Internet of Things Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant ,  Q3 2017 | Medium

Venture Scanner; Internet of Things Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant —2017-Q3; In Their Blog, centrally hosted on Medium; 2017-08-25.
Venture Scanner
is press to the trades..

Mentions

  • A tableau (a LUMAscape-type graphic layout)
  • A 2×2 matrix (like you learned to do in 1y BSchool)
  • Genres
    • Heavyweights
    • Established
    • Disrupters, pace Christiansen
    • Pioneers
  • Categories
    • Agriculture
    • Automotive
    • City and Buildings
    • Components
    • Drones and Robotics
    • Education and Toys
    • Enterprise
    • Fitness
    • Hardware Platforms
    • Health Care
    • Home
    • Industrial
    • Lifestyle and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Security
    • Smart Watches
    • Software Platforms
    • Tags and Jewelry
    • User Interface
    • Utilities and Energy

Contrast

Actualities

A Comprehensive Look at Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) | LinkLabs

A Comprehensive Look at Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWAN); a whitepaper; LinkLabs; 2017?; 16 pages (2 of content)
Teaser: For ‘Internet of Things’ Engineers and Decision Makers Important People Like You

Promotion

Mentions

  • Low Power, Wide Area Network (LPWAN)
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Machine to Machine (M2M)
  • Topologies
    • Mesh
    • Star

Separately noted.

From MQTT to AMQP and back | Clement Vesters

Clement Vesters; From MQTT to AMQP and back; In His Blog; 2017-??
Teaser: A model for integration of the two most popular open messaging protocols leveraging the greatest strengths of both.

tl;dr → MQTT → AMQP → MQTT, and why you’d want to build such a scheme

Mentions

  • Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
  • MQTT Protocol
    Claim: OASIS chose to no longer expand the acronym.
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Publish-Subscribe Pattern {PubSub)
  • Web Sockets

AMPQ v1.0

  • Not PubSub
  • AMPQ destandardized
    • queue
    • binding
    • exchange
  • AMPQ “doesn’t have”
    • subscriptions
    • guaranteed subscribers (delivery)
    • topology
    • topic graph
    • “inherent” gestures
      • subscribe
      • unsubscribe
  • But we love it anyway
  • Steps
    • establish a link
    • allow flow on the link
    • transfer ta message
  • Capabilities
    • Session
  • Claims
    • AMPQ has higher connection setup costs
    • AMPQ has lower per-message costs
    • AMPQ rewards longer-lived connections
    • The transfer life cycle is simpler
      • transfer the topic name once, first
      • use a (numeric) descriptor on subsquence

MQTT

  • is good.
  • filters
    • prefix-
    • wildcard
  • something about a natural limit on scaling
    • every message must be tested against each subscription, but use of clever optimization returns performance.
    • publishing is promiscuous
    • subscription is heavy
    • internal topology requires management
  • Capabilities
    • Topic name in each message
  • Claims
    • Inherently asymmetric client-server

Use Cases

  • Unidi-communication (pushing) telemetry from the ground back to the mother ship.
  • Bidi-communication between devices and the mother ship.

Referenced

  • Paolo Patierno, Designing MQTT Over AMQP; In DZone; 2017-01-05.
    Teaser: MQTT is a handy IoT protocol, but its design has some weaknesses, such as a lack of flow control or metadata options. Putting AMQP over it can solve those problems..

Mozilla launches Project Things IoT framework on Raspberry Pi | LinuxGizmos

Mozilla launches Project Things IoT framework on Raspberry Pi; Eric Brown; In LinuxGizmos; 2017-07-07.

Occasion

Mozilla Project Things is announced.
Mozilla Firefox Connect Devices project is abandoned.

