Understanding WebRTC IoT in 2024

Google originally designed its Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) protocol for purely browser-based communication. However, I believe WebRTC is becoming an important option as a communication protocol for IoT devices as well.  Whether it’s smart home devices responding instantly to user commands or health care devices immediately transmitting critical patient data, WebRTC is now allowing […]

Guide to WebRTC vs. RTSP Video Streaming Protocols

WebRTC vs. RTSP for video streaming

What to Know About WebRTC vs. RTSP At the moment, there is a constantly increasing number of smart video cameras collecting and streaming video throughout the world. Of course, many of those cameras are used for security. In fact, the global video surveillance market is expected to reach $83 billion in the next five years. […]

What is WebRTC in Video Streaming?

A depiction of two browsers communicating peer-to-peer via the WebRTC protocol

Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) is a popular video streaming and voice communication protocol created by Google, and is a well known option for video surveillance and video conferencing. This blog post addresses such questions as: What is WebRTC? How does it work? And what are its top applications and use cases? The Basics of […]

A 2023 Guide to Raspberry Pi Prototyping

Raspberry PI prototyping

Prototyping a smart device on the road to production is complex, time consuming, and can seem overwhelming to anyone who has limited experience in configuring electronics. But we all have to start somewhere. So here’s what you need to know about how to perform Raspberry Pi prototyping in 2023, and the tools you can use […]

Kinesis vs. Kafka vs. Nabto: A Comprehensive Guide for Video Surveillance Enthusiasts

Kinesis vs. Kafka for P2P video streaming

Amazon Kinesis and Apache Kafka are both popular data streaming platforms. They offer similar features, but there are also some pretty noteworthy differences. These platforms cater to the burgeoning demand for real-time analysis in surveillance camera operations and IoT data streaming. Here’s what you should know about Kinesis vs. Kafka, their use cases, and how […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Industrial IoT Boards

Industrial IoT board

When it comes to the industrial sector, the Internet of Things looks very different from how it appears in the consumer world of smart homes or smart offices. The smart sensors that track temperatures on machines in a manufacturing plant are different from the ones in your smartwatch that monitor your heart rate, and they […]

Our Picks for the Five Best Microcontrollers for Industrial Applications

Industrial microcontroller for IoT

When we think of the Internet of Things (IoT), our imaginations are often limited to consumer applications: smart homes, smart transportation, smart offices, etc. However, these account for just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to IoT. Just beneath the surface lies a sprawling world of industrial IoT and industrial microcontrollers (MCUs). But just […]

Guide to Embedded Development Boards

Embedded System Board

The world of IoT has exploded over the past few years, with the number of connected devices worldwide surpassing 15 billion this year. Embedded system boards are the backbone of these electronic devices, providing the computing power, connectivity, and functionality required for, say, a smart thermometer or a smart security system.  In other words, these […]

A Complete Guide to Development Boards

IoT development board

IoT developers know how important it is to find not just what works, but what works best for a particular IoT use case. After all, a smart proximity sensor in an IoT security system is very different from a smart watch you might use to monitor your health, take calls, send messages, and more. The […]