OK Jeff - I agree in that a reliable system should probably dever depend on a single standard. That is what I mean by higher levels of protocol also need to be defined that are transport independent. SHould be able to set at the API what level of security required, what level of importance etc, and then have the software decide the best comms to use.
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.