IoT makes security protection imperative for embedded software

  Manufacturers of appliances, automotive, consumer electronics and medical devices are rapidly expanding the use of embedded devices powered by software, making products smaller and adding new features and in many instances reduce the energy consumption. Many analysts say this is only the beginning and that in the future just about everything will be embracing some device driven […]

How to tell category data cables apart

  Customers often ask about data cable categories and what they mean. For many end-users, engineers and purchasing agents, who don’t work with these types of cables on a daily basis, the different categories can seem complicated and overwhelming. However, what appears to be complex at first glance, can be simple to understand with a […]

Data: the outsourcing question

  Outsourcing your data is no longer an “if” or a “when”, but rather a case of where and what to outsource. According to Lex van Wyk of Teraco, when designing new office buildings, large enterprises no longer plan for on-premise data centres but are instead opting for hosted solutions in colocation data centres. This […]

Building WiFi networks for the industrial internet of things

  Despite its image as a consumer-level technology, WiFi is actually an ideal basis for an effective, low-cost mobile data network with wide area coverage. When used correctly, WiFi is a perfect fit for many applications that need highly mobile network access, including automated warehousing and public transportation. Compared to competing technologies, such as cellular, […]

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