What is an Internet of Things Dashboard?

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on March 25, 2019

When you look at the dashboard in your car, what do you see? Real-time information about the performance of the car, right? If you are experiencing a problem, you might be alerted with a warning light such as the mysterious check engine light. With more modern cars, you can get insights into driving behavior. Average... Read More

The Essential Elements of an Internet of Things Dashboard

Written by: Joydeep Misra on

In “What is an Internet of Things Dashboard?“, we looked at an IoT Dashboard compared to a car dashboard. We summarized that an IoT dashboard provides performance information about IoT equipment in a graphical user interface accessible through an internet browser or mobile app. Real-time performance data Alerts/warnings if there is a problem Insights on... Read More

How the Internet of Things Shapes The World

Written by: Jordan Eller on March 12, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnectivity that creates a silent undercurrent of convenience in the modern era. It’s what allows our phones to talk to our speakers and allows us to control our homes from remote locations. It creates opportunities for automation and exponential industrial advancement. Thanks to the thousands of Internet of... Read More

How Electronics Companies Can Grow with IoT

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on February 26, 2019

If you are an electronics manufacturer your business should be booming on the backs of Internet of Things projects. Every one of these projected IoT connected devices will require IoT electronics that you could potentially produce. Making the story even better, your customers are getting firsthand experience with IoT electronic devices in their personal life.... Read More

Fog Computing and the Internet of Things

Written by: Jordan Eller on February 19, 2019

Did you realize that by the year 2020, over 80 percent of small businesses will use the cloud to manage their workload? Modern business owners understand that in order to stay competitive, they need to embrace the latest technology on the market. This is why there is has been such a noticeable shift to cloud-based... Read More

Bridgera Makes Remote Monitoring Simple

Written by: Jordan Eller on January 8, 2019

Bridgera unveils Bridgera Monitoring, a new remote monitoring service powered by Bridgera IoT  Bridgera Monitoring changes the game with remote monitoring software for healthcare, medical device, and industrial applications by supporting personalized user experiences and custom device integrations.   RALEIGH, North Carolina, Jan. 8, 2019 — Bridgera, a custom software company specializing in Internet of Things... Read More

How the Internet of Things Affects the Software Industry

Written by: Jordan Eller on January 1, 2019

Traditional software is operated by people and functions on desktop computers or on computers in data centers and more recently on mobile phones and tablets. The internet of things introduces a complex combination of hardware and software that must work together flawlessly in a wide variety of environments and in many cases with no human interaction.... Read More

Automating Inventory Management with the Internet of Things

Written by: Jordan Eller on December 14, 2018

What do we have? Where do we have it? How long have we had it? For anyone in a product-driven business, the answers to these questions are absolutely crucial. A lackluster inventory management strategy can spell disaster for your bottom line. This is why automating your inventory management with an IoT solution can be a... Read More

Holiday Smart Gift Guide 2018

Written by: Jordan Eller on December 7, 2018

It’s that time of year again! If you’re still shopping for that perfect gift, the IoT experts at Bridgera have compiled another list to help you on your search. Below you’ll find our favorite smart gifts of 2018 for every price point. 10) Smart Doorbell A smart doorbell makes the perfect gift for someone looking... Read More

Driver Tracking: How Unique Solutions Serve Unique Fleets

Written by: Jordan Eller on October 26, 2018

GPS solutions for tracking trucks and cars have existed for years by leveraging vehicle-mounted tracking devices. But what if your business makes most of its deliveries using motor scooters, or bicycles, or even by foot? How are you going to use a traditional fleet tracking solution if your business revolves around nontraditional delivery methods? IoT-enabled... Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to IoT Projects

Written by: Jordan Eller on October 1, 2018

As companies venture into IoT projects, many discover that they cannot build an end-to-end solution without suppliers and partners. However, partner evaluation can become a buyer-beware effort if you don’t have a good understanding of the terminology and critical components of an IoT solution. This white paper breaks down the IoT system to the component... Read More

