@dylan.mcgarth: What's so amazing about it? China is a huge market, large enough to support a number of home grown vendors targeting the local market. The language barrier will mostly prevent us hearing about them, but that's only one reason. China is Terra Incognita for most westerners and our understanding is of necessity surface at best.
It will be interesting to see how the Chinese market develops. Right now, those vendors are all trying to establish themselves and get local market share. There will inevitably be the same sort of shakeouts that happen in any industry as some efforts fail and go under or are absorbed, and others grow larger, till we'll see a few dominant players.
The fun will begin when the survivors get big enough to need broader horizons, and start trying to sell to other parts of the world.
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.