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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.


What’s So Hard About Hardware?

Kate Bethurem, Director of Business Development

I had the pleasure of attending a few segments of Boulder Startup Week, a weeklong event just down the road from Cardinal Peak dedicated to helping startups become successful. Startup Week brings innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors together to talk about […]

Remote Logging: Part 2

May 23rd, 2016 by Cardinal Peak Staff
Cardinal Peak Staff

Continuing his guest blogging series over at the Loggly blog, Cardinal Peak Senior Software Engineer Thomson Comer talks this week about how to write effectively for Loggly. He debunks myths about remote logging and gives some great tips for debugging. […]

Keeping It All In Sync: Part Two

Stefanie Diesi

Earlier this week, I wrote about the importance of synching audio and video, something that we use in many applications. We’ve already discussed why it’s necessary, and today I want to talk about the different ways to do it, some […]

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Keeping It All In Sync: Part One

Stefanie Diesi

These days, we employ audio and video applications in everything from IoT to embedded products, and one challenge that comes up time and time again is synchronization. Synchronization between audio and video streams is the most common case, but some […]

Remote Logging: A Guest Post for Loggly

May 4th, 2016 by Cardinal Peak Staff
Cardinal Peak Staff

    Thomson Comer, Senior Software Engineer here at Cardinal Peak, is writing a guest blog series starting this week for Loggly. His three-part series begins with this post explaining how remote logging works and how it can benefit engineers and developers in locating […]

Is Voice Control the Killer App for Residential IoT?

April 27th, 2016 by Howdy Pierce
Howdy Pierce

Like possibly everyone else who grew up watching Sesame Street, I loved Apple’s new ad featuring the Cookie Monster using Siri to help make cookies: And the behind-the-scenes follow-up is possibly even funnier if you haven’t seen it. The pairing […]

Build GStreamer on Windows: A Guide

April 20th, 2016 by Brad Aisa
Brad Aisa

We’re big fans of GStreamer, a very good open source multi-media framework supported on almost every platform conceivable, including Linux, OS/X, Android, iOS, and even tiny clients like Raspberry Pi. Recently, we’ve needed to use GStreamer on a couple of […]

Do You Believe in Magic?

April 13th, 2016 by Pat French
Pat French

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”   —Arthur C. Clark Working in the IoT industry and being a technology enthusiast, I am always playing with the latest IoT gadgets. While many of these devices have beautiful […]

It’s That Time Again

Stefanie Diesi

It’s an early morning for many of us after “springing forward” and losing an hour of sleep over the weekend. While the time change might have a jarring impact on our alertness, our computers are probably humming along without ever […]

The IoT Zombie Problem

February 25th, 2016 by Mike Deeds
Mike Deeds

Mmm… Brains. There are a lot of residential Internet-of-Things devices available that can connect to my home Wi-Fi network and provide some functionality: Thermostats, security cameras, light switches, connected speakers, and so forth. Some devices even defy classification—Cardinal Peak gave […]

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