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By Rich Handley

CEL Unveils Article for IOT Design Engineers

CEL recently published an article titled "Alphabet Soup: Understanding IoT Acronyms and How to Compare Them," by Matt Smith. The article is intended to help product managers and IoT design engineers understand the ever-changing and complex maze of communication standards and protocols involved with the Internet of Things.

One of the most important decisions developers face is which communication protocols to choose, the company reports. This decision impacts hardware choices, as well as what devices and functionality are available. Communication protocols need to be grouped together, CEL reports, noting that only certain protocols can connect to each other.

CEL's technology-agnostic blog is intended to address these and other issues. "As the Internet of Things (IoT) industry continues to expand, new information on emerging best practices, technical specifications and design considerations continues to flood the market," Smith wrote in the article. "Here at CEL, one of our priorities is helping you navigate through the deluge of information and identify which technology choices will have the biggest positive impact on your upcoming IoT plans. With that in mind, my next several posts will aim to help your decision-making process by explaining the existing technologies and attempting to demystify the ocean of IoT protocols. I'll go through a framework for categorizing the various technologies and explain some criteria on how to compare and evaluate these."

Smith's blog also features an article titled "How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Gateway." This piece offers a discussion about the ideal IoT network architecture, and explains why Smith advocates using intelligent, on-premises gateways to manage local and cloud-based communication.

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