Personal Emergency Monitoring and the New Era of Safety

Written by: Jordan Eller on September 21, 2018

Despite this era of cloud connectivity and remote monitoring applications, there are still men and women who get up every day to solve problems in person. From lone utility workers to real estate agents to home healthcare professionals, there are millions of people who work independently and without the immediate support of a manager or... Read More

How IoT Enhances Asset Tracking in Industrial Markets

Written by: Jordan Eller on August 31, 2018

There’s a revolution happening in the Industrial Equipment market. For years, companies with a multitude of valuable assets have had to endure problems that negatively affect their productivity, efficiency, costs, staffing, and a host of other factors that influence their bottom-line. These issues can include theft, damage, safety, poor productivity, loss, or any other hindrance... Read More

Wearable Technology and the Healthcare Industry

Written by: Jordan Eller on August 16, 2018

Wearable healthcare technology is gaining widespread popularity, primarily owing to its accessibility and flexibility. Wearables are compact devices connected to a network with features such as wireless data transmission, real-time feedback, and automatic health alerts.  Thanks to the Internet of Things, wearables are making life easier for both doctors and patients. With the ability to... Read More

Monitoring Center Integration and the Internet of Things

Written by: Jordan Eller on August 15, 2018

Monitoring centers, also referred to as central alarm stations, exist to monitor situations and provide assistance in expedient and efficient ways. These centers or stations can be responsible for monitoring a variety of different situations, from security monitoring to personal emergency monitoring and even household emergency monitoring (such as smoke alarm monitoring). Each center is staffed by... Read More

Biometric Monitoring and IoT: A New Era of Digital Health

Written by: Jordan Eller on July 27, 2018

The Internet of things offers endless possibilities for efficiency in the healthcare industry. One of the most prominent products of this marriage between tech and healthcare is the concept of Digital Health, which is the convergence of digital revolutions (namely IoT) with healthcare. Bolstering this new era of digital healthcare is biometric monitoring. What is Biometric... Read More

IoT Find and Track: The Next Generation Of Healthcare

Written by: Jordan Eller on July 2, 2018

Healthcare executives constantly wrestle with issues concerning the safety of their facility, the satisfaction of their staff, the quality of care provided to their patients and the costly workflow inefficiencies that impact their bottom line. Oftentimes, information technology innovation for healthcare is cited as a potential vehicle for improvement. Innovators are constantly working to create... Read More

Stopping Extinction: IoT and Wildlife Conservation

Written by: Jordan Eller on June 15, 2018

Wildlife protection agencies have adopted remote tracking technology as a conservation tool, allowing small teams to monitor and manage data from animals over a wide area. Nowhere is that effort more focused than in the regions of Africa where poaching is threatening to wipe out endangered animals including rhinos, elephants, pangolins, and lions. Thankfully, many... Read More

How Remote Monitoring is Changing the Industrial Sector

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on May 22, 2018

To the uninitiated, the term “remote monitoring” may sound a bit technical, but in reality, it’s a very simple concept. With remote monitoring, we are able to check the status of on object, pinpoint the location of an object, and display the object’s pertinent information. With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, we... Read More

The Benefits of IoT for Location Tracking and Personal Security

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on May 15, 2018

With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and location-based sensors (such as GPS), we now have the ability for personal security solutions to include a location tracking capability. Rapid assistance from a danger or threat can now be a button push away. What comes to mind when you think about personal security? You... Read More

How IoT is Enhancing Medical Equipment for Remote Care Monitoring

Written by: Jordan Eller on April 30, 2018

Decades ago, if you had told a doctor that in the future, they could monitor a patient’s health without having to schedule an appointment, you would probably get laughed out of the room. Well, the future has arrived, and thanks to the Internet of Things and remote care monitoring, the healthcare industry has experienced a... Read More

IoT Wireless Technology: Enabling Radio Frequencies

Written by: Jordan Eller on April 24, 2018

 The Internet of Things is a collection (or “stack”) of different components that connect software, systems, and people via internet technology. One of these crucial components is the communication network, enabled by IoT wireless technology, the communication network is the gateway between an IoT device (a “thing”) and a software platform (Bridgera IoT for example).IoT... Read More

What is an IoT Platform?

