February 2015 Newsletter – Link Round Up

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 27, 2015 7:14:59 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in business, business models, connected devices, connectsense, consumers, FIRST Robotics Competition, General, Grid Connect, Huskie Robotics Team, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT design, IoT platform, IWCE, IWCE Expo, Las Vegas, M2M, machine to machine, Napervile North, network range, Newsletters, NNHS, Perry Marshall, robotics, transmission of data, transmission range, Wireless

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

 

Putting User Interface at the Start of Your IoT Design Process - How are your buyers going to interface with your product? This is one of the toughest aspects of Internet of Things (IoT) product design right now. Today’s consumers and business owners expect multiple ways to access and control the world around them and options for connected devices are numerous. > Read More at GridConnect.com

Going the Distance: How Range Affects IoT Design - The network range required for IoT devices plays a surprisingly important role even in the smallest design decisions. After all, the transmission of data is at the core of IoT devices. Transmission range depends on the type of network used, the environment it will be used in, and the types of data being communicated. > Read More at Remote Magazine

Upcoming Event: What You Need to Know About the Internet of Things - When: March 20, 8:30am-12:00pm | Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV - Room N259 - IoT applications have the potential to transform every sector of business by allowing enterprises to take informed decision, optimizing the process, and supporting innovative business models. The combination of ‘low-cost’ connected devices with the need for data drives Internet of Things. Examine business opportunities in everything from M2M to green buildings to smart devices, explore how to create a wireless business ecosystem with IoT platform, and what limitations IoT might have technologically. > Learn More at IWCE Expo

Companies Help Animate Naperville North Robotics Projects - What is 6-foot 5-inches tall and can haul recycling totes and bins to the curb? For members of the Huskie Robotics Team at Naperville North High School, the answer is obvious. It’s their new robot. More than 70 students from Naperville North, as well as a handful of Naperville Central students, are building a tall, 120-pound robot as part of this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition. The Huskie Robotics Team would not be able to function without the assistance of corporate sponsors such as Grid Connect. > Read More at Naperville Sun

What Do You Do When You're 100,000 Miles Away and Your Basement is Flooding? - Earlier this year, Perry Marshall, a revolutionary in sales and marketing, took a trip from Chicago to India. He had just gotten to his destination when he received a text from his ConnectSense Water Sensor that his basement was flooding. So what do you do when you're 10,000 miles away and your basement floods? Here's what Perry did. > Read More at PerryMarshall.com

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Going the Distance: How Range Affects IoT Design

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 21, 2015 1:42:00 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in buildings, cellular network, design, device power, Featured In, General, hardware, Internet connection, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT design, network range, software, transmission of data, transmission range

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Cover

When it comes to designing products for the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market, there are many development options. Designers must consider choices for hardware and software, Internet connection method and device power, to name a few.

When making these decisions, there is often one factor that will influence all these choices: distance. The network range required for IoT devices plays a surprisingly important role even in the smallest design decisions. After all, the transmission of data is at the core of IoT devices. Transmission range depends on the type of network used, the environment it will be used in, and the types of data being communicated.

Consider the following questions:

  • Will the device be used inside one building or between buildings?
  • Will the device need to transmit data through walls or floors?
  • Is transmission impacted by buildings or trees?
  • Will the device connect to a nearby existing network or to a cellular network miles away?
  • Will the device send show tourists of information, such as text messages, or longer information, such as videos or files?

Read more at Remote Magazine or download the PDF now.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Subscribe to Email Updates

Lists by Topic

see all