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This Internet of Things (IoT)…Well, It’s Just Amazing!

IoTWorld + JAS + JP 5-2015

IoTWorld + JAS + JP 5-2015

By’s Jimmy Schaeffler

(May 12, 2015, San Francisco, CA) –

San Francisco’s multi-storied Moscone Center West opened its doors, and primed its escalators, for hundreds of visibly charged techies May 12-13, for the 2d annual IoTWorld conference and exhibition located a few blocks south of Market Street (See, The two photos at right and below IoTWorld + JAS # 1help describe the author’s day in The City, one wearing his first set of Virtual Reality Eyewear, the other cajoling with a good friend and former college roommate of the author’s two sons.

Connected Mobility

These IoT World highlights include the author’s focus for the visit, which was as the conference chairman for another Iot-related event, scheduled for the Santa Clara Convention Center (SCCC), October 26-29, 2015, called Connected Mobility 2015: The Future of Transportation, where mostly car and truck vehicle-change is headed (See,

Thus, displays and sessions that featured eMobility (e.g., the future of transportation in the realm of energy and efficiency…think Tesla), as well as iMobility (think interconnectivity and the Internet…something much closer to IoT), were visited and tracked.

Key companies contacted in this “connected mobility” realm included Samsung, Honda, Bosch, Toshiba, Intel, Innova Uev, Epson/nGrain, Silicon Labs, Frontline, and the investment banker, Stifel Nicholas.

Opening General Session

Main IotWorld 2015 SFO event sponsors included IBM, Microsoft, Bosch, Dell and Intel.

The opening general session Tuesday, May 12, was specifically sponsored by Samsung, and featured several vendors with whom Samsung is now collaborating. Some highlights include:

  • San Francisco City Chief Information Officer (CIO), Miguel Gamino, outlined the City By The Bay’s steps toward embracing the Internet of Things. This is important because municipalities typically own and control rights of way. This is true not just for auto and other vehicles, but also for things like electricity. Mr. Gamino mentioned an SFO city goal of offering Internet connectivity on every wall plate in every home within the San Francisco footprint. See slide below for guidance.IoTWorld2015 SFO Samsung
  • Samsung’s CSO, Young Sohn, said that for his $200/year sized company, preceded by the personal computer, the Internet, and the Smart Phone, Samsung sees today as what it calls the “Internet of Things” era. Via Samsung’s newly-introduced Artik platform, Samsung described optimizing the Internet of Things to help people make better use of information to save and make more money, and to make things we do and items we use safer and more efficient. Specific IoT global challenges included a) shifting demographics (e.g., an aging population in countries like Japan; b) urbanization (e.g., with projections that very soon half the world’s population will reside in urban locales), and c) the “obvious” effects of climate change.IoTWorld SFO 2015 JAS + Glasses
  • Other Samsung-affiliated companies introduced as core to the Samsung IoT commitment were Boogio, Massimo Banzi, Temboo, and Weenat.



Exhibits, Including Epson and NGrain

Once on the Exhibit floor, I was introduced to my first serious demonstration of virtual reality eyewear, this time in the form of glasses with picture-in-screen for use in technical learning, developed by a company called NGrain (which is a partner of Epson). See, eyewear and the demo were impressive, and it is hard to see how such a device cannot be effective being involved in quite a few business and educational environments. See the photos below, for exhibits of both this eyewear device and a close family friend who also attended the IotWorld event on behalf of his San Francisco-based new tech company.

Indeed, the more I see…the more I like: This Internet of Things (IoT) stuff, well, it’s just amazing!

The Internet of Things Grows: 6.4 Billion By 2020

85% of World’s Inhabitants Will Access IoT Daily in 5 Years

By’s Jimmy Schaeffler

From a mid-range United Nations global population estimate of 7.5 billion inhabitants in 2020, recent estimates by showNAB Slide # 1 of 2 that most of that sum of the world’s people will daily access some part of the Internet of Things, less than 60 months from today.

This data was introduced by’s principal, Jimmy Schaeffler, when he and four other panelists reached the Super Session stage at the National Associations of Broadcaster’s annual convention in Las Vegas, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.NAB Slide # 2 of 2











The streaming video of the Super Session, “Broadband and The Internet of Things: Realities and Myths,” can be viewed in its entirety at this link: The video also includes a wider definition during the first 10 minutes of the What, Where, Why, and Who that represent today’s – and tomorrow’s — Internet of Things.

