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Welcome to the foremost industry blog covering current issues in Internet of Things (IOT) and Video & Audio. You’ll also find specific information on a wide range of other issues including hardware and software/firmware design; and video, mobile application and signal processing technologies. We cover a wide range of industries including security, cable/satellite, enterprise video, oil and gas, law enforcement, smartphone, defense and communications, among others.

Banksy Had Inside Help

Howdy Pierce Today’s discussion at Cardinal Peak involved Banksy’s latest stunt. In case you missed the news, a print of one of Banksy’s most famous street murals, “Girl With Balloon”, appeared to destroy itself only seconds after it was auctioned by So…

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RAII Introduction

Joe Linhoff RAII, or Resource Acquisition is Initialization, is a programming idiom that originally came out of the C++ community. However, it’s a powerful approach that can be used in many languages, including old-fashioned C. In this blog post, I’ll intro…

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IoT Temperature Monitoring

Howdy Pierce Cardinal Peak just completed the initial phase of an interesting IoT project that was slightly afield for us. Six months ago, a volunteer for the Emergency Family Assistance Association, a food bank in Boulder, asked me to develop a solution to track…

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Three Keys to Embedded Software Success

Stefanie Diesi, Staff Engineer Writing software on an embedded device can be difficult for any number of reasons, but smart design choices up front can help mitigate some of the pain down the road. There are entire books and college courses devoted to this topic. However, I think…

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Where There is No Vision...

Howdy Pierce I was disappointed in CES this year. Aside from minor tweaks, virtually everything on display in 2018 was also on display in 2017. Although I did see the world’s first “mixed reality dimensional guidance device”—I’m not sure what it is, but…

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Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2017

Kevin Courter, Engineering Director Amazon Web Services re:Invent is a massive and fast growing event. Estimates for this year’s attendance range between 40,000 and 50,000 people, and it was sold out nearly two weeks before the first day. This year there are over 1000 breakout…

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Innovating With iZotope

Cardinal Peak Staff We recently completed a really cool project with our friends at iZotope. For those who have never picked up a guitar and dreamed of being the next Tom Petty, iZotope designs award-winning audio products and technologies for musicians, music producers…

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Teaching in Africa: Part 1

Mike Perkins I’m on sabbatical from Cardinal Peak right now, teaching at Carnegie Mellon’s Africa campus in Kigali, Rwanda.  Aside from the fun I’ve had being in another culture and in an academic environment, it’s been great to see how a world class uni…

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Negative Zero

Howdy Pierce My wife brings up the following story any time she wants to make the point that I’m pedantic: When one of my daughters was in second grade, her math teacher told the class that any number divided by zero was one. I dashed off an impassioned email t…

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Why Should You Use a Third Party IoT Platform?

Bernard Vachon These days many companies are looking to IoT to enable their products. In the case of commoditized items, some see an opportunity to differentiate themselves and increase their margins; and with the help of some good marketing, may convince people th…

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Cardinal Peak
Cardinal Peak offers fast, ultra-reliable engineering services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Video & Audio products. Focused on increasing our clients' engineering ROI, we complement their internal resources with project-based contract engineering.

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Diego deGarrido Sr. Manager, LSI
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Jason Damori Director of Engineering, Biamp Systems
We asked Cardinal Peak to take ownership for an important subsystem, and they completed a very high quality deliverable on time.
Matt Cowan Chief Scientific Officer, RealD
Cardinal Peak’s personnel worked side-by-side with our own engineers and engineers from other companies on several of our key projects. The Cardinal Peak staff has consistently provided a level of professionalism and technical expertise that we…
Sherisse Hawkins VP Software Development, Time Warner Cable
Cardinal Peak was a natural choice for us. They were able to develop a high-quality product, based in part on open source, and in part on intellectual property they had already developed, all for a very effective price.
Bruce Webber VP Engineering, VBrick
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Brian Brown President and CEO, Decatur Electronics
The Cardinal Peak team started quickly and delivered high-quality results, and they worked really well with our own engineering team.
Charles Corbalis VP Engineering, RGB Networks
We found Cardinal Peak’s team to be very knowledgeable about embedded video delivery systems. Their ability to deliver working solutions on time—combined with excellent project management skills—helped bring success not only to the product…
Ralph Schmitt VP, Product Marketing and Engineering, Kustom Signals
Cardinal Peak has provided deep technical insights, and they’ve allowed us to complete some really hard projects quickly. We are big fans of their team.
Scott Garlington VP Engineering, xG Technology
We’ve used Cardinal Peak on several projects. They have a very capable engineering team. They’re a great resource.
Greg Read Senior Program Manager, Symmetricom
Cardinal Peak has proven to be a trusted and flexible partner who has helped Harmonic to deliver reliably on our commitments to our own customers. The team at Cardinal Peak was responsive to our needs and delivered high quality results.
Alex Derecho VP Professional Services, Harmonic
Yonder Music was an excellent collaboration with Cardinal Peak. Combining our experience with the music industry and target music market, with Cardinal Peak’s technical expertise, the product has made the mobile experience of Yonder as powerful as…
Adam Kidron founder and CEO, Yonder Music
The Cardinal Peak team played an invaluable role in helping us get our first Internet of Things product to market quickly. They were up to speed in no time and provided all of the technical expertise we lacked. They interfaced seamlessly with our i…
Kevin Leadford Vice President of Innovation, Acuity Brands Lighting
We asked Cardinal Peak to help us address a number of open items related to programming our systems in production. Their engineers have a wealth of experience in IoT and embedded fields, and they helped us quickly and diligently. I’d definitely…
Ryan Margoles Founder and CTO, notion