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Intel released a new IoT developer board at its recent developer conference, according to Engadget. Dubbed “Joule,” it’s the most powerful IoT developer kit Intel has ever developed, according to the company.

The kit is similar to Arduino and Raspberry Pi in that developers use it to make IoT projects. However, Joule is said to be a lot more powerful than either of those systems.

In a press release, Intel noted that the Joule platform will be available in two models and begin shipping this September. Intel says the platform will allow developers to take a concept into a prototype faster and at a lower cost. The Joule is a high performance system-on-module (SOM) running on Linux, which makes it ideal for the industrial IoT in particular.

These developer boards are critical for the continued success and expansion of the IoT. A recent IoT developer survey from the Eclipse Foundation found that 84% of developers have used open hardware platforms, like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Of those that have used the developer boards:

19% say their company deploys IoT solutions using an open hardware platform
33% prototype using the boards
32% have experimented with the boards
9% plan to experiment with them in the next six months

Thanks to companies such as Intel, the IoT Revolution is picking up speed. And when it does, it will change how we live, work, travel, entertain, and more.

From connected homes and connected cars to smart buildings and transportation, every aspect of our lives will be affected by the increasing ability of consumers, businesses, and governments to connect to and control everything around them.

Imagine “smart mirrors” that allow you to digitally try on clothes. Assembly line sensors that can detect even the smallest decrease in efficiency and determine when crucial equipment needs to be repaired or replaced. GPS-guided agricultural equipment that can plant, fertilize, and harvest crops. Fitness trackers that allow users to transmit data to their doctors.

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IoT devices connected to the Internet will more than triple by 2020, from 10 billion to 34 billion. IoT devices will account for 24 billion, while traditional computing devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, etc.) will comprise 10 billion.

Nearly $6 trillion will be spent on IoT solutions over the next five years.

Businesses will be the top adopter of IoT solutions because they will use IoT to 1) lower operating costs; 2) increase productivity; and 3) expand to new markets or develop new product offerings.

Governments will be the second-largest adopters, while consumers will be the group least transformed by the IoT.

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