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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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We have a user with a HP Officejet 6830 that we are trying to setup with HP EConnected/EPrint (print over Internet).  Everything goes smoothly throughout the setup, however, upon adding the printer the dot is orange not green on the HP EConnected site.  However, in checking the printer locally he have a green check mark for EPrinting.

The user has a basic home network with a AT&T UVerse (not sure of the exact manufacturer).  Do you need to open up certain ports for EPrint to work on one of these routers?  (In the past wet set one up on a home network with a Negear router and it was plug and play--green dot next to printer not orange.
Industry 4.0 is no longer new to us, but I would like to know a bit more on its implementation in real world case studies.

For those really had implemented (or going to implement) Industry 4.0 in their corporation's network, what things to focus and how the corporation adapt it through the whole transformation process.

Can you share your experiences in Industry 4.0 implementation?

Feel free to comment and discuss, thanks.
There's request to set up a dedicated Internet Wifi hotspot
that will be used to connect up IoT : one such item in mind
is power meter.

We are not a financial/banking/healthcare organization but
still need to adhere to government guideline on cybersecurity.

I can only think of the following if this is to be granted:

a) restrict it to IoTs only ie corporate laptops/PCs/user devices
    can't connect to it : so what kind of mechanisms out there
    can stop corporate PCs/laptops and user BYODs from

b) we'll make the SSID unscannable

c) as many IoTs have been known to be compromised, such
    as Mirai, botnets attacks, how shall we mitigate these as
    the IoT is exposed to risks from Internet.
d) any other mitigations?
The user is a handyman in a resort town, who services people with summer homes.  This is his worst time of year, since everybody is back in the city.

He would like to offer clients IoT house monitoring, to get some income. I figure that he should have temperature monitors to make sure that pipes don't get too cold, thermostat replacements so that he can know how cold the house is getting, some cameras to check the insides.  

I have installed Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke alarms.

What should I be looking at for homes left unoccupied for winter months with snow and storms?  Are there any products or companies that can be recommended?

Hello Experts,

I would like to start a consultancy providing Data Analytics for industries using technology's like Azure Data Factory, Azure Streaming Analytics, PowerBI, Azure IoT.

I would like to find similar like minded individuals.

I would be happy to inject financial investment if needed.

Can someone let me know where the places to go to meet with like minded people?


Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

              From a currently open post, it is my understanding that I can purchase online a TPLink Lightbulb which is compatible with Amazon Echo (2nd generation) which can be used to control the contrast and even color of the lighting.  That said, I am wondering if I can simply go to https://alexa.amazon.com/ and set it up or will I need to have a mobile device with an app.  Hopefully, I can go to the Amazon Alexa link to do this because my phone is a very basic one.   After all, I was able to successfully go to this site to set Amazon Echo (2nd generation) up.  If for some reason TPLink Lightbulbs require a mobile device with an app, is there any alternative wireless light bulbs which can be set up with Alexa through their website?  

              Thanks in advance for any attention and feedback given to this question.

Hi Experts

I have requirement to check wifi users connected to devices at any given point. planning to make this as iot projects and implement to run this count on smart tv.  

Please let me know where to start it. What is effective and cost less way to implement it.

share some insights on those pls
Hi, Experts - What would be the best solution to stream music into space that would allow people to change the genre of music they are listening to if need be?  Systems like Sonos are nice, but each person that frequents the space is going to need to download the Sonos App, not very convenient.  

    I need this system to be idiot proof as most of the people that would be frequenting this space are probably not that tech savvy.  There is an active WIFI connection in that space that would be used to stream the music from.  What would you guys recommend?
In this article, we are going to find detailed information about the future of emerging technologies and their impact on the IT industry. and why we must ready to face the challenges with it.
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Can anyone recommend an alternative to Google Jamboard... not just an alternative to the software, but the full software and hardware package.

Thanks in advance for your help.

In the United States, 2.3 million Americans without transportation live more than one mile away from the nearest supermarket. These areas are called food deserts. Technology can help this population eat better and save money.

