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Perhaps one of the most intriguing applications for drones in the coming years are those related to safety – public safety, that is!
UAS, drones or unmanned aircraft, no matter what you call them — this was their week. Our news stream was flooded with updates on the newly announced rules and regulations for commercial UAS from the FAA. So, naturally we have dedicated this week’s top news round up to highlight some o...
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is moving at a rapid pace towards a higher intelligence platform to help collect, protect, transport and control data at scale from a myriad of sources. The access layer in the IT landscape is now particularly becoming an innovative technology e...
Data drought in the rural Australian outback has illuminated the myriad problems stemming from a lack of Wi-Fi connectivity. Precision agriculture today requires broadband and high-speed connectivity to compete in the innovative global marketplace. Yet, many rural areas lack the suffic...
It’s safe to assume that the majority of all Internet of Things (IoT) devices operate near large populations of people. Of course, right? This is where the action happens – smart devices, smart cars, smart infrastructure, smart cities, etc. Plus, the cost of getting “internet-connected...
Spirent Communications has announced the availability of Spirent TestCenter WLAN test capability, with the highest-performing and most realistic 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation scenarios available on the market today. Spirent TestCenter WLAN is used fo...
We’ve spent many words on this blog talking through new Industrial IoT technologies, hardware and software, and the way that the status quo has shifted to demand better connectivity, smarter infrastructure, and better access to real-time data across the spectrum. -
According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2013 there were 369,500 home fires causing some $6.8 billion in damages1 — plus an additional 98,000 apartment structure fires contributing an additional $1.6 billion in losses2. A frightening picture, isn’t it? The numbers are ...
You need to link a two production sites together in your IIoT network in order to move critical voice, video, data and sensor data (VVDS™) between the sites by deploying access points. So, you consider using industrial Wi-Fi Access Points to implement this short-haul, point-to-point (P...
The topic is not new, but it is increasingly common in conversations with customers and potential users of wireless networks for M2M and IIoT applications. In fact, this topic now occurs in almost every conversation regarding networks and their wireless video transmission capabilities....
Most of us can relate to the frustration of when the Wi-Fi is down, or running slowly, or if we travel away from an established network and aren't able to connect to another one nearby. The lack of Wi-Fi makes it impossible to check our emails, look up something on the internet, conne...
Most of today's technology was designed and developed for static, stationary environments. Even today, in a mobile world, mobile apps are most often developed based on assumed static endpoints. Why is that a problem? We are rarely static people. Let's consider two people in a veh...
Were you surprised with that new car in your driveway sporting a huge bow this holiday season? Yea, me neither. But we did get a new gaming console that doesn't require you to hold a controller in your hand. You know The One. It has a camera that picks up your body movements and turns ...
Mobile messaging has been a popular communication channel for more than 20 years. Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen invented the idea for SMS (Short Message Service) in 1984, making his vision a reality on December 3, 1992 by sending the first message ("Happy Christmas") from a PC to a c...
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new...
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder o...
Bugs. Once upon a time – and not so very long ago – that word had only one meaning: annoying little critters that crawl, sting, bite, and can generally make your life a misery. But in today’s modern technological age, the word bug has a new meaning: flaws in software applications. ...
The Internet Of Things Is A Cybercriminals Dream Come True Connected technologies will have access to a huge repository of information about us and our families enabling devices to tailor themselves to our interests and needs. Read my latest post on Forbes that discusses the secu...
Kony, Inc. burnished its mobile development credentials this week, detailing new updates to its visual tools and platform, expanding its partner ecosystem, and launching a new enterprise mobile app marketplace. The combined efforts are designed to help businesses gain enterprise-grade...
Founded in 2009, Yummly is an innovator in recipe search and discovery. The company applies proprietary technology to understand food and taste built upon mapping the food genome. Yummly leverages this technology to build an unparalleled user experience with features such as personaliz...
Smart watches, which pioneered the wearable technology sector, earned collective revenue of US$700 million in 2013 with the sale of 3.1 million units. The sheer magnanimity of these watches can be inferred from quick sale they made and acceptance they received. Smart watches are nothin...
