Rick, I am particularly interested in this portion of the revamped EE Times website, and I am glad to see your involvement in it. The evolving rollout of IPv6 should provide a lot of runway for new applications in wide-area connectivity of embedded sensor devices, and the growing field of big data analysis should provide the tools to do analysis of the data provided by these devices. Hopefully we are going to see some big picture coverage of these types of systems as they evolve as well as coverage of the communications capabilities and devices themselves.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.