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Integrating IoT in Development and Production

Buzzwords such as IoT and Digital Twin are not new to the digital world. They have been gaining momentum in development and production discussions...

Why Consumer Smart Home Adoption Relies on Retail

If you walk into any big box home improvement or electronics store today, you’ll likely find a full aisle dedicated to smart home products...

Using IoT in Real Estate: How To Recruit Modern Residents

The competition for attention and rent dollars of a multifamily tenant property remains extremely competitive. The properties that move fast to evolve quickly alongside...

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IoT Project Showcase from Top Manufacturing Companies

Manufacturers from across the Midwest gathered in Chicago to discuss the biggest trend facing their industry: The Industrial Internet of Things. Here are the top 3 takeaways from The Internet of...

5 Ways IIoT Will Revolutionize the Oil and Gas Industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the future of the oil and gas industry. As the Internet of Things’ (IoT) network of devices, sensors and software brings about change in...

Smart Home Interference is a Ticking Time Bomb

More than 40 years since the first home automation products for consumers hit the market, the smart home is finally taking off. Wireless security systems, smart speakers, and whole-home Wi-Fi networks...
When the hoopla around launching an Internet of Things (IoT) startup fades, reality kicks in. Entrepreneurs realize with dread that choosing an IoT platform is not a piece of cake; neither is connecting IoT software and hardware to the...
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IoT Help Wanted: Solving the Smart Building Problem

Dear Silicon Valley, I work in the facility management industry and could use your help. We have been debating solutions to the same problem for the last 40 years and no...
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The Healthcare Supply Chain Needs a Technology Revolution

Think about the number of items you use in your daily life that are more than 20 years old. Most likely, your car, mobile devices and home appliances are all less...
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The Increasing Presence of IoT and How to Prepare Your College Campus

Many campuses face problems that have so far been hard to track, address and fix. Some of them, like security of information have only increased over the years with the technology...
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How to Create a Foolproof Smart Home Security System

Home security systems can give you valuable peace of mind, primarily when you can’t monitor the premises in person. Even better, many of today’s options have smart technologies that employ facial recognition,...
The buzz generated by IoT and M2M is understandable because of the dizzying speeds with which developments have unfolded and the impact of events. In a world where digital transformation is influencing most areas of work and life, IoT...
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8 Features to Look for in an IoT Solution

The number eight has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. This is because of the way the pronunciation of the word sounds. Pronounced as “ba,” the number...
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How To Choose the Right Power Source for Your Robot

In the following article I would like to share some practical advice about supplying mobile robots with power. Let’s jump right into it. Types of Batteries Used in Robotics There are many different...

Bluetooth 5 and its Role in the Internet of Things

What is Bluetooth 5? If you own a modern car or a smartphone, chances are you've used Bluetooth at least once in your life. Bluetooth is everywhere: in speakers, wireless headphones, cars,...
This year's IoT trends promise more connected devices, infrastructures and environments that transform our everyday life, business operations and industry standards at the international level. Here’s a compact set of time-proven and brand new solutions and products that demonstrate...
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Your Guide to Understanding the Current Component Shortages

Managing 700,000 parts across 27,000 suppliers at any given time provides us with unique insight into key commodity trends, strategies and shortages. Therefore, it goes without saying that it's been an...
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Harmonize Your Enterprise: A Beach Boys Business Lesson

Harmony is essential in music. And no group understood this quite like the Beach Boys. In the 1960s, the Beach Boys demonstrated their harmonizing chops with gorgeous vocal blends on hits like...
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How AI and Computer Vision Speed Up Job Automation

Neural networks show impressive results working with image data. Today, well-trained technology out-performs the human brain when it comes to classifying millions of images or recognizing patterns in the photos taken...

LiveWorx 2018 Recap, IoT Advances and the Internet of Medical Things

What is LiveWorx? Last month I had the pleasure of presenting at LiveWorx 2018, PTC’s annual conference. In the words of the organizer, it’s “the world’s most respected digital transformation conference and...
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IoT Security Concerns: Consumer vs. Corporate Viewpoints

IoT seems to be the fastest growing segment in the tech sector, with consumers and enterprises alike rushing to buy and enjoy the many benefits of connected devices. As is often...
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The 3 Easiest Ways to Build a Secure IoT Device

Building an Internet of Things (IoT) product that is secure and maintainable both today and into the future takes time and expertise, plus a grasp on where the ecosystem has been...
Smart cities leverage the power of IoT to improve service delivery and optimize city infrastructure. Here, drivers don’t need to search for parking spots – they receive automatic notifications; waste containers ‘tell’ truck drivers when it’s time to collect...
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For Truck’s Sake: Steer Your Vehicle Fleet Into The Future With IoT

Tractor trailers carry more than 70% of the freight tonnage transported throughout the United States, according to American Trucking Associations, taking goods from manufacturing plants to warehouses to retail stores. In some...
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How IoT Bridges the Gaps in the Food Industry Supply Chain

Around 1.3 billion tonnes of food get lost or wasted around the world every year. Losses amounting to $680 billion in the developed countries and $310 billion in the developing countries...

Top IoT Influencers to Follow

Succeeding in the Internet of Things industry takes an understanding of all it’s moving parts. It also takes lessons and advice from those who have done it before. Meet the power players...
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How IoT and Computer Vision Can Enhance Industrial Safety

Working in an industrial environment has always been dangerous, and plant managers strive to find the best solutions to minimize casualties. The aim is to reduce the hazard, manage risks and...
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Using MQTT for Inter-process Communication in IoT

When you think of inter-process communication (IPC) on an embedded Linux system what are the first couple of IPC mechanisms that come to mind? Signals, pipes, message queues, shared memory and sockets...
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6 Steps for Monetizing IoT Devices

Leading companies around the world use the Internet of Things (IoT) as an innovative way forward. In fact, The World Bank sees the potential economic impact of the IoT in 2025...
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Augmented World Expo 2018 Recap: The 4 Most Compelling Use Cases for XR

Augmented World Expo (AWE), the largest conference dedicated to augmented and virtual reality, took place from May 30th to June 1st in Santa Clara, California. The event brings together developers and...
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Practical Cryptography for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to get a bad reputation – every day it seems like we hear of another way an insecure IoT device was compromised. One of...

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