Posts about IoT

Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on October 04, 2019
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What happened? Did I blink too fast or has 20 years indeed passed since the first 802.11b standard was introduced in 1999?

Yep, I’ve just checked – my “salt and pepper” hairline is testimony to how 20 years have sped along without due care and attention and have surprisingly avoided a speeding ticket. 2019 stamps 20 years of Wi-Fi connectivity and I wonder what did we ever do without it?

Actually, I do remember what we did: We connected our computers and other peripheral equipment over a local area network (LAN) using Ethernet, forming the most essential of computer networks! You may recall that one of the primary reasons Wi-Fi was introduced was to simplify connectivity. More so, when Ethernet cabling proved too troublesome to deploy, Wi-Fi became a wonderful alternative to resolving connectivity in those typically challenging places to reach ...

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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on July 01, 2019
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In last month’s column, “Artificial intelligence: I think therefore I am?,” I felt I only scratched the surface of what we understand to be artificial intelligence (AI) and, in this month’s post, I want to expand my thoughts a little further.

So, last month, I suggested that what we understand today as “AI” is nothing more than clever programming and smart technology and, I dare say, that’s largely true, despite others suggesting otherwise. We don’t have thinking machines, since software engineers have programmed our technology to behave in a pre-determined manner, along with predefined behaviors and outcomes ...

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“The future of 5G remains hazy but certainly promising.” This might have been both the best and most concerning quote I heard at the 2019 IEEE Brooklyn 5G Summit – especially coming for the CTO of a Tier 1 US operator. In other words: We have this really cool technology that has a lot of potential. We think there are some really good use cases, but we aren’t exactly sure which ones will take priority beyond mobile broadband. However, we think it could be impactful to the industry, particularly the enterprise for industrial automation. Okay. Hazy for sure ...

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ADVA and Intel recently announced that Ensemble Connector is now a software option for Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE. This means that users can buy an integrated and verified hardware-software solution that is ready to deploy for universal CPE (uCPE) applications. What does that mean for service providers, integrators, and enterprises? It means they can now buy a solution that they know will work in the real world ...

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