An introduction of the panelists, MelRok CEO Paul Donahue, Wiley Rein’s Rob McDowell, Cisco’s Doug Webster, and xG Technology’s CEO George Schmitt by Jimmy Schaeffler, follows that introduction. The remaining 80 minutes of the Super Session are dedicated to some fascinating Q & A, as well as some of the same remarkable Q & A involving a good part of that large NAB Super Session audience.




NAB, Broadcasters, Broadband, and The Internet of Things

Mid-April Las Vegas Super Session Strikes New Turf

By Jimmy Schaeffler

(Las Vegas, NV, April 13, 2015) – On Tax Day, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), for the first time ever, will present a session about the Internet of Things, titled “Broadband and the Internet of Things: Realities and Myths.”

This bigger-than-normal-in-audience-size-and-attention “Super Session” will take the NAB on a route similar to other big show producers, which focuses partly on survival. In order to reinvigorate audience attendance, looking toward new constituents and their interests has been key. Just look at the Consumer Electronics Assn (CEA) and its annual CES Show, for a prime example of this kind of a change-to-keep-the-show-healthy practice.

The NAB will make new headway this year into areas like the Internet of Things (IoT), where just months ago, some would have wondered the relevance of this topic to the “typical” NAB audience. These NAB attendees are typically made up of broadcasters, other video distributors (including pay TV, ISPs, Over-The-Top (OTT)/streaming/broadband, and other providers), technology and engineering folk, content rights holders, future trends aficionados, and an odd assortment of others quite curious about this future. These latter folk would include those in industries outside broadcasting, such as consumer electronics, transportation, and Hollywood/Silicon Valley types, for instance.

Other “new” areas for the NAB this year include topics such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and new developments in what is still a “new” technology for video, i.e., Internet Protocol TV (IPTV).

The Panelists

Panelists for next week’s 90-minute “Broadband and the Internet of Things” event will include former seven-year-long FCC Commissioner, Rob McDowell; Cisco VP, Doug Webster; MelRok CEO, Paul Donahue; and xG Technology CEO, George Schmitt.

The author is the organizer and moderator for the session.

IoT Topics

A foremost issue will undoubtedly be a simple better understanding of the basics The Internet of Things (IoT). Just What is Iot, Who will do it, When will it happen, and How big will it get, are some of the queries that will be addressed during the session set-up (so that even an “IoT Virgin” will be able to proceed, knowing these foundational points).

Under this same “understanding” heading, will be the all-important issue of how the IoT relates to broadcasters. Until recent preparation for this session, the author was concerned about being able to bridge that gap. Recent research and feedback from the panelists has, however, opened a treasure trove of broadcaster opportunities.

Iot and its relationship to broad asters will include broadcasters’ use of precious spectrum, as the delivery vehicle for future IoT devices and the systems they are a part of.

Also, in deference to some of the evil representing technological development these days, ample time will be spent discussing Internet of Things security, and the related issue of privacy and piracy.

Panel/Group Q & A

A rare pre-sampling of 15 session Qs below features a fascinating look at just how the analyst, regulatory/policy, big company, and small company communities might be thinking about just how Iot will one-day embrace the broadcast and other video communities. Featured questions include:

* How inevitable is the Internet of Things?

* What are going to be the key enabling technologies behind the tidal wave that will be the Internet of Things (IoT) tidal wave?

* What will be the barriers to IoT adoption?

* How can the broadcast industry participate in the Internet of Things? Any best practices just yet?

* For broadcasters, what are the most compelling use cases for the Internet of Things? What about for the larger video ecosystem?

*  The Internet of Things seems outside the addressable area of broadcasters, at least as we know it today— do you agree, and, if so, how do they need to change to capture it? If not, why?

*  What do broadcasters have to be most cognizant of as the IoT movement takes shape?

*  Can broadcast stations be relevant in an Internet of Things world ?

*  What about security, privacy and piracy in the Internet of Things worlds?

*  As it relates to the Internet of Things, what do you believe are the biggest myths about broadband scarcity and why?

*  Aside from access to spectrum, what are some of the most significant regulatory impediments to innovation and development of the Internet of Things?

*  Recently, in the IoT community, there has been an increased focus on the need to develop standards for the operation of Internet of Things devices. While standardization is important for a variety of reasons (from security and privacy concerns to ensuring seamless consumer experiences across devices),

what is the right mix when it comes to allowing innovation in the early stages of developing the Internet of Things? Need we worry about overly restrictive standards?

*  Can a wireless broadcast station Internet of Things network interoperate with wireless Internet of Things networks on WiFi, 4G, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Google “Thread,” or Cisco “Meraki”?

*  Can multiple (incompatible) protocols on new and legacy devices work together in a secure manner with new Internet of Things protocols?

*  Should Internet of Things devices and systems operate on existing Internet WiFi networks? If yes, then why; if maybe, then why; if no, then when?

To Attend or Watch Live

All our readers are welcome to please join us at this unique session, again, on Wednesday, April 15, 10:30a-noon PST, at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, room S 222.

Lacking the ability to visit in-person, the NAB is also offering live streaming of the session, by going to the NAB website at, where live steaming will be featured on the home page.

Video, Audio, Data, and The Internet of Things

Can IoT Play A Role In Radio- and TV-Related Devices, Usage, Spectrum, and The Like?

By IoTComplete’s Jimmy Schaeffler

(March 2, 2015; Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA)

For the past several decades, TV has been the center of my professional life. Specifically, as it relates to’s sister company, The Carmel Group (, it got its start 20 years ago assisting companies that wished to transition from a broadcast and cable world, to that including a satellite-telco pay TV video component. Today The Carmel Group’s transition includes a “new media” world (e.g., a new video world of broadband, streaming media, and Over-The-Top (OTT) content opportunities).

The Carmel Group’s is today reaching out to all forms of spectrum-based technology – including audio and video providers – to assist them in their transition to a world where embedded sensors in and on devices, measure and transmit data for analysis, reporting, and other uses, to a computer server that can serve that processing and calculation chore globally. The goal is to improve audio- and video-related efficiencies, pricing, revenues, and safety.

Telecom Play

This begs the question: Just what is the opportunity of the Internet of Things to become involved in tomorrow’s worlds of audio and video and data distribution? Actually, the answer is simple: The opportunity is…and I’m trying to avoid hyperbole here…substantial.

Which begs the next question: Why?

IoT + Video Events

Yet before tackling that question of Why IoT and Audio/Video have a future life together, readers are notified that the author will be conducting two events in the months ahead that will deal with this topic and question, and give them a chance to observe it firsthand.

First on the calendar for Tax Day, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB 2015 Show in Las Vegas, Room S-222, is a Super Session entitled “Broadband and The Internet of Things: Realities and Myths.” Joining Mr. Schaeffler on stage as a panelist and commentator will be former Republican FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, Esq. Other panelists include XG Technology CEO, George Schmitt; Google’s Director of Smart Connected Vehicles, Andreas Mai; and Paul Donahue, Chairman of the Southern CA-based tech firm, MelRok, and co-founder of HD Radio. MelRock is a provider of a patented Universal Internet of Things platform for energy and media. The website link that describes this NAB 2015 event in deeper detail is

The second event dealing with the Internet of Things is the national cable show, rebranded in 2015 as INTX 2015, in Chicago, IL, May 5-7. The author is helping NCTA bring a super-connected IoT vehicle to the INTX Exhibition floor for display all days of the show, and a general keynote to the company that brings that vehicle (Note: if there is a vehicle company that has impressive eMobility and/or iMobility vehicle displays, and would like to entertain a general session keynote address at INTX 2015, please contact me at the email in the Contacts + Feedback page of the website).

IoT and the FCC

The Internet of Things also ties in nicely with the growth and developments in and expansion of broadband across the world, and especially across rural America. Deemed a basic right by many, a robust and reliable Internet connection, by landline, wireless, or even satellite, has grown fundamentally important to a decent quality of life in our country today.

Once that connection is established, basic data delivery is important for Internet of Things purposes, such as that sensor tacked on to the inside of a farm fuel tank, telling the petroleum supplier automatically, daily, and without human effort, when a truck should roll to refuel that tank and keep that farm running. As opposed to sending a worker out in to minus degree weather to manually check that measurement, the IoT does it cheaper, it is more efficient, and it is safer. As more concern arises about the security and safety of everything, the connection might well be used to send a live audio, but increasingly a live video, of the contents of that tank….which is on tiny among many such examples of where data, audio, and video will collaborate with the Internet of Things!

It is the job main of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help the United States make best use of the spectrum that is required for these purposes. Spectrum management is in its early stages today as it relates to the Internet of Things. Along the line, themes of localism, diversity, and competition prevail among many FCC employees.

