Why do IoT gateways have to be so difficult? Currently the fragmentation, complexity, and potential lock-in of the gateway make picking an IoT gateway solution appear difficult. Add to that developer integration challenges and the gateway picture seems overly complex. Enter OSGi to simplify the development and deployment of the IoT Gateway.
Ten years ago I was working on two separate projects for building SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Systems for monitoring and controlling of electrical substations. The first system was based on a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) as a RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) in the substation and a commercially available SCADA in the remote monitoring and controlling center. The second system had a custom controller as a RTU and a custom build SCADA System.
IoT is becoming more and more complex every day with steadily growing variety of devices and their accessibility via different protocols. This complexity influences the development in terms of time-to-market and skills you need to bring along significantly.
Do you like lasers? Do you like Raspberry Pis? Would you like to shoot a Raspberry Pi with a laser? The types of IoT based applications are nearly endless, so why not have a little fun while learning? Join this arcade inspired tutorial and enter a laser shooting arena for a friendly competition with your peers. If that wasn’t enough, you also have a chance to win your tutorial kit and take it home after the session.