January 2015



Feature Article



Going the Distance: How Range Affects IoT Design

When it comes to designing products for the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market, there are many development options. Designers must consider choices for hardware and software, Internet connection method and device power, to name a few. When making these decisions, there is one factor that will influence all these choices: distance.


The network range required for IoT devices plays a surprisingly important role even in the smallest design decisions. After all, the transmission of data is at the core of IoT devices. Transmission range depends on the type of network used, the environment it will be used in, and the types of data being communicated.


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT North America Conference Program Announced


The Internet of Things North America conference has released details on its 2015 preliminary program. Headed by companies such as Oracle, Intel, Dell, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and B&B Electronics, the program will delve into several key market areas for IoT and educate attendees on turning the Internet of Everything into a reality. Register today.


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  Industry News

Internet of Things Stimulates MEMS Market

The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems, smart grids and building automation. Worldwide market revenue for MEMS directly used in industrial IoT equipment will rise to $120 million in 2018, up from $16 million in 2013, according to IHS Technology. - click here to read more


Shipments of Connected Wearables will Reach 168 Million in 2019

According to a new report from the research firm Berg Insight, shipments of connected wearables reached 19.0 million in 2014, up from 5.9 million devices in the previous year. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 54.7 percent, total shipments of smart watches, smart glasses, fitness & activity trackers, people monitoring & safety devices and medical devices as well as other wearable devices are forecasted to reach 168.2 million units in 2019. - click here to read more


5G Wireless Ecosystem: 2015 – 2025 – Technologies, Applications, Verticals, Strategies & Forecasts

While LTE and LTE-Advanced deployments are still underway, wireless carriers and vendors have already embarked on R&D initiatives to develop so-called “5G” technology, with a vision of commercialization by 2020. 5G is essentially a paradigm shift in wireless networking to support the throughput, latency, and scalability requirements of future use cases such as connectivity management for billions of M2M devices. - click here to read more


M2M DataSmart Development Lab Expands Support for IoT Markets

In response to growing demand for IoT development and support, M2M DataSmart has launched its IoT Development Lab for making the ‘concept-to-commercialization’ process easier in the SMB, Entrepreneurial Startup and OEM community. The DataSmart ‘DevLab’ will provide options for hardware and network services, along with application (development) support at a cost effective, one-stop shop experience for emerging IoT companies. - click here to read more

  New Products

GreenPeak Launches GP69 ZigBee Radio Chip and GPM6000 Modules for IoT and Smart Home Networks

GreenPeak Technologies has launched the new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee Modules for Smart Home and IoT networks and devices. - click here to read more


PROFINET Push-Pull IO-Link Master Modules Transmit via Fiber-Optic or Copper Cables

Fiber-optic cables have now become established in industrial data communication. Optical data transmission offers numerous advantages, particularly for data-intensive applications with a high demand on availability, such as are typical in the automotive industry. - click here to read more


DSP Group and ProSyst Offer ULE-Enabled IoT Over OSGi

DSP Group, Inc. and ProSyst have announced a mutual ULE/OSGi IoT solution, which was created in the framework of the long-term partnership between the two companies. The co-developed solution is based on DSP Group’s ULE chipset solutions and ProSyst’s mBS OSGi technology, which manages ULE devices spread around the home or office. - click here to read more


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Event Listings


Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer
February 16-18, 2015
Four Seasons Resort in Austin, TX

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for the smart home and the role of energy solutions within the Internet of Things, including connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services.

Smart Energy Summit addresses strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize their energy offerings by engaging consumers, developing new business models, and creating unique partnerships.

The summit agenda features thought leaders representing utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

For more information, visit for follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt.




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