Internet of Things (IoT)
|IoT stands for “Internet of Things”, it is a type of network where information transmitting equipment such as RFID technology, wireless communications, real-time localisation, and sensor networks links any physical objects to the internet to perform information exchange. It creates a world where physical objects are seamlessly integrated into the information network and become active participants in business processes. With a series of steps of managing, sharing and processing, such networking of interconnected objects can bring IoT into commercial use globally. As addressed by Premier Wen Jiabao, IoT will be an area with massive growth potential.|
One of the key technologies in IoT is the RFID system and the enablers are physical objects, RFID or sensors, and information network such as internet or any kind of web services. Linked with wireless connection, data management technique and middleware, together with numerous RFID tags and readers, IoT deploying RFID technology is set to be a more powerful development than the Internet. The exciting feature of IoT is that it allows objects to communicate with each other. Objects’ data captured on RFID tag will go through automatic and real-time identification; as the data carries interactive information, any physical objects with RFID tags become active participants in business and information processes, where exchanging data including their identities, physical properties and information ‘sensed’ about their environment can be taken place, therefore interlinking the physical world and cyberspace. Through network transmission by realising intelligent recognition, positioning, tracking, surveillance and management, the automation of the work flow can be accomplished in any business process and supported in a wide range of activities. An invisible infrastructure will be created by IoT that serves the society and our information and decision-making needs in a more adaptive and dynamic ways.