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Beyond the IoT Hype: A Primer for Security Dealers

Craving more hype? Then say hello to the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT will be everywhere, will do everything, will touch everyone — and generate trillions of dollars. It will be on every wrist, imprinted into bike shorts and on cans of green beans; it will reside in every home, office, factory, hospital room, school desk, and tent worldwide. The mighty IoT may one day spew out data streams of monoicosebyte proportions, all seemingly in a nanosecond. (Monoicosebytes are 9x exponential steps beyond the terabyte.)

Apple Emerges As A Promising Internet Of Things Platform At CES 2015

The whole “Internet of Things” theme reached a fever pitch at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Many of the big tech players are trying to become the platform for how to connect together the growing list of devices with wireless technology inside of them–everything from your car to your thermostat.

CES 2015: 10 Exciting Chicago Companies Exhibiting at CES

With over 3,500 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees, CES - the Consumer Electronics Show - is the world's premier gathering for manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology. Every year, game-changing innovations are announced at this conference - including the VCR in '70, the camcorder in '81, HDTV in '98, the XBox in '01, and more - and this year's event, happening next week (1/6 - 1/9) in Las Vegas, will be no exception.

The spirit of Chicago: How these entrepreneurs approach the holidays featuring Adam Justice, VP of Grid Connect

If you’re feeling the pressure to be more inventive in observing the holidays, you might find it reassuring to know that some of Chicago's and Illinois’ most forward-thinking entrepreneurs take a more relaxed approach. Many of them focus on togetherness and making memories rather than trying to be novel or traditional. Perhaps you’ll find tidings of comfort, joy and inspiration in how these innovators celebrate the holidays.

Thread Group Membership Grows To More Than 50 Companies

The Thread Group (www.threadgroup.org) - an industry alliance chartered with guiding the widespread adoption of Thread, the new IP-based low-power wireless networking protocol designed specifically for the home, announced today that it has grown to more than 50 members since membership opened up on Oct 1st. Additionally, the Thread Group will work with UL to perform testing and certification to ensure a high-quality user experience, as well as interoperability and security across products using Thread.

How Naperville-based Grid Connect fits into the Internet of Things

In a nondescript Naperville office park, Adam Justice is working to bring the Internet of Things to the masses. He’s vice president of Grid Connect, a company his father Mike founded in 2003 that makes, distributes and sells commercial networking products. In 2013, Grid Connect launched ConnectSense, its first line of wireless sensors for home use to remotely monitor things, from your lights to your water pipes. As the company prepares to launch a ConnectSense smart electrical outlet, Adam Justice shares his vision for a connected future.

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