Category Archives: IoT

Edge Computing: Optimizing IoT Networks for Speed and Automation

Looking over a canyon rim, turning a sharp curve, and approaching an unknown frontier: the edge of a moment provokes thought and discovery. New “edge” devices in IIoT and IoT systems stimulate operations the same way. When computational system intelligence first began, power centralized in a single device that collected, stored and processed information. When […]

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Not Monk-y Business: Brewing Up IIoT Solutions

Some Sealevel team members were talking about IIoT applications. Cold chain monitoring, wastewater management, agriculture and liquid manufacturing, to name a few, offer data-rich operations perfect for the technology. This talk led to discussion about another production process that offers a similar potential for big data harnessing and narrative analytics. Brewing. That’s right: beer. Whether […]

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Raspberry Pi Feeds the IoT and Maker Trends

“Mugsy is the coffee maker of your dreams,” according to a recent Hackster.io blog discussing the IoT device. Mugsy configures grind size, water temperature and even bean-based brew settings using cloud computing and machine learning. Unfortunately, Mugsy is not available at Bed, Bath and Beyond: caffeine connoisseurs need one Raspberry Pi (not the food) and […]

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Smart, Smarter, Smartest: IoT Devices Abound

Pragmatic solutions for frustrating issues tend to drive technology discovery. However, once a technology hits mainstream markets, solutions abound, especially for problems that people didn’t even know they had. Internet of Things technology is no exception to this trend. Below are six IoT products that take innovation beyond Alexa and Nest.  Noke Bike Lock This […]

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Smart Cities Use Low-Power Networks to Flourish

Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), at the core, are communications technologies. Data is transmitted between objects, and devices communicate with users using cloud services. Thus far, IoT and IIoT applications have relied heavily on cellular 3G/4G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for their networks. As with all tech, limitations to those methods […]

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Why the Cloud is Essential for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing everything. For example, manufacturing is about to receive a huge boost in efficiency thanks to the rise of smart factories with millions of sensors and controllers that offer crucial real-time performance data. If you’re thinking that having millions of independent smart devices sounds like a major logistics challenge […]

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Engineer for a Day: Defining IoT Products

Engineer for a Day is a new feature for you to provide feedback and suggestions for products that are currently in development at Sealevel. Please provide input for our engineering team by commenting. We are actively preparing for the launch of our first true IoT hardware and software solutions. As we review current offerings in […]

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Goodbye Gridlock: How Technology is Making Traffic Signals Obsolete

Next time you’re stuck at a red light for what feels like an eternity, console yourself with this thought: the era of traffic signals is coming to an end. Smart cars and connected cities offer a whole new way of managing traffic, meaning that soon you’ll be able to sail through every intersection without worrying […]

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Digital Twins: A Vital Tool for Big Industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will create huge amounts of data which can be used to improve productivity and lower costs. This is a heartening statement for upper management who love spreadsheets, but what does it mean for the people doing hands-on, practical work? For example, what about the factory manager or technician who […]

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Four Pillars for Successful IIoT Implementation

The Internet of Things (IoT) has huge implications for manufacturing and industry. Being able to monitor and remotely control every part of a factory or other industrial facility means being able to vastly improve efficiency; and the insights gained from all that data can help to drive innovation, creating new products and new markets. The […]

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