Connecting your existing products to the IoT
Unlike the telecom revolution, where a new device came into existence either as a phone on desk or as mobile in hand, the IoT revolution will be hard to accredit.
“The IoT will happen by raising the bar for intelligence of things already existing around us. The next model of watch could be IoT-ready and you won’t physically see it different. It will measure your heart beat, blood pressure and metabolic parameters to assess your health. It is your personal doctor,”explains Janardan Revuru, project manager, HP.
Instead of seeing a flurry of new devices, the IoT will make its way into daily life through integration with existing devices like washing machines, TVs, watches and other currently nonconnected electronics.
There are various solutions available to rapidly Internet-enable products. For instance, a technology called ioBridge is available, which allows manufacturers to use a small circuit for connectivity to the cloud. Named ioBridge iota, this small circuit adds the ability to connect to a cloud network on any device. While iota does add heft to your product, it also allows you to get to market quickly without developing your own system to connect to the cloud.