There’s no denying that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic – including personal applications like wearable technology, connected cars, and smart homes, as well as industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) applications with connected sensors. The World Economic Forum (WEF) surveyed 800 leading companies and learned that 90% of them expect to see 25 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2025. Here at Dialogic, our solutions are already an integral part of the IoT architecture. Check out these blogs for more info: Relationship between the IoT and RTC, M2M = Wingman to IoT and RTC, and What Your Life Might Look Like in an IoT World.
This week, I’d like to build on that foundation and look a little closer at an industry that was an early adopter and identified as one of the top five industrial use cases. The utility industry embraced IoT and could easily be described as a pioneer in this market. Utility companies were quick to understand the benefits of connecting sensors to help manage their businesses more effectively. And they did not stop there. Using the concept of an “active grid”, devices not only measure and communicate, but also make decisions and take action in real time.
With information this important to the operation of utility systems, the communications that support the network must be both reliable and secure. Dialogic’s Diva solutions provide new IoT connectivity to Itron products, such as MV-90xi. Our Diva solutions are field-hardened and widely deployed in networks around the world. They support remote meter reading modem protocols and offer highly secure communications.
We’re looking forward to participating in the Itron Utility Week, October 14 – 21 in Orlando. You’ll find us in the Knowledge Center partner showcase, where we would be happy to discuss how we can support this widely deployed IoT use case.