NASSCOM Emerge 50 Award, 2017: Most Innovative Product

2017-11-10T11:06:38+00:00

IoTSense was honoured with India’s most innovative top 50 emerging software product. This was categorized by a mixture of burgeoning success stories and promising start-ups that are coming up with exciting innovative solutions.

          

There were about 384 nominations for this award and four rounds of evaluation and validation were conducted to arrive at the league. First, was a predefined application form; Second, the applications were validated for eligibility; Third, the shortlisted companies were analysed on number of parameters including financials, growth, market differentiator, customers, market visibility and innovative impact. The shortlisted companies were called to present to a panel of jury. The jury members included some of the top people from the technology industry.

Evaluation Parameters

IoTSense is a platform that helps to connect legacy & new sensors with ease of customization. Its rapid deployment framework collects data in a unified way. With feature like edge analytics, edge computing, compression, unified data definition, smart security, it enables implementation of large and complex IoT solutions seamlessly.

Top Internet of Things (IoT) Data Protocols

2017-08-23T12:59:34+00:00

There are several different data protocols to choose from when it comes to connecting various devices to the Internet of Things. Few are new while few are old & legacy protocols. Depending on various implementations and sensors, use of protocols differs.

While there is no single “winner” amongst them, each one has their own strength and weakness. It is important to adhere to open standards for maximum interoperability between devices and applications.

Below are the Top Internet of Things (IoT) Data Protocols, which we can select from.
Not to surprise, our IoT Sense platform supports, all of them!

MQTT
Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a protocol that was specifically created for SCADA systems and their related networks. It uses a publish/subscribe mechanism to minimize the payload and overhead with application-specific, custom JSON or binary formats. MQTT is widely accepted in IT departments worldwide, with many open source examples available in just about any programming language. We recommends using MQTT when network bandwidth is at a premium, and always with a secure communication method such as TLS.

Modbus
Modbus is an open serial communication protocol that has become a standard communications protocol in industry, and is now the most commonly available means of connecting industrial electronic devices. It is used widely by many manufacturers throughout many industries. Versions of the Modbus protocol exist for serial lines (Modbus RTU and Modbus ASCII) and for Ethernet (Modbus TCP).

OPC Unified Architecture (UA)
OPC UA is the result of a multi-year collaboration of industry leaders who aim to create an open standard for exchanging information in a rich, object-oriented and secure way. This standard represents the answer to the fundamental need for mapping and exchanging real-life information in a platform-independent way, while maintaining compatibility with the OPC Classic specifications.
OPC UA is a robust, secure and scalable expansion of the highly successful basic COM/DCOM-based OPC standard communication protocol. It enables the interoperability of best-of-breed, real-time alarm management and historian systems. This allows for a standard model of plant floor integration with the enterprise. Any plant system that is currently using OPC communications can easily add OPC UA applications to their existing system, giving them the added value of Web services that allow for more enterprise connectivity.

SNMP
SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol, and is a simple protocol that allows devices to expose useful information to other devices. This information can be the CPU fan speed of a computer or the routing table of a router. Almost every network device answers to SNMP requests. SNMP gives Network Managers access to information from nearly every device connected to the network.

REST/JSON
When the need arose to define a stateless means for people to access information in an IoT-friendly way, Representational State Transfer (REST) came to the rescue. REST leverages the HTTP transport protocol to deliver the data, and typically uses JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) to define its presentation. JSON is a flexible, lightweight format similar to XML, and has been proven on many different programming languages.

AMQP
AMQP is a binary application layer protocol that was created to substantiate a vast number of messaging applications and communication designs. It provides flow-controlled, message-oriented communication with built-in options for message delivery guarantees, as well as authentication and/or encryption based on widely accepted Internet authentication and data security protocols such as Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and/or Transport Layer Security (TLS). AMQP is the primary transport layer protocol used by the Azure IoT Hub.

IoT Sense, uses the power of each protocol and helps you for rapid solution development using them.

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Best IoT Implementation BW Digital Leaderships & CIO Awards- IoT Sense

2017-08-30T05:09:07+00:00

Gartner has projected that there will be 25 billion IoT devices on the market by 2020.But did you know that these devices apply not just to humans but to… cows too?

What is IoT Sense ?An edge level software gateway solution and an intelligent hardware agnostic platform, which is built on an open API architecture. IoT Sense helps to connect legacy & new sensors with ease of customisation and rapid deployment. 

