RS Components (RS), the trading brand of British distributor Electrocomponents plc , has introduced an Internet of Things (IoT) area to its online DesignSpark community—featuring software design tools and resources for rapid prototyping and product development. The IoT page, hosted under Design Centres, includes blogs and a series of articles written by partners, DesignSpark community members, and industry experts.
The Design Centre includes an introduction to the IoT area from Onanalytica-ranked IoT thought leader, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino of Designswarm. Additional featured articles in the Design Centre include a breakdown of the IoT, its origins, and its future. The site also explores how “Things” connect—from hardware to applications, network infrastructure, and data security.
DesignSpark community manager at RS Components, Pete Wood, says there could be 26 billion devices with unique IDs connected to the Internet by 2020.
RS Components is sister company to Allied Electronics, the North American trading brand of Electrocomponents plc.