Living side by side with smart devices has been a convenient and comfortable practice for all of us for quite a long time. But what do we know about modern washing machines or coffee makers apart from which buttons to push? Not much. Their sophisticated performance remains invisible to ordinary users because hardly anyone looks inside these machines.
Various types of interactive kiosks have been emerging all over the place lately, from the airport to the post office to restaurants. While some people still have no idea how to use self-service terminals and try to avoid them, numerous businesses are leveraging interactive technology based on embedded software development in order to establish effective digital communication with their customers.
In this article, we’ve compiled comprehensive information about info-kiosks and self-service systems for you to better understand their functionality, development processes and benefits for companies and users.
Windows CE has been the most popular operating system for enterprise handheld devices all over the world for almost two decades. However, time is up on this legacy system: in 2020, Microsoft is ending all forms of support for it. So, if your enterprise is currently using embedded solutions powered by WinCE, you should plan an OS migration strategy immediately.
The ever-growing use of smart devices has already influenced all aspects of human life and has triggered the emergence of the smart home. In this article, we will investigate why smart home providers should place the utmost importance on providing efficient mobile applications to manage their systems.
To ensure maximum comprehension, we will illustrate it with two real-world business examples — SaM Solutions’ proprietary smart home system and a mobile app for a home automation platform that we created for our customer.
The physical world of things and the digital world of the internet have merged together, creating a new ecosystem — the Internet of Things (IoT), which is an overwhelming trend across various industries today. In this article, we are going to talk about the top Internet of Things platforms that help effectively build and maintain IoT solutions.
The evolution of the global web has resulted in virtual connections ubiquitously penetrating real-world objects and activities. Today, everything can be connected with everything, creating a new distributed ecosystem that goes beyond the familiar IoT (Internet of Things) concept. Cisco has coined a special term — the Internet of Everything (IoE) — to describe this dynamically changing phenomenon.
By 2020, there will be 30 billion IoT devices worldwide, and in 2025, the number will exceed 75 billion connected things, according to Statista. All these devices will produce huge amounts of data that will have to be processed quickly and in a sustainable way. To meet the growing demand for IoT solutions, fog computing comes into action on par with cloud computing. Fog is even better at some things.
A huge ecosystem of connected devices, named the Internet of Things, has been expanding over the globe for the last two decades.
Now, the overwhelming number of objects around us are enabled to collect, process and send data to other objects, applications or servers. They span numerous industries and use cases, including manufacturing, medicine, automotive, security systems, transportation and more.
Way back in 1959, when computing era has just begun, Arthur Samuel coined the term “machine learning.” As Gartner’s expert put it: “Ten years ago, we struggled to find ten machine learning-based business applications. Now we struggle to find 10 that don’t use it.” A great deal has changed since then, but this technique is now fully involved in household and business operations, and a growing number of companies come to realize the importance of machine learning in business. Let’s explore the business benefits of machine learning for small businesses, large enterprises and startups.
The Internet of Things is no longer an experiment. It is penetrating all vertical markets, promising new opportunities both for customers and service providers. The IoT infrastructure has the greatest potential to integrate the physical and digital worlds and create new revenue streams and business models.