To date, humans – clicking, typing, taking a photo, recording a video or taking audio – produce the majority of information on the internet. However, from now, the greatest growth and data communication will be ‘machine-to-machine’ and the Internet of Things (IoT) is a major contributor. IoT is about connecting devices to the internet so they can be controlled or transmit sensor information, allowing devices to connect with one another and to work in harmony. IoT is the future and tagged by the IT industry as the “next big thing”.
Governments have produced research and industry analysts are forecasting this market to be worth trillions of dollars in ten years from now. It is not a case of machines taking over, and it is not a movie trailer – this is very much a reality. We see IoT devices and applications emerging faster than ever. Houses are being built allowing all installed technology to speak to each other. There are Nest smart thermostats, smart meters for measuring gas, connected light bulbs and home automation devices – with some having emerged more than ten years ago.
Keytree Labs is the innovative part of our organisation
Where we explore how business can adopt the use of ‘machine-to-machine’ communication
To make systems more engaging, we look at what devices can make the experience better, more relevant or more informed. We see what is available in the market and what can be built. An example of where we have embraced the IoT is Matrix Detect occupancy sensor system, which leverages in-house build electronics, housing communications and architecture to provide real-time and historical desk and room occupancy reports.
IoT devices are no longer a gimmick and can offer valuable extensions to what is already possible. We are on the brink of real business opportunities around IoT. Once applications reach the point when they are actively and accurately speaking to each other, the possibilities will be endless.
Internet of Things
The world of technology is evolving
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