Huawei stakes claim in Internet of Things market with new operating system

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker, on Wednesday became the latest tech giant to present its own take on the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), centered on an operating system designed to allow household and business appliances to communicate with each other online. Continue reading “Huawei stakes claim in Internet of Things market with new operating system”

Micro-Sensor Offers Vibration Sensors for Curve Detection and Derailment Protection for Trains

Berndt Opitz, Development Manager at Micro-Sensor, part of the Micro-Epsilon Group, discusses how high performance sensors are helping rail operators to increase train maintenance intervals by using curve detection and derailment protection with on-bogie vibration measurement. Continue reading “Micro-Sensor Offers Vibration Sensors for Curve Detection and Derailment Protection for Trains”

Create your first Internet of Things application in under 30 minutes with IBM Bluemix

Yes, I am not kidding, and you’ll see how it’s done as you follow through the steps in this article.  Even non-technical folks can try out. To get a quick understanding of Bluemix, you may refer to my other article ‘Bluemix for Dummies’. The purpose of this article is to create a simple IoT application. Continue reading “Create your first Internet of Things application in under 30 minutes with IBM Bluemix”

Google’s Smart-Home Plans Include ‘Neighborhood Security Networks’ and Security ratings for homes

Google is toying with the idea of scoring smart homes on how secure they are. “The security score may be generated based on processed home data that may include at least one of various types of data, including, but not limited to, capability data, opportunity data, and environmental data,” the application reads. Continue reading “Google’s Smart-Home Plans Include ‘Neighborhood Security Networks’ and Security ratings for homes”

Bosch’s New Triaxial Sensor: Acceleration Sensor For Infotainment Systems

Bosch’s new SMA130 triaxial acceleration sensor provides information for infotainment and telematics applications in vehicles. “Until now, automakers have mainly used data from acceleration sensors for safety systems,” says Dr. Frank Schäfer, head of product management for automotive MEMS sensors. Continue reading “Bosch’s New Triaxial Sensor: Acceleration Sensor For Infotainment Systems”

Mentor Graphics Launches Broadest Embedded Systems Solution for Industrial Automation

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced the embedded systems industry’s broadest portfolio for industrial automation. In partnership with key industry vendors, Mentor Graphics now offers a solution differentiated from other marketplace products by its unique multi-platform approach and robust security architecture. Continue reading “Mentor Graphics Launches Broadest Embedded Systems Solution for Industrial Automation”

These smart car sensors will notify you if someone dents your car

German manufacturer Hella Group is working on sets of smart car sensors that can notify you when you car has been scratched, dented, punctured, or worse. The sensor kit, called the Intelligent Damage Detection System, is adhered to the backside of body panels or hooked into existing electronic infrastructure like Park Distance Control. Continue reading “These smart car sensors will notify you if someone dents your car”