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Modular antenna for integration with an internet of things (iot) hub and associated systems and methods

An embedded Internet of Things (IoT) hub for integration with modular antennae and associated systems and methods. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus includes: an embedded IoT hub comprising a wide area network (WAN) interface to couple the embedded IoT hub to an IoT service over a network and... Afero Inc

Apparatus and sharing wifi security data in an internet of things (iot) system

An apparatus for connecting an Internet of Things (IoT) hub to a wireless network, the apparatus including: 1) a security module to generate a first secret and a second secret, and to encrypt a wireless key using the second secret to generate a first-encrypted key; and 2) a connection logic... Afero Inc

Internet of things (iot) child tracking system

An apparatus and method are described for an IoT security system. For example, one embodiment of the IoT security system comprises: one or more attachable security devices, each comprising an IoT device to establish local wireless connections with one or more IoT hubs within a location, each attachable security device... Afero Inc

Internet of things (iot) storage device, system and method

An IoT system and method for providing work files to a job site. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) service; and an IoT storage device to provide work files for industrial equipment comprising: a physical storage device to store work files for a... Afero Inc

Integrated development tool with preview functionality for an internet of things (iot) system

A system and method are described for generating an interactive preview for an IoT device. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) development application comprising a graphical user interface (GUI) through which a user is to specify a configuration for a new IoT device,... Afero Inc

Integrated development tool with preview functionality for an internet of things (iot) system

A system and method are described for generating an interactive preview for an IoT device. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: in response to initiating a preview of a new IoT device, determining whether a corresponding IoT device exists and, if not, then generating a virtual IoT device;... Afero Inc

System and latched attributes in an internet of things (iot) system

A system and method are described for implementing latched attributes within an IoT system. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: specifying an attribute for each of a plurality of items of data managed in an Internet of Things (IoT) device and/or an IoT service, at least some of... Afero Inc

Internet of things (iot) credit card tracking system

A system, apparatus and method are described embedding an IoT device within a credit card of a user. For example, one embodiment of an Internet of Things (IoT) credit card system comprises: a plurality of IoT hubs located within stores; an IoT device embedded within a credit card, the IoT... Afero Inc

System and preventing security breaches in an internet of things (iot) system

A system and method are described for preventing security breaches in an IoT system. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) device comprising a wireless communication module to establish communication with a plurality of IoT hubs over local wireless communication channels; advertising control logic... Afero Inc

System and establishing secure communication channels with internet things (iot) devices

A system and method are described for establishing secure communication channels. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an IoT device comprising secret/counter processing logic/circuitry to generate a master secret, the master secret to be transmitted to an IoT service; one or more IoT hubs to receive the master... Afero Inc

Apparatus and establishing secure communication channels in an internet of things (iot) system

An apparatus and method are described for secure communication between IoT devices and an IoT service. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) service to establish communication with an IoT device through an IoT hub or a mobile user device; a first encryption engine... Afero Inc

Internet of things (iot) apparatuses, systems and methods

An IoT-based system and method are described for identifying appropriate cooking parameters for cooking food. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: a cooking appliance for cooking food products, the cooking appliance having control logic to control cooking temperature or power level, cooking duration, and/or one or more other... Afero Inc

Apparatus and modifying packet interval timing based on device characteristics

An apparatus and method are described for selecting an appropriate advertising interval for an IoT device. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: Internet of Things (IoT) device data collection circuitry/logic to collect IoT device usage data and/or other IoT device data; advertising interval determination circuitry/logic to determine an... Afero Inc

System and securely connecting network devices using optical labels

A platform, apparatus and method are described for pairing devices. For example, one embodiment of a system for pairing devices comprises: a first data processing device having a machine-readable optical label associated therewith and including a first wireless communication interface; a second data processing device having a second wireless communication... Afero Inc

System and automatic wireless network authentication in an internet of things (iot) system

A system, apparatus, and method are described for a secure IoT wireless network configuration. For example, one embodiment of an Internet of Things (IoT) hub comprises: a local wireless communication interface to establish local wireless connections with one or more IoT devices and/or IoT extender hubs; a network router to... Afero Inc

Integrated development tool for an internet of things (iot) system

A system and method are described for an IoT integrated development tool. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) development application comprising a GUI through which a developer is to specify a configuration for a new IoT device; a development database comprising configuration data... Afero Inc

Internet of things (iot) electronic shelf tags

A system and method are described for Internet of Things (IoT) shelf tags. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: a shelf tag IoT device comprising a local wireless communication interface to establish a local wireless communication link with one or more IoT hubs or client devices, the shelf... Afero Inc

Apparatus and internet of things (iot) security lock and notification device

An apparatus and method are for providing security to a computing device using an Internet of Things (IoT) device. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) security device to be communicatively coupled to a computing device; an IoT service to establish a communication channel... Afero Inc

Internet of things (iot) child tracking system

An apparatus and method are described for an IoT security system. For example, one embodiment of the IoT security system comprises: one or more attachable security devices, each comprising an IoT device to establish local wireless connections with one or more IoT hubs within a location, each attachable security device... Afero Inc

