How IoT Enhances the Effectiveness of Wireless Sensor Technology
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How IoT Enhances the Effectiveness of Wireless Sensor Technology

Enterprise Networking Mag | Monday, August 16, 2021

loT is one of the increasingly adopted technologies in most industries in the post pandemic world.

FREMONT, CA: The ultimate worth of technology is its ability to save the earth. When a pandemic confines millions of people to their homes and companies, investment in IoT development appears unaffected. It includes solutions for specific ecosystems, with the main sectors benefiting from IoT. Although remote devices and wireless sensors work well together, they must be scalable.

The opportunity of IoT and wireless technology

 It is unnecessary to elaborate on how linked gadgets are altering our household responsibilities. Wireless sensors can enable a plethora of IoT applications, creating an infinite number of options. From installing sensors on doors and windows to monitor consumption on a mobile device to wirelessly repairing broken pipes and toilets, homes are becoming more intelligent, safer, and more energy-efficient.

However, the primary application at home is through security systems that immediately warn the user of unauthorized access to the property. Then, the complete HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air-Conditioning) system can be adjusted remotely with some thermostats. Indeed, the number of IoT devices in homes is expected to reach 12.86 billion by the end of this year.

As the IoT ecosystem prepares to confront increased complexity, integrating wireless sensors is something to anticipate indoors and out.

For instance, consider the case of security-conscious surveillance drones. Air-pressure sensors are used to regulate the device's altitude and keep it within the set parameters. Also, the barometric pressure sensors, accelerometers, and gyroscopes that help in precision drone flight can be appropriately monitored.

Current Wireless Applications

 Cellular networks may not be the best choice for most applications due to high operational expenses and power needs. High bandwidth services like ADAS, vehicle tracking, and traffic routing are all possible. Due to the imminent arrival of 5G, ultra-low latency mobility can simplify time-sensitive industrial automation and advance the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT).

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is an alternative to cellular communication for low-power to improve data transmission in congested environments consumer IoT applications. BLE can be used in smart watches to assess pulse oximetry, blood pressure, glucose, etc. Monitoring appliances with cell phones is also the most accessible BLE Application.

WiFi networks aren't helpful for battery-powered IoT sensors in massive projects such as appliances, CCTVs, and gadgets. WiFi 6th generation (or AX WiFi) provides 9.6 Gbps network bandwidth to improve data transmission in congested environments.

It would be unreasonable to study IoT without considering RFID. RFID applications have been resurrected in the modern era for shorter distances and more functionality like contactless payments. RFID is driving the contactless revolution in retail, smart mirrors, and a better supply chain network. With the help of IoT, the evergreen technology that transformed logistics and retail will become smarter.

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