McDowell + IoT

Former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, Esq. is a partner with the law firm of Wiley Rein in Washington, DC. At a Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Assn. Leadership Luncheon organized and moderated by the author during the 2015 CES in Las Vegas, one question bore down on the idea of the Internet of Things and the future of video distribution. Mr. McDowell opined that with IoT uses such as movies we will watch via devices implanted inside our eyeballs 1) there will be privacy concerns, 2) totalitarian regimes will hate it, and 3) consumers will be greatly inspired by it. Using the ultimate metaphor, McDowell likened the Internet to Things to “…something like fire (For the good and bad)…it can warm you and cook your food, but also it can burn down your teepee.” It will also be fascinating to see how the current FCC folks intermingle that localism, diversity, and competition with the Internet of Things.

Want More?

As noted above, between now and June, two additional events will tackle the idea of video providers learning how to use this new “fire,” called the Internet of Things. We’ll see you at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas April 15, then we’ll see you at INTX 2015 in Chicago May 5-7.

IoT Stakeholders: Big, Small…Who’s Playing?

A Sampling of Some Big and Small Participants In The Internet of Things

(February 9, 2015; Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA)

by IoTComplete’s Jimmy Schaeffler

The Internet of Things (IoT) has created a lot of interest from some quite important people and companies. These range from the tiniest single entrepreneur, to the hugest and biggest companies of them all, e.g., those such as Cisco and Apple. From that pool, IoTComplete here offers up an eclectic, yet fairly representative, grouping below of various IoT players, intended to get our IoT reader newcomers a bit more comfortable with who’s in and who’s doing what.

Sample Silos

A handful of industry types jump to the forefront when one begins describing groups and types of businesses that have or will naturally gravitate toward early and eager implementation of the Internet of Things. Note that the following listing is far from complete, nor is it intended to be so. Rather, it is just a great sampling of some great IoT industry sub-sectors, all of which are expected to lead the way toward IoT becoming significantly more efficient, cost-effective, and valuable to human beings and their endeavors.

These “IoT Stakeholders,” let’s call them, include 1) the Smart Home, 2) Vehicles, 3) Health, 4) Industrial, and 5) Cities.

  • Smart Home: Within the Smart Home of The Future (which in many aspects is already here), lights; heating and cooling; movement in, out, and around the home (also known as security and privacy), in the form of cameras, floor sensors, and motion detectors; and audio and video delivery and creation, are part of the everyday future of tomorrow. Key companies include Google/Nest, AT&T, Arris, Charter, Cisco, Apple, LG, Samsung, GE, Kwikset, and Magnavox.
  • Vehicles: Also known as “Telematics,” the Internet of Things in today’s and tomorrow’s moving cycles and bikes, trucks of all sizes, and every available automobile (from built in IoT functionality, to that added to existing vehicles in the aftermarket phase), is being embraced as eMobility (focused on energy and efficiency and electrical sues) and iMobility (focused on inter-connectivity and how the Internet is so critical to the future of transportation) more and more rule the day. Key entities involved include governments and the big auto manufacturers/Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) — such as Arynga, Jaguar/Landrover, GM, BMW, Nissan, Kia, and Audi/VW — and other random suppliers, such as Expedia, Baron, Inrix, IBM, and Panasonic.
  • Health: Wristwatch-like arms bands that measure human vital signs and other information is one of the most obvious and earlier examples in this field of IoT at work. These appendage-related devices typically collect data, such as temperature, or heart rates, and convey that to other devices wirelessly, which in turn can offer results and suggestions toward more efficient, perhaps cheaper, perhaps safer, and almost always more valuable practices and lifestyles. Many other examples come from imaging,  records and data collection, surgery, and daily in-hospital patient care. Entities in this realm include Apple, GE, Cisco, and Intel.
  • Industrial: This is a pivotal area, where really big IoT applications will come in. Thus, be it a power station that in an IoT simulates and prepares for the obvious electrical grid failure (and thus limits the ultimate effect and cost of the real failure), or a monitoring device on a farm that automatically measures how quickly a tank depletes, and then automatically conveys that depletion to the liquid supplier, there is great common sense and wisdom and practicality supporting IoT here. Examples of entities forcing the change here include GE, Bosch, Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, and Qualcomm.
  • Cities: Metropolises make up yet another huge set of current future IoT users and providers. Traffic and utilities are but a couple of the obvious IoT makers and shakers. The safety, efficiency, cost-efficiency, and day-to-day management of large fleets of town and city fleet vehicles is but another. Indeed, if the entire future of IoT involved only towns and cities, that alone would be a future business worth trillions of dollars! Current stalwarts among this group include most large cities, some remarkably innovative smaller cities (See,, and companies such as Xerox, GE, Intel, Philips, Cisco, and IBM.

