Cisco’s Internet of Everything Videos

Carrying the Sensor Tech and IoT theme forward, here are a couple of selected videos from Cisco (which has obviously bet big on what it calls the Internet of Everything – after all, there are still a lot of connections to be made!).

 

 

 

 

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Manufacturing and IoT

Carrying forward from our discussions in #hkuiom regarding Sensor Tech, the Internet of Things and Big Data in the context of manufacturing, below is a video caselet. Stanley Black & Decker has scratched the tip of the iceberg that we have envisioned in our discussions.

 

 

Here is an infographic released by IDC last year, that showcases the (lack of) awareness of Big Data among manufacturers in Asia.

Is Cisco’s ‘Future Video’ on track?

In January 2012, Cisco released this ‘future’ video. Nearly two years hence, how much of this has come true? Are the linear trends projected in this video still valid or can we see some unimagined disruptions starting to unravel the way future was supposed to be?

Google Acquires Nest

Google has announced its acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion. This is Google’s biggest and most newsworthy acquisition in the Internet of Things / SmartHome space. Perhaps it forebears its intent to integrate data captured from smart sensors into its search results? More likely is the creation of multiple Google Smart Devices that are deeply integrated together through the Android operating system. An exciting possibility indeed!

 

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.

Nest’s mission is to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms. Since its launch in 2011, the Nest Learning Thermostat has been a consistent best seller–and the recently launched Protect (Smoke + CO Alarm) has had rave reviews.

See the original press release here.

When stuff tweets

Twitter will soon be awash with tweets by stuff (inanimate objects). Twine, a $99 wifi connected box, uses inputs from environmental sensors and a set of action rules to tweet different messages. Users can set up the action rules online. Thus the day is not far when you will receive a tweet from the toaster that the toast is ready! The box has various inbuilt sensors and allows endless extensions.

The battery-powered box contains sensors for temperature and vibration, a magnetic switch and a moisture sensor. Pretty much anything else can also be added to the contraption. One backer plans to outfit Twine with weight sensors and use it to notify him when the ice machines he operates need refills. Another will use a magnetic door sensor to receive a message when UPS stops by. Others say they will keep track of their pets, heating systems and garage doors using the device.

 

Image via Mashable

 

Read more at Twine: The Revolutionary Box That Can Make Your Appliances Tweet.