The Internet of Things (IoT) is entering the exciting stage of unifying technology and imagination. What has led us to this moment is a confluence of technological innovations: the emergence of 5G communications networks; increasingly minute low power micro-processing chips; sensing technology embedded in everything from street lights, to home heating, to running shoes, to a baby’s romper; and applications that unify these technologies into a single, mobile point of access to a digitized life.
What does a “digitized life” mean? Every facet of life is being transformed into digital 1’s and 0’s. Sound scary? Can be. Security issues abound. For now, let’s focus on what makes it all possible.
The promise of IoT relies on big data that needs to travel over a variety of networks — a robust infrastructure and increasingly low latency, high bandwidth, low power networks, to realize the relentless revolution to the new human experience across industry sectors
Big data gleaned from our digitized lives is affecting every aspect, including healthcare – remote surgeries and ongoing tracked care; smart cities with multi-sensor lighting that tracks heat, air quality, and gunfire; connected stadiums that engage fans not only with the action on the field, but with live entertainment and enhanced food services on their smartphones.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and its member companies, through connectivity standards and solutions, enable IoT and the critical data traveling across network infrastructure. TIA’s IoT Documentary series and its IoT Enterprise Survey explore the numerous developments taking place today and what can be anticipated in the near future.
On September 21st, TIA will hold an IoT Workshop created to bring to life IoT projects that use Big Data to bring experiential, interactive mixed reality projects into being; to run large scale IoT environmental research projects, and to develop projects, products and services that are brand experiences and driven by the User Experience (UX) and Customer Experience (CX).
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members’ products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.