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The Future of IoT in Solar Energy

Solar is the fastest-growing renewable energy source in the world, increasing in worldwide capacity by an average of 40 percent every year. Many energy companies are expanding to offer solar, which is among the most energy-efficient and lucrative sources of renewable electricity on the market.  Today, solar energy companies have more options than ever before for making the most out of their equipment. Harnessing the power of the IoT can resolve common challenges associated with complex energy grids and make it far easier to manage panels and energy output. For solar energy companies, installing an IoT system will help meet customers’ demands and improve overall efficiency. Challenges  While it has many advantages, solar power can be a challenge for energy companies when it comes to management. To start, you need to connect solar panels to the utility grid. You also need to ensure that your cellular modules, gateways and web platforms are all integrated properly, witho

Narrowband – IOT

Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) is a new technology standard, designed to broaden the future of IoT connectivity. Ratified by the 3GPP, a telecoms standards body which works to develop future generation wireless technologies, NB-IoT will soon be deployed by operators across the globe.The technology was developed to enable efficient communication and long battery life for mass distributed devices across wide geographical footprints and deep within the urban infrastructure. In other words, (NB‑IoT) is a new way of communicating with “things” that require small amounts of data, over long periods, in hard to reach places. Narrowband IoT (NB‑IoT), also known as LTE Cat NB1, is a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology that works virtually anywhere. It connects devices more simply and efficiently on already established mobile networks and handles small amounts of fairly infrequent 2‑way data, securely and reliably. And the best is, it provides: very low power consumption excellent ext

Top 10 skills needed to be an IoT Professional

IoT is the next big thing in the digital world and in order to make IoT a success, professionals with skill sets necessary for the functioning of IoT will be required. Hence we present the top 10 skills that a professional needs to enter the world of IoT. 1. Embedded systems The “things” component in IoT is essentially electronic or electromechanical devices. Devices that are able to measure, perceive or react to the environment around them. Think of these devices as having some bit of computational ability to measure using sensors and then transmit the signal from these sensors. That’s where knowledge of embedded systems come handy, and is the most needed skillset for IoT. Embedded system (within IoT) refers to a system where there are items and objects with sensors embedded in them, which are connected to the web and hence are able to communicate among themselves and with us. So having knowledge in areas of embedded systems electronics design, fabrication technologies, measurem

Ways in which IoT redefines customer experience

IoT ( Internet of Things ) famously defined as the digitization of people, objects, and environment to empower innovation, foster visibility and improves the quality of decision making. In layman terms, IOT refers to connecting multiple devices to expand the reachability and usability of such devices to interact with high volumes of data. A typical example of IOT includes the insertion of sensors in the cars to track usage based insurance by the insurance providers. A predominant example of IOT is Amazon’s Alexa. Alexa is the personal assistant developed by Amazon to perform a set of functionalities by recognizing your voice. Alexa can manage multiple services like playing your favorite music to booking your appointments for the day. Alexa also helps you to check your bank account balance, and transfer funds without a third level of authentication. This mechanism enabled by IoT connects your voice response to your device which is enabled by authenticating the user with bank’

How Will IoT Impact the Insurance Industry?

The Internet of Things will disrupt and impact many industries, from automotive to healthcare to energy and beyond. One industry that is already being redefined by IoT, but we don’t usually think of as such, is the insurance industry. How will insurance providers change their offerings when we all own self-driving cars ? How will the massive amounts of data from a manufacturing floor influence workers comp and industrial risk? If everyone one day uses wearable, health monitoring devices, how will insurers determine rates and provide health insurance to their customers? What about home insurance for a connected home? At the Insurance IoT USA Summit event in Chicago, panelists and keynotes set out to answer these questions and more. Read on for the main takeaways and insights from the event. Opportunity & Challenges with Connected Insurance The three main business challenges for companies working to build Insurance IoT products will be: Business Model Desi

The top 20 industrial IoT applications

The term “Industrie 4.0” heralds the coming of a new industrial revolution through smart manufacturing. The term “ industrial Internet of Things ” has a more muted-sounding promise of driving operational efficiencies through automation, connectivity and analytics. But the focus of IIoT — on industry at large — is broader. Here, we take a comprehensive view, rounding up 20 IIoT leaders and pioneers, drawing on the feedback from industry analysts and consultants. The focus here is not on vendors offering, say, a cloud-based platform for monitoring industrial machines but on the companies that themselves are using IIoT technology to drive their business forward. For the sake of this feature, we focus on organizations that use connected technology in tandem with cloud-based analytics to drive efficiencies and launch new business models. We concentrate on organizations that focus on logistics , agriculture and traditional “hard-hat” undertakings such as construction, manufacturing, m