What Is The Roadmap To Full Connectivity For The Internet Of Things
The year of the internet of things, of connectivity has been long overdue. And smart technology raises hopes about its eventuality. But can the current technology of smart homes, clever devices and seamless connectivity be termed as the true internet of things? Not yet. Because the connectivity currently provided by the Internet of Things isn’t complete; it is usually one-way.
For instance, while you can control your smart home devices virtually, most cannot communicate with one another. This means that upon detecting the sun, your computerized windows will let down the blinds but won’t communicate this information to the lighting system. It takes a whole new command to have the lights switch on or off regardless of the blinds’ activities. According to Chris Stone of Acquia, for the Internet of Things to be achieved, devices must learn how to not only communicate with humans but also with each other.
How to achieve total IoT connectivity
Chris advocates that full connectivity is only achievable if there is standardization between the different connected devices in use today. He mentions that each smart device manufacturer such as Google, Amazon or Apple code their programs differently. This results in various communication techniques when addressing them. The user is forced to use some and forego others instead of connecting them to a network.
For the general IP communication theory arguing that an IP address can communicate with another IP addressed device, there must exist standardized communication mechanisms. These devices must have a more infixed communication apparatus that allows for seamless connectivity. Nonetheless, to achieve this, several factors have to be put in place. The standard mechanism should have a reference API, be freely available and widely acceptable to different markets while putting into consideration different customer requirements.
The Technology market is still great and has something for everyone. Unknown to many tech hubs, device communication integration would open up new expansionary opportunities in the market for every player. If consumers love seamless device integration, producers might bet that they will always be looking forward to something new to add to their network.