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TI Targets Internet-of-Things Set-Up

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naperlou
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Printers??
naperlou   6/24/2013 11:20:02 AM
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Chuck, you mention printers multiple times in your article.  Who uses those anymore?  I don't think that the IoT was targeted at printers.  Those have been around for a long time and the connections between the network and the printer is a pretty well established thing.  I really don't want my refrigator to print out an alert at 2AM. 

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Re: Printers??
a.saji   6/24/2013 11:30:20 AM
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@naperlou: Good point and agreed, but what I find more interesting about printers is the latest 3D printing facility. That can be more useful for many things in the future.    

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Re: Printers??
NadineJ   6/24/2013 6:08:07 PM
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That's funny, naperlou!  I think printers are still important.  Many don't trust the web and want something tangible, especially when money is involved.

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Targeting IoT Apps
apresher   6/24/2013 9:19:29 PM
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Maybe one of the reasons printers have come up so often is related to the difficulties of envisioning how this technology will be useful (not that it won't) in practice.  The ability of millions of NFC-equipped devices to communicate is a capability but it will be interesting how this translates into usefuls apps.  Lots of possibilities.

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far911   6/25/2013 7:23:55 AM
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Printers are still important in the workplace where tangible returns are of interest. 

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Re: Printers??
Noswad   6/25/2013 9:21:55 AM
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Did I read the same article? I oonly saw printers mentioned once. I think printers are still used quite often. If not then the stores like Best Buy would not sell them. Last time I was in there, they had a good selection to choose from. I guess they are in there for decorations.

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bobjengr   6/25/2013 7:03:43 PM
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Great post Charles.  The most encouraging statement was as follows:  "Setting up those connected systems to the everyday things in our lives can be tedious," Pradhan told us. "There's always a load of instructions that need to go back and forth between the router and the device. NFC, at a very fundamental level, makes it all easier."   The word easier is  most appealing.  I'm one of those guys who enjoys the outcome of the "new hardware" and not the labor going into setting up the device or devices.  Welcome advance in technology. 

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Charles Murray   6/25/2013 8:07:45 PM
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I agree, bobjengr. A lot of the labor ends up being software-related, which I find endlessly frustrating.

Elizabeth M
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NFC--interesting choice
Elizabeth M   6/26/2013 5:34:19 AM
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TI is making an interesting choice here in choosing NFC for its connectivity but I think it makes good sense. As the TI's Pradhan points out, it should make getting all these things linked up a bit easier. I think the idea of connectivity is daunting for alot of device users/makers, and simplifying it will make the IoT become less an idea and more of a reality that much quicker.

Charles Murray
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Re: NFC--interesting choice
Charles Murray   6/27/2013 8:01:13 PM
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Good point, Liz. Even for those who are software savvy, set-up can be time-consuming, if not frustrating.

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