Implementing IoT Technology: Seven shocking mistakes
October 3, 2017 admin

McKinsey and the University of Oxford published a survey that more than 15% in 5400 IoT Technology projects studied went extremely bad that they threatened companies’ existence in the market. The cost of those projects were estimated over USD 15 million. The alarming thing was that 45% of them went beyond budget, 7% missed the deadlines defined, and 56% of those projects were delivered with less value.

Hundreds of all-size companies rush to market with thousands of IoT devices and solutions. Unbeknownst to them lie several hazards and business threats while implementing IoT Technology that would not only waste money but also make the future of the firm gloomy. Here, we come up with seven shameful mistakes while implementing IoT devices and their solutions in any sector. Avoiding these mistakes will help you achieve the target, and will solve the purpose of having IoT Technology in your business.

#1: It’s the users over the technology

Cutting-edge technologies are fine, and it is obvious that you get attracted toward including it in your business. Nevertheless, as with any other strategies, ‘customer’ remains the topmost priority even in IoT Technology. The inclusion of IoT Technology in your business should be practical as they are the ‘people’ who are going to use it. How customers interact with the devices or IoT Technology should be intuitive and easy-to-adapt. No matter what great quality of devices and IoT solutions you come up with, if the end-users don’t find themselves cozy with the system, your efforts will go in vain. In fact, in some worst cases, adopting the latest technology may harm your business.

The new technology, as observed, may create temporary excitement among the users that may lose interest later if the system is too complex to operate. This gives you a hint that before even thinking of IoT implementation, you should come up with a market research that should include the ‘grave need’ of the end-users.

#2: Building castles in the air ignoring the ground reality

Utopia is a perfect state of mind where everything you think is smoothly functioning. However, when it comes to reality, your dreams vanish in thin air. The same thing happens in ‘thinking’ IoT and ‘implementing’ it. If you lack in practicality, you are wasting your time in developing IoT solutions. There comes ‘feasibility.’

It is important to discuss the business objectives, but more important is to discuss the same with your developers. Nevertheless, we have IoT business and technology consultants who play a crucial role in making dreams real. Your clients want everything, but then it should be evaluated and approved by the IoT experts. The feasibility of the project is very important.

#3: Non-friendly devices and systems that kill the trust!

In technical term, we call it ‘interoperability.’ The devices you choose should be easily communicating to each other. The ecosystem created by the IoT is extremely crucial to consider while implementing the system. You should be using a universal protocol allied to architecture that is extendable in a way that it ensures that interoperability work flawlessly. If interoperability is ignored, it may end up in a stand-alone system that would lie in some network eating up your energy, bandwidth, and above all the hefty investment you have made.

Experts also opine that interoperability has also to do something with the ‘scalability.’ That said, the IoT implementation should have the functionalities that can be linked with the future devices and the upcoming technology as well. Scalability simply means that the IoT implementation should not be fuddy-duddy in coming years. It should not get outdated, in other words!

#4: Carelessly playing with people’s data

The security must be of paramount importance when it comes to IoT implementation to any business. Though this serious should not be mentioned, surprisingly, there are many IoT solution companies that don’t consider security in implementing IoT solutions. Security should not be considered as the mandatory ‘check box’ your list.

The thing to note here and avoid mistakes in implementing IoT is the security should not be limited to the systems implemented, but also it should be extended to the IoT devices involved. The third party applications and software should be taken care of. The users have different devices that may interact with your interoperability, and thus, double-check makes a lot of sense. Sheer intelligent IoT systems securely share the data with encrypted codes without losing its flawless functionalities.

#5: No future-ready IoT systems and devices

Though the ‘scalability’ issue is mentioned earlier, the reason to include this as a whole new topic is its importance. The IoT solutions that have come from the ‘general concepts’ may initially look promising but little is thought about their future readiness. Using legacy software and hardware may cut down the cost temporarily and get you the transient results, but in the long run, it will cost you a pretty penny. The bottleneck of data processing between IoT devices and the system architect would fall under a lot of restrictions and limits reducing the overall capability of the IoT.

Your business may not leverage all the features and thus benefits from IoT if the operating systems and IoT devices are legacy and not contemporary. The effectiveness of the whole network depends on the capability of devices to handle the data processing and information exchange. Low bandwidth, RAM, interface limitations, platform inefficiency, and complexly written codes matter a lot. This all may contribute in restricting IoT performing seamlessly.

#6: Leaving ‘monitoring’ the system high and dry

Inadequate monitoring of the network may end up in disaster. Improperly protected systems and devices tend to produce flaws that are no less than a deadly threat to the network. Maintaining security and identifying the bugs as early as possible will keep your IoT system intact. At SP Technolab, we use SAP analytics to leave no stone unturned in monitoring and analyzing the systems.

Suspicious traffic, breaking of encrypted data, real-time flag raising or any security breach should be considered very seriously. The escalations should be handled carefully and sincerely. If required, terminating the information exchange is advised. It is always better to have a renowned IoT solution company in a standby mode. You never know when you need them; it is better to pay for the maintenance of the systems.