System and managing internet of things (iot) devices and traffic using attribute classes

A system and method are described for managing attributes in an IoT system. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: specifying an attribute for each of a plurality of items of data managed in an Internet of Things (IoT) device and/or an IoT service; defining a plurality of attribute... Afero Inc

Interface and efficient communication between a microcontroller and a communication module

An apparatus and method are described for implementing efficient communication between a microcontroller and a communication module. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a secure communication module to establish a secure communication channel with an IoT service; and a microcontroller unit (MCU) to execute application-specific program code to... Afero Inc

System and an internet of things (iot) gas pump or charging station implementation

A system and method are described for an Internet of Things (IoT) gas pump or charging station implementation. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an automotive IoT device to be integrated within a vehicle of a user; an IoT service comprising IoT device authentication and management logic to... Afero Inc

System and sharing internet of things (iot) devices

A system and method are described for sharing IoT devices. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises an Internet of Things (IoT) service in communication with a plurality of IoT devices over a network; a device sharing module to receive an indication from a first user of one or... Afero Inc

Apparatus and internet of things (iot) authentication for a mass storage device

An apparatus and method are for providing security to a mass storage device using an Internet of Things (IoT) system. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: a mass storage device to store data; an Internet of Things (IoT) device associated with the mass storage device; an IoT service... Afero Inc

System and secure internet of things (iot) device provisioning

A system and method are described for provisioning an IoT device using an association ID code. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: generating an association between a new Internet of Things (IoT) device identification (ID) code and an association ID code; storing the association in an IoT device... Afero Inc

System and performing asset and crowd tracking in an iot system

A system and method are described for performing asset and user tracking. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) device or hub (“IoT device/hub”) comprising authorized user detection logic to detect a security IoT device of a user in wireless proximity to the IoT... Afero Inc

Apparatus and obscuring wireless communication patterns

An apparatus and method are described for obscuring wireless communication patterns. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) device comprising a wireless communication interface to establish communication with an IoT service; the IoT device including an application to execute commands received from the IoT... Afero Inc

Apparatus and modifying packet interval timing to identify a data transfer condition

An apparatus and method are described for modifying packet interval timing to identify a data transfer condition. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) device comprising a first wireless networking interface to establish communication with an IoT hub over a local wireless network channel,... Afero Inc

Internet of things (iot) coin operated devices

A system and method are described for an Internet of Things (IoT) coin operated machine. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) device comprising a local wireless communication interface to establish a local wireless communication link with one or more IoT hubs or client... Afero Inc

System and internet of things (iot) video camera implementations

A system and method are described for capturing video in an IoT system. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: a plurality of IoT devices to be positioned within a user's home or business, each of the IoT devices having a sensor to take measurements of local conditions and... Afero Inc

System and reducing wireless traffic when connecting an iot hub to an iot device

A system and method are described for reducing traffic when connecting an Internet of Things (IoT) device to an IoT hub. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) device comprising a wireless communication module to establish communication with a plurality of IoT hubs over... Afero Inc

System and establishing a secondary communication channel to control an internet of things (iot) device

A system and method are described for establishing a secondary communication channel between an IoT device and a client device. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: establishing a primary secure communication channel between the IoT device and an IoT service using a primary set of keys; performing a... Afero Inc

System and flow control in an internet of things (iot) system

A system and method are described for performing flow control in an IoT system. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: a plurality of IoT devices; an IoT hub to establish local wireless connections with the plurality of IoT devices to communicatively couple the plurality of IoT devices to... Afero Inc

Apparatus and filtering wireless signals

An apparatus and method are described for filtering wireless signals. For example, one embodiment of the invention comprises: one or more radios to receive a plurality of wireless signals within a defined spectrum; an energy detection and filtering module to filter received wireless signals based on a detected energy level... Afero Inc

Apparatus and capturing, manipulating, and analyzing wireless network traffic

An apparatus and method are described for capturing, manipulating and analyzing wireless network communication. For example, one embodiment of the invention comprises: a plurality of channel filters, each channel filter to remove all but a specified portion of a wireless network spectrum associated with each of a plurality of wireless... Afero Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078954

Apparatus and a dynamic scan interval for a wireless device

An apparatus and method are described for adjusting a scan interval or scan width of a BTLE device. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: placing a Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) device of an IoT device into a low power or sleep state; waking the BTLE device from the... Afero Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006003

Apparatus and establishing secure communication channels in an internet of things (iot) system

An apparatus and method are described for secure communication between IoT devices and an IoT service. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) service to establish communication with an IoT device through an IoT hub or a mobile user device; a first encryption engine... Afero Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006643

Apparatus and establishing secure communication channels in an internet of things (iot) system

An apparatus and method are described for secure wireless communication. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a first local wireless communication module to establish local wireless communication channels with a second local wireless communication module; a data structure managed by the first local wireless communication module, the data... Afero Inc








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