It’s becoming more and more common to hear about the Internet of Things (IoT), a proposed development of the internet in which everyday objects have the power to send and receive data through network connectivity.
According to The Cavagna Group, it is estimated that more than 75 billion IoT devices will be connected by 2025, and these devices will become smarter, more reliable and more protected thanks to new telecommunications systems (5G) and new ways of managing and storing data.
The Italian-based company has recently expanded its unit dedicated to the Internet of Things in order to better develop IoT projects as well as monitor current and future applications (planned for the coming months).
”Each member is an expert in his field, and they are sure to bring added value to the Group’s IoT services,” the company explained.
”While today the Internet of Things is closely tied to big data and the main cloud computing systems, in the coming years it will evolve to become more decentralised and widespread. For this reason, business strategies are now focusing on processing some IoT device data on industry-specific networks: in other words, servers dedicated to particular fields of application.”
“The biggest developments in this sense can be seen in the manufacturing industry, and in particular in machine-to-machine technology, a cornerstone of Industry 4.0. Other essential aspects of this evolution include the miniaturisation of technologies and their ever-lower dissipation of energy.”
Cavagna is taking a proactive approach to these developments. In addition to its own IoT research in-house, Cavagna is also involved in high-level engineering partnerships that have already led to the concrete application of the Internet of Things—and all the advantages associated with it—in certain products. For example, there are digital valves for medical gases, or remote control systems designed specifically for automatic changeovers on LPG cylinders.
“There are clear advantages to having more artificial intelligence directly in Cavagna products. First of all, it has virtualised some processes; in addition, it has led to extremely reliable remote control capabilities,” the company said.