.. IPv6 has too much overhead for the vast majority of IoT devices.
In general, each eel farm has twenty to sixty water tanks, each measuring 6m in diameter. Eel farming is a high value-added business, but the farming requires farmers to arrange human resources to manually observe several indicators of each tank all the time including water temperature, dissolved oxygen and pH (every two hours and six hours for the young fish and grown ones respectively) as even minor changes in the environment such as a sudden temperature change, oxygen deficiency or water pollution are fatal to eels.
Sensors aren’t new to silos and loading equipment, but TempuTech wanted a better way to connect all these sensors and help farmers and facility managers make sense of the data.
The company drew up plans for the kind of application it wanted to build, but it wasn’t until it stumbled upon GE’s Equipment Insight infrastructure-as-a-service offering that it found a practical way to build it.
GE estimating that the “Industrial Internet” has the potential to add $10 to $15 trillion (with a “T”) to global GDP over the next 20 years,
and Cisco increasing to $19 trillion its forecast for the economic value created by the “Internet of Everything” in the year 2020.
These mind-blowing estimates from companies developing and selling IoT-related products and services, no doubt have helped fuel the media frenzy.
But what do the professional prognosticators say?
.. most emerging technologies go through a natural process in which they are triggered by some innovation, then they rise to a peak of inflated expectations. As the technologies mature, markets generally become disillusioned by them ..
.. as we start connecting everything we touch to networks, the risks will rise by orders of magnitude – especially as criminals and governments infect and alter everyday devices.
Reliably scaling the data capture and its usage is the real challenge, and
if or when it goes wrong, “Garbage in, Garbage out” (GiGo) will be the least of all concerns.
“From a networking perspective, the IoT is a mess and will remain so”
The IIC is open to any business, organization or entity with an interest in accelerating the Industrial Internet.
The Intel Industrial Solutions Systems Consolidation Series bundles together
an embedded computer with an Intel Core i7 processor and
pre-integrated virtualization software stack, which includes
Wind River Hypervisor, pre-configured to support three partitions,
running Wind River VxWorks for real-time applications and
Wind River Linux 5.0 for non-rea-time applications.
.. smart LED is not the same as Li-Fi (light fidelity) – another emerging technology, which uses lightwaves to send data at faster speeds than traditional Wi-Fi.
“This is about sending information from a luminaire to a recipient via the X/Y co-ordinates in a grid.”
“It’s an intelligent LED lighting system. It is not looking at making bandwidth available.”
“Home security systems, thermostat controls, lock controls, opening and closing the garage, the lights, info on the fire alarms…basically anything that is there can now be controlled via a Wi-Fi network.”
“In a home environment, the average person doesn’t even have a password on their cell phone, which they’re going to be connecting to their home systems.”
In other words, you only get to drink the coffee we say you can!
I also don’t want my credit cards or banking account hacked because I have some freaking high-tech IP-enabled toothbrush that transmits my gum health to my dentist.