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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a business enabler and a global success story. As a matter of fact, we now have smart connected IoT endpoints which are allowing us to monitor and control remote locations or objects. IoT solutions can replace inefficient manual processes, save cost and improve quality.
But IoT is everywhere, and business opportunities are unlimited. Cellular networks like NB-IoT or LTE-M are tailored to the requirements of typical IoT application scenarios and provide global data connectivity everywhere on this planet – at reasonable cost. This is fuel for innovation, inspiring the industry to create new IoT use cases in different application areas, most of the aiming at high-volume markets like connected cars, smart grids, home-automation, “quantified self”, etc.
Most IoT applications and rollouts require tailored endpoint devices for field deployment. They are specific networked sensing devices with dedicated processing capabilities and storage, most of the them will have to be battery-driven. Good news is that the embedded system design of a smart IoT endpoint device has never been easier because most essential hard-and software building blocks are offered as standard products, i.e. there is no need to develop everything from scratch.
Here, at Heins-IoT.com, corresponding technical/marketing resources and tools will be presented – in an effort to support IoT enthusiasts on their way to convert their project ideas into reality. Stay tuned :-).