Future generations of wireless connectivity systems will far surpass what we have available today. And that future is not too far off. To make better use of the available cellular spectrum, companies will sunset existing protocols (i.e., 2G) for newer, faster, and more secure technologies.
Being able to effectively scale, improve margins, and monetize every aspect of your IoT operations requires a robust underlying platform, one built to withstand the intense rigors of smart device data generation.
Current black box technology has stood the test of time and still continues to give flight accident investigators a clear idea of the last hours of any flight gone wrong. But two major flaws in the system haunt the airline industry. First, on-board recorders only store two hours of data at a time before they are rewritten entirely. Second, many accidents investigations have failed to find the black box until months or years later. For instance, after the crash of Air France Flight 447, it famously took investigators two years to find and recover the data recorders. In other cases, such as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the black box may never be recovered. An unsolved accident can mean that potentially repeatable mechanical failures go unaddressed, placing future passengers in danger, and risking the loss of multi-million dollar aircrafts. In addition to the loss of the aircraft itself, settlements in the U.S. average about $4.5 million per case and can threaten an airline’s reputation. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a promising solution with the potential to greatly reduce in-flight accidents or, at least, provide more valuable post-accident data.
With the advent of augmented reality, smartphone apps, and tech-driven art, artists, museums, and galleries are finding new ways to make their exhibits more interactive, and with good reason. There are more than 35,000 museums in the U.S. according to the Washington Post, so to truly stand out, artists and exhibitors must bring something unique to the table.
Smarter, Faster, Safer Solutions on a Robust Network
Fire prevention and fire safety equipment are undergoing a revolution thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected to low power wide area (LPWA) or even cellular networks, fire safety IoT stands to enhance prevention, speed up response times, and keep first responders safe when walking into the fire. IoT’s data capabilities provides more information for teams planning evacuations, rescues, and fire suppression. If your department is ready to arm itself with the latest assessment tools, wearable alert systems, and seamless coordination capabilities, it’s time to invest in an IoT technology upgrade.