Written by: Jordan Eller on April 4, 2018

As the 4th Industrial Revolution marches on, it can be easy to get lost in all the new terms and buzzwords. If you do a cursory search for the Internet of Things, you’ll notice the phrase “IoT platform” crops up pretty frequently. But what does “IoT platform” mean, exactly? In a world of “solutions” and... Read More

Is an Application Enablement Platform right for your business?

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on March 26, 2018

An Application Enablement Platform, a.k.a. AEP, in the context of this article is a software product with foundation level capabilities that are used by a team of developers to build a consumable software application. An AEP does not come with an occupancy permit for consumable use. You have work to do to get to an... Read More

9 IoT Predictions for 2018

Written by: Joseph Goad on February 28, 2018

2018 has only just begun, and the Internet of Things is gearing up to have it’s biggest year yet. With blockchain is becoming a household name thanks to the cryptocurrency boom and 5G networks on the horizon for some major metropolitan areas, the 4th Industrial Revolution continues to rumble forward. Check out our list of... Read More

Preparation Is Key: IoT and Cyber Attacks

Written by: Jordan Eller on February 22, 2018

Over the last few decades, the Internet of Things has made some major strides. Twenty years ago, a connected world was considered science fiction. Ten years ago, it was a niche market without much influence. Now, IoT is ingrained in almost every aspect of our daily lives. It’s hard to go anywhere without encountering some... Read More

How to Outsource Software to Enhance Physical Products

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on February 6, 2018

Software is everywhere. If you’re reading this, you are a consumer of software. Software is in our homes and at our place of work. Software startups are among the biggest disrupters of the business world in the 21st century. In fact, many formally great companies have met their demise by software startups. Disruption by software... Read More

Software and Safety: The Role of IoT in Emergency Response

Written by: Jordan Eller on January 19, 2018

Since the concept of the Internet of Things was introduced in 2005, there has been a wave of interest regarding all the different ways it can be used to enhance our lives. If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance that you’ve got a smartphone nearby that can control dozens of different services, accounts,... Read More

The Bottom-Line Economics of IoT Solutions

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on December 18, 2017

There’s a surging interest in the Internet of Things, despite the fact that the concept pre-dates the internet. What’s driving this newfound interest so much that it is often called the 4th Industrial Revolution? The bottom line is this: As technology advances and the economics change, IoT solutions become attainable to the masses for the... Read More

10 Smart Gift Ideas Powered By IoT

Written by: Jordan Eller on December 14, 2017

  If you’re dreaming of a Smart Christmas like we are, then you’ve probably already got a few IoT-enabled gifts on your wishlist this year. If not, never fear! We’ve put together a list of our favorite Smart gift ideas for you to get everyone on your shopping list (and also maybe yourself). Whether you... Read More

IoT Solutions and Short-Range Radio Signals

Written by: Jordan Eller on November 28, 2017

Short Range IoT Radio Solutions Unlike Long and Medium range radio solutions, we define short range as solutions with signal range ≤30m. The most common technologies in use include Bluetooth (or its evolution Bluetooth LE) and RFID. These options are some of the most versatile choices for your IoT solution. Bluetooth and IoT Solutions Bluetooth... Read More

All Things Open and the Internet of Things

Written by: Jordan Eller on November 14, 2017

In October 2017, Bridgera sponsored and attended the yearly All Things Open convention in Raleigh, NC. As the largest open-source technology event on the East Coast, All Things Open 2017 was packed to the gills with excited participants. Developers, entrepreneurs, and designers from every corner of the world flocked to the Raleigh Convention Center to... Read More

