CETES Tech Night, presented by the Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies at Cameron University, returns on Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. This month’s session, “The Internet of Things,” (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Tech Night is open to the public at no charge and will take place in the Sarkeys Conference Room 207 of the CETES Conference Center. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 581-5447.
“This edition of Tech Night will be a discussion forum, so we encourage anyone with knowledge and experience in this area to attend,” says Arun Tilak, Director, CETES. “An interactive forum with participation by attendees - especially those with hands-on knowledge of a topic - results in an outstanding exchange of information.”
IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems and the Internet. A thing, in the “Internet of Things,” can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensor to alert the driver when tire pressure is low, or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. So far, the “Internet of Things” has been most closely associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in manufacturing and power, oil and gas utilities. Products built with M2M communication capabilities are often referred to as being smart. The “Internet of Things” will be a completely new way of interacting with the world and learning about things you encounter.
April 15, 2015