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Watch out: IoT will be affecting everything
By Torben Deleuran, Founder & Managing Director, DeltaM2M
Artificial Intelligence will undoubtedly be one of the biggest tech trends for 2021. Just like the Industrial Revolution more than 200 years back in time, the IoT revolution marks a major turning point in history. The waves of IoT is already rolling in and tends to increase in intensity every month.
IoT is influencing every industry. Just think about vehicles. Every day 1000s of vehicles are connected. Now, we are no longer just monitoring the vehicles position to be able to find it again in the incident of theft. Today all kinds of data are collected from the sensors in the car. Fuel economy, oil pressure, vehicle speed, engine faults and even driver behavior are transferred and with AI it is possible to foresee problems that will occur in the future, unless the vehicle is going in for inspection. Think about the huge savings avoiding expensive repairs, limited downtime and being able to plan the time for maintenance.
Then think about transferring this type of technology to all kinds of machines that are remotely installed. With use of IoT, you can predict machinery problems. Preventive maintenance is really something that can lead to huge savings. This is exactly what is going on right now. Sensors are cheap, prices of connectivity and gateways are low and making it very easy and cheap to collect data and send this to a central database.
Adding Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will make this a very powerful solution that will lead to huge savings in repair and manhours and a positive impact on future climate conditions.
Smart city projects, where IoT is used to connect utilities, parking meters, and traffic lights is another fast-growing area.
2021 will a great year for 5G implementations, but we are also seeing a market, that is splitting two-ways. If you have a need for very data intensive transmissions and minimum latency (like for example broadcasting, remote surgery etc.) you should go for 4G/LTE and 5G.
If you are adding a lot of new IoT devices, that is requiring low bandwidth but with stability as the most critical factor, look for one of the new IoT-networks, NB-IoT or LTE-M. For a lot of the industrial IoT solutions that will be implemented over the next years, this will be a perfect match and a futureproof choice.
Another trend is consolidation of systems. In the past a lot of independent systems were setup. Alarm systems, video surveillance and access control systems were independent systems with separate setups, installation costs and service plans. All of this is now merging into combined systems making it easy to react to alarms coming from various sensors.
Cloud based IoT-platform solutions is a key element in a successful IoT implementation and most of the platforms are now making use of a large variety of technologies leading to making administration and maintenance easy.
The question is not whether IoT will affect your business as it most certainly will. The real question is how your company can utilize the full potential of professional IoT-solutions.
DeltaM2M is a specialist in Industrial IoT and M2M solutions. Industrial IoT (Internet-of-Things) and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communication is data exchange between a central server and machines, production facilities, or sensors that is typically placed at different locations. Founded in 2007, the company has grown to be a dominant player in wireless communications for professional use.
DeltaM2M’s office and warehouse is in Fredensborg, about 30 kilometers north of the Danish capital city, Copenhagen, but the company serves customers all over the Nordic region.