Brand new connected home over IP (CHIP) standards from the Zigbee Alliance are set to give frustrated smart home owners the ease of use, security, and interoperability they demand. But not before Jeremy Cowan and his guests Steve Hanna of Infineon and journalist Dave Howell tackle the messy issues of Elon Musk and pigs’ brains, anti-COVID wearables, and ‘smart motorways’ that are just dumb!
In light of the current pandemic, global technology market advisory firm ABI Research estimates that Connected Home devices could see a 30% year-on-year sales surge in the coming months. Not only this, says Daniel Egger, Axiros GmbH and Project Stream Lead for Broadband User Services (BUS) Data Modeling Project Stream, smart home devices are expected to overtake smartphones by 2021, with the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices predicted to reach more than 50 billion devices, according to Strategy analytics. (more…)
Many enterprises already employ artificial intelligence (AI) and bots to search for threats and high-risk environments in their own networks and within internal software. But unfortunately, says John Briar, COO and co-founder of BotRx, cyber criminals are seeing the value of AI-powered bots too. (more…)
While initially concerned at the impact of remote work mandated as part of COVID-19 safe working practices, many industrial leaders were encouraged to find the use of manufacturing executions systems (MESs) and plant data repositories (Historians) reduced the challenge of maintaining effective control of production from afar. (more…)
Matt Hatton of Transforma Insights tells the Tech Trends Pod host, Jeremy Cowan about 7 ways to harness ArtificiaI Intelligence, IoT and other disruptive technologies for your competitive advantage. Journalist Nick Booth reports that academics are forecasting chipsets made for the edge will overtake AI chipsets for the cloud in 5 years’ time. While Jeremy’s still wondering why Russia’s COVID vaccine wasn’t good enough for its President. Just Putin that out there.
Why should I increase the display resolution? Integrating a higher resolution display is a popular upgrade path for today’s embedded products, says David Roberts, business manager, at Anders. This is to meet the ever-increasing expectations of end users spoiled by the latest smartphones. (more…)
Everything that gets stored, shipped or delivered spends some time on or in a crate, pallet, bin or some other container. While recent years have seen a shift away from single-use, one-way platforms and containers towards those designed for multiple use, more can be done to increase sustainability within the logistics industry. For example, says Damien Stephens, associate vice president – Mobility & IoT at Tata Communications, each year 10% to 40% of the supply chain assets disappear, almost without any trace. (more…)
A recent market research study predicts that the global telehealth software market will surge at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% between the forecast years of 2020 and 2030. Use of information and communication technologies in support of healthcare delivery is poised to become indispensable, says Dhaval Kate, research manager Electronics, Semiconductors, and ICT at Future Market Insights.
Innovations in the field of mobile application are making digital programs available for use on cell phones, personal digital assistants, smart watches, and tablets, says Tarun Nagar, the founder & CEO of Dev Technosys. (more…)
Water companies in England and Wales oversee networks of more than 335,000 km of pipes, with around 24 million connections to homes and industrial properties, says Pete Goodwin, account director, Smart Water, Arqiva. Every year these organisations aim to improve the services they deliver across these vast networks, with ambitious leakage improvement targets increasingly at the top of the priority list. (more…)