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The Internet of Things

Origin and concepts


"The deepest and most enduring technologies are the ones that disappear. They fade into everyday things until they become indistinguishable." - Mark Weiser

Mark Weiser was the creator of the concept of Ubiquitous Computing, in the 80's, where the computer is integrated into people's lives in a way that they don't perceive it, but use it. At the time, technology did not allow its implementation.


“…If we had computers that knew everything there is to know about things, using data that was collected, without any human interaction, we would be able to monitor and measure everything, reducing waste, loss and cost. We'd like to know when things will need replacing, repairing or updating, and if they are on the cutting edge or have become obsolete.” - Kevin Ashton

Kevin Ashton, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is considered the first expert to use the term "Internet of the Things" in 1999.

What is it for?

IoT is widely regarded as one of the main trends affecting companies today and in the future. Everyone is looking for ways to modernize systems, equipment and business models to keep pace with the increasing speed and volatility of the market and deal with disruptive technologies.

The IoT is a set of technologies that bring significant improvements in the efficiency, control and profitability of companies' assets and businesses. The connectivity of assets, products and systems provided by IoT, with reduced costs and high capillarity, constantly creates new innovative markets, unthinkable a few years ago.

The intelligence embedded in equipment or devices, combined with ample data communication capacity and reduced energy consumption, creates opportunities for innovation in the most diverse markets. Various technologies embedded in the equipment can be combined to create a specific solution.

What the IoT makes possible?

IoT technologies are blocks that combine like a mosaic and make a number of applications possible, such as:

  • ​Location of outdoor and indoor equipment

  • Measurement of physical variables (temperature, pressure, motion, acceleration, light, etc.)

  • Telecare

  • Acquisition of the status of machine tools

  • Location and condition of vehicles

  • Remote control of any equipment or machine

  • State supervision of urban assets (water, energy, garbage)

  • Infrastructure supervision (bridges, dams, etc.)

  • Supervision and control of buildings (Energy, security, air conditioning)

  • Corrective and preventive maintenance

What markets IoT is revolutionizing?

There is no part of the economy where the IoT cannot contribute. Ideas arise all over the world, using a combination of microelectronics, communication networks and software platforms. The sectors that currently invest the most are:

  • Logistics and transport

  • Cold food chain

  • Health

  • Utilities telemetering

  • Infrastructure Cities

  • Home and Building Automation

  • Safety

  • Agribusiness

  • Infrastructure

Ayga has the right products and solutions for every IoT application. Talk to our team and find out how to use this technology in your digital transformation process.

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