The Internet of Things Ecosystem

| May 5, 2016

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.

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Paragon Innovations is a national product development and design firm specializing in turnkey engineering solutions for both Fortune 500 and small start-up firms alike. Focusing on the design, development and documentation of custom embedded systems, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. With more than 26 years in business, Paragon Innovations has worked with companies in a wide range of industries including automotive, consumer electronics, robotics and telecommunications. As a result, we have developed a deep understanding of the medical device, IoT, portable wireless and video display markets. With unmatched expertise, our multidisciplinary engineers are dedicated to quality and excellence resulting in exemplary customer service rankings. At Paragon Innovations, Inc., we love creating new technologies and are excited about turning those technologies into revenue for our clients.

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