IoT is conventionally associated with consumer electronics and application scenarios. One of such application scenarios is a smart thermostat device used as the connected gateway for connecting you to your air conditioning system at home so that you can switch on/off and/or control interior temperature from a distance, before you arrive at your house. And if a downtime does occur, the connection can be re-established by resetting the said device.
It is estimated that by the year 2030, the number of people living in urban areas will have reached 60 percent of the global population. In other words, more than 4.9 billion people will be dwelling in all corners of predominately urbanized areas in some of the largest city metropolises in the world.
Imagine we are living in a smart community where city assets and community infrastructures are interconnected by IoT and cloud. The citizens can access to public resources, for example, buses, utility information, libraries, parking and traffic conditions, anytime and anywhere from where they are through wireless network. We will enjoy a high quality of life while significantly saving massive amount of energy and costs. Indeed, this ultimate goal requires multiple levels of technologies to achieve the efficiency we need.
From connected air conditioners to smart light bulbs and door locks, the home/room automation technology has been adopted not only at home, but also in the rooms of some of the most prestigious hotels and luxurious villas, giving guests complete control over almost every in-room appliance with the touch of a finger and therefore providing customers with premium experience and ultimate convenience.
One of the key performance indicators for determining the operation success of an airport is its capacity and efficiency for processing passenger and baggage check-in. Higher capacity and greater efficiency can be achieved via staff training, SOP enforcement and process automation.
Unmanned and interactive kiosks not only have revolutionized how goods and services are acquired but also have given rise to a sophisticated networked economy built upon retail diversity, convenience and cashless micropayments. These intelligent kiosks have become the new distribution channels and points of sales for many industries, including telecommunications, personal finance, photography, entertainment, food/dining and public transportation.
The combination of powerful CPUs and up to 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3L system memory enable optimized operating speeds and high throughputs for tackling even the most demanding factory automation applications.