Future articles will zero in on each of these particular silos, and sets of specific industry players, with a wider and often more-detailed view of trends, opportunities, challenges, gaps, balances, and takeaways. Stay on top of IoT developments, changes, and openings, both personally and professionally, by turning to the website regularly for additional articles, news, information and coverage of events, consulting opportunities, litigation matters, conference speaking and sponsorship, and a lot more of the Internet of Things!


The Courageous New World of IoT: Ten Key Issues

by IoTComplete’s Jimmy Schaeffler

Developing a viable Internet of Things, like just about every technology that preceded it, is not going to be an easy task. Challenging it from the outset will be a series of questions, concerns, and obstacles, some of the key of which are noted here below

  1. Who controls IoT’s “Big Data”? 
  2. Will The IoT Infrastructure Be Adequate?
  3. Will There Be A Lack of IoT Standards?
  4. How Will We Create/Maintain IoT Data Quality?
  5. How Can We Maintain Adequate + Timely IoT Business Integration?
  6. How Do We Manage Government Policy and Regulations re: IoT?
  7. How Will We Create/Engender Best IoT Uses and Practices (.e.g., Relevant and Place/Geo Sensitive)?
  8. When Will The Business and Consumer Communities Be Ready For Primetime IoT?
  9. Which Companies Will Dominate IoT?
  10. Is The IoT Right For You, Is It Right For Your Company?

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WISPAPALOZZA 2013-2014: Delivers Key Sessions

By‘s Jimmy Schaeffler

(October 17, 2014: Las Vegas, CA)

A Key 2014 Panel

A year ago last month, had its introduction to the annual conference held in Las Vegas by 1,100 or so of the nation’s best wireless (and other) internet service providers, known as WISPAPALOOZA. That was in the form of an October 16, 2013, luncheon keynote address delivered by IoTComplete‘s Jimmy Schaeffler, titled “The Future of Video Distribution: Are You in, Or Out?”

In 2014, also along the same lines of “what’s-in-the-future-for-video-and-other-data-distributors?” IoTComplete’s Jimmy Schaeffler combined with former Technicolor executive, Greg Gudorf, and with Steve Barnes, a key WISP from the company, PCS-WIN, out of Winchester, IN, and a member of the board of the Wireless Internet Service Provider’s Assn (WISPA), to introduce about 100 attendees to a panel titled, “New Vertical Markets, The Internet of Things and Beyond.”

The presentation was able to introduce many of the attendees to some of the intricacies of cloud workings; the opportunities behind the FCC’s new Rural Broadband Experiment; and case studies involving some forward leaning IoT entities, such as Solekai Systems and Monaca, and Sensus Flexnet. Within these topics, the authors talked about issues such as licensed vs. unlicensed spectrum; sensors that measure tanks; and many of the realities behind a government filing.

Indeed, because he had spoken several days before with an FFC Bureau Chief, Jimmy Schaeffler had some interesting updates from basic operations and mechanisms, to policy POVs.

WISP Board Members Speak

Another rather catching set of observations came from several of the top WISPA personnel. Indeed, WISPA vice president, Nathan Stooke, identified the 2014 WISPAPALOOZA speech by current FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, as another true keynote of the 2014 event. Stooke labeled that Pai address was “big time.” Another testament to the importance of ISPs bringing more bandwidth to American, was and the sheer number of WISPA constituents who attended the annual show “Fiber Weekend.” More big vendors, such as China’s huge consumer electronics and telecom concern, Huawei, as well as Ubiquiti Networks, Mimosa, and JAB Broadband, are coming to the WISPA shows, adding breadth and maturity.

In addition, WISPA Board’s Steve Barnes noted his two takeaways from the event: 1) That, as ALL-IOT.NET’s presentations highlighted, the ISP industry is now faced with a lot of opportunities from the Machine-To-Machine (M2M) side of the IoT world, and 2) That “WISPs are getting very competitive when it comes to delivery of Internet to consumers.”

