It was inevitable that we would reach a point when very small local networks would be ubiquitous enough for this level of communication to evolve. The power and potential evil use for these devices boggle the mind.
I have been wondering why the cable companies did not realize this potential due to their extensive networks to integrate additional services into their subscribers life. Home monitoring, auto environmental control, safety, and fire are just a few very useful things they could do for limited investment.
I can't wait to see the uses for these devices.
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.