IoT Roadshow, Rosemont – Laird technologies: Connect my garage door opener to the Internet

Engineers that are not entrenched in the IoT space are finding themselves thrust into this environment, sometimes kicking and screaming. For example, somebody who is a traditional mechanical engineer working on a washing machine or a garage door opener is now being told that his design has to connect to the Internet. That could be quite foreign to someone who hasn’t waded into that pool.

In a discussion with Dave Burleton, of the Connectivity Solutions Group at Laird Technologies, I discovered that this phenomenon is more common that I thought. When you bring in the cloud, you muddy the waters even further. Dave offered up a solution for these folks that provides a starting point.