Kody Betonte

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How IoT Lowers the Barrier to Entry

Posted by Kody Betonte on Apr 20, 2017 2:00:00 AM
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The internet did a lot to democratize marketplaces and extract substantial efficiencies from ongoing operations. Requiring only a minimal investment, anyone potentially could create a successful business, especially if they leveraged large distribution channels, such as Amazon or eBay. Yet for all the technological advances, many businesses still suffer from relatively high operating expenses due to the analog nature of existing infrastructure—a sensor can generate an alert that a pipe is leaking, but a maintenance worker has to do the rest. Entering such a traditional marketplace, with its high barriers to entry, would normally be fraught with risk.

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Blockchains and IoT: How Bitcoin Created a Revolution

Posted by Kody Betonte on Mar 23, 2017 2:01:00 AM
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In 2008, a secretive inventor—or group of inventors—named Satoshi Nakamoto created the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain (or alt-chain) technology. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed ledger system in which transactions are recorded but cannot be copied. This methodology that remedies many of the drawbacks of traditional internet networks as a blockchain is essentially a self-auditing ecosystem that reconciles transactions every ten minutes in groups known as blocks.

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Looking to start or accelerate your IoT efforts? This webinar is a great start

Posted by Kody Betonte on Feb 28, 2017 5:21:28 PM
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IoT is a huge and growing field, yet it’s still in its infancy. That means you’re getting in on the bottom floor of one of the greatest marketplaces since the dawning of the internet. But as with any paradigm shift, there is a lot of confusion about what’s the best approach to successfully compete. Everyone seems to have an answer, but not every answer is right for your company, or even right at all.
 
For more than 20 years, Aeris has been a pioneer in IoT and its predecessors. That’s one of the reasons we developed the Neo marketplace. Just like the internet leveled the playing field for every-sized business, Neo enables smaller companies even two-person startups to immediately take advantage of IoT like the big corporations. Quickly, easily and cost effectively.
 
But what’s Neo all about? And how can you apply Neo to your unique business model? Bring your questions (and get answers!) at our upcoming interactive webinar. 
 
 

Everything Neo

A Roundtable Webinar Discussion

Featuring Neo and IoT experts

March 29, 2017

 
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Topics: Neo

The Ultimate Self-Service IoT Connectivity Management Platform, Neo AerPort™

Posted by Kody Betonte on Feb 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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Monitor, Control, and Manage your Organization’s Devices all from a Simple Interface 


AerPort_Dashboard-1.pngAerPort, Neo’s IoT connectivity management platform, puts you in complete control of your organization’s IoT network and devices. With AerPort, you can monitor and make changes to your SIM cards, set up custom alerts, run detailed reports, and detect and troubleshoot any network or device issues all from a single, easy-to-use interface.

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Same IoT Devices, All-New Revenue: Up-Selling and Cross-Selling

Posted by Kody Betonte on Jan 19, 2017 2:00:00 AM
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Google made more than $89 billion dollars in revenue in 2016, Amazon $136 billion. These companies (and others) revolutionized their industries by taking an existing platform (the web) and maximizing its marketing potential. Such fantastic opportunities exist again thanks to IoT. Now you can take a basic IoT infrastructure and maximize its value via up-selling and cross-selling to consumers. Much like web technologies, IoT-driven marketing treats each user as unique and delivers a personalized experience that both increases sales and enhances loyalty over the long term.

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Bluetooth for IoT

Posted by Kody Betonte on Oct 6, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Neo_Blog_Bluetooth.jpgDon’t let its cute-sounding name or common uses fool you, Bluetooth is a serious technology for Internet of Things applications. Developed by Ericsson in 1994, Bluetooth uses short-wavelength UHF waves between 2402 and 2480 MHz. Widely known as the best wireless transmission technology for audio, and the ubiquitous solution for hands-free calling in automobiles, Bluetooth is making waves in consumer and business IoT where device-to-device communication needs to be fast, easy, and wireless. Bluetooth won’t support every IoT need, but the sheer number of Bluetooth-enabled devices on the market and the ease of programming Bluetooth compatible applications makes it an important technology to familiarize yourself with as your business implements IoT solutions.

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Topics: IoT

Wi-Fi for Local IoT Connectivity

Posted by Kody Betonte on Aug 17, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Neo_Blog_WiFi.jpgWi-Fi is all around us these days because of its use in businesses, schools, offices, hospitals, and even smart cities from Paris to El Paso providing Wi-Fi internet access to citizens and tourists. Wi-Fi data, much like that sent via walkie-talkies or cell phones, is transmitted and received by radio waves. Wi-Fi is also one of the critical building blocks in broadening the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) because Wi-Fi can connect smaller devices to a larger network. IoT requires a layered system of information, forming a data chain starting with IoT tracking devices, ending with databases where the data can be interpreted.

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Topics: IoT, Wi-Fi

Small Steps Into IoT for Small Businesses

Posted by Kody Betonte on Aug 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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IoT eCommerceUsing the Internet of Things to enhance your and your customers’ experience is more accessible than ever before, whether your company is a tech-savvy startup or a respected, established enterprise. There is no reason only large companies should benefit from the monitoring and analytical capabilities of IoT. With a smart budget and a cohesive business vision, your small business can benefit from the research and development that has already been put into IoT technologies.

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How to Read Your Neo Bill

Posted by Kody Betonte on Jun 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Neo Sample BillAre you a new Neo customer? You may be wondering how to understand the monthly bill you receive for Neo’s self-serve IoT connectivity. It’s pretty simple, but it’s also worth taking a careful look at each line-item to make sure you know what each charge is. So let’s review.

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Topics: Neo, SIM cards

IoT-Enabled Pillboxes Make Healthcare Easier

Posted by Kody Betonte on May 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM
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IoT Pillcases Make Healthcare EasierIn the Internet of Things world, the flashy projects get a lot of attention. Fleet management that keeps millions of trucks truckin’ across the country, smart grid applications that power cities more efficiently – these may be the IoT’s big wins, but just as important are the small, but essential services that the Internet of Things is bringing to everyday lives. Such as monitored pillboxes for seniors and people with chronic conditions.

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Topics: IoT, ehealth,, healthcare