View From The Peak
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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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 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 […]
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 […]
I attended the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month, and the biggest single category again this year was the Internet of Things, or IoT. Evidently, out of nearly 4,000 exhibiting companies, nearly a quarter displayed an IoT product. Meanwhile, […]
I shouldn’t admit it, but I’m old enough to remember picking television shows very differently than we do today. Sonny, back when I was a kid, there were fewer choices in programming, it was impossible to time-shift, and if you […]
Matt Osminer, our Director of Mobile and Web Software, was recently interviewed by Fluke Networks as part of their Expert Interview program. Read the interview here.
I’ve got a new article up at Entrepreneur: “What Does the ‘Freelance Economy’ Mean for Engineers?” Here’s a taste: What does [the Freelance Economy] mean for entrepreneurs across many fields? I’m convinced that the use of freelancers can lead to […]
“IoT-enabling” usually involves taking an everyday product—a kitchen appliance, say—and adding the necessary communication hardware, connecting it to a cloud service, and developing apps for either end-users or installers. What are the common reasons for doing this?