IoT Devices – Proximity Sensors

A proximity sensor is a sensor able to detect the presence of nearby objects without any physical contact. A proximity sensor often emits an electromagnetic field or a beam of electromagnetic radiation (infrared, for instance), and looks for changes in the return signal. The object being sensed is often referred to as the proximity sensor’s target.     Different proximity sensor targets demand different sensors. The different types of proximity sensors are: Inductive, Capacitive, Ultrasonic, … Continue reading IoT Devices – Proximity Sensors »

IoT Devices – Infrared Sensor

An infrared sensor is an electronic instrument which is used to sense certain characteristics of its surroundings by either emitting and/or detecting infrared radiation. Infrared sensors are also capable of measuring the heat being emitted by an object and detecting motion. Many of these types of sensors only measure infrared radiation, rather than emitting it, and thus are known as passive infrared (PIR) sensors. IR … Continue reading IoT Devices – Infrared Sensor »

IoT Devices – Temperature Sensor

A temperature sensor is a device which provides temperature measurement through an electrical signal. The most common types are Thermocouple, Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) and Thermistor. These are some of the most commonly used in the internet of things.   Thermocouple A thermocouple (T/C) is made from two dissimilar metals that generate electrical voltage in direct proportion to changes in temperature. A T/C is made … Continue reading IoT Devices – Temperature Sensor »

IoT Devices – Basics of Sensors

Sensors are the eyes, ears, and skin of the Internet of Things (e.g. infrared, sound, temperature, etc.). There isn’t IoT without sensors. They are not about connecting devices. They are about improving the way of life, doing business, and the impact on the environment.   What is a sensor? A sensor is a device that detects and responds to some type of input from the … Continue reading IoT Devices – Basics of Sensors »

IoT Connectivity – Future Enterprise Network Challenges

To keep pace with evolving customer needs, enterprises are adopting cloud, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobility to drive business efficiency and performance. However, as they move to these new IT models, the future enterprise network challenges is increasing. Many enterprises are challenged with the rigidity and complexity of their enterprise networks, which are limiting the performance and time to market of applications and services. The future … Continue reading IoT Connectivity – Future Enterprise Network Challenges »

IoT Connectivity – Choosing The Right Network

The predicted large scale growth of IoT devices and applications will create major challenges for the IoT ecosystem. One major challenge that the ecosystem must overcome in choosing the right network are: Local issues within the network, such as overcrowding. Capacity and performance problems within the core network, such as signaling storms, which result in wide area disruption. Degradation of IoT service performance, potentially resulting … Continue reading IoT Connectivity – Choosing The Right Network »

IoT Connectivity – IoT Protocol Layers

One of the main challenges companies are facing developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions is the development / use / standardization of IoT protocol layers. Recent developments in connectivity technologies have spurred the adoption of internet connected “smart” devices for remote sensing, acting in particular way and intelligent monitoring using advanced analytics and real-time data processing. As the pace and the scale of such solutions increase … Continue reading IoT Connectivity – IoT Protocol Layers »

IoT Connectivity – Network Topology

There can be no Internet of Things (IoT) without the network topology to support it. The networking standards being used today in IoT can be categorized into three basic network topologies. Before explaining the different topologies, you need to understand the characteristics, capabilities, and behavior of the basic network topologies.   Network Characteristics, Capabilities and Behavior • Latency  The time it takes for a packet of … Continue reading IoT Connectivity – Network Topology »

IoT Platforms – Platform as a Service (PaaS) – SAP

Companies with Platform as a Service (e.g. PaaS – SAP) are tapping into a real economy of scale. The benefit of economies of scale doesn’t simply stop at getting the same thing for less money. What you actually end up with is something better, for less money. SAP is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software company which develops and offers to their customers a powerful PaaS … Continue reading IoT Platforms – Platform as a Service (PaaS) – SAP »

IoT Plataforms – Platform as a Service (PaaS) – AT&T

The fundamental appeal of Platform as a Service (e.g. PaaS – AT&T) is the opportunity for independent software vendors and IT organizations to create new software solutions with minimal capital expense and without the hassle of provisioning and configuring the underlying infrastructure. Providers selling PaaS are selling to the buyer of their platform. Some of the bigger players in this market are Microsoft Azure, AWS, AT&T, … Continue reading IoT Plataforms – Platform as a Service (PaaS) – AT&T »

IoT Platforms – Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Amazon

The widespread adoption of the Internet of Things is driving platform as a service (PaaS) utilization, according to Gartner. According to them by 2020, more than 50 percent of all new applications developed on PaaS will be IoT-centric disrupting conventional architecture practices. 2015 saw big platform as a service (PaaS) providers like Microsoft Azure, AWS, Salesforce, and IBM launch new IoT platforms. An example of one … Continue reading IoT Platforms – Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Amazon »

Internet of Things in the Medical Device Industry

The Internet of Things in the medical device industry is increasingly being recognized by analysts as one of the technological eras where health, wellness and safety of billions of people of all ages can be improved having a positive impact in the world.     These manufacturers can capitalize these opportunities with the right strategies, selecting the right partners, and delivering the right capabilities to market … Continue reading Internet of Things in the Medical Device Industry »

Internet of Things Smart Cities

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly gaining a central place as key enabler of the smarter cities (SC) of today and the future. The topic of Internet of Things Smart Cities (IoT SC) is among the most important emerging research and business subjects of this century. IoT SC rely on a growing number of technologies and systems that need to be flawlessly interconnected and interfaced with one another … Continue reading Internet of Things Smart Cities »

Internet of Things Security Anxieties

The internet of things security anxieties are related to the protection of the data that is collected from all the devices interconnected over the Internet. Persons and companies are worried about all the sensitive information traveling through networks and stored in the cloud and how this data is guarded 24/7 from cyber-attacks. Persons and companies need to be certain about one thing, unauthorized parties must not … Continue reading Internet of Things Security Anxieties »

Aspects Leaders Should Consider to Adopt Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a magnificent opportunity for growth and profit, but until now it has largely labored behind the scenes to improve efficiencies.  According to Chet Geschickter, “IoT is moving toward mainstream adoption in 2016 and the number of organizations adopting IoT will grow 50% in 2016 reaching 43% of organizations overall”.  Below you can see a Gartner chart showing -Organization’s IoT Leadership- … Continue reading Aspects Leaders Should Consider to Adopt Internet of Things »