39 Flexible IoT Products for Embracing the Internet of Things

CI STAFF | April 10, 2019

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Everybody is talking about the Internet of Things, but helping an organization make the leap toward embracing this new realm starts with getting educated and choosing the right IoT products. We’ve rounded up 39 products that might just help you get out of the starting gate when it comes to IoT. Still, choosing the products that are right for you isn’t always easy, especially with a new and evolving concept like IoT. So let’s start with the high-helicopter view. Well, IoT is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect and exchange data. This creates opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in efficiency improvements, economic benefits, and reduced human intervention.

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Scriptr.io

Scriptr.io is a powerful cloud-based or on-premise IoT application development platform that allows developers and integrators build elegant IoT applications that benefit from cloud scalability and JavaScript simplicity. Scriptr.io solves the interoperability issues between Enterprise applications and IoT-based service providers. The scriptr.io JavaScript based development environment has pre-built connectors to major IoT platforms and Enterprise systems, enabling customers to accelerate development and time-to-market, providing an important competitive advantage.

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Frailties of LoRaWAN IoT Devices

Article | March 5, 2020

Low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) are helping drive the Internet of things (IoT) explosion. They connect millions of low-power IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices into wireless networks over a range of distances, from short to really, really long, from indoor applications to those covering large fields or even cities. But device designers using the LoRaWAN standard may be lulled into thinking that just configuring its security keys is enough to prevent their devices from being hacked. A new report says it isn’t. Four protocols give enterprises a choice in LPWAN connectivity: cellular NB-IoT, LTE-M, and Sigfox, and the non-cellular LoRaWAN standard. Among these, the open LoRaWAN overwhelmingly dominates. Omdia (formerly IHS Markit – Technology) projects a “quite high forecast” for LoRa, said Lee Ratliff, senior principal analyst, connectivity and IoT.

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The IoT Smarthome Battlefield: A Jointly Endorsed IoT Standard for the Home Area Network

Article | February 12, 2020

Google announced that together with Amazon and Apple (the big 3 smart home players) they will work on the adoption of a joint wireless IoT standard for the smart home. This new connectivity standard is designed to make it easier for smart home products to work with each other.In the statement, Google said they were “joining Amazon, Apple and others to create Connected Home over IP, a new independent working group managed by the Zigbee Alliance (separate from the existing Zigbee 3.0/Pro protocol). We’re contributing two of our market-tested and open-source smart home technologies, Weave and Thread. Both are built on IP and have been integrated into millions of homes around the world.”

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Industry deep dives at IoT Exchange

Article | February 19, 2020

Your industry is unique. Chances are, it even has its own language. That’s why you want information geared toward your unique sector. At IBM, we have deep industry expertise that we’ve curated into specialized teams focused to cognitive technology in vertical spaces. This year, we’re proud to host Industry Day at IoT Exchange for the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense and Electronics industries. Industry Day at IoT Exchange 2020 features tailored activities across three industry workgroups. Clients who are under the IBM Feedback Program Agreement (FPA) can meet with IBM leaders to share best practices and experiences, and to help shape the future of IBM industry solutions. These user groups provide you the opportunity to influence the direction for emerging technology. Note: this is not a general admission program. So if you’d like to participate, you’ll want to complete the contact form. A member of our client programs team will contact you.

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Future ‘smart walls’ key to IoT

Article | February 10, 2020

IoT equipment designers shooting for efficiency should explore the potential for using buildings as antennas, researchers say. Environmental surfaces such as walls can be used to intercept and beam signals, which can increase reliability and data throughput for devices, according to MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).Researchers at CSAIL have been working on a smart-surface repeating antenna array called RFocus. The antennas, which could be applied in sheets like wallpaper, are designed to be incorporated into office spaces and factories. Radios that broadcast signals could then become smaller and less power intensive.

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Spotlight

Scriptr.io

Scriptr.io is a powerful cloud-based or on-premise IoT application development platform that allows developers and integrators build elegant IoT applications that benefit from cloud scalability and JavaScript simplicity. Scriptr.io solves the interoperability issues between Enterprise applications and IoT-based service providers. The scriptr.io JavaScript based development environment has pre-built connectors to major IoT platforms and Enterprise systems, enabling customers to accelerate development and time-to-market, providing an important competitive advantage.

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