Real-Time Innovations (RTI), an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity platform company, announced it received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support continuing smart grid research that utilizes the Data-Distribution Service (DDS) standard.
For the last several decades, the locus of technological power and control within businesses has resided in the IT department. IT has bought and managed the technology that people use on their desks, as well as hardware and software that drives today’s data centers, and enables connections to and services within the cloud.
But all of that is about to change.
Source: IOT will drive technology outside of IT – TechSpot
In a recent study, the McKinsey Global Institute concluded that the Internet of Things (IOT) has an economic potential of up to $11.1 trillion a year by 2025. APIs – specifically streaming APIs – enable the IOT vision to become reality. The addition of a real-time streaming proxy and an API management solution addresses some of the unique challenges of these streaming APIs and makes a great combination for any IOT-based enterprise.
Source: Streaming APIs and the Internet of Things
The oldest technology is new again, Intel seemed to be saying at the keynote address that kicked off the Intel Developer Forum here Tuesday morning.An elaborate (and enormous) Rube Goldberg machine filled the stage, and when activated, it produced (with the help of myriad platforms, levers, and bowling balls) three clear-plastic bubbles containing the letters I, D, and F that floated through the audience to the thundrous strains of heavy metal-infused snippets from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Before your eyes, a complex past was giving way to a chillingly easy future.
Source: Intel Looks Beyond PCs to the IOT and…BMX Bikes? | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
The emerging Internet of Things (IOT) is enabling the use of smart devices, such as Edyn, in surprisingly down-to-earth places. And because this crowdfunded smart garden gadget is now available on the shelves of one of the biggest home improvement stores in the U.S., it’s not just for early adopters anymore.One of the most entertaining parts of covering technology and gadgets is reading the press releases and pitches from startups that are convinced that they’ve built the next best thing, and which could really change the world… as long as changing the world consisted of turning your phone into a remote control for your lights, or turning your trash can into your grocery list maker.
Source: From Kickstarter to Home Depot: Edyn smart garden sensor brings IOT to your garden : TreeHugger
Applications have driven a wide range of uses by consumers on Smartphones, what does the App Development Community look like for IOT and how can that drive interest and adoption? During the episode today we talked with Simon Buckingham CEO and Founder of Appitalism.
Source: IoT Innovation – Episode 5: What about IoT apps? – RCR Wireless News
In many ways, the current obsession with the Internet of Things (IOT) by a portion of the tech press is understandable. Journalists and bloggers alike are constantly on the lookout for something cool and fresh to write about, and IOT is a hot topic this year. Plus, the idea of connecting essentially everything to everything is pretty compelling at a conceptual level.
Source: Simple connectivity or robust security: Breaking the IOT connection – TechSpot
One of mainland China’s largest mobile network operators is hoping to beat its domestic rivals in expanding into the internet of things, which includes wearable devices, mobile payment and smart cars, a senior executive said on Monday.Liu Chunyang, general manager in charge of online platforms and corporate partnership at China Mobile IOT Company, said China Mobile would have major advantages to succeed against its domestic rivals – China Unicom and China Telecom – for internet of things (IOT) related business due to the company’s wider and more stable mobile data services coverage nationwide.
Source: Tough competition ahead as China’s Big Three telecoms operators eye red-hot internet of things | South China Morning Post
What is or isn’t connected: In the end, that is the internet of things. They, the things, represent stuff that has been around for the past 30 years. It was only recently that we have developed a way to consistently connect those devices. Despite the increasing awareness of IoT, it is easy to forget that it includes some devices that might seem strange to connect, like elevators and HVAC systems. By connecting these devices and using the existing sensors and technology, IoT presents the immense opportunity for a variety of industries to improve their operations at an unprecedented rate. At its core, IoT is all about better managing the assets you have.
Source: IOT, Intelligent Sensors, And The Change That Is Coming… »
EcoNet Controls of Clearwater Florida, a manufacturer of Home Automation Devices, has received the “Works with SmartThings” stamp of approval for its EV100 series of Z-Wave HVAC vents. A basic configuration of EcoNet’s wireless vents and a SmartThings controller adds convenience and improved HVAC comfort and efficiency to the standard home. The EV100 joins a growing list of IOT devices that are compatible with SmartThings.
via EMSNow – EcoNet’s IOT Wireless HVAC Vent Receives SmartThings Approval.