Until now, this required a wearable device and a redesign of the applications and processes in order to utilize the limited user interface. Luckily, Honeywell recently introduced the Dolphin 70e with wearable accessories, providing a new approach for hands free operations. This rugged, enterprise class device features a large display, flexible keypads and WEH 6.6 architecture to allow existing applications to also be deployed hands free—without reengineering!
November 7th, 2014
November 6th, 2014
The potential benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been promoted extensively within the media. Previously, innate objects such as your fridge or shirt, will soon have a chip embedded in them and be able to interact with each other. The benefits to our everyday lives will apparently be exponential, the most important of which will most certainly be in the healthcare industry and devices that enhance our personal safety.
The internet of things functions not only within individual items, but as part of a network of tiny devices, home computers and large servers. Throughout this network, lies a wide range of interests that concern people in conflicting ways. However, it seems that ubiquitous communication between the things we buy will benefit us. But, it is also known that big businesses and the government are using computer systems to accumulate data.
This is all part of what is called the “surveillance state.” Surveillance is carried out in the name of national security by pretty much every global nation and is nothing new. However, what has changed following the digital revolution is the capacity for the collecting and storing information.
While it is illegal for the U.S. government to collect data relating to someone’s personal communications without a warrant, it is legal to collect the metadata from the networks which contains individuals IP addresses and location data, which can even reveal how long we have spent in a certain place and the websites we visit.
With the advent of the RFID chip came the capacity to build the internet of things and the chips can be placed into just about anything. If IoT becomes as big as predicted, it’s inevitable that large amounts of data pertaining to the behavior of individuals within society will be collected, analyzed and stored by anyone with the capability to do so. It will be used not only to see how we are, but predict how we are evolving as consumers and citizens.
The issue is that networked technologies are evolving at a much faster pace than legislature can keep up with, making the first phase of the IoT digital revolution wide open for exploitation. It is undoubted that digital technology can enhance our lives in wonderful ways if we are open to it, but it must be received with the caveat that individuals must lobby to protect any aspect of their identity that is being exploited. While some tech companies are very involved in regards to protecting our data, the IoT revolution is happening too quickly to be able to guarantee “absolute privacy,” to which some may argue there is no absolute right.
November 6th, 2014
While the iPhone has changed many peoples’ lives, its also revolutionized an entire industries—especially healthcare. Smartphones have completely transformed how healthcare providers communicate.
Now, healthcare is taking the smartphone to a new level, revolutionizing how care is given. Nurse workflows are being restructured entirely around the smartphone. This concept, coined the “Converged Device” will allow nurses to easily manage patient recovery with more mobile freedom than ever before.
Honeywell recently released a report that details what the Converged Device means and identifies key healthcare workflows that would benefit from using a smartphone.
Read the report to learn about how having a well-implemented converged device strategy will lead to better care and patient outcomes.
November 5th, 2014
Honeywell recently launched the Thor CV31 vehicle-mount computer. Using a vehicle-mount computer offers a small footprint, yet powerful computing technology ideal for critical supply chain workflow. With a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, the CV31 easily powers through complex voice, screen and scanning applications with ease.
In addition, the CV31 features:
- Compact design that improves driver visibility by 20%
- 6.5” display
- Optional touchscreen defroster for cold storage appliactions
- Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Compact 7 operating system
- 1 GB RAM
November 3rd, 2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly infiltrating itself into our daily lives. Internet-enabled devices, from refrigerators to watches are able to connect via Wi-Fi and make our lives easier. The Internet of Things is the next big thing and it’s here—making our communities more efficient, accurate and connected for a better future.
Here are some of the top projected areas where the Internet of Things will impact our lives.
Businesses will be able to leverage IoT retail applications to gain a more in-depth look at customer purchasing behavior and create a more personalized consumer experience.
As infrastructure across the country ages and needs replacing, cities can look to the IoT to provide real-time information on structural integrity and usage, creating a safer and more efficient environment.
Uber is already making waves in combining technology and transportation, but will IoT be able to take things to the next level with self-driving cars?
As educators continue to seek more interactive and personalized teaching methods, IoT will become a major focus of many schools. Future education systems could use IoT to allow students to learn from any device, even personal. IoT could recognize learning preferences and track educational data throughout their schooling.
Today’s IoT homes may include intelligent climate control or security options, but the next step would be to have a home filled with IoT-enabled devices. IoT would connect people to their appliances, making sure everything is updated and in working order.