14. April 2016 · Comments Off on Novatek Expands IoT Business Using Throughtek’s Cloud Service to Deliver Video Streaming for Portable Dashcams · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Novatek Microelectronics has announced the establishment of a working partnership with ThroughTek, IoT solutions provider. The recent partnership between ThroughTek and Novatek represents a change in the surveillance market, enabling the extension of application use through value-added cloud services to dashcam devices. The portable dashcam is versatile in its design, making it both suitable for sports and travel use in various outdoor environments, as well within the car or home for security surveillance. With ThroughTek’s technology, chipset manufacturers can easily penetrate the IoT market by simplifying the device deployment process for technology brands.

Source: Novatek Expands IoT Business Using Throughtek’s Cloud Service to Deliver Video Streaming for Portable Dashcams | Business Wire

24. March 2016 · Comments Off on Internet of Things: Platforms and Programs You Need to Know · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

IoT development projects are everywhere, and affordable, advanced technology is the driving force behind this fast-growing phenomenon. Smaller, more accessible hardware and the flexibility to use common programming languages make it easier than ever before to develop these embedded IoT systems. From hobbyists programming their own single-board computers to companies developing devices we can control from our mobile devices, the IoT is rapidly expanding.Whether you’re creating a quick prototype or an entire IoT-powered business application, here’s a look at the small but incredibly smart technology of IoT development to give you an idea of what hardware and software you’ll need and some skills to look for in an IoT programmer.

Source: Internet of Things: Platforms and Programs You Need to Know

20. March 2016 · Comments Off on Orlando nearly wins in Smart City Challenge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Seeking a grant of $50 million for smart transportation, Orlando was one of nearly 80 cities from Anchorage to Miami that applied for the prize, made the top 10 but missed out on the lucrative cut for the final seven.Still, the city’s application for the U.S. Department of Transportation grant lays out a vision the city wants to pursue.

Source: Orlando nearly wins in Smart City Challenge – Orlando Sentinel

22. December 2015 · Comments Off on Thread’s Killer App? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

These Thread devices to be demonstrated at CES can’t actually send commands to each other, unless they speak the same language. So, which application layer will each of those Thread products be using? Every time the electronics industry rolls out new technologies, the inevitable question is: “What’s the killer app?” The killer app question is what many vendors, especially in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, have struggled to answer. This is largely because on the home front alone, IoT covers such a broad spectrum — ranging from door locks, thermostats, light bulbs and tablets to set-tops and smart TVs. In a recent interview with EE Times, Skip Ashton, vice president of software at Silicon Labs, said, “Yeah, I get that question a lot.”

Source: Thread’s Killer App? | EE Times

03. December 2015 · Comments Off on Google’s smart home vision · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In September 2014, some Google employees filed for patents they called “Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home.” For the first time, those patent requests are publicly available, and give some understanding behind what Google is planning to do with their Nest and Dropcam acquisitions. According to the application, “This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to provide any of a variety of useful home security objectives.”

Source: Google’s smart home vision – SmartGridNews

23. November 2015 · Comments Off on Microsoft helps accelerate IoT with new OpenFog Consortium  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Rich Internet of Things (IoT) applications distribute application logic between the cloud and remote devices. Some IoT application logic is best suited for remote devices at the edge of the network, such as first order filtering and batching of data, while other IoT application logic is best suited for cloud, such as rich analytics and insights over aggregate data – as well as controlling and updating remote devices.

Source: Microsoft helps accelerate IoT with new OpenFog Consortium | Internet of Things

22. October 2015 · Comments Off on Apple Files a Patent in Europe for a Futuristic Home Automation System that’s Really Cool · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Every once in a while a breakthrough invention surfaces in the patent system that provides us with a glimpse into Tomorrowland. While many are still buzzing that Project Titan may take Apple into completely new technological frontiers, it’s not the only possible area of technology that Apple is considering that’s far from traditional internet devices. Today, Patently Apple discovered an Apple patent application in Europe that introduces us to an invention that could one day be a common Home Automation System in our homes and businesses.

Source: Apple Files a Patent in Europe for a Futuristic Home Automation System that’s Really Cool – Patently Apple

13. October 2015 · Comments Off on Smart cities, eHealth and automotive are the focus for Comarch’s IoT platform and tools · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

One of the well-rehearsed challenges about smart cities is that this is not a single application. Where most IoT deployments draw on the skills of one industry, smart cities must connect and integrate diverse business groups. For that you need particular platform and integration skills.

Source: Smart cities, eHealth and automotive are the focus for Comarch’s IoT platform and tools – M2M Now – News and expert opinions on the M2M industry, machine to machine magazine

25. August 2015 · Comments Off on Linus Torvalds on Containers, IoT, Security · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There was a Linus Torvalds sighting this week in Seattle.The father of the Linux kernel that underpins the open source movement showed up at the annual Linux conference to briefly address issues ranging from application containers and the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) to coding more secure software.

Source: Linus Torvalds on Containers, IoT, Security

28. July 2015 · Comments Off on Apple Remote Patent Application Sparks Home Automation Theories · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

When a company that people follow as closely and passionately as Apple does just about anything that hints at new products, the global rumour mill is likely to move into hyper-drive. So it was last week when it was discovered that Apple has filed a patent application for a remote control that is touch ID sensitive such that the device under control can validate if the user is authorised for the device at all. And, if authorised, which level of functions are permitted and/or which devices may be controlled.

Source: Apple Remote Patent Application Sparks Home Automation Theories | HiddenWires