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Networking, IoT and WiFi 101

Jun 20, 2018 Admin

Understanding your WiFi network and how to successfully get your IoT device on to your network can be tricky for the uninitiated. In this guide you’ll learn some networking basics to help you along.   Read this article »

Has Verizon just signed a death warrant for Sigfox and Lora?

May 28, 2018 Admin

In an emerging market initially there tends to be a glut of vendors, a plethora of early adopters who have spotted the opportunity to get in on the ground floor. But as the market matures, vendor numbers dwindle until typically only a handful remain.  Read this article »

What is MQTT? A beginners guide in plain English

Apr 20, 2018 Admin

As you dig into the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and it’s subset the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) you’ll encounter many abbreviations (like the two in this sentence). These get thrown around in a manner that assumes you already know what they mean and what they do. This can be frustrating, so let’s begin decoding these terms.  Read this article »

Budget Trends in Industrial Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mar 23, 2018 Admin

This infographic provides insights into how marketers targeting technical prospects in the manufacturing, software and engineer sectors are allocating their budgets, the channels they are using and the results they are getting.
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How Engineers Find Information [INFOGRAPHIC]

Feb 27, 2018 Admin

This infographic reveals the information consumption habits of engineers during a buying cycle. It shows how they consume engineering content to help them make buying decisions.  Read this article »

The drastic limitations of Sigfox and LoRa that nobody is talking about

Feb 09, 2018 Admin

In the last year there has been much discussion about the increasing demand for low power long-range wireless devices to serve the need of the emerging IIoT market. This technology is collectively known as LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) and the main players (and unsurprisingly, those making the most noise) in this category are Sigfox, LoRa, CAT-M1 and NB-IOT technology. While evangelists for these respective technologies naturally claim that theirs is the one true solution, all is not as it seems.  Read this article »

Can the IIoT save the water and wastewater industries?

Oct 19, 2017 Admin

Public utilities are in a sorry state in many U.S. cities, no more so than in the water and wastewater sectors. Due to restricted spending and the “invisible” nature of the problems related to the water industry, investment has been deferred for years and the infrastructure has been bereft of the care and attention it so desperately needs.  Read this article »

SCADA systems vs IIoT solutions

Jun 02, 2017 Admin

Over the last 12 months I have consulted on many IIoT projects for industrial companies across the U.S. These companies have varied from value-added distributors to systems integrators to end users.   Read this article »

Why Cloud Edge Processing is the future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Mar 27, 2017 Admin

As the Industrial Internet of Things marches forever closer, companies are looking at tangible ways to their improve their workflow, productivity and efficiency.  Read this article »

Smaller is bigger: introducing the Zen RTU Mini SCADA RTU

Feb 24, 2017 Admin

If you need to get multiple signals from various types of sensors into a PLC or SCADA system and you're pushed for space, specify the new Zen RTU Mini from Define Instruments.   Read this article »