We live in a world where there is so much to do but so little time. The multitasking capabilities of the present generation is at the highest ever rate. The market is flooded with Technology and Innovations. Yet something seems amiss, that something is “Control”. Control over ever Hardware, Electronics, Machine or Technology you own personally as well a professionally. The ability to start stop, monitor, and control and analyse system is what makes the world truly connected.
Expanding control over things have been a major intent for humans ever since the advent of fire. The human breed have been ideating to invent and disrupt different sectors to makes life easier and smoother.
Connecting was another important aspect. From discovering new lands across the seas to connecting the people through the internet, the world has come a long way. But do we stop here? Off course not We see the world as a hyper connected cluster of not only humans, but humans to objects and objects to objects themselves.
This is achieved by IoT. A world which is more connected, a world which is smarter. The possibilities are endless, on what we can do and what we can achieve.
In 2008, ’things’ connected to the internet were already more in number than people and by 2020 these internet connected things will have already reached 50 billion, Cisco systems further foresee prots and cost savings from IoT at $19 Trillion within the upcoming years.
What is IoT?
An infrastructure worldwide for the information society which sanctions interconnecting at an advance level for both physical and virtual things, as defined by ITU based on existing and ever evolving practical info and communication technologies.
However this broad perspective of IoT cannot be consumed in a single universal definition. The core components of IoT are:
Smart things(objects) with Unique address or identification options to connectivity and networked sensors.
2. Communication Medium:
Wired & wireless (Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth, ZigBee)
3. Analytical Infrastructure:
Data Stores, Analytic Engines.
4. Controller Tools:
Hardware or software providing complete control over the Object.
Light/Sound indicators, alarms, or even Dashboards and reports.
Even-though the above components will give you the information about the components that play a vital role in building the IoT eco-system. But this is just the bird’s eye view.
Look forward to more posts as to how IoT can help you and your business!