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Month: April 2016

TheThingsNetwork meets scriptr;

To realize the dream of the Internet of Things, we need an ubiquitous IoT data network. While smart dishwashers and smart garage doors can connect via a home’s WiFi network, many IoT devices are out of range of existing wired or WiFi networks. Cellular and satellite networks have excellent coverage, but are costly in terms of airtime fees and power.The Internet of Things demands an outdoor, long-range, and low-power data network solution. Recent developments in LoRaWAN radio technology allows low-power sensors to connect to distant internet gateways over free-to-use radio spectrum. Several competing commercial LoRaWAN providers now exist, or...

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Hacking Nest with Voice Control at HackRU

This past Saturday, April 16, we sponsored the HackRU hackathon at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. We hacked all night alongside the 1000 students who attended the event inside the Rutgers Athletic Stadium. We brought tons of hardware to play with — Multitech LoRa gateways and motes connected to The Things Network, tons of sensors, and Espruinos. We brought some easy to deploy libraries for quick connections to services like InitialState and Wit.ai. The event was a great opportunity to get our solderin’ on, experiment with up and coming tech, and demo Scriptr to the hordes. The next...

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The SmartConnected Roadshow NYC – Mar 25 2016

On March, 25 2016, we had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the IoTCentral Meetup, SmartConnected Roadshow in NYC . The presentations focused around how IoT and telecom are “becoming an integral part in key industries such as energy, logistics, healthcare, consumer electronics, manufacturing and building automation.” CEO Rabih Nassar, and CSO Tom Gilley presented scriptr.io emphasizing on interoperability challenges & opportunities between connected devices platforms and how scriptr.io simplifies that process. scriptr.io provides an elegant and efficient interoperability solution for protocol conversion, data filtering, data transformation, business rules application and social & enterprise integration. You can...

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Dredging the Internet of Swamps

It’d be pretty hard right now to show someone an Internet of Things if you see the Internet as a vast interconnected system of flowing information. I used to get my grad students excited with stuff like “We’re going to put HEARTS on the Internet!” — as in, the heart muscle via some embedded connected device. Heart data, in all of its various forms individually and aggregated across populations could have almost infinite utility if it could be plucked out of the air on demand. But alas, hearts will never quite be “on the Internet” — and by that...

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