Contrary to appearances, the Internet of Things (IoT) is not an internet of „things” but of data. The main idea of the Internet of Things – which is already often described as „the internet of the future” – are not the devices themselves but their enormous potential and the possibility of collecting and sending data by them. Talking about IoT, we are really talking about what smart-objects are able to do, and to what extent we are able to use the data they generate to improve our lives. If you manage to master Big Data generated by smart devices, IoT will develop into one of the main building blocks of our era, where smart homes and cities will become everyday life.
Internet of Things
What is LoVo IoT?
The TELKO.in information service, addressed to readers interested in the professional aspect of the Polish and global telecommunications market, published an article of Tomasz Brzozowski, the Board Member of the LoVo SA., on the subject of IoT (Internet of Things). The material covers not only the basic issues of the Internet of Things, but innovative solutions used in LoVo. The entire article „Internet of Things – what are you?” by Tomasz Brzozowski is available online on the TELKO.in portal or here. It is worth noting that the material went to TOP5 of the most-read publications in the June ranking of the website. Below we present a fragment of the article:
The term IoT (Internet of Things) in recent years has been treated as the buzzword used by operators, device manufacturers and consultants for their own purposes, mainly marketing one. Some approach the Internet of Things as an innovation – a completely new area, a technological revolution. Others consider this term a new name for long-existing technologies such as M2M in 2G and 3G networks. As usual, the devil’s in the details. The multitude of technologies, philosophies and possible applications is so wide that it is not difficult to get a headache. Let’s try to systematize it somehow.
The figure above shows the dependence of energy efficiency on the scale capability. Energy efficiency in this case means the amount of energy needed to operation of a given technology. The higher the scale, the more cost-effective devices are and the less energy they need to send data.
On the second axis, the possible scale/range to be achieved by the given solution is presented. For example, in the 2G, 3G, 4G networks we are able to achieve a huge scale, both in terms of the range of operation of the devices and their number, while the energy efficiency is low. In this case, maintaining the session and transmission itself is very energy-intensive.
Each of these technologies is suitable for use in specific IoT solutions. Each of them has its pros and cons. Some of them have existed for a long time, others have just emerged and are beginning to develop dynamically. (…)