IoT. Internet of things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is about “things” that are connected to the Internet to communicate with other things – IoT applications, connected devices, industrial machines, and a lot other electronics. Devices connected to the Internet use built-in sensors to collect data and, in some cases, influence them. IoT-connected devices and machines can improve our work and life. One of the examples of applications for the Internet of Things can be a smart home that automatically regulates heating and lighting systems, monitors, TV, doors, finds problems and then automatically fixes them even if the housekeeper is not at home.
lectronics were communicating with each other since the first electric telegraphs were developed in the late 1830s. Other technologies that have entered the IoT were radio voice transmission are wireless technologies (Wi-Fi).
Today we live in a world where there are more devices connected to the IoT than people. These devices can be smartwatches, radio-frequency identification chips and other electronics. IoT-connected devices exchange data over networks or cloud platforms connected to the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things makes a lot of remarkable changes in health and safety, business operations, performance and global environmental and humanitarian concerns.
A lot of industries are using the IoT to understand consumer needs in real time, improve agility, instantly improve the quality of machines and systems, streamline operations, and find innovative ways to work as part of their digital transformation efforts.
What else can I do with IoT?
- The IoT connects data, analytics and marketing processes across multiple locations. For example retailers collect IoT data from stores and digital channels and apply analytics (including artificial intelligence) to real-time listening, contextual listening, and to understand behaviors and preferences. They often use IoT-connected devices such as Radio-frequency identification chips for inventory tracking, cellular and Wi-Fi systems in their IoT strategy.
- The IoT connects all stages of the Industrial business process – from supply chain to delivery – to consistently present manufacturing, process and product data. Advanced IoT sensors in factory machines or warehouses, as well as big data analytics and predictive modeling, can prevent defects and downtime, maximize equipment performance, reduce warranty costs, increase productivity, and improve customer service.
- IoT technology enables real-time streaming of data of wearables and other medical devices that track exercise, sleep, and other habits. This IoT data enables accurate diagnosis and treatment plans, improved patient safety and outcomes, and optimized healthcare delivery.
- Throughout the value chain IoT can provide great efficiency and reliability for transportation and logistics companies. This technology can improve service quality, reduce downtime, and increase customer satisfaction. It can also improve safety and reduce costs by managing, tracking and monitoring connected vehicles, trucks and other mobile assets in real time.
- Another social problems like traffic congestion, interaction with city services, economic development, citizen participation in city life, and public safety and security can also be solved with the use of IoT. Smart cities often embed IoT sensors in physical infrastructure such as street lights, water meters, and traffic lights.
- The Internet of Things helps providers deliver reliable, affordable services and products. IoT-connected devices and machines predict problems before they occur. Distributed network resources such as solar and wind power are integrated via the Internet of Things. And behavioral data, such as from smart homes, improves convenience and safety, and helps design personalized services.
This is how we make our lifes easier with the use of smart IoT things that help us to build a safer, more convenient, productive and intelligent world. IoT capabilities are already playing an important role in companies’ digital transformation combining with IoT data with advanced analytics and AI, resulting to artificial intelligence of things.