The Internet of Things (IoT) in India now is not a thing of the future, it is growing and thriving right in front of our eyes. From Smart appliances to Smart Energy metering, from Industry 4.0 to Smart vehicles, IoT powered products are touching our lives on a daily basis. The estimated market size of IoT is set to reach USD 20 Billion by 2024.

Looking at this growing market alongside Prime Minister Modi’s call to make India “Self Reliant” or “AtmaNirbhar” unearths some very interesting aspects. Particularly because building blocks of any IoT product or solution require the seamless…

Smart Home systems have witnessed massive growth and adoption globally in the last 2–3 years. Even in India, we are witnessing a tremendous increase in consumers onboarding the Smart Home revolution. In the US alone, over 32% of homes have penetration of Smart home products and in India, currently, we have an overall penetration of just over 3%.

Mostly, smart home systems are controlled by smartphones and voice assistants. Mobile phone applications and voice commands are used to control and monitor home functions using wireless communication techniques. Conceptually, smart devices are the integration of IoT services and cloud computing. …

While the world continues to live under the cloud of uncertainties and fear arising because of the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact on everyone’s psychology and behaviour is unimaginable. Simple, yet most effective, protective measures against the novel coronavirus such as social distancing and regular hand-washing, along with protecting us from the spread are also shifting our behaviours slowly. Everyone is trying to cut down contact with strangers or with items/exposed surfaces that are touched by several people to avoid the possibility of catching the infection.

There are few items such as switches and remote controls that everyone ends up touching…

IoT devices are growing in numbers at a speed as high as ever. The cumulative numbers of IoT devices are expected to reach 75 billion by 2025 with addition of ~ 10 billion devices each year.

A variety of devices are coming into play (from home appliances to wearables to automobiles to security) with different technical profiles, manufactured by different brands on different standards. There is a need to develop the ability for all these devices to communicate with each other and to make them interoperable.

By definition, interoperability, is the ability of the systems to communicate with each other…

With expansion of Internet of Things (IoT), a vast amount of data is being generated, which in turn is putting a huge strain on enterprise infrastructure. To reduce this load, Cloud Computing has entered the mainstream providing an on-demand delivery of computing power, database storage, applications and IT resources. Cloud computing has enabled organizations to consume a compute resource, like a virtual machine rather than building a computing infrastructure on the premise.

To put it together, IoT generates lots of data while cloud computing provides an easier way to manage and capture this data.

Essentials of an IoT Cloud platform:

What looked like a sci-fi movie scene a decade ago has become a reality now. Amazon Alexa and Google Home have become more common-place and have changed the way people live.

Future of Internet of Things (IoT) is quite promising when it comes to Smart Homes.

According to a Deloitte study, the total number of IoT devices in India in 2017 was around 60 million and the number is going to increase to 1.9 billion units by 2020.

The IoT market in India is poised to reach $15 billion by 2020, accounting for 5% of the global market, as per…

One of the fastest growing vertical in IoT applications space is smart homes devices. Smart home devices are becoming more popular with each passing year. In India, Smart Intelligence, in home devices, is expected to see a rapid growth of around 32x to reach 1.9 billion units by 2020, from its current base of 60 million.

What ROI can these IoT enabled smart home devices provide to the brand? Here are the business opportunities that can be explored by the brands with the smart devices:

  1. Foster deeper customer-brand relationship:

IoT has given opportunity to brands to become more personalised, data-driven…

WiFi or Cellular?

When it comes to choosing the technology stack for IoT network, perhaps the major choices available with the developer are — Cellular (GSM/LTE) or WiFi. However, there are several other choices for consideration — Bluetooth, ZigBee, Active RFID, loWPAN, EtherCAT, RFID to name a few.

Given each technology’s characteristics on bandwidth, cost, coverage, and security, which one is the best for Appliances and Consumer Electronics (ACE) sector — cellular, Wi-Fi or both? Let’s checkout.

Bandwidth

For years, WiFi had a significant advantage in bandwidth over cellular, with older 802.11bgn WiFi technologies offering speeds up to 450 Mbps and the newer 802.11ac…

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