What is IoT
Internet of Things, or IoT, is a concept that describes the idea of connecting many different physical objects over the Internet (with their own IP addresses) with the goal to share and give information easily and on time. Millions of physical devices over the world consist of sensors and software that are currently connected on the internet.
IoT is a technology that will connect the digital and the physical world. Almost every device we are using every day, that possesses the ability to connect to the internet, can become an IoT device.
Online Transport International and IoT
Here at Online Transport International, we use IoT technology to collect and analyze truck data by equipping vehicles with IoT sensors. The information obtained from the sensors can then be used to track, monitor, analyze, and maintain an entire fleet in real-time.
Numerous products transported in the trucking industry are perishable and/or environmentally sensitive. These products can be impacted by high or low temperatures, vibrations, shocks, and humidity, but you never have to worry about that again. With Online Transport International and our IoT applications, alerts will notify truckers and management when the conditions of these products go awry, avoiding potentially dangerous and life-threatening outcomes.
These days, there are more IoT devices than there are people in the world. This clearly shows us how fast it is increasing and that the future will be bright for IoT.
What is an IoT Platform
An IoT platform is a multi-layer technology that enables the management, straightforward provisioning, and automation of connected devices within the Internet of Things system.
IoT platform in the form of IoT middleware, whose purpose is to function as a mediator between the hardware and application layers. Its primary tasks include data collection from the devices over different protocols and network topologies, remote device configuration and control, device management, and over-the-air firmware updates.
They provide components for frontend and analytics, on-device data processing, and cloud-based deployment.