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A recent survey of IEEE engineers reveals some interesting insights into the world of IoT – both challenges and expectations.

The arrival of Bluetooth Mesh signals a new phase of cross-industry and cross-platform connection compatibility for IoT solution providers. Bluetooth Mesh on top of Bluetooth LE extends network and device range, while making home, office and industrial networks more flexible and robust. 

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. 

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