Wednesday, May 07, 2014

IoT: ThingWorx

ThingWorx - Internet of Things and M2M Application Platform:
"Deliver innovative solutions with the only modern and complete platform for M2M and the Internet of Things."

Using A Graph Database To Power The “Web of Things” @ InfoQ (2011)

IoT: ThingSpeak

Internet of Things - ThingSpeak:


  • Open Source API
  • Real-time data collection
  • Data processing
  • Data visualizations
  • Location-awareness
  • Status context
  • Application infrastructure
  • Twitter proxy
  • Apps
  • Plugins

IoT: Web of Things

Web of Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Web of Things (or WoT) is a concept and a set of blueprints to make every-day physical objects first class citizens of the World Wide Web by giving them an API, thus greatly facilitating the creation of their virtual profiles as well as their integration and reuse in all kinds of applications.

Internet of Things ... primary concern has been how to connect objects together at the network layer: similarly to the way the Internet addressed the lower-level connectivity of computers...

Web of Things ... looking into building an application layer for physical objects to foster their re-usability and integration into innovative 3rd party applications.

Sensor Web for IoT SWG | OGC(R) (
In much the same way that HTML and HTTP standards enabled the exchange of any type of information on the Web, the OGC SWE standards enable the discovery of sensors and corresponding observations, exchange, and processing of sensor observations, as well as the tasking of sensors and sensor systems.
IoT Layers

Web of


Infographic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledgeintended to present complex information quickly and clearly.[1][2] They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends.[3][4] The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture.[2]

Example: metro (subway) lines, info-oriented, not proportional to size/distance.

With "Big Data" and related, saturated media,
there is a great need for effective visualization.

Infographic @ Pinterest

energy infographic: Nuclear China

China goes nuclear - Apr. 10, 2014 (Fortune Magazine)

Asia's fission frenzy - Fortune Magazine :

China is currently building 29 reactors (designed by Westinghouse and others), according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. That's four out of every 10 new plants in the world. Russia, the world's next most active nuclear-plant builder, has 10 reactors under way; India has six.