On 24th July the prestigious BW Digital Leaderships & CIO Awards, a part of BW Businessworld were announced.IoT Sense along with Sarda Farms Won the Best IoT Implementation Award by Businessworld Leadership and CIO Awards. This platform was implemented for livestock management which enabled the milking farms to monitor their end-to-end process.Following are the four ways “IoT for cows” works:

1. Cattle movement

To monitor cows’ locations and prevent potential theft of cattle, the UK company BT has been working with the National Trust on technology that can pinpoint where its cattle have roamed.

2. Fertility

Cows have a small window of time when they are in heat—it can be as little as eight hours a month. The monitor detects health and fertility of cows—ranging from single cows to groups to herds—to ensure that this critical window is accounted for. The information can be collected through sensors at a 1,000-meter range, and is connected to a mobile device.

3. Behaviour

A neck-mounted sensor developed tracks the activity of cows throughout the day. It sends information such as eating behavior and health issues to farmers. This information then is sent to computers, and can also be accessed via smartphones or tablets for analysis.

4. Lactation

In recent study shows cows produce more milk when they are happy. The robots can increase milk production by allowing cows to “choose” when they would like to be milked, resulting in increased milking sessions. Beyond that, the machines collect data on behavioural patterns. The cows are equipped with IDs and transponders, which can track when they are ready to produce more milk. If a cow is eligible for increased production, dairy workers can alter their diet to include a sweet-coated grain, which assists in lactation.

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IoT In Green House

2017-07-25T06:41:16+00:00

IoT In Green House

The architecture of green house has caused a vast breakthrough in the farming ideology. Green house is an antidote to midwinter blues and uncertain rains, with a controlled environment we are now able to conduct production all year round effectively.

Here are some interesting insights to make your venture more productive at ease with the help of Internet of Things.

VENTILATION

Ventilation is one of the most important aspect of green house where we need to maintain certain parameters such as temperature, humidity, moisture, carbon-dioxide and electricity at an optimal level, so it does not harm the growth of the plant.

TEMPERATURE

Temperature sensors can be used in green house to monitor the temperature, if the temperature exceeds or decreases the optimal temperature, thereby alerting the user. It can automatically regulate the temperature as set the requirement and in case the temperature drops or raises.

CARBON DIOXIDE

Carbon dioxide is the main component of photosynthesis, CO2 sensors can sense the amount of CO2 in the green house and alert the user in case of any decrease in it.It can also sense the amount of CO2 consumed by the plant.

HUMIDITY

Humidity sensors can be used in green house to monitor the humidity in the house, if the humidity increases or decreases, it can alert the user.

MOISTURE

Soil moisture plays an important role in the growth of a plant. Moisture sensors detects the amount of moisture in the soil. Soil moisture sensors which is connected to the plant detects the low moisture in the soil and automatically open the tap or can suck the water from the tank which is connected.

ELECTRICITY

Electricity is also important to a greenhouse since the ventilation is provided artificially.User can use IoT to switch to an alternative in case of power cut.

LIGHT

Light entering the green house or artificially provided light is very important.High intensity light can cause the death of the plant or low intensity light may not support the respiration.User can automatically turn on the light if the intensity is low or turn off the light automatically if the intensity is less.

HEALTH OF A PLANT

Health and growth of each plant is very important for the success of the greenhouse. To make sure the plant is not effected by the bacteria and the growth of the plant is normal we can use cameras that can capture pictures of the plant regularly.A camera will be connected to all the plants which captures the picture of each plant and sends it to the user by which user can find the plant that is in trouble and take a quick action on it.

INFRARED RAYS

PIR sensors can sense the amount of infrared rays entering the green house and can alert the user if the range exceeds the desired range.

OXYGEN

Oxygen is a valuable output given by the plants, which can be measured with the help of oxygen sensors.Oxygen sensors can be connected to every plant and measure the amount of oxygen released by a plant per day.

LIMITED USE OF WATER

Minimal use of water is a challenge in green house. User can automatically turn off the tap when the plants are watered for certain level.User can also turn on the tap when it is needed.This can be achieved by using proximity sensors.

CONTROLLED USE OF PESTICIDES

Excessive use of pesticides may reduce the growth of the plant or may even cause the death of the plant.User can be alerted when the level of pesticide increases using proximity sensors.

