The IoT is definitely making an impact and helping the field service industry

In the age of the IoT, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and the rest of the mobile technology are no longer just a mere device. They have become tools as crucial to the field engineer as the tape measure. While mobile platforms evolve, the IoT is expected to deliver a wealth of functionalities and information we used to only dream of a couple of years back. Continue reading “The IoT is definitely making an impact and helping the field service industry”

Amazon Launches AWS IoT – Cloud Services for Connected Devices

Have you heard about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Although critics sometimes dismiss it as nothing more than “put a chip in it,” I believe that the concept builds upon some long-term technology trends and that there’s something really interesting and valuable going on.

To me, the most relevant trends are the decreasing cost of mass-produced compute power, the widespread availability of IP connectivity, and the ease with which large amounts of information can be distilled into intelligence using any number of big data tools and techniques: Continue reading “Amazon Launches AWS IoT – Cloud Services for Connected Devices”

Home-Automation Devices: Feel Like Ordering a Pizza? Knocki Three Times on the Wall

If you have spent any time in front of a television, late at night, at any point in the last few decades of the 20th century, you can very likely sing the jingle for The Clapper, a sound-activated electrical switch. Maybe you even had one. Or maybe you have one still. It turns out that The Clapper—used to control the electrical power to any device plugged into it when it detects a user clapping—is still on the market. In fact, it’s currently ranked number four among Amazon’s best-selling home-automation devices. Continue reading “Home-Automation Devices: Feel Like Ordering a Pizza? Knocki Three Times on the Wall”

PLAT.ONE and Nwave to Deliver Complete Internet of Things Parking Solution

PLAT.ONE, the first Enterprise-Grade Internet of Things (IoT) application platform, today announced a partnership with Nwave, a rapidly growing supplier of low-power, wide-area (LPWA) wireless network solutions to bring a suite of ready-to-use industrial solutions to market, starting with a parking solution. Continue reading “PLAT.ONE and Nwave to Deliver Complete Internet of Things Parking Solution”

Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

Amazon is taking another step into the Internet of Things. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired 2lemetry, a startup based out of Denver that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices. Continue reading “Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy”