In modern society, IoT devices have become a supplement to the way of life; these devices are literally everywhere. They affect homes, play a role in retail store experience, and even aid in the production of the products that consumers purchase.
The impact of wireless technology with IoT devices can be broken into three separate categories;
2. Retail Stores
3. Industrial environment
The development of IoT devices has not yet encompassed a full wireless interface. In a household alone, studies show that there can be up to 100 IoT devices, half of which have to be tethered to a central router to gain access to the internet.
The effort that would be required to tether all existing IoT devices to a central hub, through cables, would require considerable effort. Often this may even lead to consumers not bothering with the devices in the first place.
Throughout retail outlets, wireless IoT devices can have a significant impact on the various processes throughout the shop. For example, through the use of digital price tags, stores will be enabled to change the price of products through a more efficient process.
Complementary to this, retail stores would be able to open up an entirely new stream of personalized advertisement marketing on the products that are sold on their premises. This could lead to essentially revolutionizing the shopping experience for consumers. Advertisements could target specific shopper interests such as discounts on certain products and so forth. Wireless IoT can make all of this and so much more possible.
Industrial Manufacturing would be more critically influenced through wireless IoT devices. In modern factories, there are thousands of sensors capable of the distribution of data wirelessly. However, these sensors are connected through wires.
Each sensor can cost up to $50, as well as an additional $1000 set up fee, for the installation of the cables. However, a problem with this method is if one sensor stopped working, it would result in all the connected sensors failing as well.
Through the use of transmitters connected wirelessly, factories would be entitled to having backup sensors, which would be able to continue the distribution of data if the primary sensor happens to fail. All of this would be possible, at a much lower cost. More efficiency, lower costs. Wireless IoT is an absolute necessity.