07/13/17 9:54 am

Are you having problems with trying to incorporate Internet of Things technology into your new product? According to a new survey from Cisco, you’re not alone.

Projections from Gartner show IoT technology reaching more than 20 billion devices by 2020, while IDC predicts there will be 82 billion IoT endpoints by 2025.

Yet Cisco’s study – released last month at the IoT World Forum – found that 60 percent of IoT projects flounder at the proof of concept phase.

06/29/17 9:50 am

Engineers by their very nature are inquisitive, but may not want to waste any time wandering down information rabbit holes.

The internet is a perfect place for engineers to do research, stay up-to-date on trends and connect with each other. In this article, we’ll outline some of the most popular online watering holes for engineers of all kinds.

Here are a few of the internet’s top engineer resources.

06/09/17 9:48 am

Every year, the American Water Works Association’s conference and expo brings together experts from around the globe to share ideas about water management, infrastructure and technology.

This year, the annual conference and exposition (or ACE) is happening in Philadelphia, and Mars and ciqada are pleased to be a part of it.

We’ll be among the exhibitors at the event, telling the world how ciqada’s Internet of Things solution can offer a bridge between IoT and water management:

IoT infrastructure including cellular hardware modules and gateways with integrated cloud server for data monitoring and control Custom analytics and data mining via API Sensor technology and hardware integration services available to meet the needs of a specific system.

05/16/17 9:46 am


That’s how many gallons of treated drinking water America loses every day, due to the country’s aging, leaky infrastructure.

That’s according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, which gave the country’s water infrastructure a “D” grade in its annual infrastructure report card this year.

“While water consumption is down, there are still an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year in the United States, wasting over two trillion gallons of treated drinking water,” the report says.