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We Speak IoT Blog
We Speak IoT Blog

At we talk about the Internet of Things in general, the market, the history, the future impact on our economy, our environment, our lives. We deliver reports about news and events, provide insights into the technology and offer a broader perpective on all IoT related topics.

At you’ll find articles and opinions from our staff but we also welcome contributions from partners, clients and friends.

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  • Edge computing will become a “must have” in IoT ecosystems
    by Bekir İçli on 23rd March 2017 at 11:11 am

    So far, the world of IoT consists of a very heterogeneous landscape. Multiple computing protocols like ZigBee, Z-Wave, Modbus and BACnet have their individual pros and cons and therefore all a right to exists — depending on their individual use case. But in an Internet of Things world, everything and everybody is connected — from consumers in sensor-rich environments to enterprises harnessing new technologies like robotics and machine learning. Since we lack one common language for the IoT there is no way around a solution capable of connecting all these standards. But still, the intelligence will move to the edge of the networks. Devices will interact directly. The cloud remains for analysis. […]

  • Alea iacta est: IoT comes to the crunch
    by Dennis Knake on 16th March 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Let's face it: Explaining the Internet of Things and the advantages of direct communication between devices can be a dry and theoretical topic. So we decided to literally spice the whole story up and add a little bit of gamification to the issue: In future events we're going to demonstrate our technology with a smart game of dice that communicates its result to a vending machine, releasing a pack of Lemonbeat branded snack chips in case players sucessfully rolled the dice. […]

  • The IoT still needs a lot of explanation
    by Ilja Klemm on 7th March 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I was honored and pleased to be invited as a speaker to 48forward’s first “Masterclass” session in Munich, a new format designed to give answers in an intimate setting, and to create an interactive atmosphere where the audience is actively encouraged to ask questions. 48forward have been organizing events for a variety of themes (marketing, influencers, digital transformation) for a while now; notably the 48forward Conference. They have established themselves as a welcome addition to the Munich ecosystem, where many topics are additionally discussed with a more in-depth view. As such, speaking at the event was definitely on my to-do list. […]

  • VDE certification: quality signed and sealed
    by Marco Scholtyssek on 28th February 2017 at 1:34 pm

    If you're into producing goods and want to convince your customers about the quality, there is no better way than an independent seal of approval. Amnong the numerous existing seals, the VDE certification stands out as a special quality feature in Germany and Europe. As an independent organization, the VDE tests your products thoroughly and confirms perfect function in terms of electrical, mechanical and toxic aspects. We at Lemonbeat help our customers with all the necessary preparation. […]

  • Phoenix Contact and Lemonbeat: first use case in smart building automation
    by Dennis Knake on 10th February 2017 at 11:56 am

    Phoenix Contact, a leading manufacturer of electrotechnology, and Lemonbeat bundle their strength to lift building automation to the next level. During the "E-world energy & water 2017", Europe’s most successful specialist energy trade fair, both companies announced their cooperation. It's goal: making building automation more intelligent and less complex. A first real life project is already underway. […]

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