Published : Apr 05, 2016
NOT ON THE CURRENT EDITION
This blip is not on the current edition of the Radar. If it was on one of the last few editions, it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older, it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the Radar. Understand more
Assess Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.
Our growing ranks of hardware hackers have been excited by the ESP8266 Wi-Fi microcontroller. Rather than a specific technology innovation, it is the combination of low price point and small form factor that has sparked an inflection point in people's thinking about what is now feasible to achieve with custom hardware devices. Its main characteristics are: Wi-Fi capabilities (it can act as station, access point or a combination of both), low power, open hardware, Arduino SDK programmability, Lua programmability, huge community support and low cost compared with other IoT modules.