OpenSensors today announced a new educational offering called “IoT University” that is designed to offer practical insights as the Internet of Things (IoT) is reaching maturity an wider deployment. Here are some details from their announcement
Announcing the IoT University
IoT is reaching maturity and wide spread usage. Over the last year, we have seen implementations in industries such as commercial buildings, industrial iot and mobility. We realize to many IoT still remains a mystery and a buzz word. IoT is new and complex. Our IoT starter course will send a simple, clear explanation of a topic direct to your inbox each day for 5 days.
You can register at https://university.opensensors.io/university/
Learn how to choose the best connectivity network for your project
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 internet dependent upon the needs and limitations of a particular project. Key aspects when considering network connectivity:
- Range – are you deploying to a single office floor or an entire city?
- Data Rate – how much bandwidth do you require? How often does your data change?
- Power – is your sensor running on mains or battery?
- Frequency – have you considered channel blocking and signal interference?
- Security – will your sensors be supporting mission critical applications?
To see a full matrix of common communication technologies that you can choose from–including their tradeoffs–see https://www.opensensors.io/connectivity
“The Internet of Things in Practice” by Yodit Stanton
“We are at the dawn of an age of connected things, Internet of Things (IOT), some predict that there will be 25 billion new connected devices over the new few years. In this talk, we will peel away the hype and talk about the practicalities of managing IOT at scale. We will explore the protocols, the message queues and the eternal problem of standards.
This talk will be a practical one where we will a demonstrate the ingestion and processing of IoT data using azondi, our open source IOT message processing engine, built in Clojure using Netty and implementing the LMAX reactor model.”
Description of “The Internet of Things in Practice” by Yodit Stanton at Strangeloop 2014
Our Support of OpenSensors
We have assisted Yodit Stanton and the team at OpenSensors since early 2016. Our primary focus has been on helping the refine their sales process. We have helped the team to gather, organize, and analyze feedback from clients and prospects. We are excited by their new IoT University offering and believe it will cut through the escalating hype around IoT to offer pragmatic guidance for planning both the technical and business aspects of new deployments. The team brings considerable expertise in designing and deploying real time monitoring systems for a variety of applications.