Alphabet Soup: Understanding IoT Acronyms and How to Compare Them

Matt Smith, Head of Cortet Engineering – Colorado Offices

As the Internet of Things (IoT) industry continues to expand, new information on emerging best practices, technical specifications and design considerations continues to flood the market.Here at CEL, one of our priorities is helping you navigate through the deluge of information and identify which technology choices will have the biggest positive impact on your upcoming IoT plans. Continue reading

What Does 5G Mean for IoT?

Chris Anderson, Vice President of Engineering

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

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

Saving Water with Smart Management and Efficient Systems in Spain


Water and electrical supply are two of the main concerns for public authorities. The demand of these resources grow as fast as the population in urban areas so they would become scarcer with the pass of the years. A Technavio report states that the use of smart water management technologies such as Big Data, sensoring and monitoring in real-time can help save more than USD 12 billion revenues for utilities annually. Continue reading

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

Dermot O’Shea, Co-Founder and Joint CEO

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