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Questions tagged [iot]

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

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Is Web API suitable as services for IoT?

The issue I care about here is high throughput, there are a lot of sensors (monitoring devices) which send data to the server at high frequency. It looks really like that we have to use UDP protocol ...
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Guidance for Client side

We have created software for Rugged and mobile devices, and it gets deployed on the device. Admin has a provision to send an update to those devices. We use GCM or WNS for sending a notification to ...
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Kafka alternative for small IOT business

we are a small IOT business located in Germany. We have around 1000 installations of our sensor package with 1-4 sensors each. The measurements of these sensors are forwarded to our server and we ...
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Appropriate way to handle timezone for embedded/IoT devices

I am writing some data collection software (in python) that will transmit data to the cloud. I am including a timestamp (using the standard datetime module included with python) in the data record so ...
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Architecture for communication between multiple backend systems and IoT devices via WebSockets

I have a scenario in which thousands of IoT devices -- each fitted with a sim card -- are geographically distributed and shall be controlled individually. Therefore each IoT device has a WebSocket ...
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Best practices for reading dynamic byte streams: is line-by-line comparison with a mask the best way?

I receive sensor data as a binary stream of bytes. This stream is not always the same length, and does not include the same data set each time. If the sensor did not send a field, it is simply absent, ...
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Software architecture of IoT hardware controller program with embedded HTTP server

Just trying to design an architecture/class relations for my current C++ project in the IoT field. The program itself (controller) controls various hardware via an arm-based device. I intend to use ...
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Trouble designing REST API that uses both long-running jobs, and partial update

I'm having a design issue in my REST api, where I have a resource Device, which happens to represent an IoT device, can be partially updated using PATCH, but some of the things that get updated will ...
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Centralized server solution vs a not centralized one

At work, we are discussing about two system models: First one with a centralized server: Second one without a centralized server: The goal of the system is to allow clients access information, by ...