Wireless technology plays a vital role in the proliferation of IoT ecosystem.
FREMONT, CA: The Internet of Things (IoT) today not only comprises of smart devices like tablets and mobile phones but also aims at encompassing conventional domestic appliances like ACs and washing machines. IoT deals with a wireless network of tools that can communicate with each other through the internet.
The intent to network internet with household items is permitting the devices to interact with one another by taking benefit of the World Wide Web. For instance, think of washing machines being able to add a precise amount of detergent to wash and dry the clothes to perfection and eventually capable of sending an alert to the user’s smartphone. But the question to ponder against is what makes the not-so-smart devices communicate with each other.
Below are some vital wireless technologies that make the Internet of Things a reality today.
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) in present-day is a part of everyone’s lives. Be it at a café, library or airport; wireless technology keeps people connected to the internet, making tasks simple. WiFi also plays a crucial role in allowing IoT tools to interact and making the data exchange possible. WiFi mainly is a local wireless system that operates on the 802.11 standards set by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a professional association for electrical engineers.
Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) is another technology that facilitates IoT and runs on the IEEE 8-2.16 standard protocols. With the technology’s faster data speeds and a broader signal range, the IoT devices can correspond over more considerable distances, providing better ability to the interoperability of the devices.
Bluetooth is omnipresent and is available in almost all the smart devices nowadays enabling operation of IoT. The technology functions on IEEE 802.15.1 standards and uses very little power, which makes it an attractive tool to embed in devices with limited resources. The initiation of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is anticipated to play a more prominent role in the IoT sector.