Wow, that's cold. Seems "trade secrets," like the often-used "national security" excuse, give carte blanche to those wishing to keep their back-room dealings out of the public eye. Thanks for responding. While, on one hand I'm not surprised this happened, the necessity of finding out who is paying for a "study" is again painfully punctuated.
Environment, Health And Safety shortcuts are one area many foreign and some domestic vendors try and use to save costs -- Even recall the president of an engineering firm here in the US hiring a few highschool students to remove asbestos from his new office building he was remodeling to save the cost of professionally and legaly done asbestos remediation.
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.