Simply put, the IOT is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet or to each other. This includes everything from washing machines, wearable devices, cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, and almost anything else one can think of. It also applies to separate components of machines, for example an engine for a car.
The future trend is going to be "Anything that can be connected, will be connected." But why would you want connected devices talking to each other? Lets see what the potential value might be:
Lets say you are on your way to a meeting; your car could have access to your calendar with the address and already know the best route to take and if the traffic is heavy your car could already send a message to the other party notifying them that you are running late. Or your alarm clock wakes you up at 7am and then notifies your coffee maker to get going? Now lets look at your office equipment, it will be reordered in the moment you are running low on supplies.
Imagine walking into your house. The temperature rises to “ambient”, your favorite piece of music gently starts to play and the fragrance of your personal blend of coffee fills the air. We make it possible with home automation and office automation.
Already our houses, implants, microchips and systems are starting to communicate with each other independently. Without the need to press a button, or flick a switch, “presence” is a growing trend in the world of IT.