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Episode 19

The “IoT Platform” is such an overloaded term that its meaning has been lost. Chipset manufacturers, sensor manufacturers, software vendors, consortia and system integrators all have their own definitions. But if you come at it from enough angles eventually a form takes shape and you realize it means what you want it to mean and what is important is not its definition but the context in which it’s used.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Dr. Sean Lorenz and I as we go through the elusive IoT platform and why the business problem is always the place to start ...


OT doesn’t care about networking, Operations just wants to get data from one place to another. And since hardware in OT only gets refreshed every 15-20 years, it’s important to architect your solution in components.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to hear Patrick Grossetete explain best practices in OT networking and the biggest differences in networking between Consumer IoT and Industrial IoT ...




Episode 18

It’s a heck of a lot easier than it used to be but most IoT projects still involve custom system integration – the question now is how much. Although the definition of an IoT platform, or AEP, is not always clear, what is clear is that using a platform saves a lot of time and a lot of system integration work. There may be legitimate reasons to develop your own platform in house but by definition, this means you become a software company – big time.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Bryan Kester to get his take on what an IoT platform is, the technologies involved and a candid view on the strengths and weaknesses of IoT platforms today ...


This interview was from the gogoNET LIVE! 4 conference. Joachim keynoted with the presentation, “IoT needs IP and IPv6 will drive IoT”, making the argument that for IoT to grow and reach its full potential it has to move away from proprietary siloed technologies and rest on IPv6.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to hear Joachim Lindborg’s perspective on how he believes IPv6 will be the killer app in the connected home by enabling interconnectivity between all devices ...


Timeslotted Channel Hopping (TSCH), via IEEE 802.15.4e, is an emerging standard in industrial automation and process control (via Wireless HART and ISA 100.11a) that defines a communication schedule between neighbor nodes in Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs). In an effort to bridge the worlds of operational technology (OT) with information technology (IT), the 6TSCH working group has been established to define how to use IPv6 over the 15.4e.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to hear Xavi Villajosana explain how 15.4e operates and what’s still missing in the complete OT/IT stack ...




Episode 14

After going through each of the major consortia, we are heading back to tech, but not as deep a dive as usual. Having left the edge behind, we are now moving on to the network fabric that holds everything together.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Bryan Kester of SeeControl, Steve Jennis of PrismTech, Justin Buchanan of Cisco and Brandon Harris of Electric Imp as we talk about some of the most important issues surrounding IoT Platforms today ...


First, the audio quality for this video is low. Unfortunately the mic was rubbing on Todd’s jacket – I’m still learning. Second, this is a little more “sales-y” than usual but worth watching to understand the PubNub service but to also hear Todd’s views on the demise of the IoT Platform (near the end).
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to hear Todd Greene discuss the PubNub service and the future of the IoT stack ...




Episode 8

OK, I admit it, this is going to be a bit of a geekfest but application protocols are an important topic to understand if you want to understand how IoT works. Protocols are the lifeblood of an IoT system and as we are about to find out, there are a few different types to choose from – each with their own characteristics and infrastructure requirements.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with our panelists Steve Jennis, Dev Bhattacharya, Carsten Bormann and Michael Richardson as we discuss CoAP, XMPP, RESTful HTTP, MQTT and DDS ...


There are three layers of standardization in IoT networking: First, to get the data off the devices, a wireless (and sometimes a wired) interface is required - this is the media layer. To aggregate the data from all these devices, networking is required – this is the networking layer. Then once the devices can talk to each other, the question is what they talk to each other – this is the application layer.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to hear Carsten Bormann go through the state of the art in IoT networking protocol standardization ...