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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the description of machine-to-machine devices (as opposed to those requiring use by humans) used in a wide range industries including automation, agriculture, food/beverage, healthcare, utility infrastructure, advertising and manufacturing. A variety of software platforms exist to enable communication and interaction between devices, as well as to help organizations launch, manage, and monetize the deployment of the Internet of Things worldwide.

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Hello All

I am saying sorry in advance because I know less than zero about the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi, so if my question sounds stupid, take it from where it is coming from :D

Can a Pi run a pre-made GUI interface like windows or do I have to program my own?  If it can run a windows-looking OS can it connect to the internet? If the Pi loses power, when power returns can it be setup (like in windows there is an area for programs to begin at startup) so that the GUI comes back up and the internet automatically reconnects to a site?

I believe electrical cable length can be measured by sending a signal down it and timing the reflections from the unterminated end..  

see https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/39745/rs485-cable-lengths-and-reflections

Is there a similar method to measure the length of metal pipes or bars of say 15 mm and up cross section.. I guess in theory it should work. But ruling again this is the lack of insulation, very large cross section. Perhaps a metal bar will not work like a wave guide.  

i am searching for method to sense the lenght of lengths of track.. Just by touching a probe electrically.
I need to find a suitable Geofencing API for an IOT project that I'm working on (either free or otherwise).  

There are supposedly some 3rd party API's available that support geofencing, and I need to find something that's fairly robust/capable.  I just don't exactly know where to begin, since everything I've come across so far appears to be IOS or Andriod specific .. which doesn't apply to what I'm doing.  

What I'm envisioning is something similar to the following (please forgive my pseudo code):

// Load CurrentLocation with the latitude & longitude of the most recent location of IOT Device1
Device1 = getLocation(Device1);  

// Defines a geofence in the geofencing service
Fence1 = APIcallCreateFence(Fence1, polypoint1, polypoint2, polypoint3,...);  

// Query the API to see if the given location is inside the specified fence
isInFence = APIcallQueryFence(Fence1, Device1);  

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Can anyone here recommend a suitable API for this?  My preference is for PHP or Javascript based if it's a downloadable library ... but the language isn't important if it's an externally hosted API.

Thanks in advance,
- Yvan
We are working on building a application for IOT (internet of things) using Arduino and SmartcardWifi.
Arduino constantly sends the data to the website

Using C# we want to access the stream of data from the  website and process it further.  Need C# code which can lets us capture the stream of data and allows us to store it in database.
Hi Experts,

I am a final year diploma student of Computer Engineering. Currently i and my team are looking for title for our final year project. We need your recommendation of our final year project. The topic is about network management, network security, embedded system, IoT, or cloud computing. Do you have any good idea?

If you don't mind, please share your ideas, suggestion, or experience.

Thanks in advance
Finding for the tools which will support the device management in the IOT/M2M.
The tool capability expectation is to monitor and manage all device types including switches,routers(manly MPLS 4G Router) and gateways in telecom, Smart Home hubs, sensors and appliances M2M devices, smart power and water metering devices, health care devices and more.
Kindly let me know any such tools available in the market.

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by:Brian Matis
Alas I've never lived in a place large enough that a Sonos system would be a better solution than turning up the volume loud enough to be heard in the few small rooms I have.
Yeah, pretty much the same here. It would have been handy for a few parties, but at only ~1/year, it was hard to justify a Sonos vs. the "good-enough" approach of turning up the volume.

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by:Sina May
One of the perks of moving back East, we can actually afford real estate now ;)
a site that use installer to open.
once i register i must use the same ip to re-login. otherwise site refused it.
but when i try to register new account site refused it to said that i already have an account there. (note: i use same laptop)
so.. how to manipulate that make me can register new acc with same device?
thank you
I'm from Linux server background and very new to JBOSS. I'm trying to setup a IoT application server which requires JBOSS service to provide
a web interface for the application server.
But when i check the JBOSS server state it is showing 'starting', i need this to be 'running'.

# /opt/cgms/bin/jboss-cli.sh --connect controller= ":read-attribute(name=server-state)"
    "outcome" => "success",
    "result" => "starting"

I can see that the deployment is getting failed when i start JBOSS using the script standalone.sh. I've increased the deployment-timeout
up to 6000 seconds in standalone.xml, still the deployment is failing with the following message in /opt/cgms/standalone/deployments/cgms.ear.failed,

""JBAS015052: Did not receive a response to the deployment operation within the allowed timeout period [6000 seconds].
Check the server configuration file and the server logs to find more about the status of the deployment."

Here is my JBOSS setup details,

[root@app-server ~]# /opt/cgms/bin/jboss-cli.sh --connect
[standalone@localhost:9999 /] version
JBoss Admin Command-line Interface
JBOSS_HOME: /opt/cgms
JBoss AS release: 7.3.0.Final-redhat-14 "Janus"
JBoss AS product: EAP 6.2.0.GA
java.version: 1.8.0_65
java.vm.vendor: Oracle Corporation
java.vm.version: 25.65-b01
os.name: Linux
os.version: 3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64

When i check the server.log, it is stuck at,

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what trending technology should everybody know about:  A couple of years ago it was wearables. I'm still not wearing those. For 2017 it is supposed to be the internet of things, AR/VR, Machine Learning, and other according to this late 2016 forms article. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2016/11/16/7-technology-trends-that-will-dominate-2017/#5f021dc84a51  Alexa is kind of cool and plays good music.

