Internet of Everything: How Technology is Turning Dumb Devices Into a Smart One

Internet of Everything: How Technology is Turning Dumb Devices Into a Smart One

You must have seen some movies or TV shows in which a mechanical devices talk to each other. Well, something similar happens in the IoT world where devices talk to each other – to give instructions, take control and many more things.

IoT also called the Internet of Things connects various devices in the world. It can control and carry out commands through a remote control which is included in your mobile. So the mobile acts as a primary device and any other device connected to it are secondary.

You might wonder, “how is all that even possible?” In your house, the TV is controlled by the remote. Similarly, if a mobile phone functions like a remote then I can control the TV, right? But it’s not that simple, this is on a greater scale, where I can be anywhere in the world and I can control any device I want. It’s just through a mobile app that I can control the lights, fans and other things inside my house even before entering the house or leaving it behind. That’s the level of IoT Technology.

When devices take control:

Although the future aim of the IoT is to connect all devices around the world and control devices from anywhere in the world. It still is an early stage to conclude that IoT is a single network encompassing every device like the house control or the traffic lights.

So the level of connectivity can be divided into two parts:

Traditionally associative IoT–  The traditional methodology of IoT was linked to customer products that were feeding data to organizations for marketing and customer experience activities.

Industrial IoT– This is on a much larger scale, which encompasses smart cities, goal oriented portals, sports, transport and home appliances.

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“It is not so much evolution as revolution. Although we are evolving from a connectivity layer to an innovation & a transaction platform that will have people, industries, government connected to interact even more. This is how you should think of the city portal or the city data marketplace”

-Esmeralda Swartz, VP of Marketing Enterprise and Cloud to CMSWire at Ericsson.

IoT has big plans and isn’t going to settle for anything less than taking over the whole world. The biggest revolution yet to witness is the collaboration of IoT, cloud and virtual reality.

Hence the competition in developing the best IoT technology is going to increase to a significant level, setting behind most of the recent technology trends.

 

The Competition begins:
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The very concept of IoT connecting devices connotes a lot of different ideas. Whether it be of data centers full of servers, or any kind of storage arrays with untold GBs of random data. Amongst all these mixes of ideas, organization can leverage more on cloud services which can act as an added advantage.

These ideas are based on factors to be considered while offering the IoT services:

  • Offering services to people who will operate remotely. Especially when the remote devices may require repair. This will mitigate the dissatisfaction of the customer.
  • Anticipating problems before hand and providing appropriate solutions.
  • Analyzing the working of products from time to time to get feedbacks and provide the best services.
  • Utilizing the data of analysis to launch new products that have the caliber to survive in the market.

These strategies need to be backed up by other devices associated to IoT and how to better apply and utilize them effectively.

 

Sensors back up IoT:

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Sensors have proven to be essential for the IoT, to give detailed analysis and a sensing capability to the IoT. A sensor is created similar to five senses of the human body, with a vast variety of their types. They are classified as temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, heat, motion and altimetry sensors, these are the standard ones.

  • Motion and heat sensors are the primary and most used to help technology improve.
  • There are sensors that can differentiate between the UV-A and the UV-B wavelengths, this is used to monitor the user’s exposure to the sun.
  • Digital differential pressure sensors are used in sports watches and fitness monitors for altimeter detection.
  • Magnetometers that can show the direction of the earth’s magnetic field is also used a lot.

So, sensors can take IoT to an entirely different level and hence are preferred. But IoT is about creating and giving control to the user to have access to devices remotely from different parts of the world to monitor and give commands. Hence the mobile technology is widely used along with sensors in the world of Internet of Things.

 

Mobile apps take control:

Mobiles are one device that always hangs around with us. They are ubiquitous to oxygen and one may even feel handicapped without the mobile phone. Wherever we go our mobile phones go with us, since it’s convenient and readily accessible. So what’s better than the mobile that can be used as a remote for IoT?

Mobiles are already empowered with apps and sensors that reveal the great detail of information about the user, like the geolocation. Smartphones and tablets can even trace light conditions, orientation and a lot more. You must have seen how smart watches and smartphones can interact with each other.

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There are cars that activate with the smartphone rather than the typical car keys. And most of all you can even control your home security systems and other devices through your smartphone. This age, in fact, has all the more witnessed that smartphones will help you monitor and control a wide range of sensors to create an entire cozy and comfortable IoT world.

It is imminent that Smartphones and Sensors will help establish a perfect control in the IoT world.

 

When the three combine: It’s a whole new world.

Days are gone when you required a coach to train you to play a game. In the IoT world, the coach is your mobile and there is a perfect analysis of your game using sensors all connected via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and analyzed via the Internet. That’s exactly what IoT can help you achieve.

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There are gaming apps that our team recently created called Duotrac (Link) with sensors, BLE, mobile and finally the internet or IoT (Read More (link). There are other apps used for home security –  iSmart, Security – emergency drone support, Trackers – on-demand pet location tracker and much more.

 

So not only gaming, IoT is taking over smart cities, smart environment, smart water, smart marketing, securities and emergencies, retail, logistics, Industrial control, agriculture, farming and the list never ends. It surely won’t be shocking if in the future without IoT the whole world gets paralyzed.