Internet of Things Vision

With the Internet of things (IoT), everyday devices will be equipped with miniature computers that make it possible for these devices to talk to each other, working on our behalf, but independent of human input. 

Iot Challenges

Big data – lots of devices will generate lots of data; we lack methods to communicate and process all of this data

Device management – centrally managing a large number of devices and their interactions will be too complex and labor intensive

Privacy – sending personal data from computers in one’s home to the cloud raises many privacy concerns

Sample Application – Smart City

In a smart city, devices are constantly communicating with each other to gather data.  For example, streetlights turn on as cars and pedestrians approach and dim as they move down the street, parking sensors notify drivers of free parking spaces via mobile phone applications and brighten streetlights on available spots, smart houses send signals to light the street before we exit the house, and smart ad boards display information tailored to the viewer. At any point new devices can be added to the environment and new applications can be deployed using the existing devices. 

Defendec technology advantage

  • - Devices to talk directly to each other, exchanging information and issuing commands, automatically finding the required information and service providers
    • - Auto configuration – devices are autonomous, no human supervision needed
    • - Currently operating on the physical layer of Zigbee, any physical layer can be used
    • - Data is communicated only on an as needed basis, no need to send data to the cloud, intelligence is distributed throughout the network