M2M and IoT Blog by Larry Bellehumeur

  1. IoT and Agriculture: Using the power of Data to improve how our food supply is managed

    Hello and thanks for reading. Few areas have seen change over the past few hundred years more than the world of Agriculture.  Years ago, the vast majority of the population was involved in the production of food … now, it is a relatively small percentage.  However, thanks to technology advancements, we are producing more food than ever. Today, the world...
  2. Will self-driving cars eliminate the demand for public transit?

    Hello and thanks for reading. I have heard on a number of occasions (namely from local politicians) about how the most important form of politics is the local kind, namely your Mayor and your town council.  This blog isn’t a place to debate that one way or the other, but I do agree that their decisions often have more of...
  3. A dog that won’t eat your shoes…

    As someone who runs through different parks on a regular basis, I definitely have a lot of interactions with dogs.  As a dog lover, I don’t mind at all actually, and often stop to pet the ones who seem like they want to bust off of their leash just for the opportunity to “say hello”. Having a dog comes with...
  4. So, the use of automation will increase the amount of jobs?

    Hello and thanks for reading. When one thinks of automation, the idea that comes to mind is that it will change how many businesses operate, namely by streamlining production and work.  For many, this is a fancy way of saying that it will put millions out of work.  However, it appears that our friends at the World Economic Forum see...
  5. Will the public’s current fear of autonomous cars slow down their progress?

    Hello and thanks for reading. Even as a kid, I had an odd fascination for numbers.  To be clear, I never saw myself going into Accounting as a field, but I was often able to find unusual patterns or anomalies in ways that many people could not.  This perhaps explains why I have had good success in the past as...
  6. Using automation to make our airports safer

    Based on the line-ups at most airports, a lot of us fly and we fly quite often.  Despite all of the issues that we seem to have with airlines and with airports, for the most part, they do a decent job in moving us from one place to another.   One of the biggest issues with running an airport is...
  7. Top 5 things that are hurting your IoT cell signal ​

      Hello and thanks for reading (or watching).   So, you’ve gone ahead and deployed an IoT solution that uses cellular connectivity…..now, it is important that you are set up in a way that ensures you are always connected.   The first step is ensuring that you have a strong cellular signal, both from a connection standpoint, as well as...
  8. IoT Made Simple: Cellular Modem Basics

    Hello and thanks for reading. As a company who has sold IoT products long before we knew of the term “IoT”, it comes as second nature to the team at Novotech.  However, many of our channel partners and most of our customers are still relatively new to IoT….what it is, what it can do and how it can change your...
  9. Important information on NEW Tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration

    On May 29th, the White House announced the renewal of plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. Just last week, the Section 301 tariffs were tabled while the countries negotiated. This link provides a comprehensive list of the affected products  https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/301FRN.pdf. The Trump Administration announced that the final tariff list will be published June 15th, and “tariffs...
  10. Is there value in the data gathered by wearables?

    Hello and thanks for reading (or watching), One of the hottest trends in both consumer goods and technology is the smart wearables (namely smartwatches) that gather different biometric data.  These devices allow you to know about your heart rate, how you are sleeping and in some cases, more advanced metrics like your blood oxygen level.  In addition, there are a...

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