is only relevant to the computer age, but…

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Applying Overall Equipment Effectiveness to Manufacturing

by Andy Slote - Feb 01 2023

Companies often use “Overall Equipment Effectiveness” (OEE) as a factory metric to measure how effectively a manufacturing process runs.

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