Is your device ready for the Internet of Things?
According to Wikipedia, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices (“things”) such as home appliances, medical devices, industrial devices, agricultural devices, wearable devices, and other devices/items embedded with sensors, electronics, software, and other technologies for connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems via the Internet.
The Internet of Things has evolved as a result of the convergence of multiple technologies, including real-time analytics, machine learning, sensors, and embedded electronics. Data can be published and consumed by IoT devices.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT), refers to sensor data, machine communications, and automation systems.
On the other hand, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is a much broader term that encompasses the entire digital transformation of the industry through the use of modern smart technology.
IoT ready devices are nonstandard computing devices that can connect to a network and send/receive data. IoT devices enable internet connectivity to be extended beyond the usual standard devices such as desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
Connected devices are part of an ecosystem in which they communicate with other connected devices to automate tasks. Contact us to learn more!
In a smart home, for example, connected devices such as smart TVs, smart speakers, smart appliances, smart lighting, smart thermostats, smart air conditioning, or smart security systems with cameras can all work together to make a home much smarter by using sensors and sharing data/information to control home access through facial recognition technology, home temperature, or lighting to improve energy efficiency without the owner setting foot inside the smart home.
In addition to connectivity, IoT-ready devices have intelligence and can make decisions. When a system can complete a set of tasks, learn from data, or gain information in an intelligent manner, this is referred to as artificial intelligence (AI). Manufacturers of IoT devices are gradually incorporating AI to provide greater control over the vast array of internet-connected devices and sensors.
Connectivity and AI are combined in IoT-ready devices to make the device smarter. Many businesses are eager to use IoT capabilities to gain a competitive advantage and develop new products.
Connectivity, automation, and real-time analytics are combined to create new opportunities for increasing productivity, lowering costs, enabling flexibility, and increasing profits.
IoT devices increase efficiency and can provide significant time savings, and smart device automation and control improve quality of life.
When AI is added to an IoT device, it means that it can analyze data, make decisions, and act on that data without the need for human intervention.
Sensors convert physical actions into digital data.
A sensor is any piece of hardware that converts physical activity into real-time digital data for processing, and it can be found in almost every IoT device.
Sensors enable IoT devices to monitor and collect data without human intervention, making our lives easier. For example, the Apple iWatch includes motion sensors to track the number of steps you take each day so you don’t have to! Cameras, microphones, thermometers, and pressure sensors are other examples of commonly used sensors.
Kindly contact us if you want to learn more about how sensors can make your product smarter!
Send / Receive Wireless Data - Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RF, LORA WAN
Most IoT devices use wireless communication technology such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LORAWAN, and ZigBee to connect to the internet and send and receive data. When you ask Siri a question on an iWatch, for example, it uploads the audio recording of your voice and downloads its processed response to the watch, all over a wireless network! Aagnia has experience developing software solutions for virtually every wireless application, and the products you develop with us will perform as well as today’s top IoT devices.
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