Articles tagged with: IoT

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5 months ago
 

Current Tech Trends: Attack of the Drones!

I recently purchased a set of Star Wars drones and it got me thinking about all the practical and impractical uses for IoT devices. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment is bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months.

The complexity of these perceived simplistic products is amazing. You have physical components that start with lightweight composite materials to radar/positioning, sensors and circuit boards and finally software or the brain that controls all aspects of the drone.

What could go wrong? Well… everything could. For industrial use and military grade applications, the results can be disastrous. Quality becomes the critical component of the production lifecycle. The obvious first step is to make sure all components work according to requirement specifications. Do all the components behave correctly?

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7 months ago
 

Internet of Things: Creating Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturers

We recently posted “Internet of Things: Expanding Into Medical Device Enterprise,” and welcome you to part two of the ongoing discussion about medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Realization

Because field update of software is possible for hardware that is no longer manufactured it is now probable that more than one DMR will be approved for use with the variety of different product configurations (hardware and software variants).  In addition to this an update of the product in the field requires the DHR not be a static lot based document.  It is now time based.

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7 months ago
 

Internet of Things: Expanding into Medical Device Digital Enterprise

What is the definition of the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Gartner defines IoT as the following: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with the internal states or the external environment.”

If a medical device firm is implementing an IoT device, implied in the definition is a set of new product features related to the company ideation, realization and utilization systems. We will begin with a delineation some of the new capabilities and potential features IoT promises to bring to our devices.

This list will be fairly short to illustrate the difficulty in implementing this kind of technology, and the need for a digital model to support the effort not only in creation of the product, but just as critical, in management of the device after deployment.

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9 months ago
 

Current Tech Trends: Connected Products Changing Industrial Landscape

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings connectivity to a wide range of new products, as software disrupts our personal and professional lives.

Good software quality is increasingly important, and has become a critical component for IoT-based solutions. Much of the attention surrounds consumer-based IoT products, but there are growing trends spurring innovation in Industry 4.0 (I4.0) products. As these products get smarter, product development complexity is increasing at a dizzying pace.

Organizations must show appreciation for end-to-end test management in their hunt to deliver new value-added products and features. Software development cycles are faster – with more frantic projects – and your organization must be ready to support short and rapid development sprints. (more…)

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10 months ago
 

Embedded Computing Creating New Business Opportunities

Embedded software is becoming even more important in product development, leading innovation in connected and engineered products.

Although embedded software presents new business opportunities, there are also development and security complexities that must be addressed. More functionality is needed to support new and differentiated products, with demands on price, performance, size, and time to market are accurately discussed.

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1 year ago
 

ALM-PLM and Good Software: Helping You Transition into the I4.0

Internet connectivity is making drastic changes in your home and workplace, while manufacturers try to keep up with the ongoing software evolution.

Embracing I4.0 presents great benefits, but there are a number of different challenges: risk management, test management, quality assurance, cybersecurity, and other causes for concern.

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1 year ago
 

ALM: Helping Make Sense of Evolving Medical Device Complexities

Software has evolved to become the key differentiator for medical device manufacturers, even though there are continued challenges.

The use of a unified application lifecycle management (ALM) solution, such as Polarion ALM, accelerates innovation while at the same time streamlining quality assurance and automating proof of compliance.

Despite the benefits of software innovation for medical devices, there are a number of strict quality requirements, product failure risks, and even more regulatory complexity.

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1 year ago
 

Software Eating The World: Is Your Organization Ready?

During Polarion Kick Off 2016, there were numerous references to the realization that “software is eating the world.” It’s true that the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) are disruptive, as customers look for ways to safely adopt IoT.

The application lifecycle management (ALM) [Polarion ALM] and product lifecycle management (PLM) processes are no longer siloed away from one another, with ALM-PLM helping bridge the gap for managing physical components – and the software needed to help create and deliver products.

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1 year ago
 

On-Demand: Software Development to Boost IoT Innovation

In case you missed our recent webinar, “Developing to Maximize the IoT Revolution,” the complimentary on-demand recording is now available for you to view.

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1 year ago
 

Webinar: Developing to Maximize the IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting the workplace, with increased focus on bridging the gap between software and hardware. To help navigate these challenging times, Polarion Software will host the upcoming webinar: “Developing to Maximize the IoT Revolution.”

During the webinar later this week, hear from Polarion Software Product Manager Mike Borse, as he discusses the following topics:

  • How to prepare your development teams for growing IoT demand
  • Manage requirements for the expected new and shifting IoT standards
  • Maximize existing resources, artifacts, and process investments
  • Why software matters more than ever for your hardware

To register for the upcoming webinar, please click the following banner:

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