Mentions

  • Project Things
    • of Mozilla
    • Concept
      • a framework
      • a brand
      • a specification
    • And more
      • the theory, the Web of Things (WoT)
      • the framework, the architecture
        a meta-layer among the Great Cultures.
      • three flavors
  • Web of Things
    • specifications
    • Components
      • device
      • gateway
      • cloud
  • Things Gateway
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Software tack, shown later
  • Proprietary lock-in at the core; Internet of Things (IoT) is a “Great Cultures” system; <quote><snip>most home and industrial IoT vendors <snip/> align themselves with <snip/> IoT ecosystems pushed by a handful of the world’s largest tech companies. </quote>
    <quote>All of these stacks include proprietary technology, as well as varying degrees of more open technologies that are more or less controlled by a single company.</quote>

Componentry

  • JSON
  • HTTP
  • REST
  • WebSockets
  • TLS (Transport Layer Security)

And

  • Web Thing API
    A Specification Proposal
    “simple” <ahem>nobody ever comes out with a “complex” specification, now do they?</ahem>
    but extensible
  • Web Thing Description, a format
  • JSON, an encoding
    a default [meaning something else could replace that?]
  • REST + WebSockets
  • Web Thing API

“Great Cultures”, a.k.a. “The Ecosystems”

The three more Linux-oriented ecosystems listed here —

Google
  • Nest
  • Weave
Amazon
  • AWS IoT
  • Greengrass

Amazon AWS IoT

Samsung
  • Artik
  • Tizen
  • SmartThings

Latest Samsung Module runs Tizen RT on a Cortex M4<
>Linux-Based Smart Home Hubs Advance into AI

Other

Apple
Something talking Apple to Apple.
Microsoft
Something talking Microsoft to Microsoft

Needed

  • Web Thing Description Format <ahem>like RDF, but different</ahem>
  • [A new] RESTy style Web Thing API
  • [A new] HTTP for IoT and low-function processing <ahem>MQTT</ahem>

via Ben Francis, Mozilla

Components

of Project Things

  • device (smart node/endpoint)
  • gateway
  • cloud components
Things Devices
use a Direct Integration Pattern in the Things Framework to directly expose a WoT API
<ahem>what does this even mean?</ahem>

  • L2 is WiFi
  • L4 is TCP/IP
  • L7 is HTTP
Things Gateway
runs on gateways <ahem/> It aggregates communications from low-end or PAN networked devices.
Things Cloud
Uses a cloud server to expose a WoT API. It controls zero or more gateways and “smart” IoT devices within its domain of control.

The Prototype (Things Gateway)

Hardware
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Single Board Computer (SBC)
Software
  • Linux
  • NodeJS, JavaScript
  • Rust
    something aspirational, later

Polish: “experimental pre-release software”

Use Case

  • Discover the Gateway on the local network
  • Zero configuration (Zeroconf?) the Gateway to the Cloud
    • Choose a Web Address (a DNS name? An URL?)
    • A TLS tunnel requiring zero configuration
  • Create a username and passwordo on the Gateway
  • Discover zero or more Smart Plugs attached to the Gateway
    • ZigBee
    • Z-Wave
  • Control the Smart Plugs from the Cloud
    • on
    • off

Mozilla

Promotion

Argot

… and brands

  • AllJoyn
  • Cortex M4
  • Iotivity
  • Personal Area Network (PAN)
  • Single Board Computer (SBC)
  • Tizen
  • Web of Things (WoT)
  • Z-Wave
  • ZigBee

Basic

  • Hyper-Text Transport Protocol (HTTP)
    The transfer of hypertext
  • JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
  • Representational State Transfer (REST)
    The manifestation and transfer of a representation of the (internal) state of a workflow in zero or more remote applications; the workflow execitomg among the client and server(s)
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Web Socket (WebSockets)
    Yes, everywhere except Opera

Who

  • Ben Francis, Mozilla

Referenced

Previously

In LinuxGizmos

Related

Intel IoT Developer Kit

<sad>Probably abandonware at this point…</sad>

intel-iot-devkit @ GitHub

Unclear

what remains of the product line.

  • Grove?
  • NUC
  • IoT Gateway

Outreach

 

Intel: Joule’s burned, Edison switched off, and Galileo – Galileo is no more | The Register

Intel: Joule’s burned, Edison switched off, and Galileo – Galileo is no more; Shaun Nichols; In The Register; 2017-06-20.
Teaser: Chipzilla takes axe to IoT and embedded compute lines

