How RFID is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT)

RFID Technology enabling Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

What is the Internet of Things and how is it Connected?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simply the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing internet infrastructure.

Barcoding and RFID technology enables the IoT with near real-time data and value chain visibility and has the potential to generate data never before possible, creating new business insights and intelligence.

It is predicted that in the next 10 years Industrial IoT will change more radically than it has over the last 50 years.

Factors contributing to the rapid acceleration of Industrial IoT include:

  • Growth in Analytics & Cloud Computing;
  • Increasing interconnectivity of machines and personal smart devices;
  • Increasing number of applications connecting supply chains, partners and customers.

The convergence between the two disciplines of Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) is where the transformational value of the connected enterprise will be experienced.

A key component of Datanet’s expertise is in providing the solution between the two disciplines, understanding that it is the ‘communication’ between the technology and the operational requirements where the power lies.

The ability to automate processes and remotely monitor plant and equipment is already delivering unparalleled advantages to the early adopters of the technology.

While rapid adoption and acceleration of IoT technology is predicted in the next 10 years, to date less than 14% of manufacturers have connected their machines to the Enterprise Network, representing a huge opportunity for companies looking to deliver a competitive edge.

Learn more about how Datanet’s clients are using RFID technology to change the way they are doing business.

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