IoT Smart System
Internet of things is on everybody’s lips. But in order to create applications that are as diverse as the physical world they depict, it takes a vertical framework.
Since the last few years, the boom of both apps and mobile use shows how digital content is no longer limited to the PC. All of a sudden, digital variety is always packed and tailored even better to personal needs and desires.
But the next phase has already begun and can be summed up under the term “Internet of Things”. It describes vast quantities of products, solutions, and applications that closely link the digital world to the physical one in the most diverse areas of life. Museums and exhibitions meet their visitors, homes learn how to actively look after their residents, man operates self-tracking and evaluation in all conceivable situations and medium-sized companies – even apart from the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industrial 4.0) – start using distributed information technology to optimize processes, resource utilization and energy balance.
As different as the applications are, as similar is their structure.
As different as the applications are, as similar is their structure. In order to not having to begin from scratch for each solution, a vertical framework is required; Modular systems that bring the required basic functionality inherently, in order to be able to build upon that and focus completely on the added value of the functionality and the unique features of the product.
kaidoo: things is such a vertical framework
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The following applies to virtually all IoT applications: only the tip of the iceberg lies within the physical world. The majority of performance and functionality, namely everything off of sensors or actuators, is still hidden in the digital realm. For this reason, the framework is only as good as its digital interfaces for systems and applications.
As a vertical framework kaidoo:things focuses on flexible systems, distributed architecture and functional individuality.
Here lies the key strength of the system: kaidoo:things is part of a family of products whose focus is on flexible server systems, distributed architecture and user experience:
- kaidoo:data aggregates data from internal, external and third-party systems
- kaidoo:screen provides apps and all kinds of front ends
- kaidoo:CMS as a content & entity management solution manages data, rights, media, and users. It also prepares content for multiple media usages
The physical world around us is clearly more diverse than the largely unified interactive systems that have attempted to depict it. For this reason, also the variety of ways to connect the two worlds together has to be more flexible, more adaptable and more specific.
A rule based systems that targets adaptability and flexibility runs like a network through all the components of the system architecture. Each system can thus be unique in function and in structure – as unique as the users and its use. For example, a simple touch sensor, placed and combined in the appropriate way, can become a versatile communication tool: hardly invasive system for access control or consumption recognition with automated re-ordering, a silent button for digital sources of disturbance, or subtle sweepstake; only the flexibility of the rules and the variety of connected systems make the use as unique as the world away from the screen.
Insulated and rigid solutions are contrary to the actual potential of IoT.
Our life is currently flooded with a variety of IoT solutions; countless isolated solutions, each equipped with its own system architecture and own apps. This threatens to nip a lot of potential in the bud and prevents systems to provide convenience and efficiency. To counteract this trend, kaidoo:things is designed primarily for the integration of external systems. The combination of diverse and flexible interfaces, the open system of rules, and the establishment of central cockpits can be assembled to comprehensive solutions that are far more than the mere sum of their parts. Thus, the systems no longer compete for the attention of users, but interact with each other and complement to a result that is easy for the user to use - and ideally even somewhat invisible.
As an agency, kalbeck.media already developed a wide range of integrated. The range runs from a Medical SmartWatch to a platform for the collection and evaluation of consumption data to smart, automated storage aid for private households.