IoT: Drones for utility asset inspections

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.

IoT solution for the HVAC industry

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.

Security: IoT Platforms vs Platforms repurposed for IoT

Security has been a hot topic of discussion when it comes to IoT, or at least when something goes wrong and generates a lot of news. We all have heard about how some car systems were hacked and the potential for the havoc it can cause. Such concerns even if not as high profile, can and probably do occur in other sectors as well. There have also been a few cases of baby monitors and video surveillance systems being compromised. It almost seems that security is hardly seen as a requirement until there is a risk of life situation involved.

How can Car Companies secure the connected future in the Cloud?

A car by itself, despite all the bells and whistles is probably the least connected aspect of our daily lives. Indeed, there are infotainment systems and emergency support systems but car connectivity has still not brought in the kind of services that all other connected systems in our daily lives have. Safety and the regulations around it probably had a lot to do with it in the beginning and now data security and privacy is becoming another roadblock. Hacking incidents have spooked the car companies and this has added further to the delay in innovation.

Is Enterprise IoT too complicated?

IoT for enterprise may sound like an entirely new concept, but it has existed in the industry for a long time. SCADA systems and M2M have been doing it, in philosophy, for decades now to solve some very industry specific pain points and that too in the form of a very specific solution.

IoT Platforms: Integration for Smart Buildings

A very insightful article about how the definition of a Smart Building can mean a lot of different things depending on the context. The needs of people using a commercial building could be a different set versus the needs of residential buildings and it’s residents, with some overlap of course.

IIoT: Opportunity for Manufacturing & Supply Chain industries

Some very promising and not at all surprising statistics about Industrial IoT (IIoT) and its impact. Considering that only 15% of manufacturers had implemented IIoT solutions back in 2012 and now 63% either have or are planning to do it soon, it really does put the money where the mouth is.

IoT: Remote Patient Monitoring

A quick read on how Remote Monitoring is helping patient recovery by cutting down on readmissions. At the same time it also helps the hospitals cut back on costs, which they can then pass on to their patients. Even though this is not a massive pilot, but the results are still very promising.

IoT: Building Management Systems for Commercial Real Estate

Using IoT in the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market to understand more parameters other than location will widen the scope of opportunities not only for the CRE market but also the consumers. Building Management Systems (BMS) will be used for more efficient building operations and enhancing building-user experience. Solutions such as:
  • Monitoring flow and occupancy to regulate energy used for lighting and cooling.
  • Preemptive building maintenance.

Smart Utilities: M2M to IoT

Utilities were indeed the first to use remote monitoring technologies enabled by M2M. Smart meters have been around for several years now and have been serving the purpose with great efficiency. Having been the early adopters of M2M technologies, utilities have the most to gain from IoT technologies that promise to bring a lot more than just automated meter reading.