#7: Laws turning into flaws

One of the biggest and most dangerous mistakes in implementing IoT is ignoring the legality. Privacy and legal concerns should never be compromised if you want your IoT systems to work without landing yourself into any legal matter.

Whenever you deal with people’s data, the legal matter should be tackled very carefully. What data your systems or devices collect should be made clear; the server should be extremely powerful and secure; and lastly, foolproof data processing should be approved after a robust testing.

There are many other issues than the mistakes mentioned above but if you take care of the major ones discussed here, you are almost securely implementing IoT at your clients’ place by ensuring the seamless functioning of not only the systems but also the devices.

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IoT to revolutionize long route transportation
September 28, 2017 admin

Whether it is addressing a grave concern of commuters’ security or easily managing fleets, the revolutionary technology of IoT proves itself. Moreover, IoT not only helps in assembling processes but also improves delivery times when it comes to the logistic industry. The transportation and logistics business ask for the best solutions with no compromising in safety and efficiency.

The very need of IoT in logistics and transportation

Transport and logistics may have a route of any kind like air, ground, or sea, it is essential to have accurate and real-time information on vessels, aircraft, and vehicles. While IoT has revolutionised all the industries under the sun, transport and logistics are no exceptions. The latest offerings of mobile technology have added a feather to the cap.

Using IoT for logistics and transportation, you can be sure of fuel efficiency, controlling labor costs, routes with less traffic, and solutions to other operational challenges. SP Technolab has observed a marked improvement in boosting productivity and smoothening the business operations after an implementation of IoT solutions.

An added advantage of IoT devices
The IoT solutions for logistics and transportation can be augmented with IoT devices that fetch and deliver the information in real time. Customized IoT solutions can enable enterprises to connect all IoT devices within the network. The cloud computing can even take the IoT solution further to have accurate data reaching to every device connected anywhere across the world.

The unparalleled benefits of IoT solutions for transport industry
The artificial intelligence and IoT can do wonders in precisely tracking the fleet and shipment. Here are the areas where IoT can help like no other technology.

360-degree coverage: logistics and transportation across the world focus on extending their network and efficiency in order to stay on the top in the market. Nevertheless, to reach this level, they need to have precise information that is not just robust, but also scalable as their network grow. Accurately implemented IoT solutions for transportation can facilitate business operations that, in turn, help make quick decisions. RFID devices, scanners, GPS gadgets, and portable internet modems have improved the services of logistic companies manifold.

Docking, yard, and warehouse inventory: the three of these make the pillars of any logistics and transportation company. Seamless management of this trio is the key to success. IoT solutions can track inventory, vessels, maintenance, and equipment efficiency in real time. Converting the legacy system into IoT enabled network, the crucial information can be shared securely through clouds that can further distribute specified data to selected devices across the world.

Fleet management: the core part of any logistics and transportation management is fleet management that can be made easier by implementing tailor-made IoT solutions. The solutions can manage maintenance schedules, day-to-day fleet usage, real-time traffic information in various routes, and thus, improve operational efficiencies. For companies, accurate information on vehicles’ position, and for drivers, vehicle efficiency and less congested routes are important. Accurate information through IoT solutions can prevent the damage to the inventory and thus bring down the insurance related expenses. With the help of just-in-time data, companies can quickly respond to end clients’ queries.

SP Technolab believes in providing the best and customized IoT solutions for logistics and transportation industry. Our IoT experts take help of SAP analytics to enhance the efficiency of the automated systems integrated.

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How to take your inventory management systems (IMS) to the next level with IoT
September 18, 2017 admin

With a constant shift in consumer choices, retailers and CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) firms should become prompt in replying any concerned raised. In other words, the decisions regarding inventory, stocks, production, maintenance, and supply must be fetched, analyzed, and delivered in a quicker way without any flaw. Customized IoT solutions for inventory management system can do wonders for retailers and CPGs.

Some shocking figures

The retail industry has been confronting enormous disruption which is called ‘inventory distortion.’ The problem comes as having overly stocked goods, out of stock, and shrinkage. Approximately USD 1.1 trillion is what it costs worldwide; the United States alone contributes USD 42 billion. To beat down this demonic problem, giant companies like Intel and Microsoft are out in the market with their powerful solutions.

How can IoT solutions for inventory management systems come at the rescue?

It is possible, of course with customized IoT solutions, that the retail industry can bring seamless and pleasant customer satisfaction. With IoT enabled sensors and robust systems, the retailers and CPGs can overcome the challenge of facing complex issue of manufacturing, demand, and supply.

With IoT-enabled sensors, the retailers are able to track a real-time stock information. This can further be augmented by wearables as such gadgets can trigger the notifications when the stock is getting out. Prompt requests can be made from warehouse to have more stock. The system can be managed remotely, and thus it does not matter where you are, you will always be capable of managing the stocks.

