As the Internet of Things continues its astonishing growth, smart and connected technologies are at the forefront of most IoT conversations. Lesser recognized are developments in sensors that are making these smart devices possible.
The only sure things in this world are death and taxes—and aggressive marketing about the new Bluetooth 5 standard. Every product engineer we know is getting bombarded with heavy promotion of the new Bluetooth standard, regardless of whether they specialize in wireless or just incorporate wireless into a few projects per year.
What do refrigerators and Solar Impulse 2, the first plane to circle the globe powered only by the sun, have in common? Both rely on polyurethane and polycarbonate materials to optimize their performance.
It is said that “necessity is the mother of invention.” It is an idiom that has been adopted from the more specific insight of Greek philosopher Plato. In Republic, Plato writes, “A need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the problem.”
Advocacy is one of AHRI’s three main pillars, along with standards development and certification. As an association, we represent our members’ interests in both legislative and regulatory offices on Capitol Hill.