Smart grid energy sharing between cities

Standards, Smart Grid, and IoT Adoption

This article originally appeared on IoT For All.   In Le Cailar, a small, picturesque village in the south of France, a company called Beoga, whose motto is “aime ton voisin,” literally “love thy neighbor,” has begun an experiment that could change how we produce, consume, and share electricity. Not only are the local citizens and press…

Building an IoT security strategy

OSCORE for IoT Security: Building Sustainable LPWAN Solutions

This article originally appeared on IoT for All.   Building an efficient IoT solution is challenging. Part I of this article looked at how CoAP, an application protocol designed for IoT, can help overcome device-sides constraints like battery capacity, CPU, memory, and data reporting issues using lossy, high-latency LPWANs, and server resources as efficiently as…

Earth Day.

Earth Day, IoT, & Sustainability

Earth Day, IoT and Sustainability As we near Covid-19’s first anniversary and today is Earth Day, it is a good moment to take stock of what we are grateful for, what has changed, the challenges before us, and how IoT can help improve our situation. Like many of you, Covid-19 has altered my life perspective.…

IoT objects connected by a device

How Plug and Play is Key to Bringing IoT into the Future

This article originally appeared on IoT for All.   Back in 1995 and 1998, Microsoft and Intel respectively introduced the concept of Windows Plug and Play and Universal Serial Bus (USB) on PCs. What happened? PnP and USB thankfully made it so even my mother could replace a mouse. Reducing the complexity, time, specialization, cost,…

IoT firmware updates security

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Firmware Updates

This article originally appeared on IoT for All.   The market is starting to figure out what our customers have known for a long-time, firmware updates, the ability to modify devices operations, is a foundational device management service.   Firmware Updates Why? Firmware updates future-proof IoT solutions in a world where change is perhaps the…

IoT connected objects over a smart city

CoAP is Cool: Building Sustainable LPWAN Solutions

This article was originally posted on IoT for All.   CoAP is cool. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying CoAP is better than MQTT or any protocol, but CoAP is the right tool for IoT solutions using LPWAN for connectivity.   CoAP Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) or RFC 7252, as the IETF calls it, is…

How Device Management Reduces IoT Costs?

How lean can you go is a common theme for smart metering, smart lighting, logistics, and other massive IoT solutions. From device cost to bytes per message to security practices to energy-efficiency, examining every last detail is necessary when “success” comes down to controlling costs. At its most fundamental level, device management is about unlocking…

Happy Holidays 2020

2020 in Review

As 2020 ends, IoTerop’s first thoughts go out to those who suffered a loss in 2020. Covid-19’s destructive path cost lives, savaging economies, and livelihoods along the way. Covid-19 is a solemn reminder of how fragile our world is. Think about 2020’s tipping point. A virus, so small we can’t see it with the naked…

Traxens shipping

Traxens IoT Logistics Use-Case

Traxens’ vision, like that of the collective logistics industry, is to provide 100% visibility in real-time from where goods are produced to the final destination. Traxens’ container cargo tracking solution increases supply chain visibility, helping organizations more nimbly manage their increasingly thin, worldwide supply-chains. Using the IOWA SDK supports Traxens’ ambitious product strategy, cutting time-to-market.…

Smart Grid

Electricity’s Brave New, Greener World

This blog originally appeared on IoT Business News on September 3, 2020.  The future is greener. The most exciting aspect of my job is meeting innovative companies like Beoga and understanding how IoT can drive innovation. IoT devices will soon number in the tens of billions, but statistics are meaningless without context. Understanding how IoT is going…