The connected devices and sensors can get you better customer insights sidelining other systems that may give show contradiction. The retailers and CPGs have instant access to data. For instance, merchandise stores can have an idea on what clothing customers tried and which one they preferred to purchase. Such analysis will help the store owners to focus on what ‘sells’ in the market today as they know the ‘mood’ of customers.

How IoT can improve an inventory management system

The legacy system of inventory management used general software that depends on several platforms and third party vendors. This means viewing of data, performances of products, and comparison of order summaries for a particular period included complex calculation. Accurate data had been always there, but it still lacked prompt response and quicker decision. The data was to be manually entered, and that hampered accuracy.

The real-time tracking of inventory and stock is possible with IoT-enabled devices and software tools. For instance, the invention of a RFID chip can revolutionize the way of embedding the devices with intranet or internet. The latest RFID chips can accurately analyze the information available and send it across the network. That said, the inventory can be tracked from anywhere like production house to shipping, and even at costumers’ doorsteps. The use of GPS can even take this accuracy to the best level as the information sent from all the IoT-enabled devices are gathered, monitored, and analyzed

Backing up inventory data has been made easier with IoT solutions for inventory management systems than ever before. The legacy systems that used documented files and hard copies are no longer required. Even the present-day customers opt for a digital notification or statement for their orders’ invoices or bills. Digital signatures of ‘parcel received’ are not only easily manageable but also are sufficient to store for a longer duration. Securely backing up inventory data on clouds is the best solution that comes friendly with IoT inventory management software.

SP Technolab excels in building customized IoT solutions for medium to complex inventory management systems that not only help the retails and CPGs easily function but also bring in the best trust and experience for their customers.

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IoT Solutions for Low Bandwidth Problem to Monitor Solar Farms
August 22, 2017 admin

IoT Solutions for Low Bandwidth Problem to Monitor Solar Farms

The renewable energy industry is the rage these days. With more and more energy consumption is taking place all across the world irrespective of urban or rural areas, local and international government bodies are pretty much concerned about the scarcity of all types of energy in future. If the solutions are not thought upon, the coming decades may come with issues harder to address.

The Introduction of the Firm:

A few entrepreneurs set up their mind to venture a start-up in the energy saving industry. The owners had extensive experience in designing, developing, installing, and maintaining photovoltaic systems. The start-up excelled in building monitoring systems for the solar farms.

The remote monitoring systems help supervise the solar farms and thus smoothens the overall functionalities of the solar renewable energy systems. Remote monitoring also saves a lot of human hours. In addition, the company requires a reduced number of employees or staff to be deployed at the original site.

The Functionality of the Renewable Energy Farms

The renewable photovoltaic systems are considered to be pretty sustainable energy technology that we can bank upon. More and more countries now deploy solar farms that leverage the energy of the sun for generating terrific power that has reduced carbon dioxide emission.

The solar firm gets renewable photovoltaic systems that further help is saving a lot of energy that not only saves a huge chunk of money but also saves the mother earth. The entrepreneurs believed that the green energy is the only solution to save the coming generations.

The Thought-Provoking Issue

The solar farms faced a very practical problem as the company managers discussed with SP Technolab’s technology consultants. The input and output devices required for operating the demanding needs of renewable energy system had to be operated accordingly. The solar monitoring required a flawless communication, and for that, the satellites were used. The technology experts at SP Technolab also learned that the satellite communications are reliable and durable, but the biggest hurdle in such communication for solar farm monitoring was the satellite bandwidth.

Monitor Solar Farms

The satellite bandwidth available is pretty limited, and thus, ideal input and output devices should be capable of functioning in a low bandwidth availability. Furthermore, the devices should also support scheduled functions so that for improved energy management.

Solution to the Low-Bandwidth Solar Farm Monitoring

SP Technolab’s business and technology consultants pondered over the issue and made a blueprint of the IoT solution for a low-bandwidth solar monitoring system.

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To have control over the lighting systems, SP Technolab suggested solar farms for using Ethernet input and output technology using an active architecture that is capable of functioning in low bandwidth availability. As compared to the traditional Ethernet IO that the solar firm used in the past was working on a passive polling architecture.

Monitor Solar Farms

SP Technolab customized the Ethernet I/O and made it an event-based triggering message software. The IoT technology experts at SP Technolab consumed less bandwidth that perfectly suited to the solar renewable energy firm’s requirement.

The best part of the IoT solution for solar energy remote monitoring provided by SP Technolab is rather than depending upon a constant device polling, the staff could define an SNMP trap message for every event occurrence. When an already defined event initiates a trap message, the IoT software product actively sends the notification.

The Results of IoT Solutions

It was important to schedule a function that controls the lights to put them on or off so that the light energy can be saved. The users were able to swiftly settle the off and on schedules for LED lights of the system without bothering much about the software.

SP Technolab’s IoT solution for low-bandwidth solar farm monitoring defined I/O event scheduling in the easiest way like never before. Engineers and technical staff, then on, never felt writing complex controlling logic for their systems.

