December 6, 2018

    Got a Minute? 4 Insights into the Internet of ThingsThe Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging area where new applications are surfacing all the time. It encompasses an umbrella of systems working together — smart homes, lifestyle systems to keep our families and loved ones safe and connected, sensors and apps to help bring them all together, and many more products that are yet to be created.

    But how can we better understand what’s behind the IoT? What exactly is the IoT? How does it work? How can it help us in our daily life — whether it’s offering modern conveniences or alerting us to issues before they become catastrophic?

    Learn more in our exclusive 1-minute interviews with Cees Links, general manager of wireless connectivity at Qorvo.
     

    IoT Minute #1: Defining the IoT


     

    The IoT is more than smart lighting, smart thermostats, security systems or automated door locks. What is key to the development of the smart home and IoT?

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    IoT Minute #2: Making Better Decisions Faster

     

    One element of the IoT is about measuring and making quality decisions based on long-time measurements. Cees shares a personal example of how the IoT, connected sensors and a senior lifestyle system are helping him take better care of his aging mother.

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    IoT Minute #3: When Smart Isn't Smart

     

    What is the real definition of “smart”? Your utility company might claim it has smart bills ... but they’re not really. A truly smart home with smart controls and meters can do so much more — like help prevent catastrophic water leaks and a flooded basement.

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    IoT Minute #4: Standards That Drive the IoT


     

    Smartphones, tablets and computers all communicate the same, no matter where you are in the world. But the IoT and its devices aren’t so simple. Learn what three standards Cees believes will power the IoT.

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    Want More?

    Learn what three things make the IoT work ... and how you can use it to feed Pongo, care for elderly parents or bring the smart home to life.

     

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    Cees Links

    About the Author

    Cees Links
    General Manager, Wireless Connectivity Business Unit

    Cees Links (pronounced "Case") was the founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, acquired by Qorvo in 2016. He is a pioneer of the wireless data industry, a visionary leader bringing the world of mobile computing and continuous networking together. In 2017, he was honored as a Wi-Fi pioneer with the Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement Award by Design News.

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