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IoT Embedded Blog Review – Week of Feb 1, 2015

Connected Cars, Wireless is IoT Key, Embedded vNext, Big Data, IIoT Human Impact, FTC IoT Watchdog, IoT By Any Other Name, B&B Electronics, Tele2/Aerea Deal

By Sally Bixby, Web Editor

Atmel staff reports 1 in 5 cars will be connected by 2020, with wireless network connection. James Hines, Gartner Research Director says “the increased consumption and creation of digital content within the vehicle will drive (no pun) the need for more sophisticated infotainment systems, creating opportunities ….”. Lots of valuable info in this article beyond the beep-beep:

image credit: Atmel

image credit: Atmel

Intelligent and Connected: Wireless is Key to the IoT from Gary Atkinson, ARM’s Director of Emerging Technologies blog on ARM Connected Community. Gary talks in some depth about several crucial reasons why, and it might surprise you.

Embedded vNext: Internet of Things on e101 from Sam Phung. This VP at ICOP Technology hits on what’s new in the IoT trends that we have not already done, i.e. IoT device.

Two hot topics in The Big Data Mistake in the Internet of Things from Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes. He asks ‘after all, the secret to the IoT is just “data” itself, isn’t it?’ Read about the secret key to the IoT and the deeply unsexy predictive petabytes (okay, maybe it sounds a little bit sexy).

Bruno Berthon at TechCrunch gives us The Human Impact of The Industrial Internet of Things.  He questions whether some companies can get ahead of organizational change that will otherwise be forced on them, as digital technology reverses recent trends. Is your company aligned correctly?

Saw this coming … The IoT just got a Watchdog: FTC issues official report, as shared by ars technica’ Megan Geuss. Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced the FTC’s latest initiative: watching the IoT for privacy violations. The commission issued a report (see article) pointing out a number of best practices that the nascent IoT industry will be expected to follow.  Share – discuss.

At a recent embedded computing show (Freescale brought their big rig IoT Innovation showcase which was pretty cool, I might add) there was a lot of discussion about what seemed to be an innocent topic. Here, EETimes Bernard Cole touches on the subject in “Namedropping: The Many Names of Internet of Things” and how no one can agree on exactly what it means. A rose by any other name.  For a peek inside Freescale’s IoT Rig:

A market re-face has been announced for the industrial device networking hardware company, formerly known as B&B Electronics. It’s now B+B SmartWorx. IoT Journal’s Mary Catherine O’Connor tells us they’ve also announced a large network of ecosystem partners. Click to find out more.

Tele2, Swedish operator signs deal with Aerea, Dutch Sigfox IoT Network with the expectation of lowering the cost of providing connectivity for those devices in the Netherlands. Stacey Higginbotham at Gigaom writes that having Tele2 now offer both a cellular and an IoT piece of the puzzle offers a more compelling option while legitimizing Sigfox’s technology – a big step for the French startup.

* February 13 is the #IoT Valentine’s Day – connect with something or someone new

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