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.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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