With the Internet of Things, one refers to the internet being used by embedded systems. It thus concerns systems that are not, as is the case for a computer or smart phone, operated by humans, but that can communicate with each other and can act autonomously. The idea behind this is that this way various products can work together without the interference of humans. Additionally it is possible to collect information in a convenient way and to make it insightful for humans, or to operate systems or complete networks of systems via the internet. A product is generally connected to the internet via a wired connection, wireless via WiFi, or via networks such as 3G/4G/5G and LoRa.
The Internet of Things offers a large number of possibilities and opportunities. The biggest challenge herein is the guarantee of privacy. Authentication should make it impossible to break into an appliance and thereby gain access to the network within which it is embedded. Additionally it is possible to have a requirement that the person monitoring the connection is unable to influence the communication.
The applications of the Internet of Things are almost infinite, a few examples are the monitoring of temperature sensors, armatures for emergency lighting, or ground water measurements, even from a (great) distance. In addition one can consider the control of actuators for the operation of for example light, a movement, or for the control and reading out of complete machines.
HedoN has developed multiple products that can (be) connect(ed) to the internet. Ranging from products for the monitoring of emergency lighting, to the control of hydraulic motors that are accessible for control and support worldwide through a built-in web server.
HedoN has been developing products for the Internet of Things since mid 2000s. A few examples of this can be viewed via the links underneath.