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PTC Unleashes New Plans for IoT

To keep manufacturing and industrial markets moving efficiently toward innovation, PTC, www.ptc.com, has announced a slew of updates and offerings from its widely used ThingWorx platform.

Fixed-Broadband across the Globe

With the demand for more connectivity and faster deployment increasing each day, Kagan, a research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, marketintelligence.spglobal.com, has released a new study highlighting trends in the fixed broadband market.

In Focus

Episode 505 | 03.28.17

In March, Peggy Smedley was joined by Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager, IoT and applications, Cisco Systems Inc., www.cisco.com, who says the Internet we have built must evolve into something greater in order to fully handle the IoT (Internet of Things).

IoT Gets Into Shape

The IoT (Internet of Things) has come a long way in helping to promote healthy living and encouraging individuals to get on track in terms of diet, exercise, or simply just feeling better about themselves. But unfortunately, making drastic changes in our lifestyle can be difficult.

Think Tank

Enterprise Data Security and the IoT

Today’s enterprise understands the value of data. The ability to collect data related to performance and processes, and turn that data into meaningful business intelligence is a major driver in the adoption of technologies that connect objects to networks—the IoT or Internet of Things—in order to communicate back to an owner for the purpose of controlling, monitoring, or better understanding its operation.

You Cannot Spell “IDIOT-PROOF” Without IOT

There have been serendipitous product calamities. Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” is still amongst the Top 10 halftime shows in Superbowl History according to CBS News, and “led to the creation of YouTube.”

The 7 Ways the IoT Will Mature in 2017

In 2016, we saw IoT (Internet of Things) technology being implemented into almost every technology sector, and with that came significant changes in how enterprises and consumers interact with machines. We believe 2017 will be the year that we begin to see more refined IoT solutions, as well as reap the benefits of these more sophisticated solutions. In this article, we’ll look at some more specific trends that are expected to emerge in the industry this year.

Now they’re talkin

Feature

Virtual Reality for Smart Cities and Citizens

In a world that offers virtual experiences, how will society change? Imagine a world in which VR (virtual reality) technology enhanced and improved reality in urban planning and building, product design, education and training, and beyond. Imagine how seamless VR-enabled telecommuting and telepresence capabilities could change the way cities operate—for instance, by redefining the need for physical transportation systems—or alter the way humans engage in cultural experiences like art and music? Imagining the possibilities of virtual reality and its partner in crime, AR (augmented reality), isn’t the hard part, unfortunately. The hard part is making it real on a grand scale.

Blog

IoT: From Green to Rentals in Construction

In my last column I began a discussion about ways the IoT (Internet of Things) is shaping the construction industry. In this column I want to dive deeper into a couple of IoT-enabled construction trends. The first is green building. Green building is a bit of an umbrella term that has many meanings for several different things when it comes to the processes of designing and building and then operating and maintaining structures.

Construction Sees IoT in A New Way

For as long as I have been involved in the technology industry, I’ve also been involved in the construction industry via Connected World’s sister publication, Constructech magazine, www.constructech.com. The construction industry is truly a powerful industry. It is made up of some of the most tenacious and courageous professionals I have ever met. It has been an immense pleasure and challenge to not only report on, but also help direct how the construction industry thinks about, adopts, and implements technology.

Press Releases

u blox, Commsignia and NXP collaborate to drive V2X

V2X leaders u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), Commsignia Inc and NXP Semiconductors, today announced a strategic collaboration, in order to address the rapidly growing demand for reliable Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle‑to‑Infrastructure (V2I) technology.

Iridium Makes it Easier to Extend the Internet of Things (IoT) Beyond Cellular Limits

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM), the only communications company with 100 percent global coverage, today officially launched Iridium EdgeTM, its new, cost-effective global asset tracking, safety and fleet management device.

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Augmented Reality: A First Hand Experience

My recent experience demonstrating an AR (augmented reality) workflow at ProMat, the largest material handling tradeshow in the United States, falls under the category of teaching old dogs new tricks. I am the old dog; AR is the new trick. The good news is learning to use AR was not difficult, and the experience was positive and even fun to do.

When Digital Deletion Is Not Enough

Big Data is part of our lives and we create a lot of it. If fact, users globally generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. Traditional hard drives (HDD) use spinning platters with mechanical moving parts and nonvolatile storage that retain your data even after the power is shut off. Solid-state drives (SSD) utilize integrated circuits, which can store large amounts of data that can be accessed very quickly. In this case, interconnected flash memory chips also retain the data after the power is shut off. Regardless of your storage medium of choice, you need to realize that your hard drive will always contains documents, emails, banking statements, and loads of personal information directly tied to you.