November 4, 2013
Some IoT / M2M links from last week.
1. New Eclipse Project Proposal: Krikkit.
Project proposal from Cisco about making edge devices smarter about IoT data.
2. New SmartHome Consortium including ABB, Bosch, Cisco and LG
These companies should really look at Eclipse SmartHome. It would appear to help solve a lot of the goals they mention in their press release.
3. Blackberry integration with MQTT
Looks like Blackberry is integrating with MQTT.
4. M2M Goodness at EclipseCon Europe
Last week there were a number of M2M presentations at EclipseCon Europe. Alex Blewitt blogged about some of the highlights on InfoQ.
OpenHAB coming to Eclipse as Eclipse SmartHome
State of M2M projects at Eclipse
October 18, 2013
Weekly links from the IoT and M2M industry.
1. Good article on ‘Why open hardware matters’
Interesting to see Arduino and BeagleBone collaborating. Lots of people think Raspberry Pi is open hardware but in reality it is just really accessible hardware. It also seems like the Raspberry Pi has even bigger ambitions to be the hardware for IoT.
2, MQTT goodness this week
3. Gartner survey indicates CEOs aren’t buying the IoT hype.
Not terribly surprising but I think the hype is just starting. It does indicate we need to have more user stories about IoT successes.
4. Lots of M2M/ IoT sessions at EclipseCon. Yes a shameless link to my blog post.
October 11, 2013
Interesting links from the M2M and IoT world.
IoT meets the Cloud – OpenIoT
OpenIoT is a EU funded project to research IoT and the cloud. Not really sure what to make of it but something to watch.
Another article comparing IoT protocols. Unfortunately it is missing CoAP, Lightweight M2M and I am sure others.
Open vs Proprietary Announcements
There is a lot of proprietary/closed minded thinking in the M2M / IoT industry. For example, Wind River (Intel) and Fujitsui both announcement M2M / IoT gateway products this past week:
1. Wind River (Intel) : support for MQTT, etc
2. Fujitsu: ‘proprietary communications technology’, ‘patent pending’
Intel/Wind River definitely gets open is critical. Fujitsu not so much. They at least need a better PR agency.
MQTT for Vehicle Tracking
Greenwich is a Java and MQTT device targeted for vehicle tracking
October 8, 2013
I noticed on PlanetEclipse the first release of LiClipe from Fabio Zadrozny. If I am not mistaken this is the first Eclipse product funded by crowdfunding. It looks like Fabio raised just over $30K on Indigogo to fund the initial development.
Congrats to Fabio for being the first to get funding and the successful release. It would be great to have more crowdfunding projects/products in the Eclipse community. If anyone needs help promoting a campaign, I am more than willing to help.
October 4, 2013
Interesting links from the M2M and IoT industry.
1. Introducing Intel Galileo – Intel for Arduino
Not terribly surprising to see Intel getting closer to the open hardware community. Open hardware is driving a lot in M2M and IoT
2. Top 10 Challenges of IoT
Stefan Ferber from Bosch Innovations has a great blog post about the challenges for the IoT community. I think he pretty well nails it.
3. MQTT vs CoAP
A good and balanced comparison of MQTT and CoAP protocols. We need more of this type of content and writing.
4. More Eclipse M2M projects
Very happy to see Mosquitto being proposed as an Eclipse projects. It will be great to have an MQTT client AND server project at Eclipse.
5. IoT Conferences
Thingmonk - One of my favourite analysts is James Governor from Redmonk. He is organizing an IoT event on Dec. 3. James does awesome events and you can be sure the content will be great and focused at developers.
FOSDEM IoT Dev Room – Looks like FOSDEM will have an IoT room. We need more developer oriented events focused on M2M and IoT
6. Big data support for MQTT
Big data is going to be a big thing in M2M. Interesting to see TempDB adding direct support for MQTT. My guess is this starts to become a trend.
October 2, 2013
We are starting to gear up for EclipseCon 2014, so I thought it would be useful to provide an update on what we are planning for the 2014 event.
First, we are going back to California. The last two years we were on the US east coast but it is time to go back to Silicon Valley. EclipseCon 2014 will be held at the Hyatt Regency at the San Francisco Airport. For returning EclipseCon attendees you might remember this is the same location we held EclipseCon in 2005.
This year we are going to organize 3 special theme days: M2M Day, Polarsys Day and Vert.x Day. The idea of the theme day is to have a series of sessions in one day focused on a single topic. We are hoping people who might not want to attend the entire conference but are interested in M2M, System Engineering (Polarsys) or Vert.x will attend for these days. We will be selling Theme Day passes to allow attendees to participate in these focused topics.
To accommodate the Theme Days, we will not be hosting a co-located OSGI DevCon or an ALM Connect. We still expect to have lots of great OSGi sessions and talks on lifecycle tools but they will be more integrated into the overall EclipseCon schedule.
Registration will be open later in October and the pricing will be very similar to last year. We will be keeping the popular Non-corporate price, so people that want to attend but their company is not paying will be able to register for $500.
Over the next couple of months we will be sending out more information. Now is the time to get your session ideas in for consideration by the program committee. The deadline for submission is November 18 and early bird is November 4. The complete agenda should be selected by early December.
See you in San Francisco, March 17-20, 2014