We just took one big step toward the Sensor Web—a concept that combines sensors, Geographical Information Science (GIS) and mobile telecom’s location-based services (LBS). The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) just approved the OGC Sensor Model Language (SensorML) 2.0 Encoding Standard. Now all sensors ("things that measure"), actuators ("things that act"), and processors ("things that calculate") have … Continue reading Is ‘Finding Stuff’ the Killer App that Will Drive IoT adoption in Buildings?
A recent ski day reveals the power of WhatsApp accessed on a Gigabyte-speed, Enterprise-Owned Wi-Fi network, as well as the significant impact 802.11n/ac will have on the wireless infrastructure choices of building owners. Like everyone else, I was surprised by Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp yesterday for $19 Billion. But, I did have a foreshadowing experience last … Continue reading Nobody Wants to Be Left Hanging By Their Carrier — That’s Whatsapp
Mobile Network Operators (MNO) see building automation as a growth area for their businesses. Building operators are being pitched a multitude of cloud apps accessed by mobile devices for energy management, lighting control, physical security, etc. MNO’s are going to play a role in delivering these applications, but how central are MNO product and service … Continue reading Mobile Network Operators Are Eyeing Building Automation as their next M2M Vertical