To date, wearables have been such a disappointment in the market. The market is rife with ugly and semi-functional wearable devices that rarely manage more than a 3-star rating on Amazon. Will 2015 be any different? Thirty days into my Pebble experience, I'm somewhat hooked - and eag...
Long story short, remote wipes aren’t a perfect solution. The original intent had some validity, but it also raises too many concerns. Wiping is really only an effective solution in an ideal world. Unfortunately, thieves don’t play by the rules and find ways around our solutions. For t...
Certain workers will benefit the most from a BYOD policy. Here's a look at the top five. Technology changes from one day to the next. Because of this, businesses have a difficult time keeping up with the latest devices. A great way to overcome this issue is to implement a Bring Your Ow...
Wearable Computing is a new Buz and/or new Technology. The vision of human beings with permanent Computing device is beyond wearing it. The vision is of a an electronic chip implanted in our body i.e. Computing device inside every one or a Digital Human Being. Each Digital Human Being ...
In 2015 I am going to be investing a lot of time studying how consumer behaviors are changing as a result of the use of smartphones and mobile apps. I will also be studying what leading companies are doing to address those changing behaviors.
The growing consumerism of our society is always a hot topic this time of year. Discussions about whether or not retailers should open on Thanksgiving to the monitoring of 'Christmas Creep' by various blogs and websites can be seen everywhere. However what gets lost in the shuffle...
Businesses, and let's be honest most of us, are interested in amplifying our influence. I remember reading adventure books as a child about pioneers and woodsman that craved isolation, and that would move whenever neighbors settled close enough to hear, but that's not an effective str...
In the last blog, we looked at the impact of Internet of Things on industry and society, just like the Industrial Revolution did before it. But to date most smart city projects, such as green areas, smart trams, bike-sharing schemes and smart electricity grids, have been of relatively ...
It had always been a dream to start a company with my childhood best friend, Rian Gauvreau, but we hadn't been able to truly find a business model that worked for us. In 2007, cloud computing was just beginning to make waves, and while many recognized the opportunities that the cloud p...
Long ago, when the web was young, we (as in the industry) figured out how to multiplex TCP (and later HTTP which we now call message steering) in order to dramatically improve application performance while simultaneously reducing load on servers. Yes, you could more with less. It was a...
There is a saying in America, "Every dog has its day." That idiom means everyone will at some time in their life have a moment of success. That moment may be a second, a minute, perhaps a day, a week, several months or even years. BlackBerry had its day. In an article titled, "The ...
Mobile technologies are having a massive impact on our economy, society and culture. Much is written both here and in many other places about these impacts and changes. In this article, however, I am going to share some personal ways mobile technologies are having a significant impac...
No doubt that embracing the rise of BYOD represents the opportunity for the IT to change their role from service providers and technology partners to leaders and business strategist. However, by taking this initiative and working closely with all the company’s areas requires learning a...
“We expect that the revenue made via our mobile apps will cross the 50% mark within this year!” Most of our eCommerce customers are starting to say this to us. These customers have driven their businesses to the web and have successfully applied Real User Monitoring (RUM) for web. They...
Why are AT&T and Google paying for New Yorkers’ free Wi-Fi? A recent Amdocs survey into service provider Wi-Fi strategies provides a pointer. Announcing another free Wi-Fi service for a New York neighborhood recently, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made an interesting point: “Keep in min...
As the Formula 1 Grand Prix season opened this weekend in Australia, Vodafone announced that it would be ending its sponsorship of the McLaren racing team at the end of the year, leaving McLaren with an annual $75 million hole in its budget for 2014 and onwards. But not for long, it se...
An LTE-enabled Cadillac? Driving (and parking) will never be the same again… I explain what’s new from behind the wheel of GM’s new connected car at Mobile World Congress. Actually, the only thing 4G won’t accelerate is the driving speed of the LTE-enabled Cadillac, which will hit th...
Today’s lead article on Ars Technica talks about the importance of protecting backend resources in the context of mobile applications. The article rightly stresses the importance of this security, talks about the uptake in OAuth and cites API Gateway solutions as a popular option in th...
On Monday, August 27, 2012 The Wall Street Journal publish a The Technology Journal Report dedicated to mobile apps.   In this section they published some very interesting numbers that I wanted to share: The average smartphone user will download 37 mobile apps this year 36 bi...