Internet of Things & Mobile

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the collective name for the next generation of smart devices that can independently perform certain actions with a minimum of user intervention. These devices can communicate with other devices, but also with people. There are a number of areas in which the Internet of Things can be interesting for organizations. Take, for example, the possibilities that arise as soon as you make use of the volume of big data that becomes available as a result of this technology. This can be used to make practical applications that allow you to make automated decisions and improve the efficiency of processes.

You could work out all 5 cases and that would make us all very happy, but instead we opted for a real-time solution for crowd management.

Chris Seijkens, Director of the Paaspop Festival

IoT at the Paaspop Festival

Info Support believes that the Internet of Things and big data are major forces for progress. That is why we are constantly looking for new possibilities for using these. This year, Info Support organized a 24-hour hackathon in cooperation with the Paaspop festival. An impression of the atmosphere can be seen at the side.

The Info Support hackathon was aimed at making an impact on the people attending the Paaspop festival. In order to achieve this, Info Support entered into a partnership with a new generation of IT people: students and Young Professionals, and this turned out to be a good move.

Internet of Things: Practical Applications

A well-known example of a practical application of the Internet of Things is the smart thermostat. This uses sensors to check whether the temperature should be increased by checking whether someone is in the home. If the device is connected to the internet, it can access weather forecasts and air humidity to check how much higher the heating should be set. The thermostat can do all of this without human involvement. Another example is a lamppost that automatically turns on if someone approaches. Not using a motion sensor, but from hundreds of meters away, because people find it less pleasant when a light turns on suddenly.

 

Or in the dairy industry, for instance, where all sorts of measurements are taken to boost milk production from cows. Sensors help make devices smart; a heart-rate meter can be installed in a smart watch to enable the user to keep an eye on his health, for instance. This also creates a lot of data from which information can be extracted. Big players like Apple and Google also see the potential of IoT and are putting their own products for this on the market. All in all, IoT is the next step in the direction we are heading, where the focus is on one goal: improving convenience for the end user.

Curious about IoT applications for your organization? Then contact us.

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