Recent Articles on #IoT and Wearables

  Here is list of recent articles that have caught our eye: Wearables will increasingly find their place in the enterprise http://wp.me/p5hvhT-6ZK4  The Revolution Will Be Worn http://buff.ly/1UuNgAe  4/5 companies have increased revenue by investing in #IoT http://bit.ly/1LHu37T  The #IoT is not just about #smarthomes anymore… ‘The Economy Of Things’ http://bit.ly/1QvIDzY  We are particularly interested in #enterprisewearables and will be tracking that emerging sector. For more visit our twitter account: https://twitter.com/CloudVentures  ...

Building out for the Internet of Things (IoT): Use Case #1

  Building out for the Internet of Things (IoT): A Use Case By Tom Chalker, CTO and Howard Oliver, Founder and CCO, What If What Next The Internet of Things promises ubiquity of services. Once physical devices are given an Internet identity then great things happen. People-friendly services can be attached to clumsy mechanical devices. Here’s an example of the transformative effect of IoT. Coin-Operated Laundry for the 21st century. We’ve all had to deal with a laundromat in a hotel, apartment building or even on a cruise ship. Once you found it, you can expect to visit that room half a dozen times after securing coins, waiting for a machine to become free, and eventually returning to find that the cycle has not quite completed. Laundromat technology has not progressed much since the 1960s. They are electro-mechanical machines connected to plumbing. However, the addition of a match-book sized Raspberry PI (a small computer that has WiFi connectivity and costs less than $20) transforms a washer or dryer into an information appliance. The intelligence does not reside in the PI, it is in the Cloud services that control it. There are at least four steps involved: 1. Electrical interfacing of the PI. This is a one-off design performed by an electronics technologist who understands how to connect the wires of the PI with other components such as relays and solenoids so that the PI can initiate and monitor the washing or drying process. This supplements (and ultimately replaces) the coin collection process. Clearly the technician must be on site to install this hardware. 2. Software is written for PI....