Connected lights are an entry point to a smart home for many consumers. The integral power supply of a mains lighting system in the home makes it an obvious backbone for a smart home meshed network.Read More ❯
Hearing aids of the past limited the wearer’s access to many personal audio devices such as mobile phones and music players. Emerging solutions enable the hearing-impaired to fully utilize their smartphone and improve their listening experience all day long.
Amazon isn’t the first company that springs to mind as a pioneer of consumer IoT devices, but the online giant is about to make a major splash in the market. We take a closer look at several new products.Read More ❯
As adoption of proximity technology gathers pace, the next generation of beacons have already hit the market. Thinner, lighter, more portable and equipped with sensors, “nearables” open up a whole new range of possibilities for keen app developers.Read More ❯
You arrive at the hospital in critical condition. The sound of voices, beeps and alarms surrounds you as you lie unconscious on the hospital bed. Nurses are running round checking your blood pressure, pulse and other vital signs to assess the extent of your injuries. But what don’t they know?Read More ❯
An infographic of 4 types of area networks you need to know about: PAN, BAN, WAN and LPWAN.Read More ❯
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The Internet of Things (IoT) enables new innovation everywhere. New products and services are constantly developed. By connecting us to online services these products make our lives easier, especially by handling simple little things that we do regularily.
But what might seem like a simple situation to handle may be trickier than it appears, and some tasks require very clever solutions.
The process of paying your car tolls would seem like a perfect candidate for automation via smartphone. Reality, however, proves much more complex.
When designing your product, it’s crucial that you choose a memory technology that lets you update your firmware easily. Otherwise, you may have to scrap a lot of products if you find errors. If this happens after they've been shipped to end customers, the negative impacts will be severe.
Firmware is held in non-volatile memory such as ROM, EPROM or flash memory. Let’s take a closer look at one of them: flash memory, which enables device firmware updates (DFU) and the advantages that this gives.Read More ❯
Although home automation was one of the first implementations of Internet of Things (IOT), it’s still maturing. Automating everyday tasks and increasing home efficiency are major advantages of home automation, but security concerns must be addressed.
The market has plenty of room to grow. According to Researchandmarkets.com, the global DIY home automation market is expected to reach USD 21.30 billion by 2020.Read More ❯
The amount of connected devices is projected to grow from 2 billion objects in 2006 to 200 billion by 2020. That’s the equivalent of 26 smart devices for every person on the planet! The time to sit up and take notice is now, so let’s take a look at the impact this trend will have on your business.Read More ❯