Archive for January 2016

MQTT Now an ISO/IEC Standard

MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) v3.1.1 has just been made an ISO standard! OASIS, a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society, has announced that this key IoT protocol (MQTT 3.1.1) has now become an ISO / IEC standard (ISO is the International Organization for Standardization and IEC is the International…

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UPDATED – IoT Fuse MONTHLY LOCATION GUIDE for 21 Jan 2016

UPDATED – IoT Fuse MONTHLY LOCATION GUIDE for 21 Jan 2016 Location Address Updated Event Address – 555 Nicollet Mall 555 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN Note!  After 6PM the 6TH ST S entrance is locked (South Entrance).   You must enter on the Nicolette entrance (West Entrance), next to the Caribou Coffee, and then walk…

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IoT is Changing Industry Investment

Automation World’s David Greenfield penned this article about research from the Industrial Internet Consortium that points to how IoT is “turning the venture capital model upside down.” In part Greenfield writes: Last year, the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Thought Leadership Task Group commissioned a project with New England Partners to find out “what was changing, how companies…

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Complete Arduino #IoT WiFi Controller

Came across this fun Kickstarter project (via Geeky Gadgets) about an Arduino Wifi controller, perfect for IoT projects. It’s open source, provides a complete IoT PLC controller, and is all set to go when you open up the box.   Check out the Kickstarter project here

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Honeywell’s Connected HomeKit Thermostat

We’re always interested when a local Minnesota company innovates with IoT, especially if they’re a major organization like Honeywell. The Verge has a good article on their site about how Honeywell takes on Nest with a HomeKit thermostat and begins with this: If thermostats can be cool, Nest certainly makes the coolest. Its connected thermostat is…

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Wi-Fi HaLow Announced at CES

Wi-Fi HaLow was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Wi-Fi HaLow is a long-Range, low-Power Wi-Fi for IoT devices. The Wi-Fi Alliance has this overview of the new standard: With industry momentum mounting around a low power Wi-Fi® solution, Wi-Fi Alliance® has introduced Wi-Fi HaLow™ as the designation for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah…

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Communication Technologies for IoT

OpenSensors, an IoT company providing public and private infrastructure for real-time data, recently published a matrix of connected communication technologies that we thought you might find useful. How sensors communicate with the internet is a key aspect when conceiving of a connected project. There are a number of ways to connect your sensors to the…

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