NODE+ Wireless Sensor Platform Possible cost savings explored on Popular Science Radio
NODE+ Wireless Sensor Platform Possible cost savings
explored on Popular Science Radio
Alex Lavidge, Business Development Manager at Variable, Inc., makers of the NODE+ wireless sensor platform, was interviewed by Alan Taylor, contributing editor for Popular Science magazine and radio host Karl Champley on Saturday August 17th, 2013 on Popular Science Radio. The radio program has an estimated reach of over 7+ million households globally.
The interview opened with how Forbes and Geek magazine online have described the NODE+ wireless sensor platform for smart devices as being like the “tricorder” from “Star Trek.”
“But what Dr. George Yu launched on Kickstarter wasn’t just a product – it was a vision,” Alex explained. That vision is making sensors accessible. He then went on to explain how the future of NODE+ is focused on saving users “time and money” for both home use and in industry applications through bundling sensor modules together.
The conversation explored how single-use sensor devices are already being bundled together for a growing number of applications across a number of industries. A few examples include heat-mapping, HVAC repair, and property inspections.
Alex elaborated the problem was that for the aforementioned examples, “they’re single-use devices, they’re typically expensive, and they’re not connecting with your smart device … right now we have over a billion smart devices in the world today. It’s projected that we’re going to have over 4.4 billion smart devices by 2017.” So it makes sense that NODE+ is the next logical step as we’re seeing this trend of “how can we start doing more with less.”
You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here on YouTube.