In addition to its mind blowing features, the IoT solution also supported SNMP protocol making the integration with existing NMS (Networking Management System) of customers as simple as hitting a sitting duck!

As a result of the implementation of IoT solution provided by SP Technolab, the energy farm observed low network bandwidth consumption. It was possible to integrate with NMS. And, finally, the users were able to define and configure scheduling of off/on time swiftly.

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5 Things to Expect From Internet of Things Home Automation
July 10, 2017 admin

You’ve seen cute commercials for Amazon Echo where people ask “Alexa” to solve their everyday problems.

People who don’t know much about internet of things home automation may think that products like Echo are just novelties.

But tech-savvy people know that a small device like Echo is the forerunner of smart home technology.
The home of the future

The internet of things is a fancy phrase that’s used to describe everyday objects that are connected to the internet. Appliances, security and maintenance systems, and other devices will turn the average American home into a smart home.

Internet of things home automation is the next big thing in tech. Mobile developers are all eager to develop their own home automation apps.

Over the next few years, you’re going to see your home become more efficient in ways you never thought possible.

If you’re new to the world of internet of things home automation, there are a few things you need to know.
Home automation isn’t a new concept

Do you use a washer and dryer to clean your clothes? Did you vacuum your floor today?

Most modern appliances may seem mundane to us, but at the turn of the 20th century, they were the leaders of home automation.

Adding the internet of things to the equation is just the next step in home automation.
Internet of things home automation could lead a resource revolution

You can conserve energy and vow to never waste water, but a smart home could do a much better job than a human. One of the main advantages of a smart home is its sheer energy efficiency.

You can forget to turn off the lights, but a smart home can power them down when a person leaves a room. Internet of things home automation can also ensure that your home is the perfect temperature without wasting precious energy.
Homes are about to be much safer

Are you the kind of person that worries about leaving the stove on or the door unlocked?

Those worries will go away when you have a smart home.

Imagine using your phone to monitor your house. You could lock doors remotely or even shut off a stove when you have a smart home. You’ll have peace of mind and a way to remotely monitor your house.
Automation is popular with home buyers

Home buyers in 2017 want houses that are energy efficient, up to date, and safe.

Luckily those are all qualities smart homes have.

A joint survey with CNET and Coldwell Banker found that 81% of current smart home device owners would be more willing to buy a home with connected tech in place. Some are even willing to pay more for smart homes.
Home automation could lead to city automation

Imagine living in an efficient city where busses drive themselves and street lights turn on and off as people pass them.

Internet of things home automation is paving the way to city automation. Much of the smart tech used in the average home could be adapted to cities. Today’s smart LED lamp is tomorrow’s energy efficient street lamp.

Home automation is the next big thing for home owners and tech companies. Do you already use smart home devices, or have gone through your own smart home renovation? Let us know about it!

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The Legal Challenges of IoT Home Automation You Should Know
June 19, 2017 admin

IOT home automation can make our lives a whole lot easier, but as a growing number of remotely controlled devices hit the home appliances market, more legal questions are raised.

IOT, of course, refers to the Internet of Things, an interworking of phyisical devices with electronic devices for the exchange of data.

Huge steps have been and are being made towards making automation commonplace in the home and in business. From switching on your heated floors to closing your blinds, a unified IOT doesn’t seem that far off.

Let’s explore some of the legal questions raised by home automation through the IOT that home and business owners should address before moving forward to implementation.

Here are all of the issues you need to be aware of before you make the move IOT home automation..

Legal Questions Surrounding IOT Home Automation


Compared to traditional, physical home-based products, equipment, devices, and appliances, developers must address concerns about the reliability of smart devices. As a home or business owner implementing IOT Home Automation, there should always be an in-case-of-emergency plan in case of failure.


Before putting your faith into smart home security systems, companies and developers must assure users and buyers that no outside parties will be able to hack into their smart security systems and gain access to their data or gain physical entry into their homes.

Data Collection and Use

Many new products rely on propositions focused on new functionality and resources. In order to achieve this, data is almost always collected through IOT Home Automation devices and servers operated by device providers.

In simple terms, the IOT generates massive opportunity for data collection that is generally used to improve services or is analyzed by marketers.

Digital Integration

The connected home and business means that many related professions, such as locksmiths and electricians need to consider putting software at the heart of their business efforts. In order to keep up with the marketing, plumbing companies and the like will need to become partially digitized.


As the world of the IOT Home Automation evolves, existing products and services must be updated and patched. These remote software solutions, however, are not always entirely reliable or appreciated.

Developers must bear this in mind in the case of displeasure or malfunctioning due to updates and patches.


The growing market of IOT Home Automation devices raises many regulatory, legal, and usage questions as well as raises existing legal issues around the web. The rate of change and evolution in the IOT Home Automation market means that associated policies and legal and regulatory structures are often outpaced.

In the changing world of the IOT Home Automation, the best thing you can do for your home or business is practice careful and thorough implementation and development.

