Episode 14: Bluetooth Sig - Delivering Standards & Supporting Developers

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In this latest episode of "The idIoTs," Jim Katsandres walks us through the recent update of Bluetooth Standards that includes Bluetooth 5 and Mesh. Bluetooth 5 promises to change the consumer's experience with richer media and smarter homes. Mesh enables real-time sensing and actuation for factory floor solutions such as smart lighting.

When Bluetooth 5 is combined with Mesh, we get a powerful Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution that takes advantage of beacons and other IoT devices capable of instantaneously pervading a network and triggering functions designed for zones or fthe entire network.

For Developers, Bluetooth SIG supports an activity community, and Jim  and the team are available to support developers with advice and guidance. The tools and code available on the site is neutral to environments and supports a large community of developers looking to launch scalable products.

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Episode 13: Sprint and T-Mobile Agree to Merge, but Will It Hold?

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In this latest episode, James Brehm & Associates' team members James Brehm (Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist), Mike Krell (Head of IoT Strategy), and Carl Ford (Community Developer and   Grand Poobah) discuss a possible merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.

T-Mobile and Sprint have been talking merger for a while and have finally chosen a path forward together. However is theirs a deal that can be approved by regulators? What does it represent overall? What is the impact on IoT? Given the treatment that other mergers in the past have gotten from regulators, will this one be stalled, stopped or approved?

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Episode 12: An Interview with Advantech's Tim Munro

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Tim Munro, and Industrial IoT Specialist for Advantech, shares his experience serving the Energy Sector and explores the following:

  • What is the energy sector today is looking to accomplish using IoT
  • Utilities have their own security standards based on the distrbuted nature of the power grid called SCADA.  How does Advantech comply with the requirements?
  • Advantech does a lot of intelligence at the edge solutions, does that mean it is replacing industrial controls?
  • Power Utilities have a lot of outside systems. Are Advantech's systems ruggedized?
  • What stage of adoption are our power companies and their ecosystems in today? 

We also delved into discussion with Munro about Industry 4.0 and why it is an early adopter of IoT. 

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Episode 11: Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Huawei! Oh, My!

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The Trump administration has put an end to Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm, but is that a good or bad thing? What will be the ramifications? 

In this episode of The idIoTs, JBA's founder James Brehm and team members Carl Ford (Community Developer) and Mike Krell (Head of IoT Strategy) discuss the aftermath of the administration's decision.

What is Broadcom's next move?  Is Qualcomm still in play?  How does Huawei and China play into all this? What IoT use cases does China bring to the rest of the world? 

All this and so much more. Tune in. 

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Episode 10: An Interview with Scott Nelson, Digi's CPO and VP of Product

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In our latest podcast, Carl Ford sits down with Scott Nelson (Digi International's CPO and VP of Product) to discuss Scott's experiences at Embedded and Digi's activities in Smart Cities--particularly those focusing on Street Lights and Water. The discussion ends with Scott sharing how is he using IoT to assist his fishing efforts.

Digi International is a leading global provider of mission-critical M2M and IoT connectivity products and services and is actively involved in supporting Smart City development.

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Episode 9: Breaking News - US Gov't Has Qualcomm Delay Stockholder Meeting at the Last Minute

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It only takes a few minutes sometime for news to change and get updated. In this case we discuss Qualcomm's delay of the stockholder's meeting as requested by the US government.  We also discuss the implications of startups being evaluated higher because they have no hardware involved.

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Episode 8: Mike Krell Returns from Mobile World Congress

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Mike Krell, Head of IoT Strategy, starts by giving us the latest update on Broadcom's effort to acquire Qualcomm.  He then shares his experience at MWC in Barcelona.  There he was focused on three themes; 5G, LPWAN and IoT platforms.  We discussed in some detail his discussions with the major vendors in this space and his predictions on the future trends particularly on CAT M and NB solutions.

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Episode 7: Omnitracs Customer Event and the Future of Fleet Management

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James reflects on the visit to the Omnitracs customer event, the history and relationship with Qualcomm and the future of Fleet Management. Includes the discussion of self driving trucks, Uber's acquisition of Otto and other aspects of fleet management.

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Episode 6: Exploring App-Based Mobile Home Shopping with Alberto Pina of Braustin Mobile Homes

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Alberto Pina, President of Braustin Mobile Homes and our guest for this episode explains how app-based mobile home shopping can improve a customer's shopping experience by saving them time and providing them with a check list.

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Episode 5: Discussing Our Annual 'State of the Industry' Survey Results

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Keith Tamboer, Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics, joins me to talk about previous survey results and what kind of surveys they run. James Brehm and Associates does an annual State of the Industry survey.  We also provide survey services to our customers.

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Episode 4: Ready to Travel to MWC and Fleet Management

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James Brehm, Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist and Mike Krell Head of IoT Strategy at James Brehm & Associates join me to discuss the expectations for Mobile World Congress, the state of the Fleet industry and the continuing battle by Qualcomm to remain independent of Broadcom.

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Episode 3: Discussing the Qualcomm-NXP Merger and Broadcom's Bid

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Mike Krell & James Brehm talk about the merger of Qualcomm with NXP and the possible synergy.  The discussion also focuses on the unsolicited bid by Broadcom and the rationale for both opportunities.

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Episode 1: 5 Things to Look For at CES

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CES was full of devices and a surprise blackout.  The discussion talks about what James Brehm and Mike Krell hightlighted.

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