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Posted On July 11, 2016By Christian JakobIn all, Cloud, Internet of Things

SIGFOX And MAREN – It Takes Two To Tango

When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), we are not going to get away from the fact that we also have to talk about sensors and connectivity too. In order for an IoT device to carry out a certain command, it needs information first. Information that will be caught by the components responsible to collect data about motion, luminosity, humidity or temperature for instance. In one of our earlier blogs we introduced you our sensor hub platform MAREN already. In this article we want to focus on itsRead More
Circuits Engineering
Industry 4.0 technology has a huge impact on the automation of machines and industrial equipment and will continue to influence industrial systems even stronger in the future. However it won’t trigger a reinvention of automation and interconnectivity. Having said that the evolution which will take place instead will create new production set-ups and options as well as business opportunities which we will need to approach with new concepts and descriptive models in order to keep up with future developments. So far the classic model of automation technology which classifies devicesRead More
Right now we are experiencing the fourth industrial revolution. The introduction of the Internet along with sophisticated semiconductor technology and precise and affordable sensors paved the way for the IoT and big data which are fuelling a radical change often referred to as “Industry 4.0”. We reached a turning point and in order to stay successful we need to predict the future for industrial IoT (IIoT) applications as accurately as possible. Surprisingly when it comes to digitalisation we can learn a lot from the music industry which has already goneRead More

Posted On December 16, 2014By Kai SchmidtIn Big Data, Cloud, Technology

Cloud Technology – A Crash Course

Cloud technology is a vital part of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) – but what is the cloud? The Cloud is based on data centres, whose data memory, high-performance processors and network technology provide the hardware on which the Cloud provisions are built. Users of Cloud solutions access these resources via the Internet in order to offer their services to end users in the shape of infrastructure, software or platform solutions. A data centre can of course also be used as a solution provider, just like aRead More
It used to be so simple. The Cloud was where everyone stored their digital lives. Then it all changed. In what seems like an impossibly short space of time, the Cloud landscape has evolved from the simple Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) into a matrix of hosted apps and connected components, covering pretty much every imaginable aspect of the Cloud. At the heart of this movement is 43-year-old Hugo Fiennes, formerly of Apple and now CEO of Electric Imp,Read More
The first day of the electronica 2014 is over and it has been a great time. We are looking forward to the next three days. For everyone that missed the show today, we created this little summary and a first overview of our booth. We are present in hall A5 booth 575, here is what it looks like: IoT and Vertical Segments @Electronica EBV presents comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) solutions which highly profit from our Vertical Segment structure. Connecting a lot of devices via the cloud or directly, for example via Bluetooth,Read More
In my last Blog “The Smart Home Game Part I – it’s on!” I have already described the three main challenges of the rising smart home market: the disagreement on a communication standard, the inadequate security of the networks and the chaos of companies from start ups to industry giants in the field. These problems actually started to make the trend a little boring as no one really seemed to ask the right persons for a solution: the consumers. Things changed when Apple announced their HomeKit. With this framework the company thoughtRead More
The success of the smart home movement is just a question of time, whereas the winners of the “game” are a question of us, the consumers. If you followed the topic over the past years, what you will have in mind are probably the constant debates about which is the best communication standard and about the vulnerability of the networks. Also you will remember some press releases and statements like the one from Google’s Larry Page after acquiring Nest, who said “We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countriesRead More
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the “rockstar” of business trends these days. It is the number one in Gartner’s Hype Cycle, expected to grow to 26 billion devices by 2020. The IoT is further expected to generate an incremental supplier revenue contribution of around $309 billion and an economic value-add (which represents the aggregate benefits that businesses derive through the sale and usage of IoT technology) of $1.9 trillion across sectors in 6 years from now. The outlook is bright, however there are not only endless possibilities but alsoRead More