The Internet of Things (IoT) is a development of a network infrastructure in which more and more “things” (objects, products, devices, systems) are communicating digitally with each other and with humans. This is possible by making them “smart”, i.e., equipping them with sensing, computing and communicating capabilities. With sensors the (often simple) electronics get senses that generate valuable information, e.g., about its location, the condition of the environment, the condition of the subject, the status of the sensor itself or some other pre-determined variable. And with wireless or wired connectivity that information can be delivered to and further over the Internet…Continue reading
When talk about Internet of Things, you talk about Connected Embedded Systems and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication. In general a connected embedded system consists of the sensor part that surveys the environment, the communication part that converts the data and sends it to a back office and the microprocessor/microcontroller that manages the whole process. Since embedded systems are dedicated to specific tasks, they can be optimized to reduce the size and cost of the product while increasing the reliability and the performance. Embedded Systems are at the core of the Internet of Things development. An embedded system is a…Continue reading
Due to its fragmented market structure, Internet of Things will ultimately leverage a combination of communication technologies both wired and wireless. Wireless choices will heavily be application-dependent including 4G/LTE as well as lower power methods as Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee and low power WLAN. Other promising technologies include sub-1GHz technologies like Semtech LoRa or DASH7.
The IoT has the potential to fill corporate blind spots that exist within the current static business models. The data that IoT will generate will allow for more intelligence. Real-time data from the networked objects will provide enterprises with the opportunity to address challenges that a modern society faces every day. There are distinct types of applications that are emerging for enterprises, which include: Ability to track behavior: If products have sensors embedded within them, enterprises can track and monitor the movement of the product. For example, being able to monitor identification tags on products as they move through the…Continue reading