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What Does 5G Mean for IoT?

Chris Anderson, Vice President of Engineering
Taoglas

The universal goals of 5G are to decrease latency, provide at least a 10 times speed increase over LTE, and service up to a million Internet of Things (IoT) devices per square kilometer. To meet these goals, 5G networks will look a lot different than any existing 3G or 4G network. Deploying technology solutions in the millimeter wave spectrum has completely different requirements and challenges from anything currently commercially deployed. Continue reading

Alliances in Tacoma, Wash. Working to Combat Cybersecurity Threats

Anderson Nascimento, Professor of Computer Science at UW Tacoma
Lars Harvey, VP of Security Strategy at Infoblox

Almost daily, the news is filled with stories about threats and attacks on cyberspace. In 2016 alone, a long list of notable US companies had their systems breached by increasingly skilled hackers. Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Verizon, Wendy’s and even the governments own Department of Homeland Security and FBI found themselves having to explain to the public how and why information that was supposed to be secure was now in the hands of criminals. Even the integrity of our democratic election was compromised. Clearly, no company, government or individual is safe from cybercrime. Continue reading

A Designers Guide to Smart Battery Applications

Michele Windsor, Direct Sales and Marketing Manager
Accutronics

When integrating a rechargeable battery into a professional application, especially into a mission critical medical or military device, the first things that come to mind are reliability and safety. However, there are many other factors designers need to consider throughout the various stages of custom battery design. Here, Michele Windsor, direct sales and marketing manager at professional battery manufacturer Accutronics, guides design engineers through the process of embedding batteries in medical, military or automation applications. Continue reading

The Fog is Getting Thicker

Alex Hardie,Principal
SDNNFV.net Labs

“…and Leon is getting larger!”

For the pop culture-savvy, this is a bit from the move “Airplane!”. For those in the industries of telecom and industrial process and control its a warning that fog computing has rolled in. It’s a gratuitous segue, but any reference to a line by Johnny is worth the effort, however clumsy. Continue reading

The Ongoing IoT Conundrum: Who’s Going to Pay?

Dermot O’Shea, Co-Founder and Joint CEO
Taoglas

The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies has certainly been on the rise, and just about every industry in every corner of the globe has made strides forward with IoT projects. We’re seeing Smart City initiatives pop up around the world, Smart Metering projects mandated by governments, healthcare initiatives developed that drive adoption of IoT devices, and so on. Continue reading

The (R)evolution of PLM, Part 1: Enabling Live R&D and Engineering

John McNiff, VP Solution Management, Line of Business R&D/Engineering
SAP

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we explore why manufacturers must embrace live PLM. In Part 2, well examine the new dimensions of a product-centric enterprise. And in Part 3, well look at the role of digital twins. Continue reading

Top 5 Capabilities that IoT Providers Can’t Do Without

Krish Kupathil, founder and CEO
Mobiliya

In the last five years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a topic of great discussion, speculation, prediction and a lot of hype. The IoT market consistently grew in 2015 and 2016 and is expected to continue its growth through 2020. While the research firm Gartner has a conservative estimate projecting a growth of 20.8 billion connected by 2020, Cisco’s estimate posts a figure at a whopping 50 billion with the scope of connections including tires, roads, supermarket shelves and even cattle. While we can only wait and hope for cows to send data about how much milk they produce each day, for now we can safely say that even by conservative estimates, the IoT market projects growth of 30 percent each year. For IoT companies, this means ramping up their offerings and building a mature model or framework that brings in the maximum value to its customers with minimum disruption and risk. Continue reading