Mentions


PCN Number Publish Date PCN Title Key Characteristics Product Categories Abstract
115599-00 2017-06-16
Intel(R) Server System E1208WTTGCNC, Intel(R) Server System E2224WTTGCS, and Intel(R) Server System E2312WTTGCS, , PCN 115599-00, Label, Update regulatory label to include BSMI RoHS text logo
Label
Server Boards and Platforms
Server Boards and Platforms, Label, Intel anticipates no impact to customers, see PCN detail for further information.
115395-01 2017-06-16
Intel(R) Omni-Path Edge Switch 100 Series 24 Port Managed Forward 2 PSU 100SWE24QF2, Intel(R) Omni-Path Edge Switch 100 Series 24 Port Forward 2 PSU 100SWE24UF2, Intel(R) Omni-Path Edge Switch 100 Series 24 Port Forward 1 PSU 100SWE24UF1, Intel(R) Omni-Path
Label
Networking Products
Networking Products, Label, Intel anticipates no impact to customers, see PCN detail for further information.
115583-00 2017-06-16
Recon Jet¬ Pro Plus, Recon Jet¬ Pro and Recon Jet¬ Spare Lens Products , PCN 115583-00, Product Discontinuance, End of Life
Product Discontinuance
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Electronics, Product Discontinuance, Please determine your remaining demand for these products and place your last product discontinuance orders in accordance with the key milestones in the PCN.
115581-00 2017-06-16
Intel(R) Galileo Board and Intel(R) Galileo Gen2 Board Products, PCN 115581-00, Product Discontinuance, End of Life
Product Discontinuance
Compute Module
Compute Module, Product Discontinuance, Please determine your remaining demand for these products and place your last product discontinuance orders in accordance with the key milestones in the PCN.
115580-00 2017-06-16
Intel(R) Joule¬ 570x Compute Module, Intel(R) Joule¬ 550x Compute Module, Intel(R) Joule¬ 570x Developer Kit and Intel(R) Joule¬ 550x Developer Kit Products, PCN 115580-00, Product Discontinuance, End of Life
Product Discontinuance
Compute Module
Compute Module, Product Discontinuance, Please determine your remaining demand for these products and place your last product discontinuance orders in accordance with the key milestones in the PCN.
115579-00 2017-06-16
Select Intel(R) Edison Compute Module, Intel(R) Edison Breakout Board, Intel(R) Edison Kit for Arduino*, and Intel(R) Edison Breakout Board Kit Products , PCN 115579-00, Product Discontinuance, End of Life
Product Discontinuance
Compute Module
Compute Module, Product Discontinuance, Please determine your remaining demand for these products and place your last product discontinuance orders in accordance with the key milestones in the PCN.
115591-00 2017-06-15
Intel(R) NUC Kit w/ 16GB Intel(R) Optane¬ memory, NUC7i3BNHX1, Intel(R) NUC Kit w/ 16GB Intel(R) Optane¬ memory, NUC7i5BNHX1, Intel(R) NUC Kit w/ 16GB Intel(R) Optane¬ memory, NUC7i7BNHX1, Intel(R) NUC Kit, NUC7i3BNH, Intel(R) NUC Kit, NUC7i3BNK, Intel(R) NUC Kit, NUC7
Product Design
Desktop Boards, Consumer Electronics, Compute Module
Compute Module, Consumer Electronics, Desktop Boards, Product Design, Intel anticipates no impact to customers, see PCN detail for further information.
115589-00 2017-06-15
Select Intel(R) Optane¬ Memory Series Products, PCN 115589-00, Label, Caution and Regulatory Label Update
Label
Flash Memory Products
Flash Memory Products, Label, Intel anticipates no impact to customers, see PCN detail for further information.
115585-00 2017-06-15
Intel(R) NUC Kit, NUC6i3SYH, Intel(R) NUC Kit, NUC6i3SYK, Intel(R) NUC Kit, NUC6i5SYH, Intel(R) NUC Kit, NUC6i5SYK, PCN 115585-00, Product Design, Product Material, BIOS Update and alternate vendor addition
Product Design
Desktop Boards, Consumer Electronics, Compute Module
Compute Module, Consumer Electronics, Desktop Boards, Product Design, Intel anticipates no impact to customers, see PCN detail for further information.
115569-00 06/14/2017
Intel(R) Thermal Solution BXTS13X, PCN 115569-00, Product Design, Documentation, Replace (TIM) Thermal Interface Material Packets with Pre-Applied Thermal Material
Product Design
Desktop – Thermal Solutions, Server – Thermal Solutions
Desktop – Thermal Solutions, Server – Thermal Solutions, Product Design, Intel anticipates no impact to customers, see PCN detail for further information.
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The privacy threat of IoT device traffic rate metadata | Help Net Security

