EP&T: Disruptive innovation prepares Wi-Fi for massive IoT and 5G applications
Every second, 127 new IoT devices are connected to the internet
After a long, post-COVID-19, day in the office, you return home. Your front door unlocks, and lights turn on as you approach. A blast of cool air is triggered by the high-efficient HVAC system controlled by an array of sensors. A day’s worth of vitals and telemetry data downloads and is sent to your family doctor. And as you reach into your connected fridge taking your last favourite nutritious beverage, it automatically orders more.
Welcome to the connected Internet of Things (IoT) world.
“Hundreds of wireless devices in the home, seamlessly and wirelessly automating everything from the mundane daily tasks of turning on/off lights to enabling a new era of health and wellness,” says Andrew Skaffel, CEO of Edgewater Wireless.
“In parallel, the new paradigm in the home will be eclipsed by the massive world of industrial IoT applications where — not 100’s or 1,000’s of wireless devices — potentially millions of wireless devices will enable factory automation and control. From lighting to temperature and environmental monitoring, the applications are as endless as the positive impacts,” continues Skaffel.