What are the top consumer IoT services? A recent survey found that these areas generate the most interest:
- Smart home including thermostat, lighting control, fridge and door locks
- Security e.g. home monitoring, visitor identification and intrusion detection
- Wearables, such as a smart watch, activity tracker and augmented reality devices
- Connected cars and connected health
There are also numerous business IoT uses, including smart cities, energy grids, manufacturing, supply & retail chains, farming and more.
Industry analysts believe that the cloud is a key IoT component. 451 Research wrote, “The cloud has a critical enabling role … for many IoT applications and the tools that will drive the insights to deliver ROI… The game-changing economic and scale advantages of the cloud model align perfectly with the requirements of IoT, and they could be argued as the most critical enabler for its long-term viability.”
The cloud can automate numerous functions that are intrinsic to IoT. IoT services typically involve a large number of distributed devices. The cloud is a natural place to sync & store data from these devices and to control them. It offers an easy way for people to access this data on mobile devices and to interact with remote devices.
One IoT Hub automates common IoT functions including wireless data sync, user authentication, provisioning & billing, security and analytics. It uses the Funambol OneHub platform
and it eliminates the need to develop these functions, freeing teams to focus on value-added capabilities.
Funambol has extensive experience with heterogeneous devices on complex wireless networks. Funambol solutions have benefited from hundreds of years of real-world use to ensure high performance, scalability, robustness and suitability for diverse purposes involving hundreds of millions of devices.
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