LPWAN with LoPy (Part 1): Introduction

I find out about Pycom company, which created LoPy, from a Kickstarter campaign. This company had had an experience with the first generation of WiPy at that time already. And because at that time I was (and I still am) very interested about everything about IoT, I could not resist the temptation to try something […]

IoT Platforms

We can see a growth in numbers of IoT platforms. It does exist hundreds of IoT platforms (about 400 according to iot-analytics in Q1 2017). Among platforms, which provide the most comprehensive services belongs platform Watson IoT from IBM, platform ThingWorx from PTC, platform Azure IoT from Microsoft, platform AWS IoT from Amazon and platform Predix […]

LPWAN alternatives for the IoT

WiFi and ZigBee have limited range, and cellular can be too expensive and power hungry. So numerous alternatives for Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) have arisen to serve the needs of the Internet of Things (IoT). These alternatives include especially LoRaWAN, Sigfox a Weightless. Image Source: EDN.com – Copyright 2015 UBM Americas Source: Low power wide-area […]

Best interoperability standard for the Internet of Things: Data Distribution Service (DDS™)

The Data Distribution Service (DDS™) is a middleware protocol and API standard for data-centric connectivity from the Object Management Group® (OMG®). It integrates the components of a system together, providing low-latency data connectivity, extreme reliability, and a scalable architecture that business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) applications need. Source: What is DDS?

Industrial Internet Reference Architecture blueprint was released in June 2015

Industrial Internet Consortium released the blueprint of Industrial Internet Refrence Architecture – IIRA in June 2015. Industrial Internet Reference Architecture is an open, standards-based architecture suitable for Industrial Internet of Things. Industrial Internet Systems (IIS) based on IIRA will allow communication between things (sensors, systems, and applications) and will also utilize advanced analytics. On top […]

The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded in March 2014

Industrial Internet Consortium was founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel in March 2014 and currently has 244 members as of 29 February 2016. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) will enable and accelerate adoption of the Industrial Internet which is essential to growth and competitiveness in key industry sectors, including: manufacturing, transportation, energy, […]