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The Internet of Things: Home Automation and Beyond

DATE: Thursday, May 28, 2015

PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation

COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING: The term the Internet of Things (IoT) was proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999. This term originally described machine to machine (M2M) communications, but now includes connectivity of devices, systems, and services. By focusing on examples in home automation, this presentation will describe various IoT applications, services, and issues. After determining how many engineers it takes to turn on a light bulb we will conclude with a description of ongoing IoT industry efforts. Door prizes include a Raspberry PI computer ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Ted Longshore has 30 + years of industry experience in the field of RF communications. His product development experience includes satellite antennas, cellular radio base stations and handsets, Real Time Location Tracking Systems (RTLS), military VHF and UHF transmitters, and most recently telemetry transmitters and receivers. He earned a BSEE from the University of Cincinnati and a MSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is currently the Arrangements Chair for the Cincinnati section of the IEEE.

MENU SELECTIONS: Buffet Menu: Baked Quartered Chicken, Three Cheese Lasagna, Meatloaf served in Brown Gravy, Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Buttermilk Biscuits, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: Please make reservations for each meeting by going to: Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. Reservations close at midnight on Sunday May 24th, 2015.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation. All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday May 24th, 2015

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting! The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.



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