Internet of Things (IoT)
- In his 1926 interview to Collier’s magazine Nicola Tesla says that wireless will once be converted into a ‘huge brain,’ all things will be particles of a whole, and the instruments through which we shall be able to do this will easily fit into a pocket.
- In 1990 MIT graduate and one of the ‘fathers’ of TCP/IP protocol John Romkey created the world’s first IoT device by connecting his toaster to the Internet.
- The term itself – ‘Internet of Things’ – was suggested by Kevin Ashton in 1999. The Auto-ID Center that specialized in radio-frequency identification (RFID) and sensor technologies was created the same year and helped that concept gain traction.
- The transition from the Internet of Humans to the Internet of Things, when the total number of connected devices exceeded the number of people, occurred in 2008-2009.
Today, the Internet of Things is a global trend. CTI focuses specifically on industrial application of the Internet of Things that helps handle large-scale field-specific tasks in the following sectors: retail, transport, telecom and manufacturing.
The architecture of IoT solutions has a lot in common with architectures of various integrated solutions. For instance, IPTV where CTI is a renowned leader with many years of experience in development and execution of similar projects. We successfully leverage all our experience in the Internet of Things, and this has already enabled us to progress much more than our competition.