Further summarizing the 2014 WISPAPALOOZA event in Las Vegas, WISPA’s outside counsel, and 2014 WISPA Visionary Award winner, Washington, DC attorney Steve Coran, Esq., of the Washington, DC-based law firm Lerman Senter, left this year’s event noting, “I guess I’m just really proud of what these guys have been able to accomplish.”

Other IoT Presentations

This column will continue to be a source for updates and reports about these presentations, both at the corporate level and at the trade group level, as well. Indeed, there’s an awful lot of pent-up energy supporting the growth of IoT, and judging the response has received thus far to its introduction of IoT business services, that growth will increase quickly and incrementally!

IoT is here to stay. IoT is here to thrive. Welcome onto what will be a remarkable travel down and more remarkable road. got an awful lot out of WISPAPALOOZA 2014, probably in great measure because the year-over-year stature of WISP’s is ascending so quickly. This is due in large measure to improving technologies, but also to revised government regulations and policies, and some rather able executives guiding the trade group through some tough times in Washington, DC. Jimmy Schaeffler is honored to have been two times consecutively invited to speak at the WISPA Annual Show in Las Vegas.


Telematics San Diego 2014: Gathers (and Shares) More IoT Data

By IoTComplete’s Jimmy Schaeffler

(November 4, 2014; Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA)

Telematics San Diego 2014 was held October 30-31, 2014, at the San Diego Mission Bay Hilton Hotel. IOTComplete‘s Jimmy Schaeffler attended almost every session at the e-and-iMobility-in-the-vehicle focused Halloween’s Eve event.

Indeed, the clear focus of Telematics San Diego 2014 was on the Internet of Things (IoT) (also referred to at the conference as “The Internet of The Automobile”), and how electronics and interconnectivity in the automobile is making that IoT-In-The-Auto happen. estimates overall attendance numbered about 230.

Among The Speakers/Sponsors

Scheduled speakers from some of the world’s largest and most powerful auto companies (e.g., GM, Ford, Audi/VW, Toyota, Nissan, Jaguar/Landrover, and Mercedes) were in attendance, and the group as a whole provided a wonderful view of where telematics in the form of the IoT, and how electronics in the car make that happen.

Other speakers from among the top executives in various vehicle-related fields, such as Baron for weather information, IHS for automobile data, and PubNub for data streaming. Particularly impressive was a session entitled “Beyond The Forecast: Taking Weather Data To The Next Level,” delivered by a threesome including Baron’s CEO, Glen Denny; Baron’s Exec VP and Chief Development Officer, Bob Dreisewerd; and Baron’s in-house meteorologist, and Director of Business Dev, Chris Carr.

Top sponsors of the 2-day event included Aupro!, Inrix, Taoglas, Wejo, Baron, Arynqa, Novatel Wireless, UIE, NPR, and Nuance.

Among The Exhibitors

Meanwhile, the adjoining demonstration floor was populated by the likes of Jaguar/Landrover, Taoglas, Aupeo, AT4, Arynga, Abalta, Baron, and QT. Indeed, unlike similar shows, the authors were impressed with the number of attendees who actually spent time in the exhibition room, as well as the receptivity of the booth representatives toward “IoT Newbees” (of which the majority of folks in the world qualify) and others looking to soak up the latest in what the car of tomorrow is quickly looking like.

Data Galore

Each day of Telematics San Diego 2014 produced lots of fascinating facts, data, and opinions, including these two particular gems: 1) streaming media is now the # 2 entertainment source in today’s vehicles (meaning the Internet is getting a lot more use); and 2) in-vehicle interfaces were deemed almost universally deficient, adding to the continuing problems of a rather flaccid user-in-the-vehicle experience.

For example, the British telematics company (using mobile and satellite infrastructure), Wejo, introduced the idea of collecting consumer/driver data in a unique way: give the consumer/driver rewards for the collection of their data and the creation of a relationship with the vehicle or a part of that vehicle (e.g., the entertainment system).

The Day Two final presentation covered a fascinating look at the legal side of data ownership and privacy, as they relate to choices courts and companies make – a will be making — between automakers vs. consumers. Indeed, one of the fascinating takeaways from this closing session by Gail Gottehrer, Esq., of the law firm Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, was that the technical and other complexity of cases in the telematics arena is going to become increasingly complex, almost to the point where judges are going to more and more lament the difficulty of coming to the proper decisions.

