Kevin Benedict interviews Rob Tiffany and discusses the Industrial Internet of Things, Asset Avatars and Hitachi's Lumada platform.
Placing microcontrollers with LPWAN wireless and a big emergency button throughout a forest allows visitors to call for help if they're lost, injured or need to report a fire to the ranger station when cellular coverage isn't present.
Thrilled to see robtiffany.com included in this distinguished group of the world's top Internet of Things companies, news sites and individual IoT influencers and luminaries like Rob van Kranenburg, Peggy Smedley, Stacey Higginbotham and Scott Amyx.
Unlike many Industrial Internet and M2M systems, Consumer things typically communicate using the same technologies that power most of the Internet like HTTP and RESTful services.
To be successful in IoT, your platform must connect to as many things as possible which means your device SDKs must work with multiple embedded operating systems and support multiple programming languages.
In the real world, you can't count on ubiquitous wireless coverage and therefore your device SDK must be able to cache sensor data locally and perform retries due to network failures to ensure you have a reliable system.
An Internet of Things software development kit should facilitate secure data transmission by passing along a unique identifier for the device, a secure access token or certificate and by creating an encrypted tunnel via TLS.