If you are a big or small business or a homeowner working towards IOT implementation, we offer consulting and development in the areas of energy monitoring, transportation, home automation, industrial process automation, infrastructure monitoring, and healthcare.

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How IoT Transportation is Set to Change Everything
June 13, 2017 admin

Is IoT transportation going to change your life?

The Internet of Things or IoT is changing the way many processes work, for instance, the way we travel.

Transportation is a great example where IoT is making a big impact.

Whether you’re working in the transportation industry or not, IoT transportation is trying to improve your life.

Learn more about what that means, and how it might change things for you, in this article.

IoT Transportation Will Change Everything 

IoT is the next big thing.

Have you ever wished your car had wifi? Or dreaded that spot on the freeway that always drops your calls?

Do you work in the transportation industry, such as trains and railways, and need a way to ensure your cars are arriving at their scheduled times?

The Internet of Things could fix these issues for you.

Cars, busses, trains, and planes could all soon offer us a reliable internet connection while we travel, but that’s not all.

What is IoT?

The term IoT includes anything connected to the internet or it describes objects that can “talk” to each other. It allows connected objects and devices to share data.

IoT works by inserting tiny computer chips into just about any object you could imagine in order to connect the item to the internet, and likely, your smartphone.

Anything from planes, cars, trains, or even household items like toasters, thermometers, and mirrors.

Everyday things we cannot avoid, like transportation, can be greatly improved with IoT technology.

How Does IoT Improve Transportation? 

IoT transportation can do incredible things for the industry by improving its regular processes. You could say it fixes the bugs in transportation, such as regular wear and tear or unexpected breakdowns.

It can help trains, planes, and cars run more efficiently by gathering data about things like the weight of a rail car and the condition of the tracks.

It can even predict when a train might experience a breakdown before it ever occurs.

Can it predict the future? I guess that depends on how you look at it.

Through the use of the IoT, data teams are able to collect all different kinds of information that affect the efficiency of the transportation industry. They track the data, analyze it, and determine whether it’s going to negatively affect an important aspect of the process, and act on it before anything happens.

This leads to mechanics fixing trains and other means of transportation before there’s even an issue. No more unexpected breakdowns.

It means less refunded tickets for late arrivals. And it means increased customer happiness.

Does it sound like your business could benefit from improving the efficiency of your daily processes through IoT technology?

Are you interested in bringing the Internet of Things to your organization?

Our team at SP Technolab is able to keep pace with the ever-changing world of technology. And we are now offering consulting services for IoT technology implementation in the transportation industry.

If you’re at all interested in improving your processes in this way, feel free to contact us for more information.

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Does the Internet of Things Mean Smarter Buildings? Yes!
June 5, 2017 admin

There was a time when the term “smarter building” would have made any one of us raise a brow. Or question the sanity of the speaker but things have changed.

If you’re still unclear on how it is an inanimate object can be smart, we’re here to explain.
The Internet of Things is making smarter buildings.

Okay. Obviously, buildings are not formulating thoughts but through the Internet of Things, or IoT, companies are re-thinking how they deliver services and produce goods.

So what is the Internet of Things?

“Simply, the Internet of Things is made up of devices – from simple sensors to smartphones and wearables – connected together,” says Matthew Evans, the IoT program head at techUK.

Essentially, IoT encompasses everything that is connected to the internet and it is being used to define objects that talk, as it were, to each other.

“IoT offers us opportunity to be more efficient in how we do things, saving us time, money and often emissions in the process,” Evans adds. Smarter buildings are more comfortable buildings.

IoT aims to redefine smart buildings by putting the user’s comfort at the core of the system – enabling them to control the temperature, humidity, and lighting while remaining in balance with how much energy is consumed and what’s available from the power grid.

So the benefits of having more comfort are not at the risk of creating a larger carbon footprint – as it too often the case and IoT is great for energy monitoring.

For example, take heating and air conditioning equipment. The way it has worked in the past, and still today in some cases, was that it was monitored and controlled by building automation systems.

This required work-intensive detailed trending and manual analysis to assess how the equipment was performing.

These days, systems can aggregate and automatically analyze the data to produce higher priority information for those in the position of making decisions.

With IoT, the future will provide pervasive control and intelligence that will propagate into residences, while optimization and self-correcting systems will be utilized in large buildings.Internet of Things also means a reduction in maintenance and therefore, cost.

With IoT at the helm, it’s far easier to:

Identify and prioritize faults or out-of-spec operations in a building’s energy management infrastructure, thereby preempting costly and unproductive downtime.
Get recommendations on adjustments to the existing equipment for more efficient operation to save energy.
Find out about equipment upgrades or modifications that require a capital expenditure to save energy and lower operating expenses.

This isn’t the stuff of the space age future.
Getting smarter buildings with IoT is already happening.

A current manifestation of IoT in an office environment is The Edge, a 430,000-square-foot tower in Amsterdam.

Every one of the tower’s 2,500 employees are provided with a smartphone app that from the moment they wake up checks their schedules, recognizes their cars in the parking lot and directs them to an open parking space, assigns them a desk and adjusts the temperature and lighting to their preferences.

