@duane, @controlfreak: It depends on the store- as online shopping divides the revenue between in-store and at home, big-box retailers want ways of influencing purchasing decisions and engaging with customers. I recently looked at a big-box retailers internal statistical evaluation of their stores and it was astounding how many customers, arriving with the intent of buying something, left without purchasing anything because they couldn't get the right information.
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.