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Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on everything has made a lot of noise, from how we travel and shop to how manufacturers monitor inventory; But what is the Internet of Things? how it works? And is it really that important?

What is the Internet of Things?

In short, the Internet of Things means connecting any device (provided it has an on / off switch) to the Internet and other connected devices. The Internet of Things is a giant network of connected things and people that collect and share information about how they are used and their environment.
The IoT today includes an enormous number of objects of all shapes and sizes; From smart microwaves that automatically cook your food at the right time, to self-driving cars with sophisticated sensors that detect objects in their path and wearable fitness machines that calculate your heart rate and the number of steps you take that day and use that information to suggest appropriate exercise programs.

How does the Internet of Things work?

In this technology, devices and objects are connected to IoT platforms with internal sensors, which integrate data from different devices and analyze it to share the most valuable information in applications built to meet specific needs.
These powerful IoT operating systems can pinpoint exactly what information is useful and what can be ignored; And the information gathered can be used to identify patterns, make recommendations, and identify potential problems before they occur.

Processes become more efficient with the insight that advanced analysis of these objects gives us. Smart objects and devices mean that you can perform some tasks automatically, especially when they are repetitive, trivial, time consuming, or even dangerous. Let's look at some examples in real life:

Scenario 1: Internet of Things in your home

Imagine waking up at 7 am every day to go to work. An alarm clock wakes you up at exactly 7 am every day. Of course, as long as there is no problem!
Now think that your train has been canceled and instead you have to drive to work yourself. Driving takes more time and you have to wake up at 6:45 to avoid being late! Oh no! It's raining! So you have to drive slower than usual.
An IoT-enabled alarm clock resets itself based on all of these factors to make sure you get to work on time. This watch can detect that your regular train has been canceled, calculate driving distance and travel time for your alternative route to work, check the weather, reduce travel speeds due to heavy rain, and calculate when you should Wake up.
Isn't it wonderful? Now imagine that this watch is synchronized with a coffee maker equipped with the Internet of Things to prepare your morning coffee just in time!

Scenario 2: The Internet of Things in transportation

After waking up to your smart alarm, you are now driving to work. The car engine light comes on. You may prefer to go to the repair shop after you have finished your work, but what if something is very important?
In an IoT-connected vehicle, the sensor that turns on the engine light communicates with other components in the vehicle. A component called a diagnostic bus gathers information from these sensors and transmits it to a gateway that sends the most relevant information to the manufacturer's platform. From the data obtained, the manufacturer can tell you when to repair the parts, send you a list of the nearest repair shops or dealerships, and make sure that the correct replacement parts have been ordered.

Hiva IoT Technologists Company has been operating in the field of iot since 2018, utilizing the knowledge, expertise and experience of capable people in the field of Internet of Things.