The Internet of Things has resulted in a lot of interesting "smart" gadgets and platforms aimed at making life -- and work -- a little easier. IoT presents a big opportunity for solution providers to help end customers store, sort through, and make sense of the data that connected IoT products generate.
Here is the list 5 cool Iot products of 20151.Texas Instruments SensorTag IoT
Texas Instruments, Dallas, is offering an IoT "starter kit." The SensorTag IoT is a small red package with 10 low-power microelectromechanical system (MEM) sensors. With the sensors, users and developers can connect to the cloud get sensor data online in three minutes. SensorTags are ready to use out the box with an iOS or Android app. SensorTag includes iBeacon technology so businesses can build their own applications and customize content based on the Tag's location.
- AT&T M2X
In the beginning of 2015, AT&T, rolled out its M2X cloud-based data storage service and management toolset. The platform helps businesses gather real-time data from connected machines within their environment.The platform allows businesses to monitor the status of remote devices and equipment, such as trucks, turbines, vending machines and thermometers.
- Dell IoT Gateway
Following the launch of its IoT unit this year, Dell, Round Rock, Texas, has introduced its new IoT Gateway. The unit, which features a dual-core Intel processor, resembles a wireless access point that can be mounted on walls, desks or on a shelf. The Dell IoT Gateway sits on the edge of the network and can help businesses collect and process data from disparate sensors or automation systems. The Gateway allows specific data to be relayed to the cloud or data center. The Gateway is available in the U.S. and Canada.
- Google Nest Cam
As a result of its acquisition of smart security camera maker Dropcam, Google introduced a Web-connected security camera called the Nest Cam. Google Nest, the Internet giant's smart-home product company, now offers this smart home security camera that lets users zoom in on different areas of their homes. The Nest Cam also includes sound and motion sensing features, according to Google, Mountain View, Calif.
- Amazon Echo
Amazon this year introduced its smart-home automation device, Echo. Standing just shy of 10 inches tall, the cylindrical speaker responds to voice commands. Similar to Apple's Siri, Echo’s Alexa can answer user questions around news, weather, and can set alarms. Echo can also play music and control smart devices.