IoT Systems and Medium Range Radio Solutions

Written by: Jordan Eller on November 10, 2017

What happens when IoT systems require you to have wireless IoT devices within an area of 30 meters and 100 meters? That’s where medium range radio signals really shine! With a plethora of different technologies to choose from, medium range radio signals are easily the most versatile solution for IoT systems. We define medium range... Read More

IoT Solutions Enabling Digital Health

Written by: Jordan Eller on October 13, 2017

Even if you are not familiar with the phrase “Digital Health”, there’s a good chance you have already experienced it. If you’ve ever used a Fitbit or downloaded a fitness tracker on your phone, you’ve already immersed yourself in Digital Health. Digital Health is the product of traditional healthcare practices and emerging technology, such as... Read More

5 Key Factors to Selecting the Right IoT Platform

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on October 6, 2017

You have identified a market demand for an IoT Solution. You have a device and a communication channel strategy. How do you select the right IoT platform to provide the IoT Software capability needed to complete your solution and start addressing the market demand? In June 2017, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) published a paper asking... Read More

Are You in the Software Business?

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on September 29, 2017

You are a consumer of software. You buy commercial software. You install it on servers or employee computers (perhaps you have someone in IT do this for you). Or you consume software as a service (SaaS) through a web browser, eliminating the need to install and support software locally.   What you may not know... Read More

Using Radio Solutions for IoT Systems

Written by: Jordan Eller on September 27, 2017

When it comes to choosing a network for IoT solutions, the most popular option is to use a cellular network. However, what happens when a cellular network doesn’t get the job done? Fortunately, there are many alternatives to using a standard cell network. This blog post focuses on long range IoT radio solutions.... Read More

Exploring Connectivity Solutions for IoT Systems

Written by: Jordan Eller on September 18, 2017

  What good is a strong impulse if the connection is weak? That may sound like dating advice, but it applies to IoT systems as well! The next segment of our free eBook explains the various connectivity solutions used to transmit data between IoT devices and servers.... Read More

A Close Look at IoT Internet Protocols

Written by: Jordan Eller on August 31, 2017

As you may have guessed, IoT systems send data over the internet to communicate with Things and other connected devices. But what determines the rules and format for the type of data that gets sent? In the next segment of our eBook, we take a deep dive into the world of internet protocols.... Read More

IoT Security – Are You Doing the Simple Things?

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on August 25, 2017

There are no guarantees when it comes to keeping anything secure, IoT security included. “100% security from 100% of threats is 100% impossible.” A safe bet, and perhaps as close to a guarantee as you can get is, “Neglect security and you’re bound to experience bad things” Try leaving your car doors unlocked, with the... Read More

IoT Systems and Communication Channels

Written by: Jordan Eller on August 7, 2017

Communication Channels IoT systems enable Things to communicate with servers as well as other Things. As suggested by the name, the “Internet of Things”, internet technology provides the foundation for this communication. A Communication Channel enables IoT system communication by combining IoT specific internet protocols and a method for connectivity. Here we will look at... Read More

Cisco Says IoT Projects are Failing, But Why?

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on July 27, 2017

Despite the Internet of Things being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there are concerns about the pace of this revolution given the overwhelming majority of Enterprise IoT project failures. Enterprises that create and sell products either manufacture a physical product or manufacture software. Rarely does a company do both. Even more rare is the company... Read More

Powering the IoT System

Written by: Jordan Eller on July 14, 2017

Our previous blog focused on the brains of IoT devices, where we learned about the importance and function of a microcontroller. This week, we’re taking a look at the power systems behind IoT devices.... Read More

The Control System | The Brain in an IoT Device

Written by: Jordan Eller on July 7, 2017

We recently published an introduction to IoT Sensors and Actuators, where we learned that the enabling technology is a transducer, a physical device that converts one form of energy into another. Now let’s look at how this energy conversion is used as input for a control system in an IoT device.... Read More