Today a client asked why they have an antiquated credit card reader, you know, those old kinds that read the new EMV chip. "Why don't we have something new and cool like Square?"  2.75% vs 1.8% discount rate for starters.  

The point is, there is always going to be something shiny and new that everybody wants to jump on for just being new.  The important thing I am reminded of each week, what problem are you trying to solve?  Too many times that question gets pushed to the side and we try and solve a problem that does not exist just to use the new thing.  

The way to solve problems is through Active Listening and that is my trending technology I want to work at.


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by:Brian Matis
Huh... I really like how you thought "outside the box" on this, Scott. Nice article on Active Listening. I completely agree that it's a great skill to work on and one that not enough people seem to understand the value of. And overall, this is a great reminder of the need for tech to solve real problems and the dangers of "shiny new thing" syndrome.

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by:Brian Matis
I'll counter you on wearables though... I love my Apple Watch! I love not having to pull out my wallet when paying for things or needing to grab my phone to check notifications. And setting a timer when cooking or doing laundry just by talking to my watch is super awesome. While all of these examples are certainly "shiny new" ways of doing things, I find the ease of use to be a noticeable improvement.

I'll agree that the battery life sucks though.

Also, something that really interests me about VR is the potential for it to help solve communication problems. I can easily foresee a time where active listening with remote participants is easier thanks to VR tech. Might be a pipe dream, but I'll still dream ;-)
Hi ,

I have a multimedia room with the following equipment in it:

- Denon AVR-X4300
- Dali In-Wall Speakers
- Dali Centre Speaker
- Dali Subwoofer
- Projector Sony HW45ES
- BluRay player Oppo UDP-203

Which of these products would work better with this equipment, the Amazon Echo or the Amazon Dot?

My ref: 1029743
I know that I can make free phone calls from Amazon Alexa Echo to another Elexa Echo, but what I want to research fromn my customers is the ability to uise a voice command to Alexa Echo to call a cell number or call a contact.

I want to research how this could be done.  

I'm thinking integration things like a combination of:
  • VPN's to some service,
  • integration with a Personal Contacts app such as Gmail,
  • Use of IOT
  • ITTT

Anything thoughts and directions to get me started would be very helpful.

Thank you,
Hi, does anyone have experience in this field? Where should we start as the beginners?

Many thanks as always!
We recently upgraded to HP's T630 thin clients which use Windows 10 IoT along with the Unified Write Filter.  Usually the same person is using our thin clients but sometimes other people use them in our Customer Service Department where we deploy many thin clients.  For some reason every time a user logs on it rebuilds their profile and I have to refresh the Citrix Receiver icon to rebuilt their icons.  I even told the write filter to allow C:\users.  This worked on our old HP t620 thin clients which used Windows 8.1 but no longer works on Windows 10.  Any ideas?  I can't just turn off the write filter, let the user log in so it builds and keeps their profile, then turn the write filter back on because users swap thin clients way too often.   Thank you.

My previous blog,  a Godaddy wordpress, adsense, did acceptably, and Im starting another w my brother.

I once did a non-blog website where my domain was stolen from me, by copyright, or something, trademark?

1) How do we own a company / site, domain name, outright, no question?

What should I know about, like, anything new, about making money with a page/blog? still adsense, adwords?

I have a client with a Cisco cable modem that we put a switch in between so we could isolate different networks.

Out of the switch there is a connection to a Cisco router/firewall with VPN.  And there is a connection to a Cisco ASA firewall.

The problem is that a speed test performed from the cable modem get the desired and expected results. A speed test The switch behind the cable modem gets the desired results. A speed test behind the Cisco router get the desired results. But a speed test from the ASA firewall or connected switches gets about 30% of desired results.
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I have Comcast. 20Mbs up/150Mbps down. I essentially want to know how much I can upload and download per hour. I come up with roughly 9GB upload per hour and then 62GB download per hour. Of course that is theoretical. Is my math correct?
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I've been researching which is better for native cross platform development React native or Xamarin? my research has led me to the following

User React native when
  • your team is made up of web developers
  • you are only building for tablet/phone IOS or Driod (No IOT support??)
  • you want a free tool

Use Xamarin when
  • Your team is made up of c# developers
  • you want to target IOS, droid, windows as well as IOT devices for platforms
  • You have money to spend, the free version of xamarin is lacking for enterprise

i've also read that React Native is buggier and that xamarin is more performent how ever i'm skeptical that these may have been the results of individuals and not a reflection of the tools/platforms.

anyway i'd really like it if someone could confirm or challenge my findings
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I took on this little project as a proof of concept for IoT devices. My main goals were to find the easiest, cheapest way to stream data to the cloud. This article describes how to stream telemetry data to ThingSpeak via REST API. This can also be done with Azure IoT hub with a local gateway.

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by:Jaime Lewis
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This article is subjected to educate the readers about the strategies that they can adopt to ensure IoT success. This article covers three preferred strategies to succeed in IoT implementation. A general introduction and rising popularity of IoT is roughly mentioned in the beginning.
Smart phones, smart watches, Bluetooth-connected devices—the IoT is all around us. In this article, we take a look at the security implications of our highly connected world.

Internet of Things





The Internet of Things (IoT) is the description of machine-to-machine devices (as opposed to those requiring use by humans) used in a wide range industries including automation, agriculture, food/beverage, healthcare, utility infrastructure, advertising and manufacturing. A variety of software platforms exist to enable communication and interaction between devices, as well as to help organizations launch, manage, and monetize the deployment of the Internet of Things worldwide.

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