A population that’s expanding in an environment that consists of limited resources poses a problem for the future of mankind. As more industries seek and implement sustainable solutions, society is slowly undergoing a change where business leaders are starting to think about the impact that enterprise activities have on the environment. Resultingly, enterprise leaders and researchers are turning to technology to find ways to sustain the environment and humanity.

Researchers estimate that the world’s food producers must double production by the year 2030 to fulfill the dietary needs generated by the planet’s forecast population growth to 9 billion people by the year 2050. This is an enormous challenge in a world where the United Nations (UN) is also working to end all hunger by the year 2030. Technology provides faster solutions for learning about and solving these kinds of problems. Innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data systems are helping scientists make great advancements in sustainability research. They’re discovering valuable ways to preserve the environment by improving the ways that enterprises conduct business.

The Logistics of Putting Food on the Table

Technology makes transportation more efficient. To reduce the impact on the environment, scientists urge consumers to make more use of public transportation such as buses, ride shares and trains. If consumers were to follow the recommendations of researchers and use public transportation, they could reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 37 million metric tons and gasoline consumption by 4.2 billion gallons.

Food often travels great distance before it makes it to the meal table. In fact, this is a great source of debate in the scientific community. With some food products, transport is a significant source of greenhouse emissions. Some researchers argue that the carbon use of organic crops does more harm to the environment than the carbon emission generated by transporting food. Other researchers note that the sum of all current agriculture activities produce the maximum estimated level of organic emissions that scientists forecast the planet can withstand in total by the year 2050. Either way, food waste contributes to this problem double fold by requiring producers to grow more goods and then transport them to consumers.

The Growing Need for Accessible Nutrition

The American Nutrition Association designates regions that lack a sufficient supply of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole foods as “food deserts.” These are generally impoverished areas occupied by underserved populations. In food deserts, it’s difficult for consumers to access healthy and culturally relevant foods. Technology, however, is a solution for accessing nutritious and desirable nourishment. It makes it possible for supermarkets to deliver food to consumers. With innovations such as smartphone apps, even consumers who don’t live near supermarkets and are without transportation have access to healthy foods in select regions.

Researchers hope that technology will help them find more solutions for providing access to food for consumers who live in food deserts. Meanwhile, nonprofit organizations, social workers and government agencies are conducting outreach work to help consumers who live in these areas, including initiatives such as nutrition training and health advocacy. The entities also work to promote awareness of food deserts and distribute information about how to help people who live in these areas. Together, these individuals and organizations can help the residents of food deserts live healthier lives.

Sustainability in Food Distribution

Public demand has prompted enterprises to understand and mitigate the impact that their goods have on the environment. Innovative technologies have given enterprises this ability and resulted in a new supply chain term called “hyper-transparency.” Today, connected supply chain systems provide enterprises with detailed sourcing data. In the future, technology experts hope that the Internet of Things (IoT) will allow manufacturers and food producers to track goods throughout their entire lifecycle – from production to recycling and on through repurposing. Companies can already monitor inventories in real-time, and as more technologies evolve, their combined utilities spawn new, exciting - and sometimes unforeseen - applications.

Technology is transforming the world, and more enterprises are using it to take better care of the environment. One day, engineers hope that they can develop technologies that can measure the impact that all products leave on the environment. The development of this kind of empowering innovation requires the skills of experts trained in STEM sciences who can develop technologies into new and beneficial iterations.


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M2M VS IoT - Know the Difference https://goo.gl/JkL3D9

Finding the distinction between Machine to Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) development can be baffling at times. While the latter is trending for quite sometime now, the former has been around a while. Let’s see how they are different.
Create a culture of innovation with IIoT World! For Industrial IoT

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AR provides unique opportunities for business. For points of sale, this is an opportunity to let your consumer get acquainted with the product live and achieve the main goal of the store - to increase the number of loyal customers and increase sales. Buyers can study and try on the products presented in the online store, catalog or simply absent on the storefront.More about augmented reality for marketing - https://bit.ly/2I4cKRI
I saw a neat new feature mentioned in today's "What's new with Alexa" email:

"Alexa, remember mom's favorite flowers are tulips."
Now you can ask Alexa to remember any information so that you never forget it. Recall it later by asking, "Alexa, what is mom's favorite flower?"
This is a regular problem, using wow internet service, when they installed it was 100 mbps and that was the only day, was able to see that speed, and today checked a couple of times and informed them at their FB page too, but nothing happened yet.

