After 180 years of innovation… time to fix the home gateway

Smart home gateways reinvented for the IoT generation Monday, 12th June 1837 is a significant date in the telecommunications industry. On that day William Fothergill Cooke, along with Charles Wheatstone, a professor at King’s College London, were granted a patent for an invention that would ultimately become the basis for all digital wired communications. They … Read more

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Smart architectures for smart home gateways

How MIPS virtualization for gateways brings business benefits to operators. The “Internet of Things” promises to make everyone’s lives simpler and easier. However, the abundance of IoT devices now being introduced to our homes is already beginning to become unmanageable. IoT devices are often accompanied by an IoT hub – essentially a small gateway, whose … Read more

Multi-screen displays and the future of television

The future of TV is being challenged. Consumers are already moving away from traditional TV to alternative methods of viewing, so will we really continue to have a large screen in our homes dedicated to the audio-visual experience that today we call television? Leading companies are re-evaluating the role of television in our home and … Read more

How do I get started with FlowCloud?

FlowCloud has been engineered by Imagination to optimize device to cloud connectivity for embedded applications. It provides a comprehensive, application-independent platform that enables rapid construction and management of machine-to-machine and man-to-machine connected services. It is designed to address the needs of emerging IoT and cloud-connected devices but is equally adept at handling complex services relying … Read more

Designing a full cloud music streaming service with FlowCloud

These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home control systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. The potential of Imagination’s FlowCloud goes far beyond simple IoT and M2M applications. Indeed the APIs and head-end servers are more than capable of hosting full subscription services, with customer registration, … Read more

Creating secure electronic healthcare systems with FlowCloud

These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home control systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. Electronic healthcare systems are gaining in popularity, not just within the home environment where remote monitoring can reduce the necessity for a patient to regularly visit their doctor, but also for … Read more

PowerBox is a simple home automation system that uses FlowCloud

These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home automation systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. One of the simplest applications of FlowCloud is found within the Connected Home; essentially this is focused on adding connectivity, monitoring and control to passive devices, previously unable to be operated … Read more

What is FlowCloud?

During the Imagination Summit in Santa Clara we’ve announced that we are making our innovative FlowCloud technology more easily available to developers, including the maker community, hobbyists and students, so that our ecosystem can speed application development for the Internet of Things (IoT). But what is FlowCloud and how can developers use it for IoT … Read more

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FlowCloud IoT and cloud technology emerges in a world of challenges

We’re at the beginning of a new technological revolution: an era where thousands of hitherto disparate and unrelated devices will become connected and able to share information via cloud-based services. Imagine a world where your tablet is automatically populated with the latest movies, simply because you placed a diary entry into your smartphone indicating you … Read more