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Although they are often named the same, the media layer of IoT networking consists of two separate parts: the radio to transmit the data and the protocol to exchange the data with the receiver. Important for many reasons including updatability. While the hardware can be in place for long periods of time, you can expect protocols to change every few years as exemplified by the 802.15.4 standard which is currently on version m.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to hear Brandon Harris explain how to tune power consumption, bandwidth, range and cost to get the right sensor for your IoT application....


B&B Electronics has been in the sensor game for over 30 years and is now helping companies connect their sensors to the Internet of Things.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see Mike Fahrion explain the anatomy of the connected sensor and what to look out for when approaching this technology for the first time ...


An IoT platform is networking tech that collects and transmits data from and to remote devices and machines. It is often cloud-based and usually includes a rules engine for event processing and analytics apps to extract meaning and insights from what’s been collected.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to get Bryan Kester’s advice, earned from working in the trenches every day with customers deploying their Internet of Things ...




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It takes a lot of work, behind the scenes work, to establish a successful connection between sensor and IoT Platform. While it’s possible to find off-the-shelf sensor subsystems for common use-cases, often, custom hardware and software design is needed to make the system/connected product/asset operate as desired.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Mark Wright about the who and the what behind the scenes that need to be involved to make it happen ...


Electric Imp sells product connectivity as a service to OEMs who want to connect, operate and manage their devices from the cloud. While starting in consumer IoT, particularly home automation, they have found their current sweet spot to be in industrial IoT.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see Bryan Kennedy explain that the true value of connected products isn’t from the connectivity but from transformation changes it can have on your entire business ...


PrismTech is a tools vendor that provides the glue to move data around. With roots in the Military and Aerospace industries, they have transformed their product into an IoT Platform.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see Steve Jennis explain why it’s important to build your IoT Platform around your data ...


Davra’s IoT platform is sold exclusively to System Integrators and Network Value Added Resellers. A solid strategy since SIs own the customer relationship. SIs and VARs pull together all the pieces of a full IoT solution (sensors, gateways, cloud, connectivity and of course, IoT Platform) and use Davra’s drag and drop interface to produce a custom solution for their customer. The end-user/customer benefits by having one point of contact for support.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see Brian McGlynn go through the connected school bus use-case being sold to IT directors and CIOs in school boards across America ...