IoT System | Sensors and Actuators

Written by: Jordan Eller on June 26, 2017

The Internet of Things is rarely discussed without the conversation steering to data and the new Data Economy. The intelligence and value from an IoT system is based on what can be learned from the data. Sensors are the source of IoT data. Driven by new innovations in materials and nanotechnology, sensor technology is developing at a never before... Read More

The IoT Platform behind Bridgera IoT

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on June 15, 2017

The engine behind Bridgera IoT is a robust IoT Platform using Big Data Technologies that originated in the Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay, and Google.... Read More

Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on June 8, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) may be one of the least understood technology buzzwords of the last decade. "A Reference Guide to the Internet of Things", is a must read prior to your first end-to-end IoT project. ... Read More

A Preface to The Internet of Things

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on June 5, 2017

If we can reduce the IoT investment cost, we can bring more IoT ideas to life. The first step is to understand the major components in the IoT technology stack and the technology trade-offs available for each component. ... Read More

IoT Platform or IoT Software?

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on May 12, 2017

You need IoT Software, you were sold an IoT Platform and now have developers "playing" instead of completing your IoT Solution. Is there a better way?... Read More

What is a Software Platform?

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on April 12, 2017

A software platform may accelerate a project timeline, but don't confuse it with a complete solution. Read about what to consider when building on a software platform.... Read More

5G Promises New Horizons for IoT Solutions

Written by: Kamalesh Nayudu on April 4, 2017

Coming soon: 5G networks! Take a look at how the new generation will enhance IoT solutions with innovations in transportation, education, and beyond.... Read More

Tips on Building a Complete IoT Solution for your Business

Written by: Kamalesh Nayudu on March 21, 2017

Read this brief summary about the key, must-have components of a complete IoT solution, and the important characteristics to consider for each. ... Read More

What is IoT | A System of Systems

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on January 23, 2017

The acronym IoT stands for the Internet of Things. But could a better name be SCAWAS? This blog provides an overview of IoT systems and why "IoT" might not be the most accurate term to describe them.... Read More

Industrial IoT: Improving Safety and Efficiency

Written by: Sophia Davies on December 2, 2016

Industrial IoT is something that smart manufacturers can't ignore if they want to remain competitive in the rapidly changing industrial landscape.... Read More

Emergency Response and IoT: Saving Lives with Software

Written by: Sophia Davies on November 7, 2016

IoT Solutions are playing significant roles in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency response systems, thus saving lives and making cities safer.... Read More

Which Wireless Technology is Right for Your IoT App?

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on October 28, 2016

You have many choices when it comes to selecting the wireless technology to connect your IoT applications to the internet. This blog will introduce you to some of the science behind the technology. ... Read More

Can your business survive without IoT solutions?

Written by: Sophia Davies on September 26, 2016

IoT solutions and the data they generate will revolutionize every major industry. With the introduction of the internet, we have seen new businesses disrupt industries. What is in store with the Internet of Things? Don't be left behind. ... Read More

IoT Solutions: How to solve the “IoT is Hard” problem

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on September 12, 2016

IoT Solutions may appear deceptively simple, but in reality requires mastery of many cross functional disciplines to pull off successfully. Find out more and what you can do to overcome this complexity. ... Read More

The IoT Tsunami: Will You Catch the Data Wave?

Written by: Kamalesh Nayudu on July 19, 2016

The IoT tsunami is coming. Is your business prepared for the wave of data coming your way? 5.5 million new things are connecting to the internet each day providing data and insights never before accessible.... Read More

Behind the Scene with the Internet of Things

Written by: Ron Pascuzzi on June 27, 2016

What really happens behind a Smart Connected [IoT] Device to make a compete IoT Solution. Is there a role for Big Data and Analytics?... Read More