The privacy threat of IoT device traffic rate metadata; ; In Some Blog, entitled Help Net Security; 2017-05-22.

tl;dr → There be dragons. Use a VPN. SIGINT by TA on the MD (Signals Intelligence by Traffic Analysis on the Meta Data)

Mentions

  • Traffic Analysis
  • traffic rate

Referenced

The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics | The Atlantic

The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics; Kaveh Waddell; In The Atlantic; 2017-05-01.
Teaser: Technology is evolving faster than the legal and moral frameworks needed to manage it.

tl;dr → an interview with Francine Berman, promoting the CACM article.

  • security
  • privacy
  • there be dragons.

Original Sources

Social and Ethical Behavior in the Internet of Things; Francine Berman, Vinton G. Cerf; In Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM); 2017-02; 2 pages.

Mentions

  • Vint Cerf, self
  • Francine Berman, professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Industrial Revolution
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • cyber-physical systems
  • Internet of Things.
  • Google Maps
  • digital assistants
  • Siri
  • Patients Like Me]

How Technology Will Transform Retirement | WSJ

How Technology Will Transform Retirement; Joseph F. Coughlin; In The Wall Street Journal (WSJ); 2015-11-29.
Teaser: Get ready for a new array of devices and services that will make it easier to work, stay healthy, live at home and remain connected to friends and family

Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D. is director of the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

tl;dr → Gee Whiz! Getting old will not be a drag, not at all!  Because: technology, the Internet of Things (IoT).  What vapid twaddle.

Mentions

  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  • <quote>Recent AARP research suggests that nearly four out of 10 baby boomers are planning to work in retirement. Some over-50s report that they plan to work until they drop.</quote>
  • <quote>With smartphones and tablets, the newly retired can be productive from home, beachfront or grandchild’s playground.
    The Internet also frees retirees from having to seek out colleges to brush up on job skills. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, let retirees learn what they need to stay competitive or enter a new field.</quote>
  • Masive Open Online Course (MOOC)
  • Uber
  • Airbnb
  • peer-to-peer economy
  • gig economy
  • Connected Living Inc. → a social network; older adults in senior housing with each other and their families.  60,000 users, 36 states, 7 years old.
  • OurTime.com → dating for over-50; affiliated with Match.  2M joins, trailing 12 months.
  • Google Glass
  • augmented reality
    <quote> The glasses will provide other helpful information, depending on context. If the retiree invites the friend home for dinner, the glasses can provide step-by-step instructions to prepare a meal from a new recipe.</quote>
  • Lyft
  • Uber
  • Oculus Rift
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • the proverbial “internet enabled refrigerator”
  • Washio
  • Hello Alfred
  • Robots
    • dirty
    • dangerous
    • dull
  • Paro
    <quote>Some appliances will even provide a kind of companionship for retirees who suffer from mental issues or isolation. Paro is a therapeutic robotic seal designed to help calm people with conditions like dementia. The robot has nearly 100 sensors allowing it to respond to touch with movements of its head, flippers and tail; blinking of its eyes; and sounds.</quote>
  • Amazon Echo
  • smart toothbrush
  • smart coffee maker
  • smart toilet
    <quote> A smart toilet, for one, might report to a distant call center its owner’s weight, blood-glucose level and other vitals</quote>
  • smart clothes
  • something vague about privacy concerns (all that data about your poopings and (prescription) drug requirements).

Fantasy


What a drag it is getting old
“Kids are different today,”
I hear ev’ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she’s not really ill
There’s a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day
“Things are different today,”
I hear ev’ry mother say
Cooking fresh food for a husband’s just a drag
So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak
And goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day
Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old
“Men just aren’t the same today”
I hear ev’ry mother say
They just don’t appreciate that you get tired
They’re so hard to satisfy, You can tranquilize your mind
So go running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
And four help you through the night, help to minimize your plight
Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old
“Life’s just much too hard today,”
I hear ev’ry mother say
The pusuit of happiness just seems a bore
And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose
No more running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
They just helped you on your way, through your busy dying day