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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.

Faster Live Debug with Loggly: A Guest Post for Loggly

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 it can be done faster.…

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Are You Covered? Web Cam Covers From Cardinal Peak

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 to send our current and p…

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Matt Osminer Featured as a Synscort Blog Expert Interview

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 Ca…

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Security Best Practices: From IoT to HIPAA

Thomson Comer, Staff 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 methods for attempting to attain the…

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The Myth of a Hacker-Proof IoT

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 it upon themse…

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Faster Python with Cython and PyPy: Part 2

Tom Craven, Technical Lead Last week I started this two-part blog series about increasing the speed of Python through Cython and PyPy. While we already discussed the effects of Cython, I wanted to continue the discussion with a look at PyPy and then a contrast of both PyPy and…

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Faster Python with Cython and PyPy: Part 1

Tom Craven, Technical Lead For several years now, Python has been my go-to language for web and IoT projects, owing to its readable syntax, flexibility, and comprehensive library support. From a programmer’s perspective, it is a truly enjoyable language to read and write…

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LoRa and Semtech and SigFox, Oh My

Pat French, Director of Business Development In my previous post about Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN), we reviewed the various competing standards. In this post, I want to drill into LoRa a little deeper, as it is gaining a significant amount of market traction. In particular, I want to…

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Expanding the Wild Blue Yonder

Stefanie Diesi, Staff Engineer 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. When…

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Building a Home Automation System (For Fun)

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 homes, too. In my case, I wanted to try my hand at creating…

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