In September, Jeff Smith, senior director and founding member of Incenergy; presents “Lessons Learned from IIoT Deployments” at the Smart Industry 2016 conference. Today he chats with us about the challenges and opportunities of getting started with the IIoT.
Smart Industry: What are some of the greatest lessons you have learned from IIoT deployments?
Jeff: I have learned that data input, computational power, system logic and data presentation can all live in separate locations, both physical and virtual. A
Source: The bumpy IIoT road requires a map—lessons learned in deployments
Marketers are always falling in love with mobile’s latest “shiny new object” and new technology acronyms — 5G, BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), NFC (near-field communication), RWD (responsive web design), etc. — and they’re constantly looking for the next platform, whether it’s virtual reality (VR), bots, artificial intelligence (AI), or the internet of things (IoT).
Source: Master Mobile Moments In The IoT World – Forbes
If anything rang true at CES this year, it’s that the Internet of Things (IoT) has caught fire in a big way. Using sensors the size of a skittle, device manufacturers across every industry are thinking about how connectivity can impact and improve experiences. Technologies like 360-degree cameras, augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence are also beginning to align towards what IBM calls the “Cognitive IoT.”
Source: CES 2016: The state of the Internet of Things | Mirum
The future of wearables, which includes activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses and embedded sensors in clothing, is quickly evolving and changing to reflect technological advances and new products available in the marketplace.At CES 2016, there was a plethora of wearable devices dominating the scene, particularly fitness trackers, sensors, smartwatches, virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, also known as smartglasses. Health-related wearables, particularly those for seniors and babies, and for monitoring sleep and health conditions, constituted a large segment of the new devices on display.
Source: Top IoT and wearable tech trends for 2016: Smartwatches in transition as smartglasses rule – TechRepublic
The personal-computing market, long known to be struggling, is in worse shape than most analysts believed — and that’s bad news for the handful of tech giants that continue to derive the bulk of their revenue from this still vast, but quickly declining, industry. Behemoths like Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo have generally failed to build much presence in tech’s new growth markets even as their core PC business shrinks.If the PC industry’s “big five” can’t successfully find new frontiers in emerging areas like mobile, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, the cloud and analytics, the consequences for both Wall Street and Main Street could be severe. Despite their shrinking market, these vendors collectively still employ more than 640,000 workers and represent a combined market capitalization (excluding privately held Dell) of $655 billion. Their decline’s effects could quickly ripple through the economy.
Source: ‘Wintel’ Giants Microsoft, Intel, HP Eye Mobile, IoT, Cloud In Bid To Survive PC Market’s Historic Plunge
Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show—the consumer-technology trade show/Mecca that kicks off in Las Vegas this week—we get a glimpse of the imminent future. For the past few years, when manufacturers weren’t touting smarter smart phones, more immersive virtual reality or evermore intrusive drones, they’ve been extolling a vision of the ultra-high-tech home.“Smart home” is a phrase that’s been flung about at least since “The Jetsons” (and yes, we’re still waiting for Rosie the robot maid), but the idea of interconnected, remotely controlled electronic systems throughout your house is already taking root—from thermostats, security cameras and stereos, to coffeemakers, ovens and selfie-shooting refrigerators.
Source: Where to Find Smart Homes in the U.S.? Hint: Not in Silicon Valley – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com
The Consumer Electronics Show is a hotspot for discovering the digital innovation we’ll see throughout the rest of the year. CES 2016 kicks off next week in Las Vegas, and InformationWeek will be on-site to see which trends are in the spotlight.In addition to virtual reality and wearable tech, one key trend we’ll be keeping a close eye on is how the Internet of Things will evolve for the consumer market. IoT has been gaining attention in the tech space and is poised to continue growth through next year.As they operate in “the age of the customer,” businesses are using consumers’ expectations as a measure of how they should develop new technologies. Many of the new products and services unveiled at CES will reflect customers’ growing expectations, but they won’t necessarily be groundbreaking.
Source: IoT Innovations At CES 2016: What To Expect – InformationWeek
Last Thursday we posted a patent report titled “Apple Invents Siri for Home Automation.” Apple’s invention related to systems and processes for using a virtual assistant (Siri) to control electronic devices within a future home automation system or hub. Over the weekend after reviewing Apple’s 359 published patents a little deeper, I was able to discover a second major home automation patent filing covering ‘accessory management system using an environmental model.’ The system likely relates to Apple’s HomeKit.
Source: A Second Major Home Automation System Invention from Apple Surfaced last week – Patently Apple
This holiday season, Lowe’s invites believers and skeptics alike to sign up for its first-ever Santa Tracker, now available in the new Iris by Lowe’s mobile app. The next generation of Iris, the redesigned DIY smart home solution from Lowe’s, offers families the chance to prove not only that Santa paid them a visit, but exactly how he moved throughout their home on Christmas.Free for existing next generation Iris customers, the new Iris by Lowe’s mobile app prompts a series of questions that, once answered, allow the physical Iris devices in your home to sync with the Santa Tracker. The app also offers new virtual invisible “Santa sensors” and a “Santa camera.” On Christmas morning, the app will reveal when, where and how Santa visited your home. Users may also catch Santa dropping off presents under the tree, sneaking milk and cookies and more.
Source: Lowe’s Believes: Iris Helps Parents Prove Santa Claus is Real — MOORESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
Commonwealth Edison and a group of partners yesterday set out to make Illinois’ newest power plant a virtual one that will be attached to the walls of more than one-fourth of the electric utility’s 3.8 million customers in and around Chicago.But instead of generating electrons, the mission of deploying 1 million tiny devices is to avoid them.ComEd, Chicago-area gas utilities along with smart thermostat markers Nest Labs Inc., ecobee and other partners crafted a program with the goal of putting 1 million thermostats in northern Illinois homes by 2020 by offering rebates that cut the cost in half.
Source: EFFICIENCY: Utilities, Nest aim to put 1M smart thermostats in Chicago area — Friday, October 9, 2015 — www.eenews.net