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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.

Expanding the Wild Blue Yonder

Stefanie Diesi

Last month, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced yet another new Bluetooth® spec, called Bluetooth 5. This new release, out at the end of this year or early next, quadruples the range and doubles the speed of the previous spec. […]

Building a Home Automation System (For Fun)

July 13th, 2016 by Matt Tucker, Senior Engineer
Matt Tucker, Senior Engineer

You’ll find that a lot of engineers like to tinker. In addition to the projects we work on for clients or employers, a lot of us like to put our skills to the test when it comes to our own […]

The Future of LPWAN and the IoT

Pat French, Director of Business Development

A lot of IoT applications — perhaps the majority — require a wireless network to connect the edge device (the “Thing”) to the internet. There are correspondingly several types of wireless networks, with the most common being cellular and Wi-Fi. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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