While IoT (Internet of Things) applications and demand for related infrastructure increased at an impressive rate in 2018, the predictions for 2019 are even more optimistic and MARS Antennas is ready to supply the demand with technologically advanced antenna solutions that are both off-the-shelf and custom designed for OEM customers.
Forrester Research predicts that “While the B2C incarnations of IoT are still trying to find their footing, B2B applications of the technology are set to take off in 2019. The business case is too obvious and positive. B2B IoT will take a play from the mobile rollouts in 2000 that went beyond the buzz of what was possible, focusing on field assets, distributed management, and remote command and control. In that same way, B2B IoT will focus on driving efficiencies, connecting the enterprise, expanding the edge, and, in some cases, providing personalized customer experiences.”
Another source of IoT predictions for 2019 is Daniel Newman from Forbes magazine who provides these 5 predictions:
IoT Prediction 1: Overall Growth Across the Board
When you look up IoT market and connectivity statistics you get a range of numbers all mostly in the billions. According to IT Pro, this year alone, around 3.6 billion devices that are connected to the Internet are used for daily tasks. Meaning the total number of connected devices is bigger than that.
IoT Prediction 2: Deeper Penetration in the Manufacturing and Healthcare Industries
The IoT is a key driver of digital transformation in several industries, specifically manufacturing. Sensors, RFID tags, and smart beacons have already started the next industrial revolution. Market analysts predict the number of connected devices in the manufacturing industry will double between 2017 and 2020.
These devices are a total game changer for the industry disrupting every part of the production process from development to supply chain management. Manufacturers will be able to prevent delays, improve production performance, reduce equipment downtime and manage inventory. But it is not the only industry that will see a deeper penetration.
It’s been said by 2019 that 87% of healthcare organizations will have adopted IoT technology. The possibilities are endless for healthcare organizations and the IoT—smart pills, smart home care, personal healthcare management, electronic health records, managing sensitive data, and an overall higher degree of patient care.
IoT Prediction 3: Increased Security at End Points
Hardware manufacturers like Cisco, HPE, Dell and more are building specific infrastructure for the edge designed to be more physically rugged and secure, and security vendors will start to offer endpoint security solutions to their existing services to prevent data loss, give insights into network health and threat protection, including privileged user control and application whitelisting and control.
IoT Prediction 4: Smart Common Areas in Cities Around the World
Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet endeavor, is building a smart neighborhood in Toronto from the ground up. Smart sensors around the neighborhood will record everything from walking routes, shared car use, building occupancy, sewage flow, and temperature choice 24/7 with the goal of creating a place that is comfortable, convenient, safe, and clean for those who live there. Once the model is perfected, it could be the model for other smart neighborhoods and eventually smart cities.
IoT Prediction 5: Increased Market Penetration of Connected Smart Cars
Now tons of vehicles have a connected app that shows up to date diagnostic information about the car. This is done with IoT technology, which is the heart of the connected vehicle.
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