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, the economics also change. This makes IoT solutions widely attainable for the first... 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. Bluetooth Bluetooth has become common in computing and consumer product markets. The Bluetooth standard is generally intended as... 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 your IoT system requires 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 any IoT system. We define... 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

Do you know if you are 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 an IoT System

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

Introduction to 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.... 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