What is Internet-of-Things (IoT)?
In simple terms, IoT is connecting physical devices to the Internet. Being connected to the internet allows devices to push and pull data over the Internet. This empowers systems like mobile apps control devices remotely, and at the same time gather data of the physical device. An IoT mobile app provides a convenient front-end for users to see information and seamlessly control physical devices.
How can IoT solutions benefit businesses?
Improve Business Analytics
Businesses can get more valuable data with the implementation of Internet-of-Things systems as these devices send data to the internet whenever needed.
Businesses can better allocate resources by saving resources on the traditional process of physically controlling devices, replacing with controlling remotely.
With the right data, IoT can help reduce cost of a lot of manual labour. E.g. Maintenance can be greatly reduced by maintaining remotely or when needed.
Iot can help offer new range of services or business models in different industries, adding new channels of revenue for many businesses to have.
How do IoT solutions work?
IoT works by integrating an internet device into machines, to allow them to get and send data to the internet, a.k.a cloud. The internet device can be in the form of Wi-Fi chip or a data chip that has internet connection.
This device is then connected to the cloud. The cloud stores data that the device has sent. Systems like web-apps and mobile apps can then extract the data from the cloud to be allowed to be presented in the front-end, understandable by users or consumers.
Same for the reverse, mobile apps and web-apps can push data to control the machines remotely. For example for an IoT printer, the user will press “start” in the mobile app, upload the image he wants to print, and the data will be sent to the cloud. The internet device on the printer will constantly “listen” for new data coming in, and once notified of the new data, will grab the data from the cloud and start printing. Once printing is complete, it will send data to the user saying that the printing is complete.
Who can use IoT Solutions?
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