Author Archives: Carsten Gregersen

5 Reasons Why You Should Prototype Your IoT Device

Materializing an idea, concept, or plan is often difficult. The process of going from a planning phase in which everything theoretically works perfectly to a finished product is almost always more challenging than expected. This is especially true in the world of IoT. When launching a new IoT project, any experienced IoT developer will tell […]

MQTT vs. REST in IoT [Which Should You Choose?]

The Internet of Things IoT allows you to automate processes and make things more efficient in any context. However, none of this would be possible if you could not communicate with devices.  In order to do that, a form of language must be established to create a mutual understanding between client and device. That’s where […]

What is SSH Tunneling? (And a Better Alternative for IoT Devices)

If you’re looking to communicate with a Linux device while in a different network, it can be difficult to do so without exposing your device on the public internet. This may put your data at risk – especially if you’re running your IoT device through the cloud.  Thankfully, you can navigate around this by setting […]

IoT Device Authentication Methods Comparison [Developers Guide]

The growth of the Internet of Things is undeniable. Over the last decade, a number of small and low-powered IoT devices have emerged on the market. This has helped solve headaches for workers across several different industries and made our everyday lives a lot easier.  However, this growth has also brought new challenges to IoT […]

Bare Metal vs. RTOS vs. OS: What’s the Best for Your IoT Solution?

When developing a new IoT device or system, one of the earliest and most important decisions you’ll need to make is what kind of operating system it’s going to run off. In this scenario, It’s normally a case of RTOS vs. OS. However, a lot of IoT developers go down an old-school route and opt […]

How to Overcome IoT Security & Privacy Challenges

The world of IoT is getting bigger and bigger. And while this makes our lives much easier, it’s also leaving our personal information and data privacy at risk. You may be reading this and wonder why security and privacy in IoT are so important? Well, the more we’re connected to the world of the Internet […]

Websocket vs. MQTT vs. CoAP: Which is the Best Protocol?

Choosing the most appropriate IoT protocol for your project can be difficult. There’s so much choice out there, and each of them has its own strengths and weaknesses.  We’re here to help you choose the right IoT protocol for your stack by analyzing three of the biggest protocols available to developers:  Websocket MQTT CoAP We’ll […]

A Complete Guide to IoT Protocols & Standards In 2021

IoT protocols are an integral part of the IoT technology stack. Without IoT protocols and standards, hardware would be deemed useless. This is because IoT protocols enable hardware to exchange data. And, out of these transferred pieces of data, useful information can be extracted by the end-user.  IoT protocols and standards are often overlooked when […]

A Guide to Renesas WiFI Modules and MCUs for IoT

Renesas is a Japanese semiconductor manufacturing giant within the IoT industry. With operations in 20 countries, they’re one of the biggest producers of microcontrollers in the world. Moreover, Renesa MCUs/MPUs and WiFi modules are extremely user friendly. They’re designed to enable easy connection from an embedded system to cloud servers and RTOS platforms such as […]

How to Develop IoT Apps [An Expert Guide by an IoT Developer]

IoT mobile app development is now a required front end layer with almost all consumer IoT products. While a web-based UI will often be sufficient for industrial or enterprise-grade IoT devices, most manufacturers will have a hard time selling a consumer IoT device that can’t be controlled by the user’s smartphone. Therefore, figuring out how […]