element14, Plotly and Texas Instruments (TI) are proud to announce 10 finalists in the "Internet of the Backyard" challenge, a competition designed to elevate summer activities. During this unique competition, designers will use the all-new SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3200 LaunchPadfrom TI and the online collaborative platform Plotly to bring Internet of Things (IoT) technology to traditional backyard elements.
Summer is here, which means it’s time for grilling, pool parties and other outdoor fun with friends and family. Texas Instruments, Plotly and element14 are proud to announce a new competition designed to take summer activities to the next level: the Internet of the Backyard.
The Internet of Things is an emerging theme in the technical sessionsat the IEEE MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), reflecting the critical part the microwave and RF industry plays in developing technologies that enable sophisticated peer-to-peer, machine-to-machine and people-to-machine scenarios.
New research conducted by IDTechEx, and published in the report "RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2014-2024," finds that the RFID market - including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID - will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems, interrogators, and then tags, in terms of total money spent.
eMarketer expects 4.55 billion people worldwide to use a mobile phone in 2014. Mobile adoption is slowing, but new users in the developing regions of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa will drive further increases. Between 2013 and 2017, mobile phone penetration will rise from 61.1% to 69.4% of the global population, according to a new eMarketer report, “Worldwide Mobile Phone Users: H1 2014 Forecast and Comparative Estimates.”
Airbiquity Inc., the global leader in connected vehicle services, and Baidu, the leading Chinese internet services provider, announced a partnership to provide connected car internet services to the Chinese automotive market beginning in first quarter 2014.
ABI Research estimates that the installed base of Bluetooth-enabled devices alone reached 3.5 billion in 2012 and is forecast to grow to almost 10 billion by 2018—this doesn’t take into account many other technologies such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and cellular.
Rockwell Collins recently conducted two live over-the-air tests of its Wideband High Frequency (WBHF) radio between Ottawa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During the tests, the team was able to demonstrate streaming full-color video and ad hoc Internet Protocol networking over an HF link.
ABI Research's latest data on the Internet of Everything (IoE) shows that there are more than 10 billion wirelessly connected devices in the market today; with over 30 billion devices expected by 2020.