Archives 2019

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Drones Taking Flight in Commercial and Industrial Markets

The excitement around small Unmanned Aerial Systems, referred to more commonly as drones, has been in place for well over a decade. Despite a consistent hype cycle around applications in both the commercial and consumer markets, commercial usage has historically trailed behind that of recreational flyers — in 2018, for example, drone consumer market shipments comprised ...

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EU Cybersecurity Act Comes into Force: What Does That Mean for the Private Sector?

In June 2019, the new EU Cybersecurity Act quietly came into force. It is effectively a Regulation (2019/881) which means it is applicable verbatim across the Union. The Act confers a permanent mandate to the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA, which sees its remit and budget significantly expanded. ENISA will not only support policy and ...

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The Pervasive Screen Is Coming. But When?

The last decade and a half has seen a tremendous amount of change in the video market, especially when you consider TVs extended history. The arrival of YouTube in 2005 sparked a revolution in video that both scared the incumbents and excited the masses – this was the “democratization of video” and the power was ...

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Smart Home Integration Taking Shape

The popularity of smart home technology and devices has prompted new developments in how the market is reshaping itself. While over 34 million households worldwide adopted a smart home device for the first time last year, new home growth is starting to give way to the integration of additional technology with the devices consumers already ...

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What's Next for Flat Panel TVs?

The consumer market for flat panel HD TVs has continuously grown throughout the last decade and a half. Due to larger screen sizes, higher resolution, and increased smart capabilities, flat panel TV adoption has overcome what is generally a saturated market. The demand for the most updated, "must-have" technology in arguably the home's most important ...

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Bridging The Mobile Broadband Gap In Rural Areas

While people in large cities and populated urban areas may take connectivity on-the-go for granted, the truth is that for many rural communities, mobile broadband remains painfully out of reach. This lack of mobile access doesn’t just mean people are missing out on their social media updates and phone calls; on the contrary, it remains ...

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Wi-Fi Turns 20

Wi-Fi is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and is not expected to slow down anytime soon. Faster, more widespread coverage is on the horizon, which will facilitate growth in mesh networking systems, smart home, automotive, and IoT applications. Over the next five years, device shipments are forecasted to surpass 20 billion, with nearly 25% of ...

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ROS On The Rise

As robots become more commonplace in commercial and industrial settings, companies are searching for ways to optimize how robots behave and interact with one another.

It’s no wonder, then, that our data shows an explosion in the adoption of the Robot Operating System. In fact, according to our new Open-Source Robotics Projects report, nearly 55 ...

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Government IDs Are Getting Smarter

Across the globe, people are traveling more than ever before. In fact, the number of international travelers has increased every year since 2009.

With this trend expected to continue, both travelers and governments are looking for ways to make the process of traveling internationally more efficient, cost-effective, and, most importantly, secure – a combination that ...

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10 Innovative New Companies Reshaping Wireless Connectivity

When you think about the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Wireless Connectivity space, there are some time-tested and well-known companies that come to mind. However, a new crop of players is changing the landscape, pushing the boundaries of innovation in an effort to address critical challenges that the wireless industry is facing today.

These innovations are taking ...

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