ANALYTICS

All these sensors are connected to a single platform such as IoT Sense. User connected to the network can get real time details about the green house which can be used for future analytics. All the vital sensor data will be available to authorised users via internet. This data can be then be converted to the desired format for easy understanding.

Thus IoT allows us to work together in managing health and nutrition in precision agriculture via remote access.

IoT Sense v3 Released

2017-07-25T05:45:26+00:00

While continuing innovations and value addition to the core product, we have released next big version of IoT Sense.

We have introduced new sub products of IoT Sense, which helps to manage your needs in a better manner!

Sub Products of IoT Sense

  1. IoT Sense – Which is our flagship product with full set of functionalities

  2. IoT Sense Lite – Lightweight version of the flagship product, optimised to run on low compute hardwares

  3. IoT Sense Live – Free online version of IoT Sense, which you can try at:  http://www.iotsense.io 

From an overall product improvement perspective, below are some of the major points in this release, which are in addition to 3 different products

  • Added UDD functionality, which is one of our major USP and allows lots of flexibility

  • Completely revamped architecture, which is more scalable

  • UI revamped for better usability

  • Added Surveillance module for monitoring images

  • Added Commands module for device management

  • Added Token based Security for REST protocol

  • Added Authentication Based Security to MQTT protocol

  • Added Compression on remote configuration

  • Added support for new Trigger Action

  • SMS (Twilio) Integration is done

  • Modified ‘Custom Dashboard’ to present user specific content

  • Added Home page for a brief tour of IoTSense features

  • Added Help and FAQ documents

  • Added 3 new dark themes

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IoT and its Current Challenges

2017-07-25T05:40:28+00:00

A recent research shows that a whopping 94% of all businesses have seen a return on their IoT investments[4]. IIoT is destined for growth across versatile domains, however it raises significant challenges that could limit the utilization of its true potential benefits.

Some of the most pressing challenges and concerns emerge from the five Key IoT issue areas, these include:
• Connectivity Challenge
• Performance and Scaling
• Security Issues
• Privacy Issues
• Interoperability/Standards

Connectivity Challenge

Connecting things, systems, sensors, wearables and devices have brought us closer to a connected world. As we move towards a more connected world, the biggest challenge that remains is that of connectivity. Along with the value it adds, connectivity also brings in complexity.

For many engineers, the greatest challenge in designing for the Internet of Things (IoT) is connectivity. Implementing robust and secure access to the Internet or Wide Area Network (WAN) is outside their range of experience. To make design even more difficult, developers need to support access to multiple devices that are limited in their processing capability. Connectivity must also be added in a way that does not adversely impact overall system cost or power efficiency[4].

There are design concerns when connecting complex IoT devices in a network or with a system. Different types of devices support varied interfaces and protocols. The design should not turn complex or expensive, in an attempt to overcome these challenges.

To collect and aggregate data from a disparate set of nodes requires a means for bridging devices with a range of processing capabilities and interfaces together in a consistent and reliable way.An effective way for untangling and processing of the networking of ‘things’ – Gateways! Gateways perform this as they support the several ways nodes natively connect, whether this is a ranging voltage from a raw sensor, a stream of data over I2C from an encoder, or periodic updates from a machine via Bluetooth.

Gateways are a productive way to analyse the diversity of devices by combining information from contrasting sources and interfaces in turn bridging them to the Internet. Hence, the individual nodes will not have to carry the ramifications or cost of a high- speed Internet interface in order to be connected[4].

Performance and Scaling

Scalability is Paramount. Your IoT ecosystem should be capable of expanding as your business grows. This needs to be done, without disturbing the existing system and preventing system downtime. Instead of reinventing the entire system, the initial designs should be such that it leaves room for seamless scalability. Performance is another aspect that gets affected by the growth of business. Your IoT system, should be powerful enough to weigh weigh the load of excessive data and if it’s not, there should be provision to configure and improve the performance capability of the system as you go along.

The performance at various level is monitored:

  • Physical Level: Devices, Sensors, Actuators
  • Session Protocols Level: MQTT, CoAP, HTTP
  • System Level: Database, processing, analytics
  • End User Level: Business IoT, Consumer IoT

Performance Enhancement and scalability at any of these desired level should be obtainable by the IoT ecosystem. However, predicting the scale and performance of such systems can go wrong and may bring about limitations. If an IoT Sense is a part of the ecosystem, scaling and performance enhancement will be a simplified task.

