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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 […]

How to Overcome the Scalability Issues in IoT

One of the most important aspects to consider in almost all technological projects is scalability. IoT is no different. Furthermore, if you already know your IoT solution is going to be consistently adding more devices and need to handle an increasing amount of data, scalability should be at the front of your mind. If not […]

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 […]

IoT and GDPR: How to Stay Compliant in 2021

If there’s one thing everyone’s talking about this year, it’s data privacy. The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing remote work shift have left workers more vulnerable to privacy breaches than ever before. And this couldn’t be more relevant to the IoT industry, which is fuelled by big data.  In order to regulate data privacy, the EU’s […]

The Ultimate Guide to Power Consumption & Energy Efficiency in IoT

IoT is undoubtedly making our lives easier: at home and in the workplace. The growth of the Internet of Things is only going to continue to gather pace, too. In fact, by the end of 2021, it’s estimated that 35 billion IoT devices will be installed across the globe. By 2025, that number is set […]

A Developers Guide to IoT Encryption Algorithms

Like all nascent technology, the boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) over the last few years has presented a new set of security challenges. And given the small size and limited processing power of many IoT devices – encryption standards for the IoT can differ compared to many other device classes.  With this in […]

An Expert Guide to Actuators in IoT [2021]

Actuators in IoT are frequently lumped into the same category as IoT sensors, but while they interact closely with each other, they are separate components.  So, with this guide, we’re going to take a deep dive into the sometimes-overlooked actuator. We’re going to cover how they’re used in IoT, clear up the difference between them and […]

The Pros and Cons of Using MQTT Protocol in IoT

If you’re involved in the world of IoT, it’s likely you’ve already come across MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transmission). If not, let’s start off by defining what MQTT in IoT is. MQTT is used as a data connection IoT protocol. It features a publisher-subscriber messaging model and allows for simple data flow between different devices. […]

The Top 10 Sensor Types in IoT and their Applications

Sensors are now everywhere. Thanks to the smartphone revolution, a large range of sensors used in consumer electronics and also industrial applications have tumbled in price over the last decade. And with IoT’s ever-increasing presence in our day-to-day lives, they are now more prevalent than ever. That being said, what are the different types of […]