ACRONYMS ARE EVERYWHERE in business, technology and popular culture.
NBC, ESPN, AT&T, CFO, IBM.
GMO, CAPTCHA, GIF.
YOLO, TGIF, OMG, LOL.
Most recognise these examples but what about IoT?
It stands for ‘Internet of Things’ – a term that describes interconnected devices – devices that can be connected to one another, and/or to the internet.
More specifically, it describes the network of objects – or things – that contain technology such as software or sensors that connect with other devices to exchange data.
In today’s modern digitally connected world, just about everything can be connected to another device or the internet.
Headphones, watches, stereos – even coffee makers and washing machines.
Remote health monitoring and emergency notification devices.
Automated technologies such as smart homes, security, traffic lights and toll collection systems.
Smart devices such as speakers and phones.
All these ‘things’ come under this umbrella term, IoT.
And so does the Foresense platform.
Foresense simplifies the collection of presence data and the analysis of action – and interaction – on-site in real world settings to provide real-time AI analytics of traffic inside and around any physical location with applications across government, commerce and industry for smarter, safer physical spaces.
Like automated systems and smart devices, Foresense has evolved due to technological convergence, where multiple technologies have come to merge into singular entities, a new-age sum of their many parts.
Smartphones combine GPS, music players, cameras, and internet access…and they also make phonecalls.