SIGFOX is a Wide Area Network operator for low bandwidth devices. The fundamental costs of any network operator are:

  • Leasing space on base stations
  • Buying spectrum from the FCC
  • Upstream connectivity

Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see how a radical change to the values in the traditional operator business model can transform the cost structure of a wide swath of IoT applications ...

Episode 3

Sensors from the M2M world are evolving into connected sensors for IoT. Same sensor tech but now the sensor needs to communicate outside of a local and often proprietary network. Goodbye 35 year-old Modbus, used in SCADA of yesteryear and hello layered communication, needed in the Internet of Things to onboard billions of sensors.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Mike Fahrion as he explains not only the anatomy of today’s connected sensor, but also why we’re moving to a layered communication stack ...

Episode 2

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 ...

Episode 1

Want to connect your product to the Internet of Things? The first step is giving it senses and then connectivity to the Internet of Things.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Adam Justice, a second generation sensors guy who takes us through the two main approaches to get your products, assets or environment on to the next generation Interweb, known as the Internet of Things ... has been talking “connected devices” for years and if Reid has anything to do with it, customers using Salesforce will plug in their devices just as they plug in any other data about their company.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see Reid Carlberg explain how there is no limit in creating customer value ...