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krisi
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ahead of the time
krisi   5/5/2014 6:12:49 PM
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Smart Dust vision was ahead of the time...it will happen in 10 years ;-)...evolution of the start-company from a futuristic vision to a concerete application specific use in current industries makes a lot of sense

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Re: ahead of the time
junko.yoshida   5/5/2014 6:17:40 PM
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@kris, yes, it WAS ahead of the time 10 years ago; but I think the IoT has caught up with it. My particular concern was if the IoT might have bypassed Dust, but apparently, that doesn't seem to be the case, judging from my conversation with Joy Weiss.

krisi
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Re: ahead of the time
krisi   5/5/2014 6:30:55 PM
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By reading your interview I think they are ahead of the game...in fact it is a rare example of real business...most of the rest like my fridge talking to me about refiling beer is just hype...Kris

junko.yoshida
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Re: ahead of the time
junko.yoshida   5/5/2014 6:32:35 PM
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Ha ha, indeed, although I wouldn't mind my fridge refilling beer!

TonyTib
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Re: ahead of the time
TonyTib   5/5/2014 7:06:20 PM
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But what if your fridge re-orders the wrong type of beer?

krisi
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Re: ahead of the time
krisi   5/5/2014 9:02:58 PM
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You just tell the fridge to re-order the right beer...and have no TV privelages for a week...and threaten to replace with more reliable model if it continues to mis-behave!

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licensing
boblespam   5/6/2014 2:23:13 AM
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Apparently you need to buy a license to build-up a Dust network, and also a WirelessHart certification. It looks complicated.

Do we have an idea of the max distance beetween two nodes ?

Jonas Berge
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Re: ahead of the time
Jonas Berge   5/6/2014 5:47:44 AM
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In my personal oppinion a "thing" doesn't have to have an IP address to be part of the IoT. RFID is also IoT  - its origin. See Wikipedia. What they do need is a unique identifier. The sensor needs some kind of secure connection through the Internet so it can be accessed remotely. So you can have sensors on Dust in your friedge at home, or WirelessHART in your plant, or on CAN bus in your car, with a connection to a box that has an IP address and is connected to the Internet. This way these sensors can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Preferably through a VPN connection - so you get an IntRAnet of Things. At least in plants this is already happening today. Control valves on offshore platorms are being diagnosed for failures by experts sitting in a cosy office onshore.

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Zigbee vs 6LoWPAN
rick merritt   5/7/2014 10:58:57 AM
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I did not realize that for large installations Zigbee requires repeaters that cannot be pratically run on batteries. Is this true Zigbee-ites?

krisi
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Re: Zigbee vs 6LoWPAN
krisi   5/7/2014 11:08:27 AM
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What is so special about ZigBee repeaters that requires to have them batteries? Data in, data out, nothing else to do...Kris

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