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.
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?
I sat recently through a long, multiple-day design review for a major appliance manufacturer. This company—my customer—has a competitor who has recently launched an IoT version of their product. In response, my customer is planning a large IoT offering, with […]
It’s likely that delivery efficiency is going to get more important in the future.
Another day, another public hack: Today we learned that a “cyber-espionage operation” has used a previously unknown flaw in Adobe Flash to gain information from NATO governments and others. And also 87% of Android devices are vulnerable to numerous known […]
AES67 is a standard for transport of high performance audio over IP networks. High performance, as AES67 defines it, is at least a 44.1 kHz sampling frequency, at least 16-bit resolution and latency less than 10 ms. AES67 is targeted […]
One common approach to hiring an engineering services firm is to issue an RFP. The core idea is, you write up your requirements, and get several engineering design services firms to bid. Usually the assumption is that every compliant bid is equivalent on quality and features, and therefore the decision is made based on schedule and total cost. This isn’t a good idea.
One thing that is striking amongst different engineering cultures is the range of approaches to scheduling accuracy: How tolerant is the organization of schedule slips? And therefore how aggressive are engineering planners encouraged to be?
I’ve got a new article at Entrepreneur magazine: “The Internet of Things Will Have Arrived When You Don’t Even Notice It’s There”. For most devices, Internet connectivity just isn’t that compelling. Really: How much do I care about my hot […]