Internet of Things (IoT) – The endless Possibilities
The future of the Industrial Internet of things (IoT) is rapidly coming to market. By “things” we mean devices that already exist, but are starting to be reconfigured to work together in new ways. The IoT will allow for the integration of electric car engines into the car itself, allowing the car to drive itself; to be monitored by an individual in their home, allowing them to control the lights and heating in their home; and to be controlled by a smartphone in another room, all without the need for a human brain interface. With this in mind, the IoT will play a big role in the future of telecommuting.
The Internet of things can refer to many different devices, such as RFID tags, sensors, or wireless devices that have onboard sensors and transceivers. The Internet of things describes real-time connected objects, processing power, sensors, and other electronics, and which connect and exchange information with other IoT devices and systems via either Internet protocols or proprietary protocols.
The Internet of things can also refer to the collection of real-time data or intelligence from all of these devices, which are collectively known as the IoT collective. Together, the IoT and the collective will form the backbone of the new type of cloud computing.
Cloud services will operate on behalf of the IoT network. For instance, an enterprise might want to gather data on the behavior of its employees in real-time. By using IoT technology, it could determine when they are most likely to be idle when they are more likely to be chatting on social networking platforms when they are more likely to be on the road, and so forth.
Through this data, the enterprise can determine what types of scheduling it makes the most sense for employees to use, what types of incentives it makes sense for them to take advantage of, and so forth. Cloud services will collect and distribute this data to any user that wants access to it, which means that any machine that has an internet connection can be expected to have access to the corporate IoT data as well.
Once a corporate IoT network is in place, human intervention is unnecessary. In fact, the primary activity of any such network is still going on, which is collecting and analyzing the data. But once this is done, all that is needed are a few smartphones, laptops, tablets, IoT devices, sensors, fobs, switches, and so on.
These machines will be able to communicate with each other and with servers that are located on-site or off-site (depending on the specific needs of each individual business). Any machine that has an internet connection and any machine that is capable of receiving and sending messages between itself and one or more other IoT devices will have access to the corporate IoT data.
Benefits of Industrial Internet of Things
The benefits of an IoT system for businesses are many. For instance, any machine that has an RFID tag is a machine that can potentially be linked to a centralized computer network. This means that any machine that has an IoT sensor can automatically be connected to the company’s database via the internet. As more IoT devices are added to the mix, a massive amount of data about customer purchasing patterns, supply chain processes, manufacturing trends, etc. will be stored in a single location, ready for analysis and action.
Another use case that has been highlighted in recent weeks is in the area of industrial IoT. Industries are turning to iot to monitor their materials and to collect real-time data about the conditions of their facility. With a traditional PLC-based system, this information would have been previously stored on hard drives that were literally filled with paper records. With the rise of companies like Industrial Data Interchange, however, this paper-based recordkeeping is no longer feasible, and companies are looking to IoT for their solution.
In short, an IoT system will enable industrial organizations to collect real-time data about the current state of their facilities without human intervention. Companies are leveraging the power of IoT devices to monitor inventory flows, detect leaks and resolve issues. They are also leveraging IoT devices to control and collect human input so that they can respond more quickly to changes in the workflow at their facility. With this in mind, it is clear that as human technology continues to advance, we are going to see even further advances in the area of industrial IoT and the integration of this technology into manufacturing processes.
To put it simply, IoT devices will enable users to leverage the power of distributed computing and the internet to solve problems in a highly intelligent and dynamic way. This means that you will be able to transfer data and information using IoT networking more effectively and more quickly than ever before. The other exciting thing about internet things and IoT is that once this technology is integrated into manufacturing processes, the ability to interconnect computing devices becomes almost limitless. This will accelerate the speed at which problems are solved, allowing you to save money and reduce the downtime associated with long-distance relationships.