What is the Internet of Things and Why Smart Appliances?

Internet of Things – a piece of fiction, to which you can join today. Prepare the coffee without getting up from the bed, fill a bathtub already on the way to work and to receive from the refrigerator reminder that it is time to buy a yogurt – all this you can try right now.

What is the Internet of Things and why smart appliances.

Remember the amazing electronic butler working for Tony Stark? Of course, roboruka, it is necessary not for everyone, but full control of all home systems – from such complex as security to the usual such as kitchen appliances – it’s great! The fact that only recently seemed expensive fantasy for a narrow circle, has now become available to many people.

The fact that technology is an interesting property – with the development of solutions are not only more compact and fast, but also falling in price. A simple example – chances are your current smartphone more powerful than your first computer, and costs 10 times cheaper, right? So it is with the clever things.

A little history

The first home devices, which appeared remote access, surveillance cameras have become – the person is arranged so that at first he thinks about safety, and then on the comforts. But soon manage from your desktop computer or smart phone has become possible and engineering systems – manufacturers of underfloor heating and plumbing, electrical and other things began to implement in their instrument control panel small processors, and to connect them to the global network. So, users can turn on the heating in a country house, only to leave the city, or get data from electric meters, while on vacation. These systems are the first sector of the introduction of new opportunities largely due to the fact that they themselves are not cheap cost – and thus against this backdrop, the relatively low price advantage to getting the inclusion of smart-capacity equipment, which were then still quite expensive.

The technology was created, and she could only grow, covering all large areas. Compactness grew, and the cost of fall, so that soon came and the common household appliances – kettle, fridge and multivarok. “Things” in the world are so many – and most of them, anyway, you can “connect”.

The first public “smart objects” appeared in 2008. Already by 2014, according to the research department of Cisco, there were more than 12 000 000. By 2017 their number had grown to 500 times – up to six billion, and by today’s statistics predict that by the beginning of the twenties “Internet of Things” will include more than 50 billion connected devices. Every year, they will become more accessible, and their capabilities – all more widely.

What is the Internet of Things

Internet of things is called the totality of such devices. In fact, even today, not all “smart” devices directly connected to the global network, many are included in the closed system, and many are still “can not” even communicate with each other by simply performing the command from the control device. Some of them are self-contained and does – such as robotic vacuum cleaners.

“Smart House” in its ideal form – the same electronic butler. Knowing your daily routine, time management system includes a light warm meal and even can tell you it’s time to replenish stocks of food in the refrigerator. However, such complex solutions are not yet very common.
This is partly due to the fact that the house is still filled with a variety of appliances that do not involve vklyuchonnosti in “smart systems”, partly because not all manufacturers were prepared for such a dramatic technological leap and continue by inertia (well, and following the still existing demand for “old style” of the device) to produce conventional devices.

The main challenges for the development of the Internet of things and smart homes today is just a question of inclusion in the ecosystem of devices that do not have their own “brains” and the problem of centralization of management and universal, regardless of the access device to it.

Meet the needs of the first “smart sockets” and “smart wires”, sending commands to which the consumer is able to control the devices connected to it. By all appearances, such methods of indirect control will be valid even for a long time.

With the concentration of control over the smart home in a single device all, yet even more blurry. Somewhere uses special control panel, someone takes the system to the site through a personal account in which the user has access to their systems, while others are experimenting with mobile applications.

The experience of the largest corporations in the world: Google and Amazon offer to use as the central control unit a separate special device with voice control – “smart speaker» Google Home or black cylinder Amazon Echo. But, in fact – it is nothing more than the control panel in a trendy version and as a solution they are more conservative than innovative.

In addition, today the two mentioned devices require fairly serious efforts for integration with smart-house. In addition, in most countries, the functionality of Echo and Google Home severely limited due to the lack of established infrastructure. Another negative of these devices – they are very much attached to other goods and services corporation manufacturer.

The future is here, apparently – to increase the species diversity of these devices. But it is now – the future, although close. And what about today?

The smart thing is already here and now

Today, the easiest way to join the internet of things with the help of intelligent home appliances. For example – from widely represented in the Russian market international company REDMOND. Yes, the one that makes Multivarki. (And yes, “smart Multivarki”They also do). So smart appliances is actually much closer than one might think.

REDMOND company manufactures small appliances: coffee machines, heaters, irons, cleaners and humidifiers, vacuum cleaners, scales, equipment for beauty and personal care.