Incorporating IoT to make smarter buildings is not that difficult.

In general, the process goes like this:

The first step is integrating electronics into all of the building’s appliances, outlets, essentially everything that requires power to add control-at-a-distance.
The second component is the user interface which allows you to control your appliance while learning about your energy habits and preferences.
The third is the building, as a whole, and how it interacts with the environment and its energy demands to be able to manage it intelligently with the grid.

Still interested? Check in with a full-range IT services provider to help.

And who knows? Maybe some day these smarter buildings WILL be formulating their own thoughts. Tell us what you think.

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IoT Development and Renewable Energy: What We’ve Learned So Far
May 30, 2017 admin

The future looks bright for renewable energy. It’s estimated that by 2050, it’s possible for 80% of America’s energy to come from renewables.

This doesn’t hinge just on technology that’s on the horizon, either. We have the tools – from solar to wind to hydroelectricity – to make that estimate a reality.

New solutions to traditional energy demands have been growing year over year and shows no sign of slowing down.

Not only does this represent a huge impact for the environment, renewable energy will create jobs, save money, and reduce water requirements.

By the time our children are adults, the world can be a whole new place, one that runs on clean and plentiful energy sources.

With all of the tools that are interconnected, IoT development is going to be a key component in the realm of renewable energy.

Keep reading to find out the where, what and why of how IoT is changing the game when it comes to energy.

Why Do We Need IoT Development For Renewable Energy?

As previously mentioned, renewable energy solutions are a huge industry that keeps getting bigger and bigger.

With the variety of energy that’s available, keeping the lights on is more secure than ever. Plus, the variety is competitive and gives consumers more of a choice.

With almost $286 billion invested in renewable energy, it’s important that the money is well-spent.

This is where IoT development comes in. With the use of monitors and smart devices, interconnectivity increases and energy becomes more efficient.

Those savings are passed onto consumers and renewable energy becomes more feasible than ever.

Let’s look into how IoT development can be employed in the renewable energy market.

IoT Applications In Energy

Let’s look into solar and wind farms as an example.

Wind farms are often remote and in windy places. Solar farms are usually placed in remote locations as well.

With IoT development, sensors can be installed in every windmill and solar panel.

The data can be uploaded to a cloud so that information can be easily monitored.

If there’s a malfunctioning panel, staff will be immediately notified in real time.

Because of the remote and possibly hostile locations, maintenance should be kept to a minimum.

Devices should be wireless to make sure there’s less of a chance of communication going down and the devices being damaged.

Durability is key in keeping the sensors working correctly.

Long Term IoT Use

Naturally, having all of your devices interconnected and linked to the cloud helps with immediate needs.

You’ll see how much energy is being produced, whether there’s a problem with a panel or a turbine and what maintenance needs to be performed.

The biggest reason for IoT development in energy? Long-term monitoring.

Not only will you need the immediate data, gathering information in the long run can show how the farm performs.

If something needs to be changed to make it more efficient or which panels work the best, you’ll know thanks to IoT tech.

If you’re ready to apply IoT development to your renewable energy business, you’ll want someone who is flexible and understands the latest tech on the market.

SP Technolab understands your needs and is ready to consult your business. Contact them for the best IoT info available.

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Why an Internet of Things Application Can Improve Customer Service
May 29, 2017 admin

Smart devices that automate homes and businesses are growing in popularity.

Gartner even predicts there may be 6.4 billion devices by 2020.

You may wonder if there is any way to use this technology in your own business. After all, it’s predicted to be worth $6.2 trillion by 2025.

Is there an Internet of Things application to customer services? Read on to find out how you can get involved.
Devices will give you so much data

Internet of Things devices constantly collect data. And cloud computing gives you must better methods to collect and store that data.

But you can provide a seamless customer experience if you know how customers are using their devices. Use the data to glean insights so you can provide better solutions.

That means you can expect problems before they happen. Or you can recommend products and services that address the specific needs of your customers.

It could mean that you can restock a device when the data shows it’s running low on supplies. Or it means you’re aware of a mechanical malfunction before the customer is.
Respond to problems when, and before, they happen

This important Internet of Things application helps you to fix problems when they occur. So your system knows a part is about to fail in your product.

Your system can send the part out, or schedule a maintenance call, before the customer even knows there is a problem.

That’ll cut down your number of helpdesk reports. This frees up your agents to deal with other issues that require more attention.

You can even inform your customers of outages in advance. If the customer was forewarned about an issue, then they don’t need to report it.

And you can then divert your customer service centers to provide help where it’s needed.
Use that data to provide what customers want

Businesses only had sales reports or feedback when examining customer buying behavior. Now businesses can access consumer trends, product performance and buying behavior at a keystroke.

All these diagnostics have an advantage. You can improve your R&D.

You know what customers need and what they’re buying. So you can focus your efforts in that direction.

