I enjoy supporting charity events, The Prouty ($2.7 million in 2013 for a cancer center), Vermont 50 and Vermont 100 (support Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport), Covered Bridges Half Marathon. One is not effective doing "Em Comm" (Emergency Communications), unless a lot of time is spent before a disaster learning the operations and becoming proficient and efficient.
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.