The time of Internet of Things (IoT) already surrounds us in cutting edge technology integrated into our cars and our homes. We have the ability to remotely monitor our home security, our thermostats, and our car’s internal health. Service providers and great systems integrators see the potential for growth and reception by consumers and companies like Samsung and Google are taking the lead in IoT. The notion of the Internet of Everything, encompasses the idea that everything from shoes to to planes and could-and should-be connected through Internet.
Back in 2000, there were about 1 billion devices connected to the Internet in the world and as of 2010, that number increased to 10 billion! Back then, desktops were the preferred method of Internet browsing, but with the advent of smartphones and tablets, the number of devices connected to the Internet is expected to increase to 50 billion units by 2020!
These ‘things’ that are being brought to life through connectivity will require ways to be identified, a Unique Device Identifier Ids (UDID) will help a device differentiate one ‘thing’ from another so they can work together, and most anything you can put a sensor on to be registered, read, and maintained, could become a part of IoT. To relay data from the local areas as well as from farther distances, wireless networks and technologies have been carefully created and integrated with hardwares, and on-premises servers are used to collect and allocate data.
Companies like Cisco Systems project that the industry of the Internet of Everything will yield trillions of dollars in profits over the next ten years. A seven company league, including Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Freescale Semiconductor, Big Ass Fans and ARM,” recognize and want to further the need for a new and better way to connect products in the home.” Calling themselves Thread Group, they will be prioritizing the development of Thread, a new IPV6-based wireless networking protocol that will enable devices to connect to a secure low-power, wireless, mesh network. Thread Group is encouraging the widespread acceptance, use, and increase in the demand for integration of Informations and Communications Technology (ICT) into cities, homes, and cars. Thread is already being used in Google’s Nest products, which offer smart thermostats and security systems! Wearable tech is becoming more popular, and Smart Cities are being implemented around the world by governments in attempts to monitor and optimize energy consumption in public places.
In light of the anticipated demand, however, several hurdles come into view such as supply, lack of industry standards, global scalability, and the bourgeoning ecosystem for native application development. Company conglomerates like Thread Group hopes to bridge that gap by building trust in their products and services by offering reliable, secure, networks and simple connectivity while maintaining low-power requisites from devices utilized and focusing on the education, marketing, and production of their certified products.