Okay, the concept looks like a "distributed" cloud computing to me...whether we call the local cloud, the RuBAN M2M system in this case as "fog computing" or something else. Btw, a thought that occurred to me...can this M2M system be used for car2car communication for self driven cars?
Well, some sensors could generate just a few bytes every second (heart beat measurements), while others could generate lots more (stress sensors on bridges). Video sources will be much larger sources of data. Crunching video may create significant savings, heart rated data not so much..
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.