april 20, 2016




Feature Article



To Measure is to Know: Lord Kelvin and the IoT

Dave Friedman, CEO of IoT platform Ayla Networks


Whats the connection between the Internet of Things and Lord Kelvin, the 19th-Century physicist best known for creating the absolute temperature scale? Its the idea that if you can measure something, you can improve it. Lord Kelvin spent his illustrious career creating instruments to measure everything from electrical currents to oceanic depths and tides. He would surely have appreciated the potential for IoT measurement and analysis.


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  Sponsored Announcement

2016 IoT West Dates Announced
November 3-4, 2016
Las Vegas

Internet of Things West is an event covering advanced connectivity and cloud-based control of devices, equipment, facilities and enterprise operations. This conference is one of two annual “Internet of Things” trade shows hosted by Webcom Communications, with IoT West serving the western US, Canada and Mexico. It will be held November 3-4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. co-located with other complementary events: Remote Monitoring and Control 2016, the Antenna Systems Conference and DeviceWerx.


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  Industry News

The MEMS Industry: Desperately Seeking a Second Wind

Against a particularly difficult international setting, 2015 saw some MEMS companies like Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, Panasonic and Canon suffer from competition and pressure from strong markets. However, others stood out and are ranked inYole Dveloppementsannual MEMS manufacturers list with impressive market growth in 2015 compared to 2014. - Read More


Businesses See Big Benefits to Offering Individualized Customer and Employee Experiences But Struggle to Deliver, Says New Study

Oracle has announced the findings of its report The Era I Enterprise: Ready for Anythingwhich surveyed 300 C-level executives across 10 industries to understand how prepared organizations are to address the fact that consumers increasingly expect, and even demand, to have it their waywhether transacting, communicating, working or simply enjoying leisure time. - Read More


Internet of Things Firm CloudOne Secures $9M in Series E Funding

CloudOne ( has announced it secured$9 million in Series E venture funding. The round brings total equity investment in CloudOne to $21.9 million. - Read More


Siemens Opens Cyber Security Operation Centers for the Protection of Industrial Facilities

Siemens has opened its “Cyber Security Operation Center” (CSOC) for the protection of industrial facilities, with a joint location in Lisbon and Munich and one in Milford (Ohio) in the USA. Siemens industrial security specialists based at these sites monitor industrial facilities all around the world for cyber threats, warn companies in the event of security incidents and coordinate proactive countermeasures. - Read More


  New Products

Red Lions RAM 9000 Industrial Cellular RTUs Receive ATEX Zone 2, Category 3 Approval

Red Lion Controls have announced thatits Sixnet series RAM 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have received ATEX zone 2, category 3 approval and are safe for use in potentially hazardous environments. - Read More


Synopsys Collaborates with UL on New Cybersecurity Assurance Program

Synopsys, Inc. has announced that UL has selected Synopsys’ software security testing tools for use in the newly launched UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP). The UL CAP is an international certification program that provides independent third-party security assessment of network‐connectable devices in accordance UL 2900, a series of cybersecurity standards developed with input from a large group of stakeholders - Read More


SparkFun and Blynk Release the SparkFun Blynk Board – ESP8266 and the IoT Starter Kit

SparkFun Electronicsand Blynk havereleased the SparkFun Blynk BoardESP8266 with access to the Blynk appand the Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit with the Blynk Board, which empowers users to buildmultiple projects without any additional parts. - Read More


Advantech Launches a IoT Wireless I/O Module

Advantechs Industrial Automation Group has announced the WISE-4012 wireless Ethernet I/O module which can be used without the need for a gateway. This means that deployment is much easier due to a limitless number of I/O modules that can be used to gather data from any third party analog sensor and connect to an existing network. - Read More



Event Listings





Sensors Expo & Conference is the only event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For 30+ years, Sensors has brought technical innovation and thought leadership to engineers involved in the development and deployment of sensors and sensing systems. The 3-day program explores cutting-edge trends and applications including Energy Harvesting, Flexible & Wearable, IoT, Measurement & Detection, MEMS & Sensors, Novel Sensor Applications, Optics, Sensors & Embedded Systems Design, and Wireless in an information-packed Conference Program and reflects those trends throughout the Exhibit Floor.



Internet of Things World 2016 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event with over 10,000 attendees, 350+ industry thought leaders and 200+ exhibitors. With a focus this year on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem-wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World provides a unique opportunity to meet key players within the marketplace.

With a comprehensive conference agenda covering everything from manufacturing to smart cities, connected cars, the smart home, healthcare, energy & agriculture, supply chain & logistics plus much more, Internet of Things World 2016 boasts the most comprehensive IoT agenda in the marketplace. In addition to conference passes this year, the event will also offer free exhibition only passes for those wishing to browse the expo hall, allowing visitor’s access to selected summits and the exhibition floor for networking and meeting news suppliers.
For more information about the show or to register for a pass that suits your needs, visit  

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