1. what I can do to fix or at least know, for sure that it's ISP issue, FYI had already bounced the mode.
2. Just today itself updated the router too (NetGear R6300)
3. Tried to check using speed test and google too: download speed is good, but upload is google and speedtest is giving the error (attached) tried uploading - not working, can see here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uzl69vzw02lp01i/speed.JPG?dl=0

Please advise/guide ... what should one do in this kind of situation.
Thanks in advance & best regards.
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GPS tracking systems now are part of modern telematics, they have given way to application we long desired: Remotely managing a fleet of vehicle, real-time tracking of fleet vehicles and let to emergence of smart fleet management solutions that leverages on technology like IoT, GPS, Cloud computing, 4G mobile networks, etc.

Our TP-Link AC1750 provides services for a Guest Network.  It also allows me to prohibit guests from access to my local network however I see IP addresses with same octet being assigned to guest devices as in 192.168.0.xxx.  I would have thought the guest IPs would be on a different segment address such as 192.168.1.xxx or 10.0.0.xxx.  How is the isolation being done?  I wanted to isolate our IOT devices from our local area network but still allow them access to Internet.  Maybe best to finish installing the Ubiquity EdgeRouter X for this purpose?

We have a SmartThings hub and SmartThings power outlet.

There is a device plugged into the SmartThings power outlet.

Also, we have an Amazon Echo Dot connected with the SmartThings power outlet.

There is also a Google Home in the room.

Ideally, what we would like to happen is that if someone turns off the SmartThings power outlet via the app or Amazon Alexa, that the SmartThings power outlet would turn back on after several hours, example 4 hours.

This would mean the device connected to the smart outlet could only ever be turned off for 4 hours at most.

Is there a way of configuring this via SmartThings, Amazon Alexa or with some other type of smart power outlet?

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What are your favorite uses for Alexa or other voice assistants?

I use Amazon Alexa to:
  • Turn things on/off around the house
  • Add things to my grocery list
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Check my morning commute time
  • Listen to music or audible
  • Answer random questions
  • If I had a more complicated calendar then I would ask it for my daily schedule
  • I don't really listen to the news

I use the Google Assistant to:
  • Navigate maps
  • Interact with voicemail
  • Reply to chat messages

Am I missing any of your favorite uses for voice assistants? Which assistant(s) do you use and why?
I have an ISO file that I'm hoping to mount so as to install Windows 10 IoT Core to  a Raspberry Pi

This is the ISO file name -->  Windows10_IoTCore_Packages_en-us_16299.iso

But when I click Mount, I get not a disk image but three MSI files.

  Here's the name of one of them  --> Windows_10_IoT_Core_X86_Packages.msi

When I click on the file, it starts an installation process.

I've watched in trepidation a few times as it starts an installation and then aborted it because I don't know where the installation is taking place,  I surely don't want to overwrite the Windows 10 Pro OS on the PC where I'm doing this work!  Ultimately I want a bootable copy of Windows 10 IoT Core on an Micro SD card that I can put in my Raspberry.  So, how do I do that?

Oh one more thing. Mounting the ISO seems to create a virtual DVD drive with drive letter E (my "real" DVD drive is letter D), and I see the three MSI files on the E drive,  

So, If I run an MSI file is it going to create a disk image of an Windows IoT Core installation disk on the DVD?  Which I can then copy to the Micro SD?

I know this is elementary stuff, but it's new to me,  Thanks for any help understanding this.

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The number of companies understanding the potential of IoT on B2B market is growing with each day. And yet only a small share of IoT developers have managed to equalize incomes and stay competitive in the international market.

I’m looking to either buy or make a very simple screen that can be controlled over the internet.

The screen will serve one simple purpose... show whether an office is VACANT or ENGAGED (i won’t go into the reason we need this :-)

Unfortunately a simple paper flip sign will not suffice.

I’m not even sure what to search for on the internet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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.