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…

MQTT-and-CoAP

IoT Protocol Comparison–CoAP and MQTT

Choosing a protocol is a strategic choice. Before looking at protocols, however, start by asking yourself a few simple project questions: What kind of IoT are you going to be doing? Small deployments or larger, geographically dispersed deployments? Will you be using LPWANs or other networks? How much security is responsible? Is device battery life…

Three Scalability Issues Affecting Adoption

“You can see the stars and still not see the light.” — The Eagles, Already Gone, 1974 Years of experience in technology have taught me a few hard lessons. The first lesson is that new technology is often over-hyped, forgetting that technology is a means, with business being the goal. As adoption begins, those steadfast…

Preparing for the Expected

IoT Security: Preparing for the Expected

If you follow technology, human nature, or have gone to a parent-teacher meeting, you know how rare people agree. With global spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) already measured in the billions, we see near unanimity on the following points: IoT’s potential is enormous. Capturing-and-acting on data will unlock tremendous value.  IoT devices will…

IoT Roadmap

Why Include Device Management in your IoT Roadmap

Not so long-ago Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) became the common language between clients and servers, enabling the modern web. This open standard we don’t even think about today has become the backbone of the now indispensable Internet. While we don’t give HTTP a second thought, we would be “virtually” lost without it. Just like the…

Smart Logistics

Traxens Selects IoTerop’s IOWA for Logistics Solutions

With the rapid growth of e-commerce, most products we use in our day-to-day life are shipped by air, sea, rail, and ground. To keep ahead of the competition, increase efficiency, optimize delivery, and reduce costs, T&L companies have already entered the digital era and embraced smart data’s potential. Thanks to IoT, software solutions combined with…

Interoperability

IoT World Paris Roundtable Discusses Device Management

Hatem Oueslati, IoTerop CEO, didn’t mince words at the IoT World Paris roundtable discussions reminding us that “One of the biggest challenges we are facing now is the interoperability between the various devices and systems in use.” Indeed, managing, deploying, and upgrading billions of devices from different manufacturers requires developing standards that support interoperability, security,…