News, Notes and Newsletter

October

Good and detailed Forbes article on the IOT and where it is and why it is going to really grow.

September

Good overview of Web Protocols for real time data . Covers polling,Websockets, SSE(server side events and MQTT .. read here

 

Bluetooth 5 quadruples range- Bluetooth 5 is expected in 2017/2018

August 2016

What is The Internet of Things and How will it Affect everyday life?

The IOT will effect all aspects of everyday life. This article introduces 10 videos showing how the IOT will effect homes,industry,health care,cities, cars etc.

Getting Started in the IOT

If you are looking for advise on how to get a job working on the IOT then this forum post might be helpful.

If you want an introductory course then try this one from KIngs College.

Certification is also going to start becoming popular but as yet I’ve only spotted this one from cisco.

Wireless Access Technologies

For today’s Internet Wi-fi is the main access technology, followed by 3G/4G.

However the IOT requires Low power wireless connectivity so what technology will be used to connect IOT devices likes sensors to the Internet?

The likely outcome will be that several will be used. Here is a good article that covers the main local area wireless protocols.

LPWAN Overview

When it comes to Wireless connectivity at a distance then 3G and 4G mobile networks are the only viable options. However 3G and 4G mobile connectivity is expensive and not low power.

Therefore there are several new technologies that have been deployed and are being developed for this space (LPWAN -low power Wide Area networks). They are:

See LoRa vs Sigfox


At least once per month I try to publish news and tips to help you with making sense of networking and the Internet and especially the Internet of things.

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