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BCX19: IoT hackathon for the factory of the future

Source: IOT : IOT The co-authors of this article Frieder Seibold – X UP Stefan Jedlitschka – X UP Wilma Weps – manufacturing challenge hack MC About Bosch ConnectedExperience In 2019, 700 developers competed in a broad variety of challenges at BCX19: ranging from Mobility and Manufacturing to Buildings and Utility Cross Domain and Social Impact. Bosch ConnectedExperience is an IoT hackathon that provides a forum for backend and frontend developers, product owners, product managers, UX experts, and innovators from Bosch customers, partners, and start-ups. Team Manufacturing shares their impressions in this blog post 🙂. How does the IoT hackathon work? 1. The wall of pain Source: 1 This is where all the problems are collected that have to be solved by hack teams. 2. The wal...

Eclipse Vorto: The next step in IoT device integration

Source: IOT : IOT Alexander Edelmann 你好(Chinese for “Hello”), I am based in Singapore and have been working as a software engineer for Robert Bosch since 2006. I am passionate about IoT and believe in open standards that determine the successful interplay between devices across various IoT platforms. That is why I actively contribute to the Eclipse IoT Vorto project, which aims to provide cloud-based tools to uniformly describe IoT devices and integrate them into various IoT platforms based on open IoT standards. My IoT geeky side apart, I enjoy Asian cuisines that allow me to practice my chopsticks skills. You can also find me on the court hitting a few tennis balls with my friends. Looking at examples like smart factories and homes, connected devices are improving not only the cost and r...

How to identify the right IoT platform? Ask the users!

Source: IOT : IOT The IoT User Survey In order to assemble a broad foundation for guidance for companies looking for the right IoT Platform, the teknowlogy Group asked over 2,000 users to share their perception of 38 Internet of Things platforms. The author of this post shares some of the highlight results with us. There is hardly a market more dynamic and complex as that relating to IoT platforms, where a huge number of providers are offering highly diverse options. It is almost impossible for buyers to find their way through the maze of information about what each provider offers, each of them also serving different customer requirements. Besides, the IoT platforms we see on the market today do not yet support each and every client need. Bosch IoT Suite ranks top The IoT survey participa...

X.509 based device authentication in Eclipse Hono

Source: IOT : IOT During the last few months, the media has been full of reports about insecure IoT devices that did not fulfill even the most basic security requirements. One of the concerns raised was the confidentiality of data being transferred from devices to cloud services provided by the manufacturers. In many cases, data is sent over public networks fully unencrypted, which is quite surprising, given that all of the popular TCP/IP-based transport protocols used in today’s IoT devices (e.g., HTTP and MQTT) support the negotiation and use of a secure (encrypted) transport channel by means of Transport Layer Security (TLS). Eclipse Hono has supported the use of TLS in its HTTP and MQTT protocol adapters from the very beginning. The recently released 0.9-M2 milestone has added su...

Cloud and edge computing for IoT: a short history

Source: IOT : IOT While edge and cloud computing are often seen as mutually exclusive approaches, larger IoT projects frequently require a combination of both. In order to understand today’s vision of IoT and the complementary characters of edge and cloud computing, we want to go back in time and take a look at their evolution over recent decades. Source: Bosch Software Innovations A look back at the history of communication and distributed systems reveals that edge computing as such is not new. Our graphic shows the evolution of edge computing and ends with our vision of how edge and cloud computing can be combined to deliver the best value. The beginnings of decentralized computing The origin of edge computing can be traced back to the 1990s, when Akamai launched its content delivery net...