IoT has applications across all industries and markets. It spans user groups from those who want to reduce energy use in their home to large organizations who want
to streamline their operations. It proves not just useful, but nearly critical in many industries as technology advances and we move towards the advanced automation
imagined in the distant future.
Applications of IoT in these areas include improving production, marketing, service delivery, and safety. IoT provides a strong means of monitoring various processes;
and real transparency creates greater visibility for improvement opportunities.
The deep level of control afforded by IoT allows rapid and more action on those opportunities, which include events like obvious customer needs, nonconforming product, malfunctions in equipment, problems in the distribution network, and more.
IoT applied to government and safety allows improved law enforcement, defense, city planning, and economic management. The technology fills in the current gaps, corrects many current flaws, and expands the reach of these efforts. For example, IoT can help city planners have a clearer view of the impact of their design, and governments have a better idea of the local economy.
IoT pushes us towards our imagined future of medicine which exploits a highly integrated network of sophisticated medical devices. Today, IoT can dramatically enhance medical research, devices, care, and emergency care. The integration of all elements provides more accuracy, more attention to detail, faster reactions to events, and constant improvement while reducing the typical overhead of medical research and organizations.
In our daily lives, IoT provides a personalized experience from the home to the office to the organizations we frequently do business with. This improves our overall satisfaction, enhances productivity, and improves our health and safety. For example, IoT can help us customize our office space to optimize our work.This technology supports the low-power, long-use need of IoT function while exploiting a standard technology with native support across systems.
IoT-enabled smart city use cases span multiple areas: from contributing to a healthier environment and improving traffic to enhancing public
safety and optimizing street lighting. Below, we provide an list of the most popular use cases that are already implemented in smart cities across the globe.
- Road traffic
- Smart parking
- Public transport
- Street lighting
- Waste management and more.