Security Issues

The technology that IoT connects is permeant in businesses. One poorly secured IoT device can expose crucial data to theft and act as an entry point for cyber-attacks. A counter scenario is the device holding threat to the internet and other systems creating an overall unsecure environment.

As users of the Internet, we need to have a high degree of trust that the Internet, its applications, and the devices linked to it are secure enough, to do the kinds of activities we want to do online in relation to the risk tolerance associated with those activities. The Internet of Things is no different in this respect, and security in IoT is fundamentally linked to the ability of users to trust their environment.

An IoT Device manufacturer is faced with many challenges right from the design of the device. Incorporating security standards and compliance at this stage is an aspect ignored due to competitive costs and technical constraints.

As the number of IoT devices keep on increasing, the possibilities of vulnerability increases too. In the hyper connected world where everything, right from your heart rate to the traffic signal to the industrial boilers are connected to the internet, security should be of utmost importance and should be considered a critical issue.

This calls for the need of effective and appropriate solutions to IoT security challenges. Some security challenges specific to IIoT are:

  • Hyper Connectivity

    IoT devices are developed and deployed at an ever growing rate today. The existing tools methods and strategies of IoT Security should be closely refined.

  • Homogeneity

    The key designs, protocol or manufacturing characteristics of similar IoT devices, can generate a relay effect on the failure of a single security aspect.

  • Longevity

    Technology changes drastically every 5 years, it’s thus required that we keep evolving and upgrading the products too. Unlike traditional systems, which have frequent OS updates, IoT is still fragile in terms of updates and enhancement post deployment. Ensuring long-term support and managing IoT devices is an important factor.

  • Transparency

    The complex working of IoT is something that not many users understand. Most of them are oblivion to the functions their IoT device is performing or pertaining to perform. A small function unknowingly updated by the manufacturer can lead to some intensive business damages. More visibility to the user can avert such blunders.

Privacy Issues

As mentioned earlier, it is estimated that 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020[1]. This proliferation poses new privacy and security risks that must be assessed. As the connection between things increase the organizations are exposed to significant risks of malicious attacks, data theft, thing bots and data breach.

The exposed records can leak critical information, incurring huge losses to the businesses. Apart from this, the data is also available with the IoT service / device owner. The user of the services can be oblivious to the type and details of the data that is being sent to these third parties. This violates the basic Privacy rights and expectations of an individual or businesses.

It’s critical to address the privacy problems as there is a high degree of trust factor at stake. A way to deal with this can by introducing privacy-by-design. This will give rise to privacy-respecting products and practices. There should be more transparency to the user in terms of what data is being collected by the IoT devices and how much information is shared with a third party.

There has to be fairness in data collection and usage, an agreement between the vendors, third parties and business owner can be reached to ensure fair usage. Also there has to be a level of customization, as the privacy expectations, norms and laws for different businesses, individual and countries are different. These challenges go beyond the current data privacy issues as it is ever evolving.

A Gateway comes to rescue by offering control, and clarity. A business owner can rightfully control the flow of information and data that’s confidential to the company. Strategies can be developed and integrated to meet a broad spectrum of expectations and requirements.

Interoperability/Standards

Interoperability facilitates the ability to choose devices with the best features at the best price and integrate them to make them work together. Purchasers may be hesitant to buy IoT products and services if there is integration inflexibility, high ownership complexity, and concern over vendor lock-in, or fear of obsolescence due to changing standards[5].

Lack of interoperability results in some concerns around the IoT enabled devices:

  • Not efficiently being able to test API’s using common approaches and mechanisms.
  • Unsuccessful to push and pull information from devices using the same interfaces.
  • Unable to secure devices using third-party security software
  • The inability to monitor and manage devices using a common management and monitoring layer.

According to a report “Interoperability is required to unlock more than $4 trillion per year in potential economic impact for IoT use in 2025, out of a total impact of $11.1 trillion across the nine settings that McKinsey analysed”[5]. Interoperability leads to freedom of innovation.The importance of interoperability and standards have increased with the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). Organizations developing Standards have done a great deal of work to standardize protocols in order to simplify implementation and lower the cost of IoT products. As a result, new protocols were developed and existing protocols were redefined in new ways with lightweight profiles.

At this stage defining standards and protocols will be an evolving process and while doing so, a number of factors are considered:

  • Proprietary Ecosystems

    Some manufacturer can choose to create a closed ecosystem there by eliminating the compatibility with other components from opponent vendors. On the other hand, some manufacturers see this as an opportunity of collaboration and provided protocols that help quick and easy adoption.

