Surrounding one’s self with several hundred species of wild animal from all corners of the world would normally present a serious and frightening safety risk for even the most intrepid thrill seeker. Yet we rarely think about safety when we step through the gates of our city’s local zoo. Behind the scenes, however, zookeepers work tirelessly to ensure a welcoming and danger-free experience while also looking after their own safety, as well as the well-being of the amazing creatures in their care. However, this does not mean that the experience always is without incident. National Geographic reports that from 1990 to 2016, 42 animals have died as the result of an escape or attack attempt. By contrast, 15 human lives were lost to zoo incidents in that same timeframe, along with 110 being injured.
As outlined in our 2016 blog, GPS: The Grandfather of IoT, GPS is a radio navigation satellite service (RNSS). Unlike IoT applications, GPS doesn’t require the user to transmit data and operates independently of any telephonic or internet reception, providing a powerful tool for companies around the world to locate and track assets wherever they are.
Businesses across dozens of industries are turning IoT-collected data into practical action to improve operational efficiency and provide better service. From retail supply chain management to smart home solar energy to healthcare patient monitoring to tracking fleet locations and service conditions, the number of applications for data collected by IoT will continue to grow as wireless technology advances.