IOT and 5G

The 5G revolution

4G offered a significant performance improvement over 3G, but 5G will have a far deeper impact. Back when 4G was introduced we saw the emergence of four pillars: cloud, mobile, social networks, and Big Data. These technologies emerged separately with minimal interaction, now we’re seeing something called “multiplied innovation”. Under this umbrella are united many…

iot connected by satellites

IoT and satellite communications

Bringing the IoT to every corner of the globe comes down to two things: network availability and cost. Many companies now promise to lower IoT satellite costs by leveraging mass production and using constellations of low-cost low-flying nanosatellites. These companies are creating new possibilities for the IoT, enabling data driven applications in areas where ground-based…

Internet of Food

Internet of Food

The development of the food industry will be essential in the coming years to feed the ever-growing population on Earth. Food production, sustainability, and distribution issues are at the core of various international agendas. The urbanization trend is also driving research on methods to feed high-density communities. Although it is the largest industry in the…

Smart Robots Market

Smart Robots Market

According to MarketsandMarkets, the global smart robots market is projected to grow from USD 6.1 billion in 2020 to USD 23.0 billion by 2025. Even though the economy has shrunk considerably due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the demand for domestic robots has therefore come down, professional robots have seen a rise in demand. Increasing…

Internet of Medical Things

The impact of the IoMT on the Healthcare Industry

When you think about it, your most recent healthcare experience probably involved some sort of medical equipment or device – be it a blood pressure monitor, continuous glucose monitor, or MRI scanner. More than 500,000 medical technologies are currently available, with today’s connected devices being designed to improve efficiency, lower costs, and provide better care.…

IoT Prediction 2021

The IoT: Predictions for 2021

This will be the year the IoT becomes a mature, practical, technology. Here are a few thoughts on what we can expect in the next 12 months. The IoT will see wider adoption and faster development The IoT has grown a lot in the past few years both in terms of adoption and investment and…

Edge computing and Kafka

Event streaming with Apache Kafka at the edge is commonly used to provide the same open, flexible, and scalable architecture at the edge as in the cloud or data centre. Possible locations for a Kafka edge deployment include retail stores, cell towers, trains, small factories, restaurants, etc. “Edge Kafka” is not simply another IoT project…

Waterstream now supports ARM

We’re happy to announce that starting from version 1.0.17 Waterstream also provides an ARM-compatible Docker image. Use simplematter/waterstream-kafka-arm64v8-minified image if you want to run it on ARM CPU (such as AWS a1 series instance), simplematter/waterstream-kafka-minified – on traditional x86 CPU. See the quickstart guide: https://docs.waterstream.io/quickstart.html .