What Are Genetic Algorithms and How are They Optimising Wireless Sensor Networks?

Over the last few years, wireless sensor networks have become increasingly common place in industries spanning agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and many others. With this growing usage has naturally followed a desire to improve and enhance the wireless sensor networks we’re steadily becoming more reliant upon. Genetic algorithms are one method currently being developed and …

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Edge Mesh: A True Enabler of ITS in 5G Era

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) have become an increasingly common part of everyday life. Using a combination of wireless communications networks, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, automation, artificial intelligence, edge and fog computing and various other cutting-edge technologies and frameworks, transportation providers are enhancing and improving both their operations and services. With 5G and autonomous vehicles …

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The Growing Popularity of Smart Homes in North America

According to data compiled by Berg Insight, more than 30 million smart homes existed in Europe and North America by the end of 2016. North America is the leader, hands down, with nearly 22 million such homes, representing an on-year growth of 47 percent. By the end of 2017, that number was on the way …

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3 SD-WAN Deployment Options for Companies Looking to Invest In SDN

As we know software defined networking (SDN) is already becoming a more and more popular investment among multi-branch enterprises with help from drivers such as software-defined wide area networks (SD WAN) being deployed in various ways across nearly every industry. However, this doesn’t mean that everyone is onboard with SDN quite yet. There are various …

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5 Examples of Edge Computing Solutions in Use Today

Edge computing is an approach of optimizing cloud computing systems by removing data processing from the cloud and performing it at the network edge, much nearer to the source of data. This in turn can help to streamline the flow of local traffic to a cloud server as well as enable data to be analysed …

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What Do the New GDPR Regulations Mean for Video Surveillance?

GDPR Video Surveillance

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to come into effect in May 2018, will have widespread consequences for all businesses, enterprises, and organizations that deal with personal data in some form or another. Usually, when thinking of personal data, most people will tend to think along the lines of names and contact details, …

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5 Ways SD-WAN is Benefiting the Manufacturing Industry

SD-WAN in manufacturing

Manufacturing is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of the global economy. In the US alone, according to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers contribute over $2 trillion a year to the economy. For some perspective, that works out as roughly $1 in every $8. Advances in cloud computing and convergence of IT and OT …

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How IoT Technologies Are Helping to Provide Industrial Waste Solutions

industrial Smart Waste Solutions

After the Third Industrial Revolution and the advent of mass production technologies, mankind has continued to produce more and more waste. Whether household or industrial, biomedical or nuclear, the levels of waste we are producing as a species have never been higher in our history. However, to counter that, we are also at a stage …

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Role of Mesh Networks in IoT and its Applications

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, the reliability, agility, and flexibility of existing network architectures are being called into question as more and more connected devices, from smartphones and laptops to autonomous vehicles and control systems, are coming into play. One of the key issues surrounding the expansion of IoT devices is …

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Securing Industrial Control Systems with the ISA/IEC-62443 Standard

In recent years, industrial process control networks alongside supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have become steadily more integrated with web technologies such as Ethernet and TCP/IP. The consequences of this integration have seen these systems become increasingly vulnerable to the numerous types of cyber threats at the disposal of malicious hackers. Phishing, malware …

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