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How to Choose a Security Camera Chipset

Security camera chipsets are integral components of surveillance cameras. These chipsets essentially act as the brain of the camera by managing data flows between the CPU and other components and peripherals in the system, such as memory, graphics cards, and storage devices. The chipsets handle tasks like image processing, encoding, and sometimes even analytics, such […]

A Complete Guide to the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

With video surveillance increasingly becoming a top application of smart technology, video streaming protocols are getting a lot more attention. We’ve recently spent a lot of time on our blog posts discussing real-time communication, both to and from video devices, and that has finally led to an examination of the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and […]

What is a WebRTC Signaling Server?

Understanding exactly how to implement the Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) protocol can be difficult. Experts often describe WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) as a peer-to-peer (P2P) communication protocol because it enables direct communication between browsers or devices without the need for data to be relayed through a central server. But despite what you might think, that […]

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 […]

Understanding the EU Cyber Resilience Act and What It Means for You

Lock representing EU Cyber Resilience Act for cybersecurity in IoT

IoT manufacturers in every region have a host of data privacy standards and laws to comply with, and now the EU is adding one more: the Cyber Resilience Act, or CRA. While the CRA has some aspects that are simply common sense and others that overlap with already existing standards, there are some aspects that […]