A peek at the Peq hub expected at Best Buy and making the trains run on time

james kirkland

It’s late summer, and most of the tech world is devoid of actual news, but when it comes to the internet of things we have a new smart home hub to discuss in the Peq and a guest who can help explain some of the many protocols associated with the industrial internet. James Kirkland, the Chief Architect for Intelligent Systems and the Internet of Things at Red Hat. joined me to talk about automating trains, middleware for the internet of things and the pros and cons of different protocols from MQTT to DDS.

Before I got too industrial, Kevin Tofel and I talked about my demo of the Peq system (I’m setting up the review unit this week) and an Android Wear app that lets you control your phone with gestures (if you have a smart watch that runs Android Wear). We also talked about how to build apps and controls for shared devices like lights and thermostats, in an environment that normally thinks about building apps for a personal device (the smart phone). Enjoy. There’s something for everyone in this week’s show.

Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guests: Kevin Tofel and James Kirkland, the Chief Architect for Intelligent Systems and the Internet of Things at Red Hat

  • My peek at Peq, a home hub with a pretty interface
  • Check out Kiwi, an app that turns your gestures into commands
  • How do you build interfaces for shared devices?
  • Could the industrial internet prevent train derailments?
  • A breakdown of industrial protocols and when to use what

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