The Internet of Things is now a reality unlike what some people thought a few years ago. The ability of devices to connect to the internet is now a common thing. Already billions of devices can connect to the internet. The wireless connection of devices to the internet has found application in almost every aspect of life. By 2020, Gartner projects that there will be over 25 billion such devices. From home chores to large industrial operations, IoT is proving to be a significant contribution.
IoT is made possible by Bluetooth beacon technology. The beacon is a sensor that enables communication between one device and another. This technology has found usage in key industries such as the airline. In fact, we are at a point where almost half the airline companies have inflated their budgets on innovations in order to explore the possibilities of IoT. More are expected to join this pioneer group in the near future. Such statistics show that IoT is forming an integral part of this industry.
The benefits that this technology brings to the airline industry have been discussed by Jason hope, a tech entrepreneur, and a futurist. Jason Hope is one of the early commentators on the Internet of Things.
The Boeing 787s are now manufactured using this technology. All the parts of the plane are connected to a wireless network which enables communication of information on the status of the parts. If any of the parts is not functioning as it should, it will communicate with the controller and the technicians will be notified. If a certain problem needs maintenance, ground technicians will be writing to do the work upon landing.
With IoT, planes will no longer fly while there are undetected mechanical problems which lead to crashes.
About Jason Hope
Jason Hope has been commenting about IoT for many years. Even when some people thought it was a mirage, he was consistent with his opinion. The philanthropist and tech entrepreneur from Arizona loves looking the innovations trends in the technology sector and gauging how the future trends will look like. Jason Hope once owned a mobile company which he sold at a hefty price.
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