Which is Better for IoT: Azure RTOS or FreeRTOS?

Every time an IoT developer starts thinking about choosing an operating system for a new device, there are a myriad of options available to muddy the waters. Many are from well-known providers, like FreeRTOS from Amazon and Azure RTOS from Microsoft or Zephyr RTOS from Linux, and they each have a number of features that […]

A Complete Guide to Zephyr vs. FreeRTOS in IoT

The vast majority of IoT devices rely on some form of RTOS, of which Zephyr and FreeRTOS are just two of many options. But they are by no means created equal, and there are some significant differences in the way they operate in IoT.  Let’s begin by talking about what an RTOS is and how […]

A Guide to Zephyr RTOS in IoT

Every IoT device needs an operating system of some kind, and developers are well-versed in the challenges of getting the right OS for the right use case. After all, a smart watch can’t offer the same kind of processing power as a laptop. The Zephyr operating system is one of the many options IoT developers […]

GStreamer for RTSP live feeds on iOS and Android

This post describes the challenges encountered and considerations done when having to implement new RTSP live video streaming apps for iOS and Android. And describes why we ended up using GStreamer and our experiences with that library. New Video Apps for Nabto Edge Needed! At Nabto we continually seek to improve our solutions and technology […]

ETSI EN 303 645: The Cybersecurity Standard for Consumer IoT Devices

With all the concern about data privacy and data safety today, IoT manufacturers have to up their game if they want to maintain consumer trust. Thankfully, the ETSI EN 303 645 cybersecurity standard for IoT devices ensures consumer data safety and gives manufacturers a way to prove their compliance. What exactly is this standard and […]

The Top Microcontroller Series for Your IoT Projects

Recently, we took an in-depth look at the major features of microcontrollers (MCUs), particularly for use in IoT projects—including why they matter and how to choose one.  In this follow up, we’re going to take a look at specific MCU products that you can use. Most microcontrollers come in a “series,” so we’ll look at […]

The 10 Best Development Boards for IoT in 2022

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These days, devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be smart watches, smart TVs, smart robots in manufacturing, and smart sensors for weather monitoring. And each of those devices has different requirements. For example, many devices in manufacturing need real-time response for safety reasons. If an […]

What role does m2m communication play in IoT?

Lately, you’ve been hearing a lot about smart devices, smart homes, smart manufacturing, and even smart cities, all connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). To make all that smart technology act in a smart way, IoT technology relies heavily on machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. So let’s take a look at the relationship between IoT and […]

Creating More Efficient Energy Management Systems

Governments all over the world have established energy policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions and regulating the use of fossil fuels. Inevitably, these policies have affected every aspect of society and business, and energy management has become an increasingly important consideration for companies in every industry. As a result, many businesses have realized the advantages […]

The Complete Guide to IoT for Energy Management: Or, How IoT is Disrupting the Energy Industry

As energy costs have risen and the green movement has gained traction in recent years, we’ve seen a proliferation of interest in reducing energy consumption. Smart devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) have significantly improved the landscape of managing energy consumption and disrupted the energy industry.  Smart buildings with built-in energy management systems already […]