@mclaus is the control function using APC therefore you are using mutiple data parameters for control? In that case yes, determinism is very important. Or are you using sensors to supply data to say an inventory management system, in which case determinsm is not important.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.