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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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Getting Smart: Artificial Intelligence and Its Tools

Discussion surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) has grown immensely since 2015. Tech billionaires exchange differing opinions about its safety on Twitter. Research and development has reached new heights at IBM and Google. Even media portrays AI on a personal level, and corporations see it as an immensely helpful tool, especially in IIoT applications. For all its […]

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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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@Sealevel: Telling a Good Story

My grandmother cemented into my memory “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story” from our hours around the Sunday dinner table, swapping stories.  So, when a potty-mouthed retiree-turned-guide – and my dear friend – said the same thing while we hiked Fairhead in the Glens of Antrim of Northern Ireland, […]

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Forestry Friday Spotlight: Corporate Responsibility for Restoring Ecosystems

The tragedy of Sierra Leone’s mudslides – which killed over 200 people earlier this week – is a severe reminder that we have a responsibility to sustainability. Heavy deforestation and poor urban planning combined with especially intense monsoons precipitated the disaster, creating rapid erosion and vulnerable communities. We mourn the loss of so many lives and […]

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Made in America: Celebrating Conservation Entrepreneurs

As a company that values our “American Made” promise, we like to honor other innovators whose work bolsters America. Among our heroes is John Muir, credited as the “Father of the National Parks.” Though himself not made in America, he made a lasting mark on the United States by founding the American conservation effort. He […]

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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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