At the moment, REDMOND produces more than 40 different kinds of smart devices from REDMOND – from multivarok and kettles – up to motion sensors and smart outlets operating on Ready for Sky Technologies (or as it is called for short, R4S).

Possibilities of the devices and their range is constantly growing. Already in REDMOND actively working on voice interfaces, followed by small household appliances, and wearable gadgets, the company is preparing to equip a remote-controlled electric stoves, water heaters and other large equipment.
Control appliances from anywhere in the world is now possible with the help of technology the Ready for Sky , and even there, where there is no Wi-Fi.

A central hub from which controlled R4S-devices is Ready for Sky application on your smartphone. You can issue commands on the fly or set presets, including machinery and remotely controlling the power consumption.

Just think, modern technology allows to manage devices without exaggeration, from anywhere in the world! Simply install the app on your smartphone or tablet, and you can control all your equipment Sky-series from any distance. Moreover, if you buy a special Gateway device, to control smart appliances is possible even without Wi-Fi.

Where to begin?

A lot of smart devices is available now.

You can control the temperature in the house through the heaters and fans, dry air to help eliminate humidifiers and ionizers. Inclusion in the ecosystem of smart home sensors (and many of them are equipped with devices themselves), will make it possible to do not think about the manual adjustment – once is enough to inform the house of your preferences or settings to define a set of options, changing on demand or according to external conditions. For example, smart home itself can turn off the lights when traffic analyzers will show that you are not home or when the light sensors detect that the window was daylight.

If you are interested in automation of kitchen – find everything from kettles and coffee machines to semi-professional bakery equipment and food storage control units. And, for example, kitchen scales will determine the caloric content of foods and help calculate the nutritional value of foods, not just weigh ingredients.

Monitor health with weights can help fitness trackers. They also help you sleep better – all the more common model, reads the heart rate and, based on corrective alarm is turned on, starting it when you’re in that phase of sleep in which the awakening will be easy.

The same smart-outlet allow to control devices that do not have their own processors. For the light can meet smart sockets for light bulbs – and they do not care what a light bulb screwed into them.

Another important factor is the flexibility, which are endowed with many of these devices, in an effort to address pressing development challenges users. They are thinking about now-classic theme for jokes briefcase “Did I forget to turn offiron” (Protecting it with the accidental inclusion of children), and many far less obvious problems.

Young parents who need to feed your baby warm mix, or tea drinkers, especially varieties that require certain conditions are brewing – for example, a certain temperature, please smart kettle SkyKettle. It not only warms the water exactly to the necessary degree, but also able to maintain its temperature, if you want to add a little boiling water. And that’s not all -SkyKettleIn addition to all, still works like a lamp, a plurality of operation modes which allow you to use the device in a range from a lamp to strobe, and, no matter the lighting system – is now heated water or not.

So, multivarka SkyCooker the world’s first device of its kind, having two bowls that allows you to cook two different dishes in parallel (bowls operate independently), and its control system has a large built-in database of recipes. This “recipe book” is more useful and capacity for communication – they can be shared with friends on social networks or personal messages.

The world's first multivarka with two bowls SkyCooker.

They did not disappear of the market and the technologies with which it all began – security systems are becoming only more intelligent, but because of the opportunities of self, besides more and more personalized and protected.

One of the “right to everyone” solutions here were smart trackers. Remember how leaving somewhere keys or documents, you thought “what a pity that it is impossible for them to call?” Now it is possible – as well as on the key ring on the neck of the dog ran away in the park. And not only the call, but also to track the location of the GPS – it will be displayed directly on the screen of your smartphone.

The future is now
So, moving from individual remotely controlled items through the integrated systems smart homes, humanity is approaching an all-inclusive Internet of things.

Some of them will be strictly individual, as many will be personified by a particular user, interacting with them, they will learn through a distributed authentication system. Home intelligent Maker By passing a piece of data can explain the office machine, how many spoons of sugar you add a cup and watch a movie on the smart-TV can be started from the same place where you left off watching it on the windshield of the unmanned vehicle. Well, the car itself, following the advice of smart refrigerator, do not forget to wrap up the store parking lot, where you have chosen for goods will be waiting in a basket.

Already today we touch the future, and the technology that seemed to be something out of a science fiction movie, coming home and managed directly from your smartphone. And there is still more opportunities – innovative, exciting and liberating your time and attention to really important things.

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