The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclair

Episode 6

 

In broad strokes, the software required for an IoT deployment can be grouped into four classes: embedded software for sensors and gateways, networking or the IoT platform (communication, rules and sometimes interpretation) data management & analytics and of course the IoT application. In this episode of the IoT Inc Business Show, I discuss the first class, embedded software for sensors or more specifically sensor operating systems with Zach Shelby and the inevitable evolution of these disparate classes into an IoT software ecosystem.

 
In this episode of the IoT Inc Business Show, I discuss sensor operating systems with Zach Shelby and the inevitable evolution of these disparate classes into an IoT software ecosystem.
 

Zach is VP of Marketing for Internet of Things at ARM – but don’t let that fool you – he’s a serious techie at heart. He’s worked on IoT standards, cofounded the start-up, SenSiNode (acquired by ARM), where he acted as CEO and CTO and has co-authored a book on 6LowPAN with Carsten Bormann.

 

Today a substantial amount of time and money goes into stitching together the four classes of IoT software into a single Internet of Things product or service. Furthermore the software is usually written to a specific set of hardware and cloud interfaces. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were IoT ecosystems, like Android and iOS in the mobile space? Zach believe the trend for 2015 is the IoT software ecosystems. Me, I’m not as sure it will come that quickly but I like the idea. Listen to this episode to understand the business ramifications of sensor software today and the implications of upcoming IoT ecosystems.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • The complementary roles of standards bodies and IoT alliances/consortiums/groups
  • The three types of operating systems found in microcontrollers
  • Examples of the most popular low power operating systems today
  • The uniqueness of real-time operating systems and why they are going to be around for some time yet
  • The IoT software ecosystem
    • Definition
    • Functionality
    • Today’s choices and where more will come from in the future
  • Business advice on choosing your IoT software

 

 

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Episode 5

 

In part 1 we discussed the sensor selection process and the costs involved. If you haven’t listened to the last episode, you should but it’s not a prerequisite. In part 2 of my interview with Scott Nelson we finish talking sensor costs and move into sensor security, the untold risks when incorporating sensors and the expected evolutionary path sensor tech will take.

 
In part 2 of my interview with Scott Nelson we finish talking sensor costs and move into sensor security
 

Scott is Logic PD’s CTO and executive vice president. He has over 25 years of technology and product experience across a variety of industries. Over the last 10 years, Scott has been helping to define and develop Logic PD’s connected device offerings – and has experience in delivering solutions from design and engineering all the way through manufacturing and aftermarket services.

 

The biggest risk a company faces when incorporating IoT into their products or deploying it into their processes, is not having an airtight plan before doing so. The Requirements Document is the single biggest responsibility of the company and has the biggest impact in reducing risk. Dovetailing from the IoT Business Plan, the Requirement Doc provides all partners involved a clear picture of what is needed.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • The best places on the Internet to find sensor
  • Why there are not as many wireless sensor available today as you would expect
  • Major cost considerations when purchasing sensors
  • Security issues to consider when purchasing sensors
  • Three motivations for sensor security
  • Risks to consider when purchasing sensors
  • Why it’s so important for the customer to develop a solid IoT requirements doc
  • The future of sensors – in hardware and software

 

 

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