Communication between people and machines via internet is an extremely merging market and as a trend it is most known as Internet of Things, IOT.People, homes, factories, machines, hospitals and automobiles are more and more connected to internet.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid
This basically means everything can be connected to the internet and of course there a lot of communication technologies that can be used: RFID, Blue Tooth, WIFI, GSM 4G and GPS.
Our portfolio covers a lot of these technologies as standalone product but even more interesting as embedded solution.