After car sales, real estate sales are the best example of a business model that should have been changed by the Internet and hasn't. Houses for sale need to reach a wide audience and sales should be easy to complete. Obviously the agents don't ewant to lose their commissions and fears of the legal complexities cause most people not to try the process themselves. When a critical mass is achieved (perhaps standardized forms and processes), I predict there will be a rapid migration to internet based sales.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.