Category Archives: IoT explained

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 Azure RTOS ThreadX in IoT

As the world of IoT gets bigger and bigger, IoT devices are getting smaller and smaller in the form of smart wearables, miniature motion sensors, smart thermometers, and more. Unfortunately, building systems that are suitable for these smaller devices presents certain challenges for developers. Since IoT devices are generally small and rely on battery power, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Top 10 Open Source IoT Tools and Resources

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become an increasingly popular means of boosting productivity and improving efficiency in everyday tasks. IoT is simply a network of connected digital devices, sometimes called “smart” devices. Examples of IoT devices would include smart temperature gauges and sensors for monitoring inventory.  And IoT is really catching on. According to […]

A Complete Guide to IoT Architecture

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a big impact on the world. IoT projects are being developed across a huge variety of industries and it has already proved itself as an incredibly useful tool because of its automation, and data gathering and processing potential. Understanding IoT architecture is the key to giving you […]

What is an IoT Ecosystem? And What Are Its Components?

You’ve probably heard of “smart homes” or “smart security systems,” and you very likely own a smartphone. What you may not know is that all of those devices are strongly connected to the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT is a network of digital devices that connect to each other and to the […]

The Benefits of P2P IoT Technology in Smart Security Devices

The Internet has had a wild ride, from the dorm rooms of universities like Stanford and Harvard, to the office parks of Silicon Valley, to our desktops and our pockets. And now the Internet is starting to show up throughout our homes, built into items as large as refrigerators and washing machines to devices as […]