When it comes to technologies, the development of which has had the greatest impact on our everyday lives, the Internet is undoubtedly at the top. However, the Internet was primarily intended for humans. Physical objects like machines were left out. This is changing with the Internet of Things (IoT). The vastness of the Internet is being opened up for all "things" that are equipped with the appropriate technology. Every real IoT object has a virtual counterpart. It can provide information about its own condition or that of its environment to all the people or things involved in the network.
Each member of the network is assigned its own unique identity. Thus, in addition to person-to-person, the IoT also allows person-to-object and object-to-object communication. The intelligent things are given the opportunity to organize themselves and to exchange information. Human intervention becomes obsolete. For example, the car can tell the heater in the smart home that it is time to heat up the living room. When the resident arrives, they have a comfortable temperature, thanks to IoT.
All areas of the society are affected by the Internet of Things, from transport to health, trade or even agriculture to energy. In industry, networked objects can optimize logistics, maintenance or production planning, as this system makes the performance and monitoring of the systems visible in real time.
Because of their useful properties, the demand for networked devices is also increasing among the general public who are looking for such functions, especially for the building services sector. Today, the house can be equipped with a remotely controllable heating system, with door locks that are connected to the smartphone, or with personal assistants who can regulate the light and background music if required. Another example is sport. More and more t-shirts and shoes are equipped with sensors that enable athletes to get feedback on the best motion sequences, to control their heartbeat and to see and share the progress made on their phone.
However, the products of the IoT must be well secured and regularly updated in order to be protected against cyber-attacks.
Manual interfaces have been widespread for many years: Whether keyboard and mouse or the television's remote control. Only recently have touchscreens made it possible to operate tablets and smartphones intuitively using gesture control. Voice control makes it even easier to interact with apps or household devices.
As more and more devices and machines are connected to the network, companies can quickly gain valuable data processes. You collect measurement data for the maintenance of machines or receive information for efficient resource planning. These findings flow into the optimization of production and business processes.
Thanks to the Internet of Things, devices can easily be kept up to date with the latest technology. With a simple software update, new functions can be added with little effort.
Based in Canada, Hyperlink Infosystem is a leading I.T. solutions provider that specializes in IoT development. Our team is made of experienced developers who have undertaken tons of IoT development projects. We combine our creativity, experience, and attention to detail to make your project a success. We follow the best methods in developing, delivering, and sustaining complex app solutions. The whole team is at your disposal to advise you and guide you as best as possible towards solutions adapted to your needs.
The internet of things represents a technology that adapts to any system or device that transmits information. Because it enables interconnection through sensors, you can learn about, gather and analyze large amounts of data to extract what you consider relevant in operational terms. This process is supported by other relevant ICTs, such as Big Data, Machine Learning and AI.
Here are some of the features that you should note when Hyperlink InfoSystem helps you with your IoT projects:
To be more clear about the scope of the Internet of Things, here are some of its most frequent applications: