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come together to discuss the Industrial Internet of Things.
Smart Cities Fall Conference 2018
October 23-25, 2018
Tampa, FL
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Cellular at the Center of New Generation of Emergency Responder Communications
Panelist: Tom Butts; VP, Product Managment - Network; Digi International
Track: Networks & Data
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1:15 pm - 2:05 pm ET

Cellular technology, and more specifically LTE has become an integral part of public safety communications. With coverage and connectivity improvements, first responder's now use LTE-connected apparatus to record, transmit pictures, voice and video for an array of purposes. With the ratification of mission-critical enhancements by 3GPP, including mission-critical push-to-talk, proximity-based capabilities (D2D), and one-to-many broadcasting in Releases 13, 14, first responder's can now really consider LTE more fully as the backbone for mission-critical communication network. Since this is the first time that public safety shifts from private-radio-like solutions for this purpose, this panel will discuss different points of view from various areas of the public safety solution chain and ecosystem on the adoption of cellular for the job.

Automatik 2018
September 11-13, 2018
Brøndby Hall
Brøndby, Denmark
SEC Datacom Booth B-1154

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Mobile World Congress - Americas 2018 (MWCA)
September 12-14, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
Booth S.2909 (South Hall)

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AT&T Business Summit 2018
September 25-28, 2018
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
Grapevine, TX

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Channel Partners Evolution 2018
October 9-12, 2018
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
Booth 948

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Electronica 2018
November 13-16, 2018
Messe München
München, Germany
Hall B5 / Stand 263
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Yocto Project Linux as a Platform for Embedded Systems Design
Presented by Alex Gonzalez, Supervisor, Software Engineering; Digi International

Track 3 – Software
Thursday, 15 November, 2018
15:10 / 03:10 pm

Choosing an operating system for an embedded system is one of the most complex and critical tasks for building a connected device. It has significant long-term ramifications that affect both development and the market success of a product.

There are several factors that make choosing a Linux-based OS a smart choice: acquisition cost, source code availability, and its broad architecture support —all these factors lead to a significantly improved time-to-market and a reduction in platform design risk and effort.

However, choosing a specific Linux-based OS can be confusing. A frequently asked question is: “With so many Linux-based platforms available in the market, why use the Yocto Project instead of a standard non-embedded binary distribution such as Debian or Ubuntu?” This session will provide the answer to that fundamental question.

Attendees will learn about the array of embedded operating systems available today and the benefits of choosing a Linux-based OS, specifically Yocto Project.

Selecting Cellular LPWAN Technology for the IoT
Presented by Chris Bowen, VP of Sales, EMEA; Digi International

Track 2 - IoT 2
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018
16:20 / 04:20 pm

For many Internet of Things (IoT) applications, high-throughput standards such as LTE-Advanced, with its throughput of 300Mbps, are overkill, since the amounts of data are relatively small. What’s more, devices and sensors are often deployed in far-flung, remote areas that often lack access to power, making a high-powered router unfeasible.

To address this segment’s low-power, low-bandwidth requirements, the 3GPP, the cellular-standards body, is putting forth new “narrowband” standards. LTE Cat 1, LTE-M, and NB-IoT are designed to connect devices and sensors that dribble data and operate at very low power, allowing them to last multiple years on a battery.

As design engineers push to create the next great IoT solution, it’s not enough to simply connect to the Internet of Things. This session will help you choose the right type of network, the one that best fits the specific demands of your IoT devices and applications.

This session will address selecting the best connectivity technology for low-power, low-bandwidth requirements in the IoT. LTE Cat 1, LTE-M, and NB-IoT are designed to connect devices and sensors that dribble data and operate at very low power, allowing them to last multiple years on a battery.

What is Edge Compute?
Presented by Scott Nelson, VP of Product; Digi International

Track 4 – afternoon session – Machine Learning
Thursday, 15 November, 2018
17:00 / 05:00 pm

Today, almost every company in every industry sector needs near-instant data to be successful.  Many IoT applications rely on cloud infrastructure for data processing, analytics and storage.  As connected devices become more powerful, edge computing provides an opportunity to bring this intelligence closer to the source of the data, with benefits like improved latency and reliability, reduced cost and increased security.  A balance of cloud and edge computing along with a renewed focus on hardware can help companies deliver intelligence everywhere and enable a new class of applications. However, bringing intelligence to the edge demands a different way of thinking about existing IT infrastructures. Attend this session to learn how to extend your compute capabilities to the edge of the IoT in an intelligent way.

IoT device manufacturers need to build more compute power into their products. With more resources, edge devices can open up new opportunities and revenue streams that can deliver significant ROI in a short period of time. Attendees will learn new ways to improve speed to market, reduce cost of failure, and achieve payback in less than 12 months.

CES 2019 - Consumer Electronics Show
January 8-11, 2019
IoT Infrastructure Pavilion - Westgate
Las Vegas, NV
Booth 2215
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NRF 2019 Retail's Big Show
January 13 - 15, 2019
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
Booth 605

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ITExpo 2019
January 29 - February 1, 2019
Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Booth 616

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DSE 2019 - Digital Signage Expo
March 27-28, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Booth 1122
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Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2019
April 9-12, 2019
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV
Booth 556
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