Lexicon

Connected Objects

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EN Did you know that by 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet? That's a lot! And it's not just PCs, tablets, smartphones or TVs, but also everyday objects like your toothbrush or water boiler. These smart connected objects have three core components: physical components (mechanical and electrical parts); smart components (sensors, microprocessors, software, embedded operating system, etc.) & connectivity components (ports, antennae, protocols enabling wired or wireless connection with the product). With these components, the objects can have a certain level of connectivity: either the product gives info to the consumer; the product could talk with other products and services; the product could talk with a group of other products and services; or new services are offered around the product. This revolution will change the world because those smart connected objects monitor, control, analyse and optimise our world. It's the Internet of Things. Sounds a little sci-fi, huh? But it's reality people!


NL Wist je dat er tegen het jaar 2020 50 miljard apparaten met het internet verbonden zullen zijn? Da’s belachelijk veel! En dan hebben we het niet alleen over pc’s, tablets, smartphones en tv’s maar ook over alledaagse voorwerpen als je tandenborstel of waterkoker. Die slimme ‘connected objects’ hebben drie kerncomponenten: fysieke componenten (mechanische en elektrische onderdelen), slimme componenten (sensoren, microprocessors, software, ingebouwde besturingssystemen, etc.) en connectiviteitscomponenten (poorten, antennes, protocols die bedrade of draadloze verbinding met het product mogelijk maken). Met deze componenten kan het object een zeker niveau van verbondenheid bereiken: het product voorziet de consument van info; het product kan praten met andere producten en diensten; het product kan praten met een hele groep andere producten en diensten; of er kunnen nieuwe product-gerelateerde diensten worden aangeboden. Deze revolutie gaat de wereld serieus veranderen. Slimme connected voorwerpen monitoren, controleren, analyseren en optimaliseren onze wereld. Het is het Internet of Things. Klinkt nogal sci-fi, he? Wake up and smell the future !

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