The rapid development of technology and the cheapening of components brought the Internet of Things (IoT) into a huge global phenomenon. Phenomena, events, processes, behaviour and activities can be observed, controlled and automated at a completely different level than before. The benefits will be more efficient business, better quality of life and easier work. At the same time, there is a better understanding of how the world works.
IoT’s advantages include fast and inexpensive product development processes, low-flow components and long range in wireless implementations. At the same time, different technologies can easily be applied in system architectures and systems can be made to talk to each other in order to achieve comprehensive system intelligence. IoT also serves as a source of data for AI implementations.
IoT products are roughly divided into three categories according to their functionalities:
Monitoring solutions are IoT systems that can be used to observe events, phenomena and processes. Various sensors and data collection devices measure and collect data on observable phenomena such as structures, equipment, machines, animals and nature. The aim is to better understand phenomena in order to make smarter decisions about the future both in business and in leisure time.
Key measuring volumes and methods are temperature, humidity, vibration, electric current, voltage, electrical power, energy consumption, flow, wind speed, solar radiation intensity, machine vision, video image and still image.
IoT control solutions are systems for controlling machines or devices based on data generated by sensordata. IoT Control solutions include control devices that can be used to adjust and optimize the operation of devices. Due to the control feature, the systems are more complex than the monitoring systems, but correspondingly, self-adjustment reduces personal work and operating costs.
Typical IoT control solutions are actuators such as thermostats or motion and self-adjustable lamps based on ambient lighting.
The highest level of autonomy and intelligence in IoT is achieved by automated systems that are able to observe the environment themselves and adjust through multiple data sources. Automated systems can be used to improve functionality, save energy and resources, and achieve comfort. With IoT, automation can be achieved faster, more flexibly and more cheaply than traditional industrial automation solutions.
Typical IoT automation solutions are ICT-based home automation systems, modern solutions for building automation and robotic vehicles, for example.
A key element in IoT solutions is data management in cloud computing environments. Modern cloud environments provide a flexible way to manage IoT devices and data in its different formats. Solutions are easy to scale up or down according to changing needs.
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