You can even expect future buying habits. What better way to improve your customer services than giving customers what they want?
Understand this Internet of Things application before you roll it out

Working with Internet of Things applications will not be straightforward at first.

You’ll be able to see from the data how the customer is using your device. But you must understand how your product interacts with another device.

That level of crossover could become problematic if software controls separate devices. They might not interact the way you intended.

You may need to work with a full IT services provider.

But developers are working on these issues to improve the Internet of Things application to customer services.

Some systems will be able to manage all the connected devices. The user can troubleshoot problems with a dashboard.

That means they only need to contact you when the software can’t fix the problem.

But hopefully, this won’t be necessary due to the amount of data you’ll be getting. You’ll be able to spot the problems before they appear on the dashboard.

If you’re convinced by this Internet of Things application, then you’ll need a technology partner. We have the expertise and the commitment to help you.

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IOT World News: Here’s What to Watch for in 2017
April 14, 2017 admin

It’s safe to say the Internet of Things has grown exponentially, touching upon every corner of our electronic life.

Take, for example, one of the most popular and visible IoT tech – wearables.

Smart wearable devices are expected to rake in an estimated $53 billion by 2019!

With that kind of money, can you afford to be behind in IoT world news? Didn’t think so.

Keep reading – we’re going to show you what the future holds for the Internet of Things.

Clouds And Fog

Fog architecture is going to enter the conversation in a serious way.

Right now, “edge” or “fog” computing is becoming more necessary as a way to shore up info transfer from a device to the cloud.

As more smart devices come online, the focus will be on shoring up this vulnerable area.

Security Takes The Lead

In October of 2016, we saw the first DDOS attack that rocked IoT world news.

It wasn’t necessarily what was lost but more of what it represents.

Smart devices will have to adapt and be made to withstand any future attack.

Better Order Fulfillment

With more smart devices involved in the consumer process, online shopping will be more streamlined.

This means more customers will choose to shop online.

From the moment the order is placed to the second the package is delivered, businesses are better able to meet the demands of online shopping.

ROI IoT World News

While 2015 saw the emergence of tangible IoT things, 2016 saw the implementation.

Now, case studies will start coming through, showing real examples of how IoT can impact ROI.

Keep an eye peeled for meaningful metrics in IoT world news.

The Changing Job Market

Tech workers will obviously be in high demand.

Hard skills, including security and circuit design, will be sought-after, but so will programming.

Workers who recognize this and keep up with IoT world news are going to find success.

Smart Cities

Cities have the funding and the interest in setting up more IoT framework.

Citizens might recognize a few of the benefits of living in a smart city, like the safety of smart street lamps or cost saving measures from on-demand trash pickup.

The one drawback: cities will have to dig deep to come up with the cash to support data gathering and integration – at first.

Smart Homes

2016 welcomed smart home devices, like Amazon Echo and Google Home, into our everyday lives.

Content streaming continues to make headlines in IoT world news as it grows year over year.

There are two major areas that need to be addressed in 2017: networking and interconnectivity.

Right now, there are tons of devices on the market but they don’t play well with each other in the home. Manufacturers need to find ways to make this more convenient for consumers.

With networking, demand is outpacing supply for bandwidth. This creates lag in streaming and issues with home appliances.

IoT providers need to find a way to make it work if they want to keep their products in consumer’s houses.

Stick with SP Technolab for the latest in IoT news and stay ahead of the curve.


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How Industrial Automation is Ready for the Internet of Things
April 14, 2017 admin

From increased productivity, faster production, improved worker safety, and better product quality, industrial automation has powerful benefits for manufacturers. So, it might be surprising that industrial automation is about to get a whole lot better. And it’s all due to the Internet of Things (IOT).

And it’s all due to the Internet of Things (IOT).

While the Industrial IOT might still be in its infancy, it’s already got great potential. Getting in on the IOT from the start can make sure you keep your company on the cutting edge.

So what will the IOT and the future of automation look like?

What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things is a hot buzzword right now, whether you are talking about manufacturing or consumer goods. But what exactly is it?

Basically, the Internet of Things refers to the idea that anything electrical — whether it’s a fridge, a lamp, or industrial machinery — will be connected to the internet. This will allow the many different devices you use to “speak” to one another, and increase the amount of data any device can collect.

The Machine-to-Machine Network

One of the most important benefits that the IOT will bring to industrial automation is the creation of machine-to-machine (M2M) networks.

Machines will be able to pass data back and forth throughout the manufacturing process. This will allow them to automatically adapt to changes and will increase efficiency.

However, there may be compatibility issues. Effective manufacturers will ensure full compatibility of their machinery to maximize the IOT benefits.

Full Automation, Anywhere

The Internet of Things creates the potential for total automation. Since the machines will be interconnected via a network, they will be able to work together automatically in a way that isn’t currently possible.

It also means that there won’t be the same need to centralize your manufacturing locations. Since the equipment is connected over the internet, machines in entirely different factories hundreds of miles apart could work together perfectly.

This also means that all the equipment at different stages of the supply chain would be in communication. Every step along the way, all the equipment would adapt to current production levels.

