The Internet of things (IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”, buildings, and other items. It is embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity to enable these objects to collect and exchange data to augment user interaction with the “smart device”.
The Internet of things allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely, across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems. The result is improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced, yet more effective, human intervention.
When IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes a cyber-physical system such as smart homes, intelligent transportation and all the way up to entire smart cities!
Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020, and whilst this can all seem far off, this revolution of connectivity is becoming more and more prevalent within the devices in our homes and offices!
IntelliHeat UK, a cutting edge UK based electric heating company have been studying the IoT concept for a number of years now to understand how best to integrate this connectivity revolution into the most energy thirsty devices in our homes and offices, the heating systems.
Discover the new i-Sense Wi-Fi smart Radiator BY INTELLI HEAT. This smart system will then prompt the user to revise heating settings after studying the lifestyle patterns over the initial month, this analysis will continue throughout the lifecycle of the product to ensure settings are always delivering the most efficient usage patterns.
It is this enhanced level of user and device interaction which is at the heart of the IoT concept, and which delivers the capacity for users to enjoy a more efficient and intuitive heating experience through the IntelliHeat system.