Submitted by krishanu on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 13:09
Submitted by krishanu on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:38
The American Water Works Association indicated that 237,600 water line breaks each year in the U.S. and cost public water utilities approximately $2.8 billion annually. Further, aging and leaky pipes steal 7 billion gallons each day from our water systems.
Submitted by Monty on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 01:27
Smart farming as an application of IoT has been picking up a lot of traction lately. We see not only startups building smart farming solutions but even large corporations, like John Deere, realizing the potential benefits of IoT in farming equipment.
Submitted by Monty on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:45
Creating waste is one of the few necessary evils that does not get nearly enough attention. In US alone, we are generating 30% more waste per day than we did 50 years ago. Steps have been taken to handle and process this waste in a better way and building better awareness among people has helped.
Submitted by Monty on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:29
It is true that Consumer IoT, despite all the hype around it, is mostly a fizzle. Anybody who thinks otherwise need not look very far to see the all the evidence to the contrary. All the smart diapers, toothbrushes etc. might actually be creating an IoT fatigue, which could make industrial adoption slower.
Submitted by Monty on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 22:33
Autonomous vehicles and their advantages to the society have been talked about a lot recently. On the flip side, a lot has been said about how it will affect the employment and livelihood of people who depend on transport related jobs.
While these two sides represent the black and white of the impact of autonomous vehicles, the undeniable advantage is the environmental impact. With fewer vehicles on the road and the ones on the road being utilized efficiently, fewer traffic congestions and emissions will be the prize at the end.
Submitted by Monty on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 22:24
Lack of interoperability is and will be a major issue for any IoT deployment. In a race to build a plethora of IoT devices, the hardware industry seems to be more focused on providing more features at a competitive price. In the process they are ignoring, either by choice or otherwise, the need for interoperability. Any city-wide or even an enterprise-wide IoT deployment is likely to use multiple hardware from multiple vendors.
Submitted by Monty on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:02
Oil prices have been experiencing new lows with no sign of relief for the oil and gas industry. As the cost of production as high as it has always been, the oil and gas industry is looking to IoT for cost reduction measure. With traditional wired technologies being more expensive than the alternative, wireless sensor networks are starting to become a very viable option.
Submitted by Monty on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 21:53
Use of drones has been visualized for an immense number of applications not only in the consumer market but also in enterprise. While the FAA is working on the regulations for drones, makers have been building solutions, or at least concepts of it, for various use cases.
Submitted by Monty on Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:00
HVACs are probably among the most energy consuming systems in a building. IoT solutions for HVACs are pretty straightforward and are some of the many that show immediate return on investment. SenseGrow’s partner LogicLadder has built end-to-end solutions for the HVAC industry using InstaMsg. In their experience, the energy cost saving for the customers is in the 20% - 30% range on average.