The smartwatch technology world has a beautiful example of how the failure of an IoT device to communicate with other devices from different manufacturers could compromise everything. I am talking about the Samsung Gear. The smartwatch could only communicate with a couple of high end Samsung smartphones and the result was that, as things stand now, very few people bought it and even fewer use it at all as an IoT device.
The standards are there for each individual gadget. In fact they have always been there. But these are mere industry standards that only cover the minimum qualities that a device has to meet. When it comes to IoT devices though, setting the standards is a tricky affair since there is practically no limit to the number of gadgets in the house and outside that can be turned into IoT devices and no limit to the devices with which they can be made to communicate. How do you set the standards for that?
Does a smart furnace system exist? I think it is a really good idea. It's easy to do too. I rarely turn my furnace on. I have electric heaters in specific rooms. Too expensive to heat an entire house when you only use 2 rooms.
Cabe, this is good news. There is no way for this tech to work without some sort of standard for everyone to follow. I really don't need to communicate with my dishwasher, etc. though...Not yet anyways.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
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