Part of the service aspect of is attending, paying lots of attention, meeting lots of people, and learning as much as possible at key events built around the Internet of Things, both in the U.S. and abroad. Throughout 2014 and into future years, Jimmy Schaeffler and his staff intend to not just attend, but participate in as a speaker and panelist, in many of these most important events. He and will continue to write about and report these events and lessons to the Users/Readers/Constituents of

The Internet of Things (IoT): 7 Things You Are Not Going To Like!

Early Implementation Will Suffer, and “Always ON” Will Be Managed, Eventually

By IoTComplete’s Jimmy Schaeffler

(December 15, 2014: Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA)

As described in the sister Article/blog posted on December 1, 2014, entitled, “The IoT: 7 Things You Are Going to Like,” the Internet of Things (IoT) is another way of stating the idea that more and more people will use and carry devices on their person, and in their homes and vehicles, and more and more business machines will have many more similar (and more complex) devices. Those devices will, in turn, communicate with other devices in other machines and other places, all the while analyzing the data that comes from those original devices, typically aimed at making actions and people and machines more efficient.

Yet, the real key for humankind is that that collection and analysis be done well, so as ultimately to use this amazing new technology to improve the quality of our lives. In order to do so, governments, institutions, and businesses…indeed, even many individuals… are going to have to encounter things about the IoT they do not approve of, and probably seek to change those things. This article, like the one before it mentioned above, is aimed at consumer-oriented IoT hardware and software.

With that in mind, ALL-IoT.NET introduces our audience to what some of those key IoT frustrations are going to represent.

  • #1  The IoT will suffer — at least initially — from lack of standards and smooth operations. That is because when new industries develop technologically, they typically rely on disparate and uncoordinated thrusts by separate pioneers, typically meaning different standards evolve (which ideally later get unified), and different rules mean confusion when it comes to operations.
  • #2  The IoT will suffer from a lack of security. Companies are just now starting to join trade groups and coalitions intent on finding common development and implementation paths. As this process heats, a handful of the best such groups will ultimately unilaterally dominate the businesses of IoT. Security solutions will be handled aggressively both by specific companies and by the coalitions, and the quicker long-term answers are found for security breaches, the sooner the greater business
  • #3  The IoT will gather massive sums of data about our lives. This will include things such as the behaviors, and the machines, that run our lives. The real problem: IoT will know you better than you mother, which might be rather annoying for some.
  • #4  The IoT will make it harder to go off the grid and to be out of touch for extended periods of time. Similar to other items on the “Like” list from the “7 Things You Are Going To Like,” this item can also be seen as a positive, because many in future generations will relish the “always on” capacity of Life In IoT Land. The key will be to build proper “sleep” and “off/DND” functions into all these devices – or at least into the consumer ones.
  • #5  The IoT will morph within a couple of decades toward vast consolidation, and will reduce itself to a handful of companies that will rule the roost. This inevitable convergence — or survival of the fittest — of dominant companies, standards, hardwares and softwares, will also create much less innovation and competition among these stakeholders, which likely will hurt consumers and businesses and governments and institutions in the long-term.
  • #6  The IoT will change the composition of jobs for those seeking employment. Again, this cuts both ways, and those that see this trend and prepare for it will thrive. Thus, for example, in the same way the industrial revolution took us away from agriculture, and PCs changed the way we moved information, the IoT will change our lives markedly, and many will not like that.
  • #7  The IoT will develop rather quickly, meaning get ready for change. We intend not to beat a dead horse, but the complexity and confusion of the Early IoT Years comes from measuring and threshing of these issues, many of which typically cut both ways: some positive, some not so much; some people like them, some do not. The reason IoT will develop so relatively quickly is found in the relative growth and maturation of similar industries that precede it. In that vein, the chart below indicates the time it took these technologies to reach 50% of potential users. Needless to say, we at ALL.IoT.NET predict relatively fast ramp times for the implementation of IoT.

CE Adoption

Adoption Rates For New Technology

Source: Consumer Electronics Association

Note that as mentioned at the top of this article/blog, a prior article focused on the “7 Things About IoT You Are Going To Like,” which was a clear attempt to further incentivize people, businesses, governments, and other institutions to maintain a level of optimism and enthusiasm necessary for the maximization of new innovation and investment necessary to get us most deliberately and quickly into IoT. In short, these “not going to likes” add up to some serious issues that businesses, governments, and institutions are going to have to deal with in order to simply make life better.

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