The entire supply chain could constantly adapt to your needs at the moment, automatically.

Analytics and Planning

The IOT will allow your machinery to collect and share comprehensive data about their functioning, and the functioning of your entire production chain.

You’ll be able to remotely monitor how your factory is working. Plus, analyzing such comprehensive data will allow you to find ways to make your production even more efficient.

You’ll be able to make production changes easily and remotely to make sure you’re only producing what you need. This could even be automated for maximum efficiency.

Industrial Automation and You

The Internet of Things will change industrial automation forever. It will increase efficiency all throughout the production chain.

Interested in what else is in store for the IOT? Check out more about the Internet of Things (IOT).

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Android Game Development
February 25, 2015 admin

Android game development- A successful Platform for developers

There is no doubt in the fact that android is spreading fast and more and more mobile manufacturing companies are utilizing android platform to build their latest mobile phones. One of the major platforms gaining momentum is android game development. This is because it is an open source mobile operating system and helps customers satisfy their needs perfectly. Android game development can also be customized to meet varying customer needs. It is used to build innovative and thrilling games to give the best playing experience.
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Innovative and Thrilling Android Game Development

Although, Android game development is a complicated process and requires a lot of work, still its outcomes are the best. The success of the game is totally depends on how much a company is able to implement the development approach.
Making a leisure time activity into the full time profession could be a perfect job or dream job for anyone. The Android game developers always have the best ideas and they are known to create explicit games. In android games, there are different categories that are based on types, ages, groups and payment mode. Mostly the crowd is always attracted towards the free games on the play Store. The highly growing market of Android and advancements in technology has made the demand of Android game development all more high. Also, there is an option to select from simple to complicated to racing to board games and even cards when it comes to android games.
For an Android game developer, there are three fields which he needs to consider the most. These include:

Screen size: The size of the screen or display of the device plays a vital role. It’s an important success rate factor. While designing or developing an Android game, the developer has to remember this property which varies from one device to another. The popularity and success steps up just by enhancing the appropriate scales and proportions in the respective gaming application.

Character modelling for 3D games: It includes the characters that are created for 3D and hold unique distinction. The character represents special features like signature style, facial expressions, exclusive custom designs, etc. All of these traits make an special identity for the designed character in a game.
Enhanced game scenario: Some effects like gripping, rolling, etc. can raise the total look of a game. These provide ultimate look and build success for the gaming application.

Gaming Scenarios and Programming
The gaming scenario is also an important aspect as it elevates the feel of playing game. Therefore, a developer should give equal importance to the landscape and terrain feature optimizations.
The selection of user interface and challenging modes is very important for a developer. To make his game a commercial hit, developer needs to enhance the levels and challenging modes.

Hire Android Expert Team from SP Technolab is an industry leader in android game development and is known for producing quality android game apps.

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Why Select WordPress Development Services?
January 29, 2015 admin

Why select WordPress development services for large projects?

Most of the entrepreneurs ignore the importance of WordPress development services. Whether you require a simple website or a complex portal, WordPress development services can help you create stunning websites. But do you wonder whether WordPress is ideal for large projects? Being released in 2003 as a blogging platform, WordPress has a large number of themes and plugins that can be used for creating eye-catchy and functional websites that generate higher ROI. Nowadays, WordPress has become a killer application with more than 1.8 million downloads. This means that thousands of websites have been created using this CMS since the last 3-4 years. Analysts found that every seventh website on the web is created using WordPress.

Though this platform has pros and cons, it is widely accepted by users and developers all over the world. WordPress development services are considered to be cost effective option to match your requirements.

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Let us have a look at the benefits of WordPress development services:

  • One of the major pros of using this CMS is that the data can be modified easily. The advanced features help the users customize the website as per the users’ requirements.

  • It becomes easier to upload the photos and images of the products for a WordPress website. The content and videos can also be managed easily.

  • Good document and support is available for this CMS and hence, the developers can contact the experts to get assistance.

  • Being SEO-friendly tool, it helps you enjoy the good rankings in the search engines.

  • Even a layman can make the changes to a WordPress website. There is no need to look for a professional to edit or modify your business site. No technical training is required as it is self-explanatory.

Outsource your WordPress development project:

Mid-sized and large enterprises engage outside companies to handle the design, development and hosting of the WordPress website development services. Rather than hiring an in-house team of WordPress developers, you can outsource the project and get your dream website live in a few days to some weeks.

Here are some major reasons why you should outsource the project:

Cut your costs!

The main reason of outsourcing WordPress development services is that it helps to save costs. Choosing an Indian web development company for your next project can help you save about 60% of the development costs.

Access skilled expertise:

Almost all the web development agencies employ trained and expert WordPress developers to work on your project. The experienced programmers would be able to deliver high quality results and deliver the best website that matches and exceeds your requirements.

Large enterprises who want to compete and stand out in the market can outsource WordPress development services to us and we can assure you that an attractive and attention-grabbing website would be delivered to you.

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