Since the advent of computers, the languages have been designed to facilitate communications between people and computers. But the landscape has changed and in the age of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that approach simply doesn’t cut it. What is now required is a software language that allows both machine to machine and machine to computer communications.
That is exactly what Atomiton has achieved with its Thing Query Language (TQL). Its software is currently used in oil and gas, smart cities, agriculture and industrial automation. The San Jose, California-based industrial software company was founded five years ago by Jane Ren, who in her previous role had been one of the original founders of GE’s digital arm. The plan is to create an operating system, or stack as Ren prefers to call it, that allows machines, equipment or devices to talk to each other and that is programmable.
Source: Bringing Collective Intelligence to The Industrial Internet of Things Makes Devices Compute | Forbes
The Internet of Things is going to solve climate change, fix our political system, and ensure that you can always find a parking spot. Some see a future of 15 billion connected devices.
Now, just the tiny matter of deploying them. There’s a long way between all IoT’s utopian promises and the reality. We’ve never attempted anything like this before.
The challenges are immense. How do those devices work autonomously? How do they work together? How do you balance the energy overhead of sending data from a low-powered sensor against processing it locally? What’s the best format for your data and how can you use it when it arrives back at base?
Source: So you’re doing an IoT project. Cute. Let’s start with the basics: Security |The Register
The Greater China region is poised to lead the global Industrial IoT (IIoT) market. This is based on an in-depth report based on interviews with mobile operators including; Asia Pacific Telecom Group, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Far EasTone and Taiwan Mobile. The operators outline how the combination of fast internet speeds, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the IoT is transforming the region’s industrial sector.
GSMA Intelligence estimates that there will be 13.8 billion IIoT connections globally by 2025. Greater China accounts for approximately 4.1 billion of these connections or a third of the global market.
Source: Will China dominate the global Industrial Internet of Things market? Information Age
Over the past decade, there have been an increasing amount of connected devices making up the internet of things (IoT). This network provides increasing benefits by connecting devices and people around the world and collecting data which can be used to personalize products and services. The lack of transparency in current IoT platforms brings into question data security and privacy, which continue to be significant issues in light of GDPR laws enacted across Europe. As increasing amounts of data are collected on centralized platforms, data storage costs will increase and ultimately become inefficient to handle.
Source: Crypto Case Study: Internet of Things – Crypto Disrupt