Silicon, Security, and the Internet of Things

The smart grid has broken from the fantasies of the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide something useful. In this article, we discuss why the smart grid does not follow the pervasive IoT fantasy projections. We will show how real IoT deployments are made to better manage valuable resources and how an IoT creates a critical need for security. A Google search on the Internet of Things (IoT) suggests that a multitude of smart devices will soon be talking to each other and deciding how the world operates without our (human) intervention. Fantasy stories on the Internet want us to believe that every atom on earth could be chattering away on a network someday. This sounds futuristic and completely detached from reality, but the IoT is already here, in the form of the smart grid.

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TURNING THE INTERNET OF THINGS INTO REALITY

whitePaper | January 15, 2020

The prospects are exciting. By enhancing resources with IoT, employees and organizations generate new value. Notable examples include improved air quality in cities and increased availability and reliability of rail vehicles of up to 99%. Other IoT implementations cut non-technical power losses in half, saving $150 million for an electric utilities company in Brazil, and reduce delivery days in electronics manufacturing from 25 to less than 7, improving quality at the same time.

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Smart solution for sustainable cities

whitePaper | January 8, 2020

The 19th century was a century of empires. The 20th century was a century of states. The 21st century will be a century of cities.” This quote by Wellington E. Webb, former mayor of the City of Denver, seems plausible when you look at the numbers: Although cities cover only a fraction of the Earth’s surface, they are already home to more than half of the world’s population.

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HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS WITH THE IOT?

whitePaper | December 7, 2021

Achieving success with the Internet of Things (IoT)requires a lot more than just selecting the right technology. This helpful guide tackles the aspects of IoT implementation that companies wrestle with the most, such as creating a strong business case, managing security requirements, and identifying the top requirements of a successful system. We also take a deep dive into the most common challenges that early IoT adopters have encountered—from budget constraints to cultural resistance to change—with advice on how to overcome these challenges to obtain real and tangible benefits.

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How is the IoT world shaping up in 2021 and what trends will influence the future of IoT?

whitePaper | June 8, 2021

Despite the close of a tumultuous 2020 and the start of 2021, connected devices will continue to shape the future of numerous industries and businesses are confident that the Internet of Things (IoT) will play a key role in the future success of their trade. Several trends continue to gather momentum, stimulating IoT’s prominence in 2021, from Industrial IoT devices to health-and-safety applications as COVID-19 continues to take center stage. Here are a few facts, figures and trends, gathered across the web, that can help us understand where the IoT world is at, how it’s been impacted by the pandemics, and what to expect over the next few years.

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Internet of Things for Telecom Engineers

whitePaper | February 11, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer the future: it is the new reality moving telecommunications forward. The IoT enables physical objects to see, hear, think, and perform jobs by having them “talk” to each other, share information, and coordinate decisions. The number of internet-enabled objects has surpassed the Earth’s population. Today, the IoT connects everything from HVAC thermostats and smart homes to transportation, healthcare, industrial automation, and emergency response equipment. As the prevalence of IoT innovations grow, telecom leaders must embrace the opportunities, and challenges, posed by a more connected future.

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Industrial Internet of Thing

whitePaper | January 2, 2020

The brief report provides a positioning of developments in the area referred to as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – loosely interpreting this as the industrial developments associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT in turn describes the extension of the application of internet communications beyond computers and networked devices to also include the networking of everyday objects. In the context of industrial operations these objects are typically equipment, products and raw materials.

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