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ICYMI Through March 22, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 03/31/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Did you celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach’s 336th birthday on Sunday? That was also the first day of spring in case your allergies didn’t tell you. The longer days will give the weeds in your yard extra time to grow, so get ready. And get ready for all these springy IoT newsbits that grew up recently.

Microsoft took another step to increase their IoT, cloud, edge, and other manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of The Marsden Group. The industrial technology and rapid prototyping company has offices in Houston and Aberdeen, Scotland. Terms were not released.

Disruptive Technologies has a blog post detailing “9 Benefits of IoT-Enabled Remote Monitoring for Buildings & Workspaces.

Kerlink’s Wirnet iStation LoRaWAN gateways power an IoT network built on and monitoring a wind farm over the southern Netherlands port of Moerdijk.

Can 5G support retail’s renaissance in 2021 from the depressing 2020? 63% of retail organizations plan to work hard to make it so, second only to the public sector where 64% of companies plan to use 5G.

Those in the healthcare vertical might check out the deal between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) using wearables from Fitbit, and see if they can help other customers.

Here’s this week’s IoT security reminder, this time from Security Boulevard.

Egypt is looking to IoT to help address some of the same issues Americans and Europeans have been trying to solve.

Analytics Insight believes life will be easier when some IoT standards are adopted by vendors and customers.

Maybe the push from the Biden administration for new policies to assure IoT products are being designed with cybersecurity in mind will help.

DeVry University just released a series of IoT-related certificates in areas like cloud computing and IoT that should help students prepare for exams from groups like CompTIA.

A good backgrounder on private cellular networks to support Industrial IoT projects, from MachineDesign.

Alps Alpine tagged Skyhook’s precision positioning service to improve its location technology.

South Africa turns to IoT to improve the rather dismal state of water availability. First step is monitoring for leaks and locating them for repair.

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Digital signal processing on an FPGA offers a variety of useful IoT features, but a finite impulse response (FIR) filter is a basic building block that makers need to understand.