  • Technical and Cost Constraints

    These factors are considered while implementing standards. It won’t be logical and economical for the manufacturer to design interoperability features into a product and test it. However, for long term products, talking about IIoT, compliance with standards leads to life-cycle gains.

  • Legacy Systems

    When legacy systems are Connected with new IoT devices, achieving inter-operatabilty is a big challenge as in order to maintain compatibility with legacy systems, IoT engineers are faced with design trade-offs.

  • Configuration

    When managing a large number of IoT devices the configuration process tends to get lengthy and complex. To simplify and ease the process the systems should be built with a thoughtful design, standardized configuration tools, methods and interface.Ensuring that the above factors are taken into consideration by each and every IoT engineer is a tricky task. However, introducing a component like a Gateway, which complies with all the interoperability standards is the way forward.In a fully interoperable environment any IoT device would be able to connect to any other device or system and exchange information as desired[4].

Invariable of various challenges, the non-stop revolution in the world of IoT will let you deploy and use IoT solution which is just tailor made according to your specific requirement.

  1. http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/enterprise/-cisco-on-cisco/Cisco_IT_Trends_IoE_Is_the_New_Economy.html
  2. http://www.cmo.com/features/articles/2015/4/13/mind-blowing-stats-internet-of-things-iot.html
  3. http://www.ti.com/lit/wp/spmy013/spmy013.pdf
  4. https://www.internetsociety.org/sites/default/iles/ISOC-IoT-Overview-20151221-en.pdf
  5. http://www.huawei.com/minisite/gci/en/index.html

IoT Adoption Stages in Industry

2017-07-19T06:39:33+00:00

While various organizations have accepted IoT with open arms the level of adoption in different industries and businesses is different. Some of them started at a very basic level and then gradually moved to Anytime Anywhere level (cloud level), while some took a bigger leap and had a kick start with the cloud level.

IOT Adoption stages from ‘No-where’ to ‘Anytime Anywhere’

The following section provides a brief overview of the different levels one can adopt

Basic Level

A minimal level of automation is used at this level and the focus is on data capture only. This data is not utilized further to trigger any automated action. The capture data can be refined for analysis and observation by the organization depending on their needs.

Automation Level

The information received in the above level has been sift out for interpretation. Based on the results, business processes are executed.

Business Innovation Level

Organizations are able to take their business to the next level using IoT innovation by integrating IoT in their products or offerings. This often requires cooperation and planning among different people and organizations that have an interest in the data and the intelligence coming from it, for example, product manufacturers, retailers and their suppliers. In this way, everyone in the data chain gets what they need in a manner most likely to yield tangible improvements to business. Another example is energy providers that could have a smart grid setup allowing providers to provide electricity using different sources of energy which they could control using the IoT.

Anytime Anywhere Level

Organizations make cloud computing an enabler of the IoT. Here, data and services reside in a massively scalable cloud and can be accessed easily from any connected device over the Internet. Physical location and underlying infrastructure details are transparent to users. Anytime, anywhere access to IT resources is delivered.

IoT is fast becoming the one unique and primary technological advancement for industries and organization across verticals. But currently we are in the phase of moving from existing eco-system to futuristic eco-system that invites it’s own set of problems.

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Building Jarvis – Concerns & Solutions

2017-05-26T12:02:28+00:00

This is a moment of Eureka for me and my team. I feel I have a halo. And I cannot stop smiling.

Why is that? 

Because when someone talks about a problem which we have been trying to solve for almost 2 years now, it fills me with pride and excitement that we saw this coming. We launched our IOT gateway this year at the Mobile World Congress 2016 and are now taking it around all the Tech Events across the globe, not to mention Tech Crunch Disrupt 2016 where it had an amazing reception. 

I was going through this article by Mark, on his personal challenge – “build a simple AI to run my home — like Jarvis in Iron Man!” 

His idea was to build a system, which allowed his phone and computer to control home, including lights, temperature, appliances, music and security, that also learns personal tastes and patterns.

Before building AI, first thing was to get data from all sensors, which includes smart as well as legacy sensors. And according to him, this was the bigger challenge.

 Excerpts from Mark Blog Post:

Before I could build any AI, I first needed to write code to connect these systems, which all speak different languages and protocols. We use a Crestron system with our lights, thermostat and doors, a Sonos system with Spotify for music, a Samsung TV, a Nest cam for Max, and of course my work is connected to Facebook’s systems. I had to reverse engineer APIs for some of these to even get to the point where I could issue a command from my computer to turn the lights on or get a song to play.

