The era of remote monitoring is here! Technology to control objects from a short distance via remote or sensory stimulation may not be new, but recent advances in remote monitoring offer companies and consumers seeking to leverage Internet of Things solutions a whole new type of technological super-power. And IoT solutions bring a level of control that’s being used through diverse applications to solve problems in various industries, as these examples illustrate.
“Monitoring is the Rodney Dangerfield of air regulation: It just can't get no respect," says Dick Valentinetti, who has chaired the monitoring subcommittee for the National Association of Clean Air Agencies and spent 43 years in environmental regulation, mostly with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. But without consistent, reliable air monitoring, the clear blue skies we love and clean air we need to breathe could become a mess. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun to recognize that new technologies – specifically devices optimized for Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications – can make air monitoring effective and affordable throughout communities.