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The Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors for the data center break records and are packed with enhancements that show the company’s prowess in both its knowledge of the application space and its technological capabilities.

This year is already shaping up as the time when 3D printing gets down to business. 3D printer technology has seeped into healthcare, education and all types of industrial applications. Now it is being put to use in manufacturing with made-to-order parts production. Global manufacturing company Jabil is using 3D printing to design and manufacture personalized products ranging from household appliances to medical devices to consumer wearables. 

When we consider IoT data, the value of analytics becomes even clearer—sensor technology, for example, can produce data every second or, in many instances, milliseconds.

Adeunis RF has devised a simple, modular solution to connecting any sensor to any wireless network and in doing so it has solved many industrial IT-OT integration and connectivity problems. 

Ideas are easy, executing is harder, but less so with the Thingy:52 development kit with sensors, Bluetooth low energy, Bluetooth 5, firmware and app included. The kit is all about getting an idea up and working for proof of concept and experimentation.

Using AWS’s Greengrass software as well as a suite of scalable hardware and software solutions, Intel and Amazon help IoT solution providers perform more edge analysis when connections are intermittent.

LoRaWAN enables low-power, long-range IoT connectivity with many advantages peculiar to its architecture. So many, in fact, that the LoRa Alliance is pushing hard to get solutions providers to take a look. Here’s why.

Fitness bands are a useful way for consumers to measure steps, movement, calories and sleep. However in the industrial world, these IoT tools take on a more critical role, as a device that can accurately measure quality and quantity of sleep can be a lifesaver. A new wearable device from Peoria, IL-based Caterpillar, Cat® Smartband, provides a fresh solution to a tired problem, giving machine operators real-time insight into how sleep impacts operations. 

IoT is in the air—or rather is testing the air. In a year-long project conducted by the Environmental Defense Fund, Google Earth Outreach, Aclima and the University of Texas, a collaborative team used Aclima’s mobile sensing platform to gather granular air quality measurements block-by-block in mixed industrial and residential neighborhoods in Oakland, CA. With its sophisticated IoT air monitoring platform, the team gathered one of the largest data sets of urban air pollution ever assembled. 

LiDAR has fallen in cost and increased in performance to the point that it will be one of many sensors in tomorrow’s automobile. IoT solution providers need to choose their LiDAR option quickly and get in early, as automotive sensing platforms need to be fully integrated. 

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