I've taken a personal interest in Smart Communities - there's supposedly a smart city coming to a location within a few minutes of my house in Loudoun County, Virginia. It also happens to be the first stop on the Silver Line of the Metro for Loudoun County, so I'm also excited and certainly hopeful that … Continue reading STEP into Smart Communities
When I originally developed the graphic for IIoT solutions, it was meant to show the different components required to build a system and to highlight a few things decision-makers need to understand. First, there are “degrees” of automation that can be achieved such that solutions can be phased-in over time using a building-block approach. Second, … Continue reading IIoT and Me (Part 3)
In my previous post, the discussion was focused on what an IIoT solution is comprised of and I used that to provide a common starting point for continued discussion, primarily around security of IIoT solutions. As a quick refresher, IIoT solutions are comprised of components from five task areas as shown in the below graphic: … Continue reading IIoT and Me (Part 2)
I love the idea of connected devices that are smart. To me, these are the ‘things’ in IoT that add value to the user while being connected to the internet or other networks. Regardless of how you define a ‘thing’, or ‘connected’, it just isn’t IoT until you add the value piece. In the consumer … Continue reading Industrial IoT and Me (Part 1)
The holidays are upon us and the internet of things (IoT) market is expected to be a great source of gifts. As such, we are bound to see an influx of ‘smart’ gadgets and appliances coming into our homes. The promised convenience of these smart devices range from the (almost) satirical real-time messaging your refrigerator sends when your milk needs to be replenished, to the security-conscious ability to turn your house lights on when you approach your house, to the advertised energy savings provided by adjusting the temperature of your house based on whether or not you are there. Whatever your reason for owning any number of smart devices, there are plenty of ‘things’ to buy.