Monthly Archives: December 2015

Detailing Zigbee, RS232, and Many Other Communication Protocols

Detailing Zigbee, RS232, and Many Other Communication Protocols
There are so many communication protocols used these days, including Zigbee, RS-232, Bluetooth, WiFi, and many more. We will be going into to detail of the many protocols, but will not be covered Bluetooth or WiFi. If you would like to learn more about those protocols, we have written about them here “The Difference between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth” and “How Bluetooth Smart is Changing the World”. The reason to use these devices is to connect one device .

The Change from M2M to IoT

The Change from M2M to IoT
Machines communicating with each other is a pretty old idea (this idea is called M2M or machine to machine), but the Internet of Things or IoT is not. Many companies are shifting from M2M to IoT. Essentially, IoT and M2M do similar things as they are a way for devices to connect to each other to create a better system of communication. M2M has been a great way for devices to communicate with each .

Get to Market Faster with Internet Connected Products

Get to Market Faster with Internet Connected Products
The Internet of Things is capturing the high position in the market of manufacturers across all industries. It opens new competitive technology business models, but it changes the foundation of traditional approaches in product development. Marketing a new product is a crucial part of any business and affects a product’s financial success. If any product takes less time to get to the market, it will have a better success rate for longevity and will .

A Brief History of IoT

A Brief History of IoT
If you have been keeping up with our blog at all you know that the Internet of Things (IoT) is something we cover extensively. However, we have never gone into detail about how IoT came to be. The history of IoT dates back decades. So how exactly did this technology that is supposed to have almost 50 billion devices by 2020 come to be? The term was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999 while .

IoT solutions for Boiler System Failures

IoT solutions for Boiler System Failures
A Boiler brings heat into our buildings or homes. Most customers look for a fully functioning model as it is a necessity, but they may come across many problems with boilers. Luckily, these issues can be controlled by remote monitoring, preventative alerts, automating decisions, and regulating temperature. IoT solutions for boiler system include several Bluetooth Smart sensors and smart devices to enable real-time monitoring of a boiler system health status and performance. Those smart .

How IoT and Security Work Together to Improve Home and Office Security

How IoT and Security Work Together to Improve Home and Office Security
Security is probably a huge concern in most people’s lives and the recent improvements in technology has benefited the security industry. The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the improvements in security. In terms of home security and IoT, IoT works with home security systems and security cameras to make a home safer. According to a blog post from budget direct, Home burglaries happen due to ease of access. With a security system, the .

Industrial Robots for Manufacturing Automation

Industrial Robots for Manufacturing Automation
Robots are becoming more common everywhere such as at workplace, home and even the classroom. The emerging category of automation is where industrial robots can be used in manufacturing or production environments. An industrial robot can be trained for a variety of tasks in manufacturing process. Trainable and durable industrial robots are aware of their surroundings and are able to interact with simple expressions in manufacturing process automation. Industrial robots with advanced camera sensors, that .

A Connected Internet World

A Connected Internet World
We live in a time where technology is starting to become taken for granted due to living in a connected internet world. However, as everyone knows, there are still plenty parts of the world that do not have access to the internet. Companies like Google are attempting to help out with this problem. It is said that Google is planning to buy 180 satellites to help millions of people obtain the internet in the .

Popular IoT Wearables in the workplace

Popular IoT Wearables in the workplace
The Internet of Things is still pretty vague in terms of what it means and can do. IoT is a complicated and tricky network of ideas, sensors, data, and devices. Nowadays, people can use anything that is connected to the internet, and almost every technology company, from startups to the big players (Cisco and Intel), have made it a substantial focus of their business strategy. Smart devices have become common in our daily life, .

History of Bluetooth

History of Bluetooth
Bluetooth is on so many devices nowadays, but many people are not aware of how the Bluetooth that we know and love today came to be. Let’s go into a brief history of Bluetooth. Bluetooth is named after King Harald Bluetooth. He united several Danish tribes (now present day Denmark, Sweden, and Norway) into a single kingdom. and may have also introduced Christianity as well. Jim Kardach was the man who proposed the idea .