Industrial Internet of Things - Internet of Everything:

the most disruptive technology.

 

Connecting everything requires more than high bandwidth.
While major telco operators are focusing on investing millions to increase bandwidth to cater for data-intensive connectivity needs (smartphones), they are leaving aside an amazing potential in small messages transmission. Messages such as: meter readings, GPS position, temperature, movement, door opening, battery life, part status...

 

Most IoT use cases require wireless sensors to send small messages. Many companies currently deploying connected objects are struggling with the major drawbacks of traditional network solutions: steep pricing, the high energy consumption and the complexity of deployment and maintenance.

The major conclusion derived from, sometimes painful, experience is that existing network solutions were not built for low throughput M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and therefore cannot provide an adequate solution. An optimal solution will at least need to provide answers to the following requirements:

 

  • Low energy consumption as many assets are battery powered
  • Long range to avoid high network and subscription costs
  • Ease of use both for asset and back office system integration
  • Extremely cost effective initial investment and running costs
  • Secure and reliable to avoid interruptions and vulnerability

 

LPWAN technology unleashes the full potential of the internet of everything with disruptive long range, low bandwidth, low power network. SIGFOX is the most mature LPWAN and the first global cellular network fully dedicated to connected objects.

Disruptive history

 

  • 1995

1st wave of positive disruption: Internet, connected 1 billion users

 

  • 2005

2nd wave of positive disruption: Smartphones, connected 2 billion users

 

  • 2015

3rd wave of positive disruption: Internet of Things, connecting 20 billion things by 2020.

 

“If the last 10 years of technology development were about making it easier for companies and people to exchange information with one another – Google, Skype, Dropbox, and so on – the next 10 years will be about making it possible, cost effective and easy for the physical world to transmit data to the Internet.”

The Executive’s Guide to the Internet of Things, Jason Hiner, CBS