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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.


So, You Want to Add Alexa Control to Your Thing…

Kevin Courter

Amazon’s Alexa was the darling of CES, and it’s easy to see why. The Echo and Echo Dot devices that run Alexa are relatively inexpensive, and a tremendous number were sold over the Christmas holiday period—helped along, no doubt, by an […]

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Virtually Live From CES

Kate Bethurem, Director of Business Development

I’m writing this post from the comfort of my hotel room in Las Vegas, where I am attending my very first CES. I’ve been in the tech industry for a long time, both as an engineer and in business development, […]

Welcome Mark Carrington to Cardinal Peak

December 20th, 2016 by Howdy Pierce
Howdy Pierce

I’m super excited to announce that Mark Carrington will be joining Cardinal Peak as president at the beginning of the year. Mark is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive who comes to Cardinal Peak with a wealth of relevant experience in […]

An In-Depth Review of Deep Work

December 20th, 2016 by Howdy Pierce
Howdy Pierce

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been meaning to blog about a book I recently read, but I have been so inundated by my to-do list that I couldn’t find the time—or, more accurately, the discipline—to sit down and […]

Is Doing It All All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

November 28th, 2016 by Stefanie Diesi, Senior Engineer
Stefanie Diesi

The tech industry is constantly changing.  New languages come in and out of style, and new WYSIWYG editors make GUI design easier than ever. Unlike app development and IoT, the embedded world has been largely isolated from these changes until […]

Faster Live Debug with Loggly: A Guest Post for Loggly

November 18th, 2016 by Cardinal Peak Staff
Cardinal Peak Staff

A few months back, Cardinal Peak Senior Engineer Thomson Comer published part one and part two of his three-part guest blog series on the Loggly blog. In this final segment of his guest post, he discusses live debugging and how […]

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Are You Covered? Web Cam Covers From Cardinal Peak

November 7th, 2016 by Cardinal Peak Staff
Cardinal Peak Staff

It’s not often that you hear from the marketing manager on a company’s tech blog. However, over the past week, I have been busy doing our annual client mailing, and I have something I want to share with you. We like […]

Matt Osminer Featured as a Synscort Blog Expert Interview

October 28th, 2016 by Cardinal Peak Staff
Cardinal Peak Staff

    This past week, Cardinal Peak director of server and web software engineering, Matt Osminer was featured in an in-depth, two-part expert interview on the Synscort blog. Matt discusses Big Data and many of the solutions we employ at Cardinal […]

Security Best Practices: From IoT to HIPAA

September 27th, 2016 by Thomson Comer, Senior Engineer
Thomson Comer, Senior Engineer

A couple weeks ago, Kevin Gross posted about the myth of a hacker-proof IoT. His post gave a great high-level overview of ways to make the IoT as secure as possible, and it got me thinking about some more in-depth […]

The Myth of a Hacker-Proof IoT

August 26th, 2016 by Kevin Gross
Kevin Gross

I was recently invited to give a presentation on security for Internet of Things networking at infocomm 16. While I discussed the topic and scope with the organizers, I didn’t have a good catchy title prepared, so the organizers took […]

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