We need a new IoT-centric platform for new IoT devices. This platform needs to provide container-based modules to segregate and manage emerging device functions. Having such an IoT platform will enable the hardware and software teams and companies to focus on what they do best.

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IoT devices have seen unprecedented evolution in the last few years in terms of their features and usefulness. However, the IoT devices of today are still largely limited in the functionality that manufacturers assign to each device. In order to get new functionality, you generally need to purchase a new device. This limitation keeps many users away. Device and installation costs can be significant. Think, for example, of built-in lighting or appliances. You don’t want to replace them two years after purchasing just to make them talk to a new device in your office.

To enable the next level of IoT engagement, users want devices that can serve a longer and more useful life. Devices need to enable this by being flexible enough to extend or even change their functions once in the field. …

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