IoT Links – 06-06-2014

Interesting links for the IoT industry this past week.

1. Part of the recent Apple announcement was their entry into the home automation market with HomeKit. Lots of excitement from the Apple fans. I would expect Google with have something similar to announce at Google I/O later this month.  Home automation is going to be a hot topic for IoT.

2. A Microsoft architect posted a critique of MQTT this past week. Ironically the key take away for me is that due to customer demand Microsoft is implementing MQTT support for the Azure platform. It seems MQTT is getting lots of attention.  FWIW, Tim Kellogg did a nice rebuttal to the initial post. Maybe I still have too many Microsoft vs Open Source scars but it does sound like MS is trying to spread FUD about MQTT.

3. IoT is going to require other protocols like CoAP and Lightweight M2M. It is nice to see ARM publishing a tutorial about Lightweight M2M.  We need more….

4. IoT is impacting many different industries, including manufacturing. I found this articles an interesting perspective on ‘What is need to accelerate IoT in manufacturing‘.

5. This past week we organized an event in Ottawa called IoT in Ottawa. Ottawa is my home town so it was great to meet so many people involved in IoT in Ottawa. We had 100 attendees so the event was a big success. A special call out to 3 Ottawa IoT startups: GestureLogic that is creating some very cool wearables, Giatec Scientific that is attempting to modernize the construction industry, especially concrete, and Gymtrack that is targeting the gym industry.  The great thing about IoT is that it is going to change all industries.

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