Honoring Dr. Robert (Bob) Heile

Our hearts grew heavy as we learned of the recent passing of Dr. Robert (Bob) Heile but they also filled with joy as we remember his dedication and contributions to the “Internet of Everything” as he used to refer to what we know today as the Internet of Things (IoT). 

With a career spanning many decades over the end of a century and the dawn of another, Bob was a staple of the global communication standards community.  He was steadfast in his 2+ decades leadership of the IEEE 802.15 Working group.  The group that gave us the communication infrastructure for many popular protocols found in products today:  Zigbee, Thread, Wireless HART, Wi-Sun, and many others.    He also led the Zigbee Alliance for over a decade and presided over the development and deployment of its various protocol standards.

Rest in peace Bob.  Your legacy will live on.

Bose Smart Soundbar 300: A Complete Entertainment Command Center

Congratulations to Bose team on the new Bose Smart Soundbar 300. Recently promoted on amazon.com landing page, it truly looks and sounds great!

This smart soundbar, delivers a complete entertainment-control experience with built-in intuitive voice control that “expands your Alexa capabilities, allowing you to control this smart soundbar, your TV, and your cable/satellite box with one voice command“.

Check it out here.

What Happened on Friday?

On Friday afternoon some users were unable to reach our services due to a major service outage at one of the underlying internet service providers.

The internet service provider’s outage was due to their DNS, Domain Name system, which is responsible for connecting domains to their IP addresses. Although our services were fully functional and online, some users experienced connectivity issues as a result.

More information about this internet service provider's outage and the root cause can be found here.

Now, onward to some interesting developments we can share more about later in the year! Meanwhile, stay indoors and stay safe!