Further, most appliances aren’t even connected to the internet yet. It’s possible to control some of these using internet-connected power switches that let you turn the power on and off remotely. But often that isn’t enough. For example, one thing I learned is it’s hard to find a toaster that will let you push the bread down while it’s powered off so you can automatically start toasting when the power goes on. I ended up finding an old toaster from the 1950s and rigging it up with a connected switch. Similarly, I found that connecting a food dispenser for Beast or a grey t-shirt cannon would require hardware modifications to work.

For assistants like Jarvis to be able to control everything in homes for more people, we need more devices to be connected and the industry needs to develop common APIs and standards for the devices to talk to each other.

I now look back and think, if only I had met Mark 6 months ago when he was addressing the crowd at MWC in Barcelona. Had he stopped over at our booth, I am confident that we would have worked with him to solve this problem. I know I am sounding arrogant but I guess that’s the confidence that I have in our product. 

This is exactly the problem we had foreseen 2 years ago in the fragmented market of different creators of Sensors, Gateways and Clouds.

This led to the birth of our IOT gateway, which actually simplifies the solution of working through the problem which people like Mark are currently facing. 

The key challenge in the real world is that most of the operating sensors work on legacy protocol. Achieving standardization will solve the problem, however, it will require software and hardware updates on these sensors which not many are ready to do.

The biggest challenge is to effectively and efficiently get data from various sensors, aggregate it and then send selective data to the cloud.

We launched our first version of the IOT gateway at MWC – Barcelona. Today we have it deployed at multiple client locations. 

Our gateway supports multiple old school protocols like Modbus, SNMP, OPC, MQTT, REST and ZigBee. This allows horizontal integration of sensor protocols, and also supports triggered alert management to control various sensors and perform actions as well. The beauty is that it works in occasionally connected environments too. The gateway also supports edge analytics and edge computing, which will empower the client to decide what data needs to be sent to the cloud of their choice, which further reduces the cloud computing costs.

What we identified as pain points in implementing IOT related technologies, most of the organizations now relate to it. 

We would love to hear from you about anything that is IOT and queries on our gateway. 

Do get in touch with us also if you would like to work and collaborate with us.  

We are a hardware agnostic software gateway, working with various System Integrators, OEMs and Sensor Manufactures to provide most suitable IoT solutions.

IoT for Industrial Use

2017-05-26T12:01:40+00:00

In today’s world there is usually no problem that IoT wont solve. But the true potential of IoT is unveiled when it is used in the manufacturing and industrial section. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) combines the most powerful technologies that have been used in the industrial sector for ages. The collaboration of Machine Learning, Bi Data, Sensors, Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, automation, Artificial Intelligence and IoT gives us a promising Formula for near perfect Industrial Operations. The Gigantic Industrial Machines will not just be powerful but also be smart.

The massive data set from machines when captured consistently and accurately can help businesses to identify problems and inefficiencies sooner, helping them save time, money and some critical blunders. It could leverage quality control, sustainability, optimal utilization, green practices, supply chain traceability and efficiency.

Opportunities and benefits

Speaking of IIot, it brings about opportunities and benets to those who are willing to adapt to the tech.High volumes of data generated through the many connected devices/products may cause severance with the increasing ability to make robotic decisions and put them into action in real time. The following research by Economic Forum[1] acknowledges that primary business contingency will be found in four major areas:

The collaboration of Machine Learning, Big Data, Sensors, Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, automation, Artificial Intelligence and IoI gives us a promising formula for near perfect Industrial Operations.

  • Improved operational efficiency (e.g., improved up-time, asset utilization) through predictive maintenance and remote management.
  • The emergence of an outcome economy fueled by software-driven services, innovations in hardware and increase in visibility of products,processes customers and partners.
  • New connected ecosystems, coalescing around software platforms that blur conventional industry boundaries.
  • Collaboration between humans and machines, which will result in unparalleled levels of productivity and engaging work experiences in high numbers.

It is just not the industries that is taking the advantage of IoT but also the end consumers, by enhanced standard of living. The omnipresence of technology is just getting better each day.

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Introduction to IoT – Internet Of Things

2017-05-26T11:58:43+00:00

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:

1. Things:

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.

5. Presenters:

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!