IoT Hype Won't Carry Your Business—Simplicity Will
If you find yourself in a fervor to IoT-enable your products, you may be overwhelmed by complexity. But there are simple solutions.
May 24, 2016—
The hype around the Internet of Things is everywhere. Product producers are racing toward prototyping new, connected products and upgrading existing offerings to enable connectivity in them as well. In the process, they may begin to feel stumped by the complexity of IoT development.
When you review the steps that go into connecting a device to an IoT network, the complexity can be quite daunting. You need to consider:
• Spectrum allocation and government regulations
There must be a simpler way to IoT-enable devices.
To get a little more into the technical piece, a good embedded Web server can serve a Web-based graphical user interface (GUI) on devices, implement RESTful services, RPC (for example, JSON-RPC), asynchronous WebSocket communication and telemetry data exchange, among other functionalities. It should be plug-and-play for developers: taking existing code and, just by adding some additional lines of code, integrating it into your existing product.
By building an embedded Web server into an existing product